Chris Brookes (born 24 August 1991) is an English professional wrestler who works for Japanese promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), where he is a current DDT Extreme Division Champion in his first reign, while also being a former two-time and the inaugural DDT Universal Champion.
Brookes also works for various promotions on the independent circuit and alongside Kid Lykos, they formed the tag team "CCK" and have collectively they also added Jonathan Gresham and Travis Banks for a derivation of CCK the "Commonwealth Catch Kings" with Banks and the "Calamari Catch Kings" with Gresham. Brookes and Lykos collectively held the Attack! Tag Team Championship in Attack! Pro Wrestling, the CZW World Tag Team Championship in Combat Zone Wrestling, the FCP Tag Team Championship in Fight Club: Pro, the Progress Tag Team Championship in Progress Wrestling, and the SWE Tag Team Championship in Southside Wrestling Entertainment.
Professional wrestling career
DDT Pro-Wrestling (2019–present)
Following weeks of vingettes of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Jon Moxley's debut, led to the speculation of being Brookes or Moxley. In June DDT aired a parody vingette of Moxley's debut, announcing Brookes to the wrestler to debut on DDT. After making his debut, he notably began teaming with Masahiro Takanashi dubbing themselves as "CDK" (Calamari Drunken Kings). On July 15 at Wrestle Peter Pan, Brookes and Takanashi defeated Moonlight Express (MAO and Mike Bailey). On July 21 at Summer Vacation, Brookes unsuccessfully challenged Konosuke Takeshita for the KO-D Openweight Championship. From November 29 until December 14, Brookes took part in the 2020 D-Oh Grand Prix, where finished his block with a record of three wins, one draw and two losses, finishing tied with Tetsuya Endo in the first place. On December 14, Brookes was defeated by Endo in the deciding match for the spot in the finals of the tournament.
In January 2020, Brookes announced that he would be moving to Japan for the whole year to work more regularly for DDT. On February 23, at Into The Fight, Brookes defeated Takeshita to become the inaugural DDT Universal Champion. He lost the title to Daisuke Sasaki on March 20 at Judgement. On June 27, 2020 Brookes won the title back from Sasaki. At Ultimate Party Brookes lost the title to Yuki Ueno on November 3, 2020. On March 14, 2021 at Day Dream Believer, Brookes defeated Shunma Katsumata to win DDT Extreme Division Championship. In May, Brookes and Antonio Honda took part in the 2021 Ultimate Tag League, finishing the tournament with a record of one wins and three losses, failing to win the tournament.
- Finishing moves
- Bacchus (Rolling cross-armed ranhei)
- Bridging cross-legged deathlock pin
- Elevator Action Death Parade (La Ayakita)
- Octopus hold
- One More Round (High-angle legtrap crucifix pin)
- Praying Mantis Bomb (Double underhook piledriver)
- Signature moves
- Death by Roll-Up (Wheelbarrow victory roll)
- Diving foot stomp
- Michinoku driver
- Multiple dropkick variations
- Missile dropkick, sometimes as a flapjack counter
- Multiple suplex variations
- Multiple dive variations
- Suicide dive
- Suicide somersault senton
- Pop-up powerbomb
- Running uppercut
- Springboard cutter
- Springboard clothesline
- Standing senton bomb
- Whiplash to a rope hung opponent
- Yakuza Kick (Running big boot to a cornered opponent)
- "Calamari Catch King"
- Entrance themes
- "Human Fly" by The Cramps
Championships and accomplishments
- DDT Pro-Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #291 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
- PWI ranked him #416 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2018