"Anyone who is too nice cannot be trusted. I'll leave them writhing in my wake!"
6'3" - 264lbs | 10 Years of Experience
» Zachary Hanson|Hails From|
» Melbourne, Australia
» April 25, 1988 (29)|Fighting Style|
» Zachary is rather simple in fighting, as his character focuses more on his natural charisma and way with words. Think Bobby Roode. He uses all the easily identifiable moves, sans high-flying and acrobatic styles. He likes to trash talk while in submissions/rest holds, and enjoys playing with the crowd's emotions, sometimes letting the face seem like they're going to get off a big move and then striking with a low blow when the ref isn't looking. He doesn't mind playing dirty, as it is just a means to an end, the end being the AWE Championship.|Signature Moves|
» Eye Gouge
» Rope Hung Forearms
but with his opponent one the other side of the barricade so the crowd can watch up-close.
» Stalled Suplex|Finisher|
» Sitout Electric Chair Facebuster
» Electric Chair off of the Top Rope (For the big matches)|Theme|
» Is this epic enough?|Gimmick|
» Zachary's gimmick is that he is the dirty heel that the fans love to hate. His promo work after 10 years of experience leads to him being able to play with the crowd and improv when they start chanting something. He purposely riles them up by beginning every promo acting as a face would, then insulting his rival at the time, which easily gives him some heat.|Face or Heel|
» Natural Heel|Backstage Rep|
» Zack is a well-respected and valuable member of the backstage crew, not just because of his in-ring work, but from the years of respect he's gained helping out the back. Each night he gets in early, leaves late and makes sure everyone does their bit in helping the show run smoothly. Whenever he's got spare time he sits down with creative to see where they think his character should be headed, and always tries to help them decide on the best choice for Wake.
As such, Zack understands and is confident in the booking decisions in relation to his character, whether it be win, lose or draw. He's fine with helping the young ones get over, since he has been there, and will do everything in his power to help them succeed. Zachary cares deeply about the business, and it shows.|Other|
» Zachary is currently involved in an angle/feud with his "student", Owen Sparks. Even though Zack is a heel through and through, and Owen is the new, overconfident babyface, Zack is attempting to take Sparks under his wing and nurture him into a heel.
» In his time Zachary has had many shots at the big one, the AWE Championship, but has always come up short in the big matches. The closest he got to officially owning the belt was when he knocked out the referee, allowing him to strike his then-rival Drayden down with weapons. However, the decision was reversed, causing quite the stir-up and made his and Drayden's rivalry all the better.
» Zachary is a former three-time AWE Intercontinental Champion, and all three of those runs were quite meaningful, helping Zachary ascend to the upper-midcard rather quickly. The last of these runs ended around 9 months ago, but all of them lasted over 3 months. Since then, Zachary has taken a bit more of a back seat, returning to the midcard, but still making (failed) attempts at championships every now and again. When he isn't being used in storylines or championship matches, Zachary is the perfect guy for a 3-Way/4-Way #1 Contender Match (Think of Sami Zayn/Baron Corbin, in this respect).
» Zachary also had an short stint as AWE Tag Team Champion in a time when the tag division was particularly weak, teaming with a rather eccentric fellow named Senji Veryhurt, a stereotypical strong style Japanese wrestler.
» Face Claim: Ryan Botha