Purks International Championship Wrestling
In 2009, Parris left NAWA Ring Champions and joined Purks International Championship Wrestling as a booker and wrestler. He made his in-ring debut for the promotion on December 16 as a heel, where he and Bobby Hayes lost to The Steiner Brothers. After the match, Paris shook hands with the Steiner Brothers, becoming a face in the process, but was attacked by Hayes until being saved by the Steiner Brothers.
On February 6, 2010, Paris teamed with David Young and Ron Simmons to face Hayes, Terry Lawler and Alexander the Great, but lost after Young turned on Paris by attacking him. On March 6, Paris wrestled against former tag team partner and then-TNA World Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles in a non-title match, which ended in a no-contest due to outside interference. Paris then continued his feud with Hayes and Young and defeated them in a tag team match with Kevin Nash as his partner on April 10. After the match, Hayes piledrove Paris before Young did the same, injuring him in the process.
Despite being injured, Paris returned on June 12 during a triple threat match for the Heavyweight Championship between Hayes, Young and Chris Harris and helped Harris defeat Hayes and Young to win the Heavyweight Title. On February 12, 2011, Paris teamed with Terry Lawler to defeat Hayes and Young in a tag team match.
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