|Members|| Refugee Matt|
|Former Members|| Fergie|
|Promotions||WWE for Extreme|
The Refugees is a professional wrestling stable that originally wrestled for WWE For Extreme (WWEFE).
The stable's gimmick was a group of unsanctioned wrestlers aiming to become the best wrestlers in history; the group's three initial members Refugee Mike, Refugee Matt and Refugee Tim had each gained fame in the WWE For Extreme, although this connection was only implied. It is currently the largest stable in WWE For Extreme history.
The Refugees were one of the most influential forces in late 2006 It dominated WWEFE programming throughout late 2006, with their influence being especially felt on the ECW brand.
The Refugees would begin at One Night Stand, when Refugee Matt, and Refugee Mike would be placed against the Extreme Hyphy Wrestlers (Faid and Captain Charisma). With the ECW Tag Team Championships on the line, The Refugees would pick up the victory, marking a new era in professional wrestling. The next night they would go back to singles competition for the night, with Matt failing to pick up the ECW Television Championship from Faid, and Mike beating Swift in the main event. The next week, things would continue, as Refugee Mike would compete in a Triple threat match against Kurt Angle and Chris Hunter, picking up yet another victory that week. Matt wouldn't have the same luck, competing in a Triple threat match himself for the Hardcore Championship alongside Swift, with both losing to Eric Draven.
The next week, Matt would pick up a victory over Mr. Kennedy. That same night, Matt would face off against Eric Draven in a non-title match, giving Mike his first loss since the formation of The Refugees. The next week, Matt and Mike would face The Goths (Chris Hunter & Eric Draven) with the ECW Tag Team Championships on the line. The match had a special stipulation that if The Goths lost the match, Refugee Matt would be awarded the Television Championship. The Refugees would go on to win the match, giving them a successful title defense, and Matt a brand new title. The next week, Refugee Matt would once again be booked against Mr. Kennedy, picking up another victory. Later that night, Mike would pick up a victory over Faid. After the match with Faid, Mike would get a microphone, and announce that he was sick of seeing Maria Kanellis with John Cena.
The next week, Matt was seen backstage with RAW Diva Fergie, asking her what it would take for her to manage the first team to hold every championship on ECW consecutively. Right after Matt was placed in a Television title defense, in a elimination triple threat match. Matt would go on to defend the title against Cody Diddychuk, and surprise opponent, Chris Hunter. The main event that night featured another Elimination triple threat, with ECW Heavyweight Champion Refugee Mike defending in a double title match against Hardcore Champion, Eric Draven and Tyson Tomko. The next week. Matt was placed in a match against Tyson Tomko, in a Television title defense, which Matt would defend with success. However right after the match, Refugee Mike was walking backstage, and was attacked by James Marrow in a 24/7 Hardcore title defense. Mike would successfully defend his title against James, and go on to have his regularly scheduled match that same night against Cody Diddychuk, which he won. After the match, Mike would invite Refugee Matt and Fergie down to the ring, telling them how he planned to defeat John Cena at SummerSlam for Maria’s contract. He then used the ECW Championship to clock Matt, followed by the RMM. He then delivered an RMM to Fergie before starting to leave. An enraged Matt challenged Mike to defend his ECW title next week, which the champion refused. He offered instead a shot at the Hardcore title, before Tyson Tomko interrupted. Tomko challenged Mike to defend the Hardcore title on the spot, and thanks to the 24/7 rule he was forced to. Tomko used his power to keep Mike at bay, before pulling out a table and lighting it on fire. He suplexed Mike through the burning table, continuing the assault with several power moves. Tomko missed a clothesline, however, and rammed his arm into the steel ring post. Refugee Matt got involved, using a chair to help Tomko. He missed, however, and caught Tomko with the weapon. Mike the took advantage and pinned Tomko, using the barricade for leverage, giving Mike another victory that night. The next week Matt would face off against Mike with the Hardcore Championship on the line. Matt defeated night to become the new Hardcore champion.
