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CARLO CANNON

Division: Men’s
Underworld Status: Underworld Champion - Seasoned
Also known as: Cash Money
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Once the undisputed king of Australian professional wrestling, a few years ago Carlo “Cash Money” Cannon found himself in something of a slump. Down on his luck and brokenhearted, Carlo considered giving it all away when he was serendipitously invited to the mysterious Underworld Club. In the beginning, Underworld’s fast-paced style of combat threw the veteran for a loop, leading to a series of losses when he first joined the club. After a year of struggling to stay on the board, Carlo realized that his problems had more to do with his mental state than his wrestling skill. Facing up to his inner demons, Carlo soon rose through the ranks of the Underworld and scored his first championship win.

A champion once again, Carlo’s career gained a new lease on life. Carlo lived up to his “Cash Money” nickname by splurging his championship winnings on fine suits, cars, and wild parties in the most exclusive of clubs. But despite his appreciation for the finer things in life, Carlo has more than proved himself equal of Underworld’s championship, retaining the title for over two years and defending it against those worthy to climb Underworld’s punishing and competitive league ladder. Most recently, it is the new President of Underworld, Lord Mark Williamson who seems hellbent on prying the championship out of Carlo’s hands by any means necessary.

But as one-half of Underworld’s reigning champions, Carlo finds himself targeted by everyone from the new President to current members, old and new. As the the club emerges from the shadows, Carlo Cannon continues to dominate the main event scene, however, this time it is in front of a public, global fanfare. And Carlo has welcomed this public status with the Championship in hand, and a self-assured smirk on his lips. With the eyes of the Underworld faithful on him, Carlo Cannon is poised to lead Underworld Wrestling into a new future.

Facts:

  • Carlo has trained many of Underworld’s upstarts, including Simon Oath, Slickback Cash and Zhan Wen

ERIKA REID

Division: Women’s
Underworld Status: Underworld Champion - Novice
Assosiated With: Syd Parker, Lord Mark Williamson, The Claw
Also Known As: The Dreamtime Voodoo Witch
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

The Claw’s dominion over the Underworld may have begun with Lord Mark ascending to the presidency, but it was Erika Reid that solidified their power. As the personal protege of Lord Mark Williamson, The Dreamtime Voodoo Witch was part of The Claw’s vanguard force, quickly securing an Underworld Championship and making it clear that The Claw had not come to play games.

While some may consider her love of rats and voodoo dolls eccentric, Erika has proven time and again that she is no laughing matter. More than a mere athlete, she is a connoisseur of violence in its many decadent forms and takes pleasure in introducing anarchy into every match she’s in. As Lord Mark’s most effective enforcer, she seems to support his destructive goals with wholehearted enthusiasm. If the world is to burn, then Erika Reid will undoubtedly light the first fires.

While Erika undoubtedly is concerned with keeping her Underworld Championship (going so far as to refer to it as “her home” and protecting it just as fiercely) it remains to be seen whether The Claw can truly control such an agent of chaos. Much of Lord Mark’s hopes are pinned on Erika retaining the title, but does Erika care more about her mentor’s goals or her own love of destruction? Whatever her motives may be, one thing is for sure; The Dreamtime Voodoo Witch is the Women’s Division’s worst nightmare.

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LORD MARK WILLIAMSON

Role: President (2018)
Underworld Status: Veteran
Associated With: The Claw
Also Known As: Second In Command
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

An Underworld member since 2003, Lord Mark Williamson was, until recently, just another member of the club. But for nearly fifteen years, Mark watched the Underworld from the shadows, learning the inner workings of the club as he came and went multiple times.

In late 2017, he returned again to the Underworld, but this time, he didn’t return alone.

Flanked by a small legion of mysterious figures dubbed the “Manifestations of Violence”, Lord Mark returned to Underworld as the enigmatic leader of The Claw. In short order, the Claw quickly seized control of Underworld’s Board of Directors and captured one of the Underworld Championships with the assistance of Erika Reid. But while the Claw’s victory was shocking, Mark’s next move was more shocking still. After centuries of secrecy, the newly minted President threw open the doors to the Underworld and invited humanity to rediscover a dark and primal love of violence.

But while Lord Mark’s short tenure as president has already been revolutionary, the Underworld is a means to an end...the end of the world to be precise. Lord Mark believes that by possessing both championships, he can grant The Claw more than just undisputed authority of the Underworld; it grants them the power to literally bring about The End of All Things. Whether Lord Mark has finally gone mad or not remains to be seen, but The Claw already has one championship in their possession.

