Post by jdfranchise on Mar 9, 2014 4:55:50 GMT -5
Wrestler’s Name: Josh Dean
Monikers: The Franchise, The Architect
Weight: 225 Pounds
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of Birth: 2/16/1986
Pic Base: Seth Rollins
Build: Athletic build, good muscular definition and tone.
Kanji for love, loyalty, respect on his upper right arm
Faith by Design, Strength by Trial on left side ribs
Cross with Angel’s Wings on back
Attire: In ring- Shirtless, Black Elbow pads with JD within a circle in red. Long black tights, knee pads worn under. On each leg, JD is initialed on the thigh section in red with a circle around them. On the back, “The Franchise” is in red lettering. Boots are black, shin pads on the front that are red lettered and have Josh on the left side and Dean on the right, so his opponents will know who is kicking their ass.
Entrance: Only thing that changes from the in ring is his merchandise hoodie and black toboggan that he removes once he enters the ring.
Backstage: Open buttoned up shirt and usually a wife beater shirt underneath. Blue jeans and tan Timberland work boots. Also will come out in nice suits as well now that he has developed more mature tastes.
Alignment: Face. Receives the biggest pop of the night in Atlanta.
Stable: Saviors of Salvation w/Penny Shannon, David James, and Cameron Stone
Former members: Nikki Dean (Status unknown)
Notable Allies: Samael Ahriman, Shapiro, Trevor Wolf
Bio: Odyssey. That's the best way to describe the newest member of the Triple Crown Club's career. Initially bursting onto the WFWF scene in December 2006 Josh Dean quickly found his stride on the House Show circuit, winning 8 of his first 10 matches overall with the company including dominating the 2007 edition of the now defunct New Breed Tournament. After being awarded with a full time Felo-De-Se contract, Josh stepped into the deep end of WFWF's talent pool. Using his unique combination of speed, agility, power and technique he was able to gain a measure of success by defeating CBT for the International Championship in June 2007. A soured contract negotiation shortly after brought a sudden end to Josh's tenure with WFWF, with a quick loss to Calvin Lee in the Survival of the Fittest Tournament marking his final appearance for nearly seven years.
April 24, 2014 Josh's absence from WFWF programming ended on the only stage big enough for "The Franchise", SuperBrawl. What the WFWF fan base saw that night in Sun Devil Stadium was a man who grew up, a far cry from the extremely talented and temperamental superstar from years past. After a competitive loss to David Brennan, Josh soon found himself in the cross hairs of old rival Phillip Schneider. Josh took issue with the gross lack of sportsmanship shown by the formerly man known as Obo, culminating in a brutal "I Respect You" match. The loss to his bitter rival signalled a turning point for the Atlanta native, awakening a violent tenacity which was on full display in his Death Match victory over former friend Yukio Blaze in January 2015.
During the early stages of his return to WFWF, Josh found allies in the form of Dave Demento, Penny Shannon, wife Nikki Dean and Cameron Stone. Together the quintet dubbed themselves the Saviors of Salvation, a unit that strived for fair competition. SOS's impact was multi tiered in battles with The Final Revolution and the KoKaine Konspiracy; as Dave captured the International Championship, Nikki the National Championship, and Penny and Cam adding several high profile victories to the ledger. It's noted that many pundits consider Josh the leader of SOS, dubbing him "The Architect".
The Blaze victory also set off an incredible 2015 for Josh, as he used that momentum to propell himself and Dave to championship gold, this time the Tag Team Titles at End Game in May where they defeated the KoKaine Konspiracy and Hollywood Unhinged 2.0. But injuries and personal turmoil ravaged the SOS ranks, forcing Josh to vacate the Tag Team Titles. But not to walk away empty handed, he traded the twin titles for a shot at the International Championship. That later included a number one contender's slot at Dead Bodies are Buried Under the Sakura. At that August event, Josh became number one contender by defeating Samael Ahriman and Joe Bishop. Josh would later add the Tag Team Titles to his trophy case once again, offering his services to champion Drakz in advance of their World Title showdown. At Show Time, Josh defeated Drakz to win the World Heavyweight Title, only for long time foil Trace Demon to attack him post match and call for an immediate rematch, where he lost the championship just minutes after winning it.
Josh has always embodied the prototype of talent meeting hard work, and the future is even brighter for "The Franchise" as he looks to regain what was stolen from him
Personality: Laid back, confident, focused, driven, revived. He has many scars, physically and mentally from his road of being a professional wrestler. Has become more humanized over the years due to these scars; relationships severed, loved ones lost all of which drive him to be the best of the best.
Entrance Music: "In the City" - Kevin Rudolf
The heavy guitar riffs scream through the speakers as red and gold spotlights alternate in the entranceway, while the crowd rises to their feet. The drums kick in and Kevin Rudolf's vocals follow suit as "In The City" fills the arena.
Every day I'm a star in the city
Walk the streets like a wanted man
All the time got my shine looking pretty
Motherf*ckers all know who I am
Josh Dean's visage appears on the entranceway and the crowd noise turns to a near fever pitch as he looks out among them. He begins to walk to the ring.
Every day feel the heat in the city
Like the barrel of a smoking gun
Read the signs, see the lights - they're so pretty
You're the one now turn me on
He stops and smacks the steel ramp, shooting up gold and red pyros as he spreads his arms wide and continues his descent. The lights return to normal with the alternating strobes while his face is barely visible underneath his hoodie.
