April 24, 2018, 08:45:16 PM

Author Topic: Eric Donavan  (Read 54 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Eric Donavan

  • Member
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • The Irish Dragon
    • View Profile
    • Eric Donavan's eWrestling Wikia (needs updating)
Eric Donavan
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:09:01 PM »
WRESTLER NAME

CHARACTER INFORMATION
NAME: Eric Donavan
NICKNAME: Irish Dragon
DATE OF BIRTH: August 8, 1984
PROFESSIONAL DEBUT: September 28, 2008
HEIGHT: 6'3"
WEIGHT: 241 lbs
BILLED FROM: Asheville, North Carolina
ALIGNMENT: Face
ENTRANCE MUSIC: "Dragonfly" by Shaman's Harvest
PICBASE: Drew McIntyre
TWITTER HANDLE: @irishdragon_ecd
DESIRED SHOW: Adrenaline


PERSONALITY DESCRIPTION
Eric has taken to coining himself as The Most Charming Asshole on the Planet.  He pulls no punches concerning his opinions or how he feels about people, but isn't outright belligerent to someone unless they go off on him first.  Beneath it all, he has a healthy respect for the business and those he competes with which shines through both in and out of the ring.  He's never without a snappy comeback, yet he's also quick to offer advice when requested or assistance when needed.  A classic case of not judging a book by its cover.

Inside the ring, Eric has a careful and cautious personality.  All the snark and repartee goes out the window and he carefully observes his opponents, looking for ways to counter them and bring them down to end the match.  He believes in economy of motion and letting his opponent make the first move... and the first mistake... and making them regret it.


APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION
For his size, Eric is powerfully-built but not overly muscular as he does not wish to sacrifice speed or agility.  He keeps his hair long, usually pulled back or braided, and most often can be found dressed in a suit, a habit he picked up early in his career.  Sometimes he can be found in more casual attire, such as when he's expecting a fight to break out, but this doesn't happen often.  As a wrestler he keeps his body in top shape.  As a businessman, he maintains a professional veneer.  His eyes are dark to the point of being mistaken for black and his smirk can often get a 'reaction' from the ladies... though he has eyes only for his wife.

He also has several tattoos, including a pair of dragon wings across his back, shoulders and upper arms, and a sword down the center of his back.  On his wrists, not often seen, are names and birthdates/dates of passing of those close to him who have passed on.  Another tattoo, one precious few have seen, is on the outside of his lower right leg.

IN-RING GEAR:
Eric wears standard trunks, most often in black, gold, green or white.  There will always be some manner of dragon or draconic design on the rear, with his coat of arms on the front.  Standard knee pads and boots are worn as well, the boots either black or white depending on the rest of his gear with the pads matching the trunks.  Wrists and hands are almost always taped, black or white as with his boots.


STYLE & MOVESET
WRESTLING STYLE: High-impact counter wrestling

STANDING
  • Boxing-Style Punches
  • Shoot Kicks
  • Headbutt
  • DDT (snap, reverse)
  • Suplex (Northern Lights, exploder, belly-to-belly, Dragon, Tiger, German)
  • Death Valley driver
  • Dragon Sleeper
  • Swinging Neckbreaker
  • Spinebuster
  • Crossface Chickenwing
  • Snap Powerslam
  • STO (chokehold, reverse)
  • Irish Lariat (short-arm clothesline)

GROUND
  • Jumping Knee Drop
  • Crossface
  • Mounted Punches/Forearms
  • Standing Surfboard into Head Stomp
  • Bridging Double-Chickenwing

RUNNING
  • Single-Leg Dropkick
  • Clothesline
  • Yakuza Kick
  • Back Elbow
  • Discus Forearm
  • Irish Uppercut (running European uppercut)

AERIAL
  • Tope Con Hilo
  • Shooting Star Press (rarely used)
  • Diving Elbow Drop
  • Double Axe Handle

TAUNTS
  • After a hard knockdown, Eric will sometimes crouch down and stare at his opponent as they start to rise.
  • After getting rocked himself, Eric might smirk and offer the 'other' side of his face for a hit to sucker the foe in.
  • In the midst of a comeback, sometimes he'll flat-out roar a battle cry.  It's an Irish thing.

SIGNATURE
Red Dragon Suplex: Capture Suplex, used to counter kicks/boots
Black Dragon Suplex: Gargoyle Suplex, used to counter punches/strikes

FINISHER
Dragon Fang: Superkick, can be delivered with either leg
Dracophobia: Anaconda choke


CHARACTER BACKGROUND
Eric entered the wrestling business for one purpose: revenge.  The story is a long one, and also a tale that he doesn't care to recount as often these days considering how things panned out in the end.  He entered the business late, around the age of 22, and proceeded to train with Japanese legend Hiashi Shinsuma for over a year, working in independent feds and as a cook as he prepared to make his professional debut.  In 2008, at the age of 24, he debuted for American Championship Wrestling (ACW) and was with the company until its closing in 2011 during which he collected two World Heavyweight Championships, was the first U.S. and Tag Team Champion and held every title available in the company.  During his tenure, he feuded with, teamed with and feuded again with Snake, his brother and the man he entered the business to destroy.  At one point they headed up the most dangerous faction in ACW history, Toxic Melody, alongside Eric's then-wife Aurelei Donavan and several others.  Eventually he and Snake patched up their differences, this happening long after ACW folded although Snake died soon after in a revenge assault meant to damage Eric, an event which still haunts him to this day.

