Awhile back I wrote an article… You Should Know The Name… Colin Delaney, and it was met with great feedback and several people telling me they were completely unaware of what Delaney had accomplished since his WWE run nearly a decade ago. This time around, I’m going to suggest all wrestling fans get familiar with a guy who has yet to make a splash nationally, and that man is “Hybrid” Sean Carr.
For ten years Upstate New York was treated with an entertaining wrestling company named 2CW (Squared Circle Wrestling), that held countless shows that had memorable moments that brought well known names to the area to compete against local names in an attempt to make the local guys stars. 2CW made several wrestlers better known amongst independent wrestling fans, but perhaps the most beneficial wrestler due to his run in 2CW is Sean Carr.
At first Sean Carr competed in 2CW as part of a tag team with Kage, a muscle guy to go with Carr as the young, fast partner. Of course, Carr would often play the babyface in peril role. Carr made his debut for 2CW in 2011 and nearly won the 2CW Grand Prix before losing to Jason Axe in the finals of the tournament.
With Kage, Sean Carr would win the 2CW Tag Team Championships on June 24th, 2013, a show that also featured a match between Rob Van Dam and Sami Callihan. They’d hold the belts until November after being involved in a lengthy feud with Kevin Graham and Brute Van Slyke. Despite losing the belts, it seemed that Carr was getting traction with the 2CW crowd and it was just a matter of time before he broke out on his own.
On April 19th, 2014, Kage turned on Carr effectively ending the duos run as a tag team. Sean Carr quickly would be inserted as a top face for 2CW quickly working against guys like Dalton Castle, Colin Delaney, and Eddie Edwards. It shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone that Carr held his own against the best 2CW had to offer. So much so, that by the end of 2014, Carr was embattled in a heated feud with 2CW Heavyweight Champion Nick Ando.
It was around this time that I really jumped on the Sean Carr bandwagon and was completely sold on him as a performer. By March of 2015, Carr challenged for the 2CW Heavyweight Championship against Nick Ando in his hometown of Binghamton, NY. I can’t possibly describe the atmosphere in that building. Every fan wanted to see Sean Carr win the gold and realize his dream. While Carr would get screwed over, it was still an entertaining ladder match that Carr and Ando put forth great effort.
At Living on the Edge, which was 2CW’s WrestleMania, Carr challenged again for a 2CW Heavyweight Championship in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. Carr couldn’t win the title, but it didn’t matter. Carr didn’t need the championship to be a top act for 2CW. His fire, and heart and all around talent cemented him as top guy for 2CW.
Carr would have battles with Jay Freddie and JT Dunn before finally winning the 2CW Heavyweight Championship on September 28th, 2015 in his hometown of Binghamton. The reign lasted two months before losing to Sami Callihan, who had been released by WWE. Carr maintained at the top of the 2CW as the company folded taking part in matches against Matt Hardy and the Bullet Club at 2CW 2 Sets.
As of November 2016, Sean Carr has expanded his reach to Maryland competing for MCW. He still competes in Upstate competing for the growing Xcite Wrestling company based out of Binghamton. In Xcite, Carr has defeated John Morrison of Lucha Underground and WWE fame. Carr is also the heavyweight champion for ECWA a company full of history of molding some great talents from the early to mid 2000s.
Carr recently had a dark match in ROH and has had an outpouring from fans demanding that Carr get a spot in the next Top Prospect Tournament that ROH holds each year. Carr is on the cusp of being a household name and anyone reading this should not only educate themselves on his talents, but also share his talents with others. It’s just a matter of time before Sean Carr is the talk of the independent scene nationwide.
ROH, House of Hardcore, AAW, AIW, Beyond Wrestling and any of the other top independents going now, Sean Carr should be on your radar…. actually… he should be on your roster already.