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Arik Cannon
Arik Cannon
Born December 23 1981 (1981-12-23) (age 38)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Arik Cannon[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Trained By Midwest Pro Wrestling
Eddie Sharkey
Sheik Adanan Al-Kaisey
Mike Quackenbush
Skayde
Chris Hero
Debut December 22, 2001

  Arik Cannon (born December 23, 1981) is an American professional wrestler known for competing in companies such as Dragon Gate USA.

CareerEdit

Dragon Gate (2007-2008)Edit

In October 2007, Cannon went to Japan for a tour with Dragon Gate and was brought into the Muscle Outlawz faction by Naruki Doi along with fellow gaijins Kevin Steen and Jimmy Rave.

Dragon Gate USA (2009–2013)Edit

On September 6, 2009, Cannon made his debut for Dragon Gate USA at the tapings of the promotion's second pay-per-view titled Untouchable. He would wrestle in an eight-way dark match, which was won by Johnny Gargano.[2] After making several appearances for the promotion in 2010, Cannon was entered into the Breakout Challenge tournament on April 1, 2011. After defeating AR Fox, Facade and Shiima Xion in his first round match, Cannon defeated Jimmy Rave in the finals to win the tournament.[3] Two days later at Open the Ultimate Gate, Cannon and Sami Callihan wrestled in a six–way match, before deciding to walk out on the match. Later in the event, Cannon and Callihan announced they would be forming a tag team named the D.U.F. (Dirty Ugly Fucks) and defeated the Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis and Kory Chavis) in their first match together.[4][5] On June 5 at Enter The Dragon 2011, Cannon and Callihan were joined by Pinkie Sanchez, before picking up a major win over the tag team of Open the Dream Gate Champion Masaaki Mochizuki and Susumu Yokosuka.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Cannon is currently an assistant coach at The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling, a training facility led by WWE alumini Shawn Daivari and Ken Anderson.[7]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Anarchist Hammer (Inverted Death Valley driver)[1][8]
    • Glimmering Warlock (Step-up enzuigiri to the back of a kneeling opponent's head while using their knee for leverage)[1][8]
    • Total Anarchy[1] (Twisting brainbuster)[8][9]
  • Signature moves
    • Arm trap swinging neckbreaker
    • Brainbuster[8]
    • Fallaway slam
    • Inverted facelock neckbreaker slam[1]
    • Multiple suplex variations
  • Nicknames

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Dragon Gate USA
    • Breakout Challenge (2011)[3]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #200 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2011[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 WSX bio . MTV. Retrieved on 2009-11-30.
  2. Radican, Sean 2009-12-17. Ongoing DGUSA "Open The Untouchable Gate" PPV Taping Results (Jacobs debuts) . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2011-04-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McNeill, Charles 2011-04-04. 4/1 DGUSA in Burlington, N.C.: Live report on CIMA vs. Gargano standout match, PAC & Ricochet vs. Taylor & Tozawa, Helms, Fairplay, Rave . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  4. Tylwalk, Nick 2011-04-05. Austin Aries pulls a swerve at Dragon Gate USA's Open the Ultimate Gate 2011 . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2011-04-06.
  5. News alerts . Dragon Gate USA. Archived from the original on 2011-04-05. Retrieved on 2011-04-05.
  6. Devries, Eric 2011-06-03. 6/5 DGUSA in New York City: Live perspective on Internet PPV event with technical issues - DGUSA Title match, six-man tag, Fray! . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2011-06-09.
  7. Staff .
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Arik Cannon profile . Cagematch. Retrieved on 2014-11-23.
  9. Dragon Gate USA Freedom Fight 2011 .
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Chikara Fans profile . Chikara Fans. Retrieved on 2010-05-12.
  11. "PWI 500": 101–200 . Pro Wrestling Illustrated (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2011-08-08.

External linksEdit

Chikara Profile

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