|Worldwide Truth & Freedom (W.T.F.)|
|Members|| Blackwolf ("W")|
Monty James ("T")
Samantha Nichols ("T")
|Names|| Truth & Freedom|
Worldwide Truth & Freedom
|Debut||November 13, 2010|
|Disbanded||January 1, 2017|
Worldwide Truth & Freedom (W.T.F. for short) was a professional wrestling tag team and stable that competed in Soul Wrestling Incorporated. The group was created by Blackwolf ("W"), Monty James ("T"), Kennedy ("&"), and Jeffy ("F") in November 2010. Samantha Nichols ("T") briefly served as the team's valet in May 2012. W.T.F. has had a great deal of success during their tenure, winning every title in the promotion throughout 2011. The stable reunited once again in 2016 as Truth & Freedom.
Soul Wrestling IncorporatedEdit
Debut and feud with The Ministry (2010 - 2011)Edit
Prior to their debut, Monty James and Jeffy, along with Monty's girlfriend and valet Kennedy Carson, formed a loose alliance in a bid to win the SWI World Tag Team Championship. The two came up short against The Ministry at Kill or Be Killed. On that night, Blackwolf lost the SWI North American Championship to Darren Phoenix. On the following episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf challenged CK Miles for the SWI World Championship, but came up short and was beat down by Darren Phoenix and The Ministry. Monty and Jeffy attempted to aid him, but were beaten down as well until the returning Edgemaster made the save.
The following week, Blackwolf, Monty, Kennedy, and Jeffy formed an alliance called Worldwide Truth & Freedom, with each member wearing a match letter and symbol on their entrance attire (Blackwolf, Monty James, Ken&dy (pronounced "ken-and-dee"), and Jeffy). The new alliance made their debut later that night with Blackwolf and Jeffy defeating Bad Attitude Inc. At Broken Chains, Edgemaster and W.T.F. defeated the Golden Alliance in the second ever Harbor Cage match to gain title shots at Destiny Fulfilled. Monty was the lone survivor, pinning Necrosphere after a chairshot and the Full Monty onto the chair. At Destiny Fulfilled, Kennedy defeated Justine to win the SWI Women's Championship, while Jeffy lost to Darren, and Blackwolf and Monty lost to The Ministry.
On the January 8 episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf and Monty defeated The Stones to earn a tag team title shot against The Ministry. The following week, Monty and Jeffy defeated The Ministry in a Steel Cage match to win the SWI World Tag Team Championship. The team defended the titles against The Stones at Beginning Anew, before losing the titles to The Stones the following month at Challenging Adversity in a TLC match.
Feud with The Monstourage and championship success (2011)Edit
At Rise of the Forces, Monty and Blackwolf lost a tag team match to Afternoon Drinkin and his mystery partner, the debuting Colossus Rhodes. That night, Kennedy lost the Women's Championship to Tonya Montana. At the end of the show, W.T.F. fought off the reunited Monstourage after they tried beating down XS3. The following month, Monty unsuccessfully challenged Hitman of the Gods for the SWI World Championship at Questions Unanswered. On the following episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf defeated Nicholai Ivanov for his second SWI North American Championship. At Renewal, Monty defeated Hitman and XS3 in a triple threat match, pinning Hitman to win the SWI World Championship. On that night, Blackwolf retained the North American Championship against Ivanov.
Hitman was denied an immediate rematch, so Monty instead defended against XS3 at Independence. The match, which went on for forty minutes, was critically acclaimed and received the SWI Match of the Year Award. Blackwolf also defended the North American title against Ivanov, Tannark Fisher, and Gene Van Tyler. The following month, Monty retained the title in the Versus the World match at Disasterpiece, while Blackwolf retained the North American title in a battle royal and Kennedy unsuccessfully challenged for the Women's title. At Unholy Confessions, Monty defeated Hitman in a Falls Count Anywhere Anything Goes Ironman match to retain the World title and force Hitman to leave the company. Blackwolf also defended the North American title against Gene Van Tyler.
