“How's it going, bros? My name is PewDiePie!” – PewDiePie's standard introduction line
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer, best known for his Let's Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube.
In the Fiction Wrestling Multiverse (FWM), PewDiePie is a professional wrestler currently signed to Fiction Wrestling Entertainment (FWE), Awesome Championship Wrestling (ACW) on the RAMPAGE brand, and YouTube Viral Wrestling (YVW), where he is the YouTube Viral World Champion in his historic fourth reign.
- Series: PewDiePie (YouTube)
- Species: Human
- Age: 27
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 207 lbs.
- Companies: (Currently) YVW, FWE, ACW
- Debut: 2010
- Status: Active
- Billed from: Gothenburgh, Sweden; [Residing in] Brighton, United Kingdom
- Allies: Marzia Bisognin (girlfriend), most YouTube personalities, Tommy Pickles, Nostalgia Critic (FWE)
- Rivals: James "AVGN" Rolfe, Luke Smith
- Twitter: @pewdiepie
Wrestling Career Edit
YouTube Viral Wrestling Edit
Fiction Wrestling Entertainment Edit
FWE Championship Pursuits Edit
Awesome Championship Wrestling Edit
Backstage Interviewer and Feuding with Luke Smith (2013–present) Edit
PewDiePie started out in Awesome Championship Wrestling (ACW) as a backstage interviewer and despite enjoying his work with fellow interviewers, he felt like he was left behind as his friends like Smosh and Tommy Pickles compete in the ring. On the July 19, 2013 episode of Ignition, PewDiePie confessed to Jesse Alvarez wanted in on the tourney, but was denied and he requested his "Bro Army" to give him the support he needed to join the tourney; soon enough, as announced on Twitter, Alvarez gave in and allowed him in the tourney. He has made a stipulation that if Felix were to lose in the quarterfinals or during the Battle Royale semifinals, he'd have no choice but to return to his initial job. Though, if he were to make it to Rebellion, but fail to win the tournament, he would be offered a contract to Adrenaline Impact Wrestling (AIW). PewDiePie accepted the deal.
By the July 26, 2013 episode of Ignition, PewDiePie succeeded in defeating Adrian Blake off the distraction of the Second City Saints and entered the 15-man Royal Rumble main event at number fourteen and won after eliminating Vergil, proceeding into the tournament finals. At Rebellion, PewDiePie failed to win the Ultimate X Match, involving former ACW Intercontinental Champion James Griffin, former ACW United States Champion Dante and former ACW Television Champion Luke Smith, for the titles, all which were unified to become the ACW Phenomenal Championship (previously named the "ACW International Championship"), as Smith stole the belts from him with a low blow and a Blacksmith and was declared the winner after PewDiePie brought down the titles first.
At the ACW Brand Extension on August 2, 2013, PewDiePie was drafted to RAMPAGE.
Style of content Edit
The nature of PewDiePie's video content has been described by various outlets as goofy, energetic, obnoxious and filled with profanity. However, many of the same outlets concede that PewDiePie's content is genuine and unfiltered. Sarah Begley of Time said his clips contained "charismatic narration". Chris Reed of The Wall St. Cheat Sheet said it contained "off-the-cuff running commentary that's characterised by goofy jokes, profanity and loud outbursts." Another reporter noted PewDiePie's "chosen mode of sharing his critique happens to be ribald entertainment, an unmediated stream of blurted jokes, startled yelps, goofy voices, politically incorrect comments and pretty much nonstop profanity." Reed adds that these aspects of PewDiePie's videos are what critics find most abrasive, but what fans love the most. PewDiePie resorts occasionally to gameplay, resulting in silent or emotional commentary; his playthrough of The Last of Us, it was noted, left the usually vocal gamer speechless at the ending.
In 2016, he examined his older videos and while noting the stylistic changes he had undergone, he expressed specific regret for his casual use of words like gay or retarded in a derogatory sense. In December 2016, Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez wrote about his stylistic changes, explaining that "over the last year, the PewDiePie channel has also had an underlying friction, as Kjellberg slowly distances himself from many of the things that made him famous. He's doing fewer Let's Plays of horror games like Amnesia," and adding, "the PewDiePie of 2016 can still be immature, sure, but […] a defining aspect of recent PewDiePie videos is existential angst, as he describes the bleak reality of making content for a machine he cannot fully control or understand." On the technical aspect of his videos, PewDiePie spoke about how his early videos would feature raw footage, although he later began to dedicate time to edit his videos.
PewDiePie is known for his indistinctly loud voice and vulgar language, sometimes makes comments for his "senpai" to notice him and very strange and perverted and even can be a nuisance to some others. But if there are words to describe him, he would be: certifiably insane and weird, but full of heart and humble towards his friends and fan base.
