"The Godfather of Games, capisce?"

Joseph "Joey" Wheeler, known as Katsuya Jonouchi in the manga and Japanese version, is one of the main characters in Yu-Gi-Oh!. He started out as an inexperienced duelist, but eventually became one of the greatest duelists in the world among Seto Kaiba and Yugi Mutou.

In the Fiction Wrestling Multiverse (FWM), Wheeler is a professional wrestler currently signed to Apex Caliber Wrestling (ACW) on the RAMPAGE brand and X-Treme Crossover Wrestling (XCF) on the Mayhem brand.

Wheeler is best known for his appearance in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) during the mid to late nineties alongside with the Yu-Gi-Oh! main characters on the ECW: Blood & Ink Division, with Universal Character Association (UCA) in the early 2000s and Anime Wrestling Federation (AWF) for only a month. Wheeler has won 9 total championships, being a eight-time tag team champion, and is also the 2008 Rider War winner.

Background Edit

  • Series: Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Species: Human
  • Age: 16 (in canon); 21 (FWM)
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 231 lbs.
  • Companies: (Currently) XCF, APEX (Formerly) ECW: Blood & Ink, UCA, AWF, CWA
  • Debut: 1996
  • Status: Active
  • Billed from: Domino City, Japan
  • Allies: Serenity Wheeler (sister), Yugi Mutou (best friend), Tristan Taylor (best friend), Atem, Téa Gardner, Duke Devlin, Mai Valentine
  • Rivals: The Hardcore Foundation, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Seto Kaiba
  • Twitter: @WheelerRage

Professional Wrestling Career Edit

ECW: Blood & Ink Edit

Universal Character Association Edit

Anime Wrestling Federation Edit

X-Treme Crossover Federation Edit

Apex Caliber Wrestling Edit

Cartoon Wrestling Alliance Edit

Personality Edit

Joey started out as a bully, but becoming friends with Yugi Mutou changes this. Though occasionally portrayed as comic relief, he is essential to the plot and the series' overall theme. He is an enthusiastic duelist, who firmly believes that dueling is about fighting to help people they love. Like Seto Kaiba, Joey deeply cares for his younger sister, Serenity Wheeler and will do anything to make her happy. He seems to be very protective of Serenity, which he shows once by sacrificing his own life in order to ensure her safety. He often gets freaked out or offended easily; he responds rather impulsively to insults, especially remarks about his outward appearance, such as his hair or his outfit, or his dueling skills. In the dub, he also gets upset when people compare him to an animal, such as a monkey or a dog.

Personal Life Edit

In Wrestling Edit

Joey has the wrestling style of a brawler, using his fists most of the time to face his opponent.

Finishing moves Edit

  • Black Inferno (Front Facelock Cutter) – XCF
  • Chump's Luck (Snap Double Underhook DDT)
  • In Your Face! (Full Nelson Facebuster)

Signature moves Edit

  • Cactus Clothesline
  • Cha-Ching! (Inverted Suplex Cutter or Stunner)
  • Corner Forearm Smash followed by a Running Bulldog
  • Double Leg Takedown followed by multiple punches
  • Double Underhook Superplex
  • Flapjack, sometimes from a Fireman's Carry or a twisting wrist-lock
  • Game Face (Overhead Gutwrench Backbreaker Rack dropped into a DDT) – sometimes used as a finisher
  • Knee Strike to the midsection, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
  • Leap of Faith (Suicide Dive) – adopted from Chris Sabin
  • Multiple diving variations
    • Bulldog
    • Crossbody
    • Elbow Drop, sometimes to a standing opponent
    • Somersault Neckbreaker
  • Multiple kick variations
    • Enzuigiri
    • Lady Luck (Super)
    • Running Big Boot to a cornered opponent
    • Running Front Drop to an opponent against the ropes
    • Shot in the Dark (Running Delayed Low-angle Drop to an opponent held in the tree of woe)
  • Multiple Powerbomb variations
    • Crucifix, sometimes into the turnbuckles
    • Release
    • Running Sitout, sometimes into the turnbuckles
  • Roll of Fate (Corkscrew Flying Forearm Smash)
  • Running Knee Lift
  • Silver Dollar (Vertical Suplex DDT or Powerbomb)
  • Snap Elbow Drop
  • Springboard Tornado DDT
  • Swinging Side Slam Backbreaker, sometimes preceded from a wrist-lock
  • Wheeler Rage (Pendulum Lariat or a Rebound Clothesline to an opponent outside the ring, preceded by sweeping off from the apron)

Managers Edit

Nicknames Edit

  • "The Godfather of Games" (self-proclaimed)
  • "The Godfather of Extreme / Wrestling" (self-proclaimed)

Entrance themes Edit

  • "Similar Creatures" by Peroxwhy?gen (XCF)
  • "Say It to My Face" by Downstait (APEX; 2013 – present)
  • "Motor City" by Adam Skaggs (AWF / APEX; July 19, 2013 – present; used while as a part of Domino City Machine Guns)
  • "Save Yourself" by Area 7 (CWA)

Championships and Accomplishments Edit

Cartoon Wrestling Alliance Edit

Extreme Championship Wrestling Edit

ECW: Blood & Ink Edit

  • ECW Animation Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Yugi Mutou (1) and Tristan Taylor (1)
  • ECW Animation Television Championship (1 time)

Universal Character Association Edit

X-Treme Crossover Federation Edit

  • XCF Hypercore Championship (1 time)
  • XCF Prince of TV Championship (3 times)
  • XCF Mixed Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Serenity Wheeler
  • Male Rider War (2008)

Trivia Edit