|D. Hammond Samuels|
Damien Hammond Samuels is an American businessman and professional e-wrestler, better known by his ring name D. Hammond Samuels. He served as the CEO of Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW)and as the Inferno General Manager, and lead The Illuminati and in charge of the Public Enemy Risk Control.
Samuels was one of the most dominant stars in LPW history, notably being the only wrestler to have held both LPW World championships, the LPW World Heavyweight Championship and LPW International Heavyweight Championship (the latter of which he held for a record 16 months), and also the only man to become a LPW Triple Crown Tag Team Champion, having held all three versions of LPW Tag Team Championships (World, United States, and Undisputed).
The one-time partner of Villiano 187 who found himself on the outs with the company after a setup, has crawled his way back into Lords of Pain Wrestling where he has become one of the most dominate stars in the company. Embittered and deeply scarred from his life in exile he has defied the odds and become the center of his former partners' company through sheer will and hatred. After defeating another former partner in SoL for the World Heavyweight title and subsequently losing to the now extant Pen, his future in the company looked bleak. Until a series of circumstances that changed the company forever landed him with the International Heavyweight Title, which he has almost come to resent, though he will stop at nothing to make sure that no one else will hold the belt in the near future, for reasons only Hammond himself fully understands.
Often, a reputation can outclass a man, but its very rare when a man is far superior to his reputation. Saying that D. Hammond Samuels is the most vindictive, wicked, corrupt and soul-less being ever to be associated with the PWA and LPW does not do any justice to how big he actually is. It is fair to say that Samuels is the evil genius of the federation, much like many of the villains in comic books, cartoons, movies or on TV. However, Samuels has never been defeated by the good guys.
Debuting under the name “Ham Sammich”, Villaino 187 took Sammich under his wing and began mentoring him. The pair quickly became a dominant force on the Tag Team Scene, as the pair won the newly created World Tag Team Championships. “Latino Meat” look unstoppable, esspecially when they joined with fellow powerhouse tag team, the “Main Page Mafia” of Stanman and Blazing Phoenix to create the superstable “The Tough Guys”. The favourites going into the Stable Wars Tournament, the Tough Guys were upset in the final by the rookie stable of the West Side Connection. After the stablewars, Villiano 1857 unceremoniously dumped Sammich from the stable, and then defeated him in singles action, adding further insult to injury.
Sammich took time away from the company, but was coerced into returning by SoL, to join his growing stable, the Illuminati. Samuels saw something in it for him, and returned, this time under his own name, D. Hammond Samuels. Samuels' intentions for returning became blatantly clear at Altered Reality Two, where along with SoL and Phantom Lord, blackmailed Villiano 187 for control of Schizophrenia. With Samuels locking Villiano in a brutal arm bar, he had little choice but to sign it over, which caused Samuels to break Villiano's arm.
With the Illuminati now with full control of Schizophrenia, Samuels found himself fighting off the man they took control from, Villiano 187. His old mentor and tag team parter would heal, and challenge Samuels to put the control of Schizophrenia back up for grabs at “At All Costs”. With it all on the line in the main event, Samuels would yet again fall to his former mentor, as control of Schizophrenia slipped out of the hands of the Illuminati.
The stable would continue to dominate Schizophrenia though, with SoL and Samuels regularly teaming up. The pair would win the United States Tag Team Championships twice, and as a cohesive unit, the pair looked unbeatable. However, with SoL holding the World Heavyweight Championship, the relationship between the pair soured. Samuels and SoL split as a team, as the Illuminati was falling apart. Teaming with their respective managers, SoL and Satisfaction were able to defeat Samuels and Janine for sole control of the US Tag Belts, however, it would be Samuels who would have the last laugh. Challenging SoL to put his World Title on the line, the pair met in the brutal Tijuana Cage match at Revelations. In his signature match type, Samuels would brutalise SoL to win the championship, his first taste of singles success in history.
In his first defence, Samuels would defend against one of the victims of the Illuminati's dominance, and leader of the resistance against them, Pen. In a shocking match, refereed by Pyromania's International Heavyweight Champion, Jaro, Samuels would lose the match, and his World Heavyweight Championship. However in a stunning turn of events, when Jaro was fired for his dealings with the upstart “Full Metal Wrestling” promotion, Samuels was gifted the International Heavyweight Championship, making him the only man to hold both the World and International titles. Samuels would compete in the Martinez Cup match against Pen at Altered Reality Three as a result, but in a repeat performance of Schizos Wild, Pen would pick up the victory once again, and take home the cup.
