Spirit Squad
Nicky, Sean and Jon in the ring as World Tag Team champions on an episode of Meltdown in 2006


Kevin Ward
Johnny Williams
Jason Rapaport


Spirit Squad


Matt Williams: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Johnny Williams: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Mikey: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Nicky: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jason Rapaport: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Combined Weight

Varies, depending on the combination


January 23, 2006


November 27, 2006




OVW Staff

The Spirit Squad was a promotion wrestling stable in International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) that consisted of Kevin Ward, Johnny Williams, Mikey, Nicky and Jason Rapaport. The team's ring personas were those of an all-male cheerleading squad.

Before forming the group, all members competed in OVW, IWE's developmental terriory, where they were once opponents. In January 2006, the Spirit Squad made their television debut on the Meltdown brand. Three months later, the team would go on to win the World Tag Team Championship and, by "executive decision", were all collectively recognized as champions and internally decided which two defended the belts at any given time. Their reign marked the first time five wrestlers had been simultaneously recognized as World Tag Team Champions.

After losing the tag team championship in November 2006, the team disbanded, with Kenny the only member to appear on IWE television. Nicky, Mikey and Johnny returned to OVW, where Mikey and Nicky formed a tag team, and Mitch was released from his IWE contract in May 2007. Today, only Nicky still remains under a IWE contract, where he performs under the name "Nick Kessler".

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