A third RefugeeEdit
On August 22, 2006, "The Third Refugee" Refugee Tim would come into the scene. Refugee Tim would face off against Tyson Tomko in his debut, picking up a win. That same night, Refugee Matt would defend the Television Championship in a Triple threat match against Chris Hunter, and James Marrow. Chris Hunter would end up winning the match, taking the title from Matt. After the match, Hunter was challenged by Matt for a rematch. ECW General Manager Christian Cage answered the challenge on Hunter’s behalf, forcing the new Television Champion to defend his title against Refugee Matt. The match didn't turn out so well, resulting in a double-knockout, which caused Hunter to walk away with the title. Earlier that same night, Refugee Matt and Tim would come out to the ring, Matt with both ECW Tag Team Championships. Matt announced that Vince McMahon gave the okay for Mike to be stripped of his half of the titles, and Tim was handed the other half.
Things didn't go so smoothly for Refugee Tim that Sunday at SummerSlam. Tim would be put in a triple threat match against Tyson Tomko and the returning Triple H. Triple H walked out of SummerSlam with the victory, and that same night Refugee Matt would face Chris Hunter, with the Television and Hardcore Championships on the line. Matt would pick up the victory, retaining his Hardcore Championship, and winning the Television Championship back from Hunter. In ECW's main event that night, Refugee Mike would face off against John Cena, with the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and Maria Kaneliis' contract on the line. Mike would end up beating John Cena, defending the Heavyweight title, and winning Maria's management. The next week, Tim and Matt would face off in a tag team match against Chris Hunter and Tyson Tomko. Tim and Matt would pick up a victory over the duo. After the match, ECW Champion Refugee Mike came to the ring with Maria to congratulate the duo on their victory. He went on to explain that, following his win at SummerSlam, he didn’t think he had behaved like his normal self when he attacked both Matt and Fergie. Matt, Tim, and Fergie accepted his apology, with Fergie going on to clarify that Maria would not be getting a shot at her Women’s Championship. Mike agreed, but Tim went on to tell Mike he should let Maria wrestle if she wanted to. Mike relented, and the Refugees seemed to be truly united until Torrie Wilson came down to the ring. Torrie seemed to be inspired by the show of unity, and became distressed upon realizing her group, the Legion of Doom, was falling apart. Tim seemed to feel for her, offering to take the place of her departing team. Fergie stepped in at this point, letting Torrie know she couldn’t cry her way into the Refugees. The two Divas seemed about to fight until Matt stepped in, laying the law down so that Fergie was the only female member of the Refugees, Torrie and Maria would have to settle for managing Tim and Mike. Torrie relented, although a match was still made between the two for the following episode of RAW. That same night, Refugee Mike would face off against John Cena in a rematch for Maria's contract. Mike would pick up the victory once more over Cena, allowing him to keep Maria.
The next week, Tim and Matt would face off in a tag match against Londrick (Brian Kendrick & Paul London). Londrick would end up beating the Tag Team Champions in a hard fought match. Later that night, Mike would face off against Tyson Tomko. Mike would pick up a quick victory over "The Problem Solver." After the match, Tim and Matt would come to the ring to congratulate Mike on his win, but was soon interrupted by WWE Champion, Jeff Hardy. Hardy would challange the three to a six person tag team match. The Refugees would accept, and Jeff would reveal that his partner would be Londrick, the very team that beat them earlier that night. The next night Mike would come out, and release Maria from her contractual duties. Later that night, Matt and Tim would defend their Tag Team Championships against Londrick, beating the team to defend their titles, and proving that the last week was a fluke.
On the on September 19, 2006 edition of ECW, Tim would face Chris Hunter in a one on one match, that Chris would walk away with the win from. Refugee Matt then was put in a Television Championship defense against Raven, with Matt successfully defending the title.
