Height
6'0"
Weight
212 lbs
Hometown
Newport Beach, CA
Date of Birth
November 5, 1978
Debut Event
Entrance Music
Entrance Description

All house lights are dimmed at the beginning of the theme song.

A graphic wipes across the EWAtron with a VHS tracking visual effect:

At (0:16) on the track, neon green laser beams scatter and strobe across along the entrance ramp, as a singular black light spotlight shines on PhD, arms outstretched welcoming the audience. The most distinct feature of his outfit are his glowing neon pink and baby blue shutter shades. The rest of his ring attire consists of long tights that are deep azure with gold and white piping on the sides (identical to the UCLA color scheme) and a random pair of Nike Air Jordans.

PhD takes a few steps forward out of the dimming spotlight, then stops to survey the crowd. He turns his palms upward making a subtle beckoning gesture before crossing his forearms at his chest and making a two-handed “OC” gesture (an homage to his hometown area) to the cameraman. Walking down the aisle/ramp, he’ll acknowledge the fans with hand slaps and will occasionally grab a phone from a fan for a selfie op (a telltale sign he feels very confident about an upcoming match). He walks up the ring steps and enters the ring hopping over the top rope with a scissor kick. He walks over to a ring corner and ascends to the top turnbuckle to survey the crowd one last time. After doing the Birdman hand rub, he jumps down onto the apron and runs the ropes three times.

Kill the lasers and up go the standard lights.

Finishing Moves
  • The Flashback [Poison Rana]
  • The Enchanted Bunny [Bunny choke submission, used as a reversal of a pinfall attempt]
Signature Moves
  • Photobomb (Blue Thunder powerbomb)
  • Superkick
  • Cradle of Love (Swinging Fisherman's neckbreaker)
Favorite Moves
  • flying forearm smash → corkscrew back elbow smash → atomic drop (comeback combination)
  • ripcord knee strike
  • springboard rounding moonsault press
  • diving elbow drop (from top turnbuckle)
  • trio of short-arm clotheslines
  • baseball slide dropkick (ring-out dive attack)
  • sitout side slam
  • spinning sleeper slam
  • wheelbarrow suplex
  • facebreaker knee smash
  • running leg lariat
Profile

As a punk kid growing up in the O.C., Philip Donovan thought he was pretty fly for a white guy. Too much MTV TRL, rap-rock, cheap malt liquor, unsanctioned backyard brawls, and other vices made him insufferable to adults everywhere. He took his jackassery to the EWA to capitalize on its popularity and make a name for himself. A chance encounter with Thorne Richards in the EWA changed everything. Honing his wrestling craft while tapping into a more mature side, Donovan became less of a court jester and more sophisticated hedonist. This turn also correlated with in-ring success and multiple title reigns.

After the EWA folded in 1999, Donovan switched gears and enrolled at UCLA to earn a degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, he founded and collaborated on a popular streetwear line, Philip Donovan Threads (aka PDT), which is still an active company. Later on, he hosted a podcast about wrestling and pop culture called “The White Hot Podcast.” His most recent foray into entertainment is “The Hot Minute”, a brief newscast lampooning the rumors and happenings in the EWA.

He’s a happy-go-lucky smart-ass with little to no filter and generally has no idea when he goes too far with his snarky, sarcastic tone. However, he stands by everything he says regardless of the consequences.

Having little to no allies in the EWA, the fans and himself are his foundation. The most meaningful friendships in the company he’s forged are with Joe Lemon and alum Serpent Man.

His wrestling style is what would be best described as a technical high-flyer. Though he’ll trade strikes with the best of them, he’s hardly a brawler by nature. He fits somewhere in the D&D alignment matrix as a Neutral Good, though he tends to have Chaotic Good tendencies.

Accomplishments
  • EWA Television/Network Championship [3x]
  • EWA Light Heavyweight Championship
  • E-Revolution World Television Championship
  • E-Revolution World Heavyweight Championship
Match History

  • Lost to Lou in a Triple Threat match for a shot at the EWA Network Championship at Battlelines 37, 11.22.17 [Lou pinned West] (10-8-2)
  • Lost to Martin Robertson at Battlelines 36, 11.2.17 (10-7-2)
  • Defeated Katsuro Yoshida at Battlelines 35, 10.19.17 (10-6-2)
  • Defeated Alex Brooks at EWA Live From Sydney, 9.27.17 (9-6-2)
  • Eliminated by Lou / Lagrima in the EWA Warrior’s Trial IV (21:29) at Battlelines 34, 9.7.17 (8-6-2)
  • Lost to Grace Goeren in a quarterfinal Path of the Warrior Tournament match at Battlelines 14, 6.10.16 (8-6-2)
  • Eliminated by Grace Goeren in a #1 Contender’s Battle Royal for the EWA Network Championship at Battlelines 12, 5.16.16 (8-5-2)
  • Defeated Dredd in a first round Path of the Warrior Tournament match at Battlelines 11, 5.2.16 (8-5-2)
  • Lost to Shinya Nakamura in a Hair vs Hair match at Asylum de los Muertos, Night #2, 4.1.16 (7-5-2)
  • Defeated [w/ Shinya Nakamura] Johan Dietrich & Johnny Napalm at Battlelines 8, 2.26.16 [Donovan pinned Napalm] (7-4-2)
  • Eliminated by Shinya Nakamura in a battle royal for a shot at the EWA Atlantic Coast Championship at Fight Night 5, 2.19.16 (6-4-2)
  • Wrestled Indrid Calder to a double countout at Fight Night 4, 2.5.16 (6-4-2)
  • Lost to Sinnocence in an EWA World Heavyweight Championship match at Battlelines 6, 1.29.16 (6-4-1)
  • Defeated Snake by countout at Fight Night 3, 1.22.16 (6-3-1)
  • Lost the EWA Network Championship to The Heart Attack Kid at Champions Summit I, Night 2, 12.31.15 (5-3-1)
  • Defeated Lunatikk Crippler & Lou to regain the EWA Network Championship in a Triple Threat Match at Champions Summit I, Night 1, 12.30.15 [Donovan pinned Crippler] (5-2-1)
  • Lost the EWA Network Championship to Lunatikk Crippler at Fight Night 2, 12.18.15 (4-2-1)
  • Lost to GRIMM by disqualification, but retained the EWA Network Championship, at Battlelines 4 (4-1-1)
  • Defeated Dredd by disqualification to retain the EWA Network Championship at Fight Night 1, 12.4.15 (4-0-1)
  • Defeated Hank and Lunatikk Crippler in a Triple Threat Match with Hank to win the EWA Network Championship at Battlelines 3, 11.25.15 [Donovan pinned Crippler] (3-0-1)
  • Defeated [w/ Lunatikk Crippler and Hank] SmirtDogg, Lou, and Barrett Lynch in a six-man tag team match at Battlelines 3, 11.25.15 [Crippler pinned Lou] (2-0-1)
  • Wrestled to a draw with The Heart Attack Kid at EWA Live From New York, 11.13.15 (1-0-1)
  • Defeated [w/ Barrett Lynch] GRIMM and Thomas Manchester Black in a Lethal Lottery Match at Battlelines 2, 10.30.15 [PhD pinned TMB] (1-0-0)