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Charley Ray Rhoads (born October 6, 1965), better known by his ring name The Executioner, is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently retired from BYWA, TWA, and AWF where he worked from 1982 to 1999, making him a 17 year in-ring performer.
Rhoads began his wrestling career with Back Yard Wrestling Association (BYWA) in 1982. After wrestling for Back Yard Wrestling Association (BYWA) for a few years, It was Changed and Promoted into Texas Wrestling Association (TWA). As The Executioner from 1982 to 1999, he also signed with the American Wrestling Federation (AWF) in 1999 he retired still holding a World Heavyweight Championship Title and American Tag Team Championship with then partner Todd The Animal Hecht and Ring Manager Nature Boy Steve Moody.. As The Executioner, his gimmick is a Good looking Bad Guy, but he wore a mask. Since unseating Johnny Angel as the TWA Champion in 1989, The Executioner has been involved in numerous pivotal storylines within TWA history.
The Executioner is well known for the sneakiness, He was also winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble Match. Among other championship accolades, The Executioner is an eight-time world champion, having held the TWA Championship three times, the World Heavyweight Championship two times. and the World Tag Team Championship three times. He has cultivated a legacy within pro wrestling, being highly regarded by fellow veteran TWA and AWF personnel and fans alike as he is considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time.