Jay Garland is an independent pro wrestler from Florida and Arizona who has made a couple appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment, including a March 2008 appearance on Friday Night Smackdown! against Big Show.
Jay Garland started training with Dory Funk Jr. in Florida before joining Impact Zone Wrestling when he moved to Arizona, debuting as Mr. Showtyme in early 2005. His first taste of victory came when he had an unlikely pairing with Payed Daily, and the two upset Peter Goodman & Antonio Mestre for the IZW Tag Team championship. In November 2005, he won the IZW Western States championship, which he later lost to Lucha Reigns (after swapping the title with Lil' Nate in February).
Mr. Showtyme abruptly quit IZW in 2006, but he was back for the following show where he debuted as "Feature Presentation" Jay Garland. He and Lawrence Tyler began a competitive rivalry, but their animosity was softened when the unlikely pairing won the IZW Tag Team championship in November 2006.
Having won the tag titles twice and Western States title twice, as well as the IZW Impulse championship in 2007, the only thing left for Jay Garland to accomplish in Impact Zone Wrestling was win the IZW Heavyweight championship, which he finally achieved in 2009.
Jay Garland was (one of, if not) the most popular wrestler in IZW as the fans frequently chanted "We Pay to See Jay" throughout his matches. Despite this popularity, he was often stooged out by his opponents, the bookers, and even the fans.