Class of 2005- Chris Windham- RIP

The first inductee into the AIWF Hall of fame came on October 29, 2005 when the late Chris Windham was inducted. Chris was an extraordinary wrestler. In 1996 in the PWI 500, Chris was ranked #454. More information will be available soon on the career of Chris Windham.

Class of 2006 – Dangerous Don Carson -RIP
In 2006 it was only fitting that the next inductee into the AIWF Hall of Fame be “Dangerous” Don Carson. Don Carson has been in the business for over 25 years and has lead the T.V.A. for over 22 years. “I’ve held more tag titles than I can keep up with and single titles as well.” He started wrestling in Johnson City, TN and traveled up and down the East Coast until he came to the AIWF and found a way to win the Heavyweight belt and the Tag Titles, a record amount of times, he was awarded a lifetime AIWF Appreciation Award, and now, the 2nd member of the AIWF Hall of Fame. “I find I have alot left to give to the AIWF and will lead the new T.V.A. into the AIWF for more years of pain and title dominance. I am excited to be inducted into the AIWF Hall of Fame.
Class of 2007- Jammer
the 3rd inductee into the AIWF Hall of Fame was Jammer. Starting in the early years of the AIWF Jammer along with his tag team partner TNT was responsible for starting the tag team area in the AIWF, Jammer and TNT were the first big fan favorite tag team, and remained at the top for many years holding the tag titles numerous times, while feuding with the Terminators, the Family, the TVA and more.
Class of 2009- Smilin Diamond Dave
In 2009 another member of the TVA took his place in the Hall of Fame. Smilin Diamond Dave started his wrestling carrier in 1984 in the great state of Tennessee. The ICW was where Dave started wrestling the IWC also featured NWA star Ronnie Garvin, and Randy Macho Man Savage. Dave has wrestled many stars during the course of his 20 + years in the business. like Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Jimmy Boogie Woogie Man valiant to name a few. Dave says that he only had one true partner Dangerous Don Carson. Together they formed the TVA ( “The Greatest tag team of all time’) as Dave says. The Smilin one has held many titles over the years including Heavyweight and tag titles in the AIWF, ICW, AWF, NCWF, and PWF. Dave wants to thank his wife Lisa, his kids, and a special thanks to the AIWF, Rick Deezel, and the fans for his great experience while with the AIWF.
Class of 2009 – The Intimidator
2009 saw the induction of two stars from the AIWF past. The Intimidator was a very popular star from the 90′s. Calling him self Big Sexy the Intimidator was know for being accompanied to the ring by beautiful women from time to time. Started his carrier in 1990 and was trained by Ken Spence. Big Sexy came to the AIWF in 1993. His biggest feud was with (you guessed it ) Rick Deezel, and the Family. There was also a long standing feud with Don Carson and various members of the TVA. He held the AIWF U.S. title and even held the lightweight title for about 5 minutes due to an error that got the weight limit raised on the title too 400 lbs. Before retiring in 2000 The Intimidator spent his last 4 years in the CWA where he was a 2 time heavyweight champion and able to retire with the belt.
Class of 2009 – Rick Zee -RIP
2009 Rick Zee 1962 – 2009 (RIP)Rick Zee was a member of the Tennessee Intimidators with his partner Wild-man Walter in the mid to late 90′s with the AIWF. They were at time a popular tag team and at times a hated tag team. They feuded with the TV A as well as many of the young stars of the AIWF at the time. Rick Zee started his wrestling carrier in Tennessee in the late 80′s and is in the Tennessee wrestling hall of fame. Rick was still active until he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. The AIWF had planed on inducting him in the Hall of Fame after he retired. We lost Rick Zee to Cancer on November 1st 2009.We will miss and respect him forever.
