|Ring Names|| The Ring Troll|
The Silent Assassin
|Height||7 ft 2 in|
|Date of birth||June 22, 1971|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||September 7, 2003|
|Place of death||Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA|
|Resides||San Diego, Ca, USA (at time of death)|
|Billed from||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|XWA, IWZ, VAW, HCW, PIW, XwA, WCWF, IWZ, XBWL, IWF-W, IWF-E, SWA, EIW, APCW, IWZWD, IwF, AAPW, NAW, DiWF, HiWF|
|Handled by||Eric Böhringer|
|Win/Loss Record||6-1-0 (in HiWF), too many to remember in others|
DeAndre Coleman, (born Jacob Brock on June 22, 1971) was an American professional wrestler last seen wrestling for the HiWF. He is survived by his step-brother, William Fields, his widow, Monique Simmons-Coleman (who committed suicide on October 31, 2003), and his two children, Andrea Coleman (born December 25, 1999) and John Jacob Coleman (born February 14, 2002).
DeAndre Coleman was born Jacob (Jake) Brock in Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1971. He was born in a parking lot to fifteen year old Natasha Brock and her fourteen year old boyfriend, Jacob Gooding, both of whom had run away from home. They dropped the young Jacob off at a local hospital with a note attached to his blanket, stating his name and when he was born. The note explained why the parents were unable to keep the child and asked that he be given up for adoption.
Jake lived in a foster home for the first five years of his life. He was expelled from kindergarten for telling verbally attacking and swearing at his techer. Due to his attitude in school, his foster parents were forced to teach Jake at home and they beat him constantly for the trouble it caused them. At the age of seven, he was finally adopted by a young couple; an African-American man by the name of DeAndre Sloan and a caucasian woman named Harley Sloan. Jake explained to his new parents what he went through while in foster care and from whom he learned the words that got him expelled from school. DeAndre, a successfully lawyer working with the District Attorney, launched an investigation and was able to obtain convicitions on the two foster parents for child abuse and neglect.
Move to Los Angeles
DeAndre moved his family from Chicago to L.A. and opened a law firm while Jake attended a private school. Things were looking up for Jake, until his ninth birthday, when his father never came home. DeAndre Sloan was killed by an associate of a man with alleged ties to organized crime whom he was attempting to convict. The next day, Jake's mother shot herself in the head out of grief while Jake was sleeping in the next room.
Jake was put into another foster home, this time with six other kids and much worse than before. The man who ran the home, Ricardo Vasquez, would only feed the children once a day and it was always creamed corn or a variation thereof. He forced them to sleep in the basement of his three story house on torn cots on the dirty floor. He would then force the kids to work night and day fixing his house and tending his garden while he used the money the state gave him for the kids on personal items.
Finally, when Jake was twelve, he ran away from the foster home. He stole all of Ricardo's money that Ricardo had hid away and took a bus back to Chicago.
Back to Chi-Town
When Jake arrived in Chicago, he began looking for a job immediately. After numerous failed attempts, someone finally told him that at twelve years old, he'd be unable to actually work. When Jake told him what had happened to him and why he needed a job, the man was sympathetic and took the child in as his own. The man was a young black construction foreman named Jonathan Coleman.
Jonathan asked the Jake's name, and thinking back to his late father, he said his name was DeAndre. Jonathan took him to a courthouse and, using connections he had within the court, he was able to register Jake as a citizen of the United States by the name of DeAndre Coleman. Jonathan allowed the newly named DeAndre to work for him as an apprentice construction foreman. He entered now thirteen year old DeAndre into high school and helped him study to make up for all the years he missed as a result of DeAndre's foster father. Jonathan's real son, William Fields, who kept his mother's name when he was born, also helped DeAndre in studies.
At the age of fourteen, DeAndre was so intelligent that Jonathan put him in charge of the actual construction sites while Jonathan took care of the business side of things. At the start of the tenth grade, DeAndre began to take up football and business at his school. His coach was so impressed with him that he made DeAndre a first string varsity quarterback. Soon after that, DeAndre became the top student in his business class, trigonometry class, and chemistry class.
In all of his high school years, DeAndre led his football team to three league championships and was so advanced in business, math and science that he was forced to take courses at the local community college because his school didn't offer courses higher than the ones he had passed.
When DeAndre finally graduated from high school, he was valedictorian and had a 4.5 GPA, plus already had obtained numerous college credits. He was given a full sports scholarship to UCLA, but he didn't want to return to LA, and he applied too late to the University of Illinois or University of Chicago, so he was unable to gain a scholarship. He opted to take a year off of school to build up the construction company.
After a year, DeAndre had turned the company into the largest construction company in the mid-east, taking in over six billion dollars between August `89 and May `90. However, in January 1990, Jonathan Coleman was killed in a car accident. Due to William Fields' having a falling out with Jonathan a year prior, Jonathan left everything he owned to DeAndre. DeAndre, distraught over the loss of a third family, decided to sell the company the day he was accepted to a college. The University of Illinois accepted him with a full sports scholarship in May just as he finalized the sale of his construction company for nearly 10 billion dollars to a group of billionaire investors. Within a matter of years they turned the company into a disaster, losing millions before going bankrupt.
