"The Redeemer" Damon Cross Jan 21, 2021 15:50:15 GMT -6
Post by Damon Cross on Jan 21, 2021 15:50:15 GMT -6
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FEDERATION - Contract
Full Real Name: Damon Alexander Debaillion
Ring Name: Damon Cross
Nickname(s): "The Redeemer"
Age/DOB: December 11, 1990 (29)
Birthplace: Lacombe, Louisiana
Current Residence: Asheville, North Carolina
Billed From: The French Quarter
Twitter Handle: @riseofthelost
Alignment: Face-leaning neutral
Picture Base: Santos Escobar
Entrance Theme: "Fallen Angels" - Ra
Simply dissolved into an incomplete thought
An empty shell, cracked and disfigured
With no remorse, I have been blinded by the darkness
With no disdain, I have received my punishment
]And with no haste, I await them..."
(The words come from the lips of a scared, angry man in the darkness, the sounds of life going on in the background as he monologues until the opening notes of Ra's "Fallen Angels" takes over. To a very mixed reaction, Damon Cross walks out onto the stage with hood of a sleeveless sweatshirt up and over his head. Dropping unleashes his mop of unruly black hair and shows his too-bright eyes staring out from beneath them.)
"I see fallen angels,
When I try to go to sleep,
And they're always watching..."
"As I'm walking in the streets
For what they'll do to me!"
(Taking a deep breath and rubbing his face with taped hands, Damon shakes his head hard a few times and starts down the ramp. Leaping up to the apron, he wipes his soles on the edge before stepping in between the ropes. Tossing the hoodie side, Damon checks his own pads and rotates his wrists and neck a bit, trying to get himself loose for the match. He never takes his eyes off what's before him, locking in on the moment and putting his all into gearing up to the point that any further fan reaction is lost on him.)
Favorite type of match: Falls Count Anywhere
Least favorite type of match: First Blood
Favorite Weapon: Cane
Professional Wrestling Debut: 2010
Gimmick: A man with a dark past seeking redemption
Wrestling Style: Trained heavily in grappling and submissions, mixing that with a high-flying attack.
- Greco-Roman Throw (overhead release belly-to-belly throw)
- erman Suplex
- Snap Suplex
- Swinging Neckbreaker
- Swinging DDT
- Tornado DDT
- Rolling Neck Snap
- Running STO
- Double-leg takedown (sets up Boston Crab, Sharpshooter, Texas Cloverleaf)
- Boston Crab
- Texas Cloverleaf
- Fireman's Carry Takedown (sets up Crucifix Armbar, Rear Naked Choke, Seated Fujiwara Armbar)
- Crucifix Armbar
- Rear Naked Choke
- Seated Fujiwara Armbar
- White Thunder Bomb (Tribute to Hiashi Shinsuma) (Pop-Up Sit-Out Powerbomb)
- Dragonfire DDT (Tribute to Eric Donavan) (Double-Arm DDT)
- Yakuza Kick
- Corkscrew Moonsault
- Side Slam Backbreaker
- Sunset Flip Bomb
- Father's Sin(Half-Nelson Choke/Katahajime/Tazmission)
- Black Crucifixion (Slingshot Sit-Out Suplex Slam/Slingshot Falcon Arrow)
- White Redemption (Springboard Swanton Bomb)
Biography: Damon's past is sordid at best, brutally dark at worst. He started as a clean-cut young man loaded with potential and a lot of charm but not a lot of smarts where life in the business was concerned. Considered a prodigy by his trainers, he was set to one day take over the wrestling school he trained at when the man who owned it retired. Plying his trade in the ring from an early age, he impressed quickly and earned his share of singles and tag team championships, even teaming with one of his trainers for a time. However, his other trainer, having turned down a darker path, took offense at some of Damon's actions and broke the young man's leg in a match as a warning, the first time that Damon got a taste of the dark side of wrestling.
Though he continued to wrestle in multiple companies, trying to reach the top level, there was always something or someone holding him back. That, and he was quite poor at managing his money and, as a result, his life. Meeting his first girlfriend, Sherry Anne Coleman, changed things for him; she taught him how to better manage his time and money and even talked him into taking classes online during his downtime, resulting in Damon earning a degree in Accounting early in his career. However, she was also indirectly responsible for his first full turn toward the evil side.
During an altercation at a bar after a show, Sherry found herself threatened by a former boyfriend looking to 'take her back where she belonged'. Though Damon tried to talk the situation down, matters took a turn for the violent, leading to a fight outside the bar. Snapping at some of the comments from the ex-boyfriend, Damon beat the young man to within an inch of his life, leading to the man's death after falling into a coma days after arriving at the hospital. As a result, Damon went to prison for a few years, which naturally put his wrestling career on hold, though Sherry did try to keep his hopes up and remained there for him until his release. Unfortunately, this laid waste to future plans, with his trainers deciding to renege on their verbal contract which would have seen Damon take over the wrestling school. This gave Cross the final shove into the darkness, leading to him becoming bitter, vengeful and ruthless in his approach.
Renaming himself Crossroads and wrestling under a mask resembling the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta, with Sherry at his side under the nomenclature Serenity, Cross tore through the roster of his trainer's new wrestling company until finally unmasking and demanding that he be given what he was promised as his trainer's retirement was nigh. Refused this, Damon blackmailed his bosses into giving him the power he sought, taking over as the General Manager of Ascension and the leader of the Crusade, a group containing at its peak himself, "Wicked" Ronnie Lester, Sylvia Lopez and Anica Townsend with Serenity as their management. It was not to last, however, as forgeries and admissions from others involved in his business led to his deposing as General Manager and the eventual dissolution of the Crusade. In the midst of this, in a rare one-on-one match, Damon lost to Trenton Page, drawing heavily the ire of a Yakuza gangster named Akio Tsuzuki.
Leaving the arena the same evening that he was fired, a car slammed into Damon's, putting him in the hospital with multiple serious injuries, including broken bones, a serious concussion and amnesia. In the process of recovering physically and mentally, Damon came to know one Danielle Anderson with whom he acquired feelings and she for him. However, after his departure from the hospital and during a dark period that he does not care to speak of, Damon suffered further assaults from the same men who attacked him and put him away in the first place. This came to a head recently, a tale told in length elsewhere, that saw Akio and Damon fight it out once and for all on the streets of San Francisco, ending with Akio acquired once more by his former boss, Kunzai. From there, Damon was back in the hospital but, after time spent recovering and trying to get his life together, and the coaxing of Danielle, Damon is ready to redeem himself.
This has led him to NFW, where he looks to revive his career and try to be the man that others believed he would become. Still young but very uncertain, Damon is ready to take things one day, and one match, at a time. But has he truly put aside his darkness or is it just lurking under the surface, ready to explode on the first person to cross him?
2021 (male) WarTime Rumble Winner
(1) World Heavyweight
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