Abyss (wrestler)

Abyss posing at Alpha1.jpg
Abyss in February 2018
Birth nameChristopher Joseph Parks
Born (1973-10-04) October 4, 1973 (age 46)[1]
Washington, D.C., United States[2]
ResidenceCleveland, Ohio, United States[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Abyss
Chris Justice[2]
Joseph Park
Joseph Park Esq.[4][5]
The Original Terminator[2][1]
Prince Justice[2][1]
Billed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)[6]
Billed weight350 lb (160 kg)[2][6]
Billed fromParts Unknown[6]
Chicago, Illinois[7]
Trained byRoger Ruffen[2]

Christopher Joseph Parks[8][9] (born October 4, 1973)[1] is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time with Impact Wrestling (originally Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling) under the ring name Abyss. He is currently signed to WWE as a producer. He became a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, being the first of only two men to hold the title while competing under a mask. He is the heaviest wrestler to hold the X Division Championship and was the longest reigning Television Champion. In the tag team division, he held the NWA World Tag Team Championship once with A.J. Styles, and the TNA World Tag Team Championship twice, once with James Storm as The Revolution, and once with Crazzy Steve as Decay.

Having won all the required championships, he was the fourth man to complete the Triple Crown Championship and the second to complete the Grand Slam Championship. He also wrestled in Impact Wrestling as Abyss' storyline brother/split personality, Joseph Park. He was also the longest-tenured member of the Impact Wrestling roster, having remained with the company from 2002 to 2019. In 2018, he was inducted into the Impact Hall of Fame by his longtime manager, James Mitchell.

Early life

Christopher Joseph Parks was born in Washington, D.C.[2] He attended high school in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played football.[2] He attended Ohio University, where he played offensive tackle for the Bobcats and eventually earned two degrees,[10] the latter being a master's degree in sports administration.[11]

Other Languages
العربية: أبيس (مصارع)
Ελληνικά: Αμπύς
français: Chris Parks
Nederlands: Abyss (worstelaar)
norsk: Abyss
polski: Chris Parks
português: Chris Parks
română: Chris Parks
русский: Абисс
Simple English: Chris Parks
suomi: Abyss
Tiếng Việt: Abyss (đô vật)