DeAndre went to UofI for only one year and led them to a national football championship. During the course of that year he also tried his hand at amateur wrestling, excelling at that as well. Not only did he lead his football team to a championship, but he also led his wrestling team to a national championship. However, after an outstanding first year, he was called on by the Chicago Bears and gladly accepted.
The Bears, who had been doing horrible in recent years, wanted to make an impact in the 92/93 season, so they signed DeAndre to a two year, 1 million dollar contract. Being a multi-billionaire, DeAndre wasn't concerned with money in his football deal. DeAndre was a huge success in training and the pre-season, where the Bears went undefeated. However, during the first game, DeAndre was tackled by a 400 pound Los Angeles Raider in the very first play, who landed on DeAndre's right leg, shattering his knee. The doctors told him he would be unable to play football for at least two years as his bones healed back together; the Bears went on to another losing season. DeAndre offered to be released from his contract with no further payment. The owner of the Bears, Virginia McCaskey, accepted and DeAndre finally packed his bags and moved to San Diego.
DeAndre hired his former company, which had not yet gone bankrupt, to build him a house on the beach. One of the men working on the house, Ron Big, recognized DeAndre from UofI where he'd seen him wrestle. He told DeAndre that he thought he was a great wrestler and that his dad ran a gym for professional wrestlers. Ron said DeAndre should give it a try. At 7'2", 352 pounds, Coleman definitely had the look of a wrestler, but with his skills, he could become the greatest big man professional wrestler ever. DeAndre scoffed at the idea, saying pro wrestling was fake and he'd never want to be involved in it. He claimed it wasn't a real sport like football, but Ron implored him to just go try out. DeAndre said he'd go take a look, and that was it.
The next day, with nothing better to do, the 22 year old Heisman trophy winning, college football and wrestling championship winning, huge, self-made billionaire made a trip down the street from the hotel he was staying at and walked into Mr. Big's Gym. He asked for Ron's father and was greet by another 7', 300 pound man. The man, wearing red overalls, a red cap, with start white hair, shook DeAndre's hand. He explained his career in professional wrestling and how tough it was. He said his wrestling name was The Crimson King because he always made his opponents bloody, at least as his gimmick. DeAndre started to become fascinated with the acting involved in wrestling and the ring psychology. He decided to give it a try and for the next three years, Big took DeAndre under his wing and taught him how to be a professional wrestler.
Stepping into the Ring
Finally, in November '96, after his knee was no longer shattered, DeAndre stepped foot into a real professional wrestling ring under a mask and wearing army pants. The ring was the PDL, Pile Driver League. Jim Big was known as The Crimson King in that league for years. He used his connections to get DeAndre into the league with no prior independent experience. DeAndre's life was starting to look up again.
The owner of the league, Johnny B., decided to bring a newly bald Coleman in as a German man named Slayer. As a good friend of ECW's Paul Heyman, he had learned of Heyman's Dudley Boyz idea, and he decided to steal it. Big also had other students, one by the name of Tommy Allin and one by the name of Eddie Böhringer. Over the next few months, Johnny B. brought in the white Tommy Allin as GG Allin, Slayer's "brother", and they created the German Gangsters. The "GG" in GG Allin's name also meant German Gangster. They promised they would soon bring in their father, and one month later, Eddie Böhringer was brought in as E.G.B., their "father." The German Gangster gimmick was failing, so Johnny B. decided to steal another popular gimmick. When E.G.B. entered, he disbanded the German Gangsters, and the three created the PDL version of the nWo. Over the next few months, curtain jerkers were brought in as members of the nWo.
Eventually, DeAndre Coleman, tired of having to hide his face behind the hockey mask, told Johnny B. he wanted a different gimmick. So Johnny B. brought in Coleman's brother, who was in college wrestling, William Fields, to take the place of Slayer, and one month later, brought DeAndre Coleman back in with a flat top and a go-tee, wearing black pants, black boots, and a leather jacket with shoulder spikes: a black German "punk". He called him Ring Troll, a man that made his mark by attacking people during a match by coming out from under the ring, thus, a ring troll. Upon arrival, he was brought into the crappy, curtain jerking nWo, and nWo manager Scarface said he wasn't concerned with winning matches, just hurting opponents. Well, unlike everyone else in the nWo, Ring Troll did win matches. In fact, the PDL League Champion, Iron Colossus, and his only top challenge, Death Stroke, both told him to leave the nWo because he was too good for them. Eventually, the nWo turned face. They changed their stable name to the Yin Yang, and helped Iron Colossus and Death Stroke in their battles. However, only three weeks later, the Yin Yang turned against Iron Colossus and Death Stroke, declaring themselves to be nWo for life. The only people who didn't turn? A man named Lord of Illusions (who was never nWo, he came into the PDL as a Yin Yang member) and Ring Troll.
