Real Name: Brodie Shannon
Ring Name: Brodie Azalea
Past Ring Name(s): Brodie Garcia, Angus Garcia, Ramon
Crude Intellect, Intercontinental Gold, A Wrestling Jet, Brodes, B-Rod
Nationality: Dual Citizenship Australia and United States
D.O.B / Age: December 27th, 1989 | 23 Years Old
Billed From: "Wherever He Wants"
Hometown: Gold Coast, Australia
Resides: Queens, New York
- "The Sweatshop" Pro Wrestling School
- Ring of Violence Staff
Height / Weight: 6'0" | 225 LBS
Hair / Eye Colour: Brunette | Blue Eyes
Being brought up a wealthy upbringing in Australia - Brodie's childhood, as you would expect, rode along smoothly. He was living the dream. Fast forward to his teenage years however and his life completely turned upside down. Depression and anxiety made its mark and life just seemed to traveled downhill. Luckily, it was motivation and passion that snapped Brodie to step up his game.
Down the road, Brodie began to develop a strong interest in professional wrestling. He had always known of it from a young age but just never quite understood the gist of it. Watching his favourite wrestlers Shawn Michaels and Triple H inspired him greatly to become a professional wrestler and so he began his journey down at Queensland's most established pro wrestling school Impact Pro Wrestling's "The Sweatshop!"
Training was expected to be a breeze... well according to Brodie! In reality it was a considered a nightmare. On Wednesdays at 7-9pm, training commenced at the Impact Pro Wrestling arena, being learnt the fundamentals and basics of pro wrestling following supervision by trainers "The Hawk" Peter Ball and Troy Ball, while on Saturdays at 10am-3pm, training commenced at "The Sweatshop" training camps for further work on his in-ring style and character development. A long hard year of training has passed and it was finally time for Brodie to break out.
IMPACT PRO WRESTLING (2009-2011)
Under the ring name of Ramon, he decided to sign to IPW's main roster. Several weeks have passed, and he was booked in a match with superstar Mason Childs. He tried to reject his nerves get the best of him, but the thought of going toe-to-toe with legend Chris Hero's (Kassius OHNO) protege just siked him out. It was the first match up so he just had to make an impression. They wrestled in a non-title matchup as Mason's "open challenge" and after wrestling for a good 5 minutes, Brodie won the match with a sneaky small package pin. The celebration was cut short from Childs however and attacked Brodie for his sneaky pinfall win. That eventually led these two to a heated feud that would last for the remainder of his time in Impact Pro Wrestling.
It was nearly 2011 and Brodie's contract was just about coming to an end. He chose not to resign, deciding to skyrocket and take his talents to the United States. His last match was the main event against his long-time rival Mason Childs. Childs won the match, and despite being rivals, celebrated Brodie's goodbye with him until the end of the show.
RING OF VIOLENCE (2012)
A new chapter of his life has just unfolded arriving at the United States. It was different from Australia, so he took a gap year exploring the American lifestyle. He went everywhere from Los Angeles to New York and started to get fond of his new country quickly. His gap year was over when a company named "Ring of Violence" contacted Brodie, prompting him to sign a year's contract with the major federation. Ten long weeks pass and he, under his ring name Brodie Garcia, finally makes his professional debut against a man named Ryan Feral. He fell short though after a long, hard battle and lost.
When the Ultimate Revelations PPV came around, Brodie was scheduled to be in a triple threat match with Ryan Feral and Leo Yatman but Leo unfortunately ended up injured by a mystery man backstage, so Brodie went at it with Ryan yet again to a losing effort. After several months of inactivity, Ring Of Violence decided to go on a hiatus which led to Brodie leaving the company.
FREE AGENCY (2012-present)
Being a free agent, Brodie would make special appearances and wrestle part-time at house shows under ring names Angus Garcia and Brodie Garcia. He has also made special guest appearances in Japan to showcase and wrestle there.
While forever waiting for Elite Wrestling Entertainment's second episode, Brodie has been taking a long hiatus from wrestling and exploring other interests such as sports, music and writing he could pursue.
ELITE WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT (2012-present)
On December 1 2012, Brodie was contacted by EWE Owner Felix Anthony Ventura to wrestle for the newly-opened federation Elite Wrestling Entertainment. He was notified that his application got accepted and he signed Brodie to a year's contract along with 29 other wrestlers and wildcats. Hearing the good news, he would begin intense training for this major promotion and will do everything he can to succeed. The future is certainly looking bright for Brodie.
Technical / Submission / Showman / High Flyer
Crude Finale (Inverted Rolling Cutter)
Recently added to Brodie's arsenal, this "crude" maneuver commences off in the usual rolling cutter setup, that of an inverted DDT, but instead of going dropping to his right side, he would drop to his left. Quick, easy and can be hit out of nowhere! Not to mention, he tends to use different variants of the move:
Crude Finale XX: Instead of initiating the move from behind, Brodie runs up to the opponent, as a counter maneuver to an irish-whip rebound or just as a simple running finish, flips over the opponent in a Shirinu fashion to get behind and then finishes the opponent off. Mainly used as a rare counter finisher.
Crude Finale XXX: This variant only occurs at desperate times, desperate measures. It involves the top rope.
The Peractio (Leaping Leg Lariat)
Old, but still known to be used on rare occasions. Brodie runs towards his opponent, jumps and then wraps his leg around the opponent's head/neck, knocking the opponent to the ground.
The Refund Drip (Sitout Facebuster)
Either starting from a kick to the gut or immediately from the grip. Brodie leaps into the air keeping hold of his opponent, and violently falls back down to the canvas in a sitout position, face-planting the opponent.
*SET UP SIGNATURE*
The Cracken! (Inverted Headlock Backbreaker)
Exactly what the name implies (based on "The Kraken"), this move is known to jar the back. Most commonly done twice in a row, Brodie places one arm around the opponent's neck, turns 180 degrees and then bends forward dropping down to his knees to pull the opponent across his back.
*SET UP SIGNATURE*
Second Level Demise (Rope-Hung DDT, sometimes from the top turnbuckle)
It's a bird! It's a plane! No it's Brodie Azalea! (Diving Headbutt)
Third Degree (Cloverleaf, sometimes with an arm lock)
Walking over the grounded opponent, sometimes finished with a cocky taunt.
Running Knee Drop, most often with theatrics.
Clothesline Variation 1 (Two running clotheslines, followed by a snap back clothesline)
Clothesline Variation 2 (Two running clotheslines, followed by a snap back irish whip into the ropes, concluding with a jumping clothesline after ducking the opponent twice)
Australian Uppercut (European Uppercut combo, followed by a wind-up uppercut)
Striking Frenzy 1 (Elbow to the Back, followed by an Arm Wrench, followed by a side headlock elbow strike to the head, concluding with The Australian Uppercut)
Striking Frenzy 2 (Back Chop/Mongolian Chop combo)
421 (Fake 619 outside dive attack, quickly followed by a vaulting body press)
Rope-hung stomping/Rope-hung knee drop combo
Pendulum overhead kick from out of the corner, followed by a diving crossbody
Snap back irish whip into the ropes, runs to the opposite ropes and concludes with a springboard kick
Multiple delayed running front chop blocks (inspired by Vernon Pryce)
His appearance hopefully should be coming soon.
He will live on in WWE 2k14.
Will probably think of more favourable "spots" for him soon.
Also my IWS sign-up template
The layout and font messed up while posting. Fixed now though.
Edited by Jet, 10 October 2013 - 07:29 AM.