Wrestler Spotlight: Gangrel

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Photo credit WWE.com

Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re looking at former WWE superstar Gangrel, who comes to ICW this weekend!

Alias – Gangrel, Blackheart Destruction, The Black Phantom, David Heath, Crazy Dave, Claire Drive Ripper, Druid, The Canadian Vampire, The Avante Warrior, The Black Phantom, The Master, El Vampiro, Lestat The Vampire, The Vampire Warrior, Warlock

Nicknames – “The Vampire Warrior”

Debut – 1988

Companies Wrestled For –

  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
  • ACTION Wrestling
  • ACW Wisconsin
  • All Action Wrestling
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • All Pro Wrestling
  • All Star Wrestling (Canada version)
  • All Star Wrestling (England version)
  • Allied Independent Wrestling Federations
  • Alpha 1 Wrestling
  • Alpha Omega Wrestling
  • Alternative Wrestling Show
  • American Wrestling Rampage
  • Americas Wrestling Federation
  • Anarchy Championship Wrestling
  • Arcadian Wrestling Association
  • Atlantic Wrestling Council
  • Atomic Wrestling Entertainment
  • Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling
  • Bad 2 The Bone Wrestling
  • Bar Wrestling
  • Beyond Wrestling
  • Big League Wrestling
  • Big Time Wrestling (California version)
  • Big Time Wrestling (Virginia version)
  • Big West Wrestling
  • Black Label Pro
  • Blackcraft Wrestling
  • Blitzkrieg Pro
  • Blue Water Championship Wrestling
  • Border City Wrestling
  • Busted Knuckle Pro Wrestling
  • Canadian National Wrestling Alliance
  • Canadian Wrestling’s Elite
  • Central PA Wrestling
  • Central States Wrestling
  • Coastal Championship Wrestling
  • Combat Revolution Wrestling
  • Deep South Wrestling
  • Destiny World Wrestling
  • Deutsche Wrestling Allianz
  • Devil Mountain Wrestling
  • DREAMWAVE Wrestling
  • East Coast Pro Wrestling
  • Empire State Wrestling
  • Empire Wrestling Federation
  • EPIC Pro Wrestling WAR
  • European Professional Wrestling
  • European Wrestling Promotion
  • Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • F1RST Wrestling
  • Fight Club: PRO
  • Fight The World Wrestling
  • Fighting Evolution Wrestling
  • Fighting Spirit Wrestling
  • Freakshow Wrestling
  • Frozen Tundra Wrestling
  • Full Impact Pro
  • Fully Loaded Wrestling
  • Future of Wrestling
  • Game Changer Wrestling
  • Gangrel’s Wrestling Asylum
  • Generation Championship Wrestling
  • Georgia Premier Wrestling
  • Great North Wrestling
  • Heavy On Wrestling
  • Heroes And Legends Wrestling
  • High Impact Wrestling
  • High Impact Wrestling Wildside
  • Hoodslam
  • House of Hardcore
  • House of Pain Wrestling Federation
  • Hulkamania
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Impact Zone Wrestling
  • Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling
  • International Catch Wrestling Alliance
  • Independent Championship Wrestling
  • International Pro Wrestling Association
  • International Wrestling Association Puerto Rico
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • Invasion Championship Wrestling
  • Ironfist Wrestling
  • IWA Japan
  • IWA Mid-South
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
  • Kamikaze Pro
  • KnokX Pro Academy
  • MainStream Wrestling
  • Major League Wrestling
  • Maruchan Promotions
  • Mason-Dixon Wrestling
  • Maximum Pro Wrestling
  • MCW Pro Wrestling
  • Memphis Wrestling
  • Michigan Marquee Wrestling Association
  • Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation
  • Millennium Pro Wrestling
  • Monster Pro Wrestling
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • National Wrestling Alliance Championship Wrestling America
  • National Wrestling Alliance Florida
  • National Wrestling Alliance Midwest
  • National Wrestling Alliance New Jersey/New York
  • National Wrestling Alliance Pro Wrestling
  • National Wrestling League
  • New Era Pro Wrestling
  • New Horizon Pro Wrestling
  • New Wrestling Entertainment
  • North American Wrestling
  • North End Wrestling Alliance
  • Northern League Wrestling
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Outback Championship Wrestling
  • Paragon Pro Wrestling
  • Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling
  • Platinum Pro Wrestling
  • Premier Wrestling Federation
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Bushido
  • Pro Wrestling Championship Series
  • Pro Wrestling Live
  • Pro Wrestling Magic
  • Pro Wrestling Phoenix
  • Pro Wrestling Pride
  • Pro Wrestling Rampage
  • Pro Wrestling Revolution
  • Pro Wrestling Superstars
  • Pro Wrestling Syndicate
  • Pro Wrestling Xcitement
  • Pro Xcitement Wrestling
  • Pure Power Wrestling
  • Pure Wrestling Association
  • PWU: Wrestle-Reality
  • Real Canadian Wrestling
  • Remix Pro Wrestling
  • Ring Warriors
  • Riotgas Wrestling Alliance
  • Ronin Pro Wrestling
  • Sacramento Wrestling Federation
  • School of Roc
  • SmashMouth Pro Wrestling
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Stampede Wrestling
  • Steeltown Pro Wrestling
  • Superstars of Wrestling Federation
  • Thrash Wrestling
  • Thunder Championship Wrestling
  • Top Rope Promotions
  • Top Talent Pro Wrestling
  • Traditional Championship Wrestling
  • Trans World Wrestling Federation
  • Tri-Star Wrestling Alliance
  • Tri-States Wrestling Alliance
  • Tulalip Championship Wrestling
  • Ultimate Championship Wrestling
  • United States Wrestling Association
  • Universal Wrestling Federation
  • Vanguard Championship Wrestling
  • Vendetta Pro Wrestling
  • Vicious Outcast Wrestling
  • Vintage Wrestling
  • Warriors of Wrestling
  • West Coast Wrestling Connection
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • WildKat Pro Wrestling
  • Wisconsin Pro Wrestling
  • Wolverine Pro Wrestling
  • World Championship Wrestling
  • World Wrestling All-Stars
  • World Wrestling Alliance
  • World Wrestling Council
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • World Xtreme Wrestling
  • WrestleCade Entertainment
  • WrestleForce
  • WrestleMerica
  • Wrestling Fan Xperience
  • Wrestling For Charity
  • Wrestling Has A Tomorrow
  • Wrestling Is Intense
  • Xtreme Bombshells of Wrestling
  • Xtreme Wrestling Alliance