Every day I'm alive in the city
She's a fire that lives by the sun
On the street looking fine, looking pretty
She sucks the heat off my - gun
Josh reaches the bottom of the ramp before climbing the stairs and stepping quickly into the ring. He walks over to the turnbuckle, ascending up to the second and making a diamond shape with his hands. He mouths 'gun' along with the words as he forms a gun shape.
I will eat you alive in the city
While they pull up in fancy cars
Drinking wine, wasting time, you are pretty
Politicians, movie stars
He flips his hood off his head, spreading his arms in his trademark pose with a primal roar. Josh takes his toboggan and hoodie off, throwing them into the crowd as they erupt once again. Josh hops down and rolls his neck as he stares down tonight's opponent.
(Hey) give it all up for me
(Hey) give it all up for me
(Hey) give it all up for me
City boy life
The music fades down and a switch flips. Now it's time for business.
Wrestling Style 1: Balanced. He can do it all. Power, Aerial, Technical, he can do with the best of them.
Wrestling Style 2: MMA influenced f*ck your sh*t up, literally. Recently earned his Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Black Belt to go along with years of training Muay Thai while wrestling. Uses the MMA Style to set up his wrestling repertoire and round out his submission game.
1. Snapmare (generally followed by a stiff strike)
3. Standing Dropkick
4. High Angle Back Suplex
5. DDT Variations
6. Reverse STO
7. German Suplex (release or bridging)
8. Side Russian Leg Sweep
9. Arm Trap Swinging Neckbreaker
10. GOAL!!! (Pele Kick)
11. Powerbomb Variations
12. Belly to Back Wheelbarrow Facebuster
15. Enziguri variations
17. Jumping Knee Drop
18. Surfboard Curbstomp
19. Pendulum Backbreaker
20. Exploder Suplex
21. Dragon Screw Leg Whip
22. Spike Piledriver (Situation dependent)
Open hand and knife edge chops
Muay Thai clinch with knees and elbows
Roundhouse Kick (Level Changes)
Spinning Back Kick
Superman Punch (Can use it for a set up for other strikes, but can use it Roman Reigns style if heart desires)
Bows Knows- Kick Catch into a Spinning Reverse Elbow to the temple or bridge of the nose
Can't Walk- Inverted side kick to the knee (Oblique kick) into a single knee facebuster.
1. Texas Cloverleaf
2. Anaconda Vice
5. Calf Killer (This is also a legit Ju-Jitsu technique called the Calf Slicer or Knee shedder)
Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Style (Keep in mind he knows more, these are some of his favorites)
1. Peruvian Necktie
2. Flying Armbar
3. Rear Naked Choke
4. Anaconda Choke
6. D’Arce Choke
7. Step over Kneebar (follows Dragon Screw)
1. Flying Forearm with kip up
2. Discuss Lariat
3. Yakuza Kick
5. Shining Wizard
6. Tilt a Whirl Tornado DDT
(Flying Knee and Superman Punch can be done from a run as both require a step)
1. Snap Powerslam
2. Tilt a Whirl Backbreaker
3. Blue Thunder Driver
2. Sunset Flip Powerbomb
3. Super Hurricanrara
1. Springboard Clothesline
2. Missile Dropkick (with or without springboard)
3. No Hand Somersault Plancha
4. Moonsault variations
5. Suicide Dive
6. Blockbuster (Springboard or without)
7. Shooting Star Press (Reserved now for big matches)
8. Frog Splash (Can still finish showcases, even though it was once his finisher)
9. Flying Elbow Drop
10. 450 Splash (Reserved for big matches)
1. Rise Bomb- Sky High
2. Franchiser- Crossface Chickenwing Suplex
3. Headcheck- Hammerlock into a hook kick (Think Pepsi Twist with a Hook Kick instead of a clothesline)
4. Almost Famous- STO Backbreaker transitioned into a Cutter
5. Twisted Reality- Crucifix into the Twister. When locking on the Twister, Josh will utilize elbows until a tap out is achieved. Can finish showcase matches.
6. Nail in the Coffin- Falcon Arrow
1. Bankrupt- Last Rites
2. Payout- Gutwrench flipped into a Codebreaker
3. Chapter 11- Royal Flush
4. B.S.E- Yes Lock with elbows
5. Price of Fame- Hell’s Gate with elbows. Josh locks in this submission hold, it’s curtains.
Titles Won (Dates will be updated as soon as I can find them all)
1 Time WFWF World Heavyweight Champion (1/11/2016- 1/11/2016)
1 Time WFWF International Champion (6/4/2007- 7/7/2007)
2 Time WFWF Tag Team Champion (w/Dave Demento 5/4/2015- 5/23/2015)(w/Drakz 11/2/2015- 9/13/2016)
14th WFWF Triple Crown Winner
2007 WFWF New Breed Tournament Winner
3 Time UWF World Heavyweight Champion (2001-2003, fed and archives were deleted)
5 Time BQWA World Tag Team Champion
2 Time BQWA Custom Champion
2 Time BQWA Money In the Bank Ladder Match Winner
1 Time BQWA Television Champion
BQWA Hall of Fame Class (2010)