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Originally known as Jonny Mangue, Jaka is an American Professional Wrestler known for his work for CHIKARA, Beyond Wrestling and EVOLVE. He debuted in 2007 after training under Magic and Harley Race and worked for Afa's World Xtreme Wrestling, Absolute Intense Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, WWS, Dragon Gate USA, Jersey All Pro Wrestling and other promotions before starting the Jaka gimmick in 2012. He arrived in CHIKARA in 2014 as part of Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew, which was part of The Flood, the amalgamation of Heel groups out to destroy CHIKARA. He joined Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes at the start of 2016 and left after his DQ victory over Eddie Kingston on June 11th.

As for his in-ring achievements, he is a former 2x EVOLVE Tag Team Champion with Chris Dickinson as Catch Point and a former WiF! Banana Champion, that is, a title that was represented by an actual banana.


"The Tropes of the Jaguar":

  • Animal Motif: Jaguars. One of his big moves is a triangle choke called The Jaws of the Jaguar.
  • Beard of Evil: As shown above.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Hasn't been seen or mentioned since June 2016.
  • Hard Head: Yeah, don't try to headbutt him, it won't work.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Left Bakabella's Wrecking Crew to join the Bruderschaft. From all indications, the Eye of Tyr was not involved.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl:
    • Marti Bell defeated him at WSU vs. Beyond, October 13, 2012.
    • Saturyne defeated him at WiF! Feliz Bananavidad, December 29, 2012.
  • Motor Mouth: Before he ever showed up in CHIKARA, he was known in CZW for the incredible amounts of trash he talked - non-stop verbiage all match long. However, after an embarrassing loss he took a vow of silence. That vow of silence somehow led to his affiliation with Bakabella and his arrival in Wrestling Is.
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  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Team Pazuzu is named for the demon in The Exorcist.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: While he only stood 5'8 in a stable where the rest of the members stood around 6'6-6'7, Jaka was just as ferocious and dangerous as the other members of Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew. And it's barely fair to call him pint-sized, since shoulder-to-shoulder he was wider than any of the Wrecking Crew except for Max Smashmaster.
  • Power Stable:
    • (in CHIKARA): The Wrecking Crew/The Flood, and Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes
    • (in EVOLVE): Catch Point
    • (in Beyond Wrestling): Doom Patrol, Team Pazuzu
  • Screaming Warrior: The picture above kind of says it all.
  • Shout-Out: T'Challa Kick, Jumanji Bomb
  • Tag Team: The Island Kings, as Jonny Mangue, with Sean Maluta
  • Wild Samoan: Actually billed from Chad, but still an invocation of this type of character.

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