The Masked Grappler
TMG bio
Real name Oscar Lawrence Dalton
Ring Names {{{names}}}
Height 6' 2"
Weight 234 lbs.
Date of birth July 16, 1???
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of death {{{death_date}}}
Place of death {{{death_place}}}
Resides Cincinnati, Ohio
Billed from Cincinnati, Ohio
Trainer Possibly the first wrestler.........EVER
Pro Wrestling Council, Enigmar Wrestling
Brief stint as a trainer in another fed
Handled by {{{handler}}}
Win/Loss Record {{{winloss_record}}}
Debut Unknown; no records were taken at the time
Retired {{{retired}}}

The Masked Grappler is your classic wrestler who uses basic wrestling moves throughout the match to wear down his opponents and finishes them off with the patented Iron Claw submission hold. Currently working for the Pro Wrestling Council and Enigmar Wrestling, the "Golden Era Classic" is looking to show the young whipper-snappers a lesson or two in what true professional wrestling is all about.


The Masked Grappler's age is unknown but he is on record of being involved in some of the very first professional wrestling matches in a ring with ropes. He was the first wrestler to cut a promo against his opponent and he claims to have outlived every man he has faced during his career. He keeps in shape by eating the right foods, nothing microwaved, and he swims everyday, including jumping into the coldest of rivers and lakes during the winter months to revive his body.

In 1953, The Masked Grappler swam to Japan to wrestle a match. It is said that it took him all of 2 days to swim the length of the Pacific Ocean to get to Japan. He then wrestled Yukihiro Sakeda to a 4-hour draw. The Masked Grappler then packed his bags and swam back to the United States the same night.

Being one of the very first men to wear a mask in the ring, he, to this day, teaches wrestlers from all over the world to tie their masks tightly, so they will not be so easily ripped off or fall off during matches.


During an exhibition match in 1957 for a sideshow circus, The Masked Grappler wrestled and defeated a large brown bear named CoCo Thunder to win the Midwest Wrestling Championship. The Masked Grappler surprised the crowd by making CoCo Thunder tap out to the Iron Claw. This solidified Grappler with having the strongest hands in the world, if he could make an adult American brown bear submit. Thus, the Guinness Book of World Records were called in to record how powerful the hands of Grappler were. They tested his hands by having him fold an iron skillet up like a burrito. Then they tested his hands out by having him rip rubber tires to shreds. Spectators were amazed as he ripped the tires like school paper. The last test came when Grappler dismantled an airplane wing by repeatedly chopping it from the body of the plane. To this day, Grappler is still the record holder for having the strongest hands in the history of mankind. With those hands, some 20 years later, Grappler made Andre The Giant submit to the Iron Claw.


  • Signed a deal with Intensity Pro Wrestling; terms of the deal are undisclosed.
  • Intensity Pro Wrestling no longer running shows; now taking bookings with PWC:UWA.
  • Booked to face Jason Verve at the first Ultimate Wrestling Association show.


  • Scheduled to face Sonny Williams at Friday Night Genesis, May 9, 2008.
    • defeated Sonny Williams with the Iron Claw in a squash
  • Scheduled to enter a Tag Team Turmoil match for the MWE Tag Team Championship at Friday Night Genesis, May 16, 2008, with Derek Wellings as his partner. Teams were chosen at random and consisted of:
    • Gus & Murfish, Alex Bowen & Faint, Milenko & Maxx
    • The EW Tag Team Champions going into the match were Ace Cannon and Painbringer
    • Going into the match, Painbringer had relinquished his half of the championship, leaving Ace Cannon to reach into his past to find a partner. Cannon found a partner in his 6'6", 350 pound bodyguard, Bishop.
    • Gus & Murfish defeated The Masked Grappler & Derek Wellings for the MWE Tag Team Championship after Murfish hit Grappler with the MWE tag title belt. Grappler called out Gus & Murfish as cheaters and wanted an immediate rematch, which Murfish gladly accepted much to the dismay of his tag team partner. As the two argue and enter the ring, Derek Wellings levels Murfish with a spear for the victory and MWE Tag Team Championship.
  • Scheduled to team with "The Disciple" Zak Warner against Davinder Jaeter & Rahjeem, also known as The Allied Powers, in an EW Tag Team Championship number one contenders match, May 25, 2008 at Maximum Punishment.
    • Speculation has risen that Zar Warner will not be available to team with The Masked Grappler,leaving it up to Grappler to find a replacement partner.
    • To everyone's surprise, The Masked Grappler was able to get in touch with Tommy Polo so he can become his tag team partner.
    • The Masked Grappler and Tommy Polo defeated The Allied Powers to become the number one contenders to the EW Tag Team Championship.
  • Teaming with Tommy Polo, scheduled to face Gus & Murfish at Friday Night Genesis, May 30, 2008 for the EW Tag Team Championship.


