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.
Coleman: Timothy Coleman here with the latest, as I welcome Kyle Crosby. Kyle?
Crosby: Yes Tim I know what you're gonna say, in fact I even know what you're thinking right now. It's quite simple really as all my fans are thinking the same thing.
Coleman: Oh really? And just what might that be?
Crosby:*Kyle talks in a sarcastic whiny voice*
"How come you weren't able to win that battle royal Kyle? How come you you were eliminated by some no name pencil neck like Trent Wheeler? Kyle....what happened?"
Coleman: Now that you mentioned it, that was one of several things that crossed my mind there Kyle.
Crosby: THAT'S MR. CROSBY TO YOU!
Coleman: Yeah um, my bad.
Crosby: YEAH! Yeah, it is YOUR BAD! You will, address me as Mr. Crosby, as I am your superior! How do you even keep your job? You don't seem any better than whoever attempted to do what you're doing the other week!
Coleman: Well I-
Crosby:*cuts Tim off* Enough! Just shut it, enough of my time has been wasted on your presence. Just hold the mic and listen!
*Coleman nods, frustrated*
Crosby:*Kyle pullls the mic closer to his face*Trent Feeler, or whatever your name was. Don't you worry, I have a great memory and there's a time and place where we'll meet again and you'll get what's coming to you! As for the matters at hand. To all my fans out there that I let down, you don't need to be sad...as this is just a temporary setback. A minor speed bump while driving down the road if you will. But man will I soon you be rolling, and ladies if you hadn't noticed*motions at his physique* I roll in style!
*Coleman groans in disgust*
Crosby: It's alright Timmy boy, we can't all be as good looking or talented as me. So keep dreaming there buddy boy...and speaking of sleeping. The Problem Solver! *Kyle pauses, confused*
The Problem Solver? What kind of name is that? You haven't solved anyone's problems by showing your face around here. Sure I may have "lost" *makes quotations with fingers* that battle royal. But me losing was just a fluke, a mistake, a minuscule error(if you will) that will soon be corrected when I beat your sorry behind! You're probably in some bar somewhere at the moment hiding at the bottom of a beer bottle still scratching your head trying to figure out the problem of why you suck so much. Well I'm a quick learner and one heck of a teacher. I won't even bother to ask you if you know why I'm called the Cobra...but just as I mentioned sleep before, you'll soon be snoozing with out good ol'buddy Timmy here when I give you a lethal dose of that Canadian Venom-OH YEAH! *walks off*
Coleman: *still annoyed* Ladies and gentleman...that was, Kyle Crosby. Guys back to you.
Coleman: Timothy Coleman here on High Voltage*Kyle Crosby walks up along side Tim with a devious smirk on his face*, and I'm joined by none other then the Canadian Cobra..Kyle Crosby! Coming off from your first win on our last show, what are your thoughts Ky-*Kyle raises his eyebrow at Tim* er-Mr. Crosby?
Crosby: Good man Timmy boy! I see that you aren't as dumb as you sometimes present yourself and that you can in fact learn something! It's a good thing you remembered to address me as Mr.Crosby, otherwise I might have to remind you of your place and status! But seriously now, were you in the least bit surprised at last weeks match?
Coleman: Not at all Mr. Crosby, you were very fast and more than effective in your win against the Problem Solver. I'm sure all the fans were equally impressed.
Crosby: Impressed? Well yes, of course everyone was impressed. You must not have been able to take your eyes off of myself or the action going on in the ring, cause if you looked at all those fans around the arena you would have clearly saw that they were AMAZED!
Coleman: Yes, I'm sure they-*Kyle grabs the mic out of Tim's hand*
Crosby: Enough of that! If you want to praise me and remind everyone of how good I am and how much you love me, that's what the internet is for! I know you're a bit of a geek there Timmy, go ahead and blog it up with all my fans! Now...*clears throat and looks directly into the camera, now completely serious*
Roderick Kyle! I hope you're paying close attention wherever you are, on whatever high throne you're sitting on. Don't get anything twisted, we may share the same name of Kyle, but I guarantee that is all we have in common. But I'll go ahead and acknowledge your self proclaimed nickname: The Chosen One. Oh, oh you're right. You are absolutely right, you are in fact the chosen one...chosen to be my next defeated opponent on the path to greatness! Do you recall in the past when I spoke of a road, a certain road that I am traveling down? With twists and turns and pot holes and speed bumps here and there? You're just one more carcass along the side of the road that will be gone two months from now. You believe you are god's gift to wrestling huh? *Crosby laughs, then regains his serious composure*
I'm not gonna sit here and preach to you about religion. I'm sure you get enough of that at whatever church you have wrongfully made for yourself. I'm no man of faith, but I AM a man of truth and reason. I'm not gonna tell you that god isn't real, but I will promise you, that he won't be there to help you when you're in that ring with me. As soon as you step between those ropes, I am the ultimate hand in your judgment. But don't worry, the Canadian venom may be excruciating, but it is ruthless and quick. I'll let you taste enough to cleanse your soul, then I'll be on my way to meet my next victim. *shoves the mic into Coleman's hand* Put that in your sermon. *walks off*
Coleman: Ladies and gentleman, a recently victorious and surprisingly more serious Kyle Crosby. One can only look forward to his upcoming match with Roderick Kyle! Guys, back to you.
