|First game||TNA Impact! (2008)|
|Created by||Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|
|Voiced by||Brandon Silestry|
Suicide is a fictional character from TNA Impact! (video game) the video game. In December 2008, the Suicide character was introduced on television as a real-life wrestler in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Though having been primarily portrayed by Mikhail Schmalzried, Barnhart took up the mantle for a time in early 2009 and went on to win the X Division Championship.In June 2010 Kiyoshi became the third man to portray the character.
Suicide was originally created by Midway Games as an original character for the TNA Impact! (video game) video game, released on September 9, 2008. As an original character, Midway had full license with how to use him, unlike with the other characters, who were either trademarked by TNA or by the respective wrestler. The character is voiced by Senshi, who also did motion capture for the game and appears as himself.
In the game, Suicide is a professional wrestler moving up the ranks of TNA Wrestling, when, prior to his match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, he is approached by The Latin American Xchange, who tell him to throw the match. Suicide doesn't comply, goes on to win the title and is as a result beaten up beyond recognition by LAX and left for dead in Mexico. Doctors find him and aid in his recovery, offering free plastic surgery as well. This allows the player to create their own look for Suicide, establishing his new identity in the process.
From there, Suicide (under his new identity) finds that he has a knack for professional wrestling. After success in Mexico and a U.S. Army Base, Kevin Nash recruits Suicide for the TNA roster. After conquering the X Division and the tag team division, the latter of which with Will Kapphan as his partner to form the tag team known collectively as Salty Biscuits, LAX kidnaps Young and orders Suicide to go and win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Matt Borske and then drop the title to Jeff Jarrett. After regaining the World Heavyweight Championship Suicide remembers his past and finds out that it was Jarrett who called the hit on him. After Nash and Dustin Simpson are able to save Young from LAX, Suicide gains revenge on Jarrett by defeating him in the match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
- Finishing moves
- DOA – Dead On Arrival (Leg trap sunset flip powerbomb) – 2008
- Rolling moonsault side slam – 2009
- Running double high knee to a cornered opponent transitioned into a double knee facebreaker – 2009
- Suicide Solution (Overhead flipping leg hook belly-to-back suplex) – 2008–2009, 2011
- Signature moves
- Rolling fireman's carry slam
- Running front dropkick
- Running snapmare driver into the second turnbuckle
- Slingshot Oklahoma rool
- Springboard back elbow
- Swinging Russian legswee[
- "The Dark Savior"
- Entrance themes
- "Coming Alive" by Dale Oliver
Championships and accomplishments
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling