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A.J. Morales
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:13:34 AM »
"THE REVOLUTION" A.J. MORALES

CHARACTER INFORMATION
NAME: A.J. Morales (real name: Andrew Jones de Morales y Layton)
NICKNAME: The Revolution, The Rawest Wrestler Alive, El Alcalde (while ACM Mexico City Champion)
DATE OF BIRTH: February 7th, 1992
PROFESSIONAL DEBUT: 2014 (backstory); April 3rd, 2017 (first “on-camera” match in XWA)
HEIGHT: 6'0"
WEIGHT: 187 lbs
BILLED FROM: San Francisco, California
ALIGNMENT: Face
ENTRANCE MUSIC: "King of Amarillo" by Issues
PICBASE: Seth Rollins (blond streak era)
TWITTER HANDLE: @TheRevAJMorales
DESIRED DIVISION: Div. 2 (Adrenaline) & 3 (ACM)


PERSONALITY DESCRIPTION
A.J. Morales is a man with a principled core wrapped up in rockstar packaging. He gives his all in the ring and shows as much love to the fans as he gets from them because, as far as he’s concerned, it’s just the right thing to do. He gives his opponents a fair fight, or at least what amounts to one for the rules of a particular match, and there’s nothing he loves more than standing up to the many would-be tyrants of the business and punching them square in the face. To his enemies, A.J. can be downright irritating, since he loves to run his mouth and absolutely does not let getting screwed over go until he feels he’s gotten payback, but to the fans, and to his squad of associates, he’s exactly the sort of loyal, determined ally you’d want on your side.


APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION
Lean, but muscular build. Somewhat swarthy skin tone, reflecting his mixed Mexican and Irish ancestry. Long dark hair, with a streak dyed blond on one side, and a full, decently-kept beard. Fashion sense combines elements of metalhead, skater, and sportswear styles. For backstage appearances in his street gear, tends to pick at least one article of clothing tailored to the location (e.g. a Jimmy Eat World shirt in Arizona, a SuperSonics track jacket in Seattle, etc.).

IN-RING GEAR:
White Mexico 1998 World Cup jersey with the sleeves/collar torn off
Black elbow pad on right arm
Black fingerless gloves, with his logo on the right hand ring knuckle and interlocking "E.L." initials on the left ring knuckle
Black jeans
Black cross-training sneakers
Black kickpads, with red accents and red five-point stars on the front


STYLE & MOVESET
WRESTLING STYLE: Lucharesu

STANDING
  • Armdrag
  • Axe kick
  • Clothesline
  • Codebreaker
  • Dropkick
  • Elbow smash
  • Fireman's carry slam (usually to dump opponent out of the ring)
  • Irish whip
  • Jump kick
  • Knife-edge chop
  • Knee strike
  • Military press toss (only on significantly lighter opponents)
  • Roundhouse kick (standard, down and reverse variations)
  • Shoot kick
  • Spinebuster
  • Spinning backfist
  • Straight punch
  • Suplex (exploder, German, snap, vertical, and X-plex variations)
  • Uppercut (boxing, European, and rising variations)
  • Ushigoroshi

GROUND
  • Armbar (cross, Fujiwara, and headscissors variations)
  • Crucifix bomb (a la Rey Mysterio)
  • Kip-up
  • Leg sweep
  • Matrix escape

RUNNING
  • Baseball slide
  • Bicycle knee strike
  • DDT (float-over and swinging variations)
  • Famouser
  • Flying knee
  • Leg lariat
  • Slingblade
  • Suicide dive
  • Suicide senton
  • Yakuza kick

AERIAL
  • 450 splash
  • Blockbuster
  • Crossbody
  • DDT (jumping and springboard variations)
  • Elbow drop
  • Hurricanrana (standing, swinging, diving, and reverse variations)
  • Meteora
  • Shooting star press (standing and top-rope variations)
  • Spanish fly
  • Spiral Tap
  • Springboard high knee

