Jonathan Ricardo Blackrose (born June 7th, 1986) is a Canadian professional CAW wrestler currently signed to Elite Dynasty Federation & ICONic Pro Wrestling. Outside of the Majors John competes internationally in countries such as Japan, Mexico, and puerto rico, and still regularly competes on the American and Canadian independents.
Elite Dynasty Federation (2012 - Present)
Through a partnership with Barely Regulated Aggressive Wrestling League, he would make his debut for EDF on EDF Livewire Episode 1 teaming with long time tag team partner Evan O'Shea as The Frontline, the would compete in the main event of the episode taking on the team of Danny Jackpot & Biff Andreas in a match to crown the first ever EDF Universal Tag Team Champions however they would come up short in the match, failing to capture the titles.
Following this loss he would start up his singles career in the company, winning a spot in the Elimination Chamber match for the EDF Universal Heavyweight Championship at EDF Collision by defeating then champion Edward Cullen. At the event he would enter the chamber as the first combatant and go on to win the match by last eliminating Matt Eichorn (the final entrant into the match), successively winning the EDF Universal Heavyweight Championship in the process. Following the event Blackrose would defend the belt during EDFs Japan Tour (Competing as a heel due to his alignment in Japan at the time) and sucsesfuly defended the title every night of tour, his matches included a altercation with Akira Tozowa, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and a 45 minute steel cage match against Gage Kight. However on EDF Livewire episode 3 he would announce that he suffered a neck injury during the match (CAWfabe) and would have to vacant the championship do to it, he was then attached by Edward Cullen and carried off on a stretcher.
He would return at EDF Leathel Lottery entering at #30, he would hit everyone in the match at the time: Lemarcus Carter, Hijo Del Reyes, & Edward Cullen with the Thorns Edge and would elimnate Hijo Del Reyes by hitting him with the Buck Kick, causing him to go over the top rope and to the floor below. Blackrose would then go on to try to eliminate Edward Cullen, however him (as well as Cullen) would be eliminated following Lemarcus Carter dropkicking them over the top rope, causing Carter to be named the winner of the first ever Leathel Lottery match and the new EDF Universal Heavyweight Championship, the next day following the event he would announce over twitter that he was cashing in his rematch clause for the EDF Universal Heavyweight Championship setting up a meeting between him and Lemarcus Carter for the championship at EDF Stairway to Heaven.
New-WWE (2012 - 2013)
It was announced on August 10th, 2012 that John Blackrose had finally come to an agreement with New-WWE over a contract and was officaly signed to the roster. He is set to make his debut in the company following New-WWE WrestleMania VII as apart of the Season 7 roster. He made his debut on the Smackdown before New-WWE WrestleMania VII with a victory over Brent Harvanator.
Over the course of Season 7, John Blackrose would spend most of his time floating about, competing against several different superstars, this was until he entered a feud with then New-WWE United States Champion Matt Eichorn, their feud would culminate at New-WWE Over the Edge in which he was unsuccessful in capturing the championship.
Following this Blackrose would enter a feud with Antonio Cesaro, their feud included a 3 way dance with Danny Jackpot for the New-WWE Championship which both men where unsuccessful in capturing. Their feud would end on Raw episode 268 with Cesaro going over.
After this, John was granted his release from his contract on April 12th, 2013.
