Doug Williams

Credit to Portrait of a Wrestler for the photograph

Name: Doug Williams

Nickname(s): The Anarchist, The Human Torture Device, That Ambassador

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 240lbs

Age*: 44

From: Reading, England

Started training: 1993

Trained by:
Andre Baker

Companies worked for:
All Action Wrestling
All Pro Wrestling
All Star Wrestling
Alpha Omega Wrestling
American Pro Wrestling Alliance
Asociación Española de Wrestling
Association Biterroise de Catch
Athletik Club Wrestling
Britannia Wrestling Promotions
British Championship Wrestling
British Wrestling Revolution
Catch Wrestling Norddeutschland
Championship Of Wrestling
Combat Sports Federation
Cornish Pro Wrestling
Deutsche Wrestling Allianz
Dynamic Pro Wrestling
Entertainment Pro Wrestling American Wrestling
European Professional Wrestling
European Wrestling Association
European Wrestling Promotion
Eventos de Wrestling Europeo
Exposure Wrestling Entertainment
Extreme World Wrestling
Fight Club Finland
Fight! Nation Wrestling
Fighting Spirit Federation
Flemish Wrestling Force
Force Francophone de Catch
Four Front Wrestling
Freestyle Championship Wrestling
Frontier Wrestling Association
Frontier Wrestling Association Academy
Full House Wrestling
Future Championship Wrestling
Future Pro Wrestling
FutureShock Wrestling
German Stampede Wrestling
German Wrestling Federation
German Wrestling Promotion
Global Force Wrestling
Good Wrestling
Herts And Essex Wrestling
House Of Pain: Evolution
Infinite Promotions
Insane Championship Wrestling
International Catch Wrestling Alliance
International Pro Wrestling: UK
International Wrestling Association Switzerland
International Wrestling Promotions
Irish Whip Wrestling
Ironfist Wrestling
Italian Championship Wrestling
LDN Wrestling
Main Event Wrestling
Maximum Wrestling
New Breed Wrestling Association
New England Championship Wrestling
New Generation Wrestling
New Japan Pro Wrestling
North East Wrestling Society
Northern Championship Wrestling
Norton British Wrestling
NWA UK Hammerlock
Ohio Valley Wrestling
One Pro Wrestling
Power Of Wrestling
Premier British Wrestling
Premier Promotions
Premier Wrestling League
Preston City Wrestling
Pro Evolution Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Guerilla
Pro Wrestling IRON
Pro Wrestling Kingdom
Pro Wrestling NOAH
Pro Wrestling Pride
Professional Wrestling Alliance
PROGRESS Wrestling
Real Deal Wrestling
Real Quality Wrestling
Revolution British Wrestling
Revolution Pro Wrestling
Ring Of Honor
Rings Of Europe
Saarland Wrestling Organisation
Scottish School Of Wrestling
Scottish Wrestling Alliance
Scottish Wrestling Entertainment
South East Wrestling
Summit Wrestling
Superstars Of Wrestling
Target Wrestling
The Wrestling Alliance
The Wrestling League
Three Count Wrestling
Tigers Pro Wrestling
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Triple X Wrestling
Turkish Power Wrestling
UK Main Event Wrestling
Ultimate Pro Wrestling
United European Wrestling Alliance
Varsity Pro Wrestling
VII Pro Wrestling
Westside Dojo
Westside Xtreme Wrestling
WhatCulture Pro Wrestling
WILD Promotions
World Association Of Wrestling
World Of Sport
World Wide Wrestling League
World Wrestling Entertainment
WrestleZone Wrestling Alliance