On October 03, 2006, Tim would be booked in the opening contest in a Fatal 4-Way against Viper, TJ Cage, and Sabu. Sabu would pick up the win over the other three giving him a good spark of like for the group. After the match The Refugees would begin to open up their ranks. They recruited SmackDown!'s Mr. Kennedy, and none other than Sabu on that night. Later on in the night, there would be a triple threat match between Raven, Mike, and Kane, in which Raven would pick up another win over The Refugees. The luck would continue into the main event, where Matt would face off against Dana Shadows. Dana would get a victory over Matt to show that he was a true number one contender. The next week would begin with Tim facing Jino Hardy. Tim would get the victory over Jino, after performing a Bounty off the later, through a table. Later on, Refugee Sabu would face off against TJ Cage. Things wouldn't go smoothly for Sabu, when TJ Cage got the victory over him. The Refugee's luck would quickly change, with the next match being between Matt and Darren Shadows. Matt picked up a victory over Darren, making sure that nobody would question what the Refugees were. Later on that night, Mike would face off against Chris Hunter, and as always Hunter was a pain in their side, beating Mike fair and square. The next week would begin with bad news for the then-Heavyweight Champion, Refugee Matt, when he would lose his Television Championship in a Triple threat to Chris Hunter and Jino Hardy. A couple of matches later, in a number one contendership for Matt's Hardcore Championship, Tim was put in a triple threat match against Darren Shadows, and Kane. Tim would win with a Bounty to both men, pinning them both. Later on that night, there was a Fatal 4-Way tag team match. The Impact Players (Justin Credible & Lance Storm), Caliber Brothers (TJ Cage & Viper), Eric Young & Randy Orton, and Refugees Mike & Sabu. Would compete, with The Impact Players coming out on top over the other three teams. The next week would begin with Raven beating Mike in a match for the number one contender for the ECW title. Later on, Refugees Tim and Matt would face off for the Hardcore Championship. Matt would go on to defend the title, but after the match would get laid out by none other than Trish Stratus, who would be getting a shot at his title the next week. Before Matt could be thinking about Trish, he had to get through No Mercy. Only Matt was in action at No Mercy, when he would defend his ECW Heavyweight Championship against Dana Shadows, resulting in a loss for Matt.
The next week, Raven would look to make in impact as he faced off against Refugee Tim, beating Tim to prove to Dana that he deserved a ECW Heavyweight title shot. But later on that night, Matt would face off against Ashley Massaro for a shot at the ECW Championship, but Matt's luck was the same as Tim's, coming up with a loss to Ashley. In the main event, Matt would face Trish Stratus in a Hardcore title defense. It was Trish who came out victorious, taking the title from Refugee Matt. The next week, The Refugees would get a lucky break with not being booked in any matches, but it was soon found out, when they went to their private locker room, that it was decked out in St. Patrick's Day stuff, courtesy of Hornswoggle. The Refugees would try to chase down the leprechaun, to no avail. At Cyber Sunday, Scorpion was set to defend his Heavyweight Championship against a "Mystery Opponent." The Mystery opponent turned out to be a returning Refugee Mike, although Mike wasn't able to catch Scorpion off guard, with Scorpion getting a successful defense against Mike.
On November 16, 2006, TNA iMPACT! began to take off in WWEFE, with Refugee Mark being one of the first people on the roster. He would be booked on the first card, taking a loss to Randy Orton. Later on in the card, Refugee Matt would face off in a Fatal 4-Way match, where the loser would be eliminated in a chase for the vacant TNA Heavyweight Championship. Refugee Matt would face off against Justin Cross, Chris Hunter, and Hardcore Holly. Chris Hunter took the win by pinning Justin Cross. The next week, Mark would once again suffer a loss in an X-Division Championship Fatal 4-Way match against Randy Orton, Justin Cross, and Ryan Stryker. Justin Cross would pick up the win, taking the X-Division Championship. On the November 28th edition of ECW, Refugee Tim would come back to ECW after a couple weeks of a unexplained absence and activate his rematch clause. With Matt now on TNA, he had no partner. Answering his call was a former rival, Swift. Tim and Swift would face the Caliber Brothers in a well-fought match. Tim and Swift would walk away with the tag titles. Two days later, on iMPACT!, Mike would be put in a match against Ryan Stryker that he would lose. That would mark an end to an era of The Refugees, narrowing the group back down to the original three.
Back to BasicsEdit
The next week on TNA, Mike would be put in a triple threat match againt Goldberg and Xavier. Mike would pick up a victory with an RMM. Later in the night, Mike and Matt would reunite, entering themselves into a chance for the TNA Tag Team Championship. That same night, Matt would be put in a match with Jeff Jarrett. Matt would get the win at the end of the match, making an impact in the Heavyweight title scene. The next week on ECW, Tim wanted to make a major announcement to his girlfriend Torrie Wilson, even interrupting her to do so. But it was Torrie who had the announcement to make, when she told Tim that she was pregnant. Tim would be happy that now he could have a family, but wasn't able to make his announcement due to a match afterward. Tim and Swift were set to defend their Tag Team Championships against the Caliber Brothers, but it would be the Caliber Brothers who would pick up the win over Tim and Swift. Right after this, Tim would switch brands over to TNA, joining Matt and Mike. On that week's iMPACT!, Matt and Mike would find themselves in a tag match with John Cena and Randy Orton, in a well fought victory that Matt and Mike would pick up over the duo. As a result, they moved on in the Tag Team title tournament. At December to Dismember, Mike would be booked in a Canadian Championship match against the champ, David Styles. David would get the win, keeping the title away from Mike. Later in the night, The Refugees would obtain success in a triple threat match for the TNA Heavyweight Championship. Refugee Matt would face off against Chris Hunter and Jeff Jarrett in a match that Matt would pick up the victory in, and walk away with the TNA Heavyweight Championship.
