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Height: 6'5"

Weight: 253 lbs

Real Name: Mark Jindrak

DOB: 1977

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Other Names: "The Basket Case" Mark Jindrak (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1998

Finishing Maneuver: Crucifix Neckbreaker

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #145(2010), #124(2009), #172(2008), #140(2007), #118(2005), #112(2004), #139(2003), #146(2002), #119(2001)

History: Mark Jindrak quickly skyrocketed to stardom in the wrestling world in the year 2000. After trying out a career as a basketball player, using his height to play ball, Jindrak signed on with the World Championship Wrestling Power Plant, training to become a professional wrestler. He debuted on WCW television in June '00, teaming up with another Power Plant trainee, Sean O'Haire. The two formed an unbelievable tag-team, which quickly made an impact, as they upset Rey Mysterio Jr & Juventud Guerrera in their first match. The upsets continued for the next month, as Jindrak & O'Haire took WCW by storm, winning match after match. A fan following soon followed for the two young stars, who rarely gave interviews but could fly high for big men. Jindrak & O'Haire's stature truly began to grow when they joined up in August '00 with Chuck Palumbo, "PerfectSean" Stasiak, Mike Sanders, Reno, & Johnny the Bull in the Natural Born Thrillers. The powerful force of unestablished wrestlers quickly reeked havoc on WCW, with Jindrak & O'Haire making a run at the tag-team titles, which were held by Kronik (Bryan Adams & Bryan Clark). The duo survived a Steel Cage Elimination match shortly before the August PPV, which allowed them to be one of the teams in the bout at New Blood Rising, along with Kronik, the Perfect Event (Palumbo & Stasiak), and General Rection (Hugh Morrus) & Corporal Cajun (Lash LeRoux).

The match quickly broke down into a melee, when "Commissioner" Ernest "The Cat" Miller inserted the Filthy Animals (whose team, Rey Mysterio Jr & Juvy Guerrera, had been eliminated in the Steel Cage match) as the special guest referees, with the Disco Inferno being the main one in charge. Things got worse when Vampiro & the Great Muta came down to interfere, creating a 6-team brawl in and out of the ring. In the end, the match was decided by Lt. Loco (Chavo Guerrero Jr), who came down, stripped Disco of the ref shirt, and made the count when Kronik took out Palumbo, retaining their titles. This twist led to increasing tension between the Natural Born Thrillers and the Filthy Animals, creating a war between the two stables. The Thrillers also turned on their 'trainer', "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, who had been a major factor of the Power Plant at that time. Orndorff tried to fight off the numbers, but was being taken out, when the Filthy Animals made the save.

At Fall Brawl '00, Jindrak & O'Haire came in with the rest of the Natural Born Thrillers against the Filthy Animals (Rey Mysterio Jr, Konnan, Billy Kidman, Disco Inferno, & Tigress), Orndorff, & Big Vito (who had been turned on by Johnny the Bull) in an Elimination Match. At first, troubles between the Filthy Animals gave the Natural Born Thrillers the advantage, as Disco Inferno accidentally hit his Last Dance finisher on Konnan, allowing O'Haire to get the first pin. Disco then had to stay in the ring, as none of the other Filthy Animals would tag him. Big Vito even went as far as to slug him, allowing Reno to get the pin and take him out. Vito & Reno then fought for a while, with Reno knocking out Vito with a kendo stick and eliminating him. This made it 7-4 odds, but Mysterio & Guerrera brought their team back, double-teaming Reno and eliminating him with Guerrera's Juvi Driver. O'Haire again took control of the match, though, hitting his Seanton Bomb on Juvi to take him out. Orndorff came into the ring, though, and showed that he knew everything that the Thrillers had learned, taking out Johnny the Bull with a Piledriver. But shortly thereafter, when attempting another piledriver, Orndorff seriously injured himself, and had to be carried to the back, ending the match as a No-Contest.

