Rick Victor

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Ric Victor

 

Title History

  • FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship (2 times);
  • FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Brad Maddox;
  • OVW Heavyweight Championship (2 times);
  • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship with Vaughn Lilas;
  • PWA Mayhem Championship;
  • PWA Heavywheight Championship;
  • Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Dave Swift;
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship;
  • NXT tag team titles w Conor O’Brian defeating Corey Graves & Adrian Neville (October 2, 2013);

Career Highlights

Independent circuit (2001–2011)

  • Apoc began his career in the Hart Dungeon,under the teachings of Bruce and Ross Hart. He also received training under Tokyo Joe.
  • Apoc started working for Stampede Wrestling in 2001 as Bishop, later to be renamed “Apocalypse” which he continued to work as until 2008.
  • In Stampede Wrestling, Apocalypse won the North American Heavyweight Championship. He also held the International Tag Team Championship twice with partner Dave Swift.
  • Apocalypse did a tour with New Japan Pro Wrestling as “The Shadow” in November–December 2003.  In his first match, he teamed with Scott Norton against Josh Barnett andHiroyoshi Tenzan.  He also had matches with Manabu Nakanishi and Tenzan.  In addition, he teamed with Norton frequently on the tour.
  • APOC would debut under the name Apocalypse for Derby City Wrestling in a thirty man battle royal, which was eventually would be won by Electrico.
  • Apocalypse would team up with Al Barone to take part in the DCW Tag Team Title Tournament but were defeated by Damian Adams and Jamin Olivencia in the first round.
  • Apocalypse got to the final of the DCW Championship Tournament but would lose to Big Cat.
  • For the rest of 2008, Apocalypse would form multiple tag teams with Kharn Alexander, Vaughn Lilas and Fang.
  • January 16, 2008 – APOC would debut under his new name Erik Doom and lost to Justin LaRouche. He would continue to lose most of his matches which is customary in nearly all wrestling promotions. Doom and Kharn Alexander lost to Los Locos (Ramon and Raul) in a match for the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
  • Apoalypse went back to his old name before being renamed Apoc in late spring.
  • May 21, 2008 – Apoc took on Nick Dinsmore for the OVW Heavyweight Championship but lost. Apoc teamed with Vaughn Lilas for several months before winning the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship from Darriel Kelly & Josh Lowry. The team would lose the titles to Dirty Money and Scott Cardinal in a championship vs $1000 match. After the lose the team would split and the two began feuding for the OVW Heavyweight Championship which Vaughn was currently holding.
  • February 2009 – Apoc beat Vaughn for the championship and would hold it for two months before losing it to Vaughn once again and regaining the championship in May. He would go on to lose the championship to Low Rider.
  • While wrestling in Canada in 2010, Apoc primarily wrestled for WFX Wrestling and Prairie Wrestling Alliance. He took on Jack Sloan for the PWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship twice but failed both times.
  • Apoc formed a stable with Kevin Thorn and Gangrel and took part in WFX Tag Team Championship Tournament but went out in the first round. He would go on to feud with the PWE Mayhem Champion Randy Myers, after losing a few times, APOC defeated Myers in a two out of three falls match for the championship.