Who knows what will happen if Lord Mark Williamson gets his hands on both...

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THE MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Not much is known about the Manifestations of Violence other than that they are religiously devoted to Lord Mark Williamson and obey his every command.

However, when the boss’ back is turned, you may catch them letting their hoods down and lackadaisically enjoying their new cushy status in the Underworld Club.

Facts:

  • Each one of the Manifestations run Underworld’s official social media accounts on behalf of The Claw
  • They enjoy memes and leisure squatting

THE MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Not much is known about the Manifestations of Violence other than that they are religiously devoted to Lord Mark Williamson and obey his every command.

However, when the boss’ back is turned, you may catch them letting their hoods down and lackadaisically enjoying their new cushy status in the Underworld Club.

Facts:

  • Each one of the Manifestations run Underworld’s official social media accounts on behalf of The Claw
  • They enjoy memes and leisure squatting

THE MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Not much is known about the Manifestations of Violence other than that they are religiously devoted to Lord Mark Williamson and obey his every command.

However, when the boss’ back is turned, you may catch them letting their hoods down and lackadaisically enjoying their new cushy status in the Underworld Club.

Facts:

  • Each one of the Manifestations run Underworld’s official social media accounts on behalf of The Claw
  • They enjoy memes and leisure squatting

THE MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Not much is known about the Manifestations of Violence other than that they are religiously devoted to Lord Mark Williamson and obey his every command.

However, when the boss’ back is turned, you may catch them letting their hoods down and lackadaisically enjoying their new cushy status in the Underworld Club.

Facts:

  • Each one of the Manifestations run Underworld’s official social media accounts on behalf of The Claw
  • They enjoy memes and leisure squatting

THE MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Not much is known about the Manifestations of Violence other than that they are religiously devoted to Lord Mark Williamson and obey his every command.

However, when the boss’ back is turned, you may catch them letting their hoods down and lackadaisically enjoying their new cushy status in the Underworld Club.

Facts:

  • Each one of the Manifestations run Underworld’s official social media accounts on behalf of The Claw
  • They enjoy memes and leisure squatting

JUSTINE

Role: Director
Underworld Status: Seasoned
Also Known As: The Community Manager, Astrid (by Mark)
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Before she learned of the Underworld, Justine made a name for herself in the wrestling community by drawing fanart. But when she was commissioned to paint her personal trainer, Carlo Cannon, with a championship from a promotion she didn’t recognise, she suspected secrets were being kept from her. After pressuring him for information, Carlo eventually caved and invited Justine to the Underworld, later nominating her for membership. Suddenly, she found herself sneaking away on the third Friday of every month to watch the exclusive spectacle of Melbourne’s oldest fight club.

The pro-wrestling industry, notorious for having tightly closed doors to anyone who wants to enter its domain, did not want Justine as anything more than another innocent, optimistic fan. But Underworld was different, and in the club that welcomed everyone regardless of their background, Justine found a home and community. When Justine learned of the yearly election, she decided to take a leap of faith, and run for Underworld President. She had a wild idea; bring Underworld into the 21st century by relaxing the secrecy of the club, taking the company public, and showcasing it’s game-changing rules and inclusivity policy to the world. It took a few months, but eventually fellow members came around to the idea and Justine was confident that she would be elected president in 2018.

Mere months before the election, Justine’s plans were dashed when fellow member Lord Mark Williamson returned, founded The Claw and brought in his horde of hooded devotees, the Manifestations of Violence. Lord Mark won the presidency by a landslide, and his Manifestations took every spot on the Board of Directors, except one. With the popular vote from existing members, Justine was elected a Director, and while she does not have the power which Lord Mark possesses, she was granted access to the sacred Underworld Club archives.

Time will only tell what secrets Justine will uncover... and what she will do when she finds them.

Facts:

  • Justine and Lord Mark are in constant contact via phone calls, some of which can be accessed on Underworld’s soundcloud.
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LORD ANDY COYNE

Role: The Witness
Underworld Status: Newcomer
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Lord Andy Coyne entered Underworld Wrestling with one job; to verbally illustrate The End of all Things to the world. However, he did not come willingly. Much like Benny English, it was a long, nearly forgotten, past with Lord Mark Williamson (before he fell to the clutches of madness) that would come back to bite him in the arse. For Underworld needed an international voice, and Andy was the most experienced in the country.

