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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 November 1964Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameTroy Allan Martin
Nickname The Franchise
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shane Douglas was born on November 21, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Troy Allan Martin. He is an actor and director, known for Xtreme Pro Wrestling (2001), ECW Living Dangerously '98 (1998) and MLW Genesis (2002). He has been married to Carla Reeves since August 13, 1999. They have two children. He was previously married to Michelle Burke.

Spouse (2)

Carla Reeves (13 August 1999 - present) (2 children)
Michelle Burke (17 August 1987 - 24 November 1994) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Finishing move: the Pittsburgh Plunge
Finishing move: The Belly to Belly Suplex

Trivia (22)

Former ECW World & TV Champion, WCW U.S. & Tag Team Champion, and WWF Intercontinental Champion
Professional wrestler
Once arrested for assault for kicking a cigarette out of the hand of a teenage girl.
Formerly managed by Torrie Wilson
Trained with Mick Foley under Dominic DeNucci in Pennsylvania.
Has had a series of elbow and shoulder problems. Most notable was the shoulder injury that forced him to leave WCW in the middle of the Blondes/Dos HOmbres feud (who were supposed to be Douglas and Steamboat)
Has been a part of the Triple Threat, Revolution, New Bloods
He was one of four wrestlers to leave Nitro because of management problems. He came back while the other three left for a different company.
He has a teaching degree. At one point he was going to become a doctor
Former member of the Dynamic Dudes, Revolution, New Bloods, and started the Triple Threat.
He and Ric Flair have legitimate heat between each other.
Only one of the four wrestlers that walked out of WCW that wasn't considered by WWF.
Was one of the victims of the Cliq who made him job.
Said in a recent shoot interview that he had never asked for his release from WCW but did complain to Busch.
Graduated from high school and started wrestling professionally in 1982, as a way to pay for his college education.
Notable Title Wins Include: UWF Television title; NWA Continental Tag Team titles w/Lord Humongus (Sid Vicious); IWA Heavyweight title; WCW Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat; ECW Heavyweight title (4); USWL Unified Champion; NWA World Heavyweight title; WWF Intercontinental title; ECW Television title (2); NAWA title; NWA East Heavyweight title; WCW Tag Team title w/Buff Bagwell; WCW United States title; MLW World Heavyweight title; XPW World Heavyweight title; USA Pro Heavyweight title
Wrestled for the WWF under the name, Dean Douglas.
He has The Franchise name officially trademarked.
In the early 1990s when Shawn Michaels was injured, Douglas filled in for him, alongside Marty Jannetty as the Rockers in the WWF.
Now works for NWA:TNA Wrestling where he is mostly a backstage announcer. He does get in the ring and wrestle, but only on rare occasions. [2004]
Was the first man to be eliminated in the main event at Hardcore Homecoming also involving Sabu (winner) and Terry Funk. [June 2005]

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