The next week on IMPACT!, Tim would make his debut with Torrie Wilson right by his side. Tim wouldn't be booked on this night, but stated that he was offered a larger contract to go to TNA, and with a family on the way needed the money. He also added that he would like a shot at the X-Division Championship. Later that night Matt would face off against Jeff Jarrett with the TNA Heavyweight Championship on the line. Jarrett would pick up the win, though, topping Refugee Matt for the title. On the next week's edition of iMPACT!, Mike would start off for The Refugees, picking up a victory over Justin Cross. But their luck would soon run out, when Tim would be placed in a triple threat match with Ita the Forgotten, and Lita. Ita would walk away with the win over the other two. The next match would be Refugee Matt placed against Jeff Jarrett. Matt would get a loss to Jarrett, just like the previous week. The next week, Matt would pick up right where he left off, as he started off the night taking a loss to Chris Hunter. But later on in the night, The Refugees would strike gold, when Mike would defeat AJ Styles to win the X-Division Championship. The next week on iMPACT!, the three Refugees would be booked in a 8-man tag match, where they would be forced to team with their rival, Chris Hunter, to take on Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, John Cena, and Randy Orton. The winning team would qualify for the Royal Rumble match, with the exception of Jeff Jarrett who was the champion, and Refugee Tim, who was already in the Rumble match. The Refugees and Chris Hunter would pick up the victory over the other four. The next week Tim wouldn't get so lucky though, when he would lose a triple threat match with AJ Styles, and Ryan Stryker. With AJ Styles picking up the victory over the other two. Later that night, Matt and Mike would face off against Chris Hunter, and David Styles with the TNA Tag Team Championships on the line. The Refugees would pick up the victory, getting the gold in their corner, as the first TNA Tag Team Champions. The next week on TNA, Mike would face off against Matt, in a match where the winner would move up in the Royal Rumble entries. Mike would get the victory over Matt. And later that night, Tim would have the same stipulation going up against Ita "The Forgotten." But Tim wouldn't move his entry number up, taking a loss to Ita.
A new breed, unleashedEditAt the Royal Rumble, on January 28, 2007. Ashley Massaro would join the group, with her new name, Refugee Ash. Ashley would break into the group in a excellent way, when she would win the Women's Championship from Fergie that night. The other three Refugees would be in the Royal Rumble match later on that night. But neither of them would win, instead it would be Dana Shadows walking out with the victory. The next iMPACT wouldn't be that good for The Refugees, when Tim would face off in a 5 person battle royal match for the X-Division Championship against Randy Orton, Petey Williams, Justin Sane, and Jaden Marx. Randy would walk out with the championship, besting the other four on that night. The next night on TNA iMPACT. Mike would make a early return to wrestling, when he would face in a triple threat match for the X-Division Championship. Randy Orton would defend the title against Mike, and Petey Williams. But it would be Petey walking away with the title, getting the upset victory. On Raw the next week. Ashley would gace off against Melina Perez. But it was Refugee Ash who walked away with the victory, crushing Melina's hopes for a title shot. Later the week. Mike would face off against Alex Shelley, on TNA's earlier show Xplosion. Alex would end up with the win over the former ECW Champion. Later that night on TNA. Tim would face off against Krako, in a match that Krako would walk off with the victory. At Lockdown: No Way Out, Refugee Ash was set to defend her Women's Championship against Dominique Powers. Ashley would end up losing the title to Dominique. Later that night, Matt would compete for the TNA Heavyweight Championship. In a Six sides of steel, Dog collar match. Matt would face off against Rival, Chris Hunter. In a match that Chris would walk away from with the championship.
