After a drunken fall at a teenage party left him severely mentally impaired, Cactus Sam found himself a scapegoat for everything that went wrong in his life. That scapegoat was named Matt Dunn. Originally on a mission to destroy Dunn, he found meaning for his life in Full Metal Wrestling (FMW) and an opportunity to cause pain within legal parameters.
Cactus Sam formed a tag team with Chase, with the two becoming FMW World Tag Team Champions until Chase disappeared. After losing the titles, Cactus Sam formed a new partnership with his former rival, Matt Dunn now renamed Mortus. Calling themselves The Cancer, Cactus Sam and Mortus won the FMW World Tag Team Championship and aimed to destroy the tag team division, a goal that they ultimately came close to doing by defeating teams such as HavOc, SPARTA, The O'Rions, and The Doubloons. Due to nagging injuries, Cactus Sam was eventually forced into retirement and no-showed a FMW Tag Team Championship defense against HavOc.