He's been tearing it up bigtime in the last couple of months, and odds are, if you're in PRIME or in a former PTC fed, you know who he is. But if you're from FW, A1 or somewhere else "over here," you may be wondering who this dynamo called Nova is coming in and winning everything he can get his funkadelic ass into. The ULTRATITLE and Tournament of Champions are two really big prizes, and he's netted them both. It's only fair that everyone, not just the PTC crowd, knows who this gifted and charismatic performer is.
Weight: 256 lbs.
Hometown: "The very center of Earth's Core, in the heart of the Chronic! The P.Funk! The BOMB!" -- George Clinton... I think that's somewhere around New Orleans if you ask me :p
Nicknames and Aliases: The Rising Star, the Risen Star, The Star-Screaming Mushroom-Eating King of Hallucination Nation
Description: - A picture is worth 1000 words:
Poser by Mat Waters
Bourbon for Breakfast - Imagine a fisherman's buster, only inverted; a rear-mounted, Curtain Call-type move, only with Nova hooking your leg and dropping you straight down on your head. Absolutely sick sounding, and surprised that I haven't seen this one done in Japan yet. Then again, I don't think I've scoured the vid-clip puro sites 100% thoroughly yet.
Cosmic Teardrop - Classic WWE-styled crowd popper from the sounds of it, something a cruiser might do. The opponent is facedown on the mat, and Nova grabs his legs, whips him up like an inverted wheelbarrow, grabs onto the shoulders when the victim is upright and sends him back down in a sort of Edge-O-Matic dealie. Sounds like a momentum changer as a face and a "rub-it-in" move as a heel.
Dying Star Drop - Nova's original finisher, a simple Fame-Asser. Probably a product of the 90s, when all those dX finishers were the rage, but it's definitely one that fits in Nova's moveset.
Caesarian Section - Simple enough, a scissored Dragon sleeper. It's not listed in his PRIME bio, but it would have fit the heel Nova really well, especially since he had listed his other arm was free for pounding about the stomach and chest areas.
Fed History: PRIME, NFW, PTC and TEAM Events, Advantage Wrestling, New Era Wrestling (not Edmunds' current one!), Universal Wrestling Federation, First Blood Wrestling, Xtreme Wrestling Coalition, Empire Wrestling (not Brunk's one!), other minor stops here and there.
Title/Award History: UWF World Heavyweight Champion, AW North American Championship, AW World Champion, NEW National Champion, PTC Extreme Champion (2x), PRIME Five-Star Champion (2x), PRIME Intense Champion, PRIME Universal Champion, NFW ULTRATITLE Champion for Season 2, TEAM Tournament of Champions '07 winner, Blog Wrestler of the Month for 3/07, other titles from the minor stop feds
To get a better handle on the history of the Nova character from the handler's POV himself, click here and follow the "History" link on the right sidebar.
Greatest Feud: I really can't say anything with any great accuracy. I'll get the 411 from Josh K., Matt Ward or one of the other PRIMEates soon and edit it in.
The Tournament of Champions provides the best starting point:
The ULTRATITLE Finals RPs against Yori:
I hate the way the PRIME site is laid out so that you can't link to certain pages no matter how hard you try. Therefore, follow this link again. This time, click on "Promo Library" and scroll down for his list of PRIME RPs, including the one that won him the Universal Title at King of Kings.
Nova, Tony Gamble, Jason Snow and Sonny Silver vs. Lindsay Troy, Danny Ferguson, Tchu and Killean Sirrajin - War Games Match, PRIME Overkill - Nova is the sole survivor and winner.... then gets laid out by Snow, Gamble and Chainz
Nova vs. Tchu (c) - PRIME Universal Championship Match, King of Kings - The Rising Star becomes Risen
Nova vs. Yori Yakamo Jr. - NFW WrestleBowl 2, Night 2, ULTRATITLE Finals - Nova comes of age "over here"
Nova vs. Vangelus Olsig (c) - PRIME ReVolution 101, Intense Championship Match - Nova ends the over-one-year-long reign of Olsig
Nova vs. JTF (c), Ozric Mortimer and Tyler Lopez - PRIME ReVolution 50, Five-Star Championship Match - Nova's first taste of PRIME gold
(Super)Nova vs. Big Poppa, Bronx and Rock Startling - AW Sole Survivor, AW World Championship match - Nova's first (?) World Championship
My Take on His Place in eW History: Nova, along with Lindsay Troy, is going to go down in history as the greatest cross-circuit character in these "early" days of interaction between PTC and FW. He's come "over here" and excelled at everything he's done thus far, and the thing is, it's not like he was King Shit over at PTC either. His rises here and there came at around the same time. To me, that's amazing. Most people take one area, dominate, and move on. I also think he does tons for comedy characters. Even though he's not totally a comedy character in and of himself, there are a lot of lighter-hearted elements in his RP and his demeanor. It goes to show that you don't have to write mafia epics, zomg so important pretentious texts or über-serious promos about the game or hurting your opponents to be accepted. It allows more people to go in and be themselves instead of forcing something they're not in order to succeed. It'll take something pretty heinous for him not to be remembered as one of the all-time greats.