Tomer Shalom

Last updated
Tomer Shalom
תומר שלום
Born Holon, Israel
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Tomer Shalom
Jean-Pierre Goulet
Goliath Ayala
Tomer Syd
Tomer Time
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm) [1]
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg) [1]
Trained by Rob Fuego
Debut2010

Tomer Shalom (born Tomer Sidi) [2] is an Israeli professional wrestler who was trained by Rob Fuego in Canada.

Israel country in the Middle East

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.

Professional wrestling entertainment form that mimics contact sports

Professional wrestling is a form of performing art and entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance. It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title-match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers. Much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts. An additional aspect of combat with improvised weaponry is sometimes included to varying degrees.

Contents

Early life

Born in Holon, Israel, Sidi grew up in Tel Aviv. [2] In 2010, after completing his service in the Israeli Defence Forces, Sidi moved to Canada in order to begin his training to become a professional wrestler. [2]

Holon Place in Israel

Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Holon is part of the metropolitan Gush Dan area. In 2017 it had a population of 192,624. Holon has the second-largest industrial zone in Israel, after Haifa.

Tel Aviv City in Israel

Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel—after Jerusalem—and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area. Located on the country's Mediterranean coastline and with a population of 443,939, it is the economic and technological center of the country.

Professional wrestling career

After arriving in Canada in 2010, Sidi first went to both Calgary and Winnipeg before ultimately winding up at Squared Circle Wrestling where he was trained by Rob Fuego. [3]

Calgary City in Alberta, Canada

Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".

Winnipeg Provincial capital city in Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.

On November 1, 2012 Tomer returned to Israel to wrestle for the first time and wrestled Lior Libman at Israeli Pro Wrestling Association's Wrestling In The Rain event. [4] Two days later Sidi made his All Wrestling Organization debut at a house show. [5] The following week he wrestled for AWO at their Face Off event. [6]

Israeli Pro Wrestling Association

Israeli Pro Wrestling Association was an independent wrestling promotion, operating from Israel.

All Wrestling Organization Israeli professional wrestling promotion

All Wrestling Organization is an independent wrestling promotion in the Middle East, currently operating out of Netanya, Israel.

On March 23, 2014 Sidi while wrestling for Crossfire Wrestling won the CW Heavyweight Championship, [7] which he held for 259 days. [8]

On December 10 2015, Sidi returned to Israel at the Ultimate Wrestling Israel event UWI Showdown, but was eliminated in the quarter finals of the UWI Heavyweight Championship tournament. [9] Four days later, Sidi wrestled his first match for the Israeli Wrestling League at the IWL VIII event. [10] Three weeks later, Sidi again wrestled for Ultimate Wrestling Israel. [11]

Ultimate Wrestling Israel

Ultimate Wrestling Israel (UWI), the fourth wrestling federation in Israel was founded in November 2015. The UWI currently has one belt, the UWI Shomer Shabbos Heavyweight Championship, previously known as the UWI Heavyweight Championship until February 2017.

Israeli Wrestling League

Israeli Wrestling League (IWL), is an Israeli professional wrestling promotion founded in 2013 by Eitan Levy & Lidor Bushary. Its first show was in May 2013 during the filming of the wrestling season in the fourth season of HaYafa VeHaChnun, the Israeli version of Beauty and the Geek. The wrestling academy, led by Lidor Bushary, opened in May 2014 in Rehovot at the Alternative Sports Center, where performances are held every two month. The IWL has one belt, the IWL Heavyweight Championship. As of 2016, the IWL does not pay their wrestlers, in order to keep costs down.

On March 13, 2016 while wrestling for Victory Commonwealth Wrestling as Goliath Ayala, Sidi won his second title, the VCW Openweight Title, during their 4th Annual Iron Man Rumble. [12] During Sidi's reign VCW was renamed to Hogtown Pro Wrestling and the belt renamed the HPW Openweight Title. [13] In October 2016, Sidi lost in the final match of the tournament to crown the new HPW Heavyweight Champion. [14] Sidi ultimately lost the title on January 29, 2017. [15]

On August 7, 2017 Sidi made his WWE debut, filing in for Curtis Axel, [16] under the name Jean-Pierre Goulet, [17] and billed from Quebec City. [18] in a match which he lost to Jason Jordan. [19] During the match held in Canada, local wrestling fans recognizing Sidi began chanting "Tomer, Tomer, Tomer". [20] The reaction from the fans caught the attention of the WWE, and following the match, Sidi was offered a tryout by the WWE. [3] The WWE had previously expressed interest in him wrestling for their NXT brand, however they ran into visa issues. [21]

Championships and accomplishments

Related Research Articles

ECWA Heavyweight Championship is the top title contested in the independent professional wrestling promotion East Coast Wrestling Association.

Marty Scurll British professional wrestler

Martin "Marty" Scurll is an English professional wrestler, currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a one-time ROH World Television Champion. He also works for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. From May 2017 to late October 2018, he was a member of the Bullet Club stable, which splintered into the new faction The Elite. The latter left ROH at the end of 2018 which led Scurll to form a new stable with ROH's new signees Brody King and PCO called Villain Enterprises, which debuted during December's post-Final Battle television tapings.

Shane Strickland American professional wrestler

Stephon Strickland is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Shane Strickland. Strickland is currently working on the independent circuit, most notably for Evolve Wrestling, House of Hardcore (HOH) and House of Glory (HOG). He is best known for his work in Major League Wrestling (MLW) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he is a former MLW World Heavyweight Champion and CZW World Heavyweight Champion. He also used to appear on Lucha Underground where he performed under the name of Killshot. Additionally Strickland is also a former Evolve Champion, two-time CZW Wired TV Championship, and is the current PCW Ultra Heavyweight Champion.