After Chaos and Falcon Hawk are helped to the back, the crowd pops as "Put It On" by Big L hits the speakers.
Dr. Jack Adams: Here comes Shawn Stargell ladies and gentlemen!
The music suddenly stops playing as "Picking Up The Pieces" by Go It Alone now plays over the speakers.
Dr. Jack Adams: My mistake, it looks like this was simply a ruse, as here comes Kyle Crosby.
The crowd boos as Kyle Crosby strolls out onto the entrance ramp decked out in his ring gear, sporting the Canadian colours of course. He motions to a CWA employee by the ramp, who then hands him a microphone. He goes to speak into the mic, but as he raises the mic the crowd boos even louder. After a brief pause, he then speaks anyway.
Kyle Crosby: You fans certainly sound happy to see me!
The crowd reacts with even more boos and yelling.
Dr. Jack Adams: He must not be listening to the same crowd I am!
Kyle Crosby: Before I address "you people", or anything else for that matter, something needs to be done. Cause something just isn't right, there's an ingredient missing here. Kyle scratches his chin. Oh yeah, can Timothy Coleman please come out here?!
Dr. Jack Adams: Crosby is requesting that, Timothy Coleman come out?
After a brief moment Timothy Coleman timidly walks out next to Crosby.
Kyle Crosby: Ah, perfect. Just the person I was looking for.
Coleman goes to speak but Crosby motions for him to stay silent.
Kyle Crosby: Don't speak dear Timmy boy, just do your dear old buddy Kyle a favour and hold this mic for me.
Dr. Jack Adams: Wow, cause that was necessary.
Coleman silently nods and holds the mic up so Crosby can speak hands free.
Kyle Crosby: Now then, I personally welcome all of you fans to the continuing journey down this long epic road that I have embarked on. First, you witnessed me "solve" a simple "problem" that was annoying the CWA faithful. More recently, you witnessed a supposed "chosen one" who would also fall victim to The Canadian Cobra. But come on now, really, was there ever any doubt in your minds?
Dr. Jack Adams: I can't say I was really excited, but he did pick up two big wins.
Kyle Crosby: Even though you people aren't exactly the brightest little light bulbs ever, you should know that unlike some others. I'm willing to take time out of my busy schedule to enlighten you. Are you stupid enough to think that this Shawn Stargell would come out here, let alone actually acknowledge you? Please, he is nothing more than a petty thug. Nothing more than a glorified criminal. He doesn't care about you, yet you blindly cheer for him anyway. All he cares about is money, himself, and oh wait let's see, um....money!
Dr. Jack Adams: Now who is Kyle Crosby to make a statement like that?
Kyle Crosby: Stargell, I hope with all that cash you have, that you're actually "paying" attention right now. You think you can just buy your way into this industry? You think you can purchase talent, and the natural charisma and ability that it takes to be successful in this business? You can put up a front, a proverbial smoke screen if you will. You can buy out the hearts of these cheap fans and trick them into thinking you're good.
The crowd really starts to boo now
Kyle Crosby: But even with all that money, YOU STILL KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOTHING! Lie to everyone else all you want, throw dollars in their faces, I see you for what you really are...and soon, everyone else will too. The Canadian Venom isn't just ruthless, effective, and deadly...It's the ultimate truth serum! I'll be sure to give you an extra dose just to clear your head, so you don't have anymore sick delusions of even considering the idea that you could ever make it as a wrestler. Then you can go on your merry little way, and be some floozy actor playing in cheesy movies.
Kyle finally stops talking much to the delight of the fans in attendance before heading to the ring as a dumbfounded Timothy Coleman shrugs and then walks off.
Dr. Jack Adams: Well folks, that was The Canadian Cobra Kyle Crosby with some very choice words for his next opponent: Shawn Stargell. The two should be having quite the match up next on High Voltage!