Burke is a natural athlete and skilled fighter, and though he talks a big game, his extraordinary background speaks for itself. With an amateur boxing record of 103-1 (102 knockouts), Burke is a deadly, stand-up striker with fast, heavy-hitting hands.
Elijah Burke arrived in WWE in July 2006 on SmackDown. In his debut match, Burke used a barrage of quick hits and weakening holds to earn arguably the first of certainly many victories in his WWE career. Toting his ruthless signature move, The Elijah Express, Burke brought his domination to ECW in November to wreak havoc on the other ECW Superstars.
The self-proclaimed "Paragon of Virtue" formed the New Breed (with Marcus Cor Von, Matt Striker and originally, Kevin Thorn) in early 2007 and waged war against Originals Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, Sabu and Sandman over control of ECW. CM Punk earned Burke's wrath when he infiltrated and tried to destroy the New Breed from within, and the two have had a heated rivalry ever since.
But the real object of Burke's desire is the ECW World Title, and he believes he is destined to wear the gold someday. And he is determined not to let anyone - especially a certain Straightedge Superstar - stand in his way.