Handler
Height
6'6"
Weight
270 lbs
Hometown
Nazareth, PA
Date of Birth
June 6, 1989
Entrance Music
Entrance Description

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Finishing Moves
  • Godless [Running Yakuza Kick to a seated or kneeling opponent. Similar to a shining wizard but with a Yakuza kick replacing the knee. This is Mephisto’s “go to” finishing move. Very few have gotten up from this knockout blow. When Mephisto hits “Godless,” it’s usually a matter of time… 3 seconds to be exact… before it’s all over.]
  • Despair [high angle Texas Cloverleaf done in the style of the original Lion Tamer. This is another “go to” finishing move for Mephisto. He has submitted some of the most fearsome opponents with this excruciating hold. It has been countered into a rollup once or twice, but very few have the fortitude to resist “Despair.” Usually, when this is locked in, HOPE dies. Mephisto will use this to finish an opponent about as often as he uses “Godless,” but will also use it directly after that maneuver on occasion if he believes there is a chance his opponent may kick out.]
Signature Moves
  • Heresy [stalling slingshot vertical brainbuster. A new addition to his arsenal, Heresy is used when all else fails. This disorienting move is meant to end things once and for all. “Heresy” is used when Godless and Despair fail, but he may use it to make a statement as well.]
Favorite Moves
Pride Before the Fall [short-arm follow-through clothesline] -This is the most commonly used signature in Mephisto’s arsenal. It is mostly used in moments of desperation, or as a reversal, but it is sometimes used to set up Godless or Despair. The End of Faith [Running knee to the lower back of an opponent in the corner, transitioned into a neckbreaker] -This move is less used, but when it is, it is effective as a momentum changer. It targets the lower back and the neck, which makes it ideal when setting up for Despair. Abandon All Hope [reverse fireman’s carry into a falling double-knee lungblower] -This is a move Mephisto uses in an attempt to incapacitate his opponent. Usually he will attempt it when he needs breathing room. Generally, it is done after a Black Mist, or Pride Before the Fall. When this move is hit, expect Mephisto to roll out of the ring or find another way to distance himself for a moment. In extreme cases, “Heresy” may follow. Black Mist [Black Muta-Style Mist, only used in desperation or sometimes used to set up Godless] -This is Mephisto’s desperation move. Though he uses it as a sneak attack tactic, Mephisto will only use this in a match if he is desperate. He has only used a variation of this once in his career, when he spewed fire into Osborne Kilminster’s face at Champions Summit I, permanently scarring the former EWA World Heavyweight Champion. Various Chops/Strikes Basic Leglock Snapping DDT T-Bone Suplex Belly to Belly Suplex Single Arm DDT Front Facelock With Repeated Knees to the shoulders/head Fujiwara Armbar Northern Lights Suplex Indian Deathlock Kneebreaker Side-Backbreaker Hangman’s Neckbreaker Repeated shoulderblocks to opponent’s midsection in the corner Rolling Kneebar Snap Suplex with floatover to pin Superplex (rare) Double-Underhook Suplex Gutwrench Powerbomb Powerbomb into pinning combination Notes: Jacob will vary his moveset based on which part of the body he focuses on.
Profile

Profile: The Dark Master. The Silver Tongued Serpent. Mr. Sin City. Outsider. Heretic. Pariah. These are the words most would associate with Jacob Mephisto. Slick to the point of slimy, Mephisto is a master of manipulation, winning many battles before ever stepping into the ring.

Originally from Nazareth, PA, Jacob Mephisto has travelled the world honing his craft in the world of professional wrestling. He made his name initially in the OWC, where he won the first and only Lord of Hell match, a contest so brutal it was banned from the sport with prejudice. Following that, he honed his skills to the more technical side, becoming what many call a technical mastermind inside the ring. Despite his size, standing at 6’6 and weighing 270 pounds, Mephisto tends to surprise his opponents with his technical prowess instead of the traditional powerhouse styles that generally come with a man of his size.