From ACW he moved on through several other feds including the UWA, XWCWF, IWA and wAw, the latter of which saw him not compete but work as Head of Talent Relations.  It wasn't until he settled in NEWEra in the latter half of 2011 that he hit his stride again, feuding with the likes of Tombstone, who he often names as his most dangerous opponent next to Snake, as well as James Stall, Bombtrack and Purity Solanas.  It was here that Eric also claimed his third World Heavyweight Championship (from Romeo Stylez) and joined the stable known as White Noise alongside Tombstone, Robbie Priest and Wildebeest.  He left NEWEra shortly after dropping the title back to Romeo in a six-way match, the death of his brother and other factors prompting him to retire from the business for a time.

He returned to action first with the ECWF, tearing through the World Title Tournament and becoming champion in short order.  He has held the title for over a year against numerous challengers with only one loss to his record since joining the rebuilt company.  During this time he also joined the CWC, first as part of Hollywood Pro before moving on to another company under the CWC and eventually landing in Sixth City Pro where he quickly won the Circle City Championship, a title he still defends.  During his time in the CWC, his wife Lyra joined him as the Dragon Clan and the pair won the CWC World Tag Team Championships from the Plague, holding the belts for six months before dropping them to the Society.  In 2017 he opened HYBRID Wrestling, which he currently runs as CEO though much of the day-to-day is left to his front office and general managers with Eric taking a hands-off approach unless his presence is absolutely necessary, allowing him to maintain his in-ring committments.  His time in wrestling and all the events that have occurred therein have given him a unique outlook on the business; Eric refuses to coast on past accomplishments and relishes the chance to prove himself against any opponents who are willing to step in the ring with him.

4CW CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD
  • None

OTHER CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD
  • ACW World Heavyweight Championship (2x)
  • ACW United States Championship (1x)
  • ACW World Tag Team Championship (1x)
  • ACW Specialist Championship (1x)
  • ACW Survivor Championship (1x)
  • NEWEra World Heavyweight Championship (1x)
  • ECWF World Heavyweight Championship (1x, current)
  • CWC World Tag Team Championship (1x)
  • SCP Circle City Championship (1x, current)


REGULAR ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION
The big screen lights up in green, an animation of the Donavan coat of arms coming together with the words "Baptized in Blood" above and "Forged by Flame" below.  A moment later the low, foreboding guitars of "Dragonfly" by Shaman's Harvest start to rumble through the speakers as the lights go up in green, white and gold. As the theme picks up strength, Eric Donavan walks out onto the stage from behind the curtain, followed by his wife Lyra LeVeux-Donavan. The hood of his sleeveless trench is up and over his head until he tosses his head back, causing it to fall away as the pair pause at the top of the ramp with Lyra stepping in against Eric, one hand resting on his chest as he wraps one arm around her waist and thrusts the other fist in the air as the fans roar in response.

POWERS: "Now approaching the ring accompanied by Lyra LeVeux-Donavan, from Asheville North Carolina by way of Dublin, Northern Ireland and weighing in at 241 pounds... the Irish Dragon... ERIC DONAVAN!"

He gazes out at the mass of humanity in front of him, flashing the infamous Donavan Smirk before making his way down the ramp and to the ring with Lyra remaining on his arm.  Both meet the hands of the fans who reach out toward them, switching sides once on their way down.  Climbing onto the apron via the middle rope, Eric takes the hand of Lyra and leads her up the steps, holding the ropes for her to enter before she returns the gesture.  Once inside the ring, he steps up onto the turnbuckles and throws his arms out wide, letting out a roar of adrenaline.  The Smirk appears again as he drops down, slipping out of his jacket which Lyra takes over her arm.  She leans up to plant her lips against his cheek before leaving the ring while Eric steps back against the turnbuckles, his eyes forward as he prepares for the match.


CHAMPION ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION
The big screen lights up in green, an animation of the Donavan coat of arms coming together with the words "Baptized in Blood" above and "Forged by Flame" below.  A moment later the low, foreboding guitars of "Dragonfly" by Shaman's Harvest start to rumble through the speakers as the lights go up in green, white and gold. As the theme picks up strength, Eric Donavan walks out onto the stage from behind the curtain, followed by his wife Lyra LeVeux-Donavan. The hood of his sleeveless trench is up and over his head until he tosses his head back, causing it to fall away as the pair pause at the top of the ramp with Lyra stepping in against Eric, one hand resting on his chest as he wraps one arm around her waist and removes his championship with the other, holding it high into the air as the fans roar in response.

POWERS: "Now approaching the ring accompanied by Lyra LeVeux-Donavan, from Asheville North Carolina by way of Dublin, Northern Ireland and weighing in at 241 pounds... the Irish Dragon... ERIC DONAVAN!"

He gazes out at the mass of humanity in front of him, flashing the infamous Donavan Smirk before making his way down the ramp and to the ring with Lyra remaining on his arm and the title draped over his other shoulder.  Both meet the hands of the fans who reach out toward them, switching sides once on their way down.  Climbing onto the apron via the middle rope, Eric takes the hand of Lyra and leads her up the steps, holding the ropes for her to enter before she returns the gesture.  Once inside the ring, he steps up onto the turnbuckles and throws his arms out wide, title clutched in his right hand, letting out a roar of adrenaline.  The Smirk appears again as he drops down, slipping out of his jacket which Lyra takes over her arm as well as the championship.  She leans up to plant her lips against his cheek before leaving the ring while Eric steps back against the turnbuckles, his eyes forward as he prepares for the match.


HANDLER INFORMATION
NAME: Shane
AGE: 37
EXPERIENCE: 10 Years
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: PM, Twitter DM, Skype (guardian.drayal)