Mikael Judas

Mikael Judas
This article is about the professional wrestler, Michael Cole. For the WWE announcer, see Michael Cole.
Mikael Judas
Ring name(s) Mikael Adryan[1]
Mikael Judas[1]
Billed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)[1][3]
Billed weight 272 lb (123 kg)[1][3]
Billed from The Heart of Darkness
Charlotte, North Carolina[3]
Trained by Brodie Chase[1]
Mikki Free[1]
Debut June 1999[1]

Michael Cole  is an American professional wrestler best known by the ring name Mikael Judas and for his tenure in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Murphy.


Professional wrestling career

Mikael Judas debuted in June 1999 and began working for many independent promotions located in the southeast of the United States. The "Priest Of Punishment" was spawned in Puerto Rico in the IWA promotion, where the former Mikal Adryan became a seemingly inhuman monster and went on to win the groups World Heavyweight Championship. For the past few years, Judas has been highly successful in the National Wrestling Alliance and has come close to winning the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title and the NWA National Heavyweight Championship on a number of occasions. Relies on the chokeslam and the El Crucifejo (Crucifix Power Bomb) to defeat opponents. Has an incredible tolerance for pain and is immensely popular in NWA Anarchy due to his awesome physical presence and amazing in ring abilities. Judas feels it his born duty to seek retribution against the crooks, liars and thieves that permeate the wrestling industry, hence the nickname. As a famous man once said, "It's not about vengeance, it's about punishment."

NWA Wildside (2002–2005)

Mikael Judas became a part of NWA Wildside as the 1 Man Mafia Mikal Adryan in May 2002 as part of The Elite Swingers.

In June 2003 that group disbanded and he and Murder 1 became The Dark City Soldiers in June 2003. December 2003 Jeff G. Bailey offered Judas a chance to be a part of the NWA ELITE with Rainman, Azreal and Jason Cross.

Judas has had Dark matches with both WWE and TNA.

NWA Anarchy (2005–present)

After the death of NWA Wildside, Judas became a top star with NWA Anarchy, including winning the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Championship at Hostile Environment in 2005. Currently Judas is the 2 time NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion, having defeated former champ, Shadow Jackson and is managed by Mr. Cid Istic Esq.

NWA Charlotte (2009)

Judas is one of the top fan favorites with NWA Charlotte as well. His presence in the company has been felt by all and has become a force to be dealt with after joining the group III[4]

(Left to right) Gunner and Murphy on TNA Impact! in July 2010

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Inactivity (2010–2011)

On the June 23, 2010, tapings of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact! television show, Judas made his debut along with fellow worker Phill Shatter as TNA's on-air security. This is considered an extended tryout for the two, and may lead to "something bigger" down the line. On the July 29, 2010 edition of TNA Impact! taping, Judas, now using the name Murphy, and Shatter, using the name Gunner, came out after an altercation involving Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson with Matt Morgan, and attacked Hardy and Anderson, thus turning heel. They then teamed with Morgan in a handicap match, where they were defeated by Hardy and Anderson.[2][5] After appearing with Morgan the following week, Gunner and Murphy's angle with him was discontinued and they went back to being regular security guards.[6][7] On the October 21 edition of Impact! Gunner and Murphy aligned themselves with Jeff Jarrett and helped him beat down Samoa Joe.[8] At Turning Point Gunner and Murphy interfered in a match between Jarrett and Joe, helping Jarrett pick up the win.[9] On the following edition of Impact! Gunner and Murphy made their in–ring return, losing to Samoa Joe in a handicap match.[10] After Jarrett's feud with Samoa Joe ended, Gunner and Murphy became regular members of the Immortal stable and were less involved with Jarrett. At the December 9 tapings of Xplosion Gunner and Murphy picked up their first win in TNA, defeating Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore) in a tag team match.[11] On February 13, 2011, at Against All Odds, Gunner and Murphy wrestled their first TNA PPV match, a six man tag team match, where they teamed with their Immortal stablemate Rob Terry in a losing effort against James Storm, Robert Roode and Scott Steiner.[12] In February both Gunner and Murphy signed two–year contracts with TNA, which saw them moved from their roles as just security guards into the active roster.[13] On the February 24 edition of Impact!, Gunner and Murphy defeated Eric Young and Orlando Jordan to earn their first shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship, held by Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode).[14] They would receive their shot at the title on the following edition of Impact!, but were defeated by Beer Money, Inc.[15] On the March 17 edition of Impact!, Murphy would wrestle in a three–way dance for the vacant TNA Television Championship against Gunner and Rob Terry. Gunner would go on to win the match and the title.[16] While Gunner went on to defend his newly won title, Murphy formed a new partnership with Terry and together the two of them went on to unsuccessfully challenge Beer Money, Inc. for the TNA World Tag Team Championship in a steel cage match on the April 21 edition of Impact!.[17] On the May 5 edition of Impact!, Murphy was kicked out of Immortal after losing a "Loser Leaves Immortal" match against Rob Terry.[18]

Murphy was inactive until October 13, when his profile was removed from TNA roster page.