When Andy began to report to the wrestling community about the alleged presence of a secrecretive underground fight club, he had no idea of the kind of trouble he was about to get involved in. With every clue he tracked down, every scoop he reported, Andy was unknowingly applying for a commentator position until his services were demanded. Andy was defiant against Lord Mark’s orders until threats were made. Not against Andy himself, but against his twin brother, Roodie Coyne. Roodie had been missing for months, and by coincidence (we hope) had taken refuge in the Australia’s oldest fight club.

And so, he had no choice. With each coming show, Andy hopes that perhaps that night will be the night when Lord Mark finally shows a shred of human decency, and allows Roodie to go home.

AVARY

Division: Women's
Underworld Status: Seasoned
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Once in a long while, there is a member of the Underworld who joins without being nominated; one who manages to discover the Underworld on their own and seize membership for themselves. Avary is one of those rare members. The first clue about the existence of the Underworld Club was in the form of a bookmark in Melbourne State Library. She was drawn to the dragon mark, and suddenly began to see it everywhere; stickers on the back of traffic signs, graffiti on walls in alleys, and etched into cobblestone pathways. Eventually, this led her to the Underworld Club, and by sheer intuition alone, she became the first non-nominated Underworld member in nearly fifteen years.

While she hasn’t bragged about the rarity of her Underworld Membership status, something seemed to awaken within Avary when she was inducted into the club; an air of importance which wasn’t there before. She smiles when appropriate, and pretends she is part of the crowd, but anyone who knew her before Underworld can’t deny there is a different glint in her eye… almost as though the Underworld triggered a metamorphosis of sorts.

Since joining Underworld, Avary has been working harder and training longer; almost as if under a dark spell. One only needs to see the way Avary looks at the Underworld Championship to wonder if it catalyzed this new fire within Avary. In fact, she’s been so driven that the news of Underworld going public did not appear to affect her. It seems nothing else matters to her but the image of herself standing above an unwashed masses, holding the Championship high overhead.

History dictates that those who find the Underworld on their own never do so by accident, and it may only be a matter of time before we all witness Avary’s dark destiny.

BENNY ENGLISH

Role: Manager
Underworld Status: Veteran
Associated With: The Claw, Waterman
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

No stranger to the world of professional wrestling, Benny English has always had his hands in the business. As a bookie, manager, and promoter of talent, Benny has been a modern-day ringmaster for some of Australia’s biggest promotions. A long time friend and associate of Lord Mark Williamson, Benny was nominated for Underworld membership and took to the club like a fish to water.

The only thing Benny likes more than making fights is making money off fights, and he is very good at doing both. Having been part of Underworld for a decade, Benny understands the unique system of wrestling better than most; a talent he uses in exploiting managing Underworld wrestlers. Now that The Claw has taken control of Underworld, Benny is in the best position he’s been in a long time. Per Lord Mark’s request, Benny has become Underworld’s premiere talent scout, combing seedy dive bars and underground fight pits across Australia’s violent hotspots, in search of tough and willing fighters.

Since Underworld went public, Benny has continued as he always has. Whether Underworld stays underground or becomes mainstream doesn’t matter to Benny as much as keeping his pockets lined with as much of Underworld’s cash as possible. Whether taking care of new wrestlers or finding ringers for The Claw to last the ten-minute gauntlet, you can always trust Benny has only one thing on his mind; making sure that no matter what happens, he comes out on top.

THE GATEKEEPER

Role: Keeper of the Floodgate
Underworld Status: Veteran

History:

A being who transcends age and humanity, the Gatekeeper has been a constant presence of the Underworld, as told in the oldest, most yellow-stained archives. Their role is to guard the sacred Floodgate, to open it and close it as fighters enter and exit the Underworld, and to allow passage to hopefuls if the time limit of a bout is ever reached.

The Gatekeeper is a difficult person(?) to pin down outside of an Underworld show, it seems that their spiritual bond to the fight club is so strong that they only materialise into existence as required.

One thing is for certain, the Gatekeeper has been respected by all who have stepped into the Underworld’s domain, and will continue to be as the company enters its brave new life in the public eye.

