Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 211 lbs.
ORIGINAL HANDBOOK ENTRY
Cardinal Maximoff is a Russian Orthodox Catholic who has planned to extend his ministry to the world of wrestling. Having been a friend of the Last Knight, Cardinal Maximoff has been extended an offer to join the Knights of the Round Table in Next Dimension Wrestling. In particular, Maximoff has been taken under the wing of Eagle Richards, who plans to make the rookie an alternate on the Birds of Prey tag-team. Maximoff urges Eagle Richards and Falcon Parker that he is not that type of cardinal, but agrees to join the Birds of Prey anyway.
Upon training at the Knights School of Wrestling, it is quickly discovered that Cardinal Maximoff is a bit of a pacifist. He is also a man that will follow the rules without wavering. Maximoff wants to be viewed as an example of Christian values. He will very rarely get himself disqualified. Cardinal Maximoff extends the Right Hand of Fellowship to his opponent at the start of every match. Not every opponent is eager to accept the handshake.
By default, Cardinal Maximoff has been paired against a fellow NDW newcomer on the rival team, Bomb Chelle. Cardinal Maximoff is uneasy with accepting matches against Bomb Chelle for many reasons, the main one being he feels strongly against violence toward women. Maximoff also feels that it may be seen as inappropriate to be grappling with someone of the opposite gender. The Last Knight assures him that all will be well, that it is an athletic competition. This puts the young man’s mind at ease, and Cardinal Maximoff agrees to the matches with Bomb Chelle.
Cardinal Maximoff has a unique in-ring style due to his pledge to be non-violent. Instead of strikes and dangerous slams and drivers, Maximoff uses a variety of wear down holds and takedown maneuvers looking for a quick pinfall. Cardinal Maximoff has his work cut out for him as he starts his wrestling career.
Crushing Talon – seated senton, signature move of the Birds of Prey
Bound by Grace – octopus stretch
Final Redemption – rolling German suplex
Leap of Faith – rebounding moonsault
SAINT ANDREW’S CROSS – diving crossbody block
Character Creation: Broc Atkinson, Ken Frederick
Character Drawing: Werner Mueck
Character Coloring: Werner Mueck
Character Statistics: Broc Atkinson
Card Release: NDW Series Two – Pack Two – January, 2018
Series Two – Pack Two
Two Full-Color Game Cards
- Cardinal Maximoff
- Bomb Chelle