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"The Provocateur" Arthur Pleasant

Arthur Pleasant

League Member
Dec 23, 2020
Scranton, PA
Handler Information
Name: Michael Jones (MJ)
Email Address: arthurispleasant@gmail.com
Best Way to Contact You: (Forum PM/AIM/Facebook/Email/other)
Discord. I'm literally all over the place in the Efed Podcast Discord and other places. My ID is pr0phetofhorrors
eWrestling Experience: (What have you done? Where?)
Have been doing this since the late 90s in some way, shape, or form. From handling, to fed-heading, angle fed, competitive fed; you name it, I've probably done it. I have no life... but I got a pretty wife.

Championships & Accolades:

"The Provocateur" Arthur Pleasant

SHOOT Project

SHOOT Project Iron Fist Champion (Current Reigning)
Current 2-Time 2020 YEAs Nominee For Villain of the Year and Newcomer of the Year


3x Alpha Award Winner in Alpha Pro-Wrestling


SHOOT Project
World Heavyweight Championship (2)
Iron Fist Championship (3)
World Tag Team Championship (as Instant Heat w/ JD Ice)
Redemption Rumble Winner ? 2011
YEAs SOLDIER of the Year (2011)
YEAs Villain of the Year (2011)
YEAs Match of the Year (2011; The 2011 Redemption Rumble)
Current 3 time 2020 YEA Nominee For SOLDIER of the Year, Hero of the Year, and Shocking Moment of the Year

World Championship(2)
World Tag Team Championship(2) with Cade Sydal (as Mohawk Warriors), with Loco Martinez (as Profanity & Insanity)
Tao of Valor Championship - Only Wrestler To Collect All Four Tokens and Cash-In for World Title Opportunity by Retaining in: Ultimate X, Iron Man, Submission, Ladder
No Limits Championship
Network Championship
2008 Dave Hawkins Memorial Tournament Winner
LEGACY Cornerstone Inductee (2010)


Unified World Heavyweight Championship(2)
World Tag Team Championship - with Blake O?Reilly
Intercontinental Championship
Television Championship
AWA Hardcore Championship
Rob Belote's Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee (2001)


World Heavyweight Championship - Won Launch of a Legacy Tournament and became the Inaugural Champion

OPW (Outlaw Pro Wrestling)

Tag Team Championship - with OutKast (as Law & Order; Inaugural Champions)

EWA (Co-Ran From 2014-2016)

World Tag Team Championship - with Azrael Goeren (as The Hierarchy)
Tapout Championship(2)
Television Championship


Hardcore Championship - Undefeated Until Promotion Closed, approx 380 days)

World Television Championship


Pacific Coast Championship

How did you find DEFIANCE? Through the Efed Podcast Discord. I actually heard about DEFIANCE years ago through Josh in SHOOT Project.

Are you willing to write matches?

Writing Sample
Here's the thing. What we want here in DEFIANCE is for you to sell us on you as a handler. How you do that is up to you. Link us to an old segment. Write a new one. Link to a match you wrote. Just convince us that you want to be here and that you don't stray away from the actual work.
This is the most important part of your application.

Sample RP # 1: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-XtlEeNlmNnjZMBdA22c8VHlmOAKvfx6abd8EnzzkD8/edit
This is my latest piece from Arthur Pleasant from a few weeks ago after he won the SHOOT Project Iron Fist Championship.

Sample RP #2:
This is for another character I handle in SHOOT Project, Courtney Hatchett. I wanted to show this one off because it shows how vastly different some of the characters are that I handle and the type of mental preparation that goes into my work.

Sample RP #3:
This is for the character I?ve run with for the past 20+ years. Again, this is just to show how different the characters are that I run. This one?s a bit long since there was a lot of storytelling to be had, as well as smack talk.

Segment Sample #1:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11IIIuFRsPZMxQX9NeZ-iThTGTWlorjpfhYVvA-WgPZ0/edit - From Ruination a few days ago. It led up to what will be my 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] sample?

Segment Sample #2:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CAYHD-pXJcS_AoJ7hDSfBhEqOCxzseVQ9sJr24vBiFM/edit - This is from Revolution 152, which aired a few days ago. It is actually the 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] part of 3 different segments that all involved the torture of Azraith DeMitri.

Wrestler(s) Information
Please take note of a couple things. It is highly likely that a few roster members will critique your moveset. Please don't be offended. We take that seriously here - we don't want a moveset full of finishers and a finisher so ludicrously over-elaborate that it couldn't be done in real life. This goes double if you're applying as a female wrestler. We also check to make sure your finisher(s) and theme song aren't currently being used. It's first come first serve when it comes to those. If you want to get ahead of the game on the finisher and theme song front, take a look at our roster page: http://defiancewrestling.com/roster
And if you're one of those handlers who hates doing movesets, just say so and we'll help you.

