"Primetime" Elix Skipper (December 15, 1967) is a retired American professional wrestler, perhaps best known for his time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.


World Championship Wrestling (2000-2001)

Skipper used to manage a McDonald's restaurant before deciding to drive to the Power Plant in Atlanta for training. He received his biggest push in the dying days of World Championship Wrestling as part of Lance Storm's Canadian faction, Team Canada. For a brief period, he was WCW World Cruiserweight Champion, and wore a modified belt as part of the Team Canada gimmick. He was also the first co-holder (with Kid Romeo) of the short-lived WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship. The duo lost the belts to Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr. on the final edition of Monday Nitro. The theme music he used in WCW was sung by Skipper himself and was based on DMX's "Party Up (Up In Here)."

After WCW (2002)

After WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001, Skipper was signed to a developmental contract by the WWF. He was released by the WWF in December 2001 without having appeared on WWF television.

Skipper toured Japan with All Japan Pro Wrestling as Extreme Blade.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002-2008)

Skipper joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling upon its formation in 2002, where he was named "Primetime" Elix Skipper. He formed a three-man tag team with Low-Ki and Christopher Daniels called Triple X, and the trio embarked on a long feud with America's Most Wanted. All three won the NWA World Tag Team Championship together twice (they were initially stripped of the belts, but won them right back), and Skipper would help Daniels defend the titles when Daniels won them single-handedly in a handicap match on May 7, 2003. Low-Ki eventually left Triple X, and Daniels and Skipper were forced to split after a Six Sides of Steel match with America's Most Wanted at Turning Point on December 5, 2004. During the match, Skipper pulled off what many consider the single greatest spot in TNA history: With Chris Harris sitting at the top of the cage fighting Daniels, Skipper climbed up, walked across the top of the cage and hit Harris with a hurricarana that sent both men off the cage and to the mat. The move gained a huge ovation from the crowd and has been featured in numerous TNA montages ever since.

Since the Triple X split, both Skipper and Daniels have competed in the X Division, with Skipper turning face after Daniels fully turned on him during Ultimate X7 at Destination X 2005. Since receiving a shot at Daniels for the TNA X Division Championship at Lockdown, Skipper has not received as strong a push as Daniels. In August 2005, a jealous Skipper turned heel and joined the The Diamonds in the Rough with Simon Diamond & David Young. From mid-2005 onwards he has remained as a lower card performer alongside David Young managed by Simon Diamond, the team is rarely ever used. The peek for the team was at the December pay per view TNA Turning Point 2005, where the Diamonds faced Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and former pro-wrestler and baseball player Dale Torborg, managed by Chicago White Sox cather AJ Pierzynski, and with colour commentary provided by Bobby "the Brain" Heenan in a "BaseBrawl" match. The lead up to the match which included Pierzynski being presented with a specially made TNA X Division championship belt, gained much media attention all over America and provided a great deal of publicity for TNA. Recently the team has started to detiriorate with ongoing shouting matches between Skipper and Young.

Wrestling facts

Championships and accomplishments

  • AAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • ECW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • GCW National Television Championship (1 time)
  • GCW United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • GCW Tag Team Championship (1 time, with John Bogie)
  • NCW National Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Wrestle Birmingham
  • SCWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • uXw X-treme Championship (1 time)

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