Chris Hamrick

Chris Hamrick (born October 21, 1966 in Mooresboro, North Carolina) is an American professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling throughout the early 2000s. He is now wrestling with a promotion in South Carolina called CWA Pro Wrestling where is the current cruiserweight champion.


Hamrick began watching wrestling as a child and received a wrestling ring as a ninth birthday present. He made his professional debut at the age of sixteen in a promotion operated by his father, facing Alvin Melton in Mooresboro, North Carolina. Hamrick wrestled on the independent circuit for several years. In 1992 and 1993, he wrestled several televised matches for the World Wrestling Federation as a jobber. Hamrick went on to wrestle for Smoky Mountain Wrestling before returning to the independent circuit.

Hamrick wrestled a tryout match with Extreme Championship Wrestling on May 25 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina, and remained with the promotion until it declared bankruptcy in April 2001. In ECW, Hamrick was known as "Confederate Currency" Chris Hammerick and was part of the stable known as Hot Commodity with "EZ Money", Elektra and Julio Dinero.

In 2002, Hamrick made several appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, wrestling under a mask as the luchadore character Crimson Dragon. In 2002 and 2003, he frequently wrestled for Xtreme Pro Wrestling, where he formed a tag team with Tracy Smothers known as Southern Comfort, also having a long running feud for the TV title with Kaos and The Enterprise.

In early 2007, Hamrick was featured on Wrestling Society X's first episode on MTV, getting into an argument with fellow ECW alumni New Jack, then getting eliminated by him in the WSX Rumble later that night. Despite the both of them getting eliminated from the bout, Hamrick took an elbow drop from New Jack off of the top of a truckbed through a table. At HCW: Beg 4 Mercy '07 in April, Hamrick returned to Mooresboro, NC and defeated New Jack in an Extreme Weapons Match. Three months later, Hamrick won the HCW Triple Crown Championship after defeating Axl Knight, Wicked, and Shea Shea McGrady in a Four Way Dance at HCW's Cold Blooded & Hardcore event. In March 2008, Hamrick was stripped of the title. On June 14 at Underground Revolution '08, Hamrick defeated the current champion, Shea Shea McGrady, to reclaim the title.

On the August 20 2007, edition of WWE Raw, Hamrick made an appearance as a fake version of Triple H, in which he placed a crown on King Booker's head during a royal ceremony, leading up to King Booker's match with Triple H at SummerSlam. He Wrestled For Mainstream Wrestling In Halifax Nova Scotia For A Few Weeks In 2003.

In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves

*Confederate Crunch (Diving leg drop)
*Southern Bellringer (Second rope spike piledriver)
*Van Confederator (Corner-to-corner missile dropkick)
*Dixie Drop (Suplex stunner, sometimes from the second rope)
*Overhead backbreaker rack flipped into a piledriver
*Inverted facelock / Indian deathlock combo
*Springboard missile dropkick
*Arched big boot
*Slingshot moonsault suicide plancha

*The 2000 Man
*Veronica Caine
*Lou E. Dangerously
*G.Q. Money
*Luxurious Lynne

*Confederate Currency
*Hi Flying
*Southern Comfort

*Good Ol' Boys by Waylon Jennings

Championships and accomplishments

*1-time APW Heavyweight Champion

  • All-Star Championship Wrestling

*2-time ACW Heavyweight Champion
*1-time ACW Light Heavyweight Champion
*1-time ACW Tag Team Champion

  • Big Time Wrestling

*1-time BTW Heavyweight Champion

  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling

*1-time CAPW North American Tag Team Champion
*1-time CAPW Unified Heavyweight Champion

*1-time FWA All England Champion

  • Hardcore Championship Wrestling

*2-time HCW Triple Crown Champion

  • Heritage Wrestling Alliance

*1-time HWA Tri-States Champion

*1-time IWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion (with Tracy Smothers)

*2-time IWC Tag Team Champion (with Tracy Smothers)

*1-time NWA Ohio Tag Team Champion

  • New Era Pro Wrestling

*3-time NEPW Heavyweight Champion

  • Premier Wrestling Federation

*1-time PWF Universal Champion
*1-time PWF Light Heavyweight Champion

  • Pro Wrestling Federation

*2-time PWF Tag Team Champion

  • Union of Independent Pro Wrestlers

*1-time UIPW Heavyweight Champion

  • United States Wrestling Federation

*1-time USWF Heavyweight Champion

  • Other titles

*1-time CCW Tag Team Champion
*1-time DCW Heavyweight Champion
*1-time EPW Tag Team Champion
*1-time EWF Tag Team Champion
*1-time RPW Tag Team Champion
*1-time SCW Tag Team Champion
*1-time SWA Tag Team Champion


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