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Ace Whistler
Ace
Ace Whistler in 2017
Birth name Justin Michael Porteous
Born February 24, 1989
Boise, Idaho
Resides Sacramento, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Ace Whistler
Height 6' 3"
Weight 232 pounds
Billed from Sacramento, California
Trained By Jacoby Vingence
Everett Crede
Debut January 14, 2011

Justin Michael Porteous (born February 24, 1989) is an American professional wrestler signed to VALOR Wrestling, where he performs under the stage name Ace Whistler.

Early life

Justin Michael Porteous was born on February 24,1989 in Boise, Idaho. Growing up, he would be under constant supervision from his single mother and his grandparents. He would become infatuated with the world of professional wrestling at 4 years old. His passion for the sport would lead him to be an outsider in his school years. He would excel grade wise, but his social skills would be on a decline to the point where he was considered anti-social and an eventual danger to others by his middle school teachers. He would be forced into a theater program by his grandmother and mother in order to encourage him to become social.

In high school, his love for theater (specifically musicals), music ( bands such as: Kiss, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, and Soundgarden), and pro wrestling would drive him to becoming more interactive to the point where he befriended one of his teachers that was connected to a professional wrestling school in North Carolina ran by Total Xtreme Wrestling. From that school, he was trained by Jacoby Vingence and Everett Crede.

Professional wrestling career

Early Career

On January 14th, 2011, Ace Whistler would make his debut in Total Xtreme Wrestling during their annual Tribute to the Troops. He would go on to defeat Rob Hill during the event. Shortly after, he would be exclusive to their Animosity brand and would be in a battle royal that would crown the number one contender to the International championship. He would then go on to go under several losses from the likes of: Tyron Fedrick, Marcus Edwards,Darren Ziminsky, and the team of Maxwell Verdi and his trainer Jacoby Vingence (MAXimum Vingence).

Gen-Y

Gen-y-shirt-png design

Gen-Y Logo

During TXW's All Caged Up event, Whistler would team with Rick Rios to challenge MAXimum Vingence (Jacoby Vingence and Maxwell Verdi) in a Tornado Tag Team Hell in a Cell match for the recently vacated TXW Tag Team titles. The team would fall short, but it wouldn't be the last seen of Whistler that night. After the Elimination Chamber, Everett Crede would introduce Gen-Y to the world as they (Whistler, Edwards, and Dante Ordeal) attacked recently crowned TXW World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Da Kid.

On the following episode of Sacrifice, Gen-Y would continue their tactics as Whistler would issue an invitation to whoever would win the double debut match between Matt Mosley and Tyler Emerson. Later on the weeks, Gen-Y would attack Shameless shortly before a tag team match between SFA (Shannon Silveria and Shameless) and Gen-Y (Whistler and Tyler Emerson). Before the attack, Silveria would wager his TXW United States title in this match. The match would never come to be as Silveria would not participate in the match, forcing the referee to call the match a forfeit and crown Whistler as the new TXW United States Champion. During the main event of Jack Strider versus Everett Crede, SFA (Silveria, Verdi, Shameless, and Vingence) would attack Dante Ordeal as retaliation towards the attack against Shameless and the loss of Silveria's U.S. Championship. On the following episode of Sacrifice, Silveria would go on to brutalize Whistler in a Steel Cage match.

At TXW's Honor Glory Respect, Whistler would be put into a match for his United States Title against a mystery opponent. This opponent would be revealed to be the returning Robin Storm. During the contest, Whistler would resort to cowardly tactics that would result in a disqualification following the interference of fellow Gen-Y member Marcus Edwards. Whistler would not be seen until the Final Testimony III.

Before Final Testimony III, Whistler would be forced to relinquish his belt due to the merging of the TXW International Championship and TXW United States Championship into the TXW Universal Championship. He would end up being one of the two participants to crown the first ever TXW Universal champion with the other participant being a debuting Cameron Bash. At the event, he would lose to Cameron Bash but would win it at the Tribute to the Troops event.

