The Lake Center, Mississippi, native is one of the few on the roster to say they are a “Day One” original. With a championship pedigree coming in, Ward has earned the Heavyweight Championship and is a 3x King of the South tournament winner, a prestigious competition for Professional Wrestling in the South. Ward began his training later than most, but challenges anyone to “change his mind” that he is the very best in Memphis and has picked up what he considers a “Vacant Crown!”. With his brother Shane and Tommy Jax again by his side, they have become one of the most dominant teams in 901 Wrestling. The team have earned and lost opportunities at the 901 Wrestling championship through the summer of 2019. Finally, in an act of desperation, Tommy Jax put Ward’s career on the line against Cole’s title, much to the shock of Ward. However, during the match, Cole became disoriented and collapsed while attempting a Swole Slam, giving Ward the victory by pinfall and his first 901 Wrestling Championship. Many questions have been raised on this exchange, with Tommy Jax finding ways to protect Ward from defending the title, including using the controversy he may have created (he did) to get Justin Cole suspended. Ward was fending off Andy Mack from discovering the truth, but Andy tricked Tommy Jax into admitting to drugging Cole during the match. With Cole reinstated and his rematch awarded, Ward was obviously upset by Tommy’s slip. Ward was unsuccessful in the match up and lost the 901 Wrestling championship (despite Tommy’s “unique” plan for interference).