Patrick Kenney

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      • 1968-05-28 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.

      is an American retired professional wrestler and baseball player, better known by his ring name, Simon Diamond. He most recently worked for professional wrestling promotion Impact Wrestling as a producer. Diamond is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1998 to 2001 On July 9, 2003, Kenney and Swinger appeared on a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) pay-per-view, beginning a feud with America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm).Championships on August 27, 2003, and held the titles until November 19, when the titles were held up following a controversial ending to a match with the 3 Live Kru. In September 2005, Kenney spent two weeks in India, where he and fellow TNA employees Sonjay Dutt and Shark Boy visited several cities, promoting the debut of Impact! on ESPN Star Sports.On September 28 in Bhopal, a riot broke out when 1,000 fans were excluded from an event after attendance exceeded expectations.[1] None of the three TNA wrestlers were injured. Kenney returned to America in October 2005, and on December 8 started an angle with Chicago White Sox catcher A. J. Pierzynski At Turning Point the Diamonds in the Rough (Diamond, Young and Skipper) were defeated in a six-man tag team match by Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Dale Torborg, who had Pierzynski in their corner. Pierzynszki returned to TNA in March 2006 and was once again confronted by Diamond, who ended up getting hit with a chair by the White Sox catcher.Shortly thereafter Kenney became a road agent for TNA On November 3, 2008, Kenney was released from his contract with TNA, with them citing budgetary cuts as the reason. On September 18, 2009, TNA Wrestling announced that Kenney had been rehired as a road agent to replace the fired Jim Cornette and B.G. James. Kenney returned to television on the July 15, 2010, edition of Impact!, aligning himself with fellow ECW alumni Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Stevie Richards, Rhino, Brother Devon, Al Snow and Mick Foley in their invasion of TNA. The following week, TNA president Dixie Carter agreed to give the ECW alumni their own reunion pay–per–view event, Hardcore Justice: The Last Stand, as a celebration of hardcore wrestling and a final farewell to the company. At the event Kenney returned to his Simon Diamond persona and teamed with Johnny Swinger and Kid Kash in a six-man tag team match, where they were defeated by Little Guido, Tony Luke and Tracy Smothers of The Full Blooded Italians. At May 8, 2012, Kenny substituted Taz as Color Commentator at TNA Xplosion, joining Jeremy Borash. On June 19, 2017, Kenney left Impact Wrestling alongside Shane Helms and Al Snow. Other media Diamond appeared as a playable character in the 2000 video game ECW Hardcore Revolution. Personal life Kenney began dating Dawn Marie in October 1998. Before dating, the two had been good friends for almost two years. They had planned to be married by the end of 2000 or into 2001. They did not wed, but stayed engaged for several years afterwards.After seven years together, their relationship began to come to an end.Kenney and Candice Kenney have a child born in 2010. In 2001, Kenney filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against a former priest at Salesianum School

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