Adam Birch was Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup winner in 2001
In 2006 Mercury failed a WWE Wellness Policy drug test and was forced to serve a 30 day suspension. Mercury actually stayed off of WWE television for six months. In that time he went through a drug rehabilitation, and afterwards was sent back to OVW
Tag Team Finishing Moves:
York & Matthews - Full Effect (Double Torture Rack-Neckbreaker combination)
MNM - The Snapshot (Double Elevated DDT)
Began wrestling on the Independent circuit at the age of 16 with his friend Christian York. They would team together as York & Matthews for years, even gaining WWE Developmental Deals, until York lost his interest in professional wrestling in 2003.
Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury are the fifth and sixth WWE wrestlers to win titles in their debut matches. The other three are Carlito Caribbean Cool (U.S. Title), Gail Kim (Women's Title), Jerry Lynn (Lightheavyweight Title) and Christian (Lightheavyweight Title).
After spending 3 months in OVW, has finally debuted in WWE.
He debuted on the April 14th edition of Smackdown, as part of the tag team 'MNM'. He was teamed with Tough Enough III winner Johnny Nitro (John Hennigan) and Melina (Melina Perez).