|Ring name(s)||Ricky Atlas
Big Ryck Hytz
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||277 lb (126 kg)|
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Billed weight||280 lb (130 kg)|
|Born||April 22, 1978
|Billed from||Harlem, New York|
|Trained by||FCW staff
Rycklon Stephens (born April 22, 1978) is an American bodybuilder and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he currently competes on the SmackDown Brand under the ring name Ezekiel Jackson and is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Professional Wrestling Career[change | edit source]
World Wrestling Entertainment[change | edit source]
Florida Championship Wrestling (2007–2008)[change | edit source]
On February 8, 2008 he competed with tag team partner Bryan Kelly in a tournament to face WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz. On May 6, 2008 he had his last match in FCW before being called up to the main WWE Roster on the SmackDown Brand
SmackDown - Managing The Brian Kendrick (2008-2009)[change | edit source]
On July 18, 2008, Stephens debuted on SmackDown as The Brian Kendrick's bodyguard under the ring name Ezekiel. A month later on August 8, his name was altered slightly to Ezekiel Jackson and was revealed to be Kendrick's "advisor". He then began interfering in matches against Jeff Hardy, Finlay and Triple H.
On the October 17, 2008 he made his in-ring debut by beating Super Crazy, replacing a supposedly "sick", Kendrick. In late 2008 he began to team with Kendrick against WWE Tag Team Champions The Colóns (Carlit and Primo), they proved unsuccessful in getting the titles.
On February 13, 2009 he had his first defeat when he faced R-Truth. On April 3, 2009 he made his final appearance on WWE SmackDown, when he faced Jeff Hardy and lost.
ECW - Alliance With William Regal (2009-2010)[change | edit source]
On April 15, 2009, he was drafted to the ECW brand as part of the 2009 WWE Draft, breaking up the team of himself and Kendrick. He made his first ECW appearance on July 9, 2009 by defeating Jack Meridol. On August 18 he formed an alliance with William Regal and Vladimir Kozlov by betraying the ECW Champion Christian during a tag team match in which he teamed with Christian. When ECW ended Ezekiel Jackson went to the Raw brand.
References[change | edit source]
- "Ezekiel Jackson profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/e/ezekiel-jackson.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.