|One Man Genocide|
|Height||6 ft. 2 in.|
|Date of birth||July 4, 1982|
|Place of birth||Olympia, Washington|
|Date of death||Alive still|
|Place of death||Alive still|
|Trainer||Ironsides, Anthony Romeri|
Westley Simon Dane , better known by his ring name, "Bandit" Dane West, is currently with a company called CWF. West worked indies promotions prior to being hired by CWF, signing a developmental contract with the company in December 2006. West debuted on CWF Igntion on April 1, 2007, attacking Asylum and Bay-B Dogg interrupting their match. The following week he had his in ring debut on Ignition, defeating Judgment.
On August 8, 2007, Dane West renamed himself the One Man Genocide, and began appearing in acid soaked clothing accompanied with dark face paint. This Gimmick was utilized until the Doomsday pay per view. After West lost to Connor Murphy he was proclaimed 'Cured' of his mental anguish. Months later West returned to CWF under his original 'Bandit West' gimmick., but kept his hair dye and new finisher.
Westley Dane trained in his home town of Olympia Washington for two years before leaving home at the age of twenty with a High school diploma. Westley moved to Crawford Texas where he trained in minor schools before making a few appearances in local promotions as a jobber, using the name "Shocking" Westley Dane.
After being called up from the training scene, Dane renamed himself "Bandit" Dane West.
Resembling a hyper-American cowboy, Dane West brought his shocking belief system an outrageous "win at any cost" morals into the ring, quickly making himself one of the most despised heels in the company. Superstars backstage comment that West is extremely hostile and that his brash personality is not entirely an in character performance. West holds strong right wing views on many issues and has been involved in many fist fights behind the scenes resulting from religious persecution (usually the persecuting being done by West himself).
Dane West's backstage conduct may be attributed to his troubling psychiatric record, having been diagnosed at a young age with both Fear-Aggression Disorder and Manic-Depressive Disorder. West has refused to be treated for either mental illnesses stating that altering his mind through medicine was sinful. West has also been known to refuse most medical treatment at shows barring pain killers.
Dane West debuted under his cowboy gimmick at the April 1, 2007 edition of CWF Ignition, attacking several Main Event superstars with a broken bottle. The following weeks West would make sporadic Main Event apperances, including two wins and his first loss in a tables match with Asylum, the then CWF Champion. Dane lost this match after bumping into a weakened table behind him with cracked slightly on impact, the ref declared Asylum the winner, but the brawl continued long after that.
On the April 29, 2007 edition of Ignition, Dane West forced Asylum to tap out to the Grapes of Wrath, in the Main Event winning the CWF World Title. This win marked West's first reign as a World Champion, as well as his first title victory in CWF.
On May 20, 2007, at No Man's Land, Dane West lost the CWF Championship title after his set up for a Texas Scrambler on challenger Asylum was interrupted, as an army helmet thrown by Sgt. Eversmann tripped him causing Asylum to land on top of him, for the pin. After the match the Sarge saluted the Neo-Patriot adding further insult to injury, and infuriating West in the process. This reign marked the shortest in CWF History (albeit out of only three separate reigns.)
In the following weeks Dane would come out on top over the Sarge, and in a recent edition of Ignition following the Sarge's defeat by Asylum, West assaulted both men in the ring with a wooden plank. The following week again ended in a West attack after Asylum won a Triple Threat match between himself Dane and the Sarge. West struck Asylum with a steel chair then crushed Eversmann's head inside the chair with a vicious Big Boot.
Dane West was set to face Asylum and Eversmann for the World title at Americana, however backed out of the match after being injured backstage.
The injury didn't stop Dane from interfering in the fight, during which he attacked both members of the title match, only to be fended off by eventual winner Asylum who hurt him badly causing Dane to miss two weeks of action.
On August 8, 2007 Dane West returned to Ignition, dubbing himself The One Man Genocide and destroying a CWF jobber in a horrific squash match that saw the man badly injured, before putting the locker room on notice.
The following week West debuted on Ignition using the new gimmick defeating Nabeel Nawaz in a squash match that saw Nabeel receive two Holocaust Vertebreakers, the second through a table. After the match, Dane assaulted the EMTs who arrived to help Nawaz. Later that night West attacked Amazo during the main event, but was unsuccessful in doing serious harm as he intended.
