Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a promo that involves a man that is the manliest.
Wrestler: “The Manliest Man” Oney Lorcan (Biff Busick).
Background Information: Oney Lorcan is from Boston, Massachusetts. He is trained by Mike Hollow, Lance Storm, and Funaki.
He began training at the Killer Kowalski School of Pro Wrestling/Chaotic Training Center in August 2008. After 2 years of training and working for Chaotic Wrestling, he left Boston, MA and moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In September 2010, he enrolled in the Storm Wrestling Academy (SWA) and began Training with Lance Storm. After going through Storm’s 3-month training camp, he moved to Dallas, TX and received additional training from Sho Funaki in San Antonio, Texas. After spending about a year in Texas, he moved back to the Boston area in 2012.
He debuted in Combat Zone Wrestling at CZW Cerebral, on October 13, 2012, in a dark match and he joined The Front.
He gained exposure in 2014 at the CZW Best of the Best XIII tournament, where he defeated Azrieal, Caleb Konley and Chuck Taylor to advance to the finals.
Then, he feuded with the CZW World Heavyweight Champion Drew Gulak. At CZW To Infinity, on April 27, 2014, he was defeated by Gulak in a title match.
Throughout his career in CZW, he became a CZW World Heavyweight Champion. He competed with CZW until 2015.
He made his debut in Evolve at Evolve 23 winning a four way elimination match against Green Ant, Josh Alexander, and Maxwell Chicago advancing in the Style Battle 2013 Tournament.
At Evolve 24, he was defeated by Drew Gulak in the finals of the Style Battle 2013 Tournament. At Evolve 28, he defeated Drew Gulak.
From November 10 to November 16, 2014, Evolve’s parent company, WWNLive, held four events in a ten-day tour of China. He would end the tour with a record of 2 wins (vs. Timothy Thatcher and vs. Jody Kristofferson) and 2 losses (vs. Johnny Gargano and vs. Tim Thatcher).
On August 29, 2014, he made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), participating in their annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament losing to Roderick Strong in the first round. He also wrestled the following night teaming with Drew Gulak coming up short against reDRagon.
He returned the following show at Untitled II losing to Tommaso Ciampa and Black Cole Sun losing a 4-way to Brian Cage which also involved Uhaa Nation, and Ciampa.
On February 27, 2015, at From Out of Nowhere, he picked up his first win in PWG by defeating old rival “Speedball” Mike Bailey, before losing to Brian Cage at Don’t Sweat the Technique.
He also reunited with Gulak to compete in DDT4 losing in the first round to Ricochet and Rich Swann. He appeared at Mystery Vortex III defeating Timothy Thatcher before getting into a confrontation with the newly formed Mount Rushmore 2.0 and specifically Super Dragon before getting superkicked by The Young Bucks.
He would then go on and participate in the 2015 Battle of Los Angeles defeating Andrew Everett in the first round. The following night, he would team with Everett and Trevor Lee in a losing effort against Super Dragon and The Young Bucks in the very first 6-man tag team Guerilla Warfare match. He would then wrestle his final PWG match losing to Chris Hero the next night in the second round.
On September 1, 2015, it was reported that he had signed a developmental contract with WWE and would be reporting to WWE NXT the following month.
He made his debut at an NXT house show on October 30, 2015, wrestling under the Biff Busick name in a Halloween battle royal, which was won by Bayley.
On January 9, 2016, he made his singles match debut under his real name, losing to Rich Swann. On a set of TV tapings held on January 22, 2016, he made his televised debut (which aired on February 24, 2016), in a losing effort against Apollo Crews. He then wrestled in a dark match before NXT TakeOver: Dallas, where he lost to Manny Andrade.
In June, 2016, he debuted the new ring name Oney Lorcan. On June 22, 2016, on an episode of NXT, he defeated Tye Dillinger.
He still competes in NXT to this day.
My Thoughts: Oney Lorcan is a very underrated talent. He has an unique look, he has presence about him inside the ring, he has a good character, good charisma, and he’s a great wrestler in the ring. He’s the manliest man!
Video: This video contains a promo of Oney Lorcan in NXT on July 27, 2016.
My Thoughts: This was a good promo from Oney Lorcan here as he got to show his mic skills here. This promo was taken a month before Oney Lorcan defeated Tye Dillinger on an episode of NXT as NXT decided to put the promo up a month later on NXT TV, I don’t know why, but they did.
This promo was a backstage interview where Charly Caruso interviewed Oney Lorcan about his upset win over Tye Dillinger as Oney Lorcan responded by saying that his upset win over Tye Dillinger isn’t really an upset as a win is a win for him.
He then said that every other opponent in NXT will be a lot tougher and stronger going forward which means that he has to go back to his roots in order to get better himself as he leaves.
This was a good promo from Oney Lorcan as he got to showcase his mic skills here as he is pretty good on the mic. Though, he was kind of generic and bland here in terms of character, but since he said that he was going back to his roots, I’m assuming he’s going back to his character from the independent circuit with The Manliest Man which was a good gimmick for him. Either way, they didn’t do much with him after this promo, but hopefully they will in the future.
Good promo from Oney Lorcan here as he got to showcase his mic skills here which was good in my opinion.
It’s a shame that NXT isn’t using Oney Lorcan to his full potential as I think he could be a great star for NXT as he has pretty much everything. Just give him a character or make him use his character from the independent circuit and we’re good to go. He’s the manliest man!
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