Spiro has accomplished
the rare one-two punch of the International Wrestling Federation and that is to be a former IWF World Tag Team Champion (with
Slayer) and be a former IWF World Heavyweight Champion. (The other superstar
to accomplish that feat is Avalanche Tyler.) The Phantom Lords held the IWF World
Tag Team titles on three separate occasions. They are by far the most decorated
tag team in IWF history and in Texas
professional wrestling for that matter. A former golden gloves boxer, Phantom
Lord Spiro set out to proclaim and obtain new goals and becoming IWF World Heavyweight Champion was goal number 1. And the International Wrestling Federation Board of Directors gave Spiro that chance. As a matter of fact, they gave both Phantom Lords (Spiro and Slayer) that opportunity in a #1 Contender’s
Match for the IWF Title on October 16th, 2003.
came out on the losing end of that match, whether you want to call it fate or destiny, Spiro was given the chance to become
world champion after Slayer was brutally attacked by an unknown accomplice at the time (which we now know was Jacob Ladder)
and thus Spiro defeated then World Champion “Playboy” Dusty Wolfe at a live IWF event to become the new IWF World
Heavyweight Champion. The IWF fateful, however, did not catch word until November 17th, 2003, when Spiro was officially announced as World Champion
and had his first title defense.
Spiro lost the
IWF World Title in a Russian Chain Match against Jacob Ladder on July 15th,
2004 but has not been granted an official return match. Spiro remains
very strong in the ranks of the IWF and has also sided with the UK Kid in several tag team matches; certainly a team that
is on the IWF tag team title hunt.