Samuels would distance himself from the International Championship, holding the title in a briefcase and calling himself a non-champion. After being drafted defending the title against “Sick” Nick in his farewell match at the Rising, Samuels was forced to defend against the United States Champion, Drew “Headbanger” Michaels. The match was a wedding present to Michaels from Inferno General With the feud now personal, Samuels attacked Michaels once again at Inferno 10.3, costing him the US Championship, by tipping over the ladder he was standing on. For his stunt, Spectre stripped Samuels of the International championship for breaking a direct order not to touch Michaels before their match. However, at Inferno 10.4, Samuels was reinstated after using lawyers to prove he never touched Michaels, only touching the ladder he stood on. With the stage set, Samuels met Michaels in a 60 Minute Iron Man Match at Sacrament. With only seconds left in the match, Michaels stumbled, costing him one vital second to tie the match, winning the confrontation 3-2. Michaels however, wasn't done, still wanting retribution for his deceased unborn child. Attacking Samuels at Inferno 11.2, Spectre booked a rematch between the two for Dead Reckoning. Samuels would win a pick your poison beat the clock match to name the stipulations. With Michaels where he wanted him, he stacked the deck in his favour, naming his signature match, the brutal “Tijuana Cage” match. However, Michaels would overcome the odds, defeating Samuels in the bloody epic.
Samuels would cost himself a rematch by hitting an official at Inferno 12.3. He would disappear off LPW programming for a while. However, he would return under shocking circumstances.
At the Take No Prisoners Pay-Per-View, the mysterious General Manager of Inferno, “The Boss”, would race down to the ring to save Drew Michaels from a beat down from Krimson Mask. However, in a stunning turn of events, he wouldn't save Michaels, instead, reveal his true identity. D. Hammond Samuels had returned, and announced that thanks to Michaels' actions in including Ash Strife in a fatal four way at Honor Roll, which caused him to murder his brother, Eric Scorpio, had allowed him to buy out LPW, with stock at a record low. With Samuels now owning LPW, a plan he claimed was years in the making, he began moulding the company into what he wanted. After taking the LPW Undisputed Tag Team Championships from the Madcore Wrestling Alliance, he tried to force Tromboner Man into singles action, specifically to chase down the World Heavyweight Championship. Tromboner Man refused, despite being guarenteed the final entry spot in the Death Cube, and formed an alliance with rival, and enemy for Samuels, Drew Michaels. Eventually, the pair would take the Tag Titles from Samuels, and his partner, Krimson Mask.
At the same time, Samuels was fending attacks from the LPW Board of Directors. With mysterious messages and videos directed towards Samuels being broadcast. At Inferno 14.3, they became clear, as Son of Repoman returned, as an active representative of the LPW Board. Samuels wouldn't allow this to phase him however, recruiting Ultramarcus, Krimson Mask and Little Red, while bringing back SoL and Phantom Lord to form the second coming of the Illuminati. For the second time in LPW history, the Illuminati held control, but this time, there seems to be no foreseeable way to overturn their tyranny.
D. Hammond Samuels is one of the baddest individuals to ever walk through the doors of LPW. At the same time he's one of the most successful wrestlers we have ever seen. An extremely effective wrestler, it's no longer his wrestling that he will be remember for. No other man has taken over either a brand, or the entire company twice. For his brutality and cruelty, he is possibly the most dangerous man in professional wrestling history.
- Primary finisher
- Hasbeen's Reckoning
- Secondary finisher
- Blackout Driver
- DDTs of various types
- Swinging Neckbreaker
- Buffalo Sleeper
- Dragon Sleeper
- Hangman's Neckbreaker
- Suicide Dive
- Blatant closed fist jabs to the face
- Grinding faces into the mat
- Camel Clutch
- Rear Naked Choke
Championships and accomplishments
- Psychotic Wrestling Alliance | Lords of Pain Wrestling
|Loss||23-16||Eddie B.||D. Hammond Samuels||Capital Punishment (2010)||February 23, 2010||Illuminati Rules match||0.00|
|Loss||23-15||cYnical, Pope Fred, and NPD||The Illuminati (D. Hammond Samuels, SoL, and Ultramarcus)||All-Stars||January 12, 2010||Six-Man Tag Team match||0.00|
