Lockjaw was born into a hard life where he endured abuse from his father. Later, his mother remarried. His hardships continued up until his time joining the military. He joined the United States Marines in 2006 after high school graduation. His service saw active duty in Iraq during 2008. His duty tour ended in 2011 and he was honorably discharged from the Marines.
The gimmick of Lockjaw was created to represent and appeal to the hard-working, everyday man and woman that struggles to made ends meet. After his military service ended in 2011, he moved in 2012 to New Jersey to pursue wrestling. He trained in New Jersey and later moved to Florida to continue wrestling.
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