The nWo left the PDL right after the attack. In reality, all 34 curtain jerking members were fired except for GG Allin, who instead was teamed up with a man named Francis Caesar Bacon Marino II and another Jim Big trainee, Sneaky Steve, and became a main event stable. However, Ring Troll and Lord of Illusions were accepted as mid-card wrestlers in the PDL. Yet, only days later, Lord of Illusions suffered 3rd degree burns over his face. As Ring Troll continued to do well for himself, Lord of Illusions trained with Mr. Big when Ring Troll gave Lord of Illusions the address to the gym. Months went by, and Lord of Illusions returned to Ring Troll's side, but this time under an executioner's mask and this time with MUCH more muscle mass, Scott Steiner-esque. He now called himself BeHeader, and the two became huge stars. As a way to take advantage of this, Johnny B. decided to pull a Sting and turned Ring Troll and BeHeader into free agents. They even went as far as to make it a stable. When Ring Troll and BeHeader became FREE AGENTs, Ring Troll debuted with a new look. He painted his face black with white streaks around his eyes, wore a long black trench coat, shaved his head bald, and wielded two black Chicago White Sox baseball bats. After a couple months of rebelling against the PDL and its wrestlers, they looked as if they had joined Death Stroke's Death Squad. But they hadn't, and they attacked the Death Squad. The next week, they revealed themselves to be members of the Iron Colossus's' Pantheon Elite. They went on to win many PDL titles under the Pantheon banner. But, it wasn't meant to be.
Just a month after joining the Pantheon, Ring Troll and BeHeader began wrestling for the XWA, Xtreme Wrestling Alliance, with a man known as Eric Böhringer, E.G.B.'s older brother, as their manager. The XWA was on a much higher level than the PDL, as the PDL was just a league run in San Diego. It wasn't quite as small as an independent, but it wasn't as big as the XWA. Eric Böhringer had been employed by the XWA for quite some time, and he wanted to get involved in managerial duties instead of just being a referee. When the XWA hired Ring Troll and BeHeader after E.G.B. recommended them, Böhringer was finally able to become a manager, and he made a friend for life in Ring Troll. Soon, however, the XWA's money problems became evident, and they folded. Ring Troll and BeHeader no longer wanted the small atmosphere of the PDL, so they quit, and with Ring Troll's financial backing, Böhringer opened up his own federation, the IWZ. This is where Ring Troll finally made it big, as he won the IWZ World Heavyweight Title. It's also the first time he met Joe Linini, who was wrestling as Joe Pesci, and was the man who Ring Troll beat for the World title.
From 97 to 99, Ring Troll became a multi-time World champion among many other titles in many different leagues, but mostly in the IWZ. He wrestled in several Worldwide leagues, such as the XBWL, IWF-W, and in later years, the IWZ when it finally became a huge worldwide promotion. He helped Eric Böhringer become a multi-millionaire, while also earning more and more money from his paychecks in the wrestling federations and from the interest his 10 billion was earning in the bank. And in `99, in the XBWL, he even changed his gimmick. He was now going by his real name, DeAndre Coleman, and was no longer a face painting Sting/Undertaker wanna-be. Instead, he became an egotistical, money grubbing, billionaire who was obsessed with always winning. Not very far from his real life, as he was a billionaire, and he was ALWAYS winning, even against the odds.
Finally, in June of 1999, just days away from his 28th birthday, and four months after getting his wife, Victoria, pregnant, he won the XBWL World title, the second biggest accomplishment of his career (the first was in late 98, as he won the IWF-W(orld) World title, the first of four, with the IWF being the biggest federation in the world, having numerous lower leagues, IWF-E(ast), IWF-WE(st), IWF-S(outh), IWF-N(orth). The only way to be entered into the IWF-W was to win your federations title). Now, he was deciding it was time to move on with his life. The XBWL was his main goal, even though not his biggest accomplishment and he had now achieved it. Coleman now decided it was almost time to hang up the tights. He lost the XBWL World Title a month later to one of his most hated rivals, "Dangerous" Dave Taylor.
After losing the XBWL World title, Coleman decided it was finally time to go. He officially retired right after the match, and he left the XBWL. Currently worth over 12 billion dollars, Coleman decided to just sit at home with his wife and relax. He added his final title to his trophy room and that was that.
Until he started to get a little withdrawn. He wanted to keep wrestling. He didn't want to play football again, after what happened last time, and wrestling was more his style since he didn't have to depend on other people to win. So, in December 2000, he contacted the XBWL again, and decided to make a comeback. A BAD one. The XBWL wasn't ready to put their trust into Coleman, as they had a few of their older names back, and were undergoing management changes. Coleman was put in the midcard, and hated it. He left the XBWL after a week due to creative differences.
Coleman then contacted an old friend from the XBWL, Hawk Henshaw, and became involved in a tournament that Henshaw was running. However, that, too, went sour, as Henshaw wanted to put himself over Coleman in the second round. Coleman, pissed off, agreed to it ONLY if Henshaw went over after Coleman kicked his ass for a good twenty minutes. And that's how it went down. Coleman, now fed up with everyone involved in the XBWL, decided to retire again. This time, however, he went to his old wrestling trainer, stable mate, and sometimes partner, Jim Big, and asked him a question.
DeAndre Coleman walked in Mr. Big's office and said one word: boxing. Big jumped out of his seat and screamed out in joy! Mr. Big sent all of his wrestling students to train with GG Allin, one of his former students, and turned his gym into a boxing training center. For the next few months, Mr. Big, a former boxer when he was 22, trained Coleman to be a boxer.
