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John M. Brumbaugh (October 26, 1987) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name John Skyler. He wrestles on the independent circuit, most notably for Resistance Pro. He has also wrestled for promotions including World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Full Impact Pro, and All-Star Wrestling.


Skyler made his professional wrestling debut on July 6, 2008 in a loss to Bill Bain. On August 6, 2011, Skyler competed in the NWA Future Legends Cup as part of the NWA Mid-Atlantic FanFest. He defeated Reid Flair to advance to the final, a three-way match between Skyler, Zack Salvation and Kyle O'Reilly; Salvation won the match. In February 2012, Skyler debuted for Resistance Pro against Robert Anthony. He quickly became a regular for the promotion, and in September he formed a tag team with Ruff Crossing, collectively known as Ruff Skies. They unsuccessfully challenged Aaron Epic and Sugar Dunkerton for the Resistance Pro Tag Team Title on January 18, 2013.

Skyler won an eight-man tournament to determine the inaugural WrestleForce Champion on April 21, 2012. Skyler successfully defended the championship against the likes of BJ Hancock, Eric Bradford, KC McKnight, and Vordell Walker until August 2012, when he lost the championship in a steel cage match to Sixx. Skyler then joined forces with Steven Walters to form The Love/Hate Machine. The pair entered the WrestleForce Tag Team Series to decide the first WrestleForce Tag Team Champions, but lost in the finals to Playboy's House of Style (Michael Frehley and BJ Hancock). At WrestleForce's Fall Brawl 4: A Date With Fate, Skyler and Walters would win the WrestleForce Tag Team Challenge Gauntlet Match defeating Jon Malus and Crimson, to win the WrestleForce Tag Team Titles.

In May 2012, Skyler competed in a dark match tryout for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and the following month appeared on WWE SmackDown as Tony Andriotis in a handicap match against Ryback. In January 2013, The Love Hate Machine debuted with the re-launched OMEGA at their Chinlock For Chuck show. On February 1, 2013, Skyler debuted with Full Impact Pro in a three-way match against Mike Cruz and Corey Hollis; Hollis was victorious.

In June 2013, Skyler embarked on a three-month tour of Europe with All-Star Wrestling. Skyler would compete as a regular member of the World Riot Squad (with Steven Walters, The Bravado Brothers, American Avalanche, and Sam Adonis) against the likes of James Mason, Tony Teesside, Marty Scurll, Frankie Sloan, Robbie Dynamite, El Ligero, Dean Allmark, The Hooligans, Kenbai, Nathan Cruz, Max Moran, and Hiro Takahashi.

Wrestling facts

  • Nicknames
  • "The Southern Savior"
  • Finishing moves
  • The Spoiler Alert
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

  • Anarchy Young Lions Championship
  • 2008 Carolina Independent Wrestling’s Rookie Of The Year
  • 2009 Carolina Independent Wrestling’s Cruiserweight Of The Year
  • 2009 Carolina Independent Wrestling’s Feud Of The Year (with Josh Magnum)
  • 2010 Carolina Independent Wrestling’s Feud Of The Year (with Bob Keller)
  • CWA Cruiserweight Champion (2-times)
  • WrestleForce Championship
  • WrestleForce Tag Team Championships with Steven Walters
  • Ranked 419 in the 2012 500

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