24 Facts About Ace Steel


Ace Steel is perhaps best known for his time with Ring of Honor and occasional appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as his stint in WWE's Ohio Valley Wrestling developmental territory and a short run in All Elite Wrestling as a backstage producer.


Ace Steel debuted in October 1991 after training with Windy City Pro Wrestling.


Ace Steel was signed by NWA Total Nonstop Action soon after the promotion opened in May 2002.


Ace Steel wrestled a tag team match with his former student, CM Punk, as the Hatebreed and received a small push as part of the X Division, but was used irregularly, working a handful of dates before his contract expired in October 2003.


In early 2003, Ace Steel joined Ring of Honor and reformed the Hatebreed with CM Punk.


Raven eventually managed to defeat Ace Steel following an Even Flow DDT, but after the match, Cabana turned on him and aligned himself with Ace Steel and Punk.


Punk, Cabana and Ace Steel named themselves the Second City Saints, in reference to all three stable members being from Chicago.


Ace Steel enjoyed working in Japan and began appearing regularly with Noah.


The Gold Exchange were the reigning Tag Team Champions, and, when Superstar Steve was injured, Steel took his place as Murphy's partner and helped defend the Tag Team Titles until Steve returned and reclaimed his half of the championships.


In 2014, Ace Steel returned to win the WLW Heavyweight Championship and lost it later that year.


Ace Steel participated in tours to Pro Wrestling Noah wrestling the company's owner Mitsuharu Misawa in many tag team matches as well as company legends Kenta Kobashi, Akira Taue and many others during his time there.


In 2005, Steel challenged for the GHC Light heavyweight championship vs Kenta in Steamboat Rock, Iowa for World League Wrestling with Noah officials and Harley Race present.


Ace Steel used the name "Scott Colton" as an inside joke.


Ace Steel made an appearance on Velocity on April 1,2006 against Orlando Jordan, as well as various dark matches and TV appearances from July 2000.


When Deep South Wrestling shut down on April 19,2007 Ace Steel was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling where he was added to the roster.


Ace Steel was later released from his WWE developmental contract on February 4,2008 along with five other developmental wrestlers.


On December 5,2008, Ace Steel returned to Ring of Honor at their Wrestling at the Gateway event.


Ace Steel teamed with Necro Butcher to defeat the team of Jimmy Jacobs and Delirious.


Ace Steel's next match was a 10-man cage match at ROH's Caged Collision event on January 31,2009.


Ace Steel appeared at Take No Prisoners, losing to Colt Cabana.


Ace Steel was furloughed on April 15,2020 as a part of cutbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ace Steel would appear in a pre-match entrance segment with Punk at the event.


Reportedly, Ace Steel entered the room with concerns that his injured wife was in danger.


On May 18 2023, it was reported that Ace Steel was re-hired by AEW months after the All Out post-event media scrum.