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Kevin Matthew Fertig (born January 17, 1977) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names, among them Seven and Mordecai. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the ECW brand as Kevin Thorn.
Kevin Thorn ECW #1 Action Figure-$14.99 USD
Fertig wrestled as Seven in Memphis Championship Wrestling, and some other independent promotions, and won the MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship on July 7, 2001.
In 2006, Fertig joined WWE's ECW brand with a vampire gimmick, originally appearing on the debut of ECW on Sci Fi first making appearances standing outside of arenas, looking into the camera, spitting blood and hissing. The idea was that Fertig was planting the seeds for the long rumored 'vampire faction' with Gangrel and Ariel, although the angle with Ariel was kept and the plans for Gangrel were dropped due to his ongoing weight problems. The WWE knew Fertig had improved his in-ring skills since his first stint as Mordecai on SmackDown!, but did not know that Fertig had improved a lot; as a result, they decided on keeping him on the ECW brand for the long run. He then began appearing in vignettes with Ariel, the tarot card reader, spitting blood at the camera while she "predicted the future of ECW".
Fertig had his (television) in-ring debut on the July 25 ECW on Sci Fi, defeating Little Guido Maritato. During his debut, Ariel acted as his valet. The next week, in another vignette, Ariel revealed his name to be Kevin Thorn.
Kevin Thorn Ruthless Aggression #31 Action Figure-$12.99 USD
From there, Ariel increased her presence at ringside, often taking time out of the match to climb onto the apron or under the bottom rope to kiss Thorn while he continued to beat his opponents. During September Thorn began a feud with Balls Mahoney, and after Ariel started to help Thorn win their matches Mahoney began bringing in Francine as an equalizer. The two teams clashed over the next two weeks, until Francine was released by WWE.
As Ariel began to have heat with Kelly Kelly, Thorn became caught up in the feud and at December to Dismember, Kevin Thorn & Ariel defeated Kelly Kelly & Mike Knox after Knox walked out on Kelly. After that he became a a member of the New Breed stable and took part in their feud with the ECW Originals.
CM Punk eventually joined the New Breed after weeks of recruiting. However, just two weeks later, CM Punk betrayed the New Breed attacking Elijah Burke after a match. On the May 1 edition of ECW on Sci Fi, Thorn quit the New Breed due to lack of interference during his match with CM Punk. On the May 8 edition of ECW, after interrupting Ariel's tarot card reading Thorn stated "My future was never the New Breed, and my future is not in these cards, my future is in fresh blood."
On May 18, 2007 Ariel was released by the WWE. The following week, Kevin Thorn appeared by himself, with the commentators claiming that Thorn was "flying solo". Since leaving Ariel, Thorn has been on a winning streak, defeating superstars such as Stevie Richards, Balls Mahoney, Nunzio, and Tommy Dreamer. However, his winning streak would come to an end on July 3 on ECW when he lost to CM Punk.