Thursday, March 15, 2007

WCW: Tommy Rogers

Ring name(s) Tommy Rogers
Tommy Couch
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 222 lb (100 kg)
Born May 14, 1961,St. Petersburg, Florida
Pro Wrestling Debut 1980

Thomas Couch is a professional wrestler better known as Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics.

Thomas Couch started wrestling in 1981 as Tommy Rogers. In Tampa Fl. In late 1984, Rogers went to World Class Championship Wrestling where he formed a team called The Fantastics with Bobby Fulton and began a legendary feud with the Midnight Express.

In 1986, Rogers and Fulton went to the Universal Wrestling Federation where they had a long series of violent matches against The Sheepherders (Butch Miller & Luke Williams).

They went back to WCCW in 1987 and feuded with Mike Davis & Tommy Lane, The Rock 'N Roll RPM's. The feud ended after The Fantastics won a scaffold match at "The Parade of Champions".

In 1988, they went to the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions to renew their feud with the Midnight Express.

They left in 1989 and have been wrestling in the independents ever since.

The Fantastics spent several tours in Japan during the 90s working with such names as Dean and Joe Malenko.

In 1997, Rogers and Fulton both wrestled in the WWF's Light Heavyweight Division. They were pit against each other in the first round of the Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Rogers defeated Fulton with the Tomakaze, a finish which never was shown on television.

Rogers wrestled in ECW in 1997 and 1998 and briefly teamed with Jerry Lynn. Rogers also worked behind the scenes helping the ECW product as an agent.

In 2005, the Fantastics reformed on the indie circuit and won the SCW Tag Team Titles by defeating the Midnight Express.

In 2006 Tommy now lives in Honolulu Hawaii.

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