Basic Information Name
James Kwiatkowski Ring Name
Kyle Crosby Nicknames
The Canadian Cobra
The Cobra Commander
The New Icon of CWA
The Choice Of A New Generation
Black Skull(in Japan) Date Of Birth (Age)
June 15 1989 (22) Hometown
London, Ontario, Canada Currently Residing
Baltimore, Maryland Height
Wrestling Information Gimmick
A well rounded technical wrestler with a multiple personality disorder. He often gets fiction confused with reality and confuses his life with that of movie & cartoon/comic book villains. On one hand he's spastic & unpredictable, on the other he's over confident, egotistical, and narcissistic. At times he can seem completely heartless and insane, while he can also be rather genuine and comedic. Disposition
Heel Wrestling Style
Submission Specialist/Technical/Brawler Wrestling Abilities
Technical-1, Brawling-2, Speed-3, Charisma-4, Power-5 Submission Finisher(Primary Finishing Move) Cobra Stretch-Hammerlock legsweep DDT into an arm trap cross legged STF Signature Moves Canadian Venom-Rolling Cutter The Red Scare-Lifting Falling Reverse DDT Black Death-Pumphandle Reverse Piledriver
Multiple kicks to the chest & face followed by frankensteiner Signature Submission Moves
Thumb lock with foot applied to opponents throat
High angle boston crab Common Strike Moves
Open palm slap
Back body chops
Punch & elbow combinations
Stomping singled out body parts Common Moves
German suplex(sometimes w/bridge)
Fishermans twisting neckbreaker
Double underhook backbreaker
Suplex lifted sitout jawbreaker
Leg hook belly to back suplex
Half nelson suplex
Russian leg sweep(often transitioned into as submission move)
Belly to belly suplex
Northern lights suplex(sometimes w/bridge)
firemans carry slam
arm trap neckbreaker
crossface chickenwing(sometimes w/body scissors)
Jumping hammerlock twisted into a short ranged lariat
Reverse headlock, followed by elbows to the chest
Kyle constantly smiles or glares(as a heel) at various audience members and the camera.
Kyle is a submission specialist and sound technical worker. What he lacks in power & size against bigger opponents he makes up for in speed & ability. He is known for being able to withstand a lot of punishment, and loves to play possum. However many opponents under estimate his strength, and by the time they've realized their mistakes he has them locked in a submission hold. Crosby loves being able to out smart his opponents and inflict extreme physical damage. If you show any type of weakness or flaw, he'll waste no time in meticulously & viciously picking you apart. He doesn't like to use weapons, but will if It's necessary. Referees will usually have to yell at him several times to release as submission hold even after the bell has been rung.
Update: With Kyle's return, his actions and demeanor have changed slightly. Less negative and a little more reception to his peers and fans, the Canadian Cobra seems less focused on hurting other for the sheer pleasure of doing, and is more focused on winning essentially.
"You'll know why I'm called the Cobra when you get a taste of that Canadian Venom!"
"I only want to be recognized for the truth..and that's just how good I actually am."
"It's not about you or them, IT'S ABOUT ME!"
"I am "the New Icon" of this business!"
Wrestled all throughout Middle & High school. Won various tournaments with the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association(OAWA) as well as several tournaments in Calgary as well. When he turned eighteen, Kyle relocated to Calgary where he trained with Larry Stern at his wrestling academy. After graduating the school he wrestled shortly for New Calgary Wrestling Association(NCWA). He would then travel to the UK to make appearances in various promotions, which led to him being contacted by Japan Pro United(JPU). There he became a one time junior JPU tag team champion, a two time junior JPU heavyweight champion, and also won the annual JPU Young Stars Cup. This would gain the attention of CWA employee Jack Adams, and Crosby later signed with the promotion.
Past Known Associates Guardian Devil - Making his return to CWA on the night of Five Star Attraction, Kyle heard GD was looking for a partner. So the two teamed up to defeat the Gang Stars and become the new tag team champions.
Jason Blair - The man who Kyle had some what brain washed into following and obeying his every command. Attempted to abuse his size and power for his own doings.
Jay Walters & Hade Mckenzie - Two lower card tag team wrestlers who Crosby took under his wing, and used as additional security, back up, and muscle.
