|Born||November 6, 1978 Burlington, New Jersey, USA|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Johnny Kashmere|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|Trained by||The Pitbulls|
Johnny Kashmere (born November 6, 1978) is an American professional wrestler, best known as one half of The Backseat Boyz, along with Trent Acid. Kashmere has competed in Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Combat Zone Wrestling, Assault Championship Wrestling, Premier Wrestling Federation, NWA New Jersey and in Japan, Central America, Europe and Alaska.
Professional wrestling career
In the late 90s, Kashmere joined the CZW Wrestling Academy, where he was being trained by The Pitbulls, Gary Wolfe, and the late Anthony Durante. After graduating, Kashmere joined the CZW main roster and started teaming with Trent Acid as The Backseat Boyz, a play on the American vocal group, The Backstreet Boys. Together they would go on to win multiple tag team championships on the independent scene, including three reigns with the CZW World Tag Team Championship, and one reign with the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Kashmere has also once also held the CZW World Tag Team championship with Robbie Mireno, and once with Justice Pain.
The Backseat Boyz were put together by NWA New Jersey writer Donnie B., the twin brother of ECW original "Nova" Mike Bucci. Donnie B. also became their manager on the road and in NWA. Under Donnie's tutelage, Acid and Kashmere were hired by ECW to start in April, but ECW went out of business in February so they never debuted on ECW TV.
After leaving Ring of Honor and CZW in 2003, Kashmere began promoting Pro Wrestling Unplugged in Philadelphia and successfully ran over a hundred events in the Philly area. Many of those events were at the former ECW arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
When in June 2010, his longtime tag team partner Trent Acid died, Kashmere organized a tribute show in his honor. A month later, on July 10, 2010, Kashmere ran "The Acid Fest" at the former ECW Arena as a benefit event to assist in paying for Trent's burial services. In the main event, Johnny Kashmere (with Matt Walsh and Donnie B.) defeated Devon Moore (with Annie Social) in a singles match.
In 2001, Kashmere dropped out of Philadelphia University to begin his Japan Tours for Big Japan Pro Wrestling. In Japan, Kashmere was featured in multiple issues of Baseball Magazine's national wrestling publications and was a special guest on a nationally televised talk show.
In July 2010, Kashmere hung up his boots following his last match at The Acid Fest and returned to college to pursue a computer science degree. Today Kashmere is graduating with two degrees and beginning his career in the IT field and working on his post grad degrees. He plans on running events in the future, once school is behind him.
Kashmere has appeared on WWE Monday Night Raw, MTV, WWE Sunday Night Heat, Japan's Samurai TV, TNA Pay-Per-View, and many Philadelphia area local news segments.
Kashmere was nationally ranked in Pro Wrestling Magazine's Top 500 wrestlers in the world 9 out of 13 years that he competed in the ring.
Championships and accomplishments
- Hardway Wrestling
- HW Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Trent Acid
- National Championship Wrestling
- NCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Trent Acid
- PCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Trent Acid
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ring of Honor
- Other titles
- POW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- PWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
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