The next night on RAW. Ashley would activate her rematch clause, resulting in another Women's title reign for the future 8-time Women's Champion. The next week on RAW. Ashley would compete in a tag team match, teaming up with Melina Perez to battle Beth Phoenix, and Natalya Neidhart. The match would end up resulting in a no-contest, when the match would quickly break down, and Melina would end up getting attacked by all three Divas. That thursday at TNA. Tim would compete in a Six Pack battle royal for the Canadian Championship against, Randall Farson, John Cena, Damien Pryce, Randy Orton, and Christian Cage. Tim would end up getting the win over the five, giving Tim his first singles title in WWE:FE history. The next week on TNA. Tim would be put in two matches. The first being him, and his partner, The Undertaker. against David Styles, and Chris Hunter for the TNA Tag Team Championship. Tim, and Undertaker would walk away with the titles. Being the second, and final champions in TNA history. But Tim would also go on to defend his Canadian Championship in a Six Pack Battle Royal once more against Chris Starr, Damien Pryce, Paul London, TorqueX, and Randy Orton. The next week on RAW. Ashley would face off against Asura Hinasaki. Asura would end up beating the Women's Champion. Later that week. Tim would defend the Canadian Championship once more, in a singles match against TorqueX. Tim would walk away the winner that night, having another title defense. The next RAW. Ashley would face off against Victoria. In a well contested match, Ashley would end up getting the victory over Victoria. That week on TNA. Tim would be in the main event against Chris Hunter, in a match that Tim would walk away from with the victory. The next week. Tim, and Undertaker would defend their Tag Team Championships in a Triple threat match against Candice Michelle & Kristal Marshall, and JJ Crawford & Dustin Crawford. Tim, and Undertaker would end up with the victory over the other two teams. That Saturday, at Saturday Night's Main Event. Tim would compete in a 8 man Tag Match, with all the Money in the Bank contestants. Tim would team with Justin Credible, Brock Lesnar, and Viper. To go up against the team of iRob, Jazz Powers, John Cena, and Edge. Tim would end up getting the victory for his team, and in the end sat atop a ladder to show that he will become Mr. Money in the Bank. But later that night Ashley would be teamed with Kristal Marshall to face off against Beth Phoenix, and Shayla Darksyde. Ashley would end up losing the match, going into WrestleMania 23 with a loss. The next night at WrestleMania 23, Ashley would defend her Women's Championship in a double title match, against Shayla Darksyde, who was defending her Hardcore Championship against Ashley. In the end Ashley would end up the victor, walking away with both titles in a maginificent win. But Tim wouldn't have the same luck. When Brock Lesnar would end up winning the Money in the Bank match, leaving Tim with nothing but his Tag title, and Canadian Championships.
The next night on RAW. Ashley would have no rest, competing in not one, but two matches that night. The first she would face off against Dante Black. In a match where there would be a special guest referee; Beth Phoenix. Ashley would end up losing the match to Dante. But Ashley would be put in a 3 on 3 handicap match directly afterwards. Teaming up with Kane, to face off against Copycat Master, Punisher, and GraveYard Filler. Kane, and Ashley would end up getting a win over the three. Two weeks later. Tim would end up finally getting a shot at the vacant TNA Heavyweight Championship. Competing in a Triple threat match against Jeff Jarrett, and Chris Starr. But Jarrett would be the one to walk away from the match as Champion. It was then found out that this would be the last TNA iMPACT. the show would end up closing that night. It was decided that if you were a TNA Champion, you would get a title match to equel the title you had to forfeit. The Refugees would end up taking a break for a bit. At Backlash, Ashley would step back into the ring, when she would face off against Beth Phoenix to defend her Women's Championship. Ashley would lose the match to Beth.
A couple of weeks later, Ashley would end up facing off against Michelle McCool on Monday Night RAW. Ashley would pick up a victory over Michelle, keeping the ball rolling. Another week later, Tim would return to ECW, to take on Venom Reyoko in a Taser on a Pole match. Tim would pick up a victory, building some momentum to take him into Judgment Day. At Judgment Day. Tim would start off the night for the Refugees. When he would face off against Edge for Edge's Television Championship. Tim would pick up the victory, and take the title from Edge. Later on that night, Ashley would have her retirement match against Beth Phoenix. The Women's title was on the line, and when the dust settled. Ashley stood atop the women's division once more as Champion, only to vacate the title later that night due to retirement.