TAUNTS
  • Before the Liberator: Looks back and forth between his clenched right hand and his opponent, then kisses his right ring knuckle
  • Before the Diamond Killer: Goes into a crane stance on the top rope and kicks the air twice
  • Before the Prikasa: Kisses his left ring knuckle
  • Raised-fist salutes to the crowd
  • Air-guitaring along with certain chants (anything set to the tune of "La Cucaracha")
  • If near a camera at ringside, tends to talk into it when he has a moment

SIGNATURE
94 Blitz: Striking spear
Golden Goal: Pele kick
El DiaBlade: Leaping clothesline
Lantern’s Flight: Moonsault
Fuckin’ Slayerrrr: Superkick
Smokin' Kombo: Triple German suplex; third one EITHER held for a bridge OR followed by a punt kick

FINISHER
Liberator: Superman punch
Diamond Killer: Top rope spinning heel kick
Lethal Protector: Ripcord slingblade into Coquina Clutch
Prikasa: Top rope diving cutter (borrowed from Emery Layton; super finisher, no kickout)


CHARACTER BACKGROUND
A.J. Morales is a young, hungry competitor fueled by years of economic angst. Born Andrew Jones de Morales and raised in a working-class, primarily Latino neighborhood in San Francisco, his mixed heritage made him a bit of an outsider among his peers, but by high school, he felt like an outsider in most of the entire city. Waves of gentrification meant that his family was repeatedly displaced, sometimes three times in a single year, by Silicon Valley tech workers and trust fund babies who drove up the rent by absurd multipliers and remade the streets according to their safer, cleaner tastes.

After eight years of this pattern, Andrew couldn’t take feeling like a pinball anymore. He left home and became a bit of a drifter, crashing at friends’ houses and working odd jobs all over the Bay Area to support himself. Things were tumultuous for a while, but when he reconnected with his childhood love of lucha libre, he started putting together a path for himself. He trained in martial arts until he turned 21, at which point he applied to Zapatista Lucha Academy, the official training school for a lucha libre promotion based primarily in San Jose. This eventually led to his run in Zapatista Lucha Libre as one-third of Los Monterrockers, where he took on his current ring name, established his rockstar persona, and even had a taste of gold in a run as ZLL Trios Champion until one of his teammates got into a career-ending bus crash, forcing the team's breakup.

It was during that run that Morales caught the eye of XWA talent scouts, and shortly after leaving ZLL, XWA co-owner Bella Quinn personally called him to offer a contract. Now on his own and traveling the world with XWA's World Domination Tour, Morales quickly established himself as a singles star to watch, even before he called out the Survivors on an episode of XWA Massacre. This act drew the ire of one Diamond Jack Sabbath, who saw an uncomfortable amount of himself in the rising young star, and as the battle for the XWA progressed and Morales aligned himself with Taylor Promotions, the two would become each other's top targets. For months, Morales and Sabbath traded barbs and sneak-attacks, directed both at each other and at their immediate allies, until things finally seemed to come to a head with XWA With a Vengeance, Morales's first Supershow main-event match, where he defended the Hardcore Championship he'd won off of Kryptops the previous month against Sabbath. Although Sabbath beat him initially, Morales quickly took advantage of the 24/7 rule and Sabbath's own ego to snatch the title back, breaking Sabbath's two-year XWA singles winning streak. And if that wasn't enough, that same night, Morales and Sabbath got drafted into a trios elimination match at Legends, where the title, Sabbath's career, and control of the XWA itself were all on the line. Representing XWA alongside Emery Layton and Adam Fenric, Morales eventually found himself alone against Sabbath and Ace Andrews, but managed to overcome the odds, saving the company, defending his title, and ending his nemesis's career all in one fell swoop.

After such a strong breakout year in wrestling, A.J. entered 2018 with two belts in two different promotions and one singular goal: to stay hungry and find a way to top himself. This meant holding down the Hardcore Championship fort, fending off challengers and racking up immediate win-backs until the end of July, by which point he’d held the belt for 293 consecutive days and 7 reigns, the most reigns with any XWA belt in history. But it also meant signing new deals with Seattle Pro Wrestling and Alianza Campeonato Mexicano, where he quickly found himself on a successful trajectory. It meant starting to earn his way into world championship matches for the first time in his career. It even meant booking and hosting the star-studded Hard Rock Is Dead show in Las Vegas. But above all, it meant pushing his horizons at every opportunity, and it was that drive that led him to 4CW to challenge Bronx Valescence to arguably one of the year’s biggest dream matches. While Morales lost that match, his skill and tenacity won him the crowd's respect, as well as the respect of Bronx himself.