In May 2000, DeAndre Coleman entered the boxing ring against another new boxer. Coleman, however, wasn't ready, and lost by decision. However, in his second match, he won by knockout in the second round. Then, in his third and final match, he fought his old wrestling friend and another Mr. Big wrestling and boxing trainee, Joey Hunter. Mr. Big decided to sit in the crowd rather than choose a boxer, and watched as Coleman won by decision. However, after the match, Coleman was ejected from the boxing league due to rumors he was on steroids. It turned out that a man who tried to screw him many times in wrestling had finally screwed him, but this time in boxing. The man? Gay Gary Grease (name changed for the stupid and childish). Grease was a loose cannon in wrestling, especially the XBWL, and he tried to keep Coleman away from the XBWL World title, but failed. Now, however, he was able to kick Coleman out of boxing after showing fake steroid test results to the boxing committee. They kicked Coleman out immediately. Coleman didn't care anymore. His life was getting worse by the minute.
Just days before he was kicked out of boxing, his wife, Victoria, signed divorce papers. His luck soon began to finally change as just two days after his 29th birthday; he won a court battle to keep his young daughter, Andrea. He also won a second court battle a week later to keep his 12.2 billion dollars after Victoria sued him for half of his assets.
As it turned out, she signed a pre-nup the day before they were married, but was so giddy about the marriage (and the money) that she forgot about it. Victoria moved to Las Vegas and became a crack whore, while DeAndre met a 26 year old nurse, Monique Simmons, and married her in February 2001. DeAndre decided that after almost of year of doing no work, it was time to get back into the ring.
In March 2001, DeAndre Coleman contacted old friend Eric Böhringer. Böhringer was still running the IWZ, along with the SWA, APCW, AWF, and IWZWD. Coleman, who had already competed in the SWA and APCW two years before, decided to go back to the fed that made him a star and that he made rich, the IWZ. For the next few months, Coleman became an 8 time IWZ World Champion. After he won the IWZ World title in March, a mere two weeks after he came out of retirement, he was invited to join the IWZWD, which is a fed ONLY for former or current IWZ World Champions. Coleman said yes, and faltered in that fed while still controlling the IWZ. Finally, on his 30th birthday, Coleman became the youngest IWZWD World Champion. However, Böhringer wanted to turn the IWZ into a worldwide promotion, so he folded the SWA, APCW, AWF, and IWZWD all on the same day, and had all their World champions fight the IWZ World champion in a big match to merge all the titles. It worked, and DeAndre Coleman won the match for his eighth IWZ World title in this, his third time, in the IWZ.
Coleman, then, however, retired again, as his wife, Monique, was in the hospital due to a car accident. When Monique got better, Coleman unretired yet again, and went back to the now worldwide IWZ, which was the #2 promotion in the world, behind the IWF. Coleman won the IWZ title two more times before August.
Coleman, looking to finally just retire for good, left the IWZ and went to Böhringer's new small time promotion, the IwF. This is the fed Böhringer wanted to become THE fed. He wanted it to compete head to head with the IWF-W, rather than just settle for being #2 like the IWZ. Böhringer didn't want any IWZ wrestlers in it, either, so he hired all new people, except for Coleman. Coleman was going to be the man who would be the first World champion, and then pass the torch to someone who would become the biggest star in the world. Coleman was then going to retire for good while the man who Coleman would pass the torch to, Brandon Thornton (an old foe of Coleman's in the XBWL), would go on to challenge the IWZ. Thornton would then beat the IWZ World Champion, who at the time was Shane Helms (going under the name Shane Helmsley, supposedly Triple H's little brother), and unify the two World titles, and thus taking over the IWZ, making the IwF a huge force, making fans tune in to see the new promotion that beat the IWZ and choose between the IWF and the IwF!
Instead, the IwF faltered. Only Coleman really tried to participate. Thornton loved the idea of him becoming the biggest star in the world, but he didn't run with the ball he was given. No one did. And Böhringer wasn't looking to lose any money. Instead, he closed the fed during their second televised show, and awarded the World title to DeAndre Coleman. Coleman then retired as the IwF World Champion while Böhringer instead focused on making the IWZ the #1 promotion.
DeAndre Coleman, his wife Monique Coleman, and their daughter, Andrea Coleman, live in Chicago, IL. Monique is pregnant with a baby boy, due on February 24, 2002. DeAndre is currently providing the funding for Monique's own endeavor, a doctor's office. She is attending UofI to become a doctor .
Coleman went to Böhringer in October 2001 to find Böhringer building a new project. Böhringer shut down the IWZ, supposedly for good this time, because he had a money making idea that couldn't fail. After the enormous tragedies of September 11, Böhringer was in a state of grief, as he lost his brother. Eddie Böhringer died on the plane that crashed before it hit its target. He was one of the people who helped attack the terrorists. Well, as a sign of love for his lost brother, E.G.B., Eric was putting together a new federation dedicated to his memory: All American Pro Wrestling. The arena was the same arena that the SWA, IWZ, APCW, and all of Böhringer's other feds were hosted in, but now it was known as the E.G.B. Memorial Arena. DeAndre was honored to join the federation.
Not only was DeAndre joining, but both men's long time friend, Sean Kozack, was joining as well. Kozack (Mr. Internet) and DeAndre reprised the role of the Messengers Of Death along with MOD newcomers, and IWF mainstays, Carnage and Venom: The Asylum. Soon enough and angle was spun off where Coleman was kicked out by Kozack, and they feuded. Coleman, however, was a main part of the booking process and kept himself and his friends out of the World title scene. Instead, he made two completely unknown men absolutely HUGE, as Topher Jeremiah and B.T. Gray feuded for the first title, the American Heavyweight Title. After that feud, Jeremiah was supposed to feud with Rob Van Dam knockoff, Rob Von Craine, for the World title, but that never got off the ground...