At the next Nitro, Jindrak, O'Haire, Sanders, Palumbo, & Stasiak faced off against the two Filthy Animal survivors, Rey Mysterio Jr & Tigress. Despite the odds, the two Animals persevered, and eventually came out on top, a humiliating defeat for the Thrillers. Still, things improved for the Thrillers in later days, when "Coach" Kevin Nash began helping them towards the top of WCW. The new tutelage apparently paid off, as Jindrak & O'Haire competed in an Over-The-Top Battle Royal for the vacated WCW World Tag-Team Titles, against Rey Mysterio Jr. & Juvy Guerrera, Ron & Don Harris, the Jung Dragons, & 3 Count. After the other teams were tossed, Jindrak & O'Haire brutally beat on the smaller Mysterio Jr & Guerrera, and after a Seanton Bomb, the two tossed out Mysterio to win the titles, their first gold in WCW.

With the new "Commissioner", Mike Sanders, on their side, Jindrak & O'Haire held a lofty advantage in the tag-team division. A few weeks after their reign began, it seemed that the two lost to the Boogie Knights (Alex Wright & Disco Inferno). However, Sanders came out and reversed the decision, giving Jindrak & O'Haire the chance to continue and get the victory. A few days later, they lost the belts to Cpl. Cajun & Lt. Loco, but once again, Sanders came out, congratulating the two M-I-A wrestlers for the victory, then making them defend the belts immediately. Jindrak & O'Haire quickly attacked the wrestlers from behind, taking them out and winning the belts back only a few minutes after losing them. This pattern continued for the next few weeks, leading up to Halloween Havoc, where the tag champs defended against Mysterio Jr & Billy Kidman and the Boogie Knights. The match went back and forth, as the Boogie Knights attacked both teams, changing alligiances many times. At the end, Disco hit Jindrak with his Last Dance, but then was taken out by O'Haire's Seanton Bomb, allowing the Thrillers to keep the gold.

In November '00, the Natural Born Thrillers turned on "Coach" Kevin Nash, starting up a feud with him. Jindrak & O'Haire also continued to defend the tag-team titles, being signed to face the Boogie Knights at the Millenium Final in Germany. When the Disco Inferno was injured in the Battle Royal that started the night, Alex Wright got General Rection to join his team instead. In a surprising upset, the newly formed tag-team defeated Jindrak & O'Haire to take away the tag-team titles (it was later said that Wright & Disco had won). This left Jindrak & O'Haire in the background of the Thrillers, as only a few days later, the Perfect Event defeated Wright & Elix Skipper to gain the belts, keeping the former champs from being able to go for the titles. Instead, Jindrak & O'Haire aided the Thrillers as they warred against Nash and his new tag-team partner, Diamond Dallas Page (forming the Insiders). For the next few PPVs, Jindrak & O'Haire tried to help the Perfect Event retain the titles, but stipulations from the new CEO, Ric Flair, helped the Insiders get the belts.

In 2001, the two main tag-teams of the Natural Born Thrillers switched, as Jindrak began joining up with Sean Stasiak, while O'Haire went off with Chuck Palumbo. Things began to break down between the teammates after O'Haire & Palumbo won the tag-team titles from the Insiders at WCW Sin. Jealousy reared up between the teams, leading to a collapse of the Natural Born Thrillers into various groups. Jindrak & Stasiak began demanding a shot at the tag-team titles, saying that they were more deserving of the gold. The two teams brawled at Superbrawl: Revenge, in a furious battle between the two formerly-allied teams. Near the end, O'Haire finished the match with his Seanton Bomb, keeping the tag belts for himself and Palumbo, while Jindrak & Stasiak were left on the outside. After the loss, Jindrak faded into the background of WCW, while O'Haire, Palumbo, & Stasiak all moved on with their careers. He did not appear on the Season Finale of the Turner-ran WCW, leaving space for the other, more established wrestlers to shine for one last time.

