Kid Kash Biography


Kash's father was a boxer and Kash began training by the age of seven years old. He went on to become a professional fighter and worked in Japan. That is when Kash met Ricky Morton and Morton liked what he saw and told Kash he would train him and take him under his wing. Working as a welder by day, Kash wrestled on the independent circuit. Under the name David Jericho he formed a short-lived tag team with Morton.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996-2000)

Kid Kash's first mainstream exposure came in late 1996 with Extreme Championship Wrestling. Kash, then wrestling as David Jericho, went to Philadelphia with friend and sometimes tag-team partner "Heavy Metal" Ric Savage. Kash was friends with New Jack of the Gangstas and Rob Van Dam. Kash shortly left ECW back to the indies and even wrestled house shows for World Wrestling Entertainment.

An injury sidelined Kash for a while but upon his return to the ring he resurfaced in ECW in late 1999 under a new gimmick, Kid Kash. The name change was due to his uncanny resemblance of musician Kid Rock. Under this name, Kash would dress like Kid Rock from his Devil Without a Cause album, and even used the song (and named one of his finishers) (the moneymaker) during this phase in his career.

Just months after his return Kash suffered a broken jaw in Atlanta at the hands of the The Dupps. At the time Atlanta was going through a flu epidemic and so Kash had to get a private physician to fix his jaw because the hospitals were swamped. Despite the injury Kash continued to wrestle, and never took a night off. He even wrestled on the Living Dangerously PPV the very next night after driving from Atlanta to Birmingham, AL almost straight after his surgery. This earned him the respect of Paul Heyman and several other ECW wrestlers.

Kash recovered from the injury without any problems and went on to wrestle tag matches, cruiserweight-style matches, and even wrestled Mike Awesome for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship at Living Dangerously on May 12, 2000, although he lost after he was superbombed from the top rope through a Table. His tag team partners during the time include the likes of Rob Van Dam, Super Crazy, Nova and The Sandman. He won the ECW Television Title one time, defeating Rhino for it on August 22, 2000 for a 4 month reign.

World Championship Wrestling (2001)

On March 21, 2001 Kid Kash signed with the WCW where they billed him as Kash. A few months later WWE and Vince McMahon purchased WCW, and wanted to keep Kash on through a renegotiation of his contract, which would have cut his wages considerably.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002-2005)

On August 14, 2002 Kash re-emerged in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as part of the X Division. Using the gimmick of a cocky, obnoxious heel (while still maintaining a degree of his Kid Rock mannerisms), Kash won the TNA X Division Championship from Sonny Siaki on February 12, 2003 and lost the title to Amazing Red on April 30. Some of the more notable feuds Kid Kash developed in TNA were against James Storm, Dusty Rhodes, Jeff Hardy, A.J. Styles, and even a few intergender matches with Trinity. Also, Kash faced off against legends such as Roddy Piper & Larry Zbyszko. He even beat his trainer, Ricky Morton.

On March 31, 2004 Kash teamed up with Dallas to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship and the pair picked the titles up a second time on April 21 before losing them to America's Most Wanted in June. Kash left TNA on April 20, 2005 and signed with WWE shortly after.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2005-2006)

Kash's first appearance on television was as one of many interferers in the main event at ECW One Night Stand 2005. His first official proper WWE outing, however, was the June 19, 2005 airing of Sunday Night Heat against Tajiri in what was designated a tryout match. That same month he was reported to have signed a developmental deal with WWE and to have been assigned to Deep South Wrestling. Kash then wrestled a few matches on Velocity, before coming up to Smackdown.

Kid Kash showed up after a tag team match between MNM and the Mexicools on Smackdown, viciously attacking Juventud Guerrera. The following week he faced off against Mexicool member, Super Crazy. Kash picked up the win, earning himself a title match with Juventud at Armageddon. Kash made his WWE pay-per-view debut on December 18, 2005 at Armageddon in Providence, Rhode Island. On the card, he defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera to win the title. After losing the Cruiserweight title at the Royal Rumble, Kash began to frequently tag team with fellow cruiserweight Jamie Noble to take on the face members of the cruiserweight division; during May 2006, Kash and Noble used a gimmick previously seen in ECW, where they wore dog collars, often barked at and bit opponents, and wrestled rather aggressively. The pair were soon named The Pit Bulls and entered the hunt for Paul London and Brian Kendrick's WWE Tag Team Championship.


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