Sadly, after their first pay-per-view on November 25, Böhringer stopped booking events and flying talent to the arenas. He still had arenas booked through February, all across the country, but the PPV didn't buy well, as people were thinking Böhringer was just trying to leech of the 11th tragedies, even though he was just trying to be patriotic. He cancelled all arenas through December (having to pay a HEFTY fine), but kept the events he had booked in 2002. He had another plan...but Coleman wasn't part of it.
Well, he wasn't part of it in the ring. DeAndre and Eric teamed up to open New Age Wrestling! He secured a TV deal with NBC right away, PROMISING them that the TV shows would be high rated and would last a LOT longer than AAPW and the IwF (or any of his other feds, for that matter). New Age Wrestling's first card was on January 2 in Charlotte, and they ran four shows in a row, from the 2nd to the 5th. These were the first New Age Wrestling house shows! Attendance was HUGE, as Böhringer acquired MANY big names for the shows, rather than resorting to unknowns as he did with AAPW and the IwF. People such as William Regal, Sabu, Super Crazy, Booker T, Randy Savage, The Undertaker, Bill Goldberg, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, The Ultimate Warrior, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, and many MANY more wrestled (48 men in total). However, DeAndre Coleman did not.
DeAndre worked backstage with Böhringer, setting up the New Age Wrestling pay-per-view that was coming up on the 27th. The pay-per-view was hyped with great shows and many ads leading up to it, and it was a sellout crowd in Boulder, Colorado, as well as gaining a HUGE buy rate. The PPV was a smash, and it saw an unlikely man win the World title, as Owen Hart beat The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, and Arn Anderson in the main event, called The Pentagram, to win! Böhringer actually wanted Shawn Michaels to take the gold, but Coleman talked him into changing his mind and giving the title to Owen.
Even bigger news is, DeAndre Coleman set up a meeting between Eric Böhringer and the new IWF president, Jeremy Freedman! The IWF has been Eric's top competitor ever since Böhringer broke the IWZ through the barrier and made it a national promotion. And all that time, the president would NEVER even talk to Eric due to him being the competition. However, in December 2001, IWF President Jonathon Murdock was fired by IWF owner, Dean Baily, and replaced with Freedman, who talked openly with Böhringer. The two came up with an idea to do some cross-promotional work in a few months, but they needed a long time before it could be done so that their touring schedules would be in sync so wrestlers didn't have to travel across country every day. Eric and Jeremy came to an agreement, and the deal was done.
DeAndre continued helping backstage with everything, but Böhringer kept pushing for him to return. Coleman doesn't want to, as he wants people like Owen to get their due and not be overshadowed by him. However, Dee still has an itch that he wants to scratch, and New Age Wrestling looks like it's going to have to be the fed that takes care of that itch. But Coleman got into his own little project first.
On February 1, 2002, DeAndre Coleman opened up "Troll's House of Hardcore." Jim Big had taken a job with Böhringer's New Age Wrestling, so he no longer had time to run Mr. Big's Jim. Coleman gave him 3 million dollars for the gym, fixed it up, and reopened it as his own. He hired former partners BeHeader and GG Allin to train all of Mr. Big's current students, and then scouted the area for students he believed he could train to be future superstars. He reached an agreement with Eric Böhringer to serve as a feeding tube of new talent. After he finishes training his first batch of students, they are all guaranteed jobs in NAW. But, that wasn't Dee's big accomplishment in the month of February.
On February 14, during a candle lit dinner with his wife, Dee was suddenly racing to the hospital. Monique was giving birth. Later that night, at 11:23 P.M., John Jacob Coleman was born; Dee's second child. He named his son after the man who adopted him in Chicago, Jonathan Coleman. His middle name comes from Dee's birth name, Jake.
Dee is currently training his students as well as helping book events for New Age Wrestling. He made his debut with New Age Wrestling on March 1, beating Sabu in a good match. Then, just five days later, he revealed that he was part of NAW's sect of The Nation Of Domination! Along with The Rock, Booker T, and Faarooq, DeAndre became involved in a top level feud just by attacking Rob Van Dam (NAW's biggest face) and Owen Hart (NAW's biggest heel). Not only that, but DeAndre became involved in the DiWF, where he quickly got into a match of words with a man named Nemesis.
His DiWF debut was a failure. Dee lost a baseball bat match to The Nemesis, and wasn't receiving much of a reaction. However, after that match, two men by the names of Synn and Stormcrow challenged Nemesis and Dee to a tag match. They tagged, and lost to Synn and Stormcrow. Dee was winning many matches in NAW, but was losing constantly in the DiWF. Eventually, in another tag match against Synn and Stormcrow, Dee turned against Nemesis, seemingly joining the Brotherhood of the Damned (Synn & Stormcrow), but he then turned against them as well! A three-way Hell Cage match was held at DiWF No Way Out between Synn/Nemesis/Coleman, and it was awesome, some considering it the match of the night. Coleman was injured in the match, and Nemesis won, effectively ending his part in the three-way feud. However, Synn had been playing mind games with Dee in the storylines. Synn took Monique from DeAndre, and then took Dee's own brother, Slayer. Soon enough, Synn claimed to be the REAL father of JJ Coleman!
