Hope I got everything good and in order here; my OCD with bios made this nearly a three-day effort.
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Preferred Method of Handling: Hybrid (Promo/Angling)
Best Way to Contact you: PM or E-mail
Name: Kerry Kuroyama
Nicknames: The Pacific Blitzkrieg, The Emerald City Eliminator, K-2
Weight: 237 lbs.
Looks: Mixed Japanese and Caucasian descent, in the prime of his youth. Solid, toned physique and an overall fit appearance. Eye color is dark brown, hair is black, worn in a trim spike cut (currently letting it grow out) and adorns his chin with a short, well-cropped goatee.
Hailing From: Seattle, Washington
Disposition: Optimistic, respectful, focused, self-confident, and passionately driven to succeed. He’s a bit young and over-idealistic, but makes up for it with an earnest desire to learn as much as he can and bring out the best in himself.
Gimmick: Third-generation wrestler, coming of age and following in his family’s footsteps. Straight-up babyface, prepared to overcome any obstacles in his way to bringing honor to the Kuroyama name.
Ring Attire: Ring equipment consists of boots, knee pads, elbow pads, and grappling gloves (all black), with attire being emerald green grappling shorts with black trim. The seal of The Dojo appears as a decal on the left hip. Walking to the ring, he wears a matching robe, which he hands over to the timekeeper before going in.
Theme Music: “Revolve” by the Melvins
Ring Entrance: Music plays through the song’s intro; Kuroyama steps out as the drums join the first verse riff, pumping a fist into the air, pausing at the top of the ramp for a brief moment before heading down. He slaps hands with a few ringside fans on either side of the aisle, but mostly keeps his trip to the ring quick, driven with a bold sense of energy. He hits the ring, taking a moment to eye down the opponent if he’s not the first out, and scales a turnbuckle or two for a few more fist pumps to get the crowd in his corner.
Tactics/Style: Americanized version of Strong Style Puroresu, with emphasis on martial arts strikes chained into judo takedowns and submission holds, strung together with a lot of slams, suplexes, and power moves to wear the opponent down.
1 - Extensively trained by experts and other prominent wrestlers, and equipped with an impressive arsenal of slams, suplexes, strikes, and holds that belie an athlete of his young age.
2 - Boasts a calm and focused degree of determination to succeed, always putting his emotions in check and keeping his mind on the match at all times.
3 - Extremely respectful to other athletes and well-mannered in how he represents himself in the ring and on camera, making him overly likeable to the fanbase.
1 - Still has plenty to learn and experience after only a couple years of working independent leagues, leaving him somewhat rough around the edges and prone to rookie mistakes.
2 - Refuses to cheat and doesn’t always expect the opponent to sink to that level, which limits a few of his options and at the same time leaves him vulnerable when the ref isn’t looking.
3 - Has a tendency to sometimes overdo it in the ring without heed for his body, a problem which led to a right shoulder injury two years back.
Likes to implement bursts of energy and stiffness to physically wear his opponent out through the match. His style of wrestling usually involves chaining together a series of suplexes and slams into strikes or submission holds, when he’s controlling the tempo. When on the receiving end, he’ll usually look for a well-timed reversal or a sudden burst of speed off the ropes to turn the tables. Usually sets up the finisher following a stiff discus chop after the opponent gets sent into the ropes. He can also slip into the pump-handle hold from any reversal that may potentially position him behind the opponent.
The Kuroyama family’s professional wrestling legacy spans three generations, beginning with Kerry’s grandfather Daisuke Kuroyama, a pioneer of the Japanese wrestling movement of the 70’s. He brought his trade to the west coast of the United States where he settled, shortly following a career-ending injury, and raised his son Zack Kuroyama, who would follow the same career path as his father. The second Kuroyama rose to prominence during the 90’s in the independent wrestling scene of the Pacific Northwest. Nicknamed “the Emerald Executioner”, Zack Kuroyama came to be in a prime position to break into the major leagues more than once in his career. However, choosing to remain close to his family and his community, he gave up his dream of stardom for a stable and happy life in his home of Seattle. As a result, Kerry Kuroyama was mentored closely by his father for much of his adolescent life, instilling principles of morality, integrity, respect, and honor at a young age.
