From: Waitakere, West Auckland
Signature Moves: Chokeslam
Finishing Move: Double Choke Bomb
Accomplishments: IPW NZ Heavyweight Champion
At 6’ 10”, 140 kilograms, the awesome specimen Reuben de Jong casts a shadow over the rest of the IPW roster in a way no man has done before. With a physique that looks to be carved out of sheer granite, most in the company are intimidated just by looking at this man mountain. That was certainly the case the way he threw a dozen other men from the ring, without breaking a sweat, to earn himself an IPW contract.
But that’s not all there is to de Jong. With a storied history encompassing K-1 kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and movie and television stunt work, the reality is that Reuben has taken more than his fair share of hard knocks, yet still is in terrific shape and is ready for more.
With Justin Lane by his side, de Jong shocked all when he captured the IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship at Genesis 2010, decimating Vinny Dunn after he had just competed in a gruelling encounter with Alexander.