In wrestling

Judas performing El Crucifijo.
  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
  • With Gunner
  • Managers
  • Jeff G. Bailey
  • Mr. Cid Istic
  • Nicknames
  • "The Priest of Punishment"
  • "One Man Mafia"

Championships and accomplishments

  • CWF
  • CWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • EWC
  • EWC Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Evolution
  • PWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • PWI ranked him # 153 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2010[21]
  • SCW
  • SCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • UWF
  • UWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • UWF Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • World Wrestling Council
  • WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • WWC Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • WWC Rookie of the Year (2000)
  • WWC Wrestler of the Year (2000)
  • WWC Tag Team of the Year (2001)
  • WWC Wrestler of the Year (2001)

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Mikael Judas' profile". Online World Of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/m/mikal-adryan.html. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b School, Karsten (2010-08-02). "Impact: Dreamer wrestles". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2010/08/02/14900971.html. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "TNA Wrestling profile". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. http://www.impactwrestling.com/roster/Wrestler-Roster/item/2758-Murphy. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ "NWA Charlotte". http://www.nwacharlotte.com.+May 12, 2009. http://www.nwacharlotte.com. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  5. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2010-07-29). "Impact Results - 7/29/10". WrestleView. http://wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1280461007. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  6. ^ Wilkenfeld, Daniel (2010-08-05). "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact report 8/5: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast (updated)". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://www.pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_42919.shtml. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  7. ^ Wilkenfeld, Daniel (2010-08-19). "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact report 8/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_43238.shtml. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  8. ^ Wilkenfeld, Daniel (2010-10-21). "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact report 10/21: Complete "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV's live broadcast". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_44696.shtml. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, James (2010-11-07). "Caldwell's TNA Turning Point PPV results 11/7: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Hardy vs. Morgan, EV2 vs. Fortune, Team 3D "retirement" match". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnappvs/article_45110.shtml. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  10. ^ Keller, Wade (2010-11-11). "Keller's TNA Impact results 11/11: Styles vs. Stevie, Turning Point fallout, New TNA belt introduced by Hogan". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_45232.shtml. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  11. ^ Martin, Adam (2010-12-10). "Spoilers: 12/9 TNA Impact TV tapings". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1292007220. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  12. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-02-13). "Caldwell's TNA Against All Odds PPV results 2/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Anderson vs. Hardy, Genesis re-matches, fluid X Division situation". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnappvs/article_47702.shtml. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  13. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-02-26). "Gunner and Murphy officially sign deals with TNA". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1298749968. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  14. ^ a b Boutwell, Josh (2011-02-25). "Impact Results - 2/24/11". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1298610986. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  15. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-03-03). "Caldwell's TNA Impact report 3/3: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Impact on Spike TV - Hogan, wedding, 3/3/11 reveal, Tag Title match, retirement match, celebrities". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_48210.shtml. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  16. ^ Baxendell, Matt (2011-03-17). "Bax's TNA Impact report 3/17: Alt. perspective review - new TNA Title belt, Fall-out From Hardy’s "issues" at Victory Road, Styles injury angle, Overall Grade". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_48556.shtml. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  17. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-04-21). "Caldwell's TNA Impact report 4/21: Complete coverage of TNA Title match, Tag Title match, Knockouts Tag Title match, Jarrett-Angle continues". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_49501.shtml. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  18. ^ Baxendell, Matt (2011-05-05). "Bax's TNA Impact report 5/5: Main-Eventers Take The Week Off, Hype For Next Week's Show". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_49849.shtml. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  19. ^ "NWA Anarchy". http://www.nwaanarchy.net/bios.html. http://www.nwaanarchy.net/bios.html. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  20. ^ "Immortal Theme". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. http://shoptna.com/immortal---theme.aspx. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  21. ^ ""PWI 500": 101–200". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 2010-07-31. http://prowrestlingillustrated.blogspot.com/2010/07/pwi-500-101-200.html. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 

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