Scouting Report: Delirious
I know what you're thinking. "Who is this guy?" Well, this guy, believe it or not could be one of the next additions to one of the top two wrestling promotions in the world.
His name is Delirious. He is a 29 year-old high-flyer who hails from St. Louis Missouri. However, he has been billed from "The Edge of Sanity," "Dante's Inferno," and "The Swamps of Florida." He currently resides in Philadelphia, which is basically the home base between the three promotions he currently wrestles for.
Delirious currently a part of Ring of Honor based in Bristol, PA, Chikara, based in Philadelphia, PA, and International Wrestling Cartel, based in Jefferson Hills, PA. Delirious is also the head trainer at the ROH Wrestling Academy.
But what makes this guy tick? There are so many elements that go into Delirious' character. Because he wears the a mask, he is able to well utilize the skills of the luchadore. These luchadore skills shine bright in Chikara, which uses luchadore rules as opposed to professional wrestling rules.
In addition to being technically sound, he has proven to be a bit of a spot monkey in the past. He is one of the best bump takers in ROH, next to Necro Butcher, and is pretty much fearless when an idea for a spot comes to mind. He is willing to do just about anything it takes to put on a good match.
But perhaps the most unique thing about Delirious is his character. There is no other professional wrestling character like his. His gimmick is that he cannot speak proper English. When being interviewed, he'll go on an incoherent rant, speaking so fast that nobody could possibly understand him. Because of this, he is considered one of the more charismatic indy stars in the world.
I once met the man in a Chick-Fil-A in Reading, PA, my home town. He claims that Chick-Fil-A is his favorite fast food restaurant. But he also told me that he would not mind so much if a promotion like WWE or TNA were to sign him. However, he did say that in order for him to work for one of them, he would have to retain his character and retain rights to his name. He also stated that he would have to be allowed to continue his work at the ROH Academy whenever possible.
Were we to see Delirious in WWE, he would be able to mesh well with the PG era as a comdey character. He has even done a promo with WWE's very own Chris Jericho in the past, just to add to his credentials. The problem with heading in that direction is this: Would he be booked to be taken seriously in the ring?
In TNA, he would most likely not have that issue. TNA also works with a lighter schedule, so he would in fact have time to run the ROH Academy. TNA would also allow Delirious to keep his character and rights to his name, were he to be let go. But TNA would also be a great fit for him because of how well he can fit into the X-Division. He has competed in the past with the likes of Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, and The Amazing Red before and can probably have some great matches with them. He has also wrestled in TNA a couple times before. One of those times, he did the job for the newcomer Samoa Joe back in '05.
To sum it all up, Delirious is a true talent both inside and outside the ring. He has also developed his own cult following on the indy scene all over the world. Thus, it is only a matter of time before a big company recognizes his talents and gives him the shot he deserves.
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