Date of Birth: 01/05/1984
Hometown: Lebanon, KS
Swanny was the kid who was never supposed to make it in pro wrestling, but he did... well, sort of. Not really in the way in he'd hoped. He's made a career out of it for his entire adult life, albeit not a very lucrative one. Widely recognized as a good hand in the ring and an absolute gem in the locker room, true success in the strictest sense has always evaded Swanny. He's been told his entire career that he'll never be "the guy" and, frankly, he's tired of hearing it and is on a mission to prove the naysayers wrong. He's not the most handsome guy, he wasn't a star athlete, he never really grew out of the pop-punk/comic book/skater era of the early 2000's, and he still gets a little nervous to cut promos, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anybody that has more love for professional wrestling than Swanny. And, for whatever that's worth, he's coming to PRIME to give 'em hell and finally grab that brass ring he's been chasing his whole career.
Theme Music: "American Idle" by Less Than Jake
Setup Move Mom, It Was Never a Phase! It’s a LIFESTYLE!With an opponent standing in the corner, Swanny gets a running start and leaps, crashing his back into their chest. He does a forward roll away from them and, after they slump to a seated position, he charges back in with a double knee to the face. The crowd will often sing along with him as he calls it out.
Finishing Move: Montreal CannonballA tight tucking diving senton from the top. The name comes from the fact that he perfected the move during a stint in Montreal early in his career. It also may or may not have been a name idea for a brief stint in a punk band.
1. Jumping Knee
6. Hangman's Neckbreaker
7. Back Suplex
8. Kawada Kicks
9. Arm Wringer w/Leg Lariat
10. Death Valley Driver
3-5 Trademark Moves
1. KA-POW Kick (Diverse use of the rolling koppu kick: charging, in corner, front/back, reversal to aerial attack, etc.)
2. PANIC! At the Buckle (Turnbuckle Reverse STO)
3. Sugar, We're Going Down (TKO)
Brain Stew (Storm Cradle Driver)
"American Idle" by Less than Jake hits the speakers and, after a few seconds, Swanny burts into view to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the crowd. He curves his right hand over his brow to shield the lights as he surveys the arena with a broad smile, nodding appreciatively. He encourages the crowd to get hyped as he makes his way toward the ring, interacting with every single fan he possibly can. He jogs around the ring, doing much the same. He then hops up on the apron and gestures to the crowd with his back against he ropes. He enters through the middle ropes and energetically hits the ropes before settling in a corner prepared for his match.