GINO GAMBINO

Division: Men’s
Underworld Status: Newcomer
Assosiated With: Lord Mark Williamson, The Claw
Also Known As: Mr. Juicy
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Four days before their first public opening, the Underworld Club came under fire from one of the most prominent figures in the Australian wrestling scene. Gino Gambino, an industry veteran with dozens of accolades under his belt, had heard whisperings of the existence of an exclusive fight club in Melbourne for years, but it was not until he discovered Underworld along with the rest of the world, through Kickstarter, that his theories were proven right.

Incensed that a wrestler of his renown had never received an invitation, Gino blasted the company on social media, earning both Lord Mark Williamson’s attention and an invitation to the Underworld’s premiere event.

At Underworld 1 he interrupted the show, taking to the ring and announcing himself as the best super-heavyweight in the world. Despite many of his friends and peers being a part of the Underworld for years and despite wrestling in rings across the world, Gino had never received an offer of membership. Sensing an opportunity and recognizing Gino’s potential, Lord Mark cut him a deal, granting Gino membership and adding another fighter to the growing ranks of The Claw.

After being kept in the dark for years, Gino is hellbent on making his presence felt. Whether he’s a true disciple of Lord Mark’s cause or not, Gino’s strength is bound to cause more than its fair share of destruction. As the Underworld steps into the light of day, one can’t help but feel as though maybe the reason that it took so long for Gino to get a membership was that no one wanted him as competition. But like it or not, Gino Gambino has finally arrived in Underworld, ready to vent his displeasure on the Underworld wrestlers who spurned him for so long.

JACKSON KELLY

Divison: Men's
Underworld Status: Seasoned
Also Known As: The Beach Bum Booter
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

When Jackson Kelly received an invitation to compete at Underworld Wrestling, he was not aware that it would become an outlet for a darkness which had existed deep within his soul. The smell of sweat and blood on the canvas and the cheering of Underworld’s elite members awakened something in Jackson that he had never felt before; a natural and almost primal sense of satisfaction that came with pure, beautiful violence. As Jackson became more experienced in the Underworld, as did his popularity among the Underworld elite.

Underworld gave something to Jackson. A place where he is allowed to be his truest self, far away from expectations of his day-to-day suburban life, where some have gone so far as to regard him as nothing more than a beach bum. Insults which are water to a duck’s back for Jackson, who prefers to spend his time amongst nature, rather than with people. And as in nature, Underworld is ruled by unchangeable laws that must be respected and no one respects natural laws quite like Jackson does. He respects Underworld for what it is; a place of primal beauty that allows people to awaken their full, dark potential.

But just like every vagrant defends their secret spot, Jackson was wary of Underworld going public, fearing his place of refuge would become polluted by the unwashed masses. Lacking the power to block such a change, Jackson was forced to watch his sanctuary be opened to the masses. For now, he waits for the perfect opportunity, like a surfer would wait for the perfect wave, and when his tide finally comes in, you can bet that Jackson Kelly will be riding high on it.

JXT

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Newcomer
Also Known As: The JayStick
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

The first man in the first match at Underworld’s first public event, JXT effectively led Underworld into the public eyes. A seasoned veteran of the Australian wrestling scene, The JayStick received a personal invitation from Underworld’s newly minted President to compete in the opening match of Underworld 1. His thrilling performance earned him both the hearts of the Underworld faithful as well as a full membership in the formerly secret club.

A wrestler by trade and entrepreneur by reputation, JXT has spread his name across the country and across the world. His never say die attitude has earned him both fan acclaim and a number of prestigious championships. “Quit” appears to be a word missing from JXT’s personal dictionary and his track record of bashing his way through the competition through sheer grit and determination has served him well in the past. Confident in his own abilities (some might say too confident), JXT is ready to test his mettle against the best Underworld has to offer.

But even though The JayStick has made his name outside the Underworld Club, he’s still considered a relative novice as far as the club is concerned. His performance at Underworld 1 may have won him the respect of Underworld’s new public crowd, but he has a ways to go before he proves himself to the pre-existing Underworld elite. But JXT has never been one to back away from a challenge... even if the odds stacked against him have never been greater.

PITBULL

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Veteran
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

In the Underworld, there are veterans, and then there’s Pitbull. A fixture of the Underworld for as long as anyone can remember, Pitbull has been cracking skulls for over twenty-five years. He would probably be a good source of Underworld stories… if anyone was ever brave enough to speak to him. His quiet, glowering presence has made him few friends over the years; the rumors that his absences from the Underworld were due to extended jail stays doing little to make him more approachable.

