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Barry Buchanan
Ring name(s) Lord Humongous
Punisher
Sam McGraw
Sunset Sam McGraw
Recon
Mr. Buchanan
Bull Buchanan
B-2 / B²
Buchanan
Billed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Billed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Born January 5, 1968 (1968-01-05) (age 42)
Eddyville, Kentucky
Trained by James Hammonds
Debut 1995

Barry Buchanan (born January 5, 1968) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances as Bull Buchanan and B-2 in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment.

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Career

National Championship Wrestling

Buchanan began in North Georgia wrestling before falling in with "Heavy Metal" Ric Savage and Savage's manager "The Boss" Chance Williams (Steve Martin). Buchanan, then known as the Punisher, formed a team with Savage in National Championship Wrestling known as Body Count. The pair also wrestled in feuds against each other as well before Buchanan was recruited by Jim Cornette for Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

Smoky Mountain Wrestling

The first major wrestling organization that Buchanan competed for was Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW), where he competed as The Punisher. He was a member of Jim Cornette's latest stable, The Militia where he rarely wrestled, instead working as Jim Cornette's bodyguard. He was involved in a feud with Boo Bradley and Bob Armstrong. Buchanan wrestled on the last SMW show, teaming with Tommy Rich to wrestle Buddy Landel and The Bullet.

United States Wrestling Association

After SMW closed, Buchanan signed a WWF developmental contract and was assigned to the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), where he was known as Recon of the Truth Commission. With his partner The Interrogator, Buchanan won the USWA World Tag Team Championship on March 6, 1997 when they beat Billy Joe Travis and Flash Flanagan[1]. The duo only held the titles for a week before losing them back to Flash Flanagan and Billy Joe Travis[1]. The Truth Commission regained the titles on April 19 when they beat Billy Kidman and Ace Darling in Memphis, Tennessee [1]. The second reign came to an end on May 14 when Steven Dunn and Paul Diamond defeated “Recon” and the Interrogator[1]. Two weeks later, the Truth Commission became three times champions and held them until the titles were held up on June 14 [1]. The titles were vacated because Truth Commission member Tank teamed up with “Recon” and the titles could not be defended by a substitute. The Truth Commission left the USWA only a short time later as they were being called up to the World Wrestling Federation.

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

Buchanan in a wrestling match against Crash Holly at King of the Ring 2000.

The entire Truth Commission faction (except “Sniper”) up until that point were brought in to the World Wrestling Federation. They made their WWF debut on the June 28, 1997 of Shotgun Saturday Night. The following week, Sniper made his debut and soon after Tank was removed from the team.[2]. The Truth Commission stable was short lived; it disbanded in 1998, but Buchanan and Sniper of the Truth Commission stayed together as the short-lived tag team, Armageddon. After that team disappeared from TV, Buchanan remained under WWF contract, and was sent to their "developmental territory" Ohio Valley Wrestling to improve his skills. While there, Buchanan and partner Mr. Black captured the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship[1].

Buchanan returned to the WWF on the March 19, 2000 edition of Sunday Night Heat, now under the name Bull Buchanan and dressed in a SWAT Uniform, helping The Big Boss Man attack Mideon. Buchanan and The Big Boss Man continued wearing matching SWAT-Style Uniforms and teaming together as Buchanan acted as some sort of a protégé to Boss Man. The team had a decent amount of success as they defeated The Godfather and D'Lo Brown at WrestleMania 2000, and beat the APA the following month at Backlash. The team split on the June 5, 2000 edition of Raw is War; after a loss to the Hardy Boyz, Buchanan and Boss Man began to argue which lead to shoving and eventually Boss Man knocking out Buchanan with his nightstick when Buchanan's back was turned.

Buchanan briefly struck out on his own after that alliance ended, but it was not long before he joined the Right to Censor faction, led by Steven Richards, in July 2000. As part of this group, Buchanan won the WWF World Tag Team Championship with The Goodfather.[3]

