Nickname: The New Life, Sexy Dumbo
First Name: Jonathan
Last Name: Rhine
Date of Birth: 07/07/1985
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Jonathan Rhine roared into the scene in 2007 as a fresh faced 22 year old, winning every championship in FUSE on his way to becoming their world champion. Over the next three years, he became hardened to the wrestling business as he lost close friends, his girlfriend, and his previously strong sense of morality. In 2010 Rhine retired from wrestling as a 25 year old, retreating to New Orleans to try and find peace in his life. He became a trainer at Gray's Wrestling Academy, a wrestling school run by his mentor Foster Nackedy. After six years he was promoted to head trainer and ran all classes as Foster transitioned to a background role. Rhine continued to train, convincing himself that he had finally found what he was looking for. But something is still missing, and as Rhine discovered young phenom fighter Paxton Ray, Rhine wonders if he can find that missing something back in the squared circle.
Theme Music: "Piece by Piece" by Strata
Setup Move Corkscrew DropkickRhine climbs up the ropes and flip backwards, twisting in mid-air to plant his feet into the opponent's chest
Finishing Move: Rhine RewindSit-down 180 Rock Bottom
2. Reverse Tiger Suplex
3. Cross-Arm Powerbomb (Rhine will tuck the opponents arms under his stomach, then lift the opponent in the air and to the ground in a powerbomb -- this is usually a desperation maneuver)
4. Standing Crossface
5. Fisherman Suplex
6. Double Arm Turnaround suplex
7. Overhead Belly to Belly
8. Side Headlock to Flying Bulldog.
9. German Suplex
10. Super Atomic Drop
11. Tiger Suplex
13. Sleeper Hold
14. Dragon Sleeper
16. Figure Four Leg Lock
17. Swan Splash
18. Swiss Inverted Elbow Drop
19. Breathtaker (Somersault Bulldog)
21. Flip to Mount Punches
22. Flying Armbar
23. Top Rope Hurricanrana
24. Lou Thesz Press
25. Slide to Reverse DDT
26. New Life Moonsault (Rhine performs a standing moonsault on the opponent, except instead of ending in a splash Rhine will drive his knee into the throat of the opponent)
Martial Arts Attacks
27. Fire Fury Fist
28. Spinning Wheel Kick
29. Jumping Punch
30. Middle Kick
31. Dead Tree Fall
32. Double Leg Pump
33. Swift Chop
35. Enziguri Roundhouse
36. Firestone Dropkick
37. Jumping Calf Kick
38. JCK to leglock
39. Forearm Uppercut
40. Soccer Kick
41. Home Run Uppercut
42. Fierce Backhand
43. Flipping Kick
44. Axe Kick
45. Leg Scissor Sweep
46. Judo Toss to armbar
47. Headlock to Judo flip
48. Judo Toss to lateral press (pin)
Rhine's Benchmark Moves
The following is a list of moves that Rhine will use in every match. Just like many faces have a set of trademarks that they will use every time and the fans will respond to, Rhine does most if not all of these things every time he's in the ring (I have listed counters for those who want to add some spice to the matches):
1.) Striking Combo: Rhine's strikes are simply three left hand punches followed by a quick turnaround-elbow to the face, sending the opponent to the mat. Rhine usually follows this by pacing around the ring, getting momentum and getting the crowd pumped up. Stuart will refer to this as simply three left hands and then...'oh! sends him down with the elbow!' or something similarly generic.
Countering this maneuver: To counter this, the opponent will take the first three punches and then duck under the elbow and take control. Of course, the opponent can also duck and be hit by the elbow as Rhine turns around.
2.) Judo Throws and Holds: There are a few moves in his movelist (31, 46, 47, 48) that he will do to slow down a match, like in 46 where he will toss the opponent over and hold onto the arm, turning it into a submission. Stuart will point out that Rhine has an extensive Judo background and that these tactics wear down the opponent and give into Rhine's tempo for the match.
Countering this maneuver: There is no true counter to this, although the opponent can elbow out of 31 and reverse the judo tosses typically.
3.) Corkscrew Dropkick: This is Rhine's secondary move, and sometimes can finish off a match. The technique simply calls for Rhine to climb up the ropes and flip backwards, twisting in mid-air to plant his feet into the opponent's chest. However, a good way that Rhine uses this is when the opponent is dominating him and sends him into the corner. Rhine will jump onto the turnbuckle and quickly backflip into the maneuver, changing the tide of the match and going for the pinfall.
Countering this maneuver: Opponents can send a dropkick to Rhine's chest before he can reach them, or they can simply move out of the way.
4.) New Life Moonsault: Rhine usually does this in the beginning of the match, when he's first building momentum. Rhine will perform an overhead belly to belly on the opponent, and when they are down he will raise his arms, getting cheers and turning his back to his opponent. Then, Rhine flips backwards in a moonsault, driving his knee across the opponent's throat. Rhine will go for the cover after hitting this move.
Countering this maneuver: Moving. (Duh)
5.) Desperation Cross-Arm Powerbomb: Rhine will be beaten badly, with the opponent having full momentum. Then, they will throw Rhine into the rope and he will come back, duck under an attack, and plant a boot in the opponent's midsection. Then he will grab them, put their head between his legs, pull their arms across their body under their stomach, and lift using their arms. It is a quick snap powerbomb, and Rhine will either fall over and try to collect his wits or he will roll on top for the cover.
Countering this maneuver: Rhine will sometimes not have the strength to hit the move and will drop the opponent on him.
6.) Breathtaker: This usually happens early in the match, if the opponent is gaining momentum. The opponent will be attacking him, or something, and Rhine will stop the attack with an elbow or something to the face, causing the opponent to back away, his back to Rhine. Rhine will leap up to the turnbuckle and jump without posing or pausing, flipping in midair then landing right next to his opponent, bringing his head down in a Bulldog as he does so. Nick Stuart will mark out big time for this move.
Countering this maneuver: The opponent can move, and either Rhine will fall on his ass, or Rhine will complete the flip, landing on his feet.