Running sitout powerbomb
He is currently wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling as a member
of the Voodoo Murders. He is also the part owner of the Springfield Stallions Continental Indoor Football League team.
Connor began his wrestling career in New Jersey as Ace the Animal.
He then wrestled Earthquake in the WWF in 1993 under his given name as a jobber. This led to his first widely known role in
Smoky Mountain Wrestling, playing the "head of security" for The Gangstas. When the Gangstas Left SMW in 1995, he signed a
deal with the the WWF and was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association for more training.
World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment
Connor made his official WWF debut in 1997 as D'Lo Brown a member
of the stable the Nation of Domination. After turning on the first leader of the faction Faarooq, he eventually turned on
the new leader of the group, The Rock and allied himself with then face Mark Henry. His trademark at this time was his chest
protector, which he would wear to the ring, supposedly for a torn pectoral muscle sustained in a match against Dan "The Beast"
Severn. Instead, he would use the chest protector to his advantage, making his finishing move The 'Lo Down more effective.
He would eventually turn face and formed a tag team with Henry in the 1990s, which was moderately successful. His career peaked
when he held the European and Intercontinental Championships simultaneously, a feat duplicated by a select few, including
Olympian Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett.
Brown inadvertently ended the career of Darren Drozdov when
he botched a running powerbomb when a fan threw a beverage into the ring, causing Brown to slip, in a match that was planning
to be aired on the October 7 edition of WWF SmackDown!. The match was never aired and Drozdov suffered a severe neck injury,
leaving him a quadriplegic. Brown would then form a tag team in July 2000 with Chaz named Lo Down. The team mostly wrestled
on Sunday Night HEAT and WWE Jakked/Metal. Shortly after the team forming, Tiger Ali-Singh joined the fray to become their
manager. The tag team would then come dressed towards the ring in Arabic ring attire and took on a gimmick very similar to
Tiger's. The team was removed from WWF TV in January 2001. Chaz and Tiger Ali-Singh would later be released by WWE while D'Lo
Brown stayed in WWE's developmental territory. D'Lo returned to TV on the April 28, 2002 episode of Heat, losing to Eddie
For the rest of the year, D'Lo Brown would mostly wrestle on
Heat as well as do a little bit on commentary on the show and even started a brief feud with Raven. In late 2002, Theodore
Long would retire as a WWE referee and manage D'Lo after D'Lo complained about acts of racism being portrayed on him during
his matches. D'Lo started Theodore Long's group Thuggin' and Buggin' Enterprises which eventually turned into a group of African
Americans who worked a race angle in which they felt they were victims of racism and were being held down by the "white man."
With Long's managerial services, D'Lo Brown went undefeated for several weeks.
Brown faced Booker T in a losing effort
on the February 10, 2003 episode of RAW'. His involvement with Thuggin' and Buggin' Enterprises was then brought to a close
as footage was shown on the February 16, 2003 episode of Heat of Theodore Long kicking D'Lo Brown to the curb and introducing
his replacement Rodney Mack. He was then released from his contract on February 14, 2003.
All Japan Pro Wrestling / Indy Promotions
Connor, still under the D'lo Brown name, went on to wrestle
for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling, competing in regular tour with the Japanese company as a member
of Roughly Obsess & Destroy (RO&D). During one of these tours on September 17, 2006, Brown betrayed RO&D to join
the rival Voodoo Murders faction.
When not in Japan, Brown was regularly found touring the United
Kingdom, as well as working for Irish Whip Wrestling in Ireland. In April 2005, Brown became one of the lead trainers of the
ill-fated Celebrity Wrestling on ITV. This Saturday evening reality show saw celebrities learn wrestling and compete in challenge
matches. After a few weeks the programme was to be cancelled, but was instead moved to Sunday mornings to finish its final
episodes. During his time wrestling in England, he would face off in a series of matches against his Celebrity Wrestling opposition's
trainer, Joe Legend.
Championships and Accomplishments
Border City Wrestling
BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
CAPW North American Championship (1 time)
GLW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Heartland Wrestling Association
HWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Glamour
International Wrestling Promotions
IWP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Irish whip Wrestling
IwW International Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Maximum Pro Wrestling
MXPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Era Pro Wrestling
NEPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #143(2005), #61(2004), #80(2003), #98(2002), #145(2001), #105(2000), #65(1999), #120(1998),
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
NWA World Tag Team Championship – (1 time) with Gran
USA Pro Wrestling
USA Pro Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
WWF European Championship (4 times)
Championship (1 time)
GWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)