Michael Elgin 2015
Aaron Frobel[1] (born December 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional wrestler and promoter, better known by his ring name Michael Elgin. He is signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a one-time IWGP Intercontinental and a one-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. He is also known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a one-time ROH World Champion.[4] He has also worked for the Southern California-based company Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Brian Cage.

Frobel debuted in late 2004 using his ring name Michael Elgin, and by the age of 16, he was a regular on the independent circuit. He has competed for promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, World League Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, and the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, where he won the IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship in 2008. In 2005, he began wrestling for BSE Pro, where he won the BSE Tag Team Championship with Ashley Sixx, and Great Canadian Wrestling in 2006, where he won the GCW National Championship twice and the GCW Tag Team Championship twice.

Elgin first appeared for Ring of Honor in 2007. He started competing regularly in 2010 as part of the House of Truth, and signed a contract with the company in 2011. That November, Elgin won the 2011 Survival of the Fittest tournament. In 2015, Elgin won the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament and became the first wrestler to win the tournament twice. In 2015, Elgin made his debut for NJPW, signing a contract with the promotion the following year.

In wrestling Edit

  • Finishing moves
    • Big Mike Fly Flow (Frog splash) – 2016–present; adopted from Hiroshi Tanahashi
    • Burning Hammer (Inverted Death Valley driver) – 2015–present
    • Crossface
    • Double underhook DDT – 2014–2015
    • Elgin Bomb (ROH / NJPW) / Revolution Elgin Bomb (PWG) (Spinningsitout powerbomb, usually preceded by a turnbuckle powerbomb)
  • Signature moves
    • Corkscrew senton bomb
    • Lariat
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Delayed vertical
      • Release German, sometimes preceded by a waist-lock backwards roll
      • Sitout slam from the second rope to an opponent on the apron
    • Over-the-shoulder back-to-belly piledriver
    • Over the shoulder single leg Boston crab
    • Slingshot splash
    • Spinning backfist
    • Vertical suplex side slam