Jerry Lynn joins Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame as first inductee announced
At the end of last week, Game Change the fight announced that it will present, together with Orange Crush, the very first Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremony. As its name suggests, this event celebrates the various stars who have marked the independent wrestling scene. It will take place on January 22, live from The Cutting Room in New York. Earlier today, the first inductee was announced. jerry lynn, known for his work in organizations such as Extreme Championship Wrestling and Global wrestling entertainment, will be inducted by his longtime rival, Sean Waltman.
* Hall of Fame Update *
JERRY LYNN joins the inaugural class of the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame!
Jerry will be inducted by his longtime rival SEAN WALTMAN!
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The Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame
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Jerry Lynn enters Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame
Making his professional debut in 1988, Jerry Lynn began working primarily in Michigan and his home state of Minnesota. Locally, he worked for organizations such as Pro Wrestling America and the American Wrestling Association, of which the latter was owned and operated by Verne Gagne at the time. In addition to ongoing national work, Lynn has expanded to countries like Mexico and Japan. He began to see mainstream success when he debuted for Wrestling world championship in 1995, wrestling not only under his real name but under the masked character of Mr. JL
Two years later, in 1997, Jerry Lynn joined ECW, where he saw much of the aforementioned mainstream success. During his time in that of Paul Heyman ultraviolet promotion, Lynn became the ECW World Heavyweight Champion, beating Just amazing To Anarchy Rulz 2000 to win the title. Lynn would retain the title for 35 days before finally dropping it to Steve corino in a double jeopardy match at November to remember.
The move to WWE and beyond
In early 2001, after ECW closed, Jerry Lynn joined the World Wrestling Federation, where he won the light heavyweight championship in his first match. Lynn held the title in question for 37 days, successfully defending it against names such as Essa Rios, Taka Michinoku, and other AEW staff Christophe Daniels and Dean Malenko. After leaving the company in February 2002, Lynn worked for other notable promotions, Total nonstop wrestling and Ring of honor More precisely. He even won the ROH World Championship in early 2009, facing names such as Chris Hero, Roderick Fort, and Bryan Danielson during his time at the head of the company.
Even excluding Lynn’s mainstream success, her accolades at the independent level cannot be denied. Case and point, in Wrestling connection in New York, where he worked in the mid-2000s, he won the NYWC Interstate, Hi-Fi and Heavyweight Championships. In texas Anarchy Championship Fight promotion, is a former Tag Team and Heavyweight Champion. Jerry Lynn made many contributions to wrestling, inspiring others in the process, and his induction into the Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame is well deserved.
Currently, Jerry Lynn works for All the elite struggles, where he signed in 2019, as a coach and producer. He has made numerous TV appearances since then, not only in AEW but Struggle IMPACT, although in non-competitive roles. Stay tuned to GCW’s social media channels to learn more about future inductions into the Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame.
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