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Josh Thorman (born July 7, 1988) is an American Professional Wrestler from Michigan as Oleg The Usurper. He debuted in 2008 as Josh Thor in CLASH Wrestling and wrestled for that promotion, Pro Xcitement Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, ECPW, NWA On Fire and ESW. In 2012, he changed it to Usurper, finally becoming Oleg The Usurper in Wrestling Is Fun!, debuting under that name at WiF! Hasta Banana on September 29, 2012. His first major moment came at WiF! Ripe for the Picking on July 27, 2013. The Wrecking Crew (The Devastation Corporation [Max Smashmaster and Flex Rumblecrunch], Jaka and Oleg) defeated Knight Eye For The Pirate Guy (Lance Steel and Jolly Roger), Dragon Dragon and Shane Storm when Oleg blasted Dragon Dragon with Off With His Head!, literally knocking off Dragon Dragon's head. He arrived in CHIKARA in 2014 as a member of The Wrecking Crew who were part of The Flood, the amalgamation of Heel groups out to destroy CHIKARA. At the start of 2015, UltraMantis Black drafted Oleg with The Batiri (Obariyon and Kodama) for his Challenge Of The Immortals tournament team The Arcane Horde. At King of Trios 2015 Night II on September 5th, Oleg made his Heel–Face Turn official by blasting his manager Sidney Bakabella with Off With His Head! He has continued to wrestle for CHIKARA and many other promotions ever since. He has yet to win a title.



  • Beard of Barbarism/Beard of Evil: Became a Badass Beard once he turned full tecnico.
  • Blood Knight: On his Twitter, he regularly says, "Oleg wants to fight."
  • Calling Your Attacks: "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: At times like learning how to play baseball or driving a tractor like he was trying to ride a horse.
  • Continuity Nod: Oleg destroying Dragon Dragon went unmentioned in CHIKARA until Key Decisions on November 7, 2015. UltraMantis had retired in September due to leg injuries, leading to him bringing Kobald Back from the Dead, since The Flood's Big Bad Deucalion had destroyed him at the return show You Only Live Twice on May 25, 2014. In the promo where Kobald returned, he was scared of Oleg saying, "He killed Dragon Dragon." Oleg then pledged as a warrior that he would never hurt Kobald. After Hallowicked and Frightmare used the Eye of Tyr on Mantis at Disk on April 2, 2016, causing Mantis to become possessed by Nazmaldun, Mantis proceeded to hex, among others, The Batiri. Oleg found himself in matches against Kobald and would not hurt him. Ophidian and The Estonian Thunderfrog destroyed the Eye at the end of the Season Finale Supremacy on December 2nd. Throughout Season 18, Kobald, no longer under the control of Nazmaldun, was pleading with Oleg to hit him but Oleg kept refusing. Finally, Oleg abandoned his promise and blasted Kobald with Off With His Head at The Eleventh Hour on May 6, 2017. This led to Oleg and Kobald unsuccessfully teaming for a time.
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  • Dumb Muscle: It gets reiterated on commentary that Oleg is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: This video from his YouTube channel shows him chopping a guy and yelling something with a caption reading "Untranslatable."
  • Finishing Move: Along with Off With His Head!, as part of the Beast Warriors run, he's used a Chokeslam a lot.
  • Hero Killer: Beheaded Dragon Dragon with a forearm clothesline at a Wrestling is Fun show. (In fairness, this was probably inevitable, since Dragon Dragon's mask fell off during his debut match at Running In The Red on November 13, 2005.)
  • Horny Vikings: His Red Baron is "The Mad Viking Warrior".
  • Lightning Bruiser: Moves very well for a guy his size. One of his big moves is "More Speed," and he can also hit a Somersault Senton and a Superkick with ease.
  • The Load: Bakabella and the rest of the Wrecking Crew considered him to be this.
    • Was considered to be this for the Arcane Horde as well, to the point where neither Bakabella nor UltraMantis Black wanted him for their teams. Bakabella took to enforcing it by directly sabotaging Oleg's matches with the Horde, until King of Trios 2015.
  • Off with His Head!: His Finishing Move, a forearm clothesline, is called this, and he used it to behead Dragon Dragon.
  • Parts Unknown: "Mount Pulpit Haven"
  • Power Stable:
    • The Wrecking Crew, with Sidney Bakabella, The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch) and Jaka.
      • The Flood
  • Rivals Team Up: Decided to team up with his rival, The Proletariat Boar of Moldova, forming the Beast Warriors.
  • Rudo Tecnico Turn: Finally had enough of Sidney Bakabella during King of Trios 2015 and ended his association with the Wrecking Crew via Off With His Head.
  • Spiritual Successor: To El Generico, oddly enough, since CHIKARA fans would chant "Oleg Oleg Oleg, Oleg, Oleg" to the tune of Generico's theme song "¡Olé!" by Bouncing Souls.
  • Tag Team:
    • The Arcane Horde
    • The Beast Warriors
  • Token Evil Teammate: As a member of The Arcane Horde in the Challenge of the Immortals series, until King of Trios 2015.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Raw onions.

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