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Johnny Jeter

Johnny Jeter
Professional wrestler Johnny Jeter.
Jeter in 2006.
Birth name John Jeter[1][2]
Born (1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 [2]
San Diego, California, United States[2]
Residence Northridge, California, United States[3]
Spouse(s) Leslie Jeter (Adams) (m. 2015)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Conquistador Dos[1]
Jayden Jeter[4]
Johnny Jeter[2]
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Billed weight 224 lb (102 kg)[2]
Trained by Nick Dinsmore[1][2]
Debut 2001[2]

John "Johnny" Jeter (born December 14, 1981) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2006 under the ring name Johnny as a member of The Spirit Squad, a stable of male cheerleaders.

Jeter was trained by professional wrestler Nick Dinsmore and debuted in 2001. He began working for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), which led to him signing a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2003. In January 2006, Jeter and four other OVW alumni began appearing on WWE programming as The Spirit Squad. The stable won the World Tag Team Championship before disbanding in November 2006. Jeter subsequently had brief stints as a solo wrestler with OVW, Raw, SmackDown, and ECW before being released in late 2007. He retired from professional wrestling in 2008.[3]


  • Professional wrestling career 1
    • World Wrestling Entertainment (2003-2007) 1.1
      • Ohio Valley Wrestling (2003-2005) 1.1.1
      • The Spirit Squad; singles appearances (2006-2007) 1.1.2
      • Ohio Valley Wrestling and retirement (2007-2008) 1.1.3
    • Chikara (2014) 1.2
  • In wrestling 2
  • Championships and accomplishments 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Professional wrestling career

World Wrestling Entertainment (2003-2007)

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2003-2005)

Jeter was trained by Nick Dinsmore and debuted in 2001 in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). In 2003, Jeter signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and continued to wrestle in OVW, which was WWE's developmental territory, although he occasionally made appearances in dark matches for WWE.[5] In one of his earliest dark matches, Jeter teamed with Nova in a loss to Chuck Palumbo and Nunzio on the February 23, 2003 episode of Velocity. His pay-per-view debut was at the 2003 Vengeance event, when Jeter appeared as the masked Conquistador #2 in the APA's Barroom Brawl match.[1]

In 2004, Jeter formed a tag team with Matt Cappotelli known as The Thrillseekers. The Thrillseekers wrestled in several dark matches before both Raw and SmackDown, defeating the teams of Johnny Nitro and Chris Cage, and MNM.[1][2] On January 19, 2005, The Thrillseekers defeated MNM to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.[6] They successfully defended the championship against MNM and The Heart Throbs, before losing it to the Blond Bombers (Tank and Chad Toland) on April 6.[1][6]

On July 27, The Thrillseekers defeated MNM to become the number one contenders to the Tag Team Championship, in a match with the added stipulation that whoever gained the pin would receive a match for the OVW Heavyweight Championship. The Thrillseekers got simultaneous pins, but it was Jeter who received the championship match.[1] On August 3, Jeter defeated the OVW Heavyweight Champion, Brent Albright, to win the championship, after Ken Anderson and Daniel Puder interfered on his behalf.[1][7] After the match, Jeter turned into a heel (villainous character) by attacking Cappotelli, who had suffered an injury. In the following weeks, Jeter also attacked Albright, announcer Dean Hill, and official Danny Davis.[1][8][9]

Jeter quickly formed an alliance with Ken Anderson, who helped him retain the championship on several occasions. They later added Paul Burchill to the alliance as an enforcer.[1] After holding the OVW Heavyweight Championship for five months, Jeter lost it to Cappotelli in a two out of three falls match on November 9, 2005.[1][7] Jeter challenged Cappotelli on numerous occasions Cappotelli in an attempt to regain the championship, but was unsuccessful.[1]

The Spirit Squad; singles appearances (2006-2007)

In OVW, he became a part of The Spirit Squad, a faction using the in-ring personas of male cheerleaders, using the name "Johnny".[1] On January 23, 2006, they had their WWE television debut as a group, appearing on Raw and helping Jonathan Coachman win a Royal Rumble qualifying match against Jerry Lawler by distracting Lawler and performing cheers for Coachman.[10] They later became a part of the ongoing scripted feud between WWE chairman Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels. The heel (villainous) McMahon brought in The Spirit Squad to attack Michaels on numerous occasions, including placing them in multiple handicap matches.[11][12]