Whistler for President

After the company's hiatus in 2012, Whistler would vacate the Universal Championship and be placed in a match to determine the first TXW Global Champion. He would end up defeating the other competitors and become the Global Champion. He would announce his aspirations for the future on the following episode of Sacrifice. His main aspiration being becoming president of the United States of America. With this aspiration being public, Whistler became more patriotic and debuted his Presidential theme at the Ultimatum event against A.C. Arthurs. He would end up defeating Arthurs after an illegal low blow followed by a roll up.

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On the Sacrifice following Ultimatum, he would rechristen the Global Championship into the TXW United States Championship and would announce his running mate: Matt Mosley. Whistler and Mosley would end up introducing one more member of the cabinet: Chip Cassidy. As the episodes went on, Whistler would target to those not from the United States, targeting specifically Kota Kenji. At TXW's Survival of the Sickest, Whistler would defend his title against Kenji and would retain after a Presidential Seal onto a steel chair.

Creative Caw Entertainment

On the inaugural episode of CCE Meltdown, Whistler would debut in the company after Everett Crede's victory over Raymond Waters, Easton Angeles, and Brandon Young. This would lead to a statement by Whistler on episode 2 of Meltdown to announce his intentions to become the first CCE Champion. He would be attacked by Baron Bishop later on and would sign a contract to fight Everett Crede at CCE's first CPV "Ascension". On Episode 4, Crede would come out and make things personal against Whistler (calling him by his real name and wishing he would be like the other rockstars and die at age 27). This would anger Whistler to the point where he would entice Crede to the stage and fight him. At Ascension, he would debut a new look (longer hair, tights, and sporting flashy entrance gear) and would be defeated by Crede. After the match, Crede would attack Whistler and celebrate his victory and his new title.

On Episode 5 of Meltdown, Whistler would return and would defeat Crede in a match for the CCE Title made by the new CCE General Manager Jordan Ashba. Shortly after, he would be stripped of the title and be placed in a match against Easton Angeles, Travis Jones, and Chris Andrews to crown the new CCE Champion. He would be attacked at the event by Desmond Cruise. Whistler would not appear for several episodes of Meltdown.

Whis-Ki Formation

Whistler would return on an episode of Meltdown as a part of a tag team with Ruki. The team called Whis-ki would be escorted by Chasity and would defeat Butch and Almakah Faiza in the first round and El Miedo and the Idiota in the second round of the CCE Tag Team Championship Tournament. This would place them in the finals against the Saints of Apostasy ( Matt Mosley and Curt Adler) at Relinquished. The company would close its doors shortly after episode X of Meltdown.

TXW's Return (2015)

When TXW returned in 2015, both Ace Whistler and Ruki became members of the roster. Ruki would become his manger until the Tag Team Division returned. Whistler was announced as one of the two participants ( the other being Desmond Cruise) in the United States Championship match on the return episode of Sacrifice. He would defeat Cruise and would move onto a rivalry with Lips. Lips would distract Whistler with various mindgames and would pin Whistler in a tag match on an episode of Sacrifice where Ace would team with Everett Crede and Lips would team with TXW World Champion Jacoby Vingence. He would face Lips at "Honor, Glory, Respect" and the match itself would experience technical issues. Ace would defeat Lips.

On an episode of Sacrifice, Whistler would compete against Deion Diam Demarco for the United States Championship and would lose it due to the distraction caused by THE S1NDICAT3 ( R4GNAROK and FRY3R) taking out Ruki. After the match, these men would attack Ace. The two teams would compete at "Back Into Your System" for the TXW Tag Team Championship. Whis-ki would defeat THE S1NDICAT3 to become the champions. However, the company would shut its doors after the event.