With a debut like that, it was only a matter of time before A.J. would come back, and when he heard Fright Night V would take place at Arena México, lucha libre's most hallowed ground, on Día de Muertos, Morales knew this was the right place to do it. After some difficulties finding an opponent, Morales ultimately faced Conglomerate leader Damien Miri, wrestling on behalf of the King's Road brand, and came away victorious. Not long after the event, lucha libre peomotion Alianza Campeonato Mexicano, where A.J. was the reigning Mexico City Champion at the time, entered an agreement with 4CW to become its third brand, bringing A.J. into the fold, and he held that gold until the first 4CW-produced episode of ACM Campo de Batalla, where he dropped the title to Mariano Fernandez, concluding a record-breaking 149-day run as champion.

Meanwhile, A.J. crossed over to the Adrenaline roster and became a full-time member there. He formed the tag team Reedvolution with fellow newcomer Bianca Reed, and together, they entered the first-ever Tag Team Into the Future tournament. In their debut match as a team, they defeated Kat Jones and 4CW Hall of Famer Chris Madison in the opening round before losing their semifinal title shot against the recently-crowned American Mangs (American Tommy and Mariano Fernandez), who went on to win the entire tournament. Despite their loss, and their respective singles losses at the Adrenaline after their title shot, Reedvolution put in an impressive enough showing to face the tournament runner-ups, the Sadboiz (Bryan Williams and Persephone Marquis) at Retrograde II, who they defeated in decisive fashion. With that win under their belts, A.J. and Bianca headed into the spring with tag gold on their minds, knowing they had another shot on lock. After a mixed-bag series of singles contests over the next three Adrenalines, with Morales beating Alessandro Quagliaterre before coming up inches short against Eden Connors and Eli Carlson, Reedvolution and American Mangs would face off once again at South Beach Brawl V, a closer affair than last time, but one that still ended with Tommy pinning Bianca to retain the titles.

Not long after that, Showtime abruptly pulled 4CW Adrenaline from the airwaves, leaving King’s Road and the Snuff Fest tournament to fill the void for the next few months. Morales bided his time, focusing on his other commitments, and when the main roster finally returned with the fifth annual Bad Company tournament, he and Bianca were right there in the fray. After two nights and three rounds of brutal competition, Reedvolution faces the American Mangs one last time and finally overcame the odds, winning the tournament, the million dollars, and the 4CW Tag Team Championships they’d been chasing for so long.

With his team’s promise to turn the world upside down fulfilled, A.J. looked to the era of 4CW with hopes of elevating the tag titles’ prestige the same way Manny and Tommy did before him. He got off to a hot start, coming home to the Bay Area and winning a singles match over former 2x 4CW Champion Viduus Morta, but the tag division took a while to present any challengers. As a result, Morales and Reed ended up entering the Warzone of Horrors match for the 4CW Championship at Fright Night VI, a ten-way pileup that saw Bryan Laughlin retain and Morales pull some daredevil stunts before Jeb Fisher and Beau Von Braun put him and themselves through a stack of tables, wiping them all out of the picture. By Winter Wasteland VI, though, Reedvolution finally did have some competition, and they had to face practically all of it at once in a Four Corner Elimination match. That night in New York, Morales saw his team's reign end at the hands of Eden Connors of the Girls Next Door, who pinned Bianca to eliminate Reedvolution before ultimately falling to the eventual winners, Julie Miri and Rebecca Thoreau.