The way things ought to beEdit
With Ashley out of the group, it was now down to Refugees Tim, and Matt. The ECW after Judgment Day would be nice for Tim, as he got a chance to compete for the ECW Heavyweight Championship against JJ Crawford. Tim would end up beating Crawford, giving him his first taste at Heavyweight gold. The next week Matt would be found on SmackDown, taking on Jay Lethal in a competitive match. Matt would pick up the victory, keeping Matt, and Tim on a roll since the new era began. The next week, Matt would continue to roll, as he faced off against long time rival David Styles. Matt would pick up another win over Styles. The next week, Matt would continue to dominte Smackdown, when he faced off against Sold1er. Matt would get the victory over the former WWE Champion. That Sunday, at Slammiversary. Matt would start off the night for The Refugees in a United States Championship match against Damien Holster. Matt would get the victory over Damien, giving Matt the United States Championship. The next match would put ECW Champion Refugee Tim up against the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion since the WWE:FE era began; Genesis. Tim would face off against Genesis, and would end up picking up a victory in a hard fought match between the two.
The next Tim would be teamed in a tag match with Jeff Hardy, to take on Evolution 2.0. Tim, and Jeff Hardy would pick up a victory over the team. Over on Smackdown, Matt would continue to rack up the wins, as he would be in a tag match as well. Teaming up with X-Pac, to take on the team of Damien Holster, and David Styles. Matt, and Pac would get the win over the two. The next week. Tim would turn on his partner The Undertaker, as he would face 'Taker for the Hardcore Championship. Tim would capture the title, and hold the ECW Heavyweight, Television, and Hardcore simultaniously. Matt over on Smackdown would face off against The Rock. In a well fought matchup, Matt would end up with a win over "The Great One." At One Night Stand, Tim would go on to team with Torrie Wilson to capture the Tag Team Championship from The Reyoko Brothers, Jason Reyoko & Venom Reyoko. Also that night, Tim would go onto defend the Television Championship against Requiem, Succesfully defending the title. Later that night, Tim would also defend the ECW Heavyweight Championship against Jeff Hardy in a ladder match. But it would be Jeff Hardy walking away with the championship. Also on that night. Refugee Matt would face off against Misery. In a King of the Ring contest. Misery would end up beating Matt though, resulting in his first loss since Ashley left the group.
The next Tuesday, on the July 3, 2007. Edition of ECW. Tim would take his rematch against Jeff Hardy in a Fall's Count Anywhere Match, where Tim would pick the title back up, making him the second man in ECW history to hold all four ECW titles simultaniously; the only other man being Refugee Matt. That Sunday would be the Great American Bash. The night would start with a Triple threat match for the Cruiserweight Championship, which would feature Jay Lethal, Refugee Matt, and Chris Morgan. Chris Morgan would be the one to walk away with the title over the other two. Later on that night. Matt would also defend his United States Championship against Venom Reyoko. Matt would pick up the victory, breaking his short losing streak.
That next Tuesday. Tim would be booked against John Morrison in singles competition. Tim would beat Morrison, making up for Torrie's loss to The Miz. On Smackdown that week. Matt would end up teaming with JBL to take on the WWE Tag Team Champions, Maven, and Jay Lethal. Matt, and JBL would get the win, and walk away with the Tag Team titles. The next week on ECW. Tim, and Torrie would face off against The Miz, and Morrison in a tag team match. Tim, and Torrie would get the win over the duo. However Matt wouldn't get as lucky on Friday night. Matt would face off against Morgan for the Cruiserweight championship. But Matt would fail to win the title back. On the July 24th edition of ECW. Tim, and Torrie would defend their Tag Team championships against Miz & Morrison. But Tim would end up losing not only the tag titles, but Torrie was well. When Torrie would turn on Tim, causing Miz, and Morrison to get the victory over him. While over on Smackdown. Matt would face off against Mr. Perfect, in a match that would come to a DRAW. At Vengeance: Night of Champions, The night would start with Matt, and JBL defending the Tag Team championships against Team Rated RKO. Matt, and JBL would get the victory over Rated RKO. Later on that night, Matt would also defend his United States Championship, in a AWF Rules match against Shane Michael. Matt would go on to defeat Shane, giving him another title defense. Later on that night. Tim would defend his ECW Heavyweight, Television, and Hardcore Championships in a match designed by ECW General Manager, Devin Jacobs, called the Odd Man Out Match. Which is an Elimination Fatal 4-Way match, where the man who gets pinned first is rewarded the Hardcore Championship, the man who gets pinned second is rewarded the Television, and the man who gets pinned third leaves with nothing, while the winner receives the ECW Heavyweight Championship. Tim would face off against Tetsuya Natsukawa, Batista, and Jeff Hardy. Tim would end up being the odd man out, with Tetsuya winning the Heavyweight, Hardy winning the Television, and Batista winning the Hardcore Championship.Tim would transfer over to Monday Night RAW. Where his first match would be against The Undertaker. Tim would get the victory over Undertaker once