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Being inducted into the JCW Hall of Fame. That's Violent J on the right.

Kevin Canady (b. June 24, 1969) is an American Professional Wrestler and trainer as Mad Man Pondo. He debuted in 1989, working a traditional style until he and friends 2 Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson decided to pursue a hardcore style. He has wrestled for CZW, IWA Mid-South, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, CHIKARA, TNA, some National Wrestling Alliance territories, and numerous other independents in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former IWA Mid-South World Heavyweight Champion, a former IWA Mid-South World Tag Team Champion with Ian Rotten, a former CZW Iron Man Champion, a former wXw (Germany) Hardcore Champion, a former 2x JCW Heavyweight Champion and a former 3x JCW Tag Team Champion (2x w/Necro Butcher and 1x w/Crazy Mary Dobson (WWE's Sarah Logan)

"Tropes of a Madman":

  • Autobiography: 2018's Memoirs of a Mad Man
  • Ax-Crazy: He's not called "Mad Man" as a joke.
  • Badass Teacher: He trained Sarah Logan and serves as a trainer for JCW.
  • Battle Couple: He and Crazy Mary Dobson were engaged during their reign as JCW Tag Team Champions.
  • Finishing Move: Sudden Stop, which is Pondo hitting his opponent with a STOP sign.
  • Freaky Is Cool: This was the attitude of The Freaks of Nature, Pondo and Pete Madden.
  • Funny Foreigner: He was viewed this way in Big Japan Pro Wrestling, where he was so loved that, after the company expelled the other CZW wrestlers, he was the only one they kept.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Well known for competing in violent death matches.
  • Iconic Item: His rotary saw, in Big Japan.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A STOP sign that he modified to read "Can't STOP Pondo."
  • Parts Unknown: "The Realm Of Pain"
  • Power Stable:
    • (in IWL in Mexico in 2011): American Nightmare, with 2 Tuff Tony and Gigante Warrior.
    • (in OVW): Van Zandt Family Circus
  • Tag Team:
    • The Death Match Kings, with Necro Butcher
    • Baka Gaijin, with 2 Tuff Tony
    • Mad Breed, with Ian Rotten
    • Cereal Killers, with Juggulator
    • Freaks Of Nature, with Pete Madden
  • Tournament Arc: He won the MAW Hardcore Cup 2000, IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match 2003 and the IWA Mid-South Double Death Tag Team Tournament 2006 with 2 Tuff Tony.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Necro Butcher, Depending on the Writer, since they alternated being friends and being opponents in different promotions.