Pitbull’s fearsome reputation as a brutal, hard nosed competitor only adds to the intimidation factor. Though his motivations are a mystery, one can speculate that Underworld fights are the easiest (legal) way for a man of his talents to make money. His lengthy tenure in the Underworld has granted Pitbull the skill, cunning, and flat out treachery needed to succeed in the club’s cutthroat arena. But despite never having lost a match, the Underworld Championship has always eluded him.

No one can say what Pitbull’s feelings are about the Underworld going public...mostly because no one is brave enough to ask him. It remains to be seen if someone who thrived in Underworld’s dark, secretive atmosphere can thrive with the spotlight on him. But anyone who thinks he’s past his prime should remember one thing; there’s a reason Pitbull has lasted as long as he has, and those who step too close to this junkyard dog just might get bit.

SAM ADDISON

Role: Referee
Underworld Status: Seasoned
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Behind the floodgate there are many terrifying warriors. Fighters of steel vengeance and cold hearts, who revel in the cry of their opponents and lick their lips at the prospect of their next appearance in the Underworld. However, perhaps one of the most truly feared beings is the holy head referee of Underworld Wrestling, Sam Addison.

Charged with the sacred task of upholding the rules of the Underworld, Sam is above mere mortals with the sacred duty to declare rightful winners and strip points of all who oppose him. One may not believe if from meeting him, Sam has been refereeing matches in the Underworld for many years and his influence is vast among the roster.

The consequences of crossing Sam in and out of the ring are dire, as he holds the power to strip a fighter of all their points, and send them back to the bottom of the pile to sorrily pick themselves up again.

SIMON OATH

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

Follow: Instagram

History:

To Simon Oath, the Underworld is more than just a battlefield; it’s his legacy. Nominated to the club by his father, a former Underworld competitor, Simon dove into the Underworld to fulfill his father’s dream of championship gold. But what Simon had in pedigree, he lacked in fighting skills until Carlo Cannon offered to train him, turning him from a complete novice into a earnest young contender for the Championship.

Picking up right where his father left off before his career came to a brutal end, Simon looks to gain both the Underworld Championship and his father’s approval in the process. No one knows who it was that incapacitated Simon’s father, though the Underworld rumor mill suggests that Pitbull was the one to dash his championship dreams for good. Whether this is true or not, Simon is as determined to avenge his father’s injury as he is to establish himself as a true Underworld player.

Unlike his contemporaries, Simon seems to have little opinion on the Underworld going public (so focused on taking advantage of the floodgate opening that he didn’t even know it had happened). But Simon’s family are indebted to Lord Mark Williamson’s forces for reasons no one (not even Simon) is quite sure of. One can only assume his future in the Underworld will involve supporting The Claw’s apocalyptic mission, but Simon seems to have his own goals in mind. While his father fought in the exclusive era of Underworld’s past, Simon will be the one to represent his family legacy in Underworld’s new chapter.

Facts:

  • You can follow him on Wickr @simonoath
  • His favourite pastimes are drinking VB and havin’ a punt on the pokies

SLADE MERCER

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Seasoned
Also Known As: The Mercenary
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Slade “The Mercenary” Mercer is something of an enigma, even by the usually cryptic standards of the Underworld. No one is quite sure who nominated him; he just showed up to the club one day and was uncooperative when it came to divulging who had introduced him for membership. No one has claimed responsibility for inviting this sharp, tactical fighter to compete and little is known about Mercer’s past or motivations.

What is known is that Slade Mercer is a cunning wrestler that backs his considerable talent up with a keen tactical mind. Fully living up to his “Mercenary” moniker, Mercer seems content only to brutalize his competition and collect a paycheck for doing so. Violence is his trade, and Mercer is a master craftsman. The political turmoil surrounding Underworld’s transition into a public club seems to have passed Mercer by as he seems to be content being Underworld’s resident soldier of fortune.

But despite his mercenary persona, there is evidence that Mercer may care about more than just the numbers on his paycheck. Underworld going public seems to have caused a rare spot of discomfort that he hasn’t yet acknowledged. Since the public unveiling, he seems to be watching the other wrestlers from the shadows, silently observing the club’s inner workings. Whatever his true feelings are, Mercer keeps them close to his chest.

The only thing that’s certain is that nobody wants to end up on the top of Slade Mercer’s hit list.

