Brian Fury is New England professional wrestling.
In Massachusetts, he’s trained some of the best professional wrestlers active today including WWE’s Sasha Banks and Ring Of Honor’s Donovan Dijak. He’s made a home in Chaotic Wrestling, winning every major championship in their history, and has been a driving force in putting them on the map as a top tier promotion in the northeast.
In Rhode Island, he’s redefined his career in Beyond Wrestling, competing against some of the best professional wrestlers in the world such as Zack Sabre Jr., Jonathan Gresham, and Tommaso Ciampa. He put himself on the map as not only as one of the best in New England, but as someone who can hang with the best of the best.
But I’d like to talk about what he’s done in Maine. Sure, this won’t be as glamorous as the previous two, but it’s the most important to me.
New England has been graced with some of the best professional wrestling around over the past few years. But seven years ago, there wasn’t much. Especially in the state of Maine. But there was a hidden gem: Brian Fury.
When I was growing up, Maine didn’t have a ton of great options for professional wrestling. There was NAWA, GIW, or NWA On Fire. In 2010, I attended my first NWA On Fire show and got a chance to watch one half of The Dynasty with the late, great DC Dillinger, Brian Fury. After watching Fury and Julian Starr wrestle that night in Lisbon Falls, I made it a point to attend as many NWA On Fire events that I could to see those two wrestle.
From small town to small town, Fury’s matches with On Fire is something that truly reinvigorated Maine wrestling at a time when it truly needed it. I’m sure many people checking this out haven’t heard of much coming from the Maine wrestling scene. “Hey, Scotty 2 Hotty is from there or something, right?” Yeah, I hear that a lot. But some of the best matches I watched growing up came from Brian Fury in NWA On Fire. His numerous battles with Matt Taven, Scotty Slade, and Scott Reed were exceptional, but it was his continuous series with Julian Starr that really made me seek out live professional wrestling events to attend. Starr is also one of those hidden gems from years ago who should’ve been something big, but just didn’t have the place to do it. Regardless, those matches are one of the big factors that kept me a professional wrestling fan throughout my teen years, when it’s so easy to stray.
If I didn’t watch Brian Fury growing up, I don’t know if I’d still be a professional wrestling fan. I don’t know if Limitless Wrestling would be around. I don’t know what Maine professional wrestling would be.
But I’m happy to say that Brian Fury has made an incredible impact on Maine professional wrestling and Limitless Wrestling. I’d say more than half of our roster grew up watching Fury in their home states, and may have similar stories as I do. Hell, a good portion of our roster has been trained by Brian at the New England Pro Wrestling Academy.
Tomorrow night is so bittersweet, as Brian Fury competes for the final time in the state of Maine against Ace Romero at “Hogwash” in Orono. We’ve been blessed to have Brian in the locker room numerous times throughout our first year, and he’s been huge to the progression of Limitless. I’m stoked that I’m able to host his final professional wrestling match in the Pine Tree State under our banner.
Like I said before, Brian Fury is New England professional wrestling. But he’s also Maine professional wrestling.
And our hidden gem.