The following week he defeated Refugee Mike in another yet another terrifying squash that ended in a Hollocaust, injuring his neck. Shortly there after West placed the injured man in a modified STF, breaking his injured neck in the process before dubbing the submission hold the Hero Slayer.
Two days later West competed with his former trainer Anthony Romeri in a match that ended with a double count out, the first match Romeri failed to win since his in ring return. After the match West attempted to assault the former owner of CWF but was stopped by acting general manager Matt Frazier who expelled West from the building.
In the following weeks West would begin to receive bizarre omens from the thought to be deceased Sgt. Eversmann, including the promise that Dane would 'burn for his sins'. This came into fruition the following week when a stray pyro would go off during his exit from the ring, severely burning him after a squash match against The Jokester.
Dane West demanded and received a match against the deceased Sgt. Eversmann at Hellbound, where he defeated the returning Eversmann after hitting the Holocaust. West buried Eversmann alive ending his career and Dane's haunting once and for all. However that same night marked the debut of Mathias West who was revealed to be Dane's father in later weeks.
Mathias placed a bounty on Dane's head in order to subdue his son so that he could talk some sense into him. The man who accepted the offer was Connor Murphy who endured Dane's wrath for weeks while simultaneously battling against The Untouchables Kaeden and Jonny Gunn while enduring Dane's constant terror.
At CWF's Doomsday pay per view Murphy defeated West in a submission match, forcing Dane to ap out to his own finisher, the Hero Slayer, and ending his one year streak without submitting, marking his first defeat in a submission match in his entire career. West left the arena after a quick nod to Connor with his father in tow, disappearing for nearly a month.
As Connor Murphy and AJ Cleary fell under attack by The Untouchables once again on Ignition, a mysterious video played followed by an explosion of pyros on the stage. Dane West returned and saved AJ and Connor, seemingly turning face, eschewing his Holocaust finisher in favour of a Chokebomb. However, after three weeks of helping AJ and Connor, Dane fell under a state of depression after the crowd continued to boo him despite his efforts to redeem himself. Recently on Ignition, in a friendly match with AJ Cleary, when AJ began to gain the upperhand, West snapped and attacked him viciously causing a DQ. After the match Dane made as though to use his new Chokebomb on Cleary, however he instead utilized the Holocaust finisher, injuring Cleary in the process, symbolically returning to his villainous roots.
Following his program with Murphy, Dane West feuded with then World Champion Asylum, echoing their feud from the previous year. Once again, at Blind Justice, Asylum and West met in the ring. The match ended with West picking up the victory and the Championship in a brutal fight to the finish. West had his first title defense the following month against Shawn Fury . West defeated Fury in a 60 minute Ironman match to retain the title. West would hold the belt for roughly four months before eventually losing the championship to Kaeden in what many saw as a 'changing of the guard' match in CWF.
Following the shut down of the CWF, West was released from contractual obligations. West is reported to be having tryout matches for Phoenix Wrestling Enterprises and RISE Wrestling. It is unknown at this time if either federation has expressed interest in his talents.
During February 2009. West officially signed withPhoenix Wrestling Enterprises, evidently signing after some persuasion from fellow CWF Alums Johnny Gunn and Quint McCain. A promo for West aired the week of his signing, and he debuted the following week in a squash match against Awesome Bill. West proceeded toengage in a short on screen feud with Dakota Brown. West would enter the ring during or after Dakota's matches and use his Holocaust Vertebreaker finisher on him. The feud was set to be resolved on Pay Per View, until Dakota Brown inexplicably turned heel and the angle was aborted. West shortly after requested his release from PWE citing "creative differences" and was granted a release. He posted a blog entry the following day regarding his release and is said to still be on good terms with the entire federation and its staff.
Following his PWE release, West is currently a free agent. He hinted at a possible WWE run in a blog entry but nothing has come to pass in that regard as of yet. West was asked about the possibility of joining RISE Wrestling in a recent interview but declined to comment. He did however mention his previous backstage dealings with one of RISE's staff members Yakkovitch as a possible reason as to why he has thus far avoided the company, despite being good friends off screen with its owner, Donald Dursley Titan.
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