The arena lights dim as the opening chords of “Sieben” by Subway to Sally blare over the arena’s loudspeakers. The fans jump to their feet amidst a chorus of cheers as the video screens crackles to life with a revolving pair of gold letters: A.G.
A massive red and gold pyro explosion goes off at the top of the ramp and rattles the arena as the curtain is pulled back and Azrael Goeren calmly makes his way out to greet the EWA faithful. Goeren is dressed in a pair of disturbingly tight black leather pants along with a mesh top and bright red ring boots. Collected and calm, Azrael slaps hands with a few fans along the ramp before rolling under the bottom rope and into the ring.
After stretching out his arms in the corner of the ring for a few moments, he climbs to the second turnbuckle and holds his arms out high over his head with a slight smirk, nodding out to the fans before bouncing back down to the mat.
- Blitzkrieg [A swift and vicious buzzsaw side kick to the side of the skull while his opponent is kneeling]
- The Officially Licensed Azrael Goeren Cloverleaf© [A Rivera cloverleaf wherein Goeren hooks the exposed ankle and leans back to apply pressure on it]
- The Iron Cross [A sharpshooter around the ring post, can only be used in no DQ type of matches]
- European Uppercut
- High Knee
- Knife Edge Chops
- STO Facebreaker
- Bicycle Kick
- Leg Sweep
- Reverse Bulldog
- Indian Deathlock
- German Suplex
- Figure Four Leglock
- Hangman's Neckbreaker
- Triangle Choke
- Curb Stomp
- Mounted Fists and Elbows
Henrik Aron Goeren was born into a life of wealth and privilege. His parents, Max and Anna, made their fortune in the manufacturing industry in East Germany. Favorites of the communist elite, Goeren Enterprises specialized in silverware and cutlery that were exported all over the world. Henrik’s parents raised their young and only son well but were tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1991. Henrik inherited a fortune after his parents’ untimely passing but was clearly not the same after their deaths. He began to find comfort in underground European fight clubs as a teenager which became an outlet for the young man. He initially used his wealth to simply move from country to country, competing in the brutal fist fight circuit where he would refuse any victory money that he would earn. His opponents began referring to him as “Azrael”, the mythical angel of death as he seemingly was only interested in the violence, not the reward.
During this aimless time in his life, Henrik met his future wife Evelyn who was working as a prostitute in Berlin. Henrik brutally beat her abusive pimp to near death, freeing Evelyn from the torturous life she was forced into. The two fell in love and married at a private ceremony in Vienna. Encouraged by his new wife, Henrik sought to reclaim his parents’ company in his own name. He eventually worked his way into the inner circle of Goeren Enterprises until he was able to buy it back completely. He then closed the manufacturing plants and rebranded it as an entertainment company, specializing in sleazy shocktainment to the horror and dismay of his wife. He soon turned his sights to the United States, not only to broaden his business but to compete athletically in the wrestling ring for the first time, a sport he had always wanted to try his hand in.
After competing for over a decade and capturing countless titles in the major promotions, Azrael’s in-ring notoriety has been firmly established. However this success in the squared circle has masked his increasingly unstable and destructive life outside of the ring. Recently divorced from his wife Evelyn and losing custody of his child after one of his many adulterous affairs became known, Goeren began to fully embrace the “rockstar” lifestyle of being a famous athlete.
Losing a majority of his company’s assets in the divorce, Goeren used the funds he had remaining to surround himself with yes men and feed into his hedonistic lusts and desires. Seemingly devoid of any pity or understanding towards his fellow competitors, he views the wrestling world as his personal playground. Known as a man who is incredibly difficult to work with due to his backstage scheming and unpredictably sadistic behavior, Goeren was blackballed from several wrestling promotions and understandably earned the nickname “The Cancer of Professional Wrestling”. His twisted and bizarre behavior finally caught up with him when he was CWC World Heavyweight Champion and it resulted in a eight month stint in rehab and a forced exile back to Europe to avoid prosecution from American authorities over improper business practices.
