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    "The King" Dave Sullivan

    "The King"
    FWA World Champion
    Dave Sullivan

    "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster. And if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche







    Name:
    Dave Sullivan
    Twitter Handle: @KingSullinator
    Height: 6'2
    Weight: 210 Lbs
    Age: 33 (April 19th, 1986)
    Hometown:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Gimmick: The King. He believes he is the King of everything that stands in his way, and he has the records to prove it.
    Alignment: Heel

    Nicknames:
    *The Pittsburgh Native (2012-2013)
    *The Redemption (2015)
    *The King of the X-Division (2018-2019)
    *The Double Champ King (March 2019 - October 2019)
    *The Triple Champ King (October 2019 - December 2019 )
    *The King (2019-Present)



    FWA accomplishments:



    FWA World Champion (1x)
    10-18-19 to Present




    North American Champion (1x)
    *3-3-19 to 12-6-19




    X Champion (4x)
    *7-1-13 to 10-1-13
    *10-31-15 to 3-26-16
    *5-29-16 to 8-14-16
    *7-15-18 to 12-6-19 (vacated)



    FWA Records
    *Most X Championships won (4)
    *Longest reign for X Championship (1 Year, 4 months, 23 days)
    *One of few to hold two championship titles at the same time (X Championship and North American Championship)
    *Held two titles for 9 months, 3 days
    *The first and currently only person to hold all three singles titles (X Championship, North American Championship, and FWA World Championship) at the same time
    *Held three titles for two months
    *Triple Crown Champion

    Non-FWA accomplishments:



    HWA World Champion (1x)
    *10-31-11 to 1-1-12


    Notable Feuds:
    *Dave Sullivan vs Tommy Thunder (HWA) - 2011
    *Dave Sullivan vs Mac Michaud - 2014
    *Dave Sullivan vs Lord Vincent Takaab Blackbird -2014
    *Dave Sullivan vs Thomas Jordan - 2016
    *Dave Sullivan vs CWA (Krash and Cyrus Truth) - 2019
    *Dave Sullivan vs Mike Parr - 2019
    *Dave Sullivan vs Nova Diamond - 2020



    Biography:


    Dave Sullivan started his career in 2011 at the age of 24 in an Indy promotion founded by himself and his cousin Broc Flucker. The promotion was called the Hardcore Wrestling Association (HWA). Sullivan quickly rose to the top of the HWA promotion, and become the HWA World Champion. It was then that he started a feud with one of the biggest stars of the promotion, Tommy Thunder. Tommy and Dave were set the main event the promotion's biggest Pay Per View of the year...Victory Point. Not only was Sullivan's world championship on the line, but if he lost to Tommy Thunder than Dave would be forced to retire as an HWA wrestler. In their only fight, Thunder beat Sullivan for the championship.

    Sullivan would then become HWA's interim CEO, after his cousin Broc Flucker was mysteriously attacked in a parking lot. It was soon figured out that Sullivan was behind the attack the entire time, and it was all a ploy to sole control of the company. That summer, Broc Flucker and Dave Sullivan would fight for the sole ownership rights of HWA. Broc would go on to defeat his cousin, banishing Sullivan from the Hardcore Wrestling Association. However, Flucker went bankrupt soon after and the small indy promotion was forced to fold. Thus, began Sullivan's career in the big leagues.

    Debuting in the FWA in July 2012 at the age of 26, Dave Sullivan was at one point a charismatic young star in the FWA with a lot of potential. But he went into a spiral, and everything around him crashed and burned. He began betting on his matches, and got involved in organized crime. Shortly after he became addicted to heroin, and would abuse the drug to get through his matches. He went through rehab, but it did no use. After a short return to the FWA in the summer of 2014, Sullivan was arrested on multiple charges of drug possession, armed robbery, and even homicide. Sullivan's insanity plea was denied by the judge, but in a turn of events he was found not guilty of all the homicide and robbery charges due to lack of evidence. He plead guilty to the drug charges, and was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of 6 to 12 months in the county jail.

    In May 2015 he was let out early for good behavior, and somehow managed to land a brand new contract with the FWA after learning a whole new style of combat during his stay in prison. After finding God, he returned under the guise of "The Redemption", a masked hero looking to complete his journey with the help of his Lord, with the help of his former county jail cellmate and mentor James Cross. After unmasking at Mile High 2015 and reclaiming the X-Division Championship for the second time in his career, Dave begain to discover that his graceful redemption was not so graceful after all. Sullivan discovered that he was manipulated by James Cross the entire team, and was not truly redeemed. But in a turn of events it become clear that Dave Sullivan and James Cross were the same person the entire time.

