Shane Douglas


Real Name - Troy Martin
Birthdate - 11/21/64
6' 235 lbs. - Pittsburgh, PA

Aliases - Troy Orndorff, Dean Douglas

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - Dominic Denucci

Professional background - Indies(`82-`90), UWF(`87), Alabama(`88), WWF(`90-`91), WCW(`92-`93), ECW(`93-`95), WWF(`95), ECW(`96-`98), WCW(`98-`99), WCW(`99-`01), XPW(`01-`03), NWA-TNA(`03-)

Groups - Triple Threat, Revolution, The Franchise

Peak Years - `93-`98

Career Highlights -
- Wins the WCW tag titles with Ricky Steamboat from Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes
- Throws down the newly won NWA title and proclaims himself the Extreme Championship Wrestling champ
- Defeats Pitbull #2 in an excellent 4-way to become the ECW TV champ
- Wins his fourth ECW title from Bam Bam Bigelow and holds onto it for over a year
- Rejuvenates his career to extent as the top star and booker of XPW

Finisher(s) -
- Belly-to-Belly
- The Franchiser (Reverse Stunner)
- Pittsburgh Plunge (Fisherman Buster)

Favorites -
- Vertical Suplex
- Inverted Atomic Drop
- Reverse Rolling Necksnap
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7
science - 3
aerial - 2
power - 6
strikes - 5

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 6
bumping - 5
carrying - 6
heat - 7
legacy - 6

Serious Injuries - Elbow (Required Several Surgeries)

Place in History - Troy Martin grew up loving pro-wrestling and dedicated himself to it at a young age. From backyard wrestling to working his way up on the indies during wrestling's 80s heyday, Shane Douglas was a good-looking kid with a world of potential for the better part of a decade. When wrestling in the US hit the skids, Douglas was just breaking through. Thankfully, he had a good education to fall back on through those lean times. He'd had to leave the WWF because of his father's fading health, he left WCW because the politics drove him crazy and in 1993 he settled in Eastern Championship Wrestling. Douglas was peaking as a preformer and he was the credible singles star with a grudge against WCW, who doublecrossed the NWA and proclaimed ECW to be "Extreme." He became the company's golden boy, even as a heel, but was tempted away by the WWF soon after. He returned and helped take ECW to the next level in `97 when they began doing pay-per-views and was even dubbed "The Franchise." Injuries began racking up as Douglas had almost two decades of pro-wrestling behind him. He abandoned ECW again, this time to get a chance in WCW. Things were working out in many ways, but the glass ceiling was too much, so he left, but he was forced to swallow his pride and return. After WCW's demise, WWF wanted no part of him, but he found a home for a time as the booker and top star in XPW. After their death, he journeyed to NWA-TNA, where he's made the transition into interviewing and hyping the product, which suits him just fine. Shane Douglas was someone who came up the old-fashioned way and became a pivotal star, but the things that made him a star also prevented him from every going to the next level in his career.