Back in NAW, Coleman was on a role. His former partner and stable mate, Sean Kozack, challenged Coleman to a match at NAW Hatred on March 31 for Kozack's World Hardcore Title, and Coleman accepted. Even though he was a face and "injured" in the DiWF, in NAW he was still a monster heel and was destroying everyone. Many thought of him as the top star in the Nation, not Faarooq.
Being as this was the first angle to involve Coleman's family, he was very reluctant to accept it. But eventually, he realized that he needed to prove himself in the DiWF, and this would be a quick, heated angle to start him up the ladder. Coleman has even gotten many friends involved in special appearances. Besides Slayer, BeHeader and "The Crimson King" Jim "Mr." Big have both helped Dee get the feud over. Many twists and turns were on the way, as well.
Soon enough, it was revealed in storylines that Slayer was the real father of DeAndre's son, John, and that DeAndre and Synn were actually brothers, bore from the same man, Barry Gooding. In reality, Gooding had passed away and a lawyer had told DeAndre about it, but DeAndre didn't care much. The DiWF hired a man to play Gooding's role in the relationship. Synn and Coleman ended their feud at WrestleMania V when Coleman destroyed Synn's ankles with a sledgehammer, sending him to the hospital for months on end.
In the meantime, Coleman went on a horrible losing streak, winning every so often in the DiWF, while in NAW he was still undefeated and had won both the Hardcore and the International titles. He was also in the process of getting Eric Böhringer talking with Michael Scorbutic, owner of the DiWF. Scorbutic wanted to reopen the DiWF feeder fed, the HiWF, but with so many past failures, he didn't know how. DeAndre introduced the two, and Eric began to take control of the HiWF.
DeAndre's time in the DiWF finally paid off, as he joined the stable X-Rated and became the Bloodfest champion on the same night; King of the Ring. A mere week later it was revealed that the brothers, DeAndre and Synn, were now working together, Synn making his return as DeAndre's tag-team partner! DeAndre lost the Bloodfest title soon after.
Synn and DeAndre soon entered a storyline with Seth and Lee Diesal of the Four Horsemen, which involved the "murder" of Synn and Coleman's father, Barry Gooding, an angle the DiWF wanted to do in a storyline with Coleman and Hanzo, but due to legal reasons never could, until they recently settled a lawsuit with Gooding's widow. In the end, Dee and Synn got the win, but Dee was also losing.
He was losing his job with New Age Wrestling. Eric Böhringer had decided that two federations were too much, and due to his contract with Scorbutic, was forced to close New Age Wrestling and kept the HiWF alive. With the HiWF thriving, and making more money being mainstream than New Age Wrestling ever made, Böhringer didn't mind much. However, Coleman was now out of that job, and a HUGE angle featuring him, Owen Hart, Bill Goldberg, and the World title was scrapped. But Coleman was happier than ever, as he was making it big all over again in the DiWF, and he wasn't planning on stopping any time soon.
Coleman continued on with his success in the DiWF, winning the Bloodfest title and the tag-team titles, with former enemy, Synn, no less. Eventually, Eric Böhringer called in a favor, and DeAndre Coleman came to the HiWF. A big money feud with X was lined up, but political squabbling and a network failure for the HiWF's main computers finally put the nail in the coffin. In the DiWF, though, Coleman started his second year there by winning the Royal Rumble! At WrestleMania, one year after almost crippling his brother Synn, Coleman formed The E$tablishment! Soon enough, he was embroiled in the main event and looking to win the King of the Ring. He was unable to win the World title at Judgement Day, but he DID in fact end the career of DiWF legend, The Judge. Coleman lost the King of the Ring as well. And JUST when it looked as though DeAndre Coleman was about to get his due...the DiWF decided to strip all its champions and start from scratch.
However, the DiWF changed its mind. At Fully Loaded, the last event before the launch of the New Era, Coleman beat Deadman 2000 to win the DiWF World title! He was soon known as the most vicious heel the DiWF had ever seen, and was also a fighting champion. Coleman borrowed a match that Eric Böhringer had created over a year before, the Pentagram, and fought six other DiWF superstars to retain the title. But a month later, the belt was put on Lee Diesal, former E$tablishment member and once of Coleman's long time foes in the DiWF.
After that, Coleman began a new feud...with himself. His multiple personality gimmick had begun to grow stale, so soon enough, Coleman found himself revitalizing it by actually fighting HIMSELF in the ring. Coleman also began a feud with the leader of a rival stable, Team X...that man was Wolverine. The feud was one of the greatest feuds the DiWF had ever seen, and it also marked the return of Creed to DiWF for the first time since he was fired after losing to Wolverine a year prior. Creed became Coleman's confidant when Coleman was admitted to a mental institution. When Coleman was released...his multiple personalities had subsided, and he started going by a different name...his first name. He became the Slayer once again, and he also began to wear a new mask: a silver, futuristic deal that looked somewhat like a hockey mask. Before Coleman was thrown into the mental institution, however, Lee Diesal was stripped of the title due to contract problems, and it was immediately put back on Coleman, making him a two time DiWF champ. Coleman went to WrestleMania to fight the man who won the Royal Rumble...Wolverine! In the end...Coleman came out on top, and Wolverine was rarely ever seen in the DiWF again.
