Nickname: "Event Horizon"
First Name: Hayes
Last Name: Hanlon
Date of Birth: 04/14/1995
Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
Reigning Five Star Champion
“Event Horizon” Hayes Hanlon is an addict. A young man addicted to the show. To the spectacle. He bleeds for an over-the-top entrance. He aches for an in-ring promo. He LIVES for a big spot and a thunderous crowd pop. Hayes Hanlon is a wrestling organization’s dream. He’s young. A physical marvel. Handsome, with already well-developed mic skills and the drive to work. He’s here to give the crowd the best show they’ve ever seen. His skill set is far beyond his years; flashy, powerful, and well-timed. As PRIME's biggest fan in his youth, he's literally living his dream.
ReVival 1, 2022 Almasy Invitational Round 1 vs. Cecilia Ryan - W
ReVival 3, 2022 Almasy Invitational Round 2 vs. Julian Bathory - L
ReVival 5, Five Star Scramble vs. Dusk, Garbage Bag Johnny, and Nicholas Pfefferman - W
Culture Shock '22 Five Star Title Match vs. Jonathan-Christopher Hall, Shawn Warstein, Cecilia Ryan, and Rezin - W
ReVival 7, Five Star Title Defense vs. Alexander Redding - No Contest
Theme Music: "Black Hole" by We Came as Romans
Finishing Move: The EpochPop-up 180 Sit-Out Choke Bomb. After his set-up theatrics, Hayes will hoist the opponent in the air by the throat with both hands as they return off the ropes. He'll turn 180 degrees, will often throw in a lil' leg kick for style, and hammer them into the mat with a powerful sit-out choke-bomb. See moveset for setup.
Wrestling Style: Powerful and explosive performer.
-Showmanship beyond anything. He'll add flash to any move possible.
-Beautiful blend of old school and new.
-Great at the sell. He's going to make his opponent look like a star in the ring through selling, and often over-selling, their trademarks.
-Loves a good taunt. He'll often take a moment when he has momentum to mock/mimic his opponent. A belly rub for Bobby Dean. Shades come on against Jiles. A superkick for Dusk. Smooches for Jonathan Christopher-Hall. You get the idea. He'll REALLY lay it on against heels, and be a little more playful against faces.
-He enjoys the match as much as the fans. Without pausing the action, he'll be very expressive after hitting some bigger spots and combos.
-Incredibly strong and explosive, capable of using powerful moves on even the largest PRIME opponents.
-Well-rounded and adaptable; flashy brawling, acceptable technical ability, thunderous power spots, non-flippy top rope ability.
-Fantastic sense of timing and tempo.
-Young and in peak physical condition.
-Kinda slow. He's explosive, and has great stamina, but he's pretty heavy, so keeping up with a cruiserweight bouncing around the ring can be problematic.
-Does NOT like taking on technicians. The slow game is not his style. He has enough technical ability to get by, but is out of his element against a technical-focused opponent.
-Rookie. He's brand new to the big leagues and will make rookie mistakes.
-Too much crowd service. He may miss the opportunity to finish off the opponent in favor of keeping the action going.
Common Moves: Flying cross body, German suplex, jumping leg drop, swinging neck-breaker, snap DDT, chest chops in the corner, snap belly-to-belly suplex, running back elbow, spinebuster, running high-knee, clothesline, leaping shoulder block, back body drop, flapjack.
Power Moves: Death Valley Driver, powerbomb, scoop slam, power slam, body slam, super-plex.
*Hayes is a strong and explosive dude, anything he performs in the power category is going to be big and showy.
Aerial Moves: Second-rope inward splash, flying headbutt, suicide dive to the outside, flying leg drop, flying elbow drop.
*Hayes is good for one or two high flying spots in a match, but it's not his strongest suit. They're all old school and simple; he doesn't have the ability to flip or twist, so no 'ranas or moonsaults.
Submission Moves: Ankle lock, lifting sleeper hold, standing guillotine.
*While he has the "Northwest Necktie" as a submission finisher/signature, Hayes rarely wants to finish the match via submission. They're mostly there for match control and showmanship. More likely to want to put heels in submissions than faces.
