Name: ‘The Problem Solver’ Joe Barone
Crowd Reaction: Boo
Hometown: Naples, Italy
Entrance Music: ‘Woke Up This Morning’ by A3
Finisher Name: The Omerta
Finisher Description: One Handed Stalling Chokeslam
Fighting Style: Barone is a big powerhouse who uses his size and strength to dominate his opponents. Barone is not the quickest fighter and will aim to get his opponent grounded and get the match done quickly if facing a smaller quicker opponent. Barone is happy to take the match to the outside of the ring and use the environment to his advantage. Despite being a big powerful individual that is bigger and stronger than 99% of his opponents, Barone is happy to take a shortcut to pick up an easy win if he can get away with it.
Signature Moves: Big boot, sidewalk slam, scoop slam, overhead belly to belly supex, spinebuster, clothesline, swinging side slam, fallaway slam
Personality Traits: Vicious in the ring and happy to hurt his opponents badly if it means getting the victory. Barone isn’t the smartest and is more than happy to be a follower to a charismatic individual that can point him in the right direction. Barone is very loyal but not squeamish about inflicting pain if he needs to.
Career History: sVo (Tag Team Champion X1), SHOOT Project
Other Information: Joe Barone was originally born in Italy but moved to America at a very young age due to his father getting into business with Jimmy Moretti. Barone senior moved his way up the rankings in Moretti’s business, however, was killed in a shooting. Barone was taken in by Jimmy Moretti who treated him like his own son after the incident. It was at this time that Barone developed a friendship with Anthony Moretti, with the pair treating each other like brothers.
Entrance Description: ‘Woke Up This Morning’ by A3 hits the sound system and the fans boo as the red lights flash around the arena. After a few seconds the boos get louder as ‘The Problem Solver’ Joe Barone steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp. Barone poses at the top of the entrance ramp for a few seconds, before slowly walking down the ramp towards the ring. Barone uses his massive size to try and intimidate the fans at ringside as he walks a full circle around the ring, before slowly stepping up onto the ring apron. Barone poses on the ring apron for a few seconds, causing even more boos from the fans, before stepping clean over the top rope and waiting for the match to get started.