Joe Byrd AKA Xavier Justice:
PPW’s Founder & Head Coach has spent over 20 years, more than half his life, in the professional wrestling business. Byrd started his career at the age of 16 and over the span of two decades wrestled all across the United States against some of the toughest grapplers ever to step inside the squared circle.
Byrd has held several prestigious championships including the Michigan State Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships.
Along the way, Byrd founded Pure Pro Wrestling (PPW), which has become Michigan’s largest and only touring brand of pro wrestling. Utilizing PPW as a vehicle, Byrd has been able to raise nearly a half a million dollars for charitable causes and has created several successful youth programs that have impacted the lives of children of all ages and walks of life.
Byrd has also lived in India where he served as a Head Coach and Wrestler for Continental Wrestling Entertainment, India’s first professional wrestling school founded by WWE Hall of Famer The Great Khali.
Outside of pro wrestling Byrd has served as a Youth Sports Director and has coached baseball, wrestling, football, & basketball in Flint, Michigan and its surrounding communities. Byrd works tirelessly to impact the lives of at risk youth and has a true passion for philanthropy.