*edited as of 03/01/2003*
Smarks Board Name: janusd
Wrestlers Name: Janus
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Stable: Maginificent Seven (sole member in the JL)
Ring Escort: None
Weapon(s): Anything that comes to hand.
Quote (spoken coldly): "Confident. Cocky. Lazy. Defeated."
(What he means: Confidence leads to cockiness, which leads to one being lazy/overconfident, and that is their downfall.)
Looks: Black leather pants and boots. Bare upper body. Black fingerless gloves. White-dyed long hair and green eyes, with a tiny white goatee . Has three long 'scars' slashing diagonally across his chest. His muscles are proportinate to his large frame, leading him to look almost monsterous.
Face Entrance: The lights go out, and a spotlight settles on the stage as the gentle opening riffs of "As Darkness Falls" plays across the arena. The Smarktron shows a solitary figure standing in a room, looking out the window - occasionally changing angle. As the gentle riff turns heavy, lightning strikes outside the window to reveal Janus' face, yelling soundlessly along with the "ALLLLLLLLLLLL RIIIIIIIIIIGHT!" of the song. He steps out into the spotlight and walks towards the ring as the Smarktron flashes his name in a deep green colour, then switches through some of the devastating moves he's done so far in his career. He climbs into the ring from the apron and lifts his arms in victory, then waits for the match to begin...
Time to dust off that old heel intro..woo!
Heel Entrance: The lights go out all across the arena, plunging the place into darkness. Nothing happens for several moments, until the start of Fear Factory's "Resurrection" can be heard. On either side of the rampway, blue pyros begin to fountain into the air as the lyrics start:
"Consumed with memories,
That preceded today.
Given a chance to bereave
Life that's slipping away!"
As the heavy guitar chords hit, a spotlight focuses onto the stage entrance as Janus strides out from behind the curtain, tossing his hair from his face and stalking towards the ring. Each blue pyro goes out as he passes it, and he climbs into the ring slowly and stoically. He stands in the center of the ring, lit only by the spotlight......and lifts his arms into the air.
Blue flame-pyros explode from the turnbuckles ala Kane as the lights come back on and "Resurrection" fades out as Janus waits in the ring.
Strength: 9 (Can throw almost anyone around with terrifying ease. Get into his weight range and it's not that easy, but he can still do it)
Speed: 2 (He's no turbo-man. He relies on his power and resilience to see things through)
Vitality: 7 (Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Hit him with all you have and he'll keep coming back. Especially if you let him rest)
Charisma: 2 (He's good looking, for a seven footer. Just not the most motivated speaker. Actions speak louder than words)
Full Nelson Suplex
Single Arm DDT
Inverted Atomic Drop
Gorilla Press Slam
Death Valley Driver
Full Nelson Drop (Bubba Bomb)
Darkness Falls - Tombstone Piledriver from the top rope
(After his European Title match, Janus noted that this move was very difficult to set up, and thus this has become a 'move of convienence', to be done if his opponent sits him on the top rope...you get the idea.)
Rage Unleashed - Vertical Suplex into Tombstone Piledriver
(Janus hoists them up into a vertical suplex, and then drops them into the Tombstone Piledriver. Since his more aggressive attitude is making a comeback, he'll sit out regardless of who he faces)
Dark Bomb - an old finisher from back in the day. Essentially a Last Ride powerbomb, but rather than have the opponent take the impact on their back, they take it all on the neck and head. This is his "I'm PISSED OFF WITH YOU" finisher, and he will always signal for it by tucking their head between his legs, and then lifting both hands and cutting both across his throat before lifting them up to execute the move.
Notes: Silent and taciturn, Janus is one of those 'forces of nature' that you don't mess with. He shows absolutely no concern for his own body when in a match, and will do whatever it takes (period) to put his opponent out.
Bio: Janus had been on and off the wrestling scene several times in his career. Only the important points really stand out for him. A Sydney-born Australian, he learned soon enough that his size as he grew could be used to defend himself - not once did he ever bully people. He turned this into a skill, even learning some amateur wrestling during his high school days. He graduated and immediatley sought out a wrestling school, because the amateur stuff he had learned had whetted his interest - that and some part of him liked the concept of being a 'good guy' on TV.
While he'd shown impressive talent, Janus had never gotten around much. He only got into two feds, both which had gone under sometime after his arrival, although not due to his presence. In both, his concept of being a 'good guy' was taken away as he was made to act as a heel. He found it interesting, but still preferred to be a face. Something happened though, something Janus didn't tell anyone.
His tenure as a heel became more and more serious. He became more taciturn and aggressive in the ring. In his first fed, his career ended after he planted both the Dudleyz through tables with his stiff stiff stiff Dark Bomb. The second federation only egged on his aggressiveness and seemingly disturbed behaviour by putting him a "Ministry" type group. The federation saw it as a gimmick, but the group was very serious with their dark and gothic style. Something about it disturbed Janus, and after that fed went under, he left the wrestling scene for a while, although he did keep in touch for a short while with the "Ministry" leader.
Some time later, Janus resurfaced on the wrestling scene, and went through several small indy feds to get rid of his ring rust. The only change was that he made very clear his lack of desire to be a heel. Then the Smarks scouter found him, and his test match was deemed a success, and Janus joined the ranks of the SJL. The seven foot, silent 'good guy' made his impact by working his way through the ranks, even capturing the European title off the long-reigning champion Ejiro Fasaki. However, Fasaki reminded the giant that just because one is a bad guy, does not mean one is evil.
Following a loss to Ejiro and his Magnificent Seven partner Fugue, Janus received the respect of the champion, and his words that night seem to have struck something in the giant. This was proven on the show before the first SJL Pay-Per-View, as Janus stormed out after the Ejiro/Fugue and Johnny/Wildchild match to beat the hell out of the two WDN members, and thus showing his alignment with the Magnificent Seven.
What lies in the future for Janus is uncertain, but as far as he is concerned, the Junior Leagues and the SWF are his home. And he's going to hurt anyone who gets in his way.