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Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1967) is an American Professional Wrestler from Roosevelt, New York who is best known for his work in the final years of WCW as well as his tenure in TNA. A student at the WCW Power Plant, Skipper worked briefly for New Dimension Wrestling in 1998 before debuting in WCW in October 26, 1999 as Skip Over.

Initially a preliminary act, in 2000, Skipper started wrestling as “Primetime” Elix Skipper and eventually turns Heel and aligns himself with Lance Storm, who creates the stable Team Canada. Touted as a former Grey Cup winning Canadian Football League player, Storm gifted Skipper the WCW Cruiserweight Title note  Skipper stayed with the stable until early 2001. He would compete in the the cruiserweight division before teaming up with Kid Romeo and becoming the inaugural holders of the very short-lived WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

As WCW permanently closed its doors in March of 2001 he joined Heartland Wrestling Association, WWE’s then developmental territory for the rest of the year. In 2002, Skipper would join both TNA and All Japan Pro Wrestling. In All Japan, Skipper wrestled mainly in tag teams and was known first as Dark Guerrera and then as Extreme Blade. He left the promotion in mid-2003.

In TNA, Skipper would be part of the company’s X Division, forming the stable Triple X with Low Ki and Christopher Daniels. Skipper would maintain a somewhat consistent relationship with TNA until March of 2008. Skipper would leave the company a four time winner of the NWA World Tag Team Titles (three times with his Triple X compatriots and once with Chris Harris), and the winner of the 2004 World Cup X with Chris Sabin, Christopher Daniels and Jerry Lynn.

Skipper would have one more match on January 9, 2009 with Tyler Black and then retired from wrestling.

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  • Arch-Enemy: America’s Most Wanted: Chris Harris/James Storm.
  • Ascended Extra: Made several appearances on WCW a jobber.
  • Bald of Evil: Most of the time he was bald, though he has had small hair growth.
  • Catchphrase: "Prime Time, Baby!"
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune
  • Evil Laugh: During the beginning of his singles theme song in TNA.
  • Fragile Speedster: Skipper is ridiculously fast and agile with incredible athleticism. His light frame, however, assured that he was at a disadvantage against most power wrestlers.
  • It's What I Do: The catchphrase of Prime Time Elix Skipper. "It aint easy being me but this is what I do!" (Jerome "Do It" Pruitt had a similar catchphrase).
  • Jerk Jock: "Pound for pound, I'm the best athlete in the world...BAR NONE!"
  • No Peripheral Vision: There was a WCW event where Elix Skipper was talking about how he was going to beat Goldberg while Goldberg was standing direct behind him and turning in near perfect motion with Skipper so that he continued to be oblivious of Goldberg's presence. The problem here was that as he was turning, Skipper should have been able to see Goldberg on the jumbotron.
  • Power Stable: Team Canada in WCW, with Lance Storm, Jacques Rougeau, Carl Pierre Ouelette, Major Gunns, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggannote , and Mike Awesome.
  • Power Trio: Triple X in TNA with Christopher Daniels and Low Ki.
  • The Quisling: Joined Lance Storm and Team Canada within his first year in WCW.
  • Red Baron: "Primetime"
  • Small Name, Big Ego: "It ain't easy being me but this is what I do."
  • Say My Name: "Just say it, just say my name!"
  • Signature Move: "New School" (tight rope walk hurricanrana).
  • Tag Team: With his Team Canada stable mates and then Kid Romeo in WCW, and Triple X then the David Young as the Diamonds in the Rough in TNA.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Triple X with America's Most Wanted against The Naturals and Team Canada after a ref somehow declared Prime Time Elix Skipper and Chris Harris of the two rival teams the winners of the NWA World Tag Team Titles. Attempting to make it work resulted in them losing the titles to Christopher Daniels and James Storm, their own regular partners, completely by mistake.
    • The bizarre situation regarding the NWA World Tag Team Titles in TNA when they were won by a third of Triple X (Prime Time Elix Skipper) and half of America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris) by accident thanks to a shoddy call by a referee. They still disliked The Naturals and Team Canada more than each other but then their preferred partners, Christopher Daniels and James Storm accidentally won the belts from them and had even more trouble getting along.
  • Tightrope Walking: Skipper's "New School" maneuver involved him tight rope walking across the ropes to an opponent sitting on the turn buckle then jumping on them and delivering a Frankensteiner. In TNA, he's done if not on a rope, but after walking on the edge of a steel cage.
  • Tournament Arc: He and Christopher Daniels qualified for Ultimate X based on their performance in the 2004 X Cup.