Valant is a third-generation wrestling promoter, and second-generation wrestler. He was surrounded by the business since he was born, and aided various workers through-out his life, but officially began working in FWE when he turned 18 as a member of the creative team. Valant was also a referee, a producer, and a wrestler, while being appointed CEO behind-the-scenes in 2008. He is the grandson of Olimpio Valant, son of Silvio Valant, and brother of Alexander Valant VII.
As a wrestler, he won the FWE European Championship on two occasions. He also worked for Inter-Dimensional Wrestling, where he won the IWF World Heavyweight Champion and IWF United States Championship, and Full Throttle Wrestling, until the latter folded.
- Series: Original Character
- Species: Human
- Age: 30
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 184 lbs.
- Companies: (Currently) FWE (Formerly) IWF, FTW
- Debut: 2004
- Status: Semi-Retired
- Allies: The Valant Family, Tommy Vercetti, Kenny Dreamer
- Rivals: Apulia
- Twitter: @Valant_MagicianGear
Alexander Valant VIIEdit
|“||That's the reason why... I refuse to use what they made me gain for myself.||”|
—Gear Valant reveals why he wants the fifty million dollar prize, Space Race
His attitude towards them isn't merely limited to his job, but his personal life as well, as he has been shown working on some of his own companies' projects, despite barely understanding their mechanisms. He believes that what his companies and his workers earn him should only be spent back on them, never for personal reasons, which is why he entered the Space Race: to win the fifty million dollar prize and buy his house back from a drug baron, spending money he earned himself in the process.
|“||His ancestor founded the company... and even though it's mine now, I have to keep him around. Sorry about that.||”|
—Gear Valant expresses his feelings about Jakobs, Persona K
When Gear first joined the Jakobs' board of directors, Montgomery showed hostility to his every proposal, vetoing them on the spot. In answer, Gear often voted in favor of proposal that Montgomery was against, even if cost him money. This gradually created a rift inside of the board of directors, that was resolved when Gear bought the remaining share and became its' main owner.
Montgomery's contract, however, stated that as a descendant of the Jakobs family, he had to be employed to the company. Gear, as a result, relegated him to the role of secretary. Despite his now limited role, Jakobs tries time and time again to embarass Valant or make things as hard as possible for him, as shown when he tried to turn away Kenny Dreamer when he was scheduled to meet Valant before the Space Race, often mispronouncing his name on purpose.
Gear is Kenny's Magician Social Link in Persona K.
Gear and Eunice have always been described as direct opposites, with Eunice being a greedy boss with no regard for her workers, while Gear is very charitable and considers his workers as a second family. This has put him at odds with her, like with other bosses of fiction wrestling companies such as Zero Kazama.
The two had their first indirect contact during the 2016 Indy Olympics. As both made a bid for the contracts of The Monarchs, Eunice referenced FWE's intergender policy in mocking fashion to try and convince the tag team. As a result, Gear, in an updated bid, fired back at Versal and FWF, pointing out how chaotic and dangerous the FWF locker room was. While the two have still not interacted directly, tensions are high.
|“||...This can't go on and on... I just CAN'T lie down and let this fly by... but I can't do anything either...! Damn you, Eunice... DAMN YOU...!||”|
—Gear Valant, Fiction Wrestling Twitter 37
The relation between the two further deteriorated when Ray Narveaz Jr. allowed his stablemates to attack the wife of his employee and color commentator, MIchael Jones. Valant was forced to put Jones in a straight jacket, tie him up with chains and close his mouth with duct tape so that he wouldn't end up hurting himself. A necessary action that Gear, nonetheless, heavily regrets as he curses Eunice, officially demonstrating his opposition to her.
Fiction Wrestling Entertainment Edit
Debut, Rivalry with Skull Man (2004) Edit
European Championship Reigns, Various Feuds (2005 – 2007) Edit
Last Matches, General Manager of Monday Night SPADES, and CEO (2008 – 2009) Edit
New Era of FWE and Semi-Retirement (2009 – 2012) Edit
Rivalry with the Church Of Revengeday, Hiatus (2012) Edit
Return, Resuming Work as GM of SPADES and later Blitzkrieg (2014 – Present) Edit
Interdimensional Wrestling FederationEdit
Debut, United States Champion (2004 - 2006)Edit
World Heavyweight Champion, Various Feuds, and Departure (2006 - 2008)Edit
Personal Life Edit
In 2004, Gear Valant enrolled at the University of Naples Federico II. He was awarded a master's degree in political sciences in 2009.
Outside of Fiction Wrestling Entertainment, Gear Valant is the founder and current owner of the Valant Conglomerate of Cooperatives, often shortened to Valant Co-Op. The conglomerate includes FWE, as well as the Jakobs Corporation, Pangolin Industries, and the anti-gravity racing team Scuderie Valant.
He's amongst the five richest individuals in the Fiction Wrestling Multiverse, although he tends to have a rather modest life, living in a two-floor villa in the neighborhood of Venetian Islands, in the city of Miami, Florida.
In Wrestling Edit
Finishing moves Edit
- Skull-Crushing Finale (Full Nelson Facebuster)
- Aces High (Belly-to-back Inverted Mat Slam)
- Valant Driver (Double Underhook Piledriver)
Signature moves Edit
- DDT Abruzzese (Falling Reverse DDT)
- Italian Neckbreaker (Jumping Neckbreaker)
- Hook and Ladder (Chickenwing Facebuster)
- Seven of Clubs (Inverted Double Underhook Facebuster)
- Menace of Eviction (Spinning Lifting Inverted DDT)
- Valant-plex (Exploder Suplex)
Entrance themes Edit
- "Waiting" by Not Forgotten (2003 – 2009) (FWE)
- "Sling Shot" by GhM Sound Staff (2009 – Present) (FWE)
- "Coming Home" by Alter Bridge (2015 – 2017) (FTW)
- "Decadence" by Disturbed (2004 – 2008) (IWF)
Championships and Accomplishments Edit
Fiction Wrestling Entertainment Edit
- FWE European Championship (2 times)
Inter-Dimensional Wrestling Federation Edit
- IWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- IWF United States Championship (1 time)