Through June and July '01, WCW wrestlers began "invading" the WWF, launching sneak-attacks on its wrestlers. It eventually was allowed for WCW wrestlers to have matches on WWF television. On July 9th, Jindrak made his first appearance, being one of the five WCW wrestlers picked to join a WWF faction to face against 10 wrestlers of the newly-reformed ECW. Jindrak and the rest of the WCW group turned on the WWF team, though, instead joining up with the ECW faction, making them stronger than ever.

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Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (15 - 24, 1 NC)
- WCW New Blood Rising '00 (August) = Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire lost a Four-Corners match to the Tag-Team Champs, Kronik(Bryan Adams & Bryan Clark). General Rection & Corporal Cajun and the Perfect Event(Chuck Palumbo & Sean Stasiak) were the other participants.
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 = Jindrak, Sean O'Haire , Chuck Palumbo, Sean Stasiak, Reno, Mike Sanders, & Johnny the Bull competed in an Elimination match against Rey Mysterio Jr, Disco Inferno, Konnan, Billy Kidman, Tigress, & Paul Orndorff. The match went to a No-Contest when Orndorff was injured.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 = Jindrak & Sean O'Haire stayed the Tag-Team Champions, winning a Triangle Match over Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr and Alex Wright & the Disco Inferno.
- WCW Millenium Final (November '00) = Jindrak competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Mike Awesome. Later that night, Jindrak & Sean O'Haire lost the Tag-Team Titles to General Rection & Alex Wright.
- WCW Superbrawl: Revenge ('01) = Jindrak & Sean Stasiak were beaten by the Tag-Team Champions, Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo.
- HWA Covington Show (August 30, '01) = Jindrak, Mike Sanders & Kanyon fell to the Big Show & the Haas Brothers.
- HWA Cincinnati Show (September 4, '01) = Jindrak & Mike Sanders defeated the Island Boys.
- OVW Muncie Show (January 24, '02) = Jindrak was beaten by David Flair.
- USAW Lebanon Show (February 15, '02) = Jindrak & Sean O'Haire won over the Lords of the Ring.
- USAW Nashville Show (February 16, '02) = Jindrak & Sean O'Haire fell to the Lords of the Ring.
- OVW Indianapolis Show (March 2, '02) = Jindrak beat Mr. Black.
- OVW Fall Brawl '02 (September 4, '02) = Jindrak defeated Sean O'Haire.
- OVW Spring Break-Out '03 (April 11) = Jindrak & Chris Cage won over Mark Magnus & Orlando Johnson.
- OVW Super Summer Sizzler Series (June 27, '03) = Jindrak & Lance Cade lost to Adrenaline, who won the vacated Southern Tag-Team Titles.
- WWE Armageddon '03 = Jindrak & Garrison Cade competed in the "Tag-Team Turmoil" Match, which was won by Ric Flair & Batista, who won the Raw Tag-Team Titles.
- WWE Wrestlemania XX (March 14, '04) = Jindrak & Garrison Cade lost a "Fatal Fourway" Match to the WWE Raw Tag Champs, Rob Van Dam & Booker T. La Resistance and the Dudley Boyz were the other participants.
- WWE Judgment Day '04 (May 16) = In a dark match, Jindrak pinned Funaki.
- WWE No Mercy '04 (October 3) = In a dark match, Jindrak defeated Scotty Too Hotty.
- WWE Survivor Series '04 (November 14, '04) = Jindrak, Luther Reigns, Kurt Angle, & Carlito Caribbean Cool fought in an "Elimination" Match with Eddie Guerrero, John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & the Big Show. Jindrak was eliminated by Guerrero, who 'survived' along with Cena & the Big Show.
- WWE Armageddon '04 (December 12, '04) = Jindrak, Luther Reigns, & Kurt Angle lost a "Handicap" Match to the Big Show.
