Name: Garrison Cade
Height: 6 foot 5
Weight: 261 pounds
From: Omaha, Neb.
Finishing Move: Top-Rope elbow drop
Career Highlights: Competing at WrestleMania XX
Garrison Cade is a throwback. His classic wrestling style reminds many fans of Barry Windham, Jack Brisco and Shawn Michaels all rolled into one. And there’s a reason why the young Nebraskan is so eclectic; he was trained by one of the best: HBK.
After graduating high school, Cade moved to San Antonio, Texas, and trained at Shawn Michaels’ Wrestling Academy. Almost immediately, his instructors believed that had all the physical and mental skills it would take to make it in WWE. They were right.
In June of last year, the 6-foot-5 rookie made a good first impression by defeating Lance Storm on RAW. Soon thereafter, he formed a tag team with Mark Jindrak, and came close to winning the World Tag Team Championship on several occasions. At WrestleMania XX, the pair vied for the titles in a Fatal Four-Way contest, but came up short. Just two weeks later, Jindrak was drafted to SmackDown!, and Cade found himself alone, once again.
At Backlash, Cade took on the arrogant Jonathan Coachman as his personal confidant, and the two began making life awful tough for various RAW Superstars, until an injury sidelined the hot prospect. And while there’s no doubt that Cade has a bright future ahead of him as a singles competitor, following in his mentor’s path may prove to be an unenviable task.