Common Moves:

  • Headlock
  • Headlock w/ Punches
  • Choke
  • Jawbreaker
  • Sleeper Hold
  • DDT
  • Clothesline
  • Stomp
  • One Arm Body Slam
  • Traditional Body Slam
  • Atomic Drop
  • Armbar
  • Wristlock
  • Hammerlock
  • Side Slam
  • Suplex
  • Punches
  • Kicks
  • Knife-edge Chops
  • Gutwrench Suplex
  • Double Ax Hammer
  • Huge Chop
  • Headbutt
  • Double-handed Throat Thrust
  • Rear End Thrusts (corner)

Favorite Moves:

  • Belly to Belly Suplex
  • Dragon Sleeper
  • Backbreaker
  • Bear Hug
  • Airplane Spin
  • Dropkick
  • Figure 4 Leg Lock
  • Top Rope Knee Drop
  • Abdominal Stretch
  • Nerve Hold
  • Belly to Back Suplex
  • Stalling Suplex
  • Garvin Stomp
  • Full Nelson
  • Stalling Piledriver
  • Front Suplex
  • Back Rack
  • Eye Poke
  • Heart Punch
  • Cobra Clutch


  • Running Knee Lift
  • Iron Claw
  • Trademark Move: Big Punch


  • Favorite Quote: “You whipper-snappers need to learn respect and the true craft of professional wrestling”, “You will feel my Iron Claw”
  • Entrance Music: “Last Night When We Were Young” by Frank Sinatra
  • Alignment: Face
  • All Round Personality: Old School
  • Fan Reaction: Cheer
  • In Ring Style: Old School/ Technician
  • Weapon of Choice: piece of metal in mask or boot


Title: Date: Event: Defeated: Notes:
Midwest Championship Wrestling Championship 1957 Circus Show CoCo Thunder (brown bear) The Masked Grappler made CoCo submit to the Iron Claw
MWE Tag Team Championship May 16, 2008 Enigmar Wrestling Friday Night Genesis Ace Cannon & Bishop Teamed with Derek Wellings to defeat Gus & Murfish last in a tag team turmoil match.
EW Tag Team Championship May 30, 2008 Enigmar Wrestling Friday Night Genesis Gus & Murfish Teamed with Tommy Polo to defeat Gus & Murfish In a tag team confrontation.
Undisputed Tag Team Championship July 20, 2008 AEW Starstruck N/A Teamed with Tommy Polo to defeat N/A in a tag team confrontation.
  • Various other titles that may be too old that records do not exist or are too far gone from memory


The Masked Grappler is in semi-retirement, as he's been studding. He has 43 children, 132 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, 51 great-great grandchildren, and 45 great-great-great grandchildren. It is even rumored that Grappler has sired additional children with a few of his grandchildren.


The Masked Grappler is signed exclusively to and only to Pro Wrestling Council and only works for or afflilated per agreement with his creator and handler with any other federation or promotion.

All rights to The Masked Grappler belong to his handler and creator, which of whom does not work for or participate in events promoted by the former “liquid” federation.

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