Travis David Tomko (born March 23, 1976) is an American professional wrestler, Personal trainer. He is currently wrestling in Florida's Independent Circuit. He is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Tyson Tomko
World Wrestling Entertainment (2002–2006)
Tomko was signed to a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental contract in April 2002 and assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) to sharpen his skills. While in OVW he was a member of the Disciples of Synn stable and along with stablemate Seven captured the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship, on March 5, 2003, though they lost them less than a month later to the Acolytes Protection Agency.
In July 2003, Tomko began working dark matches for the WWE Raw brand. He made his television debut on the April 19, 2004, Raw, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, interfering in a Christian versus Chris Jericho match on Christian's behalf and helping him pick up the win. His gimmick was that of "The Problem Solver", and acting as an "enforcer for hire" for Christian and his kayfabe girlfriend Trish Stratus in their feud with Chris Jericho. His singles matches were few and far between; his main goal was ensuring victory for his clients, usually by interfering. When Christian suffered a legit back injury, Tomko continued to stand by Stratus and aid her in gaining an advantage in feuds against Jericho, Victoria, and Steven Richards, among others. The duo occasionally paired together for mixed tag team matches. Upon Christian's return, Tomko immediately paired with him again, filling the same role as before. Following the on-screen split between Stratus and Christian (their dispute was seemingly over Tomko's services), Tomko remained Christian's enforcer. The duo also wrestled as a tag team on occasion, sometimes aligning themselves with Christian's former tag team partner and real-life friend Edge.
In June 2005, Edge, Christian and Tomko joined forces with Eric Bischoff in his crusade against Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
They were separated on June 30 when Christian was drafted to SmackDown!. Now on his own, Tomko was pushed as a "monster heel", winning singles matches against many jobbers by (kayfabe) knock out after hitting a big boot to the back of the head. On Raw, he knocked out both World Tag Team Champions, Rosey and The Hurricane. His winning streak ended after he was pinned by John Cena on Raw two weeks in a row. Tomko then went on to form a tag team with Snitsky, however, they were not given much of a push.
On April 3, 2006 Tomko quit WWE on good terms. He then began work in Japan.
Return to WWE and Hustle (2008–2009)
In November 2008 Tomko signed a contract to return to World Wrestling Entertainment. On December 15, 2008, Tomko worked as a face in a dark match with Paul Burchill prior to the WWE's Monday Night Raw. In late 2008 he suffered a tear in his back and was then released from his contract in March 2009, without ever making his return to WWE television.
He then took time off, before resurfacing in June 2009 under a mask and the ring name Arma in the Japanese wrestling promotion Hustle, where he formed a villainous tag team called "Armageddon" with fellow former WWE star René Duprée, who served as his partner Geddon. This team would disband shortly thereafter when Geddon turned face and changed his ring name back to René Bonaparte. On July 30, 2009, Bonaparte defeated Arma in Tomko's final Hustle appearance.
- Finishing moves
- Backbreaker rack dropped into a neckbreaker
- Kneeling reverse piledriver – OVW
- Running arched big boot (WWE) / Chainsaw Kick (NJPW) – WWE
- Signature moves
- Chokeslam, sometimes while using both hands
- Fallaway slam, sometimes preceded by a military press
- Full nelson slam
- Military press slam
- Rolling cutter
- Vertical suplex powerslam
The Problem Solver
- "My Peeps" by Jim Johnston (WWE)
- "Just Look at Me" by Jim Johnston (WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005)