Nickname: The Model Citizen, The Sultan of Style, Tsuperstar, The Viet Viper
First Name: Chandler
Last Name: Tsonda
Date of Birth: 12/04/1975
Hometown: San Diego, California via Hanoi, Vietnam
Chandler Tsonda was a model for a long time. Then he was a tag team wrestler and champion in PWC. Then he was a singles wrestler, then a tag team wrestler again in PRIME. The whole time, he was a real dickhead. He joined the A-List with Danny Ferguson and The Illustrious Face-Eater and they made some history. Then he became a singles wrestler again, and he started being a dickhead with a heart of gold. Made friends and enemies and frienemies with Tyler Rayne and Bryan Dawkins, and won the Universal Title from Devin Shakur. Had a record-breaking reign with the title before Jason Snow took it and had his own record-breaking reign. He never really stopped being a dickhead, but he did drift away from wrestling after 2012. Then he came back, because he's better at playing the wrestler named Chandler Tsonda than he is at being the human being Chandler Tsonda.
PRIME Alias Champion, bka Numbers Don't Lie Champion (9/22/23 - present)
PRIME Hall of Fame, Class of 2010(ish)
PRIME Universal Champion (8/10/08 - 3/14/09)
2007 Jewel in the Crown Winner
PRIME 5-Star Champion (2/19/06 - 10/13/06) as the A-List
PRIME Tag Team Champion (5/14/06 - 8/14/06) as the A-List
Theme Music: "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria
Setup Move Runway VaultTurnbuckle forward somersault three-quarter facelock jawbreaker
Finishing Move: The Model CitizenHigh-arc moonsault
Chan can be a spot monkey, but he built his main theory of the ring around evade, counter, and kick. He'll mix in elbow strikes, but his punches are the weakest part of his base offense. Common go-to's include bulldog/facecrusher variations, pin attempts (sunset flip, mouse trap, school boy, etc.), and any kick you can imagine.
He's got a litany of back injuries, and the longer a match goes, the more he'll favor it. Wins or losses often hinge on whether or the high-risk top rope stuff goes right or wrong; if he misses from up there, his back gets all sorts of fucked up, and he's open to taking an L.
Runway Vault is the 'pull out of anywhere and shift match momentum and/or hit finisher' move. BKA Diamond Dust, he's comfortable using it early to turn the tide or late to pre-empt the fat lady's vocals.
To finish a match, he'll take it how he can get it. Narcissist's Noose works best against cruiserweights, and The Model Citizen against anyone significantly bigger. A sneaky pinning combo can take down someone who specializes in holds or suplexes. For a super finisher, The Model Citizen Redux is a triple jump corkscrew moonsault; it can be adopted to any situation-the jump could go ring/chair/top rope springboard or floor/chair/barricade. It's exclusively a PPV or title match move.
Runway Vault: Turnbuckle forward somersault three-quarter facelock jawbreaker
The Model Citizen: High-arc moonsault [Finisher 1A]
Narcissist's Noose: Rack neckbreaker [Finisher 1B]
The Model Citizen Redux: Triple jump moonsault [Super Finisher]
Golgotha Drop: Stalling lift implant DDT
Guerilla Plex '69: Second-rope release tiger suplex
Perfect 10: Suicide springboard corkscrew body press
Spinal Tap: Hammerlock to inverted dragon sleeper setup --> Kneeling backbreaker
Breathtaker: Cobra clutch
"I said 'kiss me, you're beautiful'
These are truly the last days'"
The weathered voice from the beginning of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's "Dead Flag Blues" fades into the short acoustic section that begins Coheed & Cambria's "Welcome Home." After twelve seconds, the guitars thunder in and start to kick ass, as gold and green pyro goes off in perfect timing with the power riffs.
As the PRIME*View displays the words "Model Citizen" in white over a black background, Tsonda swaggers out from behind the curtain. He soaks up the fan's reaction at the top of the ramp, smirk painted across his face. And amidst the haze of pyro, smoke, and green & gold lights, he sprints to the ring, slides in under the bottom rope, and finally acknowledges his opponent. Tsonda bounces on his toes, mouthing something that's inaudible to anyone but him.