First Name: Adam
Last Name: Ellis
Date of Birth: 08/23/2000
Hometown: Warrensburg, MO
Adam's very technically sound. He was a high school wrestler and joined Missouri Valley Wrestling six months out of high school to pursue a pro wrestling career. Ellis trained with Joe Bergman at Bargman's Barn and then with John Sektor at his Gold Standard Wrestling Academy.
Theme Music: “Mama Didn’t Raise No…”by Garrett Biggs
Setup Move Superman PunchAdam brings the rear leg forward to feign a kick, then snaps the leg back while throwing a cross, resulting in greater power behind the punch
Finishing Move: Elevated Boston CrabA slightly higher version of the Boston Crab. Rather than bending back the body, Ellis places more pressure on the shoulders and neck of his opponent, which allows him to win many matches by submission.
Modified STF, Arm Trap Neckbreaker, Snap suplex, Superkick, German suplex,, Drop toehold, Top Rope Elbow Drop
Garrett Biggs’ “Mama Didn’t Raise No…” plays over the sound system and on the video screen, a video plays showing a series of wrestling trophies on a dresser next to an old high school football uniform that has ‘Ellis’ on the back.
An acoustic guitar plays and the vocals begin.
“Mama didn’t raise no… quitter- guaranteed to get the job done."
Adam Ellis and Ginny Van Lear walk out from the back hand in hand and stand on the stage.
“She didn’t raise no SOB who that can’t back himself up – been known to throw a good punch."
The video screen shows a series of action shots of Ellis from his various matches
“And this ol’ boy gets going when the going gets tough- sundown to sun up.”
Dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and her feet wrapped in tape the former MMA prodigy nods her head causing her bright red hair to flip, and raises her left hand…
“Need a man with a helping hand – he’s always got one to lend.”
…and then brings it down as the chorus and full instrumentation hits- complete with pyro.
“Oh, I might be a little rough around the edges”
Adam’s wearing a pair of plain blue wrestling shorts. He starts forward down the ramp towards the ring followed by Van Lear.
“From the outside lookin’ in it might seem helpless.”
The couple reaches the ring. Adam holds the rope open so Ginny can slide through.
“I’ve been blessed with a strong backbone – I never coulda made it on my own”
Adam joins her in the ring.
“But if there’s one thing that I know – Momma didn’t raise no…”
Adam climbs up the top turnbuckle and holds up his arms.