Nickname: Tempest, TJF, Smooth Joe Cool (self-proclaimed)
First Name: Joseph
Last Name: Malone Jr.
Date of Birth: 01/20/2002
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Weight: 179 lbs.
The son and oldest child of two-time world champion, Joey Malone, here to carry on his father’s legacy in his own way.
One of the many reasons why Malone left the wrestling industry, aside from the effects of a long-term knee injury that he never let heal until he’d retired, was the prospect of having children. His son, Joe Jr., had long wanted to be a pro wrestling like his father before him, and jumped at the chance to train for the sport years ahead of time. Of course, Joe Jr. is nowhere near the big man that Malone was, but he’s not letting that stop him. His has become a name to watch out for. Even if that name isn’t necessarily his father’s: he began using “Joe Fontaine” as his ring name to differentiate himself from his more famous father, not wanting to be called “Joey Malone Jr.”
Joe’s had a variety of trainers and mentors, many of whom are closely linked to his father like Coral Avalon, “Codemaster” Allen Brown, Daniel Phillips, and Joey Malone himself. His wrestling style has the technical leanings closely associated with Malone and his successors. While he’s something of a savant, both he and his mentors recognize that he’s still a work in progress. So he covers up his shortcomings by being the most ridiculous moron you’ll ever meet.
Sorry, did I say “cover up his shortcomings”? That’s a typo.
After all, it’s often said that while Joe isn’t an idiot, he’s a fucking moron.
Theme Music: "The Ecstasy of Gold (Bandini remix)" by Ennio Morricone
Finishing Move: 1. Downburst; 2. Brilliant Sorcery1. Canadian backbreaker rack flipped into a knee strike. 2. Shining wizard, with an obnoxious mid-air dab.
Despite his antics and age, he’s a competent technical wrestler owing to the fact that he’s both something of a savant, and that he had many skilled wrestlers in his father’s circle willing to teach him things. Small in stature, he tends to take an absolute hell-beating from his opponents before he can tag in his giant Sherman tank of a partner. Despite this, he's surprisingly strong for his size and his style is more grounded than you might think.
- The Malonestrom (Samoan driver), his father’s finisher.
- Half boston crab with a foot jammed into the crook of the afflicted knee.
- Canadian Destroyer.
- Tope suicida.
- Springboard dropkick.
- German suplex.
- Bicycle kick.
- Forearm smash to the back of a seated opponent’s head.