Appearance In-Ring Attire
Short red or white tights with his signature Canadian Cobra logo on them somewhere. Often has his name is on the back in GI Joe font.
(Also comes to the ring with a Canadian flag on a hockey stick at times) Non-Wrestling Attire
Before matches, usually a red/white track suit (w/logo & name on back).
Likes to wear expensive custom fit suits.
Also wears a full body suit and mask similar to the Cobra Commander.
When not wearing his usual outfits, he often dresses in various styles and costumes according to which fictitious character is influencing him.
Picture Robert Roode
Theme Song Theme: "Seizure Of Power" By Marilyn Manson
Introduction You might say he has a few screws loose, well that's probably putting it lightly. Raised in a foster home as a kid, Kyle never knew his real parents. Due to that and his living arrangements, he grew up with extreme resentment to anyone and everything around him. Getting involved in lots of fights early on, he eventually took up wrestling as a way to channel his aggression. With various mental disabilities that would normally hold him back or makes things hard for him, he was able to stay focused and completely submerge himself into his training. Quickly becoming one of the most talented youngsters at his school, Kyle started becoming really self absorbed. Due to various bumps and knocks that he sustained to his head, many feel this has worsened his "condition". In that sometimes he has a really hard time differentiating what is real, not real, or what is right or wrong. A bit of a basket case and hot head at times, what you see with Kyle isn't always what you get. He thoroughly enjoys picking his opponents apart and makes sure they know he enjoys it. Where he goes from here isn't really certain. Kyle himself might or might not even know.
"Sometimes...one's self can be one's own enemy. But I know myself better then anyone in this world possibly ever could. It's not me I would be worried about. IT'S ALL OF YOU! Everyone else is more messed up then I am. I'm not the one who makes the world a bad place, but I can certainly inspire everyone to be better whether they like it or not. I only want to be recognized for the truth..and that's just how good I actually am."
James Kyle Kwiatkowski was born on June 15 1989, in Saint Thomas outside of London Ontario Canada. Being of Polish decent, he was the second child and first son of wrestling veteran Edward "The Creeper" Kwiatkowski.
As a child, it was determined early on that young James was notably different from other children his age. Often teased and tormented, early on he was prone to violence and got in much trouble at school. With his father constantly away from home, and his mother abusing alcohol, James became not only distant from others but his family as well. What little interaction he did have with his father, was always bad as he too was a victim of alcohol as well as pain killers. In 1997 when James was eight, his mother died in a automobile accident related to her drinking. He was later moved into an orphanage where he lived out his teenage years.
No longer in contact with his father or older sister, aside from the obvious mental trauma, the seeds of pro wrestling had been planted in his mind. At the age of 12 James went out for his junior high school's wrestling team. Immediately taking to the sport, he began to block everything else out in his life, and focus everything completely on exercise, training, and wrestling.
By high school he was competing in various wrestling tournaments affiliated with the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association(OAWA) to which he had various wins throughout his last three year in high school. James also competed in and won several tournaments in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating and turning 18, James temporarily moved to Calgary where joined former professional wrestler Larry Stern's wrestling academy. The school was a 12 month program, and James passed with flying colors. Stern claimed that he was one of the most promising students he had ever had the privilege to work with.
Soon after James took on the name(that he is now know by) Kyle Crosby, as he wanted to distance himself from his fathers name. He then wrestled quite a number of local shows with(then, the small time promotion) New Calgary Wrestling Association(NCWA).
Not long after that he traveled to the UK and wrestled in various promotions, this led to Kyle being contacted by Japan Pro United(JPU). Where he would take on the character and persona of "Black Skull". He worked in JPU for just over 10 months, becoming a one time junior JPU tag team champion, a two time junior JPU heavyweight champion, and also won the prestigious-annual JPU Young Stars Cup by defeating the popular and established Hotaka "The Griffin" Daiki.
Not long after this, Crosby was contacted by Jack Adams about working in CWA. Realizing the great opportunity before him, Kyle accepted the offer and relocated to Baltimore Maryland. Not long after that he made his debut on the 4/20/10 edition of High Voltage, where he was eliminated from a ten man battle royal. The rest is history.