In the OWC, Mephisto began his campaign of manipulating his opponents using various mind games. His two crowning achievements came in 2010 when he became embroiled in a bitter feud with OWC legend Doomsday. The two would wage a war, with Doomsday and his Apocalypse stable gaining the upper hand early, decimating Mephisto in March of 2010. However, Mephisto would return in June of the same year with his own allies, dubbed The Forsaken. This war would eventually come to a head in September 2010 when The Forsaken defeated The Apocalypse in a bloody 8-man tag team death match. The final chapter concluded the next month at OWC’s Devil’s Night, when Mephisto would pin Doomsday clean after a brutal 40 minute Last Man Standing match. His second crowning achievement would be the previously mentioned Lord of Hell Match in January of 2010.

Mephisto would make his initial SHOOT Project debut in 2011, but would not achieve much in that time, save for a disqualification victory over Kenji Yamada. Throughout 2013 and most of 2014, he competed in SHOOT Project’s Sin City Championship Series II, going on to become Sin City Champion and the eventual series winner. He was undefeated in the series and even went on to defeat the previous Series winner, future HATE pillar, Lunatikk Crippler, in a ladder match… with a little help. He is one of, if not the longest Sin City Champions in the company’s history.

Later in 2014, Mephisto defeated SHOOT Project legend, Donovan King, to earn a spot in The Primus II, an 8-Person Elimination Match to determine the World Heavyweight Champion. He was eliminated by eventual winner, Maya Nakashima. Mephisto would go on to wage a war on Maya, attempting to stamp out HOPE and replace it with deSPair. He would, however, never complete his goal.

Upon arrival in the EWA, Mephisto entered the first Warrior’s Trial. It was a moment that would start a whole new war. Mephisto would find himself embroiled in a three way battle with Sinnocence and Osborne Kilminster for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship. Throughout this war with the Viking King and The Valkyrie, Mephisto would not secure a victory. However, at the first Champions Summit, Mephisto would spew a ball of fire into the face of Kilminster, maiming the former World Heavyweight Champion. Though Sinnocence would claim victory and retain her World Heavyweight Championship, the Royal Family of the EWA was torn asunder and Kilminster would divorce Sinnocence.

While all of this going on, a mysterious group known as the Anonymous Army was hot on Mephisto’s trail. They did something no other group or adversary has done. They got into Mephisto’s head. A tag team match pitted Anonymous against Mephisto and his new found partner, EWA mainstay Snake. However, it was all a ruse, as Snake turned out to be the leader of Anonymous. The group brutally assaulted Mephisto, seemingly driving Mephisto away for good… or so everyone thought.

Jacob Mephisto has returned to the EWA. And though nobody seems to know where he’s been, something is different. He’s more calculating than ever. His motives are unclear, though he has stated he wants to burn everything in the EWA to ashes. He maintains that he is responsible for the rise of HATE, The Youth, and The Fallout. Recently, Mephisto has allied himself with Sean Boden in a tandem dubbed PARIAH.

Currently, PARIAH has ignited a war against HATE. Mephisto has stated he will wage a war of “non-violence” against NOTHING, but will be highly pro-violence against The Purveyor’s brethren.

Nobody knows what is in store for the EWA as this war begins. But one thing is certain, it’s only a matter of time. And time… is on Jacob Mephisto’s side.

