Balaam the Mask of Malice
Nickname: The Monster
First Name: Balaam ( Real Name: John Kennedy Royko Jr.)
Last Name: The Mask of Malice
Date of Birth: 08/12/1998
Hometown: Prospect Heights, IL
A certain top five draft pick in the NFL at offensive left tackle, John Kennedy Royko Jr’s stock sank after being hit by a drunken driver in a terrible accident weeks before the draft. Despite this, John Lynch took a gamble on JKR selecting him in the 3rd round of the NFL draft to the San Francisco 49ers calling him, “a special player, with amazing size and heart.”. However, after a year of rehab it was clear JKR’s NFL career was over before it started.
Destined not to accept his fate, John Kennedy Royko Jr. turned his childhood passion of the combative arts into a new career prospect. At just 16 years old JKR received a black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido. Using that knowledge, and with football behind him JKR turned to his other love of Professional wrestling. Understanding the issue with his knee, the blue-chip athlete trained in the art of striking which brought him to a year's training by the greatest chop striker in the world, Kin Korn Khan at Khan’s Dojo in Japan.
Now back in the United States, John Kennedy Rokyo Jr. has been on a tear in the midwestern independent wrestling scene as audiences clamor to hear his already legendary chops delivered, and witness the welts left behind on his opponents chest. Top pro-wrestling journalist Cade Mellezer recently has been writing and hyping JKR up as, “the future of wrestling by bringing it back to its hoss roots, a good hearted man with a heavy hand that kids can look up to thanks to his perseverance”.
Entering the PRIME and going for his first ever world title is very exciting to Royko as the wrestling world cheers him on. This is the first of many tests for him.
One day a strange man named Joe Burro tricked Royko into putting on "The Mask of Malice" making him lose all control and freewill leaving him under the guidance of former PRIME universal champion "Your Personal Jesus" Hoyt Williams.
Theme Music: "Possum Kingdom" by The Toadies
Setup Move Stright to Hell (Gotch Style Piledriver)Goth Style Piledriver
Finishing Move: Crucified and Buried (Oklahoma Stampede)Oklahoma Stampede
Common Moves: Body slam, Arm drag, European uppercut, Rear naked choke, Eye rake, Bell clap, Heart punch, Elbow grinding into forehead, Suplex, Spear
Trademark Moves: Knife edge chops, Powerbomb, Lariat, Spinning piledriver
Music plays a Balaam enters through the crowd as they scamper away in fear. He is held back by a chain attached to his nose controlled by the Harbinger of Malice. Joe Burro stands in the ring holding up high "The Good Book". Hoyt sometimes looks down from the Presidential Suite.