Feud with CK Miles and Thunder Train (2011 - 2012)Edit
On the following episode of Apocalypse, Monty and Blackwolf lost a tag team match to CK Miles and Thunder Train, meaning they had new challengers. At Betrayal, Monty successfully defended the World title against CK and Blackwolf retained the North American title against Train. On the October 15 episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf lost the North American title to Rainmaster, ending his reign at 168 days. Blackwolf lost a subsequent rematch at Kill or Be Killed, while Monty defended the World title against Train. Jeffy also lost a match to CK that night. At Broken Chains, Monty's World title reign ended at 182 days, when he lost the title to CK in a triple threat match also involving Train. Edgemaster served as the guest referee. Blackwolf and Jeffy also came up short in their bid for the World Tag Team titles that night. At Destiny Fulfilled, Monty lost his rematch to CK, and Blackwolf and Jeffy became #1 contenders to the World Tag Team titles.
In January, Monty showed signs of bitterness towards Edgemaster, finally snapping and attacking him and CK during the closing moments of their World title match at Beginning Anew. On that night, Blackwolf and Jeffy also lost their World Tag Team title match against The Stones. After numerous unsuccessful bids for the World title, Monty announced that him and Kennedy were leaving W.T.F., agreeing to form a truce with Blackwolf and Jeffy. Monty later turned heel and began a feud with Edgemaster, while Jeffy unsuccessfully challenged for the World title at Questions Unanswered. On the following episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf's on-screen girlfriend Samantha Nichols officially joined W.T.F. as their new "T" and valet.
Dissolution and feud (2012 - 2013)Edit
At Renewal, Samantha lost the Women's title to Kayla, while Blackwolf and Jeffy faced CK for the SWI World Championship. Miscommunication between the two led to CK pinning Blackwolf. On the Apocalypse after, Samantha announced she was leaving W.T.F. and breaking up with Blackwolf, citing his recent anger problems as the reason. At Independence, during the SWI vs. MCCW match, Jeffy accidentally hit Blackwolf with the Mordor Drop after receiving a thumb to the eye by Griffon Maverick, leading to Griffon pinning Blackwolf. After the match, Blackwolf pushed Jeffy down and threw his "W" hoody at him before leaving on his own. On the July 8 episode of Apocalypse, Blackwolf and Jeffy agreed to end the team, saying it had run its course. The two faced each other at Disasterpiece, with Jeffy defeating Blackwolf.
Blackwolf and Jeffy would cross paths again at Kill or Be Killed, when Blackwolf defeated Jeffy (who won the North American title earlier in the night) in the finals of a tournament to crown a #1 contender for the World title at Destiny Fulfilled. At Broken Chains, Monty (who had since regained the World title and became a member of The Unrest) ended his truce with Blackwolf by hitting him from behind with the title belt and pinning him to win the match for The Unrest against Blackwolf, Bad Attitude Inc., Tannark Fisher, and XS3. Monty then ordered The Unrest to attack Jeffy, ending his truce with him as well. At Destiny Fulfilled, Blackwolf defeated Monty to win the SWI World Championship then celebrated with Jeffy after the match.
Blackwolf and Jeffy then teamed with Stan H. Johnston to face Starrway Enterprises at Rise of the Forces. Jeffy abandoned his partners during the match, then revealed he had joined the group afterwards. Jeffy explained that he was tired of being in Blackwolf's shadow, and fought to break free from him once and for all. This led to Blackwolf and Monty James having a temporary alliance, when the two of them along with Tannark Fisher, XS3, Bad Attitude Inc., and JR Stone defeated all seven members of Starrway Enterprises in a big tag match on April 6. Blackwolf and Jeffy then fought each other in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Independence 8, which Blackwolf won.
At the start of 2014, following losing a match at Destiny Fulfilled where the loser would not receive a World title match for a year, Blackwolf put aside his anger problems and sought redemption, a storyline that drew inspiration from the Jean Valjean character from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. This led to him offering Monty James a chance to redeem himself, by challenging him to a match at Challenging Adverstiy; if Monty won, he would win a World title shot at any time and place, as per an agreement between Blackwolf and commissioner Ken Davids. Monty won the match, and the two made amends after. Blackwolf and Monty then joined forces for the Team England Invitational Tournament, making it to the finals before losing to Starrway Enterprises. Monty walked out on Blackwolf after the match, saying he wanted to focus on the World title. Monty defeated Blackwolf two weeks later and went to attack Blackwolf, who turned his back and allowed Monty a free shot. Monty had a change of heart, and soon apologized to Blackwolf once more before agreeing to go their separate ways.