    Likely a result of Sullivan's rocky and traumatic life, he developed what appeared to be some form of dissociative identity disorder (More commonly known as multiple personality disorder). As a result of his psychotic struggles, Dave lost his X Championship to up and coming star Thomas Jordan, and slowly began to once again lose a grasp on his sanity. Meanwhile, Dave also strived to acquire a new contract, after only making a small $225,000 for the year. But in a last desperate hail mary attempt at salvation, Dave confronted all of his personalities on the eve of FWA's 14th annual Back in Business. At Back in Business, he faced Thomas Jordan for the third time in a tiebreaker match. He went on to defeat his foe, and win the X Division Championship for a record tying third time. Dave got his brand new contract, and the title...however there was a loophole in the contract. Once Dave Sullivan lost the title, his contract would be nullified. Dave Sullivan would go on to lose the championship three months later and was no longer employed by the FWA.

    Pursuing new adventures, Dave Sullivan got a gig hosting FWA's new reality show "Ground Zero" on FWA Network. The show aired during the Summer of 2017. One stipulation of the show was that the host, Sullivan, would manage the winner in the FWA.
    Ty Johnson went on to become the first winner of Ground Zero. Sullivan and Johnson grew close as Johnson entered his rookie year in the FWA. Sullivan mentored Johnson to a 4-1 start in the FWA, but things started to fall apart. Johnson's record went from 4-0 to 5-3, and Sullivan began to lose faith after one year. Right before Back in Business 2018, as Johnson was qualifying for the X Division championship, Sullivan betrayed his protegee.

    In a new change of attitude, Dave Sullivan set up Ty Johnson to be arrested on drug charges. Sullivan went on to take Johnson's spot in the Back in Business fatal four way ladder match for the X Division championship. Sullivan believed, being one of the two only men to win the title 3 times, that he was entitled to become a four time champion. Dave went on to win the fatal four way ladder match, and he went on to become the only person to win the title four times.

    Dave began calling himself "The King of the X-Division", believing his new self-acclaimed title was just. He had after all won it more times than anyone else. But soon King Sullivan realized he was bigger than just the X Division. He wanted to be known for more than just being the best of the lowest class. So he took his momentum, and he soared with it. He broke through his own glass ceiling, defeated the current FWA World Champion Cyrus Truth in a non titles match. He went on to battle for the North American Championship, and defeated Starr for the title at Quest for the Best (2019). With this victory, Dave Sullivan became one of few to hold two championships at the same time with the X Championship and for the first time ever his own North American Championship Reign.

    He called himself the Double Champ King. He broke through his own glass ceiling, and the cocky King set his sights even higher. Eventually being Double Champ King wasn't even. Sullivan began to set his eyes on Cyrus Truth's FWA World Championship. But the World Champ had other plans. With Cyrus being a former CWA veteran, he decided to offer a championship match to his former CWA friend Krash. Sullivan would not let this match happen, as he and Chris Kennedy interrupted the match and put it to an end, creating a feud between the FWA stars and the CWA originals. This would all come to an end in a six man tag team match. If the CWA side won the match, Krash would get a world title shot. If the FWA side won the match, the person who got the winning pin would get the title shot. Dave Sullivan was able to get the pin and secure a spot in his first FWA World Championship match.

    At Desert Storm, Dave Sullivan fought in his first World Championship match against Cyrus Truth, and the only person to beat him in two years Gabrielle Montgomery. Dave went on to pin Cyrus Truth, and capture the world championship for the first time in his career. At the same time, Dave Sullivan become the first person in history to hold all three singles titles at the same time with the X Championship, North American Championship, and the FWA World Championship. This title victory also added Dave Sullivan to the short list of Triple Crown champions.

    When Sullivan self appointed himself as King, he truly hadn't earned that title. But from that point on he earned everything else. He become a record breaking four time X Champion, he broke the record for longest reign as X Champion, he became North American champion for the first time, and he captured the FWA World Championship to be the first person to hold those three titles all at once. He truly became King of the FWA, and no one could argue otherwise.

    But as well all know, what goes up must come down. And the fall of King Sullivan has started to come much quicker than the rise. On a cold December Fight Night, King Sullivan was stripped of his X Championship by new Fight Night GM Vincent Blackbird. After a long year and a half of holding the championship, a record breaking feat, King Sullivan would no longer be X Champion. If that wasn't enough, on the very same night, King Sullivan lost his North American championship to a bitter rival Mike Parr. Although he wasn't pinned, he would lose his North American championship as well. King Sullivan went into this Fight Night with three titles, and walked out with only one.

