Saturday, January 20, 2007

WCW:Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore
Ring name(s) El Gran Luchadore,Enigma,Kid Dynamo,Shannon Moore
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (173 cm)
Billed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Born July 27, 1979
Cameron, North Carolina
Resides Whispering Pines, North Carolina ,Billed from Cameron, North Carolina
Trained by Matt and Jeff Hardy
Pro wrestling debut April 8, 1995

Shannon Brian Moore (born July 27, 1979 in Cameron, North Carolina) is a American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand.

Moore befriended Matt and Jeff Hardy as a boy, and competed in their backyard wrestling circuit. After the Hardy brothers began wrestling professionally, they trained Moore, and he debuted on April 8, 1995 against Jeff. Moore began working the independent circuit, wrestling for the North Carolina-based Southern Championship Wrestling and National Championship Wrestling promotions as Kid Dynamo. In addition, he frequently wrestled for OMEGA, the promotion operated by the Hardys. In the late 1990s Moore began wrestling for the Georgia-based Music City Wrestling promotion.

In 1999, Moore was hired by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) by Hulk Hogan, who had been granted the authority to employ twenty-one young cruiserweights for the Atlanta-based promotion. He was placed in a team known as 3 Count by Jimmy Hart. 3 Count, which consisted of Moore, Evan Karagias and Shane Helms, was a trio of young male wrestlers who utilised a boy band gimmick. 3 Count debuted in WCW in November 1999, and began lip-synching the song "Can't Get You Out Of My Heart" in the ring before their matches.

On the February 28, 2000 episode of WCW Monday Nitro in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all three members of 3 Count defeated Brian Knobbs to win the WCW Hardcore Championship with all 3 members of the team simultaneously pinning him. By doing this, Moore became the youngest Hardcore champion in WCW history, a record he held until the company folded. 3 Count reigned as "co-champions" until March 19, at Uncensored where Knobbs regained the title by pinning all three men consecutively.

3 Count were not involved in the Millionaires Club versus New Blood angle that took place during the summer of 2000 because Helms was (legitly) sidelined with a broken nose. When the team reconvened late in the summer of 2000 they began performing a new song, "Dance With 3 Count". Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial artist Tank Abbott (kayfabe) became an avid fan of 3 Count, and began protecting them during their performances, attacking anyone who disrupted them, eventually acting as their talent manager and occasional inserting himself as a back-up dancer.

3 Count began to fall apart in late 2000, with Karagias joining forces with Jamie-San, a former member of the Jung Dragons. At StarrCade 2000, Moore and Helms defeated San (renamed Jamie Noble) and Karagias and the remaining Jung Dragons in a three way tag team ladder match. The six men went on to feud with one another in early 2001, with Helms pinning Moore in a cruiserweight elimination match at SuperBrawl Revenge on February 18. Moore and Karagias joined forces once again to take part in a tournament for the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships, but were eliminated by Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr.

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