 Class of 2010 – Bill Holiday
 Bill’s AIWF career started in 1996 but his interest in wrestling started long before that. “I remember many trips to Roanoke and Greensboro to watch wrestling and every Thanksgiving night in Greensboro watching Starcade. My first AIWF match that I reffed was in Mt. Airy,NC at Veterans Park. I worked with Don Hopkins , a very good ref. he taught me a lot.”Bill’s whole career has been with the AIWF (when you work for the best you don’t need any of the rest) Outside of the AIWF he has refereed matches in Myrtle Beach S.C.Bill has had the pleasure of working some of the best matches he says he has ever seen in wrestling . “Working matches with the TVA ( Smiling Diamond Dave , Robert Roma(one of the best), and Don Carson) was always fun and interesting.  Brian Danzig and Daniel Mayes had some of the roughest matches of anybody in this business, never a dull moment. There are so many guys I have had the pleasure of working with these past 15 years, Jackie Anderson, Chris Windham(RIP),Death, War, Sweet Daddy, Steve Niles, War inc., Easy Rider, and Rick Deezel (more on Rick later), the list can go on. I also had the privilege of working matches with some of wrestling’s legends.”“I have been ask what was my favorite match. I have done so many that it is hard to pick one. Matches with Danzig and Mayes, TVA , were always good. The match with Steve Niles and Sweet Daddy at F-C High School will always be in my top 5. The first barb wire match with Rick Deezel and Brian Danzig was one to remember. I have been able work a lot of different states and meet a lot of people , Va. ,N.C., S.C., W.Va., and Tenn.. My two favorite places were War, W.Va. and the rec. center in Bassett Va. some really good memories in Bassett.”“Back to Rick Deezel, if you have followed the AIWF for the past 15 years you know me and Rick never see eye to eye on anything, but I would never have been able to do what I loved to do for the past 15 years if it had not been for him and the AIWF. He has helped me learn a lot in this business . We have traveled many miles on the road together. There’s none better in this business. He is always be a good friend.”
Class Of 2010 – David Steel
As one half of the War Machines along with J.D. Anderson, David Steel brought another style of violence to the AIWF. The War Machines feuded with The Ghost Riders, and their feud with the Family was the stuff of legends, as fans flocked to the venues to see what the two teams would do next. Before he came to the AIWF David, and J.D. were dominate in the east Tennessee area.
 Class Of 2010 – Jumpin Jimmy
The original AIWF high flyer, Jumpin Jimmy wowed fans for years with his top rope moves, and his signature top rope back flip that was part of his ring entrance. Jimmy feuded with The Family, and Jackie Anderson, but it was his turn and joining up with Jackie Anderson that made him one of the most hated wrestlers in the AIWF in the 1990’s. His feud with Chris Windham was a huge success for him. Jimmy held the lightweight title several times, and even defeated Ricky Morton to win the AIWF U.S. title at a show in mount Airy
 Class Of 2011 – Chief Wahoo McDaniel RIP
Chief Wahoo McDaniel 1938 – 2002 (RIP)Wahoo McDaniel made his AIWF debut in 1993 against Ivan Koloff in an indian strap match in Mount Airy N.C. The chief went on to have a bloody feud with Rick Deezel in 1995. Chief Wahoo McDaniel is the first world wide legend to be inducted into the AIWF Hall Of Fame. He had a huge part to do with the training of some AIWF stars, and a large part in the help of bringing the AIWF together in the beginning years.
Class Of 2011 – Chucky Baby
Entered the AIWF in the early 90′s, and quickly became one of the most popular stars on the roster. Known for being a big teddy bear like person outside the ring, but hard nose, and skilled inside the ring. Was one of the first wrestlers to hold the AIWF Heavyweight title. Also the first Jewish wrestler to work for the AIWF. Feuded with Rick Deezel, Dynamite Doug, Brian Danzig, but was best know for his wars with the Righteous Rider, and Blaze. Chuck has been living in Las Vegas, and has been battling health issues for some time. We wish him luck.
Class Of 2013 – Don Hopkins
The first full time referee for the AIWF Don Hopkins, fondly known as Scrappy by many of the wrestlers kept the law in the ring, and never took any lip from anyone no matter how big. Don was as much a part of the show as any of the wrestlers, he would make appearances on the TV show in Martinsville Va. , and he even had quite the fan following.
Class Of 2013 – Angel
Angel is the first Valet to be inducted into the Hall. As the manager / valet of the War Machines she was a force to be reckoned with, always making her  self noticed by the opponents , and the fans. She was very vocal, and would not think twice about injecting herself into a match if it meant getting a win for her team.
Class Of 2013 Generation X (J.T. Sledge and Terminator X)
You cant talk to a fan of the 90’s AIWF without hearing a story about Generation X. Lead by J.T. Sledge (the brains), and Terminator X ( the fighter) this two took their team, and built it into an empire, with a following of fans that most wrestlers can only dream of today. Feuding wit the likes of The TVA, The Family, and Jackie Anderson’s clan. Generation X held every major title in the AIWF at one time or another, but it was Terminator X’s feud with Brian Danzig that was the icing on the cake. from fire matches to no rope barbed wire cage matches, to boxing gloves made from barbed wire these two made the AIWF what it was in the late 90’s,, and when Terminator beat Rick Deezel for the AIWF Heavyweight title in bassett Va the fans nearly tore the building apart, their hero had won his crown.
