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Conor O'Brian

Conor O’Brian

Real name: Ryan Parmeter
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 265 lbs
Date of birth: February 6, 1980
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pro debut: 2001
Trained by: Rusty Brooks, Alex G, WWE Developmental
Finishing move: Fall of Man

Biography

- In late-2004, Parmeter (as Ryan O’Reilly) wrestled two TNA events, losing to Jeff Jarrett and Monty Brown
- On February 5, 2005, O’Reilly & Sean Allen defeated Dok Rivers & Shane McLane to win the vacant CCW Tag Team Titles
- In August 2005, Parmeter signed a WWE development deal and was assigned to DSW, where he continued his Ryan O’Reilly character
- In January 2006, Parmeter’s ring name was changed to ‘Roughhouse O’Reilly’
- On June 22, 2006, O’Reilly defeated Derrick Neikirk to win the DSW Heavyweight Title
- Over the next month, O’Reilly retained the title against Mike Knox, Derrick Neikirk, Montel Vontavious Porter and Danny Gimondo
- In August 2006, O’Reilly began teaming with Derrick Neikirk on ECW house shows
- In the summer of 2007, O’Reilly made several appearances on WWE Heat
- In October 2007, O’Reilly requested and was granted his WWE release. He cited health problems among his family members as the reason for leaving the company
- Having taken a year and a half away from wrestling, O’Reilly returned to competition for NWA Charlotte in January 2009
- On July 14, 2010, Parmeter was re-signed by WWE and was assigned to FCW, keeping his Ryan O’Reilly ring name
- On August 12, 2010, O’Reilly debuted for FCW in a loss to Conrad Tanner
- In September 2010, Parmeter was rechristened ‘Conor O’Brian’
- On November 30, 2010, O’Brian was announced as a competitor on NXT Season 4, with Alberto Del Rio as his mentor
- One week later, O’Brian made his NXT in-ring debut, teaming with Del Rio to defeat Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman
- On January 18, 2011, O’Brian was eliminated from NXT, placing 5th
- In March 2011, O’Brian was selected to compete on NXT Redemption, mentored by Vladimir Kozlov
- On June 28, 2011, O’Brian was eliminated from NXT, placing 4th
- On August 28, 2011, O’Brian was announced as a member of ‘The Ascension’ alongside Ricardo Rodriguez, Kenneth Cameron, Tito Colon & Raquel Diaz
- On September 1, 2011, The Ascension (O’Brian, Cameron & Colon) defeated CJ Parker, Donny Marlow & Johnny Curtis in their in-ring debut
- In November 2011, The Ascension disbanded
- On March 15, 2012, O’Brian & Cameron reformed The Ascension with a darker, demonic gimmick
- On May 17, 2012, The Ascension debuted on NXT, defeating CJ Parker & Mike Dalton
- On November 30, 2012, Cameron was released from his WWE contract, ending The Ascension once more, though O’Brian retained the gimmick
- In February 2013, O’Brian began appearing on WWE house shows
- In June 2013, O’Brian aligned with Rick Victor to form the third incarnation of The Ascension



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