Joseph Dorgan

Joseph Dorgan

American professional wrestler . He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Johnny Swinger (or simply Swinger) and with World Wrestling Entertainment as Johnny Parisi Dorgan signed a developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2005, and began training at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in May 2005. He made his WWE debut on the July 31, 2005 episode of Sunday Night Heat as "Johnny Parisi" winning his debut match for the company. He was a main stay on Heat. His ring name was derived from his great uncle Tony Parisi. In September 2005 Parisi was sent to Deep South Wrestling wrestling there for two months while also wrestling on Sunday Night Heat, until being taken off of television in November due to an injury. He came back in December 2005 but was sent back to DSW. He worked two more Heat matches for WWE in February, 2006, losing competitively to Chavo Guerrero and Kane. He was released on June 29, 2006. Return to the independent circuit (2006-present) After being released from the WWE he went back to wrestling on the independent circuit mainly wrestling for Great Championship Wrestling (GCW). He has great title success there winning the GCW Heavyweight title on 2 occasions and the GCW Tag Titles twice, once with Glenn Gilberti and once with Bull Buchanan. Raven came to GCW to help Swinger with his feud against Michaels Inc. in December 2006. After winning the GCW title from Chris Stevens, Swinger turned on Raven and joined Michaels Inc. In January 2007, Swinger began challenging TNA wrestlers to try to come to challenge him in GCW. In response to this, TNA Director of Authority, Jim Cornette came to a GCW show to confront Swinger. Swinger and Bull Buchanan were defeated by Raven and David Young on January 31. Afterwards, David Young challenged Swinger for the GCW title. He later lost the title to Scotty Beach in a steel cage match via submission. On September 15, he defeated Scotty Beach for the GCW title once again. On September 29 he faced Bull Buchanan in a losing effort within a steel cage at the fourth-annual Fred Ward Memorial Show. In 2011, Johnny Swinger continued success for Peachstate Wrestling Alliance in Georgia, feuding with Bill the Butcher, Ultimate Dragon, and others. Swinger continues to be one of the most popular babyfaces in the organization, despite spending the majority of his career as a heel. He is also currently training pro wrestlers and hopefuls with Rick Steiner at Hard Knocks Gym in Kennesaw, Georgia. In 2017, Johnny Swinger started to co-host "The Raven Effect" podcast on Podcast One with fellow pro wrestler Raven, however after a couple of weeks, he was replaced by comedian and former WCW employee Busby Berkeley due to poor ratings. Personal life Dorgan is the nephew of legendary wrestler Tony Parisi, who died from a heart attack on August 19, 2000 at the age of 59. Dorgan and his wife Susan have one daughter and one son
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    Place of birth
    Niagara Falls, New York, USA
    Birthday
    7/3/1975
ECW Fan Cam: December 15, 2000
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IMPACT Wrestling: Slammiversary
IMPACT Wrestling: Slammiversary
6.7
WWA The Retribution
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ECW Guilty as Charged 2001
ECW Guilty as Charged 2001
5
WWA The Reckoning
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The Wronged Man
The Wronged Man
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Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice
Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice
6
IMPACT Wrestling: Rebellion
IMPACT Wrestling: Rebellion
5.5
IMPACT Wrestling: Bound For Glory
IMPACT Wrestling: Bound For Glory
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ECW Fan Cam: November 11, 2000
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IMPACT Wrestling: Sacrifice
IMPACT Wrestling: Sacrifice
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ECW Fan Cam: August 25, 2000
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TNA Turning Point 2004
TNA Turning Point 2004
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IMPACT Wrestling: Bound for Glory
IMPACT Wrestling: Bound for Glory
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TNA One Night Only Hardcore Justice 2
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ECW One Night Stand 2005
ECW One Night Stand 2005
8.6
ECW Fan Cam: September 9, 2000
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TNA: Best of the Asylum Years, Vol 2
TNA: Best of the Asylum Years, Vol 2
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TNA Hardcore Justice 2010
TNA Hardcore Justice 2010
5.5
IMPACT Wrestling: Throwback Throwdown II
IMPACT Wrestling: Throwback Throwdown II
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TNA: 10 Reunion
TNA: 10 Reunion
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ECW Heat Wave 2000
ECW Heat Wave 2000
9.4
ECW Fan Cam: April 13, 2000
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Impact Wrestling: Emergence 2023
Impact Wrestling: Emergence 2023
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ECW Massacre on 34th Street
ECW Massacre on 34th Street
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ECW Wrestlepalooza 2000
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IMPACT Wrestling: Throwback Throwdown III
IMPACT Wrestling: Throwback Throwdown III
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ECW November to Remember 2000
ECW November to Remember 2000
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ECW Fan Cam: June 3, 2000
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IMPACT Wrestling: Bound For Glory
IMPACT Wrestling: Bound For Glory
7.1
WCW Slamboree 1998
WCW Slamboree 1998
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WrestleCade Supershow 2021
WrestleCade Supershow 2021
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TNA Bound for Glory 2007
TNA Bound for Glory 2007
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TNA Victory Road 2004
TNA Victory Road 2004
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WCW World War 3 1998
WCW World War 3 1998
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