The next installment of the So Far Back Sunday series, takes us to late last year when an Indy wrestling legend wrestled his last match. Last December we watch "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce retire from pro-wrestling after 18 years as an active wrestler. Now follow me into the time machine as we look back at that day:
Sometimes in this business things present itself, where people are given opportunities to make it in the sport and other times they aren't given an opportunity to be in the big companies. Also sometimes people don't get in the business to make it big they get in the business for a love of the business and just to get that rush when you perform in front of an audience. One of those wrestlers who had been honing his craft and had been given opportunities called it a career this past weekend after 18 years in the business. "Scrap Daddy" Adam Pearce was one of the most known talents on the Indy circuit which comes after being on the Independents for the last 18 years and making a stable name for himself as a known name for many different companies around the US like Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, JCW, IWA-MS, and other NWA territories. Adam also has had appearances in all of the major United States wrestling companies including WWE, WCW, & NWA-TNA. Pearce also became by far one of the longest reigning NWA World Champions of the modern era by holding the title for 1,078 days which is good enough for 7th on the all time list of NWA champions.
In recent memory Adam was lighting up the Indy circuit a couple of years ago in an incredible feud with Colt Cabana over the NWA World Title which was aptly named the Seven Levels of Hate. Also in the last year Adam has appeared on TNA as a part of the old Gut-Check things and also has been a guest trainer and producer for the WWE at the Performance Center. Adam's most recent trip to the Performance Center saw him be a producer for the WWE's latest NXT special which overall was highly praised and outdid the WWE PPV. Outside of the business Adam tried out last season to be the San Diego Padres PA announcer, as of this writing, I don't know how it went or if he got it or not but one can only hope. Also more recently on February 5, 2015 Adam Pearce was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame as the first inductee of the Class of 2015. So congratulations are in order and the honor was well deserved for the "Maniac in Black."
I have been a big fan of Pearce for a long time actually and am of course saddened to see him be done with active competition, but I hope this doesn't mean he is done with wrestling because he has a really good mind for the business and was in my book an incredible talker. I also hope that the WWE realizes what they could have with Adam and takes advantage of it instead of taking it for granted. In conclusion, I would like to wish Adam the best of luck now that his career is over and hope that his career was everything he wanted and more. Below is a match from the Seven Level's of Hate Series between Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana.
Thanks for the Memories "Scrap Daddy"