4CW CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD
  • 4CW Tag Team Champion (1x, 122 days w/Bianca Reed)
  • ACM Mexico City Championship* (1x, 149 days)
  • Bad Company V tournament winner (w/Bianca Reed)
* = championship became unaffiliated with 4CW after Morales's reign

OTHER CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD
  • BGDF Yin Yang Championship (4x, final w/Austin Carter)
  • XWA Hardcore Championship (7x)
  • XWA World Tag Team Championship (1x, current w/Minka Carter)
  • SPW Pride Championship* (2x)
  • SPW/NVR Tag Team Championship** (1x, w/Christina Idol)
  • SFW 24/7 Championship (1x)
  • SFW World Championship (1x, final)
  • DTW Eternal Warfare Championship (1x)
  • NVR World Championship (1x)
  • San Francisco Openweight Championship (1x, current)
* = Title has since been renamed to Mainstream Wrestling United States Championship
** = Title has since split into Mainstream Wrestling Tag Team Championship and NVR World Tag Team Championship; Morales & Idol recognized in both lineages


REGULAR ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION

”WRATH TO THE INDUSTRY!”

The opening breakdown of "King of Amarillo" by Issues hits the PA, getting a loud, immediate response of cheers from the crowd. The lighting near the entrance turns gold, vapor starts hissing out of the fog machines, and A.J. Morales's highlight reel starts to play on the 'Tron. The Revolution himself emerges from behind the curtain, headbanging along and playing air guitar.

"Get over yourself, they can see right through you /
We are the future like no one ever knew you..."

Once the first verse comes in, A.J. stops the air-guitar and starts walking to the ring, giving fist bumps and high-fives to anyone in the crowd who reaches towards him.

POWERS: "From San Francisco, California, standing six feet tall, weighing in at 187 pounds...The Revolution! A! J! MOOOOOOORALEEEEEES!"

"And I can't wait to say whatever /
And I can't wait to shed some light /
On every little thing you've broken /
And get /
On with my life..."

As the chorus hits, A.J. climbs onto the apron and vaults himself over the top rope with a somersault. He pops up to his feet and throws up a clenched fist salute to the side of the crowd facing the entrance ramp, which his supporters throw right back at him. He repeats this salute on all four sides of the ring, ending with the side facing the hard cam. For this last one, he looks directly into the camera, and after he drops the salute, he mouths “Mírame” before turning to his corner, taking off his jacket and beanie, draping both objects over the ring post, and limbering up for the match.


CHAMPION ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION

”WRATH TO THE INDUSTRY!”

After an interrupting voice clip that cuts off the challenger's music, the opening breakdown of "King of Amarillo" by Issues hits the PA, getting a loud, immediate response of cheers from the crowd. The lighting near the entrance turns gold, vapor starts hissing out of the fog machines, and A.J. Morales's highlight reel starts to play on the 'Tron. The Revolution himself emerges from behind the curtain, headbanging along and playing air guitar on his 4CW [X] Championship belt. He keeps this up until...

"Get over yourself, they can see right through you /
We are the future like no one ever knew you..."

FWOOSH! Columns of fire go up on either side of the ramp right as the first verse kicks in, and A.J. puts the belt on around his waist and starts walking to the ring, giving fist bumps and high-fives to anyone in the crowd who reaches towards him.

POWERS: "From San Francisco, California, standing six feet tall, weighing in at 187 pounds...he is the 4 Corners Wrestling [X] Champion...The Revolution! A! J! MOOOOOOORALEEEEEES!"

"And I can't wait to say whatever /
And I can't wait to shed some light /
On every little thing you've broken /
And get /
On with my life..."

As the chorus hits, A.J. climbs onto the apron and vaults himself over the top rope with a somersault. He pops up to his feet, takes off the belt in one quick motion, runs to climb to the middle turnbuckle of the nearest corner, and throws up a raised-fist salute to the crowd. He repeats this for the remaining four corners, ending with his own. When he gets there, he looks right into the SkyCam, mouthing along with the lyrics as he holds the belt up. Once the chorus ends, he jumps down, takes off his entrance jacket and beanie, then hands the [X] Championship belt to the referee. A.J. starts squaring up in the corner, psyching himself up for the war to come...


HANDLER INFORMATION
NAME: Rev
AGE: 21
EXPERIENCE: 1.5 Years
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: Twitter

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