September 19, 1984 |
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Retail Dragon
|Billed height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Billed weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|Billed from||Super Walmart, Aisle C (as Retail Dragon)|
|Trained by||Chris Hero
Kevin Papics (born September 19, 1984) better known by his ring names Retail Dragon in Chikara and Lucky, tHURTeen and currently Lucky 13 in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American professional wrestler.
Professional wrestling career
Papics was trained at the Chikara Wrestle Factory by Mike Quackenbush and Chris Hero and debuted for Chikara in 2005. While in Chikara he wrestled as the Retail Dragon; nicknamed the "Xtreme Customer Service Specialist" and whilst there he formed a tag team with Dragon Dragon, known as Triple Dragon.
In conjunction with apprearing in Chikara, Papics wrestled as "Lucky" in Pro Wrestling Unplugged and several other independent promotions, including CZW, where he tagged with JC Ryder as "the New Jersey All Stars." On 15 January he was released from Chikara with his request.
Combat Zone Wrestling (2007; 2010-Present)
In 2010 Papics made his return to Combat Zone Wrestling as "tHURTeen", a wild character under the tuteledge of Billy Gram in the heel stable Cult Fiction. With Cult Fiction, he began feuding with Danny Havoc, Necro Butcher and the Suicide Kings. His feud with Cult Fiction against the Suicide Kings culminated at Cage Of Death XII in the main event in front of a sold out crowd at the ECW Arena. Following the breakup of Cult Fiction, tHURTeen went out on his own, proclaiming himself to be a "one man wolfpac." He eventually ended up facing off with his Suicide Kings rival, Danny Havoc, in an unsuccessful bid to win the Ultraviolent Underground Championship. Following the match, Havoc proclaimed his respect for tHURTeen, and invited him to join the Suicide Kings, who were immediately renamed "The Nation of Intoxication." A few months later, Scotty Vortekz took his leave from pro wrestling, leaving Havoc, Devon Moore, and Lucky13 to represent as the Nation. At CZW's "A Tangled Web 5," Moore and Lucky13 won the CZW World Tag Team Titles for the first time. They lost the titles at Cerebral on October 13, 2012. On December 8, 2012, at Cage of Death, Nation of Intoxication, defeated 4Loco (Alex Colon, Azriel and Bandido Jr.) to win the titles again. The team lost the titles at CZW 14th Anniversary Show on February 9, 2013 to Dustin Ryaz and Eric Ryan.
Mixed martial arts career
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
Championship and accomplishments
- Combat Zone Wrestling
- American Wrestling Association
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- "tHURTeen". Indy Wrestling News. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
- CHIKARA Negative Balance. Smart Mark Video.
- "2005 Roster". CHIKARA Pro.com. December 21, 2005. Archived from the original on December 21, 2005. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- Kevin Ford. "CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2006 Night II". The CHIKARA Special. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- Sherdog.com (2011-01-04). "Kevin Papics MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
- "In the Zone with Lucky 13". Combat Zone Wrestling. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- "Themes List". CHIKARA Fans.com. June 24, 2008. Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-10-09.