Broyles in 2014.
|Birth name||Jason Broyles|
|Born||April 27, 1973|
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||EZ Money|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Billed weight||239 lb (108 kg)|
|Billed from||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
Jason Broyles (born April 27, 1973) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 2000 to 2001 under the ring name EZ Money. He also briefly wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 2001 under the ring name Jason Jett.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (1990–2000)
Broyles made his professional wrestling debut in 1990 after training himself. In 1994 he worked for Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling, he was known as Steve Skyfire and was mainly used as a jobber.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (2000–2001)
After working on the independent circuit for ten years, he made his Extreme Championship Wrestling debut on June 2, 2000 under the ring name Steve Skyfire in a losing effort to Chilly Willy. Eight days later, Broyles made his televised debut for ECW as EZ Money in a losing effort to Kid Kash. After wrestling in singles matches to mixed results over the next few weeks, Money formed an alliance with Chris Hamrick. After Hamrick helped Money defeat Julio Fantastico, with whom he had a brief feud, Fantastico joined Money and Hamrick after being unable to defeat them. Fantastico then renamed himself Julio Dinero and the stable became known as Hot Commodity. Hot Commodity was rather unsuccessful, however, as they only won two matches together. Despite this, Money and Dinero were granted a title match against then-World Tag Team Champions Danny Doring and Roadkill on January 7, 2001 at ECW's final pay-per-view Guilty as Charged, which they lost. Money and Dinero received a rematch for the title five days later, but were again defeated. Hot Commodity stayed together until ECW declared bankruptcy in 2001 and was subsequently shut down.
World Championship Wrestling (2001)
After ECW declared bankruptcy, Broyles soon started working for World Championship Wrestling. He made his debut for WCW on the March 7 episode of Thunder as Jason B, where he and Scotty O lost to 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias) in the quarterfinals of a tournament to determine the promotion's first Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions. The following week on Thunder, Broyles was renamed to Jason Jett and defeated Alex Wright. On March 18 at WCW's final pay-per-view Greed, Jett defeated Kwee Wee. The following night on Nitro, Jett defeated Disqo. On the March 21 episode of Thunder, Jett defeated fellow ECW alumnus Cash in the latter's debut for WCW.
World Wrestling Federation (2001–2002)
Broyles remained with WCW until it was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in late March, earning the distinction of being the only man to wrestle at the final shows for both ECW and WCW and the last person ever to be signed to a WCW contract. After his contract was picked up by the WWF, he was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association, one of their development territories. While in the HWA, Broyles won the promotion's Heavyweight Championship twice before being released from his contract in July 2002.
Independent circuit (2002–2003, 2007–2015)
After being released from his WWF contract, Broyles he made a few appearances in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Ring of Honor and the Frontier Wrestling Alliance under his EZ Money ring name before retiring in 2003. After retiring, he began working as a tailor for wrestlers, designing attire such as boots and trunks.
On January 27, 2007, Broyles, as EZ Money, wrestled his first match in nearly four years as he defeated The Brother Grimm at Championship Wrestling Alliance's House Party event. On February 17, Money defeated Mathias Grimm at the CWA's Snowed The F Out event. On July 28, Money made his final appearance for the CWA as he won a four-way match against Chase Owens, Greg Rocker, and O-Dog. On October 12, 2013, Broyles, as EZ Money teamed with Eddie Golden in a losing effort to the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Champions Air America (Skylar Kruze and Gavin Daring) in a title match for NWA Smoky Mountain.
On June 14, 2014, EZ Money teamed with Reborn Champion Cody Ices and Anthony Brody in a losing effort against Jake "The Snake" Roberts, The Stallion and Alex Cage in the main event for Reborn Wrestling.
On September 26, 2015 EZ Money lost against Ethan Carter III in a match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. The match took place in a Pro Wrestling South card at the Sullivan South High School in Tennessee.
Professional wrestling style and persona
Broyles' most well-known character was "EZ Money", which was notable for his stint as a member of Hot Commodity in ECW. He used Cha-Ching as his finishing move and a wide range of signature moves which included a swinging cradle suplex followed by a powerbomb called Electric Dreams, an EZ Driver, an inverted crucifix powerbomb, a moonsault, a reverse piledriver hold transitioned into an inverted double underhook facebuster called Money Bag, a springboard somersault clothesline and the Money in the Bank. He used "For the Love of Money" / "Down on Me" mix by The O'Jays and Jackyl and "Down on Me" by Jackyl as his entrance theme song in ECW and ROH.
Championships and accomplishments
- Heartland Wrestling Association
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Southern States Wrestling
- "EZ Money profile". Cagematch.
- "EZ Money profile". Online World of Wrestling.
- "EZ Money". ECWWrestling.com (via Wayback Machine). October 17, 2000. Archived from the original on October 17, 2000. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
- "Cagematch match listings, page 1".
- "Hot Commodity's Cagematch profile".
- "Hot Commodity's match listing".
- "Cagematch match listings' page 2".
- "HWA Heavyweight Championship history".
- "Cagematch match listings, page 1".
- "NWA Smoky Mountain - Saturday, October 12 in Hampton, TN".
- http://prowrestling.net/article.php?6-14-Reborn-Wrestling-Jake-Roberts-and-EZ-Money-meet-in-the-six-man-tag-main-event-of-a-Christian-based-pro-wrestling-show-37554 Retrieved June 15, 2014
- "Shining Wizard movelist".
- "M-O Wrestler Moves".
- "WCW Thunder report on March 14, 2001".
- "WCW Greed report on March 18, 2001".
- "WCW Nitro report on March 19, 2001".
- "SSW Heavyweight Championship history".