- Finishing moves
- As John Blackrose
- The Thorns Edge (Elivated Side Slam) (2004 - Present)
- The Blackrose Special (Gory Special) (2014 - Present)
- Canadian Crusifix (Double underhook choke with bodyscissors) (2004 - 2014)
- CrossFace (2010 - 2012; Used as a regular move after that)
- As Kevin O'Connor
- The Touch Down (Kryptonite Krunch) (2010 - Present)
- As John Blackrose
- Signature Moves
- Suplex Backbreaker (2014 - Present)
- Springboard Rolling European Uppercut (2014 - Present)
- Buck Kick (Super Kick) (2004 - 2014)
- Wrist–lock sitout side slam
- Multiple Elbow Variations
- Multiple Forearm Variations
- Multiple Suplex Variations
- Multiple DropKick Variations
- Package Piledriver (Independents & Internationally only)
- Diving Elbow
- Step Up Enzuigiri
- Entrance Themes
- Down ~ 311 (2004 - 2008, 2012)
- Undead ~ Hollywood Undead (2008-2009)
- Let it Roll ~ Jet Black Stare (2009 - 2010)
- California ~ Hollywood Undead (2010)
- Just One ~ Hoobastank (2010 ~ 2012)
- Monster ~ Paramore (2012 - Present)
- Everyday is exactly the same ~ Nine Inch Nails (2014 - Present)
- Terrible Lie ~ Nine Inch Nails (2005 ~ 2010)
- Power ~ Kanye West (2010 - 2011)
- Self Vs Self ~ Pendulum feat. In Flames (2010, 2011 - 2012)
- Gold Digger ~ Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx (2010 - Present; Used under the Kevin O'Connor gimmick)
- Bring Me Down ~ Pillar (2008 Present; Used while teaming with Evan O'Shea as "The Front Line")
- Word Up ~ Korn (2008 Present; Used while teaming with Evan O'Shea as "The Front Line")
- HORIZON ~ D'espairsRay (2011 - 2012; Used as face theme in Aniholic Championship Wrestling)
Championships and Other Accomplishments:
- Elite Dynasty Federation
- Generic Championship Wrestling
- GCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Ultimate Reckless Wrestling
- Awards and Other Accomplishments
|2012||Something Cawful Awards|
Most Underated CAW
|||Elite Dynasty Federation|
|Roster:||Andrew Hunter · Brent Harvanator · Chris Corre · David Erro · Evan O'Shea · Fella · Gage Knight · Haduken · Hijo Del Reyes · Jacob Robinson · Jalin Brown · James Blazer · John Blackrose · Lemarcus Carter · Michael Greengrich · Mikey · Miles Martinez · Poison Bee · Ryan Maclean · Smokey · Tyler King|
|Free Agents/Staff:||Kyle Wright · Emily O'Shea|
|Championships/ Accomplishments:||EDF Universal Heavyweight Championship · EDF New Breed Championship · EDF North American Championship · EDF Universal Tag Team Championships · BRAWL/UWF Jobber Championship|
|Shows:||EDF LiveWire · EDF Showtime|
|PPVS:||EDF Collision · EDF Leathel Lottery · EDF Salvation · EDF Battle of the Elites · EDF New Beginnings · EDF Collision 2 · EDF Survival of the fittest · EDF Leathel Lottery 2 · EDF Stairway to Heaven 2 · EDF Battle of the Elites 2|
|e v||New-WWE Roster|
|Superstars:||Alberto Del Rio · Andrew Liana · Athouse · Belmont · Biff Andreas · Big E · Big Show · Cesaro · Chris Jericho · Christian · Christopher Cauckel · CM Punk · Cody Rhodes · Damien Sandow · Daniel Bryan · Danny Jackpot · Darren Young · David Otunga · Dean Ambrose · Dolph Ziggler · Edge · Fandango · Jack Swagger · Jacob Cass · John Cena · Justin Gabriel · Kofi Kingston · Matt Eichorn · Mr. McMahon · Pablo Gonzales · Paul Heyman · R-Truth · Randy Orton · Ricardo Rodriguez · Roman Reigns · Ryback · Seth Rollins · Sheamus · Smokey · Steven Raden · The Miz · Titus O'Neil · Triple H · TRS · Tyler King · Wade Barrett · Zach Starr · Zack Ryder|
|Divas:||AJ Lee · Aksana · Athena Snow · Brie Bella · Kaitlyn · Layla · Lillith Miller · Lita · Maria Lopez · Nikki Bella · Summer Rae|
|Databases:||Roster · Results · RTWM · Draft · Rumble|