Frankie Kazarian

Frankie Kazarian

American wrestler
Date of Birth: 04.08.1977
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Frankie Kazarian
  2. Early Career
  3. The Evolution
  4. International Ventures
  5. TNA and Championship Success
  6. Tag Team Success and Independent Circuit
  7. Return to Independent Circuit and WWE

Biography of Frankie Kazarian

Frankie Kazarian, an American wrestler, was born and raised in Palm Springs, California. From a young age, Frankie was a fan of wrestling, and he was trained by Killer Kowalski for his debut, following recommendations from Bret Hart.

Early Career

After a few matches in New England, Kazarian returned to California and began working in EWF, which was led by Bill Anderson and Jesse Hernandez. Additionally, Frankie occasionally performed in UPW under the guidance of Rick Bassman, where he worked with future WWE champion John Cena.

The Evolution

In March 2001, Frankie teamed up with Nova (Simon Dean), and their manager became Lunny Lane. They formed a team called "Evolution" and competed in UPW, PCW, and Zero-One. On May 30, 2001, Evolution won a tournament, and Kazarian and Nova became the UPW Tag Team Champions. They also won a three-way tag team match on July 20, becoming the PCW Tag Team Champions as well. In the same year, Frankie made several appearances on WWF Jakked.

International Ventures

In early 2002, Kazarian and Nova traveled to Japan, where they faced teams like Naohiro Hoshikawa and Yoshiito and Steve Corino and CW Anderson. Upon returning to America, Kazarian became the PCW Television Champion, defeating Prodigy (Tom Marquez) on May 18, 2002. He then went on to win matches against Bi-Boy and Brian Kendrick and became the UPW Junior Heavyweight Champion. Frankie continued to travel the world throughout the year, winning matches in Birmingham, England, and competing in Zero-One in Japan.

TNA and Championship Success

In June 2003, Kazarian joined TNA, where he immediately began feuding with X-Division Champion Chris Sabin. He had several unsuccessful attempts at capturing the title. During his time in TNA, Kazarian also participated in the first Ultimate X match. Simultaneously, he wrestled in PWG, where he became the first-ever champion of the promotion by defeating Joey Ryan on August 30 in Industry, California. In October, Frankie left TNA and began working in UPW, where he became the Lightweight Champion, successfully defending the title against Jerry Lynn and Evan Karagias. Nine days later, he competed in Japan and lost the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles to Brian Kendrick and Low Ki. Later, in the summer of 2004, Kazarian returned to TNA, defeated Amazing Red, and won the vacant TNA X-Division Championship. After many successful title defenses, he eventually lost the title to AJ Styles.

Tag Team Success and Independent Circuit

In an attempt to regain the title, Frankie formed a tag team with Matt Bentley and became a formidable duo. On July 28, Kazarian and Bentley defeated Styles in an Ultimate X match and became co-holders of the TNA X-Division Championship. They lost the title to Petey Williams in a 22-man Gauntlet match on August 11. Kazarian continued to team with Bentley and also competed as a singles competitor in the X-Division throughout the year. He also wrestled in PWG and other independent promotions.

Return to Independent Circuit and WWE

On February 25, 2005, after a match where he, Bentley, and Christopher Daniels defeated Styles, Ron Killings, and Sonny Siaki, Kazarian left TNA. A day before his departure, Kazarian, along with Shannon Moore, defeated Nunzio and Big Vito on a WWE SmackDown! taping. Kazarian then returned to the independent circuit, including PWG, JAPW, and WSW in Australia. In May, he won the UXW Championship against Elix Skipper and the JAPW Lightweight Championship against AJ Styles and Teddy Hart. In July, Kazarian made another return to TNA but lost to X-Division Champion Senshi (Low Ki). He reunited with Matt Bentley and continued to compete alongside him. Eventually, they both joined the Serotonin faction.