When one thinks of dominance in the School of Morton, the Sultan has to come to mind. For almost two years, he has proved to be the most dominant force in the SOM. Here is a look at the monster known as the Sultan.
Hailing from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultan first arrived at the School of Morton in August of 2015 at Turning Point in the East Tennessee Tag Team Title Tournament. Along with his manager at the time, Prince Midas, the Sultan debuted at the School of Morton. In his debut match, he teamed with his partner at the time, Sultan #2, as the Sultans of Dubai. In the match, the Sultans took on Flash Nash and Dee Griffin, the USA Express. While the Sultans did not win the match, they did prove that they would be a force to be reckoned with.
After several months of dominating the SOM tag team division, the Sultans seemed to be having issues. This was attributed to their current manager, Prince Midas. The Arabian family who had sent Prince Midas to America replaced him with another family member, Prince Malik. On their first night under Malik's guidance, the Sultans defeated the USA Express to capture the East Tennessee Tag Team Titles.
The Sultans would hold the East Tennessee Tag Team Titles for several months until being defeated by Rickey and Buster Dooley in January of 2016 at Winter Warfare. From that point forward, the team would try to reclaim the success that they once had, but continuously failed. In April of 2016, at MortonMania in Rogersville, Tennessee, the Sultan and Prince Malik made the announcement that from that point forward, there would only be one Sultan, and he was coming for the East Tennessee Title.
Their promise would soon come true when the Sultan defeated Jerry Sampson to become the new East Tennessee Champion. After the brutal and devastating loss, Sampson never showed his face in the SOM again. After winning the East Tennessee Title, the Sultan ditched Prince Malik in favor of the true Manager of Champions, Judas the Mad Hatter.
After becoming the East Tennessee Champion, the Sultan would go on to defeat several top SOM wrestlers such as Bryan Montgomery, Marty O'Brian, Rickey Dooley, and "The Voodoo Prince" Robert Laveau. In his match with Robert Laveau, his relationship with Judas the Mad Hatter would come to an end when Judas attacked the Sultan in favor of his other client, Laveau.
After his managerial relationship with Judas ended, the Sultan's contract was bought by General Kazimir, who remains to serve as the Sultan's manager today. In December of 2016, the Sultan lost the East Tennessee Title to Rickey Dooley. At New Year's Wrestlelution: The Hat of Misfortune, in January of 2017, the Sultan stormed the ring to attack Rickey Dooley and Robert Laveau. Two East Tennessee Title rematches were set up. The Sultan will face Rickey Dooley this Saturday (January 21st, 2017) in Rogersville, Tennessee, and on February 12th in Chuckey, Tennessee in a Devil's Playground Match.
Throughout the Sultan's career in the School of Morton, he has remained one of the most hated wrestlers. Even though the SOM fans have been terrorized by the Sultan and any combination of his various managers and partners, they have to admit that he very well may be the most dangerous man to ever step through the ropes of a SOM ring. Only time will tell what is coming in the future for the Sultan, but we can say that the future does not look very bright for anyone who steps into the ring with him.