    Yet still FWA World Champion...is The King. Right now, it's the only championship that matters to him.

    And now it has his full attention.

    Style of Wrestling:
    *Combination of CM Punk and Randy Orton
    *Mixed Martial Arts
    *Submission
    *Striker


    Five Perfected Moves:
    *Muay Thai Kick
    *Clothesline
    *Round House Kick
    *Ground and Pound
    *Jab to the Throat

    Finishing Moves:
    *The Steel Curtain (Kimura Lock Submission)
    *Three Rivers (Three Amigos)
    *RKO


    Base pic for your character:
    Conor McGregor









    Entrance:
    Sullivan wears a signature suit to the ring, with a King's robe on his back and a King's crown on his head. He carries his X Division championship over left shoulder, and in his right hand he carries a golden King's scepter. His robe is black and gold, as is his crown.

    In Ring:
    Sullivan wears black trunks with gold print on them (Similar to what Ted Dibiase Jr would wear in his early years). The rest of his attire is very similar to Randy Orton. A pair of black wrestling boots and knee pads. Then no elbow pads, but black wrist tape around the wrists.







    Theme Music:

    Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold




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    Re: "The King of the X-Division" Dave Sullivan

    Promo
    History
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    Story Arcs




    *Denotes promos that are a personal favorite of mine. Promos that I thought I just absolutely nailed, or find them the most enjoyable and creative of all my work.
    **Denotes promos that are a favorite among the favorites. Some of them are promos where I may not have even won the match, but damn it I should have.

    -Promos and story arcs from Sullivan's time in HWA (2011-2012) and Sullivan's early career (2012-2013) in FWA are unavailable due to down sites and lack of archives. However, a summary of Sullivan's story arc Pre-WC can be read in the biography section of the post above.




    The Psychopath (April 2014 to July 2014)
    1. Fight Night (5-2-2014) - Rain
    2. Aftershock (2014) - Small Room
    3. Fight Night (6-27-14) - Canada
    4. Fight Night (7-11-14) - Morgan Freeman
    5. Red, White, and Bruised (2014) - Dodge Charger


    The Redemption (July 2015 to March 2016)
    1. Red, White, and Bruised (2015) - The Garden of Eden
    2. Crossfire (8-24-15) - Fiat Lux
    3. FWA 10th Anniversary Show (2015) - Letter Home*
    4. Crossfire (10-05-15) - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    5. Crossfire (10-19-15) - Purpose
    6. Mile High (2015) - Divine Intervention
    7. Crossfire (11-16-15) - Terminal
    8. Crossfire (11-30-15) - Camera
    9. Crossfire Supershow (12-14-15) - Dashboard Jesus
    10. Trial By Fire (2015) - Why I Deserve to Win
    11. Fight Night (1-22-16) - For God Said Let There Be Light...And Light There Was
    12. Fight Night (2-5-16) - Repent/Ashes
    13. Winter Wasteland (2016) - Revelation*

    Multiple Personality Disorder (March 2016 to July 2016)
    1. Carnal Contendership (2016) - Two Days Ago
    2. Fight Night (4-8-16) - Cain and Gracie
    3. Fight Night (4-22-16) - Sometime in the Future
    4. Fight Night (5-6-16) - Not Another Office
    5. Back in Business XI (2016) - One Last Story**

    Host of Ground Zero (June 2017 to August 2017)
    1. Fight Night (7-15-16) - Sandy
    2. Fight Night (7-29-16) - Blowing it Off
    3. Ground Zero Episode 1
    4. Ground Zero Episode 2
    5. Ground Zero Episode 3 and 4
    6. Ground Zero Episode 5
    7. Ground Zero Episode 6
    8. Ground Zero Episode 7
    9. Ground Zero Episode 8
    10. Ground Zero Episode 9
    11. Ground Zero Episode 10.

    Mentor to Ty Johnson (September 2017 to July 2018)
    (All but "Collateral Damage" are written for Ty Johnson, with Sullivan as only a manager)
    1.
    Fight Night (10-6-17) - Debut Vignette
    2.
    Fight Night (10-20-17) - Chapter 1: The Beginning
    3.
    Mile High (11-12-17) - At Odds
    4.
    Fight Night (1-5-18) - Your Happy Days Are Back in 2017
    5.
    Tag League Final 2018 (2-18-18) - All Alone (Sullivan only mentioned)
    6.
    Fight Night (3-30-18) - Back on Track
    7.
    World Grand Prix Day 1 (4-21-18) - Gracie and the Elevator**
    8.
    World Grand Prix Day 2 (5-4-18) - Discouraged (Sullivan only mentioned)
    9.
    Fight Night (7-4-18) - Relapse
    10.
    Back in Business XII (2018) - Collateral Damage*


