The story of the Apocalyptic Assassin actually dates back to the year 2000 however it was not as Doomsday. It was as The Peacekeeper until a severe injury 14 months later put him out of the sport.
Eight years would go by until the indie scene saw the second coming but it would be a return that no one was expecting. On July 11th, 2008 a red and black knight would appear. Doomsday was seen for the first time ever at GCW as he served as a special enforcer in a tag team match for Danny Rose and TL Adams in Calhoun Georgia. The very next night Doomsday appeared in White, Georgia at Georgia Powerslam Championship Wrestling!
Since the return to indie pro wrestling, Doomsday has coheld the Georgia Powerslam Championship Wrestling Tag Team titles twice (with Lanny D and Danny Rose), held the Georgia Powerslam Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (defeated Frankie Davis in 26 seconds!), the Georgia Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight title twice (victories over The Bruiser Joe Eden and Danny Mattox), the Georgia Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Championship once with Ryan Andrews as part of The Faction (defeated The Avenging Angel and Ryan McCallister) and 1/2 of the Georgia Championship Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championship with Billy Duke (Defeated The Unknown Soul and Albert Kiser). Doomsday won the Revolution Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion by defeated Racer X for the title on Saturday May 23rd 2009. On June 6th, 2009, Doomsday teamed up with Bubba Keiser to win the GCW Tag Team Championship in Calhoun, Georgia by defeating David Pain and Albert Keiser.
On July 17th, 2009 Doomsday became the GCW Heavyweight Champion in Calhoun Georgia. On September 18th, Doomsday won the vacant Renegade Championship Wrestling United States
Heavyweight Championship by defeating War Machine in Chatsworth, Georgia. On October 10th, 2009 Doomsday survived an eight man elimination match to win the Renegade Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship for the first time and become a Triple Crown winner in the company having held the tag team titles, US title and heavyweight title in his stay.
To say Doomsday has had one of the most successful indie careers is an understatement. Including his many in-ring achievements he has also been ranked in the top 50 of the best 300 indie pro wrestlers in the country the last two years. Even while suffering from one of natures most cruel diseases Doomsday battles on and it is truly a pleasure for The Worm to talk to such an extraordinary indie worker.
Q. You have somewhat of a unique gimmick, how much of it is gimmick and how much is you?
A. Doomsday is my alter ego but at the same time he is part of who I am. Many in the business think that once they hear the name and see me that I’m a bad guy and that’s not true. Doomsday was designed as a protector….a good guy. Doomsday does not stand for the end of things, the character stands for a new beginning after things come crashing down. How many of us have had life changing experiences only to get up and fight on with a new purpose and direction. That is what I stand for. Hope not despair. The character was totally designed by me and is in constant state of change appearance wise. I’ve changed the look about a half dozen times but it’s the mask that I am most known for now
Q. If you could work anyone in the business, who would you choose?
A. Man that is a hard question. If I had to choose one it would probably be Sting. He’s a great guy in and out of the ring
Q. If you got the call from New York, what would you see yourself doing?
A. Sightseeing! (Laughs) I am 43 years old and for me the top of the ladder is now. I have no intentions or goals of going to the top leagues such as TNA or WWE. I work with too many young stars that deserve that shot. For me I am living the life I want to live now.
Q Do you prefer to work a traditional style or hardcore or do you like to find that right mixture that draws fans in?
A. I will work whatever match is presented to me. Obviously the specialty matches attract the most crowds and I have been in several of those (Four Corner of Death Match, Last Man Standing, Street Fights, etc.) However traditional matches are great too. It’s all about going out there and giving the fans 110 %
Q. There is a lot of history in Georgia, what stands out in your mind as the most over angle?
A. The Freebirds and Mr. Wrestling II stands out the most for me in Georgia. Also Bob Armstrong, Arn Anderson and many others do as well. Georgia is very rich in pro wrestling history
Q. If you were a promoter for a day, how would you plan your card?
A. I have been a promoter in my career and what I enjoyed doing on the cards was the specialty matches and letting the fans choose the matches. Probably about 70 percent specialty matches and the rest traditional works great.
Q. Do you find it easier to work out your match before you hit the ring or do you like to call your spots as the match takes place?
A. In the ring. That’s where it happens
Q. In the annals of wrestling, what do you want it to say about Doomsday?
A. That he had a heart of a champion and gave all he had to the sport.
Q. What is your best road story?
A. I went to a promotion in Georgia for a tribute show for a wrestler who passed away. He was a great man and a great friend. I participated in a battle royal in his honor and it came down to me and a wrestler named Drive By. I was about to set him up to throw him over when someone placed the fallen wrestlers trademark item into the ring. Drive By and I looked at each other, pointed up to the heavens and eliminated ourselves giving the win to the memory of our fallen friend. A moment I will never forget.
Q. What do the fans need to know about Doomsday?
A.I have my own battle I fight every day. I have cancer. I chose to return as Doomsday in 2008 right off being diagnosed with it. So far I have had 6 facial surgeries, over 300 stitches in my face and still pressed on in the sport. It’s what i love to do. I have received a lot of support from the fans and fellow wrestlers thru this and that means the world to me
Q. Where do you want to be in the next five years in the business?
A. Lord willing I will still be on this planet in an arena somewhere doing what I do best and that is being Doomsday.
Q. What would you consider the best match you have seen?
A. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels Iron Man Match
Q. Titles used to mean something more than gimmicks; would you like to see a return to where titles are the focal point of the show?
A. Titles are a great point of a show. It goes back to the days of Rome where people turned out to cheer their champions on good or bad. It’s no different today. Fans have their favorites in the sport and they want to see them succeed. I think it changed when Stone Cold rose up in WWE. Now the fans cheer for the good guys as well as the bad depending on how they are
Q. What would your ideal character be?
A. I am living that character now as Doomsday
Q. You’re on an island with a title belt, a midget and Missy Hyatt, what would you do for fun?
A. Just sit back on the shore and relax. Not really sure what the midget will do though (laughs)
As always I am Jerry Wiseman…and then the bell rings.