Name: Cyrus Truth
"The Messiah of Hardcore"
Date of Birth: November 25, 1985
Place of Birth: Allegedly Dayton, OH
Currently Billed From: The Long and Winding Road
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 235 pounds
Gimmick: Cool, calm, and extremely confident, Cyrus Truth believes in a philosophy of hardship and overcoming challenges that he calls "The Long and Winding Road." As such, Cyrus is not one to take shortcuts to reach his goals, but he isn't above using mind games to confuse and aggravate would-be opponents. Outside of the ring, Cyrus rarely raises his voice, preferring to use metaphors, story-telling, and direct language to get his message across rather than screaming at the top of his lungs like a lunatic. Cyrus's passion instead comes out in the ring, where he takes on all opponents head-on, seeing them as obstacles in his path, blocking him from his objectives. Cyrus loves a challenge, and he’s often smirking as he’s competing in his matches.
Wrestling Style: American-based mat technician with puroresu and hardcore wrestling influences
Quick throat slash before the match begins, directed at his opponent
Sits on top turnbuckle during opponent's entrance, pretending not to care (does this with anyone who hasn’t earned his respect or if he’s facing someone for the first time)
Catchphrases: "See you on the Long and Winding Road," "Don't say I didn't warn you."
Entrance theme: "I'll Cast a Shadow" by Pantera
Multiple DDT Variants
Rear chinlock (with a knee in the spine)
Suicide dive through the ropes to an opponent outside of the ring
Snap swinging neckbreaker
First Five Steps: Five rapid stomps to an opponent’s head, driving them into the turnbuckle
Broken Path: Stomp to the back of the knee of an standing opponent, then a running big boot to the skull while the opponent is kneeling
Descent Into Shadow: Reverse Death Valley Driver
Nail in the Coffin: Top rope moonsault flip into a foot stomp
Exile's Edge: Argentina backbreaker into neckbreaker
Shattered Pride: Inverted atomic drop into a belly-to-belly suplex
Swift Vengeance: Fireman’s carry into a single-knee gutbuster
Delusion Crusher: Fisherman driver
Madman's Detour: Dropkick using an opponent's knee for leverage
Storming the Gate: Hammerlock Guillotine DDT
Screw Your Destiny: Top rope senton flip into a legdrop
Boulevard of Misery: Leaping splash to an opponent in the corner, followed by a reverse STO
Signature Submission Moves:
The Long Road to Nowhere: Crucifix Neck Crank
Testing One’s Resolve: High-angle sharpshooter with a knee to the opponent’s spine
Where Is Your Bravado Now?!: Inverted facelock with a body scissors
Regular Finishing Move:
Journey’s End: Fireman's Carry into a Sit-Out Belly-To-Belly Piledriver
Previous Experience: Been RPing for close to a year, mainly on WWEU before it shut down. Also did CT and GM for a somewhat successful, small-scale e-fed in the past.
Injury History: Nothing major that resulted in time away from the ring
Name of character representative: CM Punk
And now, for the promo…
There’s a light fog covering what looks to be a long forgotten dirt road in the middle of nowhere. It’s just a few minutes before total sunset, so there’s still a bit of light out piercing through the haze. Standing on the side of the road is a man wearing a black overcoat with his hood up, his face obscured. The man starts walking down the road towards the west, and as he’s walking he begins to speak.
Man: In the world of professional wrestling, there is some debate as to what makes a man a star, and in turn what makes that star a legend. Some would argue one’s skills in the ring, some would insist that it’s that wrestler’s ability to speak and engage the crowd, and others still would say that it’s the connections that wrestler makes with management and how well they play the political game. For me, what separates the good from the great and the great from the legendary is one’s resolve. You see, resolve is what makes a man go above and beyond what is expected of him and pushed him to surpass his own limitations. Resolve is what allows a mortal man to become something more, giving him the strength to overcome staggering odds and seemingly-unbreakable obstacles. It is that belief that drives my philosophy…that of the Long and Winding Road.
The man lowers his hood, revealing his face to the world.
Cyrus Truth: My name is Cyrus Truth. I have been called “The Exile,” and my path has led me to CWA. I may not be the strongest, the fastest, or the smartest wrestler that's ever graced a CWA ring. But what I am is the most determined…and it is my resolve that will allow me to overcome anyone who steps in that ring to challenge me. CWA stars, prepare yourselves…things are about to get a whole lot more difficult for you very soon. See you on the Long and Winding Road…
Cyrus flashes a confident smirk as he pulls his hood up and heads down the road, disappearing into the fog…