more.The next week on Smackdown. Matt would be booked twice in one night. The first match he would face off against Yokozuna. Yokozuna would pick up a upset over the United States Champion. Later that night. There would be a Championship chase between Matt, Sold1er, Jazz Powers, and JBL. With Sold1er coming out ontop eliminating Jazz Powers out of the match.The next week Matt would be booked in a Six man tag match. With himself, JBL, nand his at the time, Girlfriend, Mickie James. against The Asian Dictation (Tajiri, Shen, & Yokozuna). Matt, Mickie, and JBL would pick up the victory over the Asian Dictation. Tim would return to the ring on august 8th, when he would face off againt Patrick Lawler. Pat would pick up the upset victory over Tim that week. That Friday, Matt, Sold1er, and JBL would face off in another Chase match, in which Sold1er would be the one to get eliminated in, making Matt vs JBL for the WWE Championship. At SummerSlam, both Matt and Tim would receive main title shots. As Tim would meet World Heavyweight Champion, Scorpion. Tim would pick uo the victory over Scorpion, giving Tim the World Heavyweight Championship. Matt would face off against JBL for the WWE Championship. But Matt's luck wouldn't be as good, as he failed to capture the WWE Championship.
That next Friday. Matt, and JBL would be booked in a tag team main event against Sold1er, and Jazz Powers. In the end it would be Matt, and JBL standing with their arms raised.That next RAW. Tim would face off against Chris Hunter, and Scorpion in a Triple threat match. However the end result would be Tim, and Chris Hunter both picking up the victory over Scorpion. On Smackdown. Matt would face off against JBL with the WWE Championship on the line. Matt would end up beating JBL, and capturing the WWE Championship. That next Friday night, Matt would face off against Jeff Jarrett, when he would defend his United States Championship. But Matt would end up losing the title to Jarrett. At Unforgiven, Matt would face off against AJ Johnson with the Cruiserweight Championship on the line. Matt would end up picking up the victory over AJ. Later on that night, Tim would defend his Heavyweight Championship in a championship scramble against, The Manhunter, Ashley Massaro, Chris Hunter, and Edge. It would be Edge who would walk away with the title though. And we would find out later that Tim would be injured, and received trouble with the law. Later that night though, Matt would also compete in the WWE championship scramble consisting of himself, Sold1er, Kyle Day, Shawn Michaels, and Jazz Powers. It would be Sold1er who would walk out with the championship though.That next Friday, AJ Styles would face off against Jeff Hardy in a match where the winner would replace JBL as Matt's partner. AJ would win, picking up the second half of Matt's WWE Tag Team Championship. The next week, Matt would face off against Kyle Day, in a match which Matt would lose. On the September 18, 2007 edition of Smackdown, Matt, and AJ Styles would defend their tag titles against The Hardy Boyz, in a match that the Hardyz would walk away from with the titles. After that, Matt would swicth over to RAW, to join the newly returned Refugee Tim. On October 29, 2007. The Refugees would return to tag action, teaming up to take on The Kingdom. But the Kingdom would best the team on that night. The next week. the Refugees would take on CANADA. In a match that never reached a conclusion. The next week. The Refugees would take on Kris Kutter, and Seamus Flynn. The Kutter Regime would pick up a win over The Refugees. on the December 4, 2007 edition of ECW. Mike would have a return match against CM Punk. In which Punk would pick up a victory in. On January 28, 2008. Refugees Tim, and Matt would return from their injury at the hand of the Kutter Regime, and both would receive a qualifying match for the Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber. Tim would be put against Randy Orton, but Tim would end up losing his match, resulting in a qualifier for a chance for the WWE Championship. But Matt would end up beating Scorpion in his match, moving into the Heavyweight Championship elimination chamber. During this RAW, Tim would end up meeting Torrie, and his son in the locker rooms. Tim, and Torrie would resolve their differences and get back togethor. That next Saturday at Saturday Night's Main Event, Tim would defeat Gorgoth, earning his match at Lockdown: No Way Out. At Lockdown: No Way Out, Tim would face off in a Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship against Ashley Massaro, Scorpion, Shawn Michaels, Axel Anvil, and TJ Cage. Tim would walk away with the title, making him the first man to hold the World Heavyweight, WWE, and ECW Heavyweight championships. Matt would also compete in a elimination chamber against Slade Mathens, Misery, John Cena, Randy Orton, and Beth Phoenix. in a match that Slade Mathens would walk out of as champion. At WrestleMania XXIV, Tim would defend his WWE Championship against Duke Allen. But Tim would lose the title to Duke. The night after WrestleMania. Matt would face JBL in a ladder match for the United States Championship. Matt would pick up the victory, but it'd be Tim who would walk out with the headlines. That night he announced he would be retiring. But Matt would come out, and challange Tim to a match at Backlash, win or lose, Tim would retire. The two would face at Backlash in a AWF Rules match, with the United States Championship on the line. Tim would pick up the victory, and reitre a champion. With Matt being the only Refugee left, the group would be just about finished.