Titles & Accomplishments –

  • 1x All Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Billy Blade
  • 3x All Star Wrestling (Canada version) Trans Canada Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Americas Wrestling Federation World Junior Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Anarchy Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x European Wrestling Promotion World Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Future of Wrestling International Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Hoodslam Golden Gig Champion
  • 2x International Pro Wrestling Association Tag Team Champion w/Rusty Brooks
  • 1x Maximum Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x and first ever Maximum Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Dave Johnson
  • 1x National Wrestling Alliance Florida Tag Team Champion w/Blackheart Apocalypse
  • 1x National Wrestling League Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Pure Wrestling Association Ontario Champion
  • 1x Pro Wrestling Live Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x PWR Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Champion w/Tom Nash
  • 1x Tri-State Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Champion w/Blackheart Apocalypse
  • 1x United States Wrestling Association Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Vanguard Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Vanguard Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Kevin Thorn
  • 3x West Coast Wrestling Connection Legacy Champion
  • 2x West Coast Wrestling Connection Pacific Northwest Champion
  • 3x West Coast Wrestling Connection Tag Team Champion w/Mikey O’Shea (1 time) and w/Sinn Bodhi (1 time)
  • 1x Wisconsin Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1993 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year
  • 2003 European Professional Wrestling Ironman Championship Knockout Tournament Winner
  • 2010 LPW Hall of Fame Inductee

Signature Moves –

  • Impaler DDT

Alliances –

  • The Blackhearts w/Blackheart Apocalypse
  • The Blackhearts w/Blackheart Agony
  • The Brood w/Edge & Christian
  • The New Brood w/The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy)
  • The Brotherhood w/Apoc & Thorn
  • The Bloodline w/Billy Blade & Mike Rayne
  • Immortal WAR w/Chase Stevens & Chris Thorn
  • Dante’s Rejects w/Beast the Butcher, Stone Hendrix & Lucy
  • The Hoard w/LaDuke Jakes, Mideon & Torcher
  • The Ministry of Darkness w/The Undertaker, Paul Bearer, Edge, Christian, Mideon, Viscera & The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq)
  • w/Dave Johnson
  • w/Sinn Bodhi
  • w/Jason Saint
  • w/Rusty Brooks
  • w/Kevin Thorn
  • w/Mikey O’Shea
  • w/Luna Vachon
  • w/Kiara Dillon

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