While back in Europe, Azrael Goeren retired from the wrestling ring and began to focus on rebuilding his entertainment empire once more. Ratcheting up the sleaze and debauchery to an unheard of degree, Azrael launched a streaming service called “Schadenfreude” which specializes in celebrity gossip, public misfortunes, online gambling, fight broadcasts and pornography. This “catch-all” website of sin caught on huge with its massively expanding content and became one of Europe’s biggest online streaming services in 2014 and 2015. He also wisely bought a good amount of the tape libraries from UCWL, DIWF, OPW, SHOOT, LEGACY and CWC which were all uploaded to the streaming service to widespread acclaim in the Spring of 2015.
Goeren has also since cleared up his legal problems in the United States after a few choice “donations” and has been very public with bringing Schadenfreude to American audiences in 2016. He successfully launched the website to rave reviews from degenerates all over North America, but was caught off guard when he received a phone call from Duane Gates, then the Head of Talent Relations for EWA. Gates, under the auspices of negotiating the rights to Goeren’s tape libraries, arranged a meeting and surprised Goeren by offering him an EWA contract after years of being blackballed from the wrestling industry.
Quickly signing the contract, Azrael Goeren returned to the ring and aided his longtime friend X-Calibur. The two re-formed The Hierarchy team they created when they were employed by The SHOOT Project, this time with a different agenda in mind. Azrael started to shift his focus away from personal gain and instead began working on repairing the legacy of his career. This shift in attitude not only resulted in massive fan support for the first time in his life but also capturing the EWA Tag Team championships with X-Calibur and a brief relationship with Sinnocence.
Despite the in-ring success Azrael experienced in EWA, his world was soon to be turned upside down when Goeren found out that his oldest daughter Grace was training to become a professional wrestler. This news was shocking to him to say the least. Trying to keep her from making the same mistakes he did, Goeren expanded his outlook and sought to repair his personal life as well as professional one. Grace however was spiteful and angry at her father for years of neglect and abandonment. Any attempt to reconcile with his daughter was met with rage and violence as Grace slipped further and further into depravity.
Grace had become obsessed with ruining her father’s life and legacy as a means to gain revenge against him. She cost Azrael several shots at the EWA World Heavyweight Championship, often interfering in his matches to keep Azrael away from his long-sought after goal. Azrael still held out hope that he could save his daughter, but those dreams were crushed after Grace formed “The Fallout” group and severely injured Azrael in several matches over the course of a month.
In a very short time, Azrael Goeren went from competing in the main event for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship to barely being able to get out of a hospital bed due to the brutal beatings orchestrated by his own daughter. His body began breaking down after years of violence and drug abuse and he gave serious thought to retirement and leaving the sport entirely.
Azrael had finally hit rock bottom.
That was until a mysterious woman named Dani approached Azrael with a simple deal. With her help, she would rebuild his career and together they would take down Grace. Over the course of several months, Azrael adjusted his in-ring style to be more mat-based and strategic based on Dani’s teachings rather than rely on gruesome hardcore brawling. This change of style allowed his body to finally heal, his mind to repair itself and gave him the opportunity to get revenge against Grace and the rest of The Fallout.
After taking out several of Grace’s followers over a span of several weeks, Azrael accomplished one of his main goals in eliminating his daughter from the Warrior’s Trial match, thereby ending her World Champion reign. Azrael continued to fight The Fallout at every turn and through any means necessary, including bringing the monstrous Isaac Entragian into EWA to help him in his crusade. Grace would respond in kind by ordering The Fallout to attack Azrael’s son Max…her own brother…as a way to cripple her father mentally and emotionally for daring to fight back against her.
Enraged by this attack, Azrael offered to put his career on the line in order to get his hands on Grace. Seeing an opportunity to end her father’s lengthy wrestling career, Grace eagerly agreed to the stipulation. Azrael’s war with his daughter culminated in a viciously brutal Last Man Standing match at Champions Summit II where Azrael, against overwhelming odds and Fallout interference, managed to beat his daughter when she could not answer the ten count and put their long rivalry to rest.
After this monumental victory, Azrael Goeren seemingly found peace. A relationship soon began with fellow wrestler Jada Kaine, known to the world as the former EWA World Champion Sinnocence. The two kindred spirits quickly became lovers and Azrael eventually moved into her home with his son Max. Truly happy and content with his life for the first time ever, the storybook ending for Azrael Goeren was seemingly at hand until a ghost from his past emerged and turned his life into a walking nightmare.
