- Born: 06/13/1987 in New York, NY
- Birthname: Chris Melendez
- Height & Weight: 6'3", 232 Ib
At 19 years old, Melendez was severely injured in Iraq during his deployment with the U.S. army. Melendez lost the bottom half of his left leg, and he was soon fitted with a prosthetic leg. In 2012, Melendez entered the Team 3D academy to become a wrestler. Bully Ray stated (on an episode of Impact) that he and Devon trained Melendez for free to thank him for his work as a US solider.
He debuted in TNA during 2014, and wrestled four matches, going undefeated. Melendez teamed with Mr. Anderson, joining in the pursuit of the TNA World Tag Team Championship. On the October 22, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling MVP and Kenny King defeated Anderson and Melendez in the first round of the TNA tag team #1 contender tournament. Chris hit King with a Fisherman’s Suplex.
MVP then interfered and Mr. Anderson rushed back into the ring. MVP charged toward Anderson, but Melendez blindsides MVP and sends him out of the ring. Kenny King sneaks in with a roll-up and a fistful of tights for the win.
During the November 19th Impact Wrestling, Melendez defeated Kenny King via disqualification. King attempted a springboard attack but, Melendez used his prosthetic leg, and caught him with a big boot. Melendez connected with a Fisherman’s Suplex, then hoisted King onto his shoulders – MVP then interfered, viciously attacking him with a
chair, causing King’s disqualification leading to a hiatus from TNA. Melendez returned to television on the February 20 taping of Impact Wrestling taking part in a 20-man gauntlet in which he was eliminated by Bram.
On March 17 episode of Xplosion (taped before Velvet Sky was fired), Melendez and Mr. Anderson (accompanied by Bully Ray) defeated The BroMans (accompanied by DJ Z and The Beautiful People)