One of the most physically imposing human beings in independent wrestling today, Donovan Dijak has been dominating the competition and destroying any man or men that step in his path. In less than one year, he has amassed an astounding number of victories that would make even the most successful of competitors envious.
Growing up in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Dijak was a star football and basketball player, which he translated over to a dual sport collegiate career at Division 1 Umass Amherst and Bridgewater State respectively where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees.
Professional wrestling career
Trained by New England standout Brian Fury at the New England Pro Wrestling Academy/Chaotic Training Center/Killer Kowalski's, Dijak's punishing physical regiment both in and out of the ring has surely lead to not only his gifted athleticism, size, and strength, but also his formidable skills as an in-ring technician.
Independent circuit (2013-present)
Northeast Championship Wrestling (2013-2014)
First wrestled at NCW SummersSlam, in a losing singles match against Todd Sople on August 2. On March 7, 2014, Dijak wrested at NCW Collision Course, losing his first match on that date to Tomahawk, before coming back with a victory over Buddy Romano.
Independent Wrestling Federation (2014)
EVOLVE Wrestling (2014)
World Xtreme Wrestling (2014)
Maryland Championship Wrestling (2014)
Xtreme Wrestling Alliance (2014)
Ring Of Honor (2014-present)
Dijak won the 2015 Top Prospect Tournament, defeating Will Ferrara in the finals. This victory allowed him to face Jay Lethal for the ROH World Television Championship. However, he refused to take this opportunity and instead joined Truth Martini's The House of Truth. His first match as a member of the House of Truth took place on March 7, teaming with J Diesel and beating the team of Brutal Burgers (Bob Evans and Cheeseburger). On June 19, at Best in the World 2015, he wrestled against Mark Briscoe on a losing effort.
Chaotic Wrestling (2013-present)
Dijak made his CW debut on the August 16 edition of CW, defeating Vern Vicallo. On the following date August 17, Dijak picked up another victory over Tomahawk. His third victory came on September 27, defeating David Dunn & Wesley Thomas in a two-on-one handicap match. Dijak's winning streak continued, a victory over Anthony Greene at CW A Chaotic Halloween on October 11. A fifth straight victory for Dijak was won on November 1 edition of CW, defeating Matt Walker. Twenty-one days later, Dijak beat Psycho during the November 22 edition of CW. At CW Night Of Chaos, on November 22, Dijak triumphed in a two-on-one handicap against Frankie Merman and Security Guy Marco. Dijak concluded his successful first year at CW, with a victory at CW Fan Appreciation Night, on December 13, defeating Tomahawk.
On January 17, 2014, Dijak began his year on a positive outing, at CW The Road To Cold Fury Begins, defeating Mikey Webb. The next month at CW Road To Cold Fury, Dijak challenged for the CW Heavyweight Championship, losing to the title holder Mark Shurman. On February 28, Dijak rebounded from the loss, winning his match against Jimmy Preston at CW The Final Stop On The Road To Cold Fury. On April 11, at CW Cold Fury Fallout Tour: Woburn, Dijak lost to Sean Burke. On April 12, at CW Cold Fury Fallout Tour: Littleton, held in Littleton, Massachusetts, Dijak faced Brian Milonas that ended in a double disqualification. Dijak suffered defeat on April 25, at the CW Cold Fury Fallout Tour: Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts. On May 16, Dijak rebounded with a win over Milonas at CW The Road To Breaking Point. On June 27, at CW Breaking Point 2014, Dijak along with Matt Taven held the CW Tag Team Championships, going into a tag team gauntlet that was eventually won by Brian Milonas and Scotty Slade. During the July 18 edition of CW, Dijak won a Gold Rush Lottery match against Biff Busick. On the August 15 edition of CW, in Gold Rush Lottery Four-Way match final, Dijak defeated Brandon Locke and Brian Fury and Jimmy Preston, earning him a title match for the CW Heavyweight Championship. During the September 12 edition of CW, Dijak beat Sean Burke. On October 3's CW, Dijak won a victory over Scotty Slade.
Lucky Pro Wrestling (2013-present)
During the October 12 edition of LPW, Dijak defeated Cam Zagami. Dijak joined a Lucky Lottery Battle Royal for the vacant LPW Heavyweight Championship, ending with Mikey Webb winning the match on December 6. On that same date, Dijak teamed with Kongo to defeat Shady Cash and Tomahawk.
Top Rope Promotions (2013-2014)
During TRP's April 17 edition, Dijak teamed with Vain in a losing match against Craig Costa and Tony Atlas. With Vain, he would lose another tag match against Tony Atlas and Mike Paiva on April 19. On May 10, Dijak teamed with Hanson in a losing effort against Craig Costa and Nick Steel.
Dijak works also as a residential case worker at Key Program in Massachusetts.
- Finishing and Signature moves
- The Dijection
- Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex
- Standing Back-breaker
- Feast Your Eyes (Reverse Death Valley Driver)
Championships and accomplishments
- CW Heavyweight Championship (current)
- CW Tag Team Championship - with Matt Taven
|Ring of Honor|
|ACH • Adam Cole • Adam Page • A.J. Styles • Alex Shelley • Beretta • BJ Whitmer • Bobby Fish • Caprice Coleman • Cedric Alexander • Cheeseburger • Chris Sabin • Christopher Daniels • Dalton Castle • Donovan Dijak • Frankie Kazarian • Hanson • Joey Daddiego • Jay Briscoe • Jay Lethal • Kenny King • Kyle O'Reilly • Mandy Leon • Mark Briscoe • Matt Jackson • Matt Sydal • Matt Taven • Michael Elgin • Moose • Nana • Nick Jackson • Nigel McGuinness • Raymond Rowe • Rhett Titus • Rocky Romero • Roderick Strong • Scarlett Bordeaux • Silas Young • Steve Corino • Stokely Hathaway • Takaaki Watanabe • TK O'Ryan • Truth Martini • Veda Scott • Will Ferrara|