Accomplishments
  • EWA Network Championship
  • SHOOT Project Sin City Championship
Match History

  • Lost to NOTHING two falls to zero in a Three Stages of Hell match at EWA Champions Summit III, Night #1, 7.13.17 (10-13-5)
  • Lost to Indrid Calder by disqualification at Battlelines 32, 6.23.17 (10-12-5)
  • Lost [w/ Sean Boden & Sammy Rochester as Pariah] to NOTHING, Ryan Cuddihy & William West in a six-man tag team match at Battlelines 31, 6.7.17 [West submitted Boden] (10-11-5)
  • Wrestled Lunatikk Crippler to a no-contest at Battlelines 30, 5.23.17 (10-10-6)
  • Lost [w/ Sammy Rochester] to NOTHING & Ryan Cuddihy by disqualification at Battlelines 29, 5.5.17 (10-10-5)
  • Defeated NOTHING in a Dog Collar match at EWA Live From London, 4.21.17 (10-9-5)
  • Lost the EWA Network Championship to Elizabeth Gaunt at Battlelines 28, 3.31.17 (9-9-5)
  • Lost to Hank in a non-title match at Battlelines 27, 3.14.17 (9-8-5)
  • Wrestled [w/ NOTHING] Kharrion to a no-contest in a non-title match at Battlelines 26, 2.17.17 (9-7-5)
  • Defeated Laura Seton to retain the EWA Network Championship at Battlelines 25, 2.3.17 (9-7-4)
  • Defeated Sean Boden, Lunatikk Crippler & NOTHING to win the EWA Network Championship in a Fatal Fourway match at EWA Champions Summit II, Night #2, 1.20.17 [Mephisto pinned Boden] (8-7-4)
  • Wrestled [w/ Sean Boden as Pariah] HATE to a draw at EWA Champions Summit II, Night #1, 1.19.17 (7-7-4)
  • Defeated [w/ Sean Boden as Pariah] Johnny Napalm & Jaime Alejandro at Battlelines 24, 12.30.16 [Mephisto pinned Alejandro] (7-7-3)
  • Lost to Lunatikk Crippler by countout at Battlelines 23, 12.16.16 (6-7-3)
  • Wrestled NOTHING to a no-contest at Battlelines 22, 12.2.16 (6-6-3)
  • Eliminated by Lunatikk Crippler in the EWA Warrior’s Trial III for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship (12:17) at Battlelines 21, 11.17.16 (6-6-2)
  • Lost to Azrael Goeren at Battlelines 20, 11.4.16 (6-6-2)
  • Defeated The Heart Attack Kid at EWA Out For Blood, 10.24.16 (6-5-2)
  • Lost to Snake at Battlelines 6, 1.29.16 (5-5-2)
  • Defeated [w/ Snake] Anonymous at Battlelines 5, 1.15.16 (5-4-2)
  • Lost to Sinnocence in a Triple Threat Match for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship at Champions Summit I, Night 2, 12.31.15 [Sinnocence submitted Mephisto] (4-4-2)
  • Defeated [w/ Snake] Anonymous by disqualification at Champions Summit I, Night 1, 12.30.15 (4-3-2)
  • Wrestled Sinnocence to a no-contest in a Lumberjack Match at Battlelines 4, 12.11.15 (3-3-2)
  • Defeated Osbourne Kilminster by disqualification in an EWA World Heavyweight Championship Match at Fight Night 1, 12.4.15 (3-3-1)
  • Wrestled Sinnocence to a double disqualification at Battlelines 3, 11.25.15 (2-3-1)
  • Lost to Osbourne Kilminster in an impromptu Triple Threat Match with Sinnocence for the EWA World Heavyweight Championship at EWA Live From New York, 11.13.15 [Kilminster pinned Mephisto] (2-3-0)
  • Lost to Chip Masters at EWA Live From New York, 11.13.15 (2-2-0)
  • Lost [w/ Michael Draven & Hank] to Osbourne Kilminster, Aidan Reid & Sinnocence at Battlelines 2, 10.30.15 [Reid pinned Draven] (2-1-0)
  • Defeated Aidan Reid in a #1 Contender’s Match at Battlelines 1, 10.15.15 (2-0-0)
  • Eliminated by Osbourne Kilminster in the Warrior’s Trial I (46:51) at EWA From the Ashes, 10.2.15 (1-0-0)
  • Defeated Will ‘The Thrill’ Haynes at EWA From the Ashes, 10.2.15 (1-0-0)