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Name: Jerry Lynn  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 12th June 1963
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Jerry Lynn
Stage names Gorgada Cross
Sultan Gargola
Mr. J.L.
"Dynamic" Jerry Lynn
Jerry Lynn
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Born June 12, 1963
Hometown Minneapolis, Minnesota
Trained by Brad Rheingans
Debut 1988

Jeremy (Jerry) Lynn (born June 12, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.


Lynn started wrestling in 1988 in various independent promotions in the Minnesota area. His first television appearances were on ESPN as part of the American Wrestling Association roster in 1989 and 1990.

After the AWA folded, Lynn wrestled for the Global Wrestling Federation based in Dallas, Texas. While in GWF, Lynn captured the GWF Light Heavyweight Championship. Lynn also engaged in an epic two year feud with The Lightning Kid which gave both men considerable exposure.

Lynn first became known to a larger wrestling audience in World Championship Wrestling as the masked Mr. J.L. The high-flying Lynn joined the WCW cruiserweight division, where he competed against the Mexican luchadores and a variety of wrestlers from around the world such as Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho and Alex Wright.

After leaving WCW, Lynn joined Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he made a name for himself as an excellent all-round wrestler. His feud with Rob Van Dam encompassed several matches which some fans regard as among the best matches of all time. In the course of the feud, Lynn began referring to himself as "The new f'n show", mocking Van Dam's nickname, "The whole f'n show". On October 1, 2000 Lynn defeated Justin Credible for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

Following the bankruptcy of ECW in April 2001, Lynn was hired by the World Wrestling Federation in mid-2001, where he defeated Crash Holly for the Light Heavyweight Championship in his debut match. He faced Rob Van Dam on Sunday Night Heat, rekindling their rivalry from several years previously, but the match was heavily edited. Lynn left the WWF later that year, unhappy with the backstage politics.

Lynn as Mr. J.L.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

In 2002, Lynn signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he won the TNA X Division Championship twice, as well as the NWA World Tag Team Championships. He feuded with A.J. Styles and Don Callis, and was an X Division mainstay. However, in February 2004 he suffered a severe shoulder injury, tearing the tendon from the bone in his rotator cuff, when Juventud Guerrera botched a Juvi Driver. Lynn became a TNA road agent, planning matches and coaching younger talent.

Lynn made his return to the ring on June 10, 2005 when he faced Justin Credible at Hardcore Homecoming, an ECW reunion show organized by ECW alumnus Shane Douglas. On July 17 at No Surrender, Lynn refereed a match between Sean Waltman and A.J. Styles, refusing to allowing Waltman to cheat in the course of the match. This lead to a match between Lynn and Waltman at Sacrifice on August 14, which Lynn won with a victory roll. After the match, Waltman initially celebrated with Lynn before attacking his former partner. The following week on TNA iMPACT!, it was announced that Lynn had reinjured his shoulder (this is believed to be an angle designed to fuel the feud between Lynn and Waltman rather than a legitimate aggrevation of the existing injury).

Finishing and signature moves

  • Cradle piledriver
  • Cradle tombstone piledriver
  • Tornado DDT
  • TKO (fireman's carry into cutter)
  • Tilt-a-whirl head scissors
  • Rope hung apron leg drop
  • Gory Special 2000

As Mr. J.L.

  • Cross armbar submission

Championships and accomplishments

Continental Wrestling Association

  • 1-time CWA Heavyweight Champion

Extreme Championship Wrestling

  • 1-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion

Global Wrestling Federation

  • 1-time GWF Light Heavyweight Champion

Independent Wrestling Association

  • 1-time IWA Mid-South Champion

New Era Pro Wrestling

  • 1-time NEPW Triple Crown Champion

New York Wrestling Connection

  • 1-time NYWC Heavyweight Champion

Pro Wrestling America

  • 1-time PWA Champion
  • 1-time PWA Tag Team Champion (with The Lightning Kid)
  • 3-time PWA Light Heavyweight Champion

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • PWI ranked him # 281 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
  • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year Award (1999)

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

  • 2-time TNA X Division Champion
  • 2-time NWA World Tag Team Champion (1-time with A.J. Styles, 1-time with The Amazing Red)

World Wrestling Allstars

  • 1-time WWA Cruiserweight Champion

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion

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