They also wrestled in the tag team division and on Raw on April 3, The Spirit Squad won the World Tag Team Championship when Kenny and Mikey, with outside help from the other three members, defeated Kane and The Big Show.[13][14] After winning the championship, all five members of The Spirit Squad were recognized as the champions, allowing any combination of them to defend the championship.[1]

In May, McMahon signed another handicap match, with The Spirit Squad facing Michaels. The Spirit Squad instead attacked Michaels before the match started, and Triple H came out to help The Spirit Squad. Triple H felt disrespected by The Spirit Squad however, and as a result, helped Michaels instead.[15] This led to Triple H and Michaels reforming D-Generation X (DX) and they began a feud with The Spirit Squad.[16][17] DX played various sophomoric jokes on The Spirit Squad and the McMahons, as well as defeating The Spirit Squad in handicap tag team matches at Vengeance and a clean sweep in an elimination handicap match at Saturday Night's Main Event.[17][18][19]

At the same time as their feud with DX and their alignment with McMahon, The Spirit Squad also wrestled other teams in Raw's tag division over their World Tag Team Championship, successfully defending the championship against the teams of pay-per-view in September.[21][22] The Spirit Squad as a whole later began a losing streak with Johnny, Mikey, and Mitch losing singles matches to Ric Flair on consecutive episodes of Raw.[23][24][25] After two consecutive losses to the debuting Cryme Tyme, Kenny announced that he was going to defeat Flair, and was successful with the help of the other members.[26][27] It was then announced that Flair and a legend, selected by interactive voting, would wrestle the team for the World Tag Team Championship at the Cyber Sunday pay-per-view in early November.[27] The fans chose Roddy Piper, and he and Flair defeated Kenny and Mikey to win the championship.[28]

The group disbanded on the November 27, 2006 episode of Raw, when they were defeated in a five-on-three handicap match by DX and Flair. In a backstage segment later that night, DX placed all members into a crate stamped "OVW, Louisville, Kentucky", a reference to the developmental territory from where The Spirit Squad had come.[29]

Following the breakup of The Spirit Squad, Johnny became the second member of the team to return to the main roster when he appeared during a 30-man battle royal on the December 18, 2006 episode of Raw, wearing new wrestling attire.[5][30]

In August 2007, Jeter began making appearances in dark matches prior to Raw and SmackDown!.[2] He also wrestled at ECW live events.[2] Beginning with the October 17, 2007 live event in Manchester, United Kingdom, Jeter changed his ring name to "Jayden Jeter".[4]

Ohio Valley Wrestling and retirement (2007-2008)

Jeter made his return to OVW on February 14, 2007, by defeating Deuce in a dark match prior to the television tapings.[31] He competed in several dark matches before the OVW television tapings over the next several months, wrestling people including Domino, Cody Runnels, and Shawn Spears.[2] In May 2007, Jeter challenged Shawn Spears for the OVW Television Championship, but was unsuccessful.[32] In June, he formed a team with Seth Skyfire, before returning to competing in the singles division.[2] He challenged Paul Burchill for the OVW Heavyweight Championship in mid-2008, but was unsuccessful.[33]

Jeter was released from WWE in late 2007.[2][5] He wrestled several matches for OVW before retiring from professional wrestling in 2008 to train as an accountant.[2][3]

Chikara (2014)

On August 21, 2014, the Chikara promotion announced that Jeter, under his Spirit Squad character, would be taking part in the 2014 King of Trios tournament, where he would team with Kenny and Mikey.[34] After a win over Sinn Bodhi and the Odditorium (Qefka the Quiet and Sir Oliver Grimsly) on September 19, the Spirit Squad was eliminated from the tournament in the second round on September 20 by the Golden Trio (Dasher Hatfield, Icarus and Mark Angelosetti).[35]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

1Johnny defended the championship with either Kenny, Mitch, Nicky or Mikey under the Freebird Rule.


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