- Los Angeles, California
- 6′ 4″
- 257 lbs
- Signature Moves
The first thing that needs to be said about former WWE Superstar Chris Masters is that he considers himself a “PCW guy”, a sentiment the fans of PCW would certainly agree with and have helped create.
Chris first came to PCW at Festive Fury 2 in December 2012. The charismatic and physically phenomenal “Masterpiece” would immediately win over the fans of PCW with his positive and friendly attitude towards fans and the promotion and his in ring ability.
A rivalry was born that night as Masters clashed with PCW franchise, Kris Travis. A classic battle ensued which divided the live crowd with Travis emerging victorious. Immediately after the match, the competitors agreed that this wouldn't be the last time they would meet. The fans of Preston roared in approval at the prospect of a rematch between the two.
The immensely popular Masters would make his way back to PCW at Supershow 2 the following May. After winning a Monsters Ball match over PCW heavyweights, Dave Mastiff, Johnny Moss and Rampage Brown, Masters would get his rematch with Travis the following night.
With this intense rivalry burning brightly, a No Disqualification stipulation was put in place. The two ring warriors battled all over the PCW arena using all manner of offence and weaponry to cause harm to one another. After a brutal encounter, a bloodied Masters would obtain the victory, tying the rivalry at one win a piece.
While the Travis feud was at the forefront of Master's mind, Dave Rayne had also been a thorn in the American Adonis' side. After months of back and forth between the two and several failed attempts by Rayne to break the Masterlock, the two would team up to defeat Mad Man Manson and Danny Hope, eventually leading to them becoming an official tag team and naming themselves the Legion of Boom.
With the Masters and Travis war at a stalemate, a third clash was set for Supershow 3 in November 2013. This match was designed to end this rivalry once and for all and what better way to do so than in a Last Man Standing match? This gruesome war raged all over the building as the two men aimed to be not just the winner of the battle, but the winner of the war. Ultimately, Kris Travis would be victorious, drawing a line under their feud.
Bouncing back from this disappointing loss, Masters would enter the 2014 Road to Glory tournament and emerge with all the spoils after victories over Cyanide, Joey Hayes, Chris Hero and Dave Mastiff. Masters was presented with a beautiful trophy in honour of his victory.
After several losses in tag team competition, Masters looks to regain his focus once more as he heads towards August 1st at the PCW 3rd anniversary show. General Manager of PCW, Lionheart has authorised Masters his PCW Heavyweight Championship match at the event. Can PCW's favourite adopted son take home the gold?
Chris Masters successfully captured the PCW Heavyweight title from Joey Hayes in August 2014 at I Want to Break Three. Masters wouldn't have long to rest however, as Dave Mastiff, who had won the Money in the Bank contract earlier in the night, rushed the ring and cashed in his title opportunity. The match would be short lived as the former champion Joey Hayes attacked Masters and cost Mastiff his opportunity.
Masters and Mastiff would clash in a one-on-one collision for the title at Fright Night III in October. In a shocking turn of events, PCW's favourite son would turn to underhanded tactics and display a new attitude in order to retain his title, before taking the microphone and verbally attacking the PCW fans for “turning their backs on him”. The boos for Masters had grown since he'd begun his rivalry with Mastiff all the way back in February 2014 in the Road to Glory tournament final and “The Masterpiece” had clearly had enough. He would then go on to assault General Manager, Lionheart, locking the injury PCW star in the Masterlock until Uhaa Nation came to the GM's aid.
Masters kicked off the PCW & ROH Supershow of Honor weekend by costing his next challenger to the title, Uhaa Nation, a match against Tommaso Ciampa on show 1 before humiliating and laying waste to his “Legion of Boom” tag team partner, Dave Rayne. Uhaa would return the favour and get inside Masters' head, costing him a match against Michael Elgin on show 2.
On show 3, Chris Masters would be defeated for the PCW Heavyweight Championship by Uhaa Nation in a triple threat match also featuring Dave Mastiff before dropping another match on show 4 to Adam Cole, this time via count out. “The Masterpiece” looks to bounce back as PCW enters 2015.