Class of 2014 – Brian Danzig
As a member, and eventually the leader of the Family. Brian Danzig literally carved his way into the history books of the AIWF, many dubbed him the most hardcore wrestler in the AIWF, if not the country during the 1990’s. His matches included barbed wire, fire, glass doors, and more. His feuds with Terminator X, and Chris Tenney will always be remembered as the most violent in AIWF history, and it will be hard to find another that can take that title from them. His no ropes barbed wire match against Rick Deezel to this day still makes fans cringe in pain.
Class of 2014- Pagan
The most loyal family member to Brian Danzig, and quite possibly the most hard core woman to ever walk through an AIWF entrance way. Pagan stood toe to toe with any man in the company, and even refused to wrestle other women because they were not tough enough for her. barbed wire was her best friend, and the other Family members were her children, and she would go to any lengths to protect them. Just between you, and me today she is the mother of two beautiful twin daughters. God help anyone who looks at them the wrong way.
Class of 2014- Daniel Mayes
Hardcore hell from above, that is the best way to describe Daniel Mayes. Nothing was beyond his capability in his mind, from moonsaults from the top of the entrance way, to splashes on his opponent from the ceiling of a venue through a table, Daniel Mayes came at the AIWF from a new direction… The Sky, as fans sit in amazement watching the Danile Mayes show. Daniel held the lightweight title several times, but really came into his own as a tag team with Brian Danzig, and Rick Deezel having a strangle hold on the tag titles with both.
Class of 2014- Bad Brad
When most fans first saw Bad Brad they thought, look at this guys he will get killed, but it was not long before they knew they were totally wrong about this fire cracker. Once a member of the Family Brad was cocky, and could back his attitude up. Brad was the center piece of one of the biggest controversy’s in AIWF history (the Deal With The Steel 98 screw job) Brad was brought to the ring in a trash can by Rick Deezel, and Daniel Mayes against Generation X the fact that Brad fit in the trash can made him a legal weapon inside the cage resulting in a vicious beat down of Generation X in a three on two assault, But it was after his breakup with the Family that Brad quickly became a huge fan favorite. Brads biggest clam to fame is the 4 page write up he got in WWE star Chyna’s book. No matter his size Brad always pushed his opponent to their limits, and made his matches highlights of the show.
 Class of 2014 – Enigma RIP
Enigma spent all of his short time in the AIWF as a member of the Family, even though he did not hold titles, he was still a huge part of the Family’s success during his time here, from vicious sneak attacks, to being a vital tag partner to Brian Danzig, and Creeping death, Enigma served, as both body guard, and attack dog.
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Class of 2014 Big Wood The Lumber Jack
 Big Wood is a legendary figure in Southern wrestling. He was active in the ring from 1989 through 2013. He has won titles throughout the southern states, as well as promoted numerous events. He has trained, and mentored hundreds of young men, and women over the years, and is continuing his tradition even today. We are proud to call him a member of our hall of fame, and better yet our friend.
Class of 2015 – Ricky Morton
Being one half of the most famous tag team in the world has made Ricky Morton one of the most well known wrestlers in the last 30 plus years. Ricky is also a member of the WWE hall Of Fame. Ricky Morton came to the AIWF in the mid 1990’s, and over the past 20 years holds the distinction of being the most returning legend ever to wrestle for the AIWF. He has held the U.S. title, and even the world title . For a short time he was a member of the Family, and was hated by the fans, which is something out of the ordinary for the normally  fan favorite Morton.
Class of 2015 – Chuck King
Often call the King of tag team wrestling, Chuck came to the AIWF in early 200’s as a member of East Coast Bodily Harm, a team that had been a dominate force in the Mid Atlantic wrestling scene for some time. Chuck then made a home in the AIWF after the team split, leaving Chuck his own for a while. Chuck went through a few tag partners until he found the chemistry he was looking for with Robbie Evil, and Disorderly Dysfunction was born. This team held the AIWF Mid Atlantic, and world tag titles before they disbanded when Chuck retired.
Class of 2015 – E Z Rider RIP
Known to many as the AIWF Biker Outlaw E Z Rider was as tough as they come. He had moderate success as a singles wrestler, and a a member of the Family of darkness when it was lead by Brian Danzig,  but it was when he formed the Biker Outlaws tag team with Iron horse that he found his place the two held the tag titles, and was in a feud with The Family for a long time. After E Z Rider left the AIWF his tag team success continued with Ironhorse on the indy circuit, as they held many more tag titles.