Ryan Oshun was born in Mt. Holly, NJ and raised in Riverside, NJ throughout the duration of his childhood. After graduating from the Burlington County Institute of Technology for Culinary Arts he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2003. After initial training at Lackland AFB, TX Oshun was stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita, KS. It was in Wichita that Oshun began playing semi-pro football after being cut in the last round of tryouts for the professional arena football team, The Wichita Wild. After a few weeks with the Kansas Cougars semi-pro team Oshun gained a starting position on the offensive line, playing strong tackle and occasionally center. Oshun was forced to cut his semi-pro career short due to a deployment to Southeast Asia in 2009.
After his third deployment, which was in 2009, Oshun was accepted to move to San Antonio, TX (Lackland AFB) and become a Military Training Instructor (MTI / Drill Instructor) for the USAF. It was in San Antonio, while stationed at Lackland AFB, that Oshun began training for a professional wrestling career in 2012. He is still currently an active duty member of the USAF and currently stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL.
Professional wrestling career
In July 2012 Oshun began training under Hernandez with River City Wrestling. Along with Hernandez, Oshun trained with Joey Spector, Don Juan, and towards the end of his training in Texas, Masada. In August 2012 he had his debut match against Joey Spector. In March 2013, Oshun worked as an extra with the WWE in which he assisted Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque as a police officer to arrest Daniel Bryan. After two years of wrestling with RCW, he moved to Gulf Breeze, FL and began working with numerous promotions on the gulf coast.
On April 18, 2015 Oshun won his first singles title, the New Heights Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, after defeating Michael Facen in Panama City, Florida. He picked up his second singles championship on May 1, 2015 defeating Bu Ku Dao, Stevie Armstrong, and Ricky Rocket in a fatal four-way in Elberta, AL.
Throughout 2015 into 2016 Oshun was a mainstay in Elite Championship Wrestling as a member of "Team Rill Tide" with Frankie Thomas and Trucker Jones. The trio split and Oshun began a feud with former tag team partner Frankie Thomas which culminated with a "Thumbtack Ladder Match" where 1,000 thumbtacks would be hanging from a bag above the ring. In order to win you needed to retrieve the bag and pour the tacks out, slamming your opponent in them before you're allowed to attempt a pin fall. Oshun lost the match.
From January 2016 - August 2016 Oshun was off of the independent circuit due to a deployment with the USAF in Southwest Asia. He returned in September 2016 forming a tag team with mentor John Saxon called "The Metal Riot Squad". As the Metal Riot Squad, Oshun and Saxon became the Elite Championship Wrestling tag team champions and held the titles for several months before losing them the The Dirty Blondes in February 2017 in Pensacola, FL. Oshun and Saxon have since been feuding with The Dirty Blondes throughout Louisiana & Florida.
In June if 2018 John Saxon turned on Oshun and attacked him with a kendo stick after a loss to The Dirty Blindes in a steel cage match for Elite Championship Wrestling in Houma, LA. Following the attack Oshun announced through social media that he had some nagging injuries that needed to get fixed and healed up. On November 3, 2017 it was announced that Oshun would be returning to Elite Championship Wrestling in Pensacola, FL on February 17, 2018 at their annual “Let The Good Times Roll 2” event.
Ryan is married with two children and is also an active duty member of the United States Air Force. He's a sponsored athlete/ambassador for the Muscle-Elements supplement line.
- "Heavy Metal King of Pro Wrestling"
- "The PBR Superstar"
- "The Rainmaker"
- "Mr. O"
- Finishing and signature moves
- Big Boot
- Side Slam
- Fallaway Slam
- Full Nelson Slam
Championships and accomplishments
- CSP Championship
- NWA Elite Tag Team Championship
- NHW Heavyweight Championship
- RCW Tag Team Championship - w/ Rob Love