For his entire life Ozzy Mandias was forced to watch wrestling by his overbearing father, who wanted nothing more than for his son to make millions of dollars off of the wrestling business. Mandias was forced to watch so much wrestling that he learned every counter to every move or hold. This fantastic counter repertoire dubbed him "The smartest man in the wrestling world" and his in ring psychology was not unlike the only wrestler he had ever admired: Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Later on after learning of Roberts' personal problems, Mandias blamed wrestling for the many demons that had plagued his idol, and began to hate wrestling like no one had ever done before. But this didn't stop his career - he vowed that one day he would make it to the top in professional wrestling. And destroy it from the inside out by any means necessary.