Firebreaker Chip
Birth nameCurtis Thompson
Born (1963-01-20) January 20, 1963 (age 61)[1]
Charlotte, North Carolina, US[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)White Angel
Curtis Thompson
Firebreaker Chip
Billed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Billed weight244 lb (111 kg)
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina
"WCW Special Forces"[2]

Curtis Thompson (born January 20, 1963) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 1992 under the ring name Firebreaker Chip.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (1987–1991)

Curtis Thompson started wrestling in 1987 in NWA. Subsequently, he wrestled in the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico under a mask as a heel (White Angel) and was betrayed and unmasked by his manager Chicky Starr resulting in a feud including a cage match, in Stampede Wrestling (as the masked Archangel), South Atlantic Pro Wrestling, and in Pacific Northwest Wrestling where he won the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship, defeating Scotty the Body. He formed a tag team with Ricky Santana called the U.S. Males in PNW and won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship.[3] He also wrestled briefly in 1988 as a jobber in the World Wrestling Federation, losing to the likes of The Ultimate Warrior and Bad News Brown.[4]

In 1990/1991 Thompson would use the "U.S. Male" gimmick where he wore a mailman uniform to the ring in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and South Atlantic Pro Wrestling (SAPW) in the Carolinas as a member of Robert Fuller's Stud Stable. Thompson would eventually free himself from the Stud Stable, turning face in the process at the end of 1990 while wrestling in SAPW. In 1990 he went to North Georgia Wrestling and won a match against Fabulous Fabian (aka Buff Bagwell).

World Championship Wrestling (1991–1993)

In 1991 he joined World Championship Wrestling. He became Firebreaker Chip and teamed with Todd Champion as The Patriots. He had the gimmick of being a fireman while teaming with Todd Champion who had the gimmick that he'd returned from Desert Storm and were billed as being from "WCW Special Forces".[2] They feuded with the Fabulous Freebirds and won the WCW United States Tag Team Championship. They next feuded with Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers who beat them for the titles.[5]

Independent circuit (1993–2005)

Thompson left WCW in early 1993 and wrestled in the independent promotions and took time to participate in several bodybuilding competitions and came in top three in Mr. North Carolina bodybuilding contest. He also wrestled briefly for Smoky Mountain Wrestling from 1993 to 1995. In 1996 he became the first CWA (Texas) Heavyweight Champion defeating Scott Putski. Thompson and Todd Champion reunited as the Patriots in WCW on December 15, 1997, defeating Samu and Sam Fatu in a dark match for Monday Nitro. Later in late 1999, he turned up in the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion in a tag team with Drake Dawson called "Triple X". Together they won the NWA World Tag Team Championship and the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship in 2000. Following the disbandment of the tag team, he wrestled in various independent circuits and won some indy heavyweight titles. He retired in 2005, married and now works for JetBlue.

Championships and accomplishments


Professional wrestling

1This promotion, while operating out of the same area and having begun using some of the same championships, is not the same Mid-Atlantic promotion once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. That promotion was sold to Ted Turner in November 1988 and was renamed World Championship Wrestling.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Wrestler profile: Curtis Thompson". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
  2. ^ a b RD Reynolds and Randy Baer (2003). "Welcome to Oz! Welcome to Oz!". Wrestlecrap – the very worst of pro wrestling. ECW Press. pp. 97–116. ISBN 1-55022-584-7.
  3. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2000). "Portland: NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 317–320. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ "Firebreaker Chip: Profile & Match Listing - Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)".
  5. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ Lentz III, Harris M. (2003). Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling (2 ed.). McFarland. p. 107. ISBN 0786417544.
  7. ^ Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2000). "Portland: NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 315–317. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ Rodgers, Mike (2004). "Regional Territories: PNW #16 Page #2".