|Loss||23-14||Eddie B. and Jude Maxwell||The Illuminati (D. Hammond Samuels and Krimson Mask)||Inferno 15.4||January 11, 2010||Tag Team match||0.00|
|Win||23-13||D. Hammond Samuels||Al||Inferno 15.2||November 7, 2009||Singles match||3.36|
|Loss||22-13||Madcore Misfits (Drew Michaels and Tromboner Man)||D. Hammond Samuels and Krimson Mask (c)||Sacrament (2009)||August 26, 2009||Lost LPW Undisputed World Tag Team Championship||4.37|
|Win||22-12||D. Hammond Samuels and Krimson Mask (c)||The Misfits (Sean Jensen and Trey Spruance)||Inferno 14.3||June 28, 2009||Retained LPW Undisputed World Tag Team Championship||4.07|
|Win||21-12||D. Hammond Samuels||Cash Flo||Inferno 14.2||June 7, 2009||Singles match||4.60|
|Win||20-12||D. Hammond Samuels and Krimson Mask||MWA (Tromboner Man and RaTo) (c)||Insanity LIVE from Sydney||April 21, 2009||Won LPW Undisputed World Tag Team Championship||4.17|
|Loss||19-12||Sheepster, Mass Chaos, Retribution, Ultramarcus and RaTo||D. Hammond Samuels, Styxx, Peter Saint, Ken Ryans and Thomas Slidell||Inferno 12.3||May 2008||10-Man Tag Team Elimination match||N/A|
|Loss||19-11||Sheepster and Wevv Mang||D. Hammond Samuels and Drew Michaels||Inferno 12.2||April 29, 2008||Tag Team match||N/A|
|Loss||19-10||Drew Michaels||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||Dead Reckoning||February 12, 2008||Lost LPW International Heavyweight Championship in a Tijuana Cage match||N/A|
|Win||19-9||D. Hammond Samuels||Pen||Inferno 11.3: Pick Your Poison||December 12, 2007||Michaels selected Pen to face Samuels in a Pick Your Poison match||N/A|
|Win||18-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||Wevv Mang||Inferno 11.2||November, 2007||Retained LPW International Heavyweight Championship||N/A|
|Win||17-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||Drew Michaels||Sacrament (2007)||September 15, 2007||Retained LPW International Heavyweight Championship in 60-Minute Iron Man match||N/A|
|Win||16-9||D. Hammond Samuels||Trey Spruance||Inferno 10.4||August 24, 2007||Non-title match||N/A|
|Win||15-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||The Rik||Inferno 10.3: Night of Champions||July 21, 2007||Retained LPW International Heavyweight Championship||N/A|
|Win||14-9||D. Hammond Samuels||T.J. Rage||Inferno 10.2||June 18, 2007||Non-title Champion vs. Champion match||N/A|
|Win||13-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||"Sick" Nick||The Rising||April 16, 2007||Retained PWA International Heavyweight Championship in Death match||N/A|
|Win||12-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||N'itomniskittel and King NPD||Pyromania 9.3||February 2007||Retained PWA International Heavyweight Championship||N/A|
|Win||11-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||BiggiE||Pyromania 9.1||December 2006||Retained PWA International Heavyweight Championship||N/A|
|Win||10-9||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||N'itomniskittel||Homecoming (2006)||November 29, 2006||Retained PWA International Heavyweight Championship||N/A|
|Loss||9-9||Pen (c)||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||Altered Reality III||November 1, 2006||Martinez Cup match||N/A|
|Loss||9-8||Pen||D. Hammond Samuels (c)||Schizos Wild||September 19, 2006||Lost PWA World Heavyweight Championship with Jaro serving as guest referee||N/A|
|Win||9-7||D. Hammond Samuels||Bobino||Schizo LIVE from Oklahoma City||August 2006||Singles match||N/A|
|Win||8-7||D. Hammond Samuels||SoL (c)||Revelations||February 2006||Won PWA World Heavyweight Championship in a Tijuana Cage match||N/A|
|Win||7-7||D. Hammond Samuels||Headbanger||Schizo LIVE from Tampa Bay||January 2006||Singles match||N/A|
PWA United States Tag Team Championship
PWA United States Tag Team Championship
PWA World Heavyweight Championship
D. Hammond Samuels
February 2006 - September 16, 2006
LPW International Heavyweight Championship
D. Hammond Samuels
October 5, 2006 - February 12, 2008
LPW Undisputed Tag Team Championship
D. Hammond Samuels and Krimson Mask
April 21, 2009 - August 24, 2009
Wrestler of the Year
|D. Hammond Samuels • White Falcon • Hatchet Ryda • cYnical • Mass Chaos|
Match of the Year
|D. Hammond Samuels vs. Pen (Altered Reality III) • DeathCube Match (EndGame) • DeathCube Match (Body Count) • Ken Ryans vs. X (Altered Reality V) • Tromboner Man vs. Drew Michaels (Sacrificial Creed)|
Promo Writer of the Year
|Sheepster • D. Hammond Samuels • Krimson Mask • Krimson Mask • Jude Maxwell • Tromboner Man|
Most Hated of the Year
|X • D. Hammond Samuels • Jeff Watson • Sean Jensen|