Donovan King, a longtime associate of Azrael Goeren’s from the SHOOT Project, made a stunning reappearance to the sport of wrestling after months of attacking Azrael under a mask. Revealing himself in dramatic fashion, King blamed Azrael for the downfall of the SHOOT Project and threatened to get revenge for all of the individuals that Azrael had wronged while serving on the SHOOT Project Board of Directors.
The pressure of dealing with King’s sneak attacks and the paranoia of where he was going to strike next unfortunately caused Azrael to relapse as he began to fall back into his previous lifestyle of drugs and alcohol. Unable to handle the pressure and now having to constantly worry about King attacking his family, Azrael selfishly cut ties with Jada and Max and vowed to take Donovan King out as soon as he could. Spiraling out of control, Azrael foolishly challenged Donovan King to a match at Champions Summit III, knowing full well that he was nowhere close to being 100% but still determined to fight King. At that PPV, Azrael suffered a crippling, humbling defeat at King’s hands and was essentially left for dead after the brutal encounter.
Now finding himself with no friends, no family and a badly injured body, rumors are flying that Azrael Goeren’s storied career might finally be over.
- EWA Tag Team Championship [w/ X-Calibur]
- UCWL Tag-Team Championship [w/ James T. Slynn]
- UCWL International Championship
- UCWL World Heavyweight Championship
- DIWF United States Championship
- OPW Tag-Team Championship [w/ Cyrus O’Haire]
- CWC World Heavyweight Championship
- Defeated Donovan King in an I Quit match at EWA This Means War, 1.12.18 (15-14-7)
- Lost [w/ Donovan King] to Buck Dresden & Jester Smiles at Battlelines 38, 12.14.17 [Buck pinned Goeren] (14-14-7)
- Wrestled Buck Dresden to a draw at Battlelines 37, 11.22.17 (14-13-7)
- Defeated Lou at Battlelines 35, 10.19.17 (14-13-6)
- Lost to Donovan King at EWA Champions Summit III, Night #2, 7.14.17 (13-13-6)
- Lost to Laura Seton by forfeit at Battlelines 32, 6.23.17 (13-12-6)
- Lost to Sahara at Battlelines 31, 6.7.17 (13-11-6)
- Lost to Cronos Diamante at Battlelines 29, 5.5.17 (13-10-6)
- Defeated Josh Kaine at Battlelines 27, 3.14.17 (13-9-6)
- Lost to Indrid Calder in an Asylum Qualifying match at Battlelines 26, 2.17.17 (12-9-6)
- Lost to Ray Willmott in a Fatal Fourway match for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship at Battlelines 25, 2.3.17 [Willmott pinned Goeren] (12-8-6)
- Defeated Grace Goeren in a Last Man Standing match at EWA Champions Summit II, Night #1, 1.19.17 (12-7-6)
- Wrestled [w/ Dan Stein, Laura Seton, Ray Willmott & Chris Kage] Lucy Blaylock, Maggie McIntyre, Elizabeth Gaunt, Grace Goeren & Indrid Calder to a no-contest in a ten-man tag team match at Battlelines 24, 12.30.16 (11-7-6)
- Wrestled Lucy Blaylock to a no-contest at Battlelines 23, 12.16.16 (11-7-5)
- Wrestled Elizabeth Gaunt to a double countout at Battlelines 22, 12.2.16 (11-7-4)
- Eliminated by Grace Goeren in the EWA Warrior’s Trial III for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship (56:27) at Battlelines 21, 11.17.16 (11-7-3)
- Defeated Jacob Mephisto at Battlelines 20, 11.4.16 (11-7-3)
- Defeated [w/ Issac Entragian] The Fallout at EWA Out For Blood, 10.24.16 [Entragian pinned Sahara] (10-7-3)
- Wrestled Martin Robertson to a no-contest at Battlelines 19, 10.5.16 (9-7-3)
- Lost [w/ Laura Seton & Ray Willmott] to The Fallout at Battlelines 17, 9.7.16 [Grace pinned Laura] (9-7-2)
- Lost to Sahara at EWA Live From Tokyo, 8.19.16 (9-6-2)