After Right to Censor was disbanded in mid-2001, Buchanan was once again sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling. In August 2002 he returned to the WWF after wrestling several matches with seemingly no character or purpose, until November 21 when John Cena was pinned by Rikishi. Buchanan came out and attacked Rikishi after the match thus pairing himself with Cena, who had recently developed a rapper gimmick in which he would freestyle rhyme about his opponent as he made his entrance. Buchanan stood as an enforcer character for Cena and eventually finished Cena's Freestyles with his own quote ... Boo-yah![4] Buchanan also began using the name B-2 (also written as B², pronounced "B-Squared"). This pairing did not last long. On the January 16, 2003 edition of SmackDown!, Cena and B-2 lost to Los Guerreros in a tag team title match which led to Cena blaming B-2 after the match for being pinned. This led to Cena slapping B-2 and B-2 shoving Cena down. As B-2 went to attack Cena, Redd Dogg debuted and came through the crowd and joined Cena in a beatdown on B-2; thus, Redd Dogg replaced B-2 at Cena's side. B-2's last televised match was on January 19 at the Royal Rumble in which he entered at number 11 and was eliminated rather quickly. B-2's very last match was cut out of the January 23 edition of SmackDown! in which Redd Dogg defeated B-2. B-2 was released from WWE on January 26, 2003.[5]

All Japan Pro Wrestling

Since that time, Buchanan has been wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is known simply as Buchanan teaming with Taka Michinoku,[6] D'Lo Brown,[7] and Taiyō Kea[8] in the Roughly Obsess and Destroy stable. On September 17, 2006, Buchanan betrayed RO&D and joined the Voodoo Murders [9].

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling & Independent Circuit

Buchanan is involved in the independent scene in GA with Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling, which is owned and ran by Scott East. East also runs a bar and grill in Villa Rica, GA called "The Watering Hole". Buchanan, teaming with SECW World Heavyweight Champion Rob Adonis, is currently involved in a feud with Cru Jones, "Bunkhouse Buck" Jimmy Golden, and Death Row, and he is set to appear June 12 at an SECW show, once again, alongside Rob Adonis, to culminate the current feud.

In wrestling

Buchanan performing a Top Rope splash on Crash Holly.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Georgia Championship Wrestling / Great Championship Wrestling
  • GCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • GCW Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with A.J. Steele (1)[10], David Young (1), and Johnny Swinger (1)
  • Global Championship Wrestling
  • GCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Music City Wrestling
  • MCW North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • PWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • PWI ranked him #81 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2001[12]
  • Rampage Pro Wrestling
  • RPW Heavyweight Champion (1 time, current)
  • Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • SECW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.  
  2. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 1997". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/97.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(August 18, 1997) Recon & Sniper defeated Blackjack Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw"  
  3. ^ "Title History > Tag Team Title > Bull Buchanan & Goodfather". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/worldtagteam/30445413211412.  
  4. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 2002". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/02.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(November 19, 2002) Rikishi pinned John Cena with a belly to belly suplex; after the match, Bull Buchanan attacked Rikishi and left ringside with Cena"  
  5. ^ "1wrestling". 1wrestling.com. http://www.1wrestling.com/news/newsline.asp?news=12275. Retrieved 2007-08-22.  
  6. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling - "ROAD TO RE-BIRTHxRE-VERSE 2003"". purolove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/03rebirth.php. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(Translated from German) (October 11, 2003) The Gladiator, TAKA Michinoku, Gigantes & Buchanan defeated Keiji Muto, Arashi, Tomoaki Honma & Kaz Hayashi (15:00)"  
  7. ^ "1wrestling". purolove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/03rebirth.php. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(Translated from German) (October 10, 2003)Gigantes, Buchanan & D-Lo Brown defeated Keiji Muto, Arashi & Tomoaki Honma (14:11)"  
  8. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling - "EXCITE SERIES 2004". purolove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/04exciteseries.php. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(Translated from German) (16 February 2004) Taiyo Kea & Buchanan defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Nobutaka Araya (16:41)"  
  9. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling - "FLASHING TOUR 2006"". purolove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/06flashingtour.php. Retrieved 2007-04-12. "(Translated from German) (17 September 2006) Voodoo Murders vs. RO&D - Loser Must Dismiss: TARU, Kohei Suwama, RO'Z & "brother" YASSHI defeated TAKA Michinoku, Taiyo Kea, D-Lo Brown & Buchanan (19:01)"  
  10. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - October 2004". onlineworldofwrestling.com. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/other/2004-10.html. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  
  11. ^ "OVW Title Histories - OVW Southern Tag Team Championship". Ohio Valley Wrestling. http://www.ovwrestling.com/titles.html#3. Retrieved 2009-07-05.  
  12. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 2001". Wrestling Information Archive. http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi50001.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-03.  
  13. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - November 2007". onlineworldofwrestling.com. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/other/2007-11.html. Retrieved 2008-07-04.  

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