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Firebreaker Chip
Ring name(s) Firebreaker Chip
Archangel
Billed height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Born January 20, 1963(1963-01-20)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Billed from Charlotte
WCW Special Forces
Debut 1987

Curtis Thompson (born January 20, 1963) is an American professional wrestler best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling as Firebreaker Chip.

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Career

Curtis Thompson started wrestling in 1987. He wrestled in Stampede Wrestling (as the masked Archangel), South Atlantic Pro Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council. He formed a tag team with Ricky Santana called the "US Males" in PNW.

Thompson also worked under a mask as a heel in Puerto Rico for Carlos Colon's WWC in the late 80's as The White Knight....In 1990/early 1991 Thompson would also use the "US Male" gimmick (wore a mailman uniform to the ring) in the USWA in Memphis & SAPW in the Carolina's as a member of Robert Fuller's Stud Stable. Thompson would eventually defeat the future Pitbull Gary Wolfe to earn the right to his contract and leave the Stud Stable, turning face in the process at the end of 1990 while wrestling in SAPW...

In 1991 he joined World Championship Wrestling. He became Firebreaker Chip and teamed with Todd Champion as "The Patriots". He had the gimmick of being a Fireman while teaming with Todd Champion who had the gimmick that he'd returned from Desert Storm and were billed as being from "WCW Special Forces". They feuded with the Fabulous Freebirds and won the United States Tag Team Titles. They next feuded with Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers who beat them for the titles.

Thompson left WCW in early 1992 and wrestled in the independent promotions. He turned up in the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion in a tag team with Drake Dawson called "Triple X". He also wrestled briefly for Smoky Mountain Wrestling in the mid 1990s.

As of 2005, Thompson is still wrestling in the Mid-Atlantic area independent promotions.

Personal life

Firebreaker Chip is well known for a backstage fight (which was told in Mick Foley's autobiography Have A Nice Day) he got in with Diamond Dallas Page in which Page placed Chip in a front face lock. He is currently attending the Cornell Intensive Wrestling for his second year camp.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Confederate / Continental Wrestling Alliance
  • CWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time, first)[1]
  • CWA Television Championship (1 time)[1]

1Thompson's and Dawson's second reign with the title began while working a card in Okinawa, Japan. Records don't show as to which NWA affiliated promotion hosted the event.
2This promotion, while operating out of the same area and having began using some of the same championships, is not the same Mid-Atlantic promotion once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr.. That promotion was sold to Ted Turner in November 1988 and was renamed World Championship Wrestling.

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