Kaasa developed an athletic background at an early age, entering sports including gymnastics and surfing. He also trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission wrestling. In amateur wrestling, Kaasa won first place in the South Carolina State Championships. In martial arts competition, Kaasa placed third in the Arnold Classics/Relson Gracie World's BJJ Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The following year he won first place in both the state competition and the Relson Gracie World's BJJ Championships for the Blue Belt division, and placed fourth in the open submission grappling division.
Pro wrestling career
Kaasa first trained at the Atlanta, Georgia-based professional wrestling training facility WWA4. While at WWA4, Kaasa developed his wrestling style as a daredevil and was compared to the likes of former TNA star A.J. Styles.
From WWA4, Kaasa traveled to Florida and joined the Funkin Conservatory ran by the Funk family.
Independent circuit (2012-present)
As he trained at the Funking Conservatory, Kaasa made his match debut as Peter Kaasanova on May 5, 2012 for the Funk family's !BANG! promotion in Ocala, Florida. He wrestled Corey Weston in a match that resulted in a time limit draw. On June 2, Kassanova wrestled again in another !BANG! event, in a match won by Shane Chung. Shortening his ring name to Peter Kaasa, he appeared on August 25 at WrestleForce Full Throttle, in a match won by Michael Frehley. Kaasa returned to the ring on June 15, 2013 at WrestleForce Showdown In The Falls 2, teaming with Anthony Henry and Oliver Grimsly to defeat Chuck Lennox, Drolix and Solo. On December 7, 2013, Kaasa wrestled for Trans-South Wrestling in Union, South Carolina, where he successfully defended the TSW Heavyweight Championship against Cedric Alexander.
Kaasa missed a year of wrestling and returned in 2015 on July 25 during the Ring of Honor television taping. There, he and tag team partner Chase Brown defeated two anonymous tag team opponents. On August 7, 2015, Kaas his Full Impact Pro debut at FIP Heatstroke 2015 where he and tag team partner Chase Brown defeated Aaron Solow and Jason Cade. On August 14 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kaasa joined the Global Force Wrestling show where he teamed with Brad Attitude, Vordell Walker to defeat the team of Cliff Compton, Ali Akbar and Jason Kincaid.
EVOLVE Wrestling (2016)
On January 22, 2016 Kaasa made his debut in EVOLVE, at EVOLVE 53 in the first match of the Style Battle Tournament won by Matthew Riddle. On January 23 at EVOLVE 54, Kaasa lost the fourth match of the Style Battle Tournament to Tracy Williams.
Dragon Gate (2016)
Kaasa made his first overseas debut with Dragon Gate in Tokyo, Japan on June 2 as part of the Dragon Gate's 2016 King of Gate tour. He teamed with CIMA and Gamma to defeat Ryo Jimmy Saito, Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee and Jimmy Kagetora. Kaasa wrestled seven days during this tour, all in tag team matches. Kaasa joined a second tour in Japan as part of the 2016 The Gate of Maximum. He teamed with CIMA & Dragon Kid to defeat Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee, Ryo Jimmy Saito and Jimmy K-ness JKS on June 18. On Day 2 of the tour, Kaasa teamed with CIMA & Dragon Kid to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino and Shachihoko BOY.
Kaasa attended the College of Charleston, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. His father Gary was a wrestling champion in the U.S. military in 1970, during the Vietnam War.
- Finishers & signature moves
- Kaasa Tornado I
- Super Human Hurricane
- Kaasa Tornado II
- Entrance Music
- Managers and valets
- Teams and stables
Championships and accomplishments
- TSW Heavyweight Championship