Post by mysteryman on Mar 31, 2009 8:35:01 GMT -7
Real name: Chris Hopton
Hometown: Exeter, England
Height: 6ft 4inch
Appearance: A tall, demanding figure. Dresses in black and red most of the time, signifying the dark and sometimes chaotic persona that is Destroyer. He sports long black hair and a powerful style with some technical elements.
Born in Exeter, England. Fatherless from birth, his mother struggled to give him a decent upbringing and the stress from this ultimately ended in her death when he was just 7.
He was orphaned for 6 years, but it was not an experience he enjoyed and at the tender age of 13 he ran away.
A life of petty crime followed for a short while. He maintained distance from those who loved him and developed his darker, meaner street side.
Eventually he fell into a world of street-fighting violence at the age of 14, where by chance he was spotted by a wrestling talent agency. They saw his ability in it's roughest form and moulded it at a highly recommended youth wrestling scheme.
Destroyer was released to the public eye at the age of 18 and quickly became a huge talent to his contracted company, winning countless titles along the way.
By age 20 he had established himself as one of the best young talents in modern wrestling and by age 22 had established his own brand, SWF.
SWF was the company that founded such talents as Dangerous Man Dan, Billy Styles, Skull, Bomber Barnes, Emblem and Hyper Elf to name just a few. Destroyer used all his experience from street-fighting to top level professional wrestling to form an ultra-corporation of global proportions. His famous feuds with Dangerous Man Dan along the way only added to his ever growing status.
At 25 he had taken SWF as far as it could go and the roster moved to a worldwide phenomenon, ASWF. Destroyer went back to his wrestling roots and took more titles and had another feud with Dangerous Man Dan before mysteriously going off the rails.
When he turned 27, Destroyer was jobless and was out of the limelight. His past had seemingly caught up with him and he lost his heart for wrestling. To this day nobody knows the true reason, but he has since never been back to those heady heights.
Come late 2008 and just before his 29th birthday Destroyer made a long awaited return to the wrestling fold, signing with Xantaxm and the world famous GHW brand. He initially came on as a mystery figure to meddle in Dangerous Man Dans affairs before revealing himself to the crowd. His career in GHW has had mixed areas so far. His claim of both the Bronze Tag Titles and Lieutenant X-Force Titles simultaneously was impressive, but a long losing streak resigned to him being sent back to wrestling school, an embarrassment given his previous record.
Destroyer is still looking to hit those heady heights again that he hit in his early 20's. At 29 he is still young and has plenty to aim for still. Time will tell if his heart is still with it....
Nicknames: Destroyer, Dest
Entrance appearance: Lights fade in the arena and blue smoke swirls from the entrance. The figure of Destroyer appears at the entrance accompanied by 'Come to Life' by Alter Bridge.
Signature taunt: As the opponent lies motionless Destroyer raises a single fist in the air as a symbol of power of the lifeless competitor.
Wrestling style: Power Grappler with an element of Technical ability.
Finishers: Ultimate Destruction, Trip to Hell, Guillotine, Headspace
Favorite moves: German Suplex, Powerbomb, Full Nelson Slam
Favorite match types: Hell in a Cell, No DQ
Favorite weapons: Lighter fluid, matches, sledgehammer
Favorite phrases: Destroyer doesn't need phrases
Past (or current) federations: SWF, ASWF, GHW
Biggest allies: Kahlan, Xantaxm
Biggest enemies: Dangerous Man Dan
Tag Teams or Stables: Height of Impact
Top three GHW moments:
1) Claiming the Lieutenant X-Force Championship from Eric the Torture
2) Claiming the Bronze Tag Team Titles with Kahlan
3) My ongoing feud with Dangerous Man Dan
- Lieutenant X-Force Champion x1
- Bronze Tag Team Champion x1