As the music cuts in, pale blue lights strobe around and Sterling steps out onto the ramp, one trained directly down on him. Sleeveless black hoody pulled up and sunglasses covering his eyes, he looks all about into the stands and he slowly and methodically paces down toward the ring, unhurried. He flicks his arms out, stretching his shoulders and cracking his neck as he reaches the ring, nodding to himself and looking up high into the rafters as he peels away his hoody and sunglasses, taking a deep breath before leaping up onto the ring apron and leaping again over the top rope to take his place in the ring.
Sterling uses a lot from his extensive Martial Arts backgrounds, but hybridises it a lot with wrestling elements he's picked up, so he employs a lot of suplexes to take guys down. Obviously, he's not neccessarily as big or strong as a lot of guys on the roster, so sometimes he will attempt a suplex and not be able to hit it and have to go a second time. He uses a lot of punches and elbows to set up the takedowns, even low kicks, but he's not your stereotypical head-kicker. On the ground, he transitions easily between submission attempts - mostly kimuras, keylocks and armbars but he can pull off triangle chokes and gogoplatas if stuck under a bigger, stronger opponent.
Sterling has exhausted most avenues in the sphere of combat sports, having competed in Olympic training camps and fighting for various organisations at the upper level, but never having cracked the ultimate tier. Along the way, he’s picked up a lot of skills and has, more recently, found ways to combine them and now believes he’s ready to show the EWA just what the next stage of the business’s evolution looks like!
Match HistoryEliminated by Indrid Calder in the EWA Warrior’s Trial V (56:58) at Battlelines 44, 6.22.18 (4-3-3)
Defeated Buck Dresden to win the EWA Combat Championship in a steel cage match at Battlelines 44, 6.22.18 (4-3-3)
Lost to Katsuro Yoshida at Battlelines 43, 5.31.18 (3-3-3)
Wrestled Buck Dresden to a double disqualification in a non-title match at Fight Night 12, 4.26.18 (3-2-3)
Lost to Philip Donovan in an EWA Network Championship/first round Path of the Warrior II tournament triple threat match at EWA Live From Toronto, 4.18.18 (3-2-2)
Wrestled Philip Donovan to a double countout in a first round Path of the Warrior II tournament match at Battlelines 42, 4.5.18 (3-1-2)
Defeated Brytain Montgomery at Battlelines 41, 3.15.18 (3-1-1)
Defeated Katsuro Yoshida at Battlelines 40, 2.14.18 (2-1-1)
Lost to Philip Donovan at Battlelines 39, 1.25.18 (1-1-1)
Defeated Erin Gordon at EWA This Means War, 1.12.18 (1-0-1)
Wrestled Erin Gordon to a double countout at Battlelines 38, 12.14.17 (0-0-1)