‘Don’t Trust Me’ – 3OH!3
A millionaire and a porn star, Jared Walsh is as charismatic as he looks. A charming smart-ass, Jared is a master of “Irish diplomacy”: telling someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. He is very protective of those he considers friends or proteges. It takes a lot to make Jared angry, but once you do, he will hold a grudge. In the ring, he can only be described as “impulsive.” Jared often leaps before he looks, but his opponents have trouble anticipating him. After all, how can they know what he’s going to do if he doesn’t?
If Trent Acid cut his hair more like Chris Jericho’s current look, he’d look like Jared Walsh. Dirty blond hair, clean shaven, lean and muscular. Jared looks like a man who tries hard to look good naked. Silver rings in his nipples, and two barbells in his right eyebrow. In ring attire: red cargo pants with a black leather belt, red boots. Hands and forearms taped up to his elbows. May sport an LIHC shirt on his way to the ring. Out of ring attire: Jared can pull off some of the most ridiculous looks and still seem normal. What others would consider gaudy or tacky tends to work for him: glittery pants, fishnet/mesh shirts, ridiculous patterns, or a bright red three-piece suit… it all fits Jared like a glove, and somehow doesn’t look ridiculous.
Jared trained in Mexico for a time, under the man that would eventually become his father in law (Sangria, aka Roberto Cortez, Jr.), and it shows. He’s as comfortable in the air as he is on the ground. He is fast, impulsive, and prone to taking risks. Most of the time, this pans out. But when it doesn’t, it really doesn’t. Jared gets cocky in the ring, and has a tendency to showboat beyond reasonable.
Luckily, he’s also conditioned himself to ignore pain that others would cringe at. It’s not that he doesn’t feel it… he definitely does, especially at this age. But he pushes it to the back of his mind until the match is over or he just can’t take it anymore.
This far in his career, Jared is less likely to go for weapons as often as he used to. He’s learned that it doesn’t feel good to be on the wrong end of a weapon you brought in.
CJ Nelson and Jared Walsh have been damn near inseparable for their entire wrestling careers. Starting in the NYSWF as lackeys of Sean Boden, they spent a good amount of time doing not much of note. Their irreverent antics, such as “MST3K-ing” superstar promos, gained them a lot of fans, but for a while, it seemed like they weren’t much more than a couple of guys who were good at making fun of people.
That is, until SHOOT Project. Coming from nowhere, CJ and Jared blazed into the tag team scene in SHOOT, and within three months of their arrival, had succeeded in capturing the SHOOT Project Tag Team Titles, defending them successfully in a series of pay-per-view matches against the Flying Avengers, the Collins twins, Rogue and Riley, Tres Bien, and more. They eventually broke the Beautiful People’s (Jonny Johnson and Christopher Davis) long-standing Tag Title record. When all was said and done, Long Island Hardcore had become 3-time SHOOT Project Tag Team Champions, and had earned a reputation as one of the greatest tag teams that had set foot in the squared circle.
Jared Walsh also had a relatively successful singles run in the Tournament of Champions, making it to the semi-finals before being eliminated, and for a short time teamed with Ainsley Lake in the NAPW as Dream Come True.
- SHOOT Project Tag Team Championship [3x, with CJ Nelson]