Apex of the Decade 12 was the 12th official ranking for the Apex of the Decade, an Apex listing of the top 25 e-wrestlers to have competed in the e-federation, Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW), formerly the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance (PWA), acknowledging the in and out of character success from those who paved the way during the promotion's first decade of existence.

The 12th ranking was announced on December 26, 2009. Tromboner Man was the e-wrestler who claimed the 12th spot with 244½ points.




Height and Weight: 6'2” 237 Pounds
Billed From: 25px-Flag_of_Australia.png Melbourne, Australia
Debut: Vertigo 1.1 (Defeated by Mike “Brawler” Nunes)
Career Accomplishments: LPW World Tag Team Championship (Last; With RaTo), LPW Undisputed Tag Team Championship (First; With RaTo), LPW Undisputed Tag Team Championship (With Drew Michaels), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year for 2008 (With RaTo), Tag Team of the Year 2008 (With RaTo)
Career Record: 24 Wins, 7 Losses
Highest Spot Achieved on APEX in Career: 1st (January 2009; With RaTo)
Last Match: LPW Inferno 15.3 – Night of Champions (Defeated Jeff Watson and Bobino)
Score: 244.5 Points (No First Place Votes)

Patient History: Superstars which truly capture the imagination of the fans are a rarity in professional wrestling. While there have been many to walk through the doors of LPW, none have had the pure innocence about themselves like the Tromboner Man does. His child like view on the world is often misunderstood for an idiotic view, one which proved to be the catalyst for his success early on.

Tromboner Man burst onto the scene at the Capital Punishment Pay-Per-View, interrupting an interview with new Pyromania signee, “Brawler”. Brawler knocked TBM out to end the interview, leading to a match between the pair on the maiden Vertigo show. Brawler would use his veteran instincts to win, but TBM made a point. Paired with Paper Bag Man, the pair formed the Paper Boner Men, a fan club for established star N'itomniskittel. The popularity gave TBM confidence, and qualified for an Altered Reality 3 Elimination Tag Team, finishing runner up in a special royal rumble. When Paper Bag Man went missing though, questions were raised about TBM's ability to continue to compete.

TBM answered the critics by teaming with old friends from the PWA developmental fed, LOP Hardcore, and new Pyromania signees, RaTo and Homicide. Calling themselves the Madcore Wrestling Alliance, they picked up where the Paper Boner Men left off, worshipping N'itomniskittel with great hilarity. While Homicide focused on his singles ambitions, TBM and RaTo earned a World Tag Team Championship opportunity, which they cashed in at Inferno 10.2. The champions, Public Enemy Number 1, walked in heavy favourites, but seemingly underestimated the pair, as the MWA walked out the new Tag Team Champions. Unbeknownst then, a new era of Tag Team Wrestling has just begun. The pair won the rematch with PE#1 in Tromboner Man's home town, not even letting Peter “Homicide” Saint's betrayal of the pair stop them.

While a betrayal from Homicide wouldn't be an issue, Tromboner Man was crippled when his idol, N'itomniskittel, brutally beat him down at Inferno 11.2, even destroying his beloved Trombone, Karl. The beat downs and psychological mind games would continue, with Tromboner Man being forced to face N'itomniskittel in a 3 Stages of Hell match at Dead Reckoning. With his own signature match, the Orchestra Pit Match, as the first two stages, TBM was able to win the second Orchestra Pit Match, before crucifying his former idol to defeat the man he once loved.

With the ordeal firmly behind him, Tromboner Man and RaTo returned to their reign as Tag Champions in dominating fashion, defeating the hot teams of the NEXT Ones and the Heroic Future to qualify for the Tag Title Unification match against the United States Tag Team Champions, the Dark Brotherhood at Altered Reality 4. While the Brotherhood dominated most of the match, they were un able to make use of the ladder match stipulations. With the advantage in the MWA's court, the pair combined to pull of a remarkable victory, and walk out the first Undisputed Tag Team Champions. At the Homecoming supershow, Tromboner Man would be drafted with the 8th pick to the Insanity Brand, with RaTo following suit soon after as pick number 9.

At the same time, Tromboner Man was developing a reputation as a strong singles compeditor, his victories over N'itomniskittel, Pen and then Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Krimson Mask was showing his credentials as a singles competitor, but he stayed firmly in the Tag Team Division. He and RaTo were join winners of the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year award, and Tag Team of the Year award at the Honor Roll show, which would seemingly be the last time RaTo would behave like himself. With mind games from Sudden Death taking their toll on RaTo, Tromboner Man suddenly began carrying the bulk of the tag team's work load.

This impressed new “Boss”, D. Hammond Samuels, who teamed with Krimson Mask to take on the pair for the Undisputed Tag Titles. The MWA at that point had spent 22 months as Tag Team Champions, and had turned back all challengers that came near them. However, in Sydney, the dream team proved too much for the Madcores, as Samuels broke RaTo's ankle to force a submission victory. Thinking this would force TBM into singles action which would make more money for the company, TBM defied Samuels, putting his ingrained hatred of the Misfits aside to take on Drew Michaels.

Using his rematch clause for the titles, Tromboner Man and Michaels challenged Samuels and Mask for the tag team Championships at the Sacrament PPV. In an emotional match up, Tromboner Man was able to pin D. Hammond Samuels to win back his Undisputed Tag Team Championships. The team and unity between TBM and Michael would only last until Inferno 15.3, when Samuels convince TBM to sign a special contract extension. He later revealed that as part of his new contract, TBM had to serve duty with the Australian Army, and was removed from LPW programming for the foreseeable future. Drew Michaels would vacate the Tag Titles between 15.3 and Insanity LIVE from Detroit.

Tromboner Man currently is still serving his time in the Australian Army, and in the coming months, will surely be missed as part of regular LPW Programming. Many regard him as the greatest Tag Team wrestler to ever compete in LPW, crediting this to his unequalled 27 months spent as Tag team champion, and the way he revolutionised tag team wresting. While he is yet to truly try his hand in singles action, never having had a singles championship match, it's his efforts in Tag Team wrestling, and hilarity both in and out of the ring, which has lead you, the LPW Universe, to vote Tromboner Man to number 12 on the Apex of the Decade. Congratulations Tromboner Man.

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