Ring Name: ?The Provocateur? Arthur Pleasant
Height: 6?3?
Weight: 207lbs
Hailing From: (This is where your character is introduced as being from)
Under the Midnight Sun in (Utqiaġvik, AK)
Alignment: (Heel or Face? You may not play a Tweener without special staff permission)
Gimmick: (Describe your gimmick. If your wrestler isn't heavily gimmicked then describe his/her persona.)
Arthur is an ever-evolving character that I started a little over a year ago. That said, here are some of the more specific characters traits, nuances, and idiosyncrasies that I've developed in Arthur Pleasant thus far:

He was born in Utqiavik, Alaska. This is where the Midnight Sun phenomenon happens. Based on this, he has an innate hatred for daylight. In some ways, this hatred has metastasized into a fear of the sun itself. In which case, night advocates an inner peace... even if it is seldom found.

At it's (im)purest form, Arthur is just a really dark, disturbing character. An irredeemable soul who loathes the wrestling industry due to his childhood being adversely affected from it. Thus, he takes out his hatred on all those around him in the most violent, sadistic ways imaginable. When he speaks he does so in a contemptuous, cynical tone. He can tell you to go fuck yourself without actually saying it.

He has a boundless amount of charisma, which helps his immense cult-leader type of personality. He has many psychological issues and often sees a court mandated psychiatrist for it. Arthur will deliver promos at times during one of his sessions where the Doctor remains digitally pixelated so as to protect his practice from Arthur essentially breaking the ethical code of patient/client privileges.

Wrestling Style: (Tell us a little bit about what your wrestler does in the ring and the general psychology behind it.)

Arthur Pleasant is well-versed in Hardcore Wrestling. When he's not trying to bash your skull in with a chair or put you to sleep with a chloroform ragm he'll be biting, poking, and low-blowing his way through the match. His focus is generally the head and neck area since he likes to utilize piledrivers, DDTs, and their various forms in softening up for his big finish, Calamity Pain.

Three Weaknesses:
- Not proficient in technical or submission based wrestling.
- No regard for his well-being this applies in and out of the ring. This can lead to recklessness with more focused opponents.

- Spends way too much time toying with opponents during matches.

Three Strengths:
- Above average to genius level intellect.
- Dangerous striker; has a Muay-Thai background.
- Extreme tolerance for pain.

Ten regular moveset moves:
1) Muay Thai mid-kicks
2) Muay-Thai Punches
3) Rope assisted roughness (Stun Guns, etc.)
4) Headbutt
5) DDT
6) Eyepoke
7) Eye Gouge
8) Biting
9) Roaring elbows
10) Piledriver

2-5 trademark moves:
1) Provocation (Standing Shining Wizard AKA Eddie Edwards' Boston Tea Party)
2) Friends Till The End (Back to Back Shining Wizards; Front and then Back)
3) Land of Make Believe (Triple Rolling Fisherman Busters)
4) Insomnia (Pump-Handle Piledriver)
5) Narcolepsy (Precision Buzzsaw Kick; Opponent is standing OR kneeling)

Finishing Move:
Calamity Pain - (GTS set-up, into a codebreaker)

"MDK" (murderdeathkill) Finishing Move (Rare Special Occasion Finisher) (Optional)
Coma Induced Sleep (Cradle Tombstone Piledriver from the second rope onto an unfolded chair.)
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League Member
Jul 12, 2020
MJ is a good handler, good storyteller, has great ideas, and is quick with the feedback.

solid yes from me.


I stalk, because I care
May 2, 2007
Based off the application alone you seem like a solid fit in DEFIANCE. You have great peeps vouching for you already which is another plus. Yes from me. However, on your second weakness there is a run off sentence for how that weakness impacts him. Other than that solid app, hope you enjoy your time here.

Arthur Pleasant

League Member
Dec 23, 2020
Scranton, PA
However, on your second weakness there is a run off sentence for how that weakness impacts him. Other than that solid app, hope you enjoy your time here.

Well THAT's embarrassing. hahaha. That was supposed to be something along the lines of "Can lead to obvious recklessness against more focused opponents."

God, I wanna NO myself for that one.



Jan 17, 2013
I think the character concept is cool. I see your application fell victim to the dreaded forum ? scandal LOL. I can easily look beyond that and vote yes from me.


May 22, 2017
Edinburgh, UK
Yeah the boards are a mess. I'm pitching a new way to do apps in the near future.

It's a 100% yes from me. I think that's 4 votes so you're in. :)

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