• Born: 12/12/1964 in Staten Island, New York
  • Birthname: Terry Michael Brunk
  • Height & Weight: 6'0", 235 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ECW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • ECW World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Taz (1) and Rob Van Dam (2)
  • ECW World Television Championship
  • FTW Heavyweight Championship
  • Hardcore Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Second ECW Triple Crown Champion
  • NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

He is known for his trademark style of hardcore wrestling, which he pioneered in his time with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1995 to 2000. He is a three-time World Heavyweight Champion having held the ECW World Heavyweight Championship twice and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once.

Under the tutelage of his uncle Ed “The Sheik” Farhat, Brunk began his career wrestling in the North American independent scene in 1985 under the name of Sabu, before traveling to Japan, competing in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), winning several championships, including the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. He returned to the United States in 1995, briefly working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), before beginning his most well-known stint in ECW, where he quickly became a fixture of the promotion.

During his time in ECW, he became a two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time ECW World Television Champion. He would have both a feud and an alliance with The Tazmaniac, defeated him for the ECW FTW Championship and winning the ECW World Tag Team Championship with him. In 1997, Sabu began a Rob Van Dam and Sabu tag team with Rob Van Dam, winning the ECW Tag Team Championship twice.

After leaving ECW, Sabu wrestled in several national promotions, winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 2000. In 2006, he was hired by WWE as part of their new third brand, a rebooted version of ECW. Sabu would wrestle for WWE until he was fired in 2007. He also became a wrestler in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA, now Impact Wrestling) since the creation of the promotion in 2002.

Notable Matches

vs. Terry Funk at ECW Born to be Wired 1997

vs. Abyss at TNA Turning Point 2005

vs. Taz at ECW Living Dangerously 1999

vs. Rob Van Dam at ECW the Doctor is in

vs. Shane Douglas vs Terry Funk at ECW the Night the Line was Crossed

Notable Feuds

w/ The Tazmaniac vs. The Public Enemy

vs. Rob Van Dam

vs. Taz

w/ RVD vs. Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman

vs. Devon Storm

vs. Monty Brown

vs. Abyss

vs. John Cena

w/ The ECW Originals vs. The New Breed

Other Notable Achievements

ACW Heavyweight Championship

CEW Newfoundland Heritage Championship

HCW Heavyweight Championship

BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Championship

EWA Junior Heavyweight Championship

EWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

FMW World Martial Arts Tag Team Championship – with Horace Boulder

IWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

JCW Heavyweight Championship

MECW Heavyweight Championship

MCW Heavyweight Championship (3 time)

NWA Independent World Heavyweight Championship

NWC Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

Pro Wrestling Holland Championship

PCW Television Championship

3PW World Heavyweight Championship

Stampede Pacific Heavyweight Championship

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling Match of the Year (2005) vs. Abyss, Barbed Wire Massacre on December 11

UCW Heavyweight Championship

UPW American Championship (2 times)

UXW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

UWA Heavyweight Championship

WAR World Extreme Championship (2 times)

WWC Hardcore Championship

WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

WWL Extreme Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards Readers’ Favorite Wrestler (1994)

XICW Xtreme Championship

X-LAW International Championship

XPW World Heavyweight Championship