VALOR Wrestling

Ace Whistler was announced as a signee of VALOR Wrestling as a participant of the VALOR Championship Circuit. He would be defeated in the first round by new debut Reace Rolu on VALOR 1. On VALOR 3, Whistler saved Rolu from a post-match assault by Shannon Silveria. After vague messages from Shannon Silveria, the two were signed for a match at IGNITE 2017, which Whistler would win after Rolu's theme music distracted Silveria. On VALOR 5, Whistler once again came to Rolu's rescue, saving him from a post-match attack by 3 masked men.
Whistler Ignite Victory

Whistler celebrating after defeating Shannon Silveria at Ignite

Personal life

Ace currently resides in Sacramento, California but, also lives with Jordan Ashba in North Carolina. He has been best friends with Ashba since 2013 and would support her endeavors including her training to become a professional wrestler. Whistler would befriend Shannon Silveria as well and would become one of his closest friends to the point where Ashba, Whistler, and Silveria would develop a routine where they would have dinner together after shows. Whistler would live in North Carolina for a short while before TXW's return in 2015 ( helping Silveria with recruiting as well as production of the shows). He would also become one of the godfathers of both of Jordan's dogs and would often swing by the salon that Jordan and her mother currently operate.

Whistler on his off time focuses on supporting his family and friends : Ashba, Silveria, Deion Diamond, and Everett Crede. He also does freelance work in graphic design on the side.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Ace in the Hole (Spinning Neckbreaker) - 2011-2012
    • Shooting Star Elbow Drop - 2011-2011
    • Saving Ace ( Lifting Reverse DDT) - 2012
    • Lifting Reverse DDT - 2012
    • Presidential Seal (Butterfly DDT) - 2013
    • Frehely's Comet ( Impaler DDT) -2013-2014
    • The Chaser (Butterfly Facebuster) -2015-Current
  • Signature moves
    • Falcon Arrow
    • Bionic Elbow combination
    • Trifecta Elbow Drops
    • The Two Piece (Superplex into Falcon Arrow)
    • Pacemaker ( 10 Elbow Drop combination)
    • Shot of Whis-ki (Spinning Wheel Kick)
  • Tag Teams
    • Gen-Y ( with Everett Crede, Marcus Edwards, Tyler Emerson, and Rick Rios) -2011-2013
    • The Presidential Cabinet (with Matt Mosley and Chip Cassidy) -2013-2013
    • Whis-Ki (with Ruki) -2014-Current
  • Wrestlers managed
    • Ruki -2014-Current
  • Nicknames
    • "The Pace Setting Ace"
    • "Candidate for the 2016 Presidency"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Dirty Little Thing" by Adelita's Way (January 14,2011 - November 11,2012)
    • "Hail to the Chief" by TXW production ( December 13,2012 - April 10, 2013)
    • "Eyes of a Panther" by Steel Panther (June 10, 2013 - February 10, 2014)
    • "Smooth Up In Ya (Whis-ki Mix)" by Bullet Boys ( March 1,2014 - October 10th, 2016)
    • "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" by Emphatic (January 1,2017 - Current)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Total Xtreme Wrestling
    • TXW United States Champion (3 times)
    • TXW Universal Champion ( 2 time)
    • TXW Global Champion (1 time)
    • TXW Tag Team Champion (with Ruki (1 time))
  • Creative Caw Entertainment
    • CCE Champion (1 time)
VALOR Wrestling
Wrestlers Heavyweights Ace Whistler · Barry Stevens · Big Bronson · Bo Ring · Brent Delivine · Bryan Amir · Chris Andrews · Christian Carnage · Damian Morasko · Heraldry · Joey Legend · Joshua Phoenix · Mark Wight · Matt Walker · Maxwell Verdi · MISERA · N9NE · Ozkar Van Brett · Rev Caliber · Robin Storm · Sebastiaan Case · Shannon Silveria · Vibi
Cruiserweights Akamanto · ARIK · Brandon Young · Calvin Carter III · Easton Angeles · El Miedo · Eric Levine · Jacen Du Marias · Niles Ethen · Reace Rolu · Ruki · Wayne Level
Women of VALOR Elise La'Prez · Gin Merano · Helena Rose · Hiromi · Hollie · Jordan Ashba · Megan Star · Tesla Vendetta · Sky Garrett
Championships World Heavyweight (Gallery) · Cruiserweight (Gallery) · Women's (Gallery) · Deep South (Gallery)
Events Season 1 IGNITE · VALOR X