In the meantime, Eric Böhringer decided to reopen the High Impact Wrestling Federation now with a new state of the art computer system which apparently no hacker can crack. Wolverine joined the HiWF as their color commentator as Coleman continued on in the DiWF. In storylines, the DeAndre Coleman personality resurfaced, making Slayer's life miserable. In real life, the politics of the DiWF backstage was making Coleman's life miserable. Just a few months prior, he was on the DiWF staff. He quit to focus on wrestling, and when he quit, the staff was restructured. Many people were put onto staff who didn't particularly know what they were doing, and the DiWF as a whole suffered. Coleman began to lose interest in wrestling once again. There was one gleam in his eye: the HiWF. He watched as the wrestlers there seemed to enjoy the politic free environment, and longed for it. He wanted to work for his old boss again, one of his best friends...and he wanted to do it before he retired for good.
Coleman talked Böhringer into having sit down talks with the DiWF board of directors so he could get out of his DiWF contract to work for the HiWF. After a hefty contract buy out, it was agreed upon, and Coleman's last date was set to be the King of the Ring. But he had other plans...
Coleman was supposed to lose his title to DiWF legend, Supreme Xtreme, but he wanted to put someone over. He wanted the younger crowd to have a chance. So he concocted a storyline where he, as the Coleman personality in control, would fight his protégé, Aleister Hawkins. The match was supposed to end with Slayer taking over again, and walking out on the fight, but Coleman and Hawkins changed the ending. Instead, Hawkins went over Coleman cleanly and THEN the Slayer emerged and said he was leaving the DiWF to kill of DeAndre Coleman once and for all.
A month later, Slayer emerged in the HiWF! He quickly targeted many old enemies...but focused mainly on one...Wolverine. He said fighting Wolverine in a "Timed Inferno" match was the only way to finally kill of DeAndre Coleman and be at peace. At WrestleFest II, in the semi-main event, Coleman fought Wolverine again. However, just as the Hawkins match ended in a different way than was originally planned...so did this one.
Originally, the end was to come when the cell exploded and both men would be thrown off, with Wolverine hanging onto the rafters, but Coleman falling all the way to the floor. He'd done spots like this before, he was once known as Mr. Hardcore, and he knew he could do it again. After he hit the floor, he was to get up minutes later...and claim he was finally at peace...claim that it was the SLAYER who died in the blast, and DeAndre Coleman could now retire from wrestling in peace. Instead...he didn't get up. He never got up.
Coleman died in the blast. Third degree burns covered his body and the fall broke his neck and back and also collapsed his rib cage. Everyone was mortified. However, DeAndre Coleman still went out of wrestling the way he wanted, under the guise of the Slayer, just like he came into wrestling.
His wife, Monique, was so saddened that she committed suicide a month later. Their son, John, who was only 1 1/2 years old at the time his father died, and Coleman's daughter, Andrea, who was 3 1/2, both went to live with DeAndre's brother, William, who was still wrestling, but under the paint of the Ring Troll, as a trade for letting his brother use the Slayer name again. Coleman's money, as stated in his will, was put into savings accounts for his children. They'll receive their money when they're 18. Both children are now two of the richest people on Earth. William and BeHeader received 1 billion dollars each. Coleman's ex-wife, Victoria, was given 3 million dollars, allowing her to clean herself up and get off of the streets.
In addition to cleaning herself up to try and make her life better, she was also hired by the HiWF for a brief cameo in a storyline between Wolverine and Janno. She tied up all the loose ends of the storyline, connecting Janno and Coleman in a previous incident where the Ring Troll took Janno's eye.
William Fields was also contacted by HiWF president Eric Böhringer. Since William was still going under the guise of the Ring Troll, Eric felt that it was only right to pull the Ring Troll gimmick from the depths of Indy feds and bring it to the forefront of wrestling. The idea he pitched was that the Ring Troll was a spirit who took over Coleman's body and turned him evil. It would look like the Ring Troll was returning and that Coleman's death was just another of the many fake deaths in wrestler, but it would end up being William Fields being taken over by the spirit of the Troll. After that, he would just basically live out the Ring Troll gimmick without referring back to anything supernatural, as if he was always the Ring Troll, and that's how William would finally step out of the shadow of his step brother (even though he'd remain in the shadow of the Ring Troll forever). Böhringer offered a contract worth $800,000 a year.
William accepted the contract offer and is currently portraying his version of the Ring Troll character, but in the hearts of the fans, there will never be another DeAndre Coleman.