Reunion and second break-up (2014 - 2015)Edit
Meanwhile, Jeffy had been kicked out of Starrway Enterprises at Rise of the Forces, when he faced Tannark Fisher for the World title after defeating Daniel Ness. Starrway cost Jeffy the match and revealed Ness to be their handpicked World champion. This led to both sides exchanging attacks with each other, culminating in Jeffy costing Ness his World title match at Questions Unanswered. On the next episode of Apocalypse, Jeffy faced Starrway Enterprises in a handicap match. Jeffy won by DQ, but was beaten down by his former group. Blackwolf, Monty, and Kennedy all saved Jeffy from the attack, with Blackwolf and Jeffy hitting the Worldwide Justice on Ness. The four then embraced each other in the ring, meaning that W.T.F. had officially reunited. W.T.F. then went on to defeat Starrway Enterprises at Renewal, then defeated them again at Independence 9 to win their second SWI World Tag Team Championship together as a group.
At Unholy Confessions, Monty used his World title shot from Challenging Adversity to defeat Tannark Fisher for the SWI World Championship, tying the record for most reigns at three. At the same event, Blackwolf unsuccessfully challenged Daniel Ness for the SWI North American Championship. Two weeks later on Apocalypse, Monty lost the World title to Waylon Kenney in a Starrway Enterprises gauntlet match. W.T.F.'s misfortunes continued at Betrayal, when they lost the World Tag Team titles in a four corners match, with the European Union coming out on top. After losing a Tag Team Turmoil match at Destiny Fulfilled, W.T.F. appeared to be going their separate ways. Blackwolf later attacked Waylon Kenney to show that his year-long ban on World title shots was over.
During January, Monty and Jeffy had disagreements over who would be the first to obtain singles gold from the group while Blackwolf chased the World title. The three of them had a W.T.F. forum hosted by Kennedy in an attempt to resolve their differences. They then joined forces in a three-way brawl with the European Union and Starrway Enterprises. During a triple threat tag team match on January 24, Monty turned on Jeffy and left him and Blackwolf to be defeated by Starrway Enterprises. The following night at Beginning Anew, Monty and Jeffy challenged Keiji Satoshi for the SWI North American Championship, which ended when Keiji pinned Monty to retain the title. Blackwolf unsuccessfully challenged for the World title at the event as well. During the event, all three members came out to different music and without their W.T.F. attires, ending the stable once again.
Truth & Freedom (2016 - 2017) Edit
Monty and Jeffy, having made amends in the summer of 2015, both left the company before the end of the year, while Blackwolf, having turned heel that summer, was fired for no-showing Destiny Fulfilled. Monty and Jeffy later returned at Challenging Adversity to help Andreas Trinidad fight off the Corporate Club. Monty then announced on the follow Apocalypse that him and Jeffy were back as Truth & Freedom. Truth & Freedom ended their feud with the Corporate Club at Questions Unanswered, when they forced Colossus Rhodes to retire. Truth & Freedom then feuded with the Drinkin Clan and The Risen over the course of 2016 before turning their attention to the SWI North American Championship, which they were unsuccessful at winning at Kill or Be Killed. Monty then left the company after Destiny Fulfilled, ending the team once more.
- Finishing moves
- Worldwide Justice (Bearhug (Blackwolf / Jeffy) / leg drop (Monty / Blackwolf) combination)
- Trademark moves
- Double big boot
- Double stalling vertical suplex, formerly aided by a crossbody from Monty
- Entrance themes
- "E For Extinction [SWI Edit]" by Thousand Foot Krutch (November 13, 2010 - June 24, 2012; May 3, 2014 - January 24, 2015)
- "Death of Me" by Red (February 28, 2016 - January 1, 2017)
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Soul Wrestling Incorporated
- SWI World Championship (2 times) - Monty
- SWI World Tag Team Championship (2 times) - Blackwolf (2), Monty (2), and Jeffy (2)*
- SWI North American Championship (1 time) - Blackwolf
- SWI Women's Championship (1 time) - Kennedy
- Feud of the Year 2010 - with the younger SWI wrestlers vs. The Ministry
- Match of the Year 2011 - Monty vs. XS3 at Independence
- Wrestler of the Year 2011 - Monty
*The group was allowed to defend their titles under the Freebird rule, meaning all three members held the titles simultaneously.