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Joe Linderman
Linderman at the IWE Tribute to the Troops event in December 2010

Ring name(s)

Joe Hennigan
Joe Linderman
Joey Blaze
Joey Nitro
Joey Onyx
Joey Spade
Johnny Superstar

Billed height

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Billed weight

224 lb (102 kg)


October 3, 1979 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles, California

Billed from

Los Angeles, California

Trained by

SPW staff
Tough Enough III trainers
OVW staff


January 27, 2003

Joe Linderman is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names Joe Linderman, and previously Joey Linderman.

Before being promoted to the main IWE roster, Hennigan entered Tough Enough III, a televised competition that would award the winner a IWE contract. He was one of the winners in the competition and assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), to continue his wrestling training. While situated at OVW, he was placed in a tag team, alongside Joey Hayes, in which they won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on one occasion. It was also during this time that he and Hayes, alongside their manager Denise, were known as the stable MNM.

After signing with IWE, the group were called up to the Fusion! roster and on their debut in April 2005, Linderman and Hayes went on to win the IWE Tag Team Championship. After their third and final reign ended in May 2006, Linderman and Denise turned on Hayes. Linderman and Denise were let go from the Fusion! roster and debuted on the Meltdown brand. During his time with the brand, Linderman competed in singles competition and won the IWE Intercontinental Championship twice. In June 2007, Linderman was drafted from Meltdown to the XCW brand. During that time, he won the vacant XCW World Championship once, which was his first [world championship. Linderman formed a partnership with Joe Smith in late 2007, with the two capturing the IWE Tag Team Championship and the World Tag Team Championship on separate occasions. They split in April 2009, and Linderman returned to Fusion, where he won the Intercontinental Championship for the third time in September 2009.

Professional wrestling career[]

Tough Enough[]

Championships and Accomplishments[]

  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Joey Hayes
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2009)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (2005) with Joey Hayes
    • PWI ranked him #27 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2010
  • International Wrestling Entertainment
    • XCW World Championship (1 time)
    • World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Joe Smith
    • IWE Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
    • IWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Joey Hayes (3) and Joe Smith (1)
    • Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year (2008) – with Joe Smith
    • Slammy Award for Best WWE.com Exclusive (2008) – with Joe Smith
    • IWE Tough Enough III co–winner with Josh Nuss
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Tag Team of the Year (2008) with Joe Smith