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Chad Collyer
Chad Collyer (born December 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler and mentalist. A Heartland Wrestling Association mainstay, Collyer is perhaps best known for his appearances with Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Collyer made his first appearance with the World Wrestling Federation on the September 23, 2000 episode of WWF Jakked, losing to Perry Saturn. He made two further appearances on Jakked in January 2001 and February 2001, losing on both occasions. On April 5, 2002, Collyer signed a three-year developmental deal with the World Wrestling Federation. He was subsequently assigned to the Heartland Wrestling Association developmental territory. While under contract, Collyer furthered his training under Les Thatcher and Tom Prichard, although he was skeptical of the WWF's request that he take acting classes. He was released by the WWF in July 2002.

Collyer made several appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2003 and 2004, jobbing on WWE Heat, WWE Velocity and in dark matches. In April 2008 Collyer lost to Hardcore Holly in a dark match at a WWE Raw TV Taping in front of 22,000 people at the London o2 Arena. In 2009 Collyer appeared on the May 12 episode of WWE's brand ECW, losing to Vladimir Kozlov by pinfall in around 70 seconds. Overall Collyer made more than 25 appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Collyer debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on the October 18, 2003 episode of TNA Xplosion, losing to Chris Sabin. He went on to appear on the November 12, 2003 episode of Xplosion, losing to Sonjay Dutt. On the January 28, 2004 weekly TNA pay-per-view, Collyer, Eric Young, Matt Stryker and Shark Boy lost to Team Mexico in an eight-man tag team bout.

Collyer returned to TNA on June 16, 2004 as one-third of The Elite Guard, a stable consisting of Collyer, Hotstuff Hernandez and Onyx. The Elite Guard were portrayed as being lackeys of Jeff Jarrett brought into TNA in order to defeat the 3Live Kru. The 3Live Kru and The Elite Guard feuded over the following weeks, culminating in a ten-man "guitar on a pole" match on July 14, 2004 that saw Dusty Rhodes, Larry Zbyszko and the 3Live Kru defeat Jarrett, Ken Shamrock and The Elite Guard when Rhodes pinned Onyx. Following the loss, The Elite Guard was removed from TNA television. In Collyer's final TNA match on July 30, 2004, he and Hernandez were defeated by America's Most Wanted in a dark match.

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TNA Alumni

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