Frank Parris
BornMay 10, 1977
FromSummerville, Georgia

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameAir Paris
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
BilledAtlanta, Georgia

Frank Parris (born May 10, 1977) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his stint in World Championship Wrestling under ring name Air Paris.

Professional wrestling career

Music City Wrestling / NWA Main Event

In addition to Wildside, Paris began competing for Music City Wrestling and Main Event, two other NWA territories. While in MCW, he won the North American Championship. Meanwhile in Main Event, he reformed his tag team with Cassidy O'Reilly and together, they won the North American Tag Team Championship on August 14, 1999. They later lost the title on November 27 to New South (Ashley Hudson and Cory Williams). Chase Stevens later replaced Paris in the tag team due to Paris signing a developmental deal with World Championship Wrestling in 2000. Despite being contracted to WCW, Paris returned to Main Event and won the North American Tag Team Title for the second time, this time with Big Bully Douglas, on April 14, 2000. They held the title until September of that year before it was vacated due to Paris and Douglas splitting.

World Championship Wrestling (2001)

After being signed to a deal with World Championship Wrestling in 2000, Parris, under his Air Paris name, debuted for the promotion alongside former NWA Wildside rival A.J. Styles (who was now going by the Air Styles name in that promotion at this time) on the February 14, 2001 episode of Thunder, where they lost to Evan Karagias and Jamie Noble. Paris and Styles gained their first and only win in WCW when they scored an upset against former World Tag Team Champions The Boogie Knights (Alex Wright and Disco Inferno) the following week on Thunder. Paris and Styles made their Nitro debut on the March 5 episode, there they lost to Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo. On the final episode of Thunder on March 21, Styles was renamed to Air Styles and together the team was given the new name Air Raid as they went on to lose to The Jung Dragons. When WCW was bought out by the World Wrestling Federation, neither Paris nor Styles had their contracts picked up by the WWF.

Independent circuit

After the closures of both WCW and NWA Wildside, Paris returned to competing on the Georgia independent circuit, and wrestled his final match in the Rings of Glory promotion on December 16, 2005. On May 1, 2008, he returned to wrestling under his Air Paris name and joined the promotion NAWA Ring Champions as a booker and wrestler.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Diving leg drop
    • Inverted Death Valley driver
    • Moonsault

Signature moves

    • DDT
    • Diving crossbody, sometimes while performing a corkscrew
    • Dropkick
    • Hurricanrana
    • Sitout double underhook powerbomb
    • Somersault plancha
    • Spinebuster
    • Suicide dive
    • Superkick
    • Superplex
  • With AJ Styles
  • Double team signature moves
    • Aided powerbomb
    • Atomic drop (Styles) / Jumping hook kick (Paris) combination[13]
    • Boston crab (Styles) / Baseball slide (Paris) combination[14]
    • Double dropkick
    • Double flapjack
    • Double legsweep
    • Drop toe-hold followed by a running somersault senton
  • Nicknames
    • "Fabulous"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Loose" by Primer 55

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