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • February 2011 – Apoc signed a developmental contract with the WWE and was assigned to FCW under the ring name Rick Victor.
  • April 8, 2011 – FCW Televison: Rick Victor teamed with Paige defeating Aiden English and Audrey Marie in a mixed tag team match.
  • June 2012 – Rick Victor debuted on the first episode of the sixth season of WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University where he lost to Bo Dallas.
  • June 16, 2012 – FCW Live Event: Rick Victor defeated Seth Rollins to win the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Immediately afterwards, he lost the title to Bo Dallas in another match.
  • July 13, 2012 – FCW Live Event: Rick Victor defeated Bo Dallas to win the FCW Heavyweight Title, making him a two-time champion.
  • July 20, 2012 – FCW Live Event: Richie Steamboat defeated Rick Victor to win the FCW Heavyweight title.
  • July 28, 2012, Victor won the Florida Tag Team Championship with Brad Maddox.
  • January 26, 2013 – Royal Rumble Fan Fest: Rick Victor defeated Percy Watson.
  • April 18, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Rick Victor defeated Adrian Neville.
  • May 24, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Alexander Rusev defeated Sami Zayn, Xavier Woods, Rick Victor, Baron Corbin, Conor O’Brian, Mojo Rawley, Colin Cassady, Jason Jordan, Knuckles Madsen, Jake Carter and Dante Dash to become the number one contender for the WWE NXT Title later that night. Luke Harper defeated Corey Graves.
  • June 28, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Antonio Cesaro and Leo Kruger won a 12 man Battle Royal with other participants:Adrien Neville, Alexander Rusev, Danny Burch, Sami Zayn, Mojo Rawley, Knuckle Madsen, Baron Corbin, Rick Victor, Colin Cassidy and Sawyer Fulton.
  • July 25, 2013 – NXT: The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated Aiden English and Mickey Keegan.
  • August 9, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT Tag Team Champions Adrian Neville and Corey Graves defeated The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) to retain the titles.
  • August 22, 2013 – NXT: Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor defeated Ron Hicks and Michael Zaki.
  • August 29, 2013 – NXT: Adrian Neville defeated Conor O’Brian (w/ Rick Victor).
  • September 5, 2013 – NXT: Corey Graves (w/ Adrian Neville) defeated Rick Victor (w/ Conor O’Brian).
  • September 18, 2013 – NXT: Adrian Neville, Corey Graves, CJ Parker and Xavier Woods defeated Conor O’Brian, Rick Victor, Tyler Breeze and Leo Kruger.
  • September 25, 2013 – NXT: The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated CJ Parker and Tyler Breeze, Scott Dawson and Alexander Rusev & Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore in a 4-way gauntlet tag team match to become #1 contenders for the NXT tag team titles.
  • October 2, 2013 – NXT: The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated Corey Graves and Adrian Neville to win the NXT tag team titles.
  • October 11, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Kassius Ohno and Colin Cassady in a non-title match.
  • October 17, 2013 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor defeated Adrian Neville and Corey Graves to retain the title.
  • October 24, 2013 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated Casey Marin and Tommy Taylor in a non-title match.
  • November 7, 2013 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated Troy McClain and Travis Tyler in a non-title match.
  • November 7, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Rick Viktor and Konnor O’Brian defeated Jason Jordan and Mason Ryan to retain the titles.
  • November 14, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Rick Viktor and Konnor O’Brian defeated Jason Jordan and Mason Ryan to retain the titles.
  • November 16, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Konnor O’Brien and Rick Viktor defeated Tyler Dillinger and Jason Jordan to retain the titles.
  • November 23, 2013 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor defeated Jason Jordan and Mason Ryan w Raquel Diaz to retain the titles.
  • November 27, 2013 – NXT: Hunico and Camacho defeated NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Rick Viktor and Konnor O’Brian) in a non-title match.
  • January 3, 2014 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Konnor and Viktor defeated Angelo Dawkins and Colin Cassady in a non-title match.
  • January 9, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Konnor O’Brian and Rick Viktor) defeated Hunico and Camacho in a tornado tag team match.
  • January 30, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated John Icarino and Mike Cuellari in a non-title match.
  • February 15, 2014 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated Danny Burch and Baron Corbin to retain the titles.
  • February 20, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions Konnor and Viktor defeated Casey Marion and Mike Lebosca in a non-title match.
  • February 27, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) in a non-title match.
  • March 8-9, 2014 – WWE Live Event: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Los Matadores in a non-title match.
  • March 13, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Cal Bishop and Travis Tyler in a non-title match.
  • March 21, 2014 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions Konnor and Viktor
    defeated Baron Corbin and Sawyer Fulton & Jason Jordan and Oliver Grey in a 3-way
    tag team match to retain the titles.
  • April 3, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Jack Hurley and Jonny Vandal in a non-title match.
  • April 17, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Cal Bishop and Wesley Blake in a non-title match.
  • April 24, 2014 – NXT: WWE tag team champions The Usos and Sami Zayn defeated NXT tag team champions The Ascension and Corey Graves.
  • May 15, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated Buddy Murphy and Elias Sampson in a non-title match.
  • May 29, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions Konnor and Viktor defeated Kalisto and El Local to retain the titles.
  • June 6, 2014 – NXT Live Event: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated Wesley Blake and Camacho to retain the titles.