- Defeated Michael Draven by countout in a non-title match at Battlelines 16, 7.27.16 (9-5-2)
- Lost to Laura Seton in a #1 Contender’s match at Battlelines 15, 7.13.16 (8-5-2)
- Lost to Chris Kage in an EWA World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match at EWA Path of the Warrior, Night #2, 6.28.16 [Kage pinned Azrael] (8-4-2)
- Lost [w/ Grace Goeren] to El Chupacabra at Battlelines 14, 6.10.16 [Hector pinned Azrael] (8-3-2)
- Defeated [w/ Laura Seton & Grady Smith] Alexander Haven, Chris Kage & Martin Robertson in a six-man tag team match at Battlelines 13, 5.31.16 [Grady pinned Haven] (8-2-2)
- Lost [w/ X-Calibur as The Hierarchy] the EWA Tag Team Championship to The Youth [Alexander Haven & Chris Kage] at Battlelines 12, 5.16.16 [Haven pinned Goeren] (7-2-2)
- Wrestled Lou to a no-contest in a first round Path of the Warrior Tournament match at Fight Night 7, 5.9.16 (7-1-2)
- Defeated [w/ X-Calibur, Sinnocence, Grady Smith, MIchael Draven & Erik Draven as Team Draven] Team Gates [Alexander Haven, Chris Kage, Lunatikk Crippler, Osbourne Kilminster, Grace Goeren & Martin Robertson] at Battlelines 11, 5.2.16 (7-1-1)
- Wrestled [w/ Sinnocence] Osbourne Kilminster & Shaun Sinclair to a double countout at Battlelines 10, 4.18.16 (6-1-1)
- Eliminated from the Asylum match for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship by Chris Kage (47:16) at Asylum de los Muertos, Night #2, 4.1.16 (6-1-0)
- Defeated [w/ X-Calibur as The Hierarchy] The Vice Squad to win the EWA Tag Team Championship in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Asylum de los Muertos, Night #1, 3.31.16 [Goeren pinned Lou] (6-0-0)
- Defeated X-Calibur, Ray Willmott, & Hank in a Fatal Fourway match at Battlelines 9, 3.15.16 [Goeren pinned Hank] (5-0-0)
- Defeated Dredd by disqualification in an Asylum Qualifying match at YouthTube Fight Night, 3.4.16 (4-0-0)
- Defeated Shinya Nakamura at Fight Night 4, 2.5.16 (3-0-0)
- Defeated [w/ X-Calibur as The Hierarchy] The Lonestar Outlaws at Battlelines 6, 1.29.16 [X-Calibur pinned Moore] (2-0-0)
- Defeated [w/ X-Calibur as The Hierarchy] Vermont’s Finest at Battlelines 5, 1.15.16 [Goeren pinned Wipo] (1-0-0)
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
*The Diner on Main Street [w/ Grace Goeren] (1.5.18)
Angels in Hell [f/ Donovan King] (9.6.17)
Those Who Were Left Behind (7.12.17)
*Sober [w/ Sinnocence] (6.26.17)
Turning Frowns Upside Down! (6.22.17)
*Judgment Night [w/ Grace Goeren] (6.19.17)
Dinner Games [w/ The Hierarchy] (3.29.16)
The Hippocratic Oath (3.23.17)
The Rabbit Hole (3.20.17)
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down [w/ Josh Kaine, Sahara & Sinnocence] (3.16.17)
Old Ghosts in the Desert (3.8.17)
Going Down the Falls in a Barrel (1.31.17)
New Beginnings and Boundaries (w/ Sinnocence] (1.26.17)
Finding Serenity [f/ Sinnocence] (1.20.17)
Full Circle (1.11.17)
For Want of a Nail (1.6.17)
*Ride of the Valkyrie #2 [w/ Sinnocence] (5.27.16)
Just Visiting (5.24.16)
The Complaint Box (5.19.16)
*Ride of the Valkyrie [w/ Sinnocence] (5.17.16)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation Presents: Luke Schroeder [w/ X-Calibur] (5.15.16)
A Public Service Announcement! [w/ X-Calibur] (5.14.16)
Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville (5.4.16)
*Fire, Claws and Blood [w/ Sinnocence] (5.4.16)
The Penthouse (5.3.16)
Shiny Happy People (3.28.16)
*Valhalla Bound [w/ Sinnocence] (3.27.16)
The Gift [w/ The Hierarchy] (3.25.16)
Reservations [f/ Sinnocence] (3.22.16)
An Offer on the Table [f/ Grace Goeren] (3.10.16)
Journey to Asgard [f/ Sinnocence] (3.8.16)
Willkommen Das Megastar! (12.31.15)