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SLICKBACK CASH

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Novice
Associated With: The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Born the son of a low-rent pimp in a rough part of town, Slickback Cash grew up committing petty crime, watching old kung-fu movies, and dreaming of the day he would get his chance to become a professional wrestler. He recently got that chance in an unexpected way, falling into The Claw’s clutches through a series of unfortunate mishaps. To avoid a certain beatdown, Cash revealed that he was the descendant of the family that invented the mythical Ironhand finisher. Seeing an opportunity, Lord Mark Williamson offered him the chance to pay off his debt by joining The Claw and using his Ironhand on all who would oppose them.

The only problem was that Cash had no idea how to use the Ironhand. While he didn’t lie about his family’s heritage, the particulars of the Ironhand have eluded him. So far, he’s managed to fake his way through the Underworld with a combination of moxy and fighting skills gleaned from the finest martial arts movies Hong Kong has ever produced. But it’s only a matter of time before Lord Mark realizes that Slickback Cash isn’t the kung fu protege he claimed to be...

Staying alive and mastering the Ironhand have been Cash’s main concerns coming into Underworld and as such, he hasn’t had much time to involve himself in the intrigue surrounding Underworld’s pubic debut. While he’s concerned that being on the public stage might lead to some petty theft charges coming back to bite him, he has to admit that it’s pretty cool to be on TV like his martial arts heroes. And while some of Underworld’s more seasoned veterans might look down on The Claw’s novice, one can only guess what will happen if Slickback Cash finally does master his family’s secret technique...

SYD PARKER

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Novice
Assossiated With: Erika Reid
Also Known As: The Jurassic Punk

First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

When Erika Reid debuted in the Underworld, she brought more than her impressive fighting skills; she brought a violent reptilian spirit named Syd Parker. An inseperable bond forged through The Dreamtime, Syd is Erika’s longtime familiar and companion. Together they share two abiding loves; complete anarchy, and each other.

Syd’s animal mannerisms and bizzare body paint have raised more than a few eyebrows. But anyone writing Syd off as a mere madman quickly learns that he has the skill and primal ferocity of a velociraptor on the prowl. Beholden to The Dreamtime Voodoo Witch, Syd acts as Erika’s shield and attack raptor as Erika strives to bring about The End of All Things with The Claw.

However, The Claw and Lord Mark Williamson‘s goals have been met by an impartial attitude from Syd as he continues to cause as much mayhem as humanly(?) possible. Lord Mark has granted Syd ample opportunity to indulge his penchant for violence, but it remains to be seen if he can keep Syd in line. For now though, Syd works towards Erika’s apocalyptic vision, racing towards the end of the world with his partner by his side.

MOHAMAD ALI VAEZ

Role: Commentator
Underworld Status: Novice
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

History:

Mohamad Ali Vaez learned of the existence of Underworld Wrestling along with the rest of the world when it was revealed to the public through Kickstarter. Someone who has made paychecks by luring out the dark side of opponents as a competitor of wrestling, Vaez wondered how it was possible that the existence of the Underworld had been kept a secret from him for so long.

Perhaps the most brilliant method of entering the Underworld compared to his peers, Vaez offered his services as a commentator and managed to penetrate the fortifications of The Claw HQ long before Underworld’s first public show. In his short tenure as the voice of Underworld, he adjusted quickly and offers an international flair to Australia’s longest running fight club.

It was only when his affiliate Lord Mark Williamson conscripted Lord Andy Coyne that Vaez’s job became a little more arduous. Burdened with the unfortunate task of caretaking for his resistant co-host, he must ensure that Andy stays under the thumb of the Underworld, and himself.

TAYLAH ROSE

Division: Women’s
Underworld Status: Novice
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

Taylah Rose exudes drive, bravery and a whole lot of heart. As a newer competitor to the Underworld, Taylah dove head first at the opportunity to skill up against Underworld’s more seasoned fighters. In a world of death cults and hired guns, Taylah battled with directness, clarity and passion that the Underworld was not used to.

If iron sharpens iron, then Taylah looks to sharpen her skills in one of the most unforgiving arenas in the world. Already an honour to be regarded among Underworld’s roster of fighters, Taylah’s education continues with every match and brings her one step closer to being a name of significance in the Underworld archives.

Having cut her teeth in front of the fight club’s elite, Taylah finally has the chance to strut her stuff on a global scale. Like so many wrestlers, Taylah dreams of competing on a worldwide stage and of being recognized as one of the best in her craft. While early in her fighting career, Taylah is undaunted by the task ahead of her. Her fighting spirit and open mind almost guarantee that Taylah Rose is a star that won’t stop rising anytime soon.

