Nickname: The Lafayette Bruiser, The Bayou Butcher, Redneck Einstein
First Name: Paxton
Last Name: Ray
Date of Birth: 10/10/1995
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Paxton's daughter had cancer. He started bare-knuckle boxing to pay for her treatments, and when word got around of his story, he was invited to join the Gray Wrestling Academy in New Orleans, where Jonathan Rhine was working as a head trainer. Rhine worked with Paxton for a few months, impressed with his raw ability, and pitched him the idea of joining a tag team in the newly rejuvenated PRIME. Ray reluctantly agreed. Now, Paxton has turned on his tag team partner and is the most wanted man in PRIME wrestling.
Theme Music: “Fistfight” by The Ballroom Thieves
Setup Move Discus Elbow
Finishing Move: Lafayette LullabyRay lifts running opponent into the air with their momentum, then hits them with a left uppercut as they come down
Common Moves: punches/kicks, sleeper hold, inside leg stomp (opponent on ground), scoop slam, big clothesline, big boot, headbutt, standing splash, mount and strike, chokelift
Trademark Moves: Discus Elbow, Rope swing into shoulder tackle (Ray is whipped into the ropes and he swings his legs between the top and second rope, comes back and hits a shoulder tackle), 3x quick elbow drops on downed opponent
"They say it’s good to start a story with a tragedy."
The chunky guitar riff of "Fistfight" by The Ballroom Thieves kicks in as Paxton Ray walks out under the PRIMEView. He sneers as the fans boo, then slowly holds his hand up in the air.
The day I finally met you like I knew I would
You raised me from the wreck of my doubts
You were smiling to yourself as if we both understood
The silent language of the anguish of a heart that sings but doesn’t make a sound
Paxton slowly walks towards the ring, looking around as the crowd rains hate down upon him. He steps up to the apron and steps over the ring ropes, then leans back against them and closes his eyes.
Vince Howard: Making his way to the ring, weighing in at 245 pounds...he is The Bayou Butcher...PAAAAAXTOOOOONNNN RAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!