World Title History
01 - IWF-W World Title - 1
02 - IWF-W World Title - 2
03 - IWF-W World Title - 3
04 - IWF-W World Title - 4
05 - XBWL (First Run) World Title
06 - IwF World Title
07 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 1
08 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 2
09 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 3
10 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 4
11 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 5
12 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 6
13 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 7
14 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 8
15 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 9
16 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 10
17 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 11
18 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 12
19 - IWZ (Third Run) World Title - 13
20 - APCW World Title - 1
21 - APCW World Title - 2
22 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 1
23 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 2
24 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 3
25 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 4
26 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 5
27 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 6
28 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 7
29 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 8
30 - IWZ (Second Run) World Title - 9
31 - XWA(2) Extreme World Title - 1
32 - XWA(2) Extreme World Title - 2
33 - XWA(2) Extreme World Title - 3
34 - HCW World Title - 1
35 - HCW World Title - 2
36 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 1
37 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 2
38 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 3
39 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 4
40 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 5
41 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 6
42 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 7
43 - IWZ (First Run) World Title - 8
44 - IWZWD World Title
45 - IWZ (Fourth Run) World Title - 1
46 - IWZ (Fourth Run) World Title - 2
47 - DiWF World Title - 1
48 - DiWF World Title - 2
Secondary Title History
01 - VAW US Title
02 - HCW International Title
03 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 1
04 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 2
05 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 3
06 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 4
07 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 5
08 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 6
09 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 7
10 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 8
11 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 9
12 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 10
13 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 11
14 - IWZ (2nd Run) Intercontinental Title - 12
15 - IWF-W Eurasian Title - 1
16 - IWF-W Eurasian Title - 2
17 - IWF-W North/South American Title - 1
18 - IWF-W North/South American Title - 2
19 - IWF-W North/South American Title - 3
20 - IWF-W African Title - 1
21 - IWF-W African Title - 2
22 - IWF-W African Title - 3
23 - IWF-W African Title - 4
24 - IWF-W African Title - 5
25 - IWF-W African Title - 6
26 - IWF-W African Title - 7
27 - IWF-W African Title - 8
28 - IWF-W African Title - 9
29 - IWF-W African Title - 10
30 - IWF-W African Title - 11
31 - IWF-W African Title - 12
32 - IWF-W African Title - 13
33 - IWF-W African Title - 14
34 - IWF-W African Title - 15
35 - IWF-W African Title - 16
36 - IWF-W African Title - 17
37 - IWF-W African Title - 18
38 - IWF-W African Title - 19
39 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 1
40 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 2
41 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 3
42 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 4
43 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 5
44 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 6
45 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 7
46 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 8
47 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 9
48 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 10
49 - IWZ (3rd Run) Intercontinational Title - 11
50 - NAW International Title
Third Tier Title History
01 - PDL Atlantic Title
02 - PDL Mountain Title
03 - IWF-E Rookie Title - 1
04 - IWF-E Rookie Title - 2
05 - IWF-E Rookie Title - 3
06 - IWF-E Rookie Title - 4
07 - IWF-E Eastern Title
08 - XBWL (First Run) North American Title - 1
09 - XBWL (First Run) North American Title - 2
10 - XBWL (First Run) North American Title - 3
Hardcore Title History
01 - XWA(1) Hardcore Title
02 - IWZ (First Run) Fire Pit Title
03 - HCW Hardcore Title
04 - PIW Hardcore Title
05 - XWA(2) eXtreme Title
06 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 1
07 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 2
08 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 3
09 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 4
10 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 5
11 - IWZ (Second Run) Extreme Title - 6
12 - XBWL Hardcore Title
13 - IWF-E Cage Title
14 - IWF-W India Fire Title - 1
15 - IWF-W India Fire Title - 2
16 - IWF-W India Fire Title - 3
17 - SWA Hardcore Title
18 - APCW Extreme Title
19 - IWZ (Third Run) Toughman Title - 1
20 - IWZ (Third Run) Toughman Title - 2
21 - IWZ (Third Run) Toughman Title - 3
22 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Title - 1
23 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Title - 2
24 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Title - 3
25 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Title - 4
26 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Title - 5
27 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 1
28 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 2
29 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 3
30 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 4
31 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 5
32 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 6
33 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 7
34 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 8
35 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 9
36 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 10
37 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 11
38 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 12
39 - IWZ (Third Run) Extreme Toughman Title - 13
40 - NAW Hardcore Title
41 - DiWF Bloodfest Title
Tag-Team Title History
01 - PDL TV Tag-Team Titles w/ BeHeader
02 - PDL TV Six-Man Titles w/ BeHeader & Iron Colossus
03 - PIW World Tag-Team Titles - w/ Hammer Jack
04 - IWZ (2nd Run) World Tag-Team Titles - w/ New Jack
05 - DiWF World Tag-Team Titles - w/Synn
DiWF Royal Rumble Winner
IWZ Royal Rumble Winner x2
Created the Hell Cage and the Pentagram Match
Co-Creater of the first ever TIMED INFERNO
Only HiWF accomplishment: Dying in the Timed Inferno
Only wrestler to EVER fight HIMSELF in a sanctioned match
Co-Creater of the ORIGINAL HCW Messengers of Death
Co-Creater & Leader of the ORIGINAL DiWF E$tablishment, the greatest stable in e-fed history
GG (German Gangsters) - PDL
nWo (New World Order) - PDL
Yin Yang - PDL
FREE AGENT - PDL
PE (Pantheon Elite) - PDL
MiB (Men in Black) - XWA, IWZ-1st Run
MOD (Messengers Of Death) - HCW, PIW, XWA(2), WCWF, IWZ-2nd Run, XBWL-1st Run, SWA, AAPW, HiWF
SKA (Serial Killers Anonymous) - EIW
The Purple & Black Attack - XBWL
Kronos Klan - XBWL-1st Run, APCW, IwF, AAPW
NOD (The Nation Of Domination) - NAW
X-Rated - DiWF
The E$tablishment - DiWF
Team X - DiWF
- Finishing and signature moves
- The Metamorphosis
- Troll Driver
- Regular moves
- jackknife powerbomb