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Kid Kash

Kid Kash

REAL NAME: David Cash
BORN: July 31, 1969 in Johnston City, TN
ALIASES/NICKNAMES: Davey Kash

A former ECW Television Champion, Kid Kash may have gotten his wish, released by NWA-TNA so that he might reunite with his "Extreme" Comrades. But the question is: what does the future hold for Kash once the Hardcore Homecoming has ended?

A former welder by trade, Kash has been wrestling since 1990, when at the age of 18, he was "discovered" at a Tennessee gym. He was trained by legendary tag team wrestler Ricky Morton and Tim Horner. Kash spent his formative years wrestling on independent shows throughout the Southern United States, wrestling legends like Morton, Wahoo McDaniel and Greg Valentine. In 1999, Kash joined Extreme Championship Wrestling and began to work his way up the card, not even letting a broken jaw stand in his way. He even turned down a contract to wrestle for WCW to stay with ECW. On August 26, 2000, Kash defeated Rhyno to become the ECW Television Champion.

After the demise of ECW, Kash went back to the independents for a couple of years. He won a battle royale in November, 2001 to claim the XWF Cruiserweight Championship.

In the summer of 2002, Kash signed on with NWA-TNA. He impressed in his debut in August 2002. He took his losses for the first few months, until October 2002 when he began getting victories over the likes of Tony Mamaluke and Jorge Estrada.

On December 9, 2002, Kash received a tryout match with the WWE, but things didn't work out and he remained with NWA-TNA. As 2002 became 2003, Kash took on a valet named Trinity, and began to chase Sonny Siaki, the X Division Champion. On February 12, 2003, the chase paid off as Kash defeated Siaki for the X-Title.

While Kash had the title belt (one he would defend against Paul London, Jason Cross and the Amazing Red, among others), the relationship between he and Trinity would sour. Trinity walked out on Kash during an April 9th loss to Raven and then Kash allowed Trinity to be H-bombed by the Harris Brothers. The pair even wrestled, with Kash getting the win during those bouts.

During the summer of 2003, Kash became a "legend killer" of sorts, defeating veterans like Larry Zbyszko, Bobby Eaton and even the man who trained him, Ricky Morton.

In September, 2003, Kash began to team with Abyss, taking on America's Most Wanted on a couple of occassions. However, the Abyss/Kash team came to a bad end when Kash blamed Abyss for a crucial tag team loss, only to have Abyss decide he'd had enough.

After a short program against Abyss and later Don Harris, Kash aligned himself with Jeff Jarrett and began to intimidate other NWA-TNA stars into signing a loyalty pledge to Jarrett.

In the spring of 2004, Kash began teaming with Dallas as part of the NWA Tag Team title tournament. On April 7, 2004, the team of Kash and Dallas defeated Low Ki and Chris Daniels to win the tournament and become the new NWA World Tag Team Champions.

Within two weeks of that victory, Kash and Dallas had dropped, and then regained, the tag titles from Apollo and D-Lo Brown. They would continue to battle D-Lo and Apollo, as well as James Storm and Dusty Rhodes in defence of the tag team titles, until a loss to America's Most Wanted on June 4th, cost them the belts.

Kash was to have faced A.J. Styles but a broken fibula and a suspension from NWA-TNA over negative comments he made during a radio show left Kash on the sidelines for nearly a month. When he returned, he once again began to work towards a match against Styles, with a "tables" match coming on September 8th, with Styles coming out the winner.

Kash would spend the majority of the next few months in tag team action, as well as competing in the X-Division. He would feud with Dustin Rhodes (including a loss at Final Resolution) and, with Lance Hoyt (formerly known as Dallas), America's Most Wanted.

In April 2005, Kash's comments on the radio show Wrestling News Live Sunday Night got him in trouble with NWA-TNA management. He was very critical of the organization and talent such as America's Most Wanted, stating that he wanted TNA to release him from his contract. On April 19th, NWA-TNA did just that.

After some indy dates,Kash headed to Ohio Valley Wrestling, battling Frankie Kazarian to a draw in the TV tournament.

Kash also worked both Shane Douglas' Hardcore Homecoming and ECW's One Night Stand. The next night, Kash lost to Tajiri on an episode of Sunday Night Heat.

Kash would spend the summer of 2005 still working the independent circuit, before settling down in Deep South Wrestling, where he teamed frequently with Johnny Parisi. In October, he went on the road with the Smackdown crew, and battled Juventud Guerrero on several occassions as well as Paul London, Scotty Too Hotty and Brian Kendrick.

Although he would continue to work for Deep South Wrestling, Kid Kash soon began to make an impact on Smackdown. Kash went to Armageddon and defeated Juventud to become the WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

Unfortunately, soon after, Kash suffered a severely bruised arm during a January 5 2006 Deep South match against Tony Santorelli. He made several title defences mostly in triple threat and fatal fourway matches where he lost the match via disqualification but not the title.

Then, at the Royal Rumble, Gregory Helms won the title as part of a Cruiserweight Open match. The loss allowed Kash to recover from his injury and begin competing full-time again in a matter of weeks.

When he returned, Kash did (unsuccessfully) attempt to regain the Cruiserweight Championship. However, more and more he was found teaming with Jamie Noble. Initially seen in action on Velocity, Kash and Noble, dubbed "the Pitbulls" began appearing on Smackdown and are taking a run at the Tag Team titles, currently held by Paul Londonand Brian Kendrick. The Pitbulls came away from their title shot at the Great American Bash empty-handed but few expect that title shot to be their last.

- compiled by John Milner

KID KASH LINKS

  • Sep. 27, 2006: Kid Kash released from WWE
  • June 23, 2005: Kid Kash has a lot to say
  • April 20, 2005:Kid Kash released from TNA


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