Oney Lorcan American professional wrestler

Christopher Girard is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs in its developmental territory NXT under the ring name Oney Lorcan. He has worked frequently for independent promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Top Rope Promotions and Chaotic Wrestling under the ring name Biff Busick. He is a one-time CZW World Heavyweight Champion. In addition, he has appeared in notable independent promotions like Westside Xtreme Wrestling, EVOLVE and Dragon Gate USA.

Noam Dar is an Israeli-born Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the United Kingdom-based NXT UK brands.

Alan Niddrie better known by his ring name Kenny Williams, is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental brand NXT UK. Niddrie is also active in multiple promotions across the United Kingdom and Europe, such as PROGRESS Wrestling, Premier British Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Elite, British Championship Wrestling, IPW:UK, Scottish Wrestling Alliance, and completed in Defiant Wrestling in the Pro Wrestling World Cup, representing Scotland, but is best known for his work in Insane Championship Wrestling, where he is a three-time ICW Zero-G Champion.

Aleister Black Dutch professional wrestler

Tom Budgen is a Dutch professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, under the ring name Aleister Black, and he is a former NXT Champion. Prior to signing with WWE, Budgen worked for promotions across Europe, the United States, and Japan under the ring name Tommy End.

Joseph Conner Buckton is an English professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental brand NXT UK. He wrestles under the ring name Joseph Conners. In 2017 and 2018 he took part In UK Championship Tournament. Conners competed in many British wrestling promotions, most notably New Generation Wrestling (NGW) and What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW), where he was a one-time WCPW Champion.

Shigehiro Irie

Shigehiro Irie is a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist best known for his work in DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT). Irie has also competed for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), and a number of North American independent promotions in the past.

Steffanie Newell is a Welsh professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE and appears in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Tegan Nox. Newell previously wrestled on the British independent circuit under the ring name Nixon Newell, most notably for promotions such as Attack! Pro Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, and Fight Club: Pro.

Travis Bligh, better known by his ring name Travis Banks, is a New Zealand professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE performing for their NXT UK brand. He's known for competing in promotions such as Fight Club Pro, What Culture Pro Wrestling, Attack! Pro Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and most notably Progress Wrestling, where he is a former World Champion

Fabian Aichner

Fabian Aichner is an Italian professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he performs in their NXT UK using his real name. He is also a former Evolve Champion. He previously performed on the independent circuit throughout Europe under the ring name Adrian Severe.

Anarchy Championship Wrestling

Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW) is a professional wrestling promotion based out of Austin, Texas, owned and operated by Darin Childs. They held their first official event on January 14, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas. The promotion has developed a reputation over the years for featuring hardcore wrestling in music venues and festivals, as well as the pioneering women's division, the "Joshi Division"

Mario Bokara is a Croatian-American professional wrestler. He is known for his time with Impact Wrestling.

Axel Dieter Jr. German professional wrestler

Marcel Barthel is a German professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he competes in their developmental territory NXT UK, using his real name. He is best known for his work on the independent circuit in Germany, under the ring name Axel Dieter Jr. Since debuting in March 2008, Dieter worked almost exclusively in his home country of Germany, most notably for Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), with occasional appearances in the United Kingdom for Progress Wrestling. In wXw, Dieter was a two-time World Tag Team Champion and a one-time Unified World Wrestling Champion before signing with WWE in 2017.

Keith Lee (wrestler) American professional wrestler

Keith Lee is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where he performs on their developmental territory NXT. He is known for his work on the American independent circuit, where he competed for promotions such as Evolve, All American Wrestling (AAW), and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). He is a one-time PWG World Champion and one-time WWN Champion.

Professional wrestling in Israel has been promoted in the country since the 1950s after the nation's establishment.

References

  1. 1 2 http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=23234
  2. 1 2 3 Sunshine, Fannie (2013-12-17). "North York newcomer goes to the mat for wrestling dreams | InsideToronto.com". InsideToronto.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  3. 1 2 "Israeli wrestler 'Tomer Shalom' gets attention of WWE promoters". The Canadian Jewish News. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  4. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "IPWA Wrestling In The Rain « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  5. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AWO House Show « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  6. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AWO Face Off « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  7. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Title Reigns « CW Heavyweight Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  8. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Titles « Tomer Shalom « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  9. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "UWI Showdown « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  10. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "IWL VIII « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  11. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "UWI Gold Rush « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  12. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "VCW 4th Annual Iron Man Rumble « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  13. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Hogtown Pro Wrestling (HPW ) « Promotions Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  14. "Hogtown Wrestling Socktoberfest Shocked Super Wonder Gallery". Toronto Guardian. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  15. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Lucha In The 6 Carnaval de Lucha « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  16. "WWE: המתאבק תומר שלום ערך קרב ב-RAW". sport1.maariv.co.il. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  17. "WWE Monday Night Raw at Air Canada Centre wrestling results - Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  18. "Identity Of Jason Jordan's Opponent (Video), Carmella Vs. Naomi SmackDown Promo, RAW Match Sponsor - WrestlingInc.com". WrestlingInc.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  19. "WWE Monday Night Raw results and observations (8/7/17): Braun Strowman is the last man standing". Philly.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  20. "Raw Replays". WWE Network. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  21. "תומר שלום בדרך ל-WWE? "בקרוב יהיו חדשות טובות"". sport1.maariv.co.il. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  22. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "CW Heavyweight Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  23. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017 - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  24. "Openweight Championship – DemandLucha.com". demandlucha.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.