Ophidian has trained with some of the pro-wrestling greats at The CHIKARAWrestle Factory, including:
- Mike Quackenbush (owner of CHIKARA Pro)
- Chris Hero a.k.a. Kassius Ohno (under WWE Developmental Contract)
- Claudio Castagnoli (currently Antonio Cesaro in the WWE)
- Jorge “Skayde” Rivera (former AAA and CMLL Wrestler and former Toryumon Mexico trainer)
- El Pantera (former AAA, CMLL and WWE Wrestler)
While training at the CHIKARAWrestle Factory, Ophidian was taught fragments of every single style that exists in wrestling, some of these included Mexican Lucha Libre; Japanese Puroresu; British Lancashire; German Catch; and, American Pro Wrestling. Due to CHIKARA’s diverse competition and guest roster, Ophidian has been able to put into practice and perfect these styles. As a result of this extensive experience, one of Ophidian’s trademarks is his ability to adapt in the ring – regardless of whether the opponent is British, Mexican or Japanese. Ophidian is renowned for being able to mix it up with all competitors and hold his own.
Mike Quackenbush has also been a mainstay in Ophidian’s training. Upon joining the Wrestle Factory in 2006, Mike and Chris Hero were the co-trainers at the Wrestle Factory, with Claudio Castagnoli taking over from Chris Hero in 2007. Ophidian also received instruction from Jorge “Skayde” Rivera and El Pantera, who were brought in as guest trainers at The Wrestle Factory to teach different styles of Lucha Libre and Lucha Psychology.
Ophidian continues to train at The Wrestle Factory on a daily basis, acting as assistant to Quackenbush and alongside Chuck Taylor, Hallowicked and Fire Ant. Ophidian also teaches open classes at the Wrestle Factory.
Ophidian has run seminars and trained wrestlers in a variety of styles. Ophidian has run training seminars in Japan, England, Wales, Canada, Jersey (The Channel Islands) and the United States of America.
A consummate professional, Ophidian continues to perfect his craft through continual education under Quackenbush and is honoured to be teaching it to the next generation of wrestlers.
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