Gowen has competed for all three of the top US promotions: World
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown! brand, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ring of Honor (ROH).
Gowen was diagnosed with cancer as a child. Because of that,
he lost his leg at the age of 8. It was a necessary move: according to his doctors and parents, had the amputation not been
done, Zach would have died.
Gowen walks with a prosthesis and claims he can wrestle with
or without it. However, he wrestles most of his matches without it due to the inherent marketability of seeing a one-legged
wrestler compete. Known for his high-flying ability as well as his "one-legged" moonsault, Gowen was a fan favorite simply
for the spectacle.
Championships and accomplishments
All American Wrestling
AAW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
(with Crotch, current)
Independent Wrestling Revolution
IWR Tag Team Championship (1 time, with Kamikaze)
IWR King of the Indies Championship (1 time)
TZW Tag Team Championship (1 time, with Super Meetsee)
MWU Light Heavyweight Title (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI Rookie of the Year Award (2003)
PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler Award (2003)
1-time CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time Southern States Wrestling Cruiserweight Champion