    King of the X Division (August 2018 to January 2019)
    1. Fight Night (8-3-18) - King's Coronation
    2. Fight Night (9-7-18) - The King I Am
    3. Fight Night (9-21-18) - King's Jester
    4. Aftershock (2018) - King's Lesson*

    Breaking The Glass Ceiling (January 2019 to May 2019)
    1. FWA Revival (1-6-19) - King's Jobber
    2. Fight Night (1-21-19) - King Silky
    3
    . Fight Night (2-8-19/2-15-19) - From a Jack to a King
    4
    . Quest for the Best (3-3-19) - King's Abyss

    The Double-Champ King (May 2019 to September 2019)
    1. Fight Night (5-10-19) - King's Therapy
    2. Fight Night (5-30-19) - The Peasants of a King
    3
    . Fight Night (6-14-19) - King's Bedtime Story: The Lion and the Sheep
    4
    . FWA 14th Anniversary Show (7-12-19) - Long Live The King
    5. Fight Night (7-26-19) - The King and Goliath
    6. Fight Night (9-6-19) - One Show, One King
    7. Fight Night (9-27-19) - King's Inferno*

    The Rise and Fall (October 2019 to Present)
    1. Desert Storm (10-18-19) - Detective King and the Case of the Stolen Championship
    2. Fight Night (12-6-19) - King's Layover
    3. Fight Night (12-30-19) - Regicide
    4. Fight Night (1-18-20) - King's Focus
    5. Back in Business (2-29-20) - The Mighty Adventures of King Sullivan
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    Re: "The King of the X-Division" Dave Sullivan

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    Records from Sullivan's Pre FWA career in HWA (2011-2012) and Sullivan's early FWA career (2012-2013) are not accounted for due to unavailable archives. The following is Sullivan's win-loss record following his return to the FWA in 2014. Tag Team match records are only counted for 2v2 encounters, and any tag matches involving more than four competitors are not recognized in the wins or losses column.


    2014
    1. Dave Sullivan defeated Pablo The Potato at Fight Night (5-2-14)
    2. Dave Sullivan defeated James Syndicate at Aftershock (2014)
    3. Mac Michaud defeated Dave Sullivan via DQ at Fight Night (6-27-14)
    4. Dave Sullivan and The Mist defeated Mac Michaud and Danny Toner in a Tag Team Match at Fight Night (7-11-14)
    5. Dave Sullivan defeated Mac Michaud at Red, White, and Bruised (2014)

    Singles Record: 3-1
    Tag Team Record: 1-0



    2015
    6. Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan defeated Vincent Blackbird at Red, White, and Bruised (2015)
    7. Ghost Dog defeated Vincent Blackbird (pinned) and Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan at Crossfire (8-24-15)
    8. Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan defeated Vincent Blackbird at the FWA 10th Anniversary Show (2015)
    9. Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan defeated Mac Michaud at Crossfire (10-5-15)
    10. Passion defeated Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan for the X Championship at Crossfire (10-19-15)
    11. Dave "The Redemption" Sullivan defeated Passion (c) in an X Match for the X Championship (Mile High 2015)
    12. Dave Sullivan defeated Vincent Blackbird in a non title match at Crossfire (11-16-15)
    13. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Mac Michaud in a match for the X Championship at Crossfire (11-30-15)
    14. Dave Sullivan defeated James Hughes in a non title match at the Crossfire Supershow (12-14-15)
    15. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Mac Michaud, Passion, and Mike Parr in a tables elimination match for the X Championship at Trial By Fire (2015)
    Singles Record: 8-1
    Tag Team Record: 0-1


    2016
    16. Dave Sullivan defeated James Hughes in a non title match at Fight Night (1-22-16)
    17. Dave Sullivan defeated Stu "The Snake" St. Clair at Fight Night (2-5-16)
    18. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Thomas Jordan in an X Rules match for the X Championship at Winter Wasteland (2016)
    19. Thomas Jordan defeated Dave Sullivan (c) in a ladder match for the X Championship at Carnal Contendership (2016)
    20. Dave Sullivan defeated Jason Randall at Fight Night (4-8-16)
    21. Dave Sullivan defeated The Technician at Fight Night (4-22-16)
    22. Malik Garcia defeated Dave Sullivan (by count out) in a beat the clock challenge at Fight Night (5-6-16)
    23. Dave Sullivan defeated Thomas Jordan (c) in a "UFC" Match for the X Championship at Back in Business XI (2016)
    24. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Triple J in match for the X Championship at Fight Night (7-1-16)
    25. Jean-Luc Watkins and Jhunha defeated Jason Randall and Dave Sullivan in a tag team match at Fight Night (7-15-16)
    26. Zachary Kazadi defeated Dave Sullivan in a non title match at Fight Night (7-29-16)
    27. Jean Luc Watkins defeated Dave Sullivan (c) in an X Rules match for the X Championship at Red, White, and Bruised (2016)
    Singles Record: 7-4
    Tag Team Record: 0-1



