|Mark Robert Jindrak|
|Born||June 26, 1977|
Professional wrestling career
|Ring Name||Mark Jindrak|
Mark Robert Jindrak (born June 26, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under his real name.
Professional wrestling career
World Championship Wrestling (2000–2001)
Jindrak trained in the WCW Power Plant under Paul Orndorff. He was promoted to the main WCW roster in June 2000 under the Vince Russo era where he formed a tag team with fellow Power Plant graduate Sean O'Haire. In August 2000, Jindrak and O'Haire helped form The Natural Born Thrillers with Mike Sanders, Shawn Stasiak, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, and Reno. They were briefly "coached" by Kevin Nash. In September 2000, Jindrak won the World Tag Team Championship with O'Haire for the first time, despite being relatively new in the business. The pair would win the World Tag Team Title one more time before splitting in early January 2001 when Jindrak would begin teaming with Stasiak instead. The team was short-lived, as Stasiak went on to pick up the managerial service of Stacy Keibler and Jindrak was taken off television.
World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (2001–2005)
After the World Wrestling Federation purchased WCW in March 2001, Jindrak came into the company in July 2001 as part of The Alliance that invaded the WWF roster. Jindrak wrestled in dark matches and at house shows throughout July. His first televised debut was on the July 28, 2001 episode of Jakked, defeating Jerry Lynn. In late August of that year Mark Jindrak was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association. There he was a member of Team WCW along with Mike Sanders, Johnny The Bull, Reno, Jason Jett, Lash LeRoux, Shannon Moore, Evan Karagias, Kwee Wee, Elix Skipper and Jamie Knoble. In October 2001 Jindrak was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) for training until March 2002 when he suffered a knee injury. Jindrak returned to OVW in July 2002. He also returned to WWE on the October 13, 2002 episode Sunday Night Heat defeating Justin Credible. He made a few more appearances on Heat in late 2002, defeating wrestlers such as Credible, Raven, and Stevie Richards until suffering an ankle injury. Jindrak returned to OVW in March 2003 following his recovery, and joined Kenny Bolin's "Bolin Services" stable and teamed with Garrison Cade while in OVW. Jindrak at a WWE house show in January 2005.
Jindrak was soon called up by WWE. Triple H would reveal on his 2013 Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come DVD that Jindrak was originally planned to be in the stable, Evolution, along with himself, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton. Backing this up were vignettes that Jindrak shot with the rest of Evolution. However, for undisclosed reasons, his spot as the Arn Anderson-like enforcer of the group ended up going to Batista instead. After being pulled out of the Evolution angle, Jindrak made his Raw debut on July 7, 2003 as a face where he was defeated by Chris Jericho. He then began to tag team with Garrison Cade on the Raw brand. The two feuded with teams such as La Résistance, Evolution, and The Dudley Boyz. The team soon separated when Jindrak was drafted to the SmackDown! brand on March 22, 2004. He first appeared on SmackDown!'s secondary show Velocity, where he turned heel and adopted an egotistical, narcissistic gimmick obsessed with his own physique while calling himself "The Reflection of Perfection". On April 8, 2004, Jindrak gained Theodore Long's managerial services for a brief period until the pair split in July when Long turned face and became the general manager of SmackDown! while Jindrak remained on Velocity. In September, Jindrak aligned himself with Kurt Angle and Luther Reigns, to help Angle take down and shave Big Show bald during the fifth anniversary episode of SmackDown!. Jindrak was in the 2005 Royal Rumble match, entering at number 22, but was eliminated by Kane. Jindrak and Reigns continued to serve as Kurt Angle's proteges/bodyguards until February, 2005 when they split from Angle to continue their own feud with The Undertaker. Jindrak continued to team with Reigns until early March 2005. The pair began to have a falling out, most notably after Jindrak submitted to a triangle choke, losing a "Double Jeopardy" handicap match on the February 24, 2005 episode of SmackDown! in Philadelphia to The Undertaker. The following week Jindrak and Reigns lost a match for the WWE tag team titles against Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio. Jindrak would turn face again, after getting into a fight with Reigns and knocking him out with a left hook. The next week on SmackDown! on March 10, Jindrak defeated Reigns. After this, Jindrak became a lower card star performing on Velocity, and only appearing on SmackDown! to job for other wrestlers, portraying both a face and heel character. On the May 28, 2005 episode of Velocity Jindrak faced Orlando Jordan for the United States Championship, however, Jindrak lost after Jordan hit him with a blackout. Jindrak's last match as a SmackDown! superstar was on the June 18th episode of Velocity in a losing effort to Rene Dupree, even though he had a good showing in most of the match. On June 30, 2005, Jindrak became one of the last minute trades in the 2005 WWE Draft, returning him back to the RAW brand. Jindrak only had one match with the RAW brand, where René Duprée forced him to submit to a cobra clutch. Jindrak was then released from his contract shortly thereafter on July 5, 2005.
- Finishing moves
- As Mark Jindrak
- Crucifix hold dropped into a neckbreaker – WCW
- Left-handed knockout hook
- Mark of Excellence (Back suplex side slam) – WWE
- Springboard clothesline – WCW; used as a signature move in WWE / independent circuit
- Signature moves
- Body avalanche
- Multiple turnbuckle thrusts
- Tilt-a-whirl slam
- Vertical suplex, sometimes while delayed
Championships and accomplishments
- World Championship Wrestling
- WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Sean O'Haire