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Name: Brian Knighton  
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Date of Birth: 21st April 1971
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Profession: Actor
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Axl Rotten

Brian Knighton is an American professional wrestler, better known as Axl Rotten.


Knighton won a Taipei death match (taped fists with broken glass glued to them) against his "brother" and former tag team partner (they were known as the Bad Breed), Ian Rotten. After that, he teamed with Balls Mahoney on and off (when they weren't having a match against each other), they were known as The Hardcore Chair Swingin' Freaks. After ECW died, Axl has been wrestling on the independent circuit and was recently at both Hardcore Homecoming & ECW One Night Stand.

Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten were recently approached by the WWE with the possibility of being signed to the company, but WWE has lost interest in signing them and are no longer in consideration.


  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
  • Birthday: April 21, 1971
  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Billed from: Hostile City
  • Trained by: Jim Leon
  • Debut: 1986
  • Previous identities: Axl Rotten

Finishing and signature moves

  • S.S.T. - Severe Skull Trauma (Inverted Brainbuster)
  • T-Bone Suplex
  • "This Is Gonna Hurt" Chair Shot

Championships and accomplishments

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1-time NWA Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time NWA Jersey Heavyweight Champion

Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation

  • 2-time MEWF Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time MEWF Tag Team Champion (with Corporal Punishment)

Global Wrestling Federation

  • 1-time GWF Tag Team Champion (with Ian Rotten)

International Wrestling Association: Mid-South

  • 2-time IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time IWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion (with Ian Rotten)

National Wrestling League

  • 1-time NWL Hardcore Champion
  • 1-time NWL Tag Team Champion (with Morgus the Maniac)

Mid-America Wrestling

  • 1-time MAW Heavyweight Champion

Eastern Wrestling Alliance

  • 1-time EWA Hardcore Champion


  • 1-time AAWA Heavyweight Champion

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • PWI ranked him # 437 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • Knighton was part of the 1995 PWI Feud of the Year (vs. Ian Rotten)

External link

  • The official website of Axl Rotten

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