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5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)
194 lb (87 kg)
The Edge of Sanity
Delirious (born 1979) is the ring name of an American professional wrestler. A mainstay in several promotions, Delirious is currently performing in Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro, among other. He is known for his outrageous antics, such as running around aimlessly and screaming wildly when the opening ring bell sounds, and speaking in a rambling fashion.
He got his start in Gateway Championship Wrestling, an independent wrestling promotion based out of St. Louis, Missouri. He trained Daizee Haze as a wrestler while they were both in Southeast Missouri State University. He made occasional appearances with Total Nonstop Action from 2003 to 2005, and has wrestled full time for IWA Mid-South and CHIKARA.
Delirious debuted in the Philadelphia based promotion Ring of Honor, at Reborn: Stage One on April 23, 2004 in a losing effort against rival Matt Sydal. Delirious continued to work for Ring of Honor sporadically throughout the next few years, gaining a cult following despite never winning a match. Delerious would spend the next two years making speratic apperances in ROH, never winning a match.
At Better Than Our Best on April 1, 2006, ROH's commissioner Jim Cornette said that he would face a wrestler of his choosing, and if he did not win he would be dropped from the roster. Delirious chose and defeated Ricky Reyes with the Cobra Stretch, retaining his spot on the roster.
The following show, Delirious defeated Jimmy Rave, Jimmy Yang and Jimmy Jacobs in Four Corner Survival Match. Later in the show, Bryan Danielson granted Delirious shot at the ROH World Championship after Danielson had retained it in five minutes against Colt Cabana. Danielson retained the belt when the referee stopped the match; Delirious' hand was also sliced on the ring post and his mask was torn by Danielson during the match.
Delirious would get a second shot at the ROH World Championship in a losing effort against Bryan Danielson on May 13. Delirious went on to earn a shot at the ROH Pure Championship
against Nigel McGuinness
, but subsequently lost. Throughout the rest of the year, Delirious continued to impress with matches against Matt Sydal and McGuinness. On October 6, Delirious defeated Jimmy Rave
qualifying for the Survival of the Fittest final later on in the evening. Austin Aries
was the first eliminated in the finals leaving The Briscoe Brothers
and Mark Briscoe
), Delirious and Matt Sydal. Sydal and Delirious worked together to eliminate the Briscoes. They put on a tough performance, with Delirious eventually coming out on top. (more...)