The Beetle was originally a masked crimefighter
from Smash City. He claims to have been bitten by a radioactive beetle when
he was but a nerdy college student. This gave him powers beyond those of mortal
men including the proportional strength of a beetle, an indestructible exoskeleton,
and 136 beetle senses to warn him of imminent danger. These claims have not
been verified, but his description matches an escapee from the Smash City
Home for the Sanity Challenged. Realizing his wrestling potential, Dick
Turpis invited The Beetle to be his tag team partner at Kickin' Ass on
the Grass. Wanted by the Smash City PD and hounded by the Canadian Mafia,
The Beetle jumped at the chance. He has since risen the ranks in the WWC to
become the World Heavyweight Champion with the help of his partner, a seemingly
inanimate chair dubbed the Beetlechair.
When GDP was elected President of the WWC, he forced The Beetle to team up with Hank Newcastle in a Loser Leaves Town tag team match. Due to the long history of bad blood between these two men, they lost the match and were kicked out of the WWC. Commissioner Travis Dale gave Hank and The Beetle one last match at Kickin' Ass on the Grass III, where he and Hank went out on top, defeating GDP and Major Threat.
After taking some time off, The Beetle got fed up with what was happening with the WWC title. He had lost it to Hot Pockets under dubious cirucumstances and had never got his chance to regain the gold. So, at Kickin' Ass on the Grass IV, The Beetle returned for a final time, fighting mad, to win back what was his.
Currently, The Beetle has returned to a life of crime fighting in Smash City. He still gets a little misty eyed if you start talking about the WWC.