VIXSIN

Division: Women's
Underworld Status: Seasoned
Also Known As: The Hardcore Bitch
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

While there are plenty of wrestlers that could be considered hardcore bitches, Vixsin is the only one who can call herself The Hardcore Bitch. A seasoned Underworld competitor, Vixsin has been thriving in Underworld’s chaotic atmosphere for years. Underworld’s egalitarian atmosphere resonated with Vixsin appreciated the fact that she could compete in a club that honored wrestlers of all creeds.

Vixsin has made her name in the Underworld by being a brutal fighter, even by the club’s standards. If her powerful strikes don’t fell her opponents, she can always lock them in a number of excruciating submissions. As her moniker suggests, hardcore matches are her particular speciality and much of her reputation revolves around being the toughest, most resilient fighter in the ring at any given moment. As someone who sees herself as a figure of inspiration, Vixsin has never backed down from a challenge, not quitting until the bitter, brutal end.

As the doors of the Underworld open to the public for the first time, Vixsin stands ready to act as the ambassador of Underworld brutality. The more eyes on The Underworld, the more eyes on Vixsin as she outfights, outwits, and outlasts her slew of challengers. For a wrestler who wants to empower others through her actions, going public is the best possible thing that could have happened to the Underworld. If nothing else, it means more people recognizing her as the hardcore powerhouse that she is.

MITCH WATERMAN

Division: Men's
Underworld Status: Newcomer
Associated With: Benny English, The Claw
First Appearence: Underworld Wrestling 1

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History:

One of Benny English’s latest victims contenders, Mitch Waterman was press ganged brought into the Underworld with the promises of high paychecks and the subtle threats of violence if he didn’t do as he was told. No stranger to the local wrestling scene, Waterman was brought in as part of The Claw’s recruitment drive for wrestlers who could outlast the contenders for an Underworld Championship. Benny exploited recognized Waterman’s drive and desire to succeed in the wrestling business and realized he stood an honest chance of securing an Underworld Championship for The Claw.

Waterman came into Underworld with a fresh perspective, looking to prove himself in yet another arena of combat. But after being tutored by the unscrupulous Benny English, Waterman is beginning to wonder just what he stepped into. The fast-paced, brutal nature of Underworld matches are less of a problem than the fact that he has seemingly fallen in with an apocalyptic death cult that wants to bring about “The End of All Things”. Somehow Lord Mark Williamson’s grand plan was left out of Benny’s sales pitch, which leaves Waterman as The Claw’s newest and perhaps least gung-ho member.

For now, Waterman is playing his part, absorbing Benny’s coaching as he acclimates to the Underworld’s style of wrestling. Despite Benny’s dubious intentions, his experience in the club has proven invaluable up to this point. Waterman doesn’t quite know if he’s ready to step out of The Claw’s shadow...or even if they’ll let him leave alive. For now, Waterman is keeping his head down, focusing on the match in front of him as he tries to make sense of the Underworld for himself.

ZHAN "GWOC" WEN

Division: Men’s
Underworld Status: Novice
Also Known As: The Great Wall of China

History:

The star pupil of Underworld Champion Carlo Cannon, Zhan Wen was quickly nominated to the Underworld by his friend and mentor. But as soon as he stepped into the club, Zhan Wen became just another face in the crowd to the Underworld Champion. Betrayed and incensed that his mentor would spurn him after offering him membership, Zhan Wen withdrew into himself, devoting himself to proving that he was as good (if not better than) Carlo.

After a meteoric rise through the Underworld ranks, Zhan Wen cashed his points in to challenge for the Underworld Championship. In what would become Underworld’s first publicly distributed match via Kickstarter, an audience of new Underworld fans witnessed Zhan Wen stand up to Carlo Cannon... and promptly get crushed by him. Zhan Wen was immortalized as the first man to be submitted in a public Underworld match in under four minutes; a humiliating defeat for the up and comer.

Spurned and beaten by his former teacher, Zhan Wen refocused his training efforts, working smarter to maneuver his way back into position to avenge his loss. Defeat at Carlo’s hands only seems to have made Zhan Wen more dangerous, reigniting his drive to surpass his mentor and stand tall above the Underworld competition. What started as another quest to become champion has become deeply personal for Zhan Wen who aims to make Carlo rue the day he made an enemy of The Great Wall of China.

Portrait credit Cory Lockwood Photography.