Wrestler name: The Pittsburgh Mauler
Face, Heel, or Tweener: Currently a tweener, can go either way
Wrestler appearance: Coming to the ring wearing a welder's mask and carrying a lit welder's torch
The Pittsburgh Mauler worked in the steel mills of Pittsburgh until the owners closed down the mill. In order to survive, he started fighting underground matches. At one of the matches, he caught the eye of Bruno Sammartino. Bruno offered to train him to be a better wrestler. The Pittsburgh Mauler trained night and day with Bruno until there was nothing left for Bruno to teach him. At that point, it was recommended to seek out Dean Malenko. The Pittsburgh Mauler has now been mentored by Dean Malenko for a couple of years as he trains to get his big break into the wrestling business.