Chris Masters

American professional wrestler

Christopher Todd Mordetzky[1] (born January 8, 1983)[2] is an American professional wrestler. As of 2023, he was signed to National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) under the ring name Chris Adonis. He is a former two-time National Champion in NWA. He is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), under the ring name Chris Masters. He is also known for his time in Impact Wrestling, under the ring name Chris Adonis. For Qatar Pro Wrestling, he is a former QPW Tag Team Champion with Carlito.

Chris Masters
Masters at a PWA event in 2017
Birth nameChristopher Todd Mordetzky[1]
Born (1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 41)[2]
Santa Monica, California, United States[3][2]
Vesela Marinova
(m. 2004; div. 2011)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)American Adonis[4]
Chris Adonis[5]
Chris Masters[3]
Chris Mordetzky
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[7]
Billed weight265 lb (120 kg)[7]
Billed fromLos Angeles, California[3][2]
Trained byRick Bassman
Ohio Valley Wrestling
Ultimate Pro Wrestling[2]
DebutAugust 15, 2002[3][2]

After being trained in Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Mordetzky signed with WWE. He was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling for training. In 2005, he wrestled for the first time as "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters. He was a wrestler in a great body shape. Massters used "The Masterlock" as finishing move. It was a full nelson hold. During his career in WWE, the Masterlock was a submission no one could break. The Masterlock Challenge storyline ended after Bobby Lashley broke the hold on March 20, 2007. Masters was released in 2007. He worked on the independent circuit for two years before returning to WWE in 2009. Masters was released again in 2011. Since then, he has worked on the independent circuit. He has had notable stints in Global Force Wrestling (GFW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Family Tree Legends. Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Chris Masters' Bio". Accelerator's Wrestling Rollercoaster. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Chris Masters' Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  4. Kapur, Bob (2012-01-29). "A first, positive look at Ring ka King". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  5. Henderson, Sam (2013-04-14). "Show results - 4/13 TCW in Ft. Smith, Ark.: Hoyt vs. Masters main event, "Cowboy" Bob Orton wrestles, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  6. Meltzer, Dave (October 24, 2011). "October 24 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2011 Hall of Fame issue, GSP down, Bound for Glory and Bobby Roode, Hogan vs. Sting, giant issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, CA: 37. ISSN 1083-9593. Jeff Katz's Wrestling Revolution Project taped its first season in Los Angeles this past week. [...] Kenny Omega, known as Scott Carpenter, was the star, with strong matches against Chris Masters (Known as Concrete) and Killshot (Karl Anderson).
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Chris Masters' WWE Alumni Profile". WWE. Retrieved 2012-03-18.