- WWE Royal Rumble '05 (January 30) = Jindrak competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Batista.
- WWE Wrestlemania 21 (April 3, '05) = In a dark match, Jindrak competed in a "Smackdown vs. Raw Battle Royal", which was won by Booker T.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, '05) = Jindrak & Charlie Haas fell to Manabu Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin.
- CMLL Gran Prix Cibernetico '06 (May 12) = Team International (Marco Corleone, Ohara, Masada, Okumura, Milano Collection AT, Takemura, Johnny Stamboli, & Pierroth) lost a "Cibernetico" Match to Team Mexico (LA Park, Dos Caras Jr, Dr. Wagner Jr, Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Hector Garza, Olimpico, & Ultimo Guerrero).
- Toryumon Mexico Dragon Mania '06 (May 13) = Corleone & Johnny Stamboli lost, via DQ, to Dos Caras Jr & Lizmark Jr.
- CMLL 73rd Anniversary Show (September 29, '06) = Corleone, Kenzo Suzuki, & Olimpico lost a "Three Falls" Match to Rey Bucanero, Dos Caras Jr, & Blue Panther.
- CMLL Sin Piedad (December 15, '06) = Corleone & Kenzo Suzuki lost a "Hair vs. Hair Three Falls" Match to Universo 2000 & Shocker.
- CMLL El Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (March 30, '07) = Corleone won a "Hair Vs Hair Three Falls" Match over Universo 2000.
- CMLL Gran Prix Cibernetico '07 (May 11) = Team International (Corleone, Alex Koslov, Hirooki Goto, Jushin Liger, Minoru Suzuki, Pierroth, Shigeo Okumura, & Ultimo Dragon) lost a "Cibernetico" Match to Team Mexico (Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr, Dr. Wagner Jr, El Hijo del Lizmark, Olimpico, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado, & Ultimo Guerrero).
- Toryumon Mexico Dragon Mania II (May 13, '07) = Corleone, Mil Mascaras, Kazuchida Okada, & Ultimo Dragon defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshihiro Takayama, & Suwa.
- CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament #13 (June 29, '07) = Corleone & Flash lost in the first round to Dos Caras Jr & Valiente. Mistico & La Sombra won the tournament.
- CMLL 74th Anniversary Show (September 28) = Corleone, Rey Bucanero, & Negro Casas won a "Three Falls" Match over Averno, Mephisto, & Olimpico.
- Toryumon Yamaja Cup '08 (March 2) = Corleone & Alex Koslov fell to Olimpico & Texano Jr. Ultimo Dragon & Yutaka Yoshie won the tournament.
- Toryumon Mexico Dragon Mania III (May 11, '08) = Corleone competed in a "Dragon Scramble" Match, which was won by Alex Koslov.
- CMLL Arena Mexico PPV (June 13, '08) = Corleone competed in a "Steel Cage Loser Has His Head Shaved" Match, which was lost by Heavy Metal.
- CMLL Gran Prix Cibernetico '08 (July 25) = Team International (Corleone, Johnny Devine, Sonjay Dutt, Alex Kozlov, Jay Lethal, AJ Styles, & the Motor City Machine Guns) won a "Cibernetico" Match over Team Mexico (Averno, Rey Bucanero, Dos Caras Jr, Hector Garza, Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, Volador Jr, & Dr Wagner Jr).
- CMLL 75th Anniversary Show (September 19, '08) = Corleone, Dos Caras Jr, & Hector Garza took down Heavy Metal, El Hijo del Lizmark, & Mr. Niebla.
- CMLL Leyenda de Azul '08 (December 12) = Corleone competed in a "Cibernetico", which was won by Damian el Terrible.

Title Summary:
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion w/Sean O'Haire (9/25/2000 - 10/09/2000) - WCW World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/Sean O'Haire (10/09/2000 - 11/16/2000)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 0 3rd RUs)
- 2000 Rookie of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Jindrak/O'Haire)