Sometimes known simply as Pearce, he has won multiple NWA World Heavyweight Championships.
He was a football and baseball star in high school, but injuries derailed his career, and during his recovery he took up wrestling.
In addition to American promotions, he has wrestled professionally in Mexico and Japan, and also on nthe independent circuit.
He was born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois.
He was a member of the Gold Bond Mafia with Colt Cabana, Chuck E. Smooth, Dave Prazak, and CM Punk.