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Bobby Blaze

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Birth name  Robert Smedley
Name  Bobby Blaze
Billed height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Role  Professional wrestler
Billed weight  237 lb (108 kg)
Retired  2004
Debut  1988

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Born  June 25, 1963 (age 52) Ashland, Kentucky (1963-06-25)
Ring name(s)  Bob Smedley Bobby Blaze Kendo the Samurai D.B. Smedrock
Trained by  Boris Malenko, Dean Malenko

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Robert Smedley (born June 25, 1963 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an American retired professional wrestler and author, better known by his ring name Bobby Blaze.


Meet Bobby Blaze

Early career (1988–1993)

Robert "Bob" Smedley made his professional wrestling debut on September 11, 1988 after training under Boris and Dean Malenko. In 1991 and 1992, he would wrestle as enhancement talent for the World Wrestling Federation.

Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1993–1995)

In 1993 he began working for the newly formed Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) under the ring name Bobby Blaze. On June 7, 1993 he won the SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship by defeating The Dirty White Boy in a tournament final, 21 days later Blaze faced an unknown, masked wrestler known as "The Mighty Yankee", which turned out to be the Dirty White Boy pulling a trick on Blaze to win the championship from him. Blaze was one of eight wrestlers competing in SMW's "King of Kentucky" tournament, defeating Killer Kyle in the first round before losing to Brian Lee in the semi-finals. In September he won a tournament to become the first ever holder of the SMW United States Junior Heavyweight Championship, a title he held for 21 days before Chris Candido won it from him. The title change with Candido led to a series of matches between the two, including trading the title back and forth between them. The two also faced off in a series of matches where the loser would be tarred and featherd after the match as part of SMW's Thanksgiving Thunder series. On February 26, 1995 in the main event of SMW's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday II" show Blaze defeated Jerry Lawler to win the SMW Heavyweight Championship. He lost the title to Buddy Landel on April 8. He would end up holding the SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship one last time before SMW closed down. He would also had a couple shots at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Dan Severn on May 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on August 4 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Post-SMW career (1995–1997)

After SMW closed, Blaze wrestled the independent circuit throughout the American East Coast, as well as touring Japan for Michinoku Pro Wrestling.

World Championship Wrestling (1997–1999)

In September 1997, Blaze joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He appeared as one of 60 men in the main event of the 1997 World War 3 60 man battle royal as well as the 1998 World War 3 60 man battle royal. He'd remain with the company until 1999.

Post-WCW career (1999–2004)

After leaving WCW, Blaze returned to the American independent scene, where he would remain active for five years, before retiring in 2004.


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In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Blaze Buster (Brainbuster)
  • Northern Lights suplex
  • Signature moves
  • Arm drag
  • Double underhook suplex
  • Roll-up
  • Running back elbow
  • Stinger Splash
  • Nicknames
  • "Blazin'"
  • Entrance themes
  • "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica (SMW)
  • "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty (SMW)
  • "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (M-PRO)
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • Cleveland All Pro Wrestling
  • CAPW North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Heartland Wrestling Association
  • HWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI ranked him #109 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1995.
  • Smoky Mountain Wrestling
  • SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship (3 times, final champion)
  • SMW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • SMW United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (4 times, final champion)
  • Southern States Wrestling
  • SSW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Unleashed Wrestling Alliance
  • UWA Hall of Fame (2013)
  • References

    Bobby Blaze Wikipedia

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