|Ring Names|| Blackheart Destruction|
Lestat The Vampire
|Height||6 ft 3in|
|Born||February 16, 1969|
|Billed||The Other Side of Darkness|
|Trained by|| Boris Malenko|
|MAGAZINE COVERS||EVENT HISTORY||TOYS||IMAGES|
Heath began his career by training with Dean Malenko in Florida. When his training was complete, he began performing in various Independent federations in the Florida area. In Independent Professional Wrestling (IPW), he became a tag team champion, as well as in Stampede Wrestling, where he and Tom Nash, wrestling under masks as The Blackhearts (as Destruction and Apocalypse, respectively), won the Stampede International Tag Team titles.
In the early nineties, the Blackhearts were paired with Nash's wife Luna, wrestling in Joel Goodhart's Tri-State Wrestling, in Herb Abrams' Universal Wrestling Federation, and finally Giant Baba's All-Japan, where the team split up.
During that time, the marriage between Nash and Luna broke up and Heath and Luna became romantically involved. They eventually married on Halloween 1994. The WWF, where Luna worked at the time, even broadcasted a segment of Luna's "Wedding to a Vampire". З Vampire Warrior gimmick, inspired by the movie The Lost Boys, under which, he wrestled in various promotions, including the Memphis-based USWA. Under this moniker, he won the USWA Southern Championship and the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year award in 1993.
World Wrestling Federation
In 1998, Heath was hired by the WWF due to the support by then writers Bruce Prichard and Vince Russo, who believed in the merit of a vampire gimmick. Heath was given the name Gangrel, which was derived from a vampire clan from the White Wolf[role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. The gimmick involved an entrance which saw him rising from a ring of fire on stage, followed by a slow walk to the ring set to a sinister instrumental music theme. He also carried a goblet of "blood" with him and, during his entrance, would stop on the ring steps, take a drink, and spray it into the air.
Gangrel made his TV debut on the August 16, 1998 episode of Sunday Night HEAT; he was victorious in his in-ring debut against Scott Taylor. He would go on to be undefeated for several months into his WWF career.
He went on to form a gothic stable, called The Brood, with fellow WWF wrestlers Edge and Christian. The Brood became known for their "blood baths", which involved the lights going out for a moment, and when they came back on, the targeted wrestler being covered in "blood".
Gangrel got one of his first title shots at the 1999 Royal Rumble. He challenged DX member X-Pac for his WWF European Championship in a losing effort. He competed in the Royal Rumble Match later that night and again the following year.
After splitting from the Ministry, The Brood began a feud with The Hardy Boyz and their manager Dok Hendrix. During the feud, Gangrel suddenly turned on Edge and Christian and aligned himself with Matt and Jeff Hardy. He called the group The New Brood. Unfortunately for Gangrel, Terri Runnels also began to show interest in the Hardy brothers and they eventually chose her over him.
Gangrel became a singles wrestler following the breakup of The New Brood; he was mainly used as a mid carder. In 2000, he brought in (real-life wife) Luna Vachon as his manager until she was fired. Gangrel continued working for the WWF until he was released in 2001, reportedly for weight problems.
The years between 2004 and 2007 saw Heath bouncing back and forth between the newly renamed World Wrestling Entertainment and the independent circuit. He made a couple appearances for WWE in 2004, returning to have a short feud with The Undertaker, but nothing came of it. Following that, he and Luna wrestled many tours all over the world. The pair did a lot of wrestling with the United Kingdom based All Star Promotions. In 2005, Heath was given another WWE contract and appeared in Ohio Valley Wrestling, the primary developmental territory of WWE. However, he was again released before anything came of it. In 2006, Heath was re-signed as a potential for WWE's newest brand, ECW, to appear in a vampire stable with Kevin Thorn and Ariel. However, WWE held off from reintroducing him to the main roster due to his ongoing weight problems. At the September 21st Deep South Wrestling event, he made an appearance wrestling Tommy Suede. He continued to wrestle in DSW while he waited to be called up to one of the main rosters. On January 18, 2007, an article on WWE.com reported that Gangrel had been released from World Wrestling Entertainment.
Heath is said to be moving to England, as he has decided to wrestle in All Star Promotions full time.
Gangrel now wrestles for North American Wrestling (NAW) under the name "Vampire Warrior" and lives on the California coast. Heath also directs porn, his first work in the industry was directing one scene in Miami Rump Shakers 2 in 2007.
Gangrel still wrestles for All Star Promotions in the United Kingdom.
Gangrel also started to direct Ponographys after his main-stream departure from wrestling.
- Finishing moves
- Tag teams and stables
- Wrestlers managed
- Theme music
- "Blood" by Jim Johnson (WWF)
Championships and accomplishments
- ACW Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- EWP Iron Man Champion (1 time)
- USWA Heavyweight Champion (1 time)