Abyss (wrestler)

American professional wrestler
(Redirected from Chris Parks)

Christopher Joseph Park (born October 4, 1973) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE as a producer and on-screen personality. Park is best known for his time with Impact Wrestling under the ring name Abyss. He has won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship one time. He is the heaviest wrestler to win the X Division Championship. Parks w also and was the Television Champion for the longest time. In the tag team division, he was the NWA World Tag Team Champion once with A.J. Styles. He was the TNA World Tag Team Champion two times, once with James Storm as The Revolution, and once with Crazzy Steve as Decay.

Abyss
Abyss in February 2018
Birth nameChristopher Joseph Park[1]
Born (1973-10-04) October 4, 1973 (age 50)[2]
Washington, D.C., U.S.[1]
Spouse(s)
Amber Park (m. 2006)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Abyss
Chris Justice[1]
Chris Parks
Joseph Park
Joseph Park Esq.[3][4]
Justice[2]
The Original Terminator[1][2]
Prince Justice[1][2]
Billed height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)[5]
Billed weight350 lb (159 kg)[5]
Billed fromParts Unknown[5]
Chicago, Illinois[6]
Trained byRoger Ruffen[1]
Debut1995[7]
RetiredJanuary 2019[8]

Park was the fourth man to be a Triple Crown Champion. He was the second Grand Slam Champion. He was a member of the Impact Wrestling roster for longer than anyone else. He was with the company from 2002 to 2019. In 2018, he was added to the Impact Hall of Fame by his longtime manager, James Mitchell.

Career change

Ring of Honor (2004 - 2006) change

Abyss first appeared in Ring of Honor (ROH) in 2004. He was a bodyguard in the stable Special K. Abyss appeared only once because TNA pulled all of their wrestlers from ROH.

Abyss returned in the summer of 2005. This time, he was a member of Prince Nana's stable, The Embassy. They were fighting with Generation Next. This lasted for the rest of 2005. There were several matches and fights between both teams. The feud ended in a Steel Cage Warfare match at December's Steel Cage Warfare. In the match, Abyss teamed with Alex Shelley, Jimmy Rave and Prince Nana to take on Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, Jack Evans and Matt Sydal. Abyss was eliminated by Jack Evans. Generation Next won the match and the feud.

In January 2006, Abyss teamed with Embassy members Jimmy Rave and Alex Shelley to wrestle in the Trios Tournament. They won the tournament. This meant that all three of its winning members had won a chance to wrestle for the World Championship. Abyss left ROH before this happened.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2003 - 2019) change

Parks was on TNA's first show using the ring name "Justice". He took part in a gauntlet match[broken anchor] for the new NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He did not win the match. Parks returned to TNA as "The Monster Abyss" in June 2003. He started by attacking Jeff Hardy. His feud with Hardy did not last long. Hardy had been suspended before their their first match. Parks was used as a bodyguard to Kid Kash. He was an ally to Kash until October, when Kash yelled at Abyss for losing a match. This caused Abyss to attack Kash. Abyss won a match against Kash, but then lost a First Blood Steel Chair on a Pole match[broken anchor] to him. The feud between the two ended soon after the match.

In 2004, Abyss had his first major feud with A.J. Styles. On one show, Abyss was forced to team with Styles in a NWA World Tag Team Championship match. Abyss left Styles near the beginning of the match but they still won. Abyss defeated Styles on the next show. On the show after that, he got control of the titles by winning a Four Corners Tables match[broken anchor] against Styles. Later, the titles were taken away from Abyss. On the next show, they wrestled in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Neither of them won the match. The next show had Abyss win against Styles in a Ladder match[broken anchor] to become the top contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Abyss lost the right to Raven in a match that also involved Styles and Ron Killings.

About a month later, Abyss got a new manager, Goldy Locks. She used Abyss to win the contract of her ex-boyfriend Erik Watts. She kept using Abyss to win contracts for her. She also added Alex Shelley to her group to help them win the title. Goldy Locks treated Shelley very good but treated Abyss poorly. Watts returned for revenge. Abyss, Shelley, and Goldy Locks wrestled against Watts, Sonny Siaki and Desire. During the match, Abyss turned on his team. He attacked Goldy Locks and left match and her.

Not long after separating from Goldy Locks, Abyss began to feud with Monty Brown and Raven. This led to the first ever Monster's Ball match at TNA's first monthly pay per view, Victory Road. At Victory Road, Brown won the match when he pinned Raven. Abyss and Brown continued to feud in a match at Turning Point. Brown won the match.

In wrestling change

As Abyss change

Finishing and signature moves
  • Black Hole Slam (180°, 270°, or a 360° spinning side slam)
  • Shock Treatment (Backbreaker rack drop)
  • Superbomb - Independent circuit
  • Chokeslam
  • Twisting chinlock sleeper hold
  • Sidewalk slam
  • Running corner body splash
  • Military press dropped into a flapjack
  • Overhead belly to belly suplex
  • Spear
  • Big boot
  • Running hip attack to the head of an opponent seated against the bottom turnbuckle


Signature foreign objects
  • Steel chain
  • Thumbtacks
  • Broken glass shards

As Prince Justice change

  • Death Penalty (Chokebomb pin)
  • Royal Decree (Sidewalk slam)

Managers change

  • Jeff G. Bailey
  • Wes Bitterman
  • Spookshow
  • Don Callis
  • Sin D
  • Brandon Prophet
  • Johnny Diamond
  • Sterling James Keenan
  • Goldy Locks
  • The Informer
  • James Mitchell
  • Prince Nana
  • Mike Rosario
  • Scotty C
  • Terry "Moonshine" Mathis
  • "Lone Wolf" Bobby Blade
  • "The Boss" JR Douglas

Nicknames change

  • The Monster - as Abyss
  • The Weapon of Mass Destruction - as Abyss
  • The Power Child - as Eric Justice

Theme music change

  • "Down in the Catacombs" by Dale Oliver
  • Unidentified new theme[9]

Championships and accomplishments change

  • 1 Pro Wrestling
    • 1PW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Border City Wrestling
    • BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Championship (|1 time, current)
  • Buckeye Pro Wrestling
    • BPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Association
    • IWA Hardcore Championship (3 times)
    • IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Miguel Pérez, Jr. (2) and Shane the Glamour Boy (1)
  • Mountain Wrestling Association
    • MWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Cyberspace
    • NWA Cyberspace Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Midwest
    • NWA Iowa Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Northern Wrestling Federation
    • NWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Ring of Honor
    • Trios Tournament winner (2006) – with Alex Shelley and Jimmy Rave
  • Universal Wrestling Alliance
    • UWA Heavyweight Champion (1 Time)

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Milner, John M.; Kamchen, Richard (May 15, 2005). "Abyss Bio". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on June 21, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 28, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
  3. "Mr. Joseph Park, Esq. Searches For His Brother Abyss — Have You Seen Him?". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. March 10, 2012. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  4. Martin, Adam (March 9, 2012). "Identity of "Joseph Park" on Impact Wrestling". WrestleView. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Abyss". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  6. Boutwell, Josh (March 14, 2013). "TNA Impact Wrestling Results – 3/14/13 (Sting vs. Aries". WrestleView. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  7. "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". 2007 Wrestling Almanac and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 38. 2007 Edition.
  8. Johnson, Mike (June 25, 2022). "An Easy Way To Handle The Wwe Women'S Tag Team Titles, Abyss, More Power For Jeff Jarrett In Wwe? And More". PWInsider.com. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  9. YouTube video

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