Ophidian – the Cobra has pro-wrestled, uninterrupted, all over the world since beginning his striking career. Professionally wrestling for seven years, standing at 5’8” and weighing 160 lbs, Ophidian has also taken on a range of entertaining personas, including:
- “The Venomous and Vile Serpent from the Nile”
- “Venomous and Vile Master of Snake Style”
- “Master of Snake Style Lucha Libre”
- “The Snake Spirit”
- “Commander Ophidian”
- Part of “The Osirian Portal” with “Amasis” – "The Funky Pharaoh"
Here is his awe-inspiring wrestling history:
- Ophidian debuted as “The Serpent of the Nile” at XCW Wrestling, Indiana.
- Formed “The Osirian Portal” – a team of time travelling Egyptians from 571 BC – with “Amasis” (the funky pharaoh).
- “The Osirian Portal” captured the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas – a pro wrestling tag team championship contested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- “The Osirian Portal” made their Ring of Honor (ROH) debut against tag champions – El Generico and Kevin Steen.
- Made the finals of CHIKARA/WXW Tag World Grand Prix tournament in Germany, overcoming England's Martin Stone and Pac (currently Adrian Neville under WWE Developmental Contract) only to be defeated by The Colony (Fire Ant and Soldier Ant).
- Injury stopped “The Osirian Portal” in their tracks, with Ophidian suffering a broken arm.
- After an impressive 329 days as titleholders, “The Osirian Portal” loses at the Campeonatos de Parejas to the The Colony.
- Ophidian becomes 2010 Rey de Voladores Champion. Participating in the King of Flyers tournament at the King of Trios weekend, Ophidian defeated Matt Cross (WWE Tough Enough Contestant).
- Ophidian debuts for EVOLVE Wrestling
- Amasis and Ophidian team up for Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) as a team. Highlight being a tag bout against Yokozuna, Japanese legend Akebono and Brodie Lee (currently Luke Harper under WWE Developmental Contract)
- “The Osirian Portal” make it to the finals of the 5-month CZW tournament for the vacant Tag Team Titles, debuting for CZW Ultraviolent Wrestling. Gold strap honours were fought at CZW's Cage of Death – an ECW Arena sell-out. Despite heavy crowd support, The Portal did not achieve victory that day.
- Debuted as “The Osirian Portal” in Japan for ZERO1
- Victorious over Munenori Sawa and Shota Takanishi at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
- Participated in NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championships in Osaka, Japan, against Munenori Sawa and Ikudo Hidaka – making their mark in the land of the rising sun.
- The video "The Most Illegal Move in the History of Wrestling" – which featured a segment from The Osirian Portal’s match against the The Runaways – went viral following a tweet by Damon Lindelof (writer on the show Lost). With over 3.5 million views, this video took the US by storm, appearing on shows such as: ESPN's Around The Horn and Pardon the Interruption; G4's Attack of the Show; and, The Lopez Tonight Show.
- Amasis suffers a career threatening car accident in May.
- Ophidian returns solo to Japan, debuting for Osaka Pro.
- Ophidian competed at CHIKARA’s 12 Large Summit, taking Amasis’ spot. A round robin tournament to crown the first ever Grand Champion of CHIKARA, this tournament launched Ophidian’s singles career, having breakout performances with each competitor.
- At last, reunited with Amasis for one night only at the ECW Arena for the first ever CHIKARA iPPV. It was here that Ophidian turned on Amasis, sending him into retirement. After spitting deadly venom in his face and de-masking him, Amasis would go unseen and unheard for a little over a year.
- A time for shedding skin and the ultimate of betrayals.
- Ophidian, as a real snake does, shed his skin, debuting as different mask variations and new looks.
- Ophidian aligns with Delirious (head trainer of the ROH school) and The Batiri.
- Ophidian sheds Egyptian skin and moniker, becoming the "Master of Snake Style". This is when Ophidian assumed leadership of The Batiri and became their supreme Commander.
- Perfected "Snake Style" Lucha Libre. Having trained in Goju-Ryu, Taekwon-Do and Brazlian Jui-Jitsu, Ophidian combined Lucha Libre with his martial arts training. This time period earned Ophidian the title of "Master of Snake Style".
- Amasis makes a return during Ophidian’s scheduled bout on iPPV for CHIKARA. From that moment forward, Amasis pops up during matches. Most notably, on iPPV, during a National Pro Wrestling bout against former WCW, ECW and WWE wrestler "The Hurricane" Shane Helms, Amasis unexpectedly stops by.
- Amasis returns fulltime and Ophidian is now in a brutal feud that will last to the end.
- In February, Ophidian spent 5 weeks in Japan performing with OSAKA Pro, Dove Pro, and Dontonbori Pro. Ophidian also spent part of that time training/teaching the Dove Pro crew and the Osaka Joshi females.
- Upon returning from Japan, Ophidian founded Closet Champion, a Custom Wrestling Gear Company, alongside my Fiancé Hayley Jane. Closet Champion makes gear for a Majority of the CHIKARA roster, wrestlers in ROH, and performers all over the world spanning from the United Kingdom to Canada.
- In April, a long side Amasis, Ophidian performed in Masked Republic’s “Masked Mania” PPV taping. It later aired in the US in Sept.
- In May, CHIKARA pro released a full length film, “The Ashes of CHIKARA”, which Amasis and Ophidian were apart of.
- Ophidian was in multiple music videos. One was for “Biomonster DNA” by UltraMantis Black who is signed to Relapse Records. The other, a long side Amasis and other CHIKARA stars, was “Terrorstorm” by Army of the Pharaohs who is signed to Enemy Soil.
- In Sept/Oct, Ophidian made his UK debut. Ophidian performed in England with Preston City Wrestling and Hosted/performed at RISE, Wrestling/Live Music/Sideshow mash up. While in England, Ophidian also ran seminars with Progress Wrestling and a 3 day camp with Hybrid Pro. Ophidian then performed in Jersey with Channel Island Wrestling. Then moved on to Wales with Dragon Pro.
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