‘Red Right Hand’ – Nick Cave
The lights in the arena dim and turn a deep, blood red. “Hank” emerges from behind the curtain with his head down, his dirty worn Akubra covering his face. He stops just beyond the entrance and slowly lifts his head to reveal his evil smirk and black, soulless eyes.. As he begins to slowly stomp to the ring he pulls his favourite fork from his pocket and holds it high in the air. Without warning, he charges the ring and slides under the bottom rope. He bundles the referee into the corner and threatens him with the fork, pushing it hard into the referee’s forehead. Most referee’s know enough to get out of dodge before he charges. It’s the only way to stay safe.
- Attempted Murder [Inverted Death Valley Driver]
Hank is a convicted serial murderer. He’ll tell you he’s a pig farmer. He originates from northern New South Wales, Australia and is the brother of one of Australia’s most infamous serial killers. After escaping custody before his trial for the kidnapping and murder of 12 people, he fled Australia and found his way to the wilderness around Lincoln, Montana. The trial went ahead and the horrible details of his crimes emerged. Hank would select his victims carefully, often stalking them for weeks at a time. His victims were all wealthy, successful business people who would disappear without a trace. What is known is that he would incapacitate his victim and transport them to dense bush land. He gave them a general idea of the fastest way to safety, waited 15 minutes and then began his hunt. He refers to his victims as “Pigs” often heard calling “here piggy piggy piggy” while stalking them and ultimately hunting them. His laugh is an evil, nasal grunting sound that is frightening in itself. After finding his way to Montana, Hank would satiate his murderous ways by hunting wildlife around his tiny shack and also by participating in brutal, bloody death matches in underground indie wrestling leagues. Sometime in late 2015, Hank met Erik Draven outside a mini-mart. It is understood that Hank originally intended to make a victim out of ‘The ICON’, but a twist of fate saw Draven offer Hank a job in the newly re-created EWA.
Hank’s first match in an EWA ring was a singles match against Osbourne Killminster. It very quickly showed that Hank was out of his depth against the gifted and athletic Killminster. Desperate to keep the future heavyweight champion down and showing his complete lack of understanding the rules he attempted to choke Killminster unconscious leading to a disqualification loss. His first victory in single competition came at the expense of Crazy Boy in a match that Hank dominated using his strength and size.
Following his first victory, EWA officials decided to send former EWA ring announcer MIchael Stephenson out to Montana to work with Hank on his in-ring technical faults. The two developed a strong friendship with Stephenson becoming Hank’s manager and mentor. Hanks skill inside the ring increased dramatically thanks to ‘Mikey’, an impressive pinfall victory over then EWA World Heavyweight Champion Osbourne Killminster in a non-title match demonstrated the positive affect the partnership had. Unfortunately for Hank, things went south quickly as Stephenson developed an unhealthy obsession with EWA employee Stacy Vandervort culminating in the death of Hanks dog, Dingo and the disappearance of Michael Stephenson.
Hanks dominance in the ring continued as he qualified for the first ever Asylum match in Mexico City during the inaugural Asylum de los Muertos event. He would never make it to the match as he was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Michael Stephenson while attempting to board a flight from Boston. He was held at the Cedar Junction Correctional Facility for maximum security offenders while awaiting trial as his application for bail was denied due to the serious nature of the alleged crimes. He was released after six months and the charges were dropped. The reasoning behind this is unknown as the files have been sealed.
After making his presence known to Stacy Vandervort, Hank would continue to stalk her for several weeks with speculation around Stacy’s involvement in Hanks arrest and incarceration being the motivation. After a particularly gruesome encounter with several dead pigs, Stacy managed to contact Hank and the two came to an agreement which would ultimately see Hank return to the EWA which was eventually confirmed when it was announced that Hank would be involved in the Warriors Trial at Battlelines 21.
In his matches he will use any violent instrument he can carry, his favourite being a four pronged dinner fork. Hank is always fairly covered in blood. Hank doesn’t look like much more than an over sized farmer and his age is showing. He’ll wear jeans, steel toe boots, a black t-shirt under a tatted blue flannel shirt and a weathered Akubra.. all covered in blood.
He has done nothing of note in his life apart from escape federal custody (twice.. sort of).
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
You Can’t Fool Me (3.12.17)
The Monster Within (1.18.17)
Musings From a Free Man (11.16.16)
Another Day in the Life (11.23.15)
*Chip Off the Old Block #2 [w/ Osbourne Kilminster] (11.19.15)
Life Lesson #1 (11.17.15)
A Message (11.16.15)
Hank Isn’t Happy, He Just Wants His Dog Back (11.12.15)
Hank Emerges From the Drunken Depths (11.10.15)