Incarnations and membersEdit
- First incarnation (Faces):
- Second incarnation (Faces):
- Third incarnation (Faces):
- Fourth incarnation (Faces):
- Type: Stable
- Active: November 30, 2006 – January 28, 2007
- Members: Refugee Mike, Refugee Matt and Refugee Tim
- Associated members: Torrie Wilson
- Fifth incarnation (Faces):
- Type: Stable
- Active: January 28, 2007 – May 20, 2007
- Members: Refugee Matt, Refugee Tim and Refugee Ash
- Associated members: Torrie Wilson
- Sixth incarnation (Faces):
- Type: Tag Team
- Active: May 20, 2007 – April 27, 2008
- Members: Refugee Matt and Refugee Tim
- Associated members: Torrie Wilson
- Entrance Themes
- "Refugee" by Tom Petty
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- WWE For Extreme
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) - Refugee Tim
- WWE Championship (2 time) - Refugee Matt (1), Refugee Tim (1)
- ECW World Heavyweight Championship (4 time) - Refugee Mike (1), Refugee Matt (1), Refugee Tim (2)
- United States Championsip (3 time) - Refugee Matt (2), Refugee Tim (1)
- Television Championship (3 times) - Refugee Matt (2), Refugee Tim (1)
- Women's Championship (4 times) - Refugee Ash (3), Fergie (1)
- X-Division Championship (1 time) - Refugee Mike
- Hardcore Championship (5 times) - Refugee Mike (1), Refugee Matt (2), Refugee Tim (1), Refugee Ash (1)
- Canadian Championship (1 time) - Refugee Tim
- Cruiserweight Championship (1 time) - Refugee Matt
- ECW Tag Team Championship (4 times) - Refugee Mike & Matt (1), Refugee Matt & Tim (1), Refugee Tim & Swift (1), Refugee Tim & Torrie Wilson (1)
- TNA Tag Team Championship (2 times) - Refugee Mike & Matt (1), Refugee Tim & Undertaker (1)
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) - Refugee Matt
- WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) - Refugee Matt & JBL (1), Refugee Matt & AJ Styles (1)
- American Wrestling Mayhem (AWM)
- AWM Tag Team Championship (1 time) - Refugee Tim & Scorpion
- Manicaly Insane Mayhewm Wrestling (MIMW)
- MIMW Heavyweight Championship (5 time) - Refugee Mike (5)
- MIMW Intercontinental Championship (2 time) - Refugee Mike (2)
- Sub Zero Wrestling (SZW)
- SZW Championship (1 time) - Refugee Matt
- Total Non-Stop X-Treme Action (TNSXA)
- TNSXA X-Division Championship (1 time) - Refugee Matt
- Year End Awards (WWE:FE)
- Wrestler of the year
- Refugee Matt (2007)
- Refugee Tim (2008)
- Feud of the year
- Refugee Matt vs Chris Hunter (2007)
- Tag Team of the year
- The Refugees (2007) - Mike & Matt
- Most imporved
- Refugee Mike (2007)
- Most Underrated
- Refugee Tim(2007)
- Most Overrated
- Refugee Tim(2008) - Tied with Sold1er
- Best Face
- Refugee Matt (2007)
- Refugee Tim (2008)
- Cruiserweight of the year
- Refugee Matt (2008)
- Wrestler of the year