Wrestling / D'Lo Brown

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V1: He marked out to someone marking out to him! That's so fucking carnie!
Jay: When we saw him at TNA and recognized him, he got all stroppy about it. Just show us to our seats without the sass.
OSW Review, Ep. 40

Accie Julius Connor (b. 1970) is an American Professional Wrestler from Burlington, New Jersey who is best known for his work in WWE from 1997-2003 as D'Lo Brown. Beginning his career in Jersey, D'Lo was soon scouted by the then WWF while working for SMW. In 1995 he wrestled for Heartland Wrestling Association becoming the inaugural champion for the HWA Heavyweight Title, which he's won twice. Around that time, he participated in several tryout matches for WWE until 1997, where he severed as a random mook in the Nation of Domination. As time went on, D'Lo became an Ascended Extra in the Nation to the point where he was the only member Faarooq didn't fire after they failed him. He stayed a member until the stable's end in 1998, before becoming a successful singles mid-carder. In 1999, Brown took responsibility for crippling wrestler, Darren Drozdov in a match. After the incident D'Lo stayed in the lower mid-card for years until being released in 2003. Over the course of his WWE run, he would hold the WWF European Title four times and the WWF Intercontinental Title once. He held both titles simultaneously during a feud with Jeff Jarrett and Mark Henry. D'Lo made a brief WWE return from 2008-2009.

D'Lo would also have two stints in TNA, the first features him in tag teams with AJ Styles and Gran Apolo whom he won the TNA World Tag Team Titles. The second, he served as a road agent for TNA for years...until it was revealed that he was the Vice President of the Aces & Eights.

Other promotions D'Lo has worked with include Pro Wrestling NOAH (where he won the GHC Tag Team Titles with Buchanan aka WWE's Bull Bucannan), two terms in All Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor and returning to Heartland Wrestling Association (nabbing the HWA Tag Team Titles with Matt Stryker in the process).

As always, you can find more info at The Other Wiki.


"You better recognize these tropes!":

  • Angry Black Man: As a heel.
  • Arch-Enemy: X-Pac before it was cool.
  • Badass Teacher: Was the lead trainer for ITV's Celebrity Wrestling and currently holds a weekly class on Friday for "Future Stars of Wrestling" training center in Las Vegas.
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Depending on his alignment.
  • Bash Brothers: Ivory, Mark Henry and Al Snow.
  • Black Dude Dies First: A non-literal (as in, not literally death) example. Was the first Aces & Eights member to end up leaving both the stable and the company.
  • Captain Ersatz: RO&D membership got him on in Fire Pro Wrestling.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh you better recognize just who the hell I am!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: For a time he used a chest protector, for a torn pectoral muscle, in matches. He still used it, even after his muscle had healed to make the Lo' Down (his variation on the Frog Splash) more effective.
  • Cool Mask: Unlike the other members of the Aces & Eights, D'Lo wore a more firm mask with sunglasses where the eye holes should be. Possibly done to cover his skin so his skin color didn't give him away.
  • Demoted to Extra: As a Road Agent and Head of Talent Relations for TNA. Reversed when he was revealed as the VP of Aces & Eights.
  • The Dragon / The Heavy: Was officially this for the Aces & Eights, taking care of club business and organizing their plans. Well, for a while anyway.
  • Finishing Move: Lo' Down (Frog Splash); Sky High (Twisting Sit-Out Hangman Power Bomb)
  • Genius Bruiser: Is a Certified Public Accountant; this isn't Wrestling Doesn't Pay, because he never brings it up.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • I Have the High Ground
  • Jive Turkey: During his WWF/WWE days he was quite the trash talker.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Leotard of Power: Initially when he was still an active wrestler, before being Demoted to Extra.
  • Malcolm Xerox: With Theodore Long.
  • The Mole: Was one working on the inside of TNA for the Aces & Eights.
    • Fridge Brilliance comes into mind as he was the one who got Wes Brisco a contract with TNA since he was a part of The Gutcheck judges for him and voted yes for him getting him a spot on the roster.
      • He even orchestrated Al Snow's disappearance so he could be a judge that week.
      • He also orchestrated Matt Morgan getting into the building a couple of times when Morgan was thought to be out of the company. While Morgan didn't seem to be involved with Aces & Eights (and he wasn't), he had a vendetta against Hogan and a newfound penchant for booting Hogan's favorites, which had potential to prove useful.
  • My God, What Have I Done?/Heroic B.S.O.D.: Accidentally crippled Darren "Droz" Drozdov in a match, and didn't get over that fact for a while. Not that it was his fault, as the accident occured due to a wet spot on the canvas, resulting in a botched powerbomb.
  • Power Stable:
    • (in SMW) The Gangstas.
    • (in WWE) The Nation of Domination, then the Nation after the Rock overthrew Faarooq on the Raw after WrestleMania XIV.
    • (in AJPW) Roughly Obsess and Destroy and the Voodoo Murders.
    • (in TNA) The Aces & Eights.
  • Salt and Pepper: When Ivory was his and Mark Henry's manager in 1999.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As a Heel.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is officially spelled "D'Lo" but it has also been spelled "D-Lo" in the past.
  • Trash Talk/You Fight Like a Cow: He has been known to run his mouth in the ring.
  • Too Many Belts: The first person to be Euro-Continental Champion, as in hold both the European and Intercontinental belts at once.
  • Undercrank: The opening for Raw Is War circa 1998-1999 does this to him while he's doing his head bobbing routine. Naturally, it looks creepy.
  • You Have Failed Me: After losing an "I Quit" Match to Kurt Angle, Bully Ray strips him of his jacket and chews him out. After he costs DOC his match directly afterwards, he's demoted straight to the bottom of the pecking order before being kicked out altogether.
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