Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Mar 2013
Re: Rick Victor
I got a ton of info on Rick Victor. He was formerly known as Apoc in OVW and Apocalypse for years before that in Stampede wrestling, PWA, and in a promotion in Winnipeg (I forgot the name of. WPX?) where he was in a heel faction with Gangrel and Thorn. Held the secondary belt there (Mayhem belt I think). Was tag champs in Stampede with Harry Smith, and was heavyweight champ for over a year while with his own gang, the Army of Darkness (including Belle Lovitz and Ravenous Randy). Tokyo Joe sent him on a tour of New Japan in 2003 under the name Canadian Shadow. Worked with Tenzan (the champ at the time), Scott Norton, and Josh Barnett a lot while there. Toured England as well. My favorite matches were any involving TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd now), but he has spoken highly of his OVW matches with Von Lilas. Has also worked with Sabu, Jerry Lynn, and Lance Storm. Was trained in the Dungeon, under various trainers. Mostly Tokyo Joe, but also got stretched by Stu himself, and initially started with Bruce Hart as his trainer briefly, then Ross Hart. And with classmates like TJ, Harry Smith, and Natie Neidhart, you know there's some skill there. But yeah, the look needs to be more evil, that's what works best for him. The OVW Rob Zombie style was my favorite. But check out the Apocalypse montage by Chucky Blaze (a phenomenal Stampede talent) to see the rarely used and super deadly Crucifix Piledriver... scary looking move lol. His original finisher was a Michinoku driver from the top rope.
Last edited by CactusJamie; 03-21-2013 at 11:13 PM.