Lance Storm

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Real Name - Lance Evers
Birthdate - 4/3/69
5'11" 231 lbs. - Sarnia, Alberta, Canada

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Volleyball (Wilfrid Laurier University), Basketball, Track & Field (High School)

Teachers - Keith Hart, Stu Hart (Hart Brothers Wrestling Camp)

Professional background - Stampede(`90), Canadian Indies(`90-), FMW(`91), Lebanon(`93), CWA(`93), SMW(`94), CWA(`95), WAR(`95-`98), ECW(`97-`00), WCW(`00-`01), WWF/WWE(`01-)

Groups - Triple Threat, Impact Players, Team Canada, The Alliance, Un-Americans

Peak Years - `98-`01

Career Highlights -
- Teams with Yuji Yasuraoka to win the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag titles
- Teams with Justin Credible to win the ECW tag team titles
- Wins WCW's US, Cruiserweight, and Hardcore titles in three weeks
- Forms and heads the anti-American Team Canada in WCW
- Makes his WWF debut, doing a run-in that starts the WCW Invasion

Finisher(s) -
- Straight-shooter/Canadian Maple Leaf (Rolling Half Crab)
- Superkick
- Deep Impact (Jumping Piledriver)
- Star Kick (Dropsault)

Favorites -
- Springboard Clothesline
- Powerplex (Suplex into Powerslam)
- Handspring Corner Lariat
- Leg Lariat
- Dropkick

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7
science - 2
aerial - 5
power - 7
strikes - 7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 6
bumping - 8
carrying - 7
heat - 6
legacy - 4

Place in History - Lance Storm is one of numerous fantastic workers to come out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, one of the great hotbeds for pro-wrestling. He was an excellent athlete with a very good head on his shoulders as he waded into the wacky world of pro-wrestling. He broke in with Chris Jericho and the pair began attracting attention to themselves during tours of Germany as well as trips to the Smoky Mountains. Jericho got into ECW and Lance Storm followed shortly after returning from WAR in Japan. ECW gave Lance Storm the environment he needed to develop. He was a great wrestler, but had little experience in the aspects that would make him a star in North America. Storm became involved with Chris Candido and developed into a very good promo. ECW pushed him stronger and stronger as they went national. Lance Storm was one of the premier talents in the States, but ECW was in major financial trouble. As a result, Storm left for WCW, where he received a huge push and was an established commodity until the company closed. When the WWF-WCW feud began, Storm started it with a run-in in Calgary. His three years in the WWF/WWE were marked by many aborted attempts and pushes and lame angles that got him nowhere. He had the ability and color, but Steve Austin's prompting of the fans to chant "boring" at him in essence killed him. He had a castrated anti-American stable, the UnAmericans, and an underutilized tag team with William Regal. Storm was also having various injury problems and he eventually moved on to coach in OVW until his contract ended. He now has a wrestling school and will hopefully have an impact on the future of pro-wrestling in that capacity.

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