Known For Acting
Known Credits 213
Birthday 1979-11-07 (41 years old)
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Also Known As
- Gallinero I
- Joey Blalock
- Joey Ryan
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Joseph "Joey" Ryan Meehan (born November 7, 1979) is an American professional wrestler from Southern California best known by his ringname Joey Ryan. He is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He is also known for his time on the independent circuit, working for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), which he founded with five other wrestlers and where he held the PWG World and PWG World Tag Team Championships, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, for which he was the head booker of from January 2011 to August 2011, Lucha Va Voom and Wrestling Retribution Project, where he worked as "Chase Walker". He also worked for the short-lived MTV promotion Wrestling Society X and in Ring of Honor (ROH) in 2009-2010. He has also worked for WWE as local talent. In 2007-2008, he was a trainer at Ultimate Pro Wrestling's training school and is currently the head trainer at Mach One Wrestling's training school in Anaheim, California. He worked as an assistant trainer for the television series Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. In 2012, he was featured as a trainer on RuPaul's Drag Race episode two. Also in 2012, Meehan made the top 30 finalist of 22,000 in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave contest. In 2012, he was signed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion with Karl Anderson. On October 14 at Bound for Glory, Ryan defeated Snow, following interference from Matt Morgan, to earn a TNA contract. On the October 25 episode of Impact Wrestling, Ryan and Morgan entered the ring, after Rob Van Dam had successfully defended the X Division Championship against Zema Ion, with Morgan hitting him with the Carbon Footprint, after which Ryan posed with his title belt. The following week, Ryan defeated Van Dam in a non-title match with help from Morgan. On November 11 at Turning Point, Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Van Dam for the X Division Championship. On December 9 at Final Resolution, Ryan and Morgan unsuccessfully challenged Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez for the TNA World Tag Team Championship, after losing to them via disqualification. Ryan and Morgan challenged Gurrero and Hernandez again on January 13, 2013, at Genesis, but were again unsuccessful in winning their titles. After not being seen for several weeks, Ryan returned on March 10 at Lockdown, losing to Joseph Park in a singles match.On July 3, 2013, Ryan was released from his contract, along with several other TNA talents including Crimson, Madison Rayne and Christian York.
On December 14, 2015 it was announced that Ryan signed with Lucha Underground and would appear on the show's second season. His character was introduced as an undercover Los Angeles police officer, and the new partner of fellow undercover officer Cortez Castro (although their cover will be that they are enemies). He lost his debut match on the February 17, 2016 episode of Lucha Underground against Cage. On the May 25 episode of Lucha Underground, Ryan defeated Mascarita Sagrada. During the third season, Ryan allied himself with Dario Cuerto, revealing Castro is a cop. They started a feud, ending in a Police match with an Aztec Medallion on the line.