Personal Life Edit
Kjellberg is originally from Sweden, but moved to Italy to live with his girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin; she is also a YouTube personality, formerly known on the website as CutiePieMarzia, but now known as simply Marzia. The two were introduced to each other through a friend of Bisognin's in 2011, and after establishing an online friendship, Kjellberg flew to Italy to meet her.
The two shuffled between Sweden and Italy, before settling in Brighton, Sussex, England. Kjellberg moved to the UK in July 2013 for better Internet connectivity. Kjellberg admits that he enjoys living in Brighton, as he is able to live in general anonymity, adding that one of the reasons he has not moved to Los Angeles is, "Anytime I'm there, people are constantly patting you on the back, telling you how great you are. It fucks with your brain. I started YouTube because I was bored, not to become famous." In June 2016, Kjellberg announced he had been evicted from his recording studio after his landlord confronted him for being too loud. On 30 December 2016, he announced that he had been evicted once again, and that he had moved into Club Penguin's old UK office.
Kjellberg has stated on his YouTube channel that he is an agnostic atheist.
In Wrestling Edit
Finishing moves Edit
- Bro-cution (FWE) / PewDieDriver (ACW) (Electric Chair Driver)
- Bro Fist / Sister Fister (Right-handed Knockout Hook (FWE) / Superman Punch (ACW))
- Critical Elbro Drop (Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop)
Signature moves Edit
- Barrel Buster (Full Nelson lifted and twisted into a Double Knee Gutbuster)
- Bob’s Spinning Power of Justice / Fidget Spinner (Corkscrew Senton Bomb)
- Bro / Sister Knuckle Shuffle (Running Delayed Fist Drop, with theatrics, sometimes diving from the top rope) – parodied from John Cena
- Broski Boot (Running Facewash) – adopted from Zack Ryder
- Corner Elbow Smash
- Dab on Dem Haters (Tilt-a-whirl Headscissors Takedown transitioned into a Neckscissors followed by a dab)
- Discus Clothesline
- Double High Knee from out of the corner, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
- Dropkick, sometimes from the top rope
- Elbro Drop (Diving Elbow Drop) – adopted from Zack Ryder
- Fabulous Makeover (Running Bulldog transitioned into a Facebreaker Knee Smash)
- Flying Forearm Smash
- Half Nelson dropped into a Neckbreaker
- Hangman's Neckbreaker
- I Believe I Can Fly (Suicide Somersault Senton)
- Inverted Atomic Drop
- Leaping Clothesline
- Lifting Inverted DDT
- Multiple Suplex variations
- Fisherman, sometimes as a release
- Side Belly-to-belly
- Vertical, sometimes while delaying
- Notice Me Senpai (Bronco Buster, with theatrics)
- PewDieCanrana (Hurricanrana)
- Ridin’ Dirty (Multiple Rolling Thunder variations)
- into a Monkey Flip
- into a Senton
- into a Splash
- Slingshot into a Neckbreaker Slam
- Rough Ryder (Jumping Leg Lariat) – adopted from Zack Ryder
- Running Front Dropkick, knocking the opponent into the turnbuckles
- Running Neck Snap to a seated or bent-over opponent
- Short-arm Lariat Takedown
- Sitout Hip Toss
- Slingshot Crossbody
- Spin-out Powerbomb, usually followed by the Bro Knuckle Shuffle
- Suck My Fame-Ass-er (Leg Drop Bulldog, sometimes from the top rope)
- Sunset Flip Powerbomb
- Tornado DDT
- Wrecking Meatball (Cannonball Senton, sometimes to standing opponent)
- "Leader of the Bro Army"
- "The Swedish YouTube Sensation"
- "The King of YouTube"
- "The Kazoo Kid"
- "The #1 Most Subscribed YouTuber"
Entrance themes Edit
- "Reality" by Jim Johnston (FWE)
- "Radio" by Downstait (FWE)
- "His Name is PewDiePie" by Roomie (ACW; July 26, 2013 – present / YVW; May 11, 2014 – present)
Championships and Accomplishments Edit
YouTube Viral Wrestling Edit
- YouTube Viral World Championship1 (4 times, current)
- YouTube Internet Championship (1 time)
- YouTube Cyberspace Championship (1 time)
- YouTube Worldwide Tag Team Championship2 (2 times) – with Cryaotic (1) and CinnamonToastKen (1)
- King of YouTube (2013)
- Internet Rumble (2012, 2016)
- Triple Crown Champion
- Grand Slam Champion
1 ^ During PewDiePie's first two reigns, it was known as the YouTube Viral Championship. His third reign and current fourth reign are as YouTube Viral World Champion.
2 ^ When PewDiePie first won the title, it was originally known as the YouTube Tag Team Championship while second was as YouTube Worldwide Tag Team Champion.