ROH Debut: 07/27/2014 Future of Honor 2
Standing 6-7 and weighing 270 pounds, Donovan Dijak appears to be the prototype for the future of pro wrestling. During his short time in Ring of Honor, however, Dijak has proved that he’s much more than a physical presence.
Possessing a rare mix of size, strength, athleticism and intelligence, Dijak impressed ROH officials with his amazing agility at an ROH tryout camp and earned a spot in the second Future of Honor show during the summer of 2014.
The New England native, who excelled in both football and basketball in college and earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice while training to be a pro wrestler, achieved his goal of joining the ROH roster by dominating the field and winning the 2015 Top Prospect Tournament.
Dijak earned a shot at ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal, but Lethal’s manager, Truth Martini stepped in before the match began. Martini said he saw a future for Dijak with The House of Truth.
Much to the dismay of the fans in attendance, Dijak accepted Martini’s offer to become the newest member of The House of Truth.
Martini teamed Dijak with Joey “Diesel” Daddiego with hopes of adding the ROH World Tag Team Championship to his stable, but the duo was unable to capture the gold.
After Dijak and Daddiego lost to ROH World Tag Team Champions War Machine in January 2016, Martini berated Dijak and said he was the weak link. Martini proceeded to slap Dijak and fire him from The House of Truth.
After disappearing for a couple months, Dijak made a dramatic return with Prince Nana by his side. Dijak shocked the wrestling world by attacking his former stablemate, Lethal, and then delivered a devastating kick to the head of Martini, who was carried off on a stretcher and Underwent neck surgery as a result of the blow.