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Damian Slater

Name: Damian Slater
Height: 6' / 1.83m
Weight: 215 lbs / 98 kg
Born: June 14 1987
From: Adelaide, SA, Aus
Trained by: Col Dervany, Hartley Jackson, TJ Perkins, Rocky Romero, Jesse Hernandez, Karl Anderson
Debut: May 14, 2003
Finishers: Slatality (Inverted facelock into Michinoku Driver II), Holier Than Thou (Diamond dust), Bible Basher (Reverse cradle piledriver), Texas Cloverleaf, Superkick, Single Knee Facebreaker
Also known as: Goldenboy, Santa With Muscles

Slater began his training at the Monster Factory in South Australia under Col Dervany and Hartley Jackson. Debuted at 15 drawing against Wil Power and Daryl Wilde in a three-way on the last Maximum Power Wrestling Show. Two years later started touring interstate with Explosive Pro Wrestling in Perth. In 2005 defeated Bustar to win the Joint Promotions Wrestling Lightweight title.

Went to USA in 2007 and trained at the School of Hard Knox in San Bernadino, California under TJ Perkins, Rocky Romero, Jesse Hernandez and Karl Anderson. Wrestled at NWA events in USA. Was in the King of the Summit Battle Royal as part of NWA Fiesta Lucha. Wrestled Rocky Romero in the NWA World Heavyweight title tournament in 2007.

Lost in the quarter final of PWAQ's Rise of the Warriors 2007 tournament to Chris Hero. Unsuccessfully challenged Mason Childs for the PWA International title. Lost to Esteban Molina in the semi-finals of 2008's tournament.

Returned to USA in 2009 and feuded with Ryan Taylor over the NWA Heritage title.

Teamed with AJ Istria.

Major titles: WARZONE Heavyweight Championship, JPW Lightweight Championship, ZERO-1 Australian Hwt.

Damian Slater v Jack Bonza, PWA 2012

Credit: Chris Dalgleish, PWI magazine, Wikipedia,, RUMBLE magazine, Westside Pro Wrestling 2010 Almanac
Photo credit: Jade Sue-Tin