ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING CONTRACT
Wrestling Name: Donovan Duke
Picture Base: Chad Gable/Shorty G
Current Nicknames: The Oklahoma Gentleman
Height: 5’, 10’’
Weight: 215 lbs.
Hometown: Stillwater, OK
Gimmick: Oklahoma country boy turned Las Vegas card shark turned professional wrestling manager. Raised as a southern gentleman, he is ready to prove himself as a wrestler. Respectful and kind to everybody unless they disrespect him then he drops the gentleman attitude and doesn't hold back. Not afraid to speak his mind or fight against any opponent. He is still very new to wrestling and mistakes will be made, but he can handle himself in the ring.
Theme Music: 'The Phoenix' by Fall Out Boy
What are your character’s motivations for competing?
Donovan also wanted to be a wrestler. After people repeatedly laughing at his dream and constantly being discouraged by his parents to avoid wrestling, Donovan ultimately decided to make a career out of his second dream—cards. A prodigy at poker and blackjack, Donovan won a World Series of Poker tournament bracelet on his first try at 21. After 5 years of taking the casino world by storm, Donovan decided to give his wrestling dream another try—thanks to his older brothers. After 2 years of only being a manager for his brothers, Donovan is ready to break out on his own in the ring, live his dream, and to continue building his self-confidence in the wrestling world.
Tendency to Cheat: Rarely. He doesn't like to cheat, but if the situation arises that he has no other choice, he'll do it.
Wrestling Debut: 2018 (As a Manager)
Favorite Match Types: Ironman and Submission Matches for his appreciation of technical wrestling.
Least Favorite Match Types: Hardcore Matches
1. Handspring Elbow
2. German Suplex (Release & Bridging)
3. Bow and Arrow Hold
5. Sitout Facebuster
6. Roundhouse Kick
7. Northern Lights Suplex (Release & Bridging)
8. Snap DDT
10. Swinging Neckbreaker
11. Somersault Legdrop
1. “Dealer’s Choice”, Spinning Back Fist
2. “Double Down”, Tornado DDT
3. “Southern Charm”, Wheelbarrow Full-Nelson Facebuster
4. “Tornado Warning”, Giant Swing
1. “Southern Hospitality”, Widow’s Peak
2. “Bankrupt”, Guillotine Choke Submission
3. “Royal Flush”, Michinoku Driver
UF. 'Blaze of Glory', 450 Splash (adopted from his older brothers)
The youngest of 3 brothers. His older brothers are also wrestlers and former tag team champions. His older brother Blaine helped get him into the wrestling business.
Considers himself an all-around wrestler. He loves technical wrestling, but he can fly, use power moves, and brawl (even though he doesn't like to brawl). With that mindset along with his determination to succeed, he has no problem competing against any type of opponent.
Has a bit of a nerdy side. If he not playing cards or training, he can be seen playing video games.
Donovan’s time playing poker has given him an amazing ability to read opponents, but he was bullied a lot when we was younger; he still struggles with self-doubt on the rare occasion. That combined with inexperience can lead to mistakes being made.