WRESTLER NAME: Major Thom
NICKNAMES: The Vet
WEIGHT: 324 lbs
CATCHPHRASE: “Sweet dreams, son.”
ENTRANCE SONG: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath
BIOGRAPHY:Thomas Shaffer was a military officer attached to the Office of Strategic Services. He was a very practical-minded man whose quiet nature could easily be mistaken for stupidity. In truth, he was quite intelligent, and highly skilled at sabotage, counterintelligence operations and stealth; attributes that swiftly promoted him to the rank of ‘Major’. However, after an episode serving as commander of the task force in Helmand Province left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, Shaffer’s behaviour became unnaturally aggressive, and – following a serious incident involving the sudden death of a member of his platoon – Shaffer was put on the stand and trialled by court-martial in the fall of 2007. He was found guilty of jingoism, abuse, assault, contempt of court, tampering of evidence and indirect murder.