Ryan Shadows

From Bywpedia

Ryan Shadows
Ring name Ryan Shadows
Extreme Joker
Height 5'7
Weight 105 lbs.
Born April 21, 1995 (age 16)
Resides Nairn, Scotland
Mentored By Chris Turner
Debut 2008

Jake Ettles-Jacobson (born April 21, 1995) better known as Ryan Shadows is a Scottish backyard wrestler.


Backyard Wrestling Tenure

Backyard Adrenaline Wrestling (2008 - 2009)

Shadows briefly worked in January 2008 under the name 'Jobber Jacobson' as a jobber in BAW.

Shadows joined the BAW promotion in April 2008, shortly after celebrating his birthday. Shadows worked under his 'Extreme Joker' gimmick, where he would wear a hat and cane and had to characteristics of a psychopath. Shadows' most memorable appearance for HGEW was in a 6 Man Tag Match as part of Team NRGY. The team eventually lost, with Shadows being the 2nd man in the team to be eliminated.

Shadows then began feuding with High Voltage Hardie over the Hardcore Championship. Shadows got 2 wins over Hardie before their final matchup on the 2nd September edition of Implosion where Hardie defeated Shadows in a highly acclaimed match. Overall, he racked up 7 championship reigns while in BAW, considered to be on the top in-ring workers.

HomeGrown Elite Wrestling (2009 - 2010)

Shadows debuted for HGEW as 'Ryan Shadows' in mid-2009 as a completely new character. He went on to compete in several matches with the likes of Alex Page and JKH. Shadows competed the HGEW's Trepidation event, losing to Killah Craig in a fatal 4 way. Shadows was left on the backburner for the majority of 2010 and eventually left before HGEW's demise.

18170_102727233091007_100000611926789_79633_5093040_n.jpg Shadows hanging out with members of the HGEW roster in 2009

Total British Wrestling (2011 - present)

Ryan Shadows has been announced as one of the names for TBW's debut show in 2011.

Personal Life

Jacobson is good friends with fellow BYW performer Warren Hardie

In wrestling

  • Finishing & signature moves

(As 'The Extreme Joker')

  • Joke Stunner (Jumping Stunner)
  • Joke-Slam (Modified Chokeslam)

(As 'Ryan Shadows')

  • Shadows Awakening (Modified 'Rude Awakening')
    • DDT
    • Frog Splash
    • Elbow Drop
    • Superkick
    • Dropkick
    • Suplex
    • Modified Powerslam
    • Bulldog
  • Entrance themes
    • "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed
    • "Down In The Catcaombs" by Dale Oliver- 2008
    • "In The Shadows" by The Rasmus - 2010

Championships and Accomplishments

  • Backyard Adrenaline Wrestling
    • BAW Minor-Division Championship (1 times)
    • BAW Hardcore Championship (2 times)
    • BAW Tag Team Championship (4 times)
  • HomeGrown Elite Wrestling
    • HGEW Hardcore Championship (1 Time)

External Links

Official Twitter

Personal tools