Founded under the mantra of, “Don’t Own Anyone”, DOA Pro Wrestling is the premiere independent wrestling promotion in the Northwest!
That mantra has been the cornerstone of DOA’s success. Since its inception, DOA attracts the best local talent from Oregon, Washington, Canada (and beyond) who not only tear it up inside the ring here in the northwest, but also on WWE television and Florida Championship Wrestling, the WWE’s developmental promotion.
DOA Owner, Terry Farness, has assembled a highly talented roster of wrestlers and production staffers who put their heart and souls into giving the fans the best wrestling show possible. At DOA Pro Wrestling, it’s all about quality in-ring competition, and striving to be one of the most dynamic independent professional wrestling shows in the country!
For the last 12 years, there has been one man who from the very beginning of his career in the Pacific Northwest, has been a part of every major promotion, held nearly every title, and destroyed everyone who was put in front of him. This dominant force is known to everyone as, Thunder!
Known for his raw power and take-no-prisoners attitude, Thunder has cemented his name in the annals of Pacific Northwest wrestling history forever. For a man of his size, Thunder has shown amazing agility and speed. Since he burst onto the scene, his power has been unmatched by any other. Trained by Billy Jack Haynes and Richie Magnett in 2000, Thunder has been a force to be reckoned with from day one. After only two months of professional training, Thunder was ready for his first official match. That night, he debuted in Oregon Championship Wrestling and competed in not just one, but two matches!
Throughout his career, Thunder has amassed an awesome collection of highlights:
2002: Wrestled at “Bodyslam in the Sand” at the Chinook Winds Casino against his arch rival, “Gentleman” George Michael. They were placed on the card immediately following a match between Buff Bagwell and Scott Steiner, with Mick Foley as the special guest referee.
2003: Teamed up with Road Warrior Animal from “The Legion of Doom.”
2004: Along with his long time tag partner and friend, CC Poison, Thunder had a year-long feud with “The Tag Team of the Decade” The Blanchard Bros.
2009: Put DOA Pro Wrestling on the map with a series of “Extreme Hardcore” matches. Thunder wrestled in a Tai Pei Deathmatch against Wade “By God” Hess, a man he would eventually join forces with in one of the most influential stables in the Pacific Northwest, The Illuminati. Thunder followed his feud with Hess into a very heated rivalry with J_SIN Sullivan the following year. This series of brutal encounters ended with Thunder performing his signature Swanton Bomb from atop a scissor lift onto a prone Sullivan through a table! Another notable feud involved Doctor Kliever, culminating in a match which took both men all over the arena and saw Thunder choke slammed from the top of a van onto the roof of a car!
Thunder was one of the founding fathers of The Illuminati, a faction which will forever be known for bringing a whole new level of realism to professional wrestling in the Northwest. The Illuminati consisted of Wade Hess, Quiz, Wage Reiten, Derek Drexel, and Thunder.
Now, nearing the end of his career, Thunder has decided to hang up his boots on his own terms. He is ending his 12 year career next to his Illuminati brother, Wade Hess. Nobody knows what the future holds for The Man They Call, “Thunder” but we can only assume it will be AMAZING!