    2018
    28. Dave Sullivan and Penny defeated Lord Dog and XYZ in a tag team match at Fight Night (7-4-18)
    29. Dave Sullivan defeated Kevin Cromwell (c), Penny, and Aaron Kendrick in a Ladder Match for the X Championship at Back in Business XIII (2018)
    30. Dave Sullivan and Kevin Cromwell defeated Aaron Kendrick and Penny in a tag team match at Fight Night (8-3-18)
    31. Dave Sullivan defeated Aaron Kendrick in a non title match at Fight Night (9-7-18)
    32. Dave Sullivan and Tommy Thunder defeated Kevin Cromwell and Aaron Kendrick in a tag team match (9-21-18)
    33. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Kevin Cromwell in a X Championship title match at Aftershock (2018)

    Singles Record: 3-0
    Tag Team Record: 3-0



    2019
    34. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Risky Douglas in an X Championship title match at FWA Revival (1-6-19)
    35. Dave Sullivan defeated Cyrus Truth in a Champion vs Champion non title match at Fight Night (1-21-19)
    36. Gabrielle Montgomery defeated Dave Sullivan in a non title singles match at Fight Night (2-8-19)
    37. Dave Sullivan defeated Tommy Thunder in a non title singles match at Fight Night (2-15-19)
    38. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Starr (c) and Kevin Cromwell in Take All Triple Threat for the North American Championship and X-Championship at Quest for the Best (3-3-19)
    39. Dave Sullivan defeated Starr in a non title singles match at Fight Night (5-10-19)
    40. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Jason Randall in an Extreme Rules match for the X Championship at Fight Night (5-30-19)
    41. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Dominick Armistead in a singles match for the North American Championship at Fight Night (6-14-19)
    42. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Randy Ramon and Jason Randall in a Two Falls Triple Threat Match for the North American Championship and X Championship at FWA 14th Anniversary Show (7-12-19)
    43. Dave Sullivan (c) defeated Viktor Maximus in a singles match for the North American Championship at Fight Night (7-26-19)
    44. Dave Sullivan (c) vs Mike Parr for the North American Championship ended in No Contest at Fight Night (9-6-19)
    45. Dave Sullivan, Chris Kennedy, and Mike Garcia defeated Cyrus Truth, Krash, and Devin Golden (pinned by Sullivan) in a FWA vs CWA Six Man Tag Team match at Fight Night (9-27-19)
    46. Dave Sullivan defeated Cyrus Truth (c) and Gabrielle Montgomery in a Triple Threat match for the FWA World Championship at Desert Storm (10-18-19)
    47. Mike Parr defeated Krash (pinned) and Dave Sullivan (c) in a Triple Threat match for the North American Championship at Fight Night (12-6-19)
    48. Dave Sullivan defeated Kevin Cromwell in a non titles match at Fight Night (12-30-19)

    Singles Record: 12-2
    Tag Team Record: 0-0

    2020
    49. The Undisputed Alliance defeated Dave Sullivan and Mike Parr (pinned) in a non title tag team match (Fight Night 1-18-20)
    50. Krash, Cyrus Truth, Nova Diamond, and Devin Golden defeated Mike Parr, Dave Sullivan, Gabrielle Montgomery, and Michael Garcia in an 8 Man Tag Team Elimination Match (Fight Night 2-9-20)
    51. Dave Sullivan defeated Nova Diamond in a singles match for the FWA World Championship in the main event at Back in Business XIV (2-29-20)
    Singles Record: 1-0
    Tag Team Record: 0-1



    Total Singles Record: 34-8


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    Re: "The King" Dave Sullivan

    This page has been updated slightly. I've been updating it after each show with an updated match history record as well as promos. I want to try to separate my win-loss records by years now.

    For story arcs, I've ended Sullivan's arc titled "The Double Champ King" at 7 promos, and that arc ends for obvious reasons. I've started a new arc with a new title, but that may it's subject to change if needed as I'm not sure the direction Sullivan is going.

    Sullivan's FWA accomplishments have been updated, as well as his biography.

    Lastly, I'm adding a section for promotional posters that feature Sullivan.

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