With his father’s untimely death in 2008, the teenaged Kerry began his training as a professional wrestler under the tutelage of former EPW World Heavyweight Champion, Rocko Daymon. The local Seattle hero Daymon, himself a student and close friend of the late Zack Kuroyama, established “The Dojo” Wrestling Academy in 2010 during the interim months of his career, where Kerry quickly emerged as one of his brightest pupils among his first class of students. After another year of intensive training and focused meditation exercises, his trainers deemed him ready for the ring, and he made his debut in Seattle’s recently reformed independent promotion, the International Wrestling Federation. Kuroyama quickly gained attention with his early successes and noted talent, but he somewhat stumbled coming out of the gate after sustaining a broken collarbone one day during a training exercise at the Dojo, sidelining him for several months. His time in IWF was also highlighted by a friendly rivalry against another hometown fan favorite, “Sub Pop” Scott Douglas, and a raucous Drunken Brawl match against Erik Mateo (which consequently led to his first arrest).
Following a management takeover in the late 2012, the IWF’s main financial benefactor Kendall Cho offered Kerry a career opportunity overseas with Old Japan Pro Wrestling in the elder Kuroyama’s homeland. Seeking to broaden his horizons, the young Kuroyama was highly tempted by the offer… but a last minute suggestion by his teacher Daymon revealed an equally lucrative opportunity with the Ultimate Wrestling Alliance, based out of Philadelphia. Eventually, Kerry decided against the money that waited for him in Japan, choosing to forge his own path by leaving behind the familiarity of his home in Seattle for the deep-seeded professional wrestling madness of the City of Brotherly Love. Driven by his desire to bring the Kuroyama name to new levels of prominence, Kerry handled himself well in UWA, displaying a work ethic and determination to win. Eventually, he won over the respect and support of the Philadelphia fanbase. The fast rise over the span of only a few months caused tensions to escalate with other talents, building to a head with the overly aggressive powerhouse Mossberg. In a qualifying match to compete for the UWA World Heavyweight Title, Kerry’s chance to face the champion was dashed after Mossberg interfered and hit him with the Pump Handle Bomb, sparking a heated feud between the two that last over several events.
In 2013, Kuroyama and other UWA wrestlers were hand-picked to compete in a special UWA Blacklist Showcase match, which took place in the fall at New Frontier Wrestling’s Reloaded 18 during the Philadelphia stop of their tour. With the opportunity to show his potential to become great in front of a sold-out arena and millions more watching at home through ESEN, Kerry pulled out all of the stops, overcoming four others including his rival Mossberg to win the match and earn a one-year contract with NFW. Now, at the young age of 21 and after only a couple years in the sport, Kerry Kuroyama finds himself in a position to go beyond the esteemed legacies of his father and grandfather, as well as emerging as one of the fastest rising young stars of professional wrestling’s current generation.
CHARACTER STATISTICS AND MOVESET:
1 - Judo Chop
2 - Spinning Mule Kick
3 - Palm Strike
4 - Running Knee Strike
5 - Running Front Dropkick
Wear Down/Mid-Late Match Holds:
6 - Full Nelson Hold
7 - Crossface Hold
8 - Side Russian Legsweep
9 - Released German Suplex
10 - Tiger Suplex
11 - Sit-out Gutwrench Powerbomb
12 - Gedo Clutch Pin
13 - Inverted STF Hold
14 - Fujiwara Armbar
15 - Katahajime Sleeper
16 - Delayed Gordbuster
17 - Cloverleaf Leglock
18 - Cradle Piledriver
19 - Stiff-as-hell spinning back-handed chop, following a whip to the ropes
20 - Kuroyama Driver (Pump-Handle Emerald Flowsion)