-Flying leg drop from one turnbuckle followed by a Randy Savage style flying elbow drop from the opposite turnbuckle.
-ENORMOUS tilting, stalling Samoan Drop.
-While the opponents struggles to their feet, Hayes will jog in place in the corner, getting all pumped up, then charge forward and absolutely decapitate them with a lariat, which causes him to awkwardly somersault out, maybe crashing into the opposite turnbuckle/ropes.
-A series of big, flashy right hands. Then, when the opponent is dazed, Hayes will spin his forearm around comically before delivering an over-the-top, Popeye-style haymaker.
-Timber!!: Here's your chance to have some fun with an over-sell. If Hayes takes a HARD shot to the head of any kind, he'll pause, go cross-eyed, wobble and stagger a bit, maybe hold up a finger to say something, then go tall and stiff before slowly falling over and landing hard on his back like a giant Doerner Fir being cut down in Oregon. Be creative and go nuts.
*Also see the finisher section below. Almost all of them can double as signature/trademark moves. He's also brand new to the big leagues and still establishing these spots.
FINISHERS! *Note: any of these can double as a signature move and don't need to be reserved as a "finisher," with the exception of The Super Massive. You'll also see Hayes combine them for extra fan service, or use one as a setup for another. Example, he may hit the Flash Point and move directly into the setup for The Epoch while they're on the mat. Or a Flash Point followed by the Northwest Necktie, Northwest Necktie followed by The Epoch...you get the point.
The "Showtime!" Finisher! - The Epoch: Pop-up 180 sit-out choke-bomb. Set-up: After laying the opponent out on the mat in any ol' fashion, Hayes will jump to his feet, throw both arms out to the side, and slowly reach them toward the ceiling, hands and forearms shaking, almost like he's absorbing the arena's energy while the opponent pulls themselves to their feet. Once standing, Hayes will either push them or whip them off the ropes to perform The Epoch on the return.
The "Outta Nowhere!" Finisher! - Flash Point: Stiff, swift, jumping shoulder sit-out jawbreaker. Set-up? Outta nowhere!
The Submission Finisher! - The Northwest Necktie: An extremely theatrical Tequila Sunrise angled to work the neck. Set up? Whatever's clever. *Rarely used to actually finish the match.
The "Really Big Moment!" Finisher! - The Super Massive: Burning Hammer from the second rope. In those pay-per-view, championship, everything on the line, "Avengers Assemble!" kinda moments, Hayes will lift the opponent into a torture rack, ascend to the second rope facing the turnbuckle, then leap back to deliver a massive Burning Hammer. *I'm not a huge fan of "MDK" finishers, but this would be close.
We Came as Romans.
White flashbulbs flicker along with the music's growing beat. The PRIME*View soars into the cosmos, passing planets and nebulas, picking up speed and shaking as it approaches a massive black hole. A wall of white bulbs ignite in the entryway as the song's intro crescendos, the silhouette of Hayes Hanlon lifts one arm to the ceiling, the Five Star Title held high in his grasp. The lights dim as the music quiets, and Hayes walks out to the edge of the ramp, soaking in the spectacle and cheers of the crowd. The music builds again, and Hayes thrusts the belt into the air once more with the chorus.
"I FALL INTO A BLACK HOLE IN MY HEAD!"
Vince Howard: From West Linn, Oregon, standing six feet, three inches tall and weighing in at 261 pounds...your FIVE. STAR. CHAMPION...Event Horizon...HAYES! HANLOONNNN!!
He immediately starts a quick and steady march down the ramp, another bright flash of white filling the arena. The Event Horizon slides into the ring and moves toward the far turnbuckle, stepping onto the first ropes and turning to face the center of the ring.
"I'M FIGHTING THE GRAAVITY, IT'S PULLING THE WORST PART OUT OF ME!
He leans back over the post, draping the Five Star belt across his chest before extending his arms outward, eyes closed with his torso aimed at the ceiling. The crescendo following the chorus blasts out through the arena among the flashbulbs.