3CW Heavyweight Championship
ACW German Championship
ACW World Wrestling Championship
ASW British Heavyweight Championship
ASW World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
British Tag Team Championship
EWA Intercontinental Championship
EWP Intercontinental Championship
FWA British Heavyweight Championship
GHC Tag Team Championship
ICWA Heavyweight Championship
IWGP Tag Team Championship
OVW Heavyweight Championship
PCW Championship
POW Intercontinental Championship
POW Tag Team Championship
PROGRESS Atlas Championship
PWF Heavyweight Championship
PWF International Championship
PWF Mid-Heavyweight Championship
PWP Catch Division Championship
ROH Pure Championship
Scottish Heavyweight Championship
SEW Heavyweight Championship
TNA Television Championship
TNA World Tag Team Championship
TNA X-Division Championship
TopCatch Europameisterschaft Championship
TXW Crush Championship
WAW World Heavyweight Championship Championship
wXw World Tag Team Championship

1998 – #180 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2001 – FWA British Heavyweight Championship Tournament winner

2002 – #92 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2003 – #113 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2003 – PWF Worthing Trophy winner

2004 – ROH Pure Championship Tournament winner

2004 – PWF Worthing Trophy winner

2005 – Rings Of Europe Thermencup winner

2006 – #69 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2006 – wXw Trios Tournament Winner

2007 – #84 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2008 – #347 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2009 – #134 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2010 – #45 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2011 – #62 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2012 – #146 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2013 – #220 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2014 – #275 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

2014 – PWF Worthing Trophy winner

Signature moves:
Chao Theory
Bomb Scare Kneedrop

Doug Williams is a legend so lets get that out the way straight away. There are few wrestlers anywhere in the world that are as accomplished and well travelled as ‘The Anarchist’ and even fewer who are still capable of putting on fantastic contests against the world’s best talent. Williams is easily one of the most respected grapplers to ever emerge from the British scene and he has truly earned his nickname ‘The Ambassador’.

I was lucky enough to catch up with Williams at a recent WhatCulture Pro Wrestling event and asked what inspired him to get into wrestling. He told me that he remembers being a fan of wrestling and watching it on television from the age of five or six but it wasn’t until he started watching WWF in his early teens that he decided it was something he wanted to dedicate his life to. He remembers watching ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted Dibiase and ‘The Macho Man’ Randy Savage and loving that they could back up their arrogance with an incredible ability to work. After becoming a fan of the WWF WIilliams started watching British wrestling and he credits the work of Fit Finlay and Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco as being what finally inspired him to become a wrestler.

I find it doubtful that he could have ever have hoped to have as distinguished a career as he has gone on to have but when I asked him of his thoughts of the future he stated he would like to do around 25yrs of full-time work meaning Williams plans to continue performing in the squared circle for another few years or until he is no longer able to perform at his high standard (and having watched him in several matches recently he is still VERY good). This means the world has until approximately 2018 (touch wood) to take in the continued brilliance of Mr Williams. Thankfully Williams also shared with me his hopes that he is able to continue contributing to wrestling after he eventually hangs up his boots. Whether it is the role of a manager commission (or my suggestion, a commentator) ‘The Anarchist” would like to still be part of wrestling after his in-ring career ends.

Away from the public eye Williams is already a man that is frequently requested to hold seminars to share his wealth of experience and knowledge and he told me that he would love to help wrestlers who are already established to make that “next step” in their career advancement. Ultimately there is very little in wrestling that Williams has not experienced (despite him insisting he is still learning) and a “Doug Williams’ Finishing School of Wrestling” would no doubt be a success.

Myself and everyone on the Calling Spots team would like to thank Doug Williams’ for everything he has contributed to wrestling in Britain and around the world and we would like to wish him every success for his future. Thank you Williams.

Social Media:
Twitter – DougWilliamsUK

Dream opponent:
Williams dream opponent would be Fit Finlay or William Regal. The former of which inspired him to get into wrestling.

Random fact(s):
Williams is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.

It took close to three hours to research the list of companies Williams has worked for and it is quite possible that there are at least one or two missing.

Doug Williams has the firmest handshake of any person I have ever met.

*as of November 2016

Written by Neil Rogers