Nickname: The Rhinestone Cowboy, The King of the Rodeo, The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
First Name: Daytona
Last Name: Diamonds
Date of Birth: 03/15/1989
Hometown: Carson City, NV
Weight: 245 lbs.
It wasn't supposed to go like this.
Daytona's daddy wrestled. So did his grandpappy. If you trace the familial lineage back far enough, you're probably going to find a whole mess of roughnecks all willing to throw a few punches and take a couple in return for a fistful of dollars. Daytona, though... He had other preoccupations. Namely gambling, drinking, whoring, and snorting various white powders up his nose. He was never meant for the ring, but fate finds a way to fuck things up, don't it?
Daytona's wrestling career began as a means to an end. The thing about living a life of sin is that, eventually, it's going to catch up with you in ways you wished it hadn't. For Daytona, those ways involved owing the wrong kinds of money to the wrong kinds of people. To pay off his various debts, he started using his family's legacy and good name to take match bookings in the fly-by-night independent promotions that litter the Southwest... and the worst part of it was that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. For better or for worse, Daytona was a natural in the ring; better than he had any right to be. A part of him even enjoyed it, letting himself get caught up in the fanfare and that primal urge to outdo the legacies of his forefathers. Half a decade later and still under an entire mountain of debt, the big leagues started calling with the promise of fortune and fame.
And that's where we pick up: PRIME is Daytona's first shot at the big leagues, his first chance at true success and to stop being a perpetual fuck-up.
Daytona wrestles a very counter-based style and puts a big focus on taking advantage of his opponent's mistakes, even if that means stalling until he has an opening or purposefully building frustration. Despite his eccentric appearance and presentation, Daytona's moveset eschews flashiness in favor of technical prowess. His main goal is to end a match as quickly and concisely as possible and he's not above bending the rules or outright cheating to do it.
Entrance Attire and Ring Gear
Daytona comes out to the ring in a form fitting rhinestone cowboy suit, like his namesake might suggest. He wears white from head to toe, from the top of his cowboy hat to the soles of his boots, each article of clothing encrusted with shimmering rhinestones and delicate chain stitched embroidery, all unapologetically flashy. Once inside the ring, Daytona sheds most of the outfit and wrestles in just his pants and boots. While he does wear knee pads under his pants, he doesn't wear elbow pads or wrist tape.
Theme Music: "Goin' Out West" by Tom Waits
Finishing Move: How the West Was Won / Blood MeridianHow the West Was Won - Diamond Cutter/Standing Cutter. Daytona has a tendency to hit his finisher out of the blue and from various positions. Dazed opponent? Cutter. Chance of a reversal? Cutter. Opponent diving off the top rope? Cutter. The move is meant to be treated as quick and sudden, especially when the chips are down and Daytona looks like he's about to lose.
Blood Meridian - Top Rope Double Knee Drop, aiming for his opponent's head. MDK. This is the one of the only occasions that Daytona will go to the top rope; he's not a high flyer by any means. Daytona dives off the top rope and drops both knees on his opponents head. Simple and effective, right? This move is rarely used and, when it is, it pretty much guarantees the match is over.
Knife Edge Chop
Rolling Elbow Strike
Grounded Dragon Screw
Single Underhook Suplex (usually into the turnbuckle)
Northern Lights Suplex
Six Shooter - Rebound Lariat
Rio Bravo - Reverse STO
The Gold Rush - Uranage
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Running Basement Dropkick
Do-si-do - Kawada Crab (Single leg Boston crab, while stepping on the opponent's head)