August 9, 1982 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Rick Baker
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Billed weight||202 lb (92 kg)|
|Trained by||Sika Anoa'i
|Debut||September 9, 2000|
- 1 Professional wrestling career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Professional wrestling career
Hill began his training at the age of 16 under "The Canadian Destroyer" Doug Chevalier and "Primetime" Tommy Johnson. He made his professional debut on September 9, 2000 with the ring name Don Crisis. After wrestling his first year in Michigan, Hill headed off to Pensacola, Florida, where he received further training from Sika Anoa'i, one half of The Wild Samoans. While training with Sika, he began wrestling for his promotion XW-2000.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2004–2005, 2006)
In 2003, Hill sent a tape to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and was later given a tryout match with the company. According to Hill, after management said that he looked similar to André 3000, he and Christopher Daniels came up with the ring name D-Ray 3000. After signing with TNA, he debuted in 2004 and after was paired with Shark Boy, the team soon began to take on a comedic aspect, and periodically filmed humorous vignettes outside the Impact! Zone until D-Ray left TNA in the summer of 2005. D-Ray 3000 returned to TNA in October 2006 at TNA's flagship pay-per-view Bound for Glory, where he took part in the "Kevin Nash Open Invitational X Division Gauntlet Battle Royal" and even reunited briefly with Shark Boy. However, neither won the match.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2007)
In March 2007 Hill made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut on an episode of SmackDown! as the "Ethiopian Heavyweight Champion" Viko Batomango, where he lost a match to Montel Vontavious Porter.
Wrestling In Japan
In January 2011 Hill wrestled for SMASH pro wrestling In Tokyo and Osaka Japan.
After returning from Japan Hill lost his hair in a match in Toledo, OH and wrestled for a short time as Iron Monkey.
"The Righteous Maker" Rick Baker
Currently Hill has taken on a new name with a whole new look as "The Righteous Maker" Rick Baker. He can be found wrestling all over the mid-west. He is currently the IWN Lightweight Champion with the International Wrestling Network and is managed by Mike Flyte. The Two have been working around the United States during the Summer of 2013. In November 2013,both Rick Baker and Mike Flyte made their debut at LCW in Lancaster,Pa. Their opponent was Ring of Honor's Jay Diesel. On 10/25/14, Baker and Flyte faced Total Non Stop Action Superstar SharkBoy at Lancaster Championship Wrestling. When Flyte tried to interject, Baker slugged Flyte, which cost him the match.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Thunder Zone Wrestling
- XW-2000 Television Championship (1 time)
- Other titles