Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1977 in Long Island, New York) is an American professional wrestler as well as former professional football player. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling throughout the 2000s, under the ring name of "Primetime" Elix Skipper".
In August 2000 Skipper began performing under his real name, adopting the nickname "Primetime" and the catchphrases and mannerisms of athlete Deion Sanders. After interfering on behalf of Lance Storm in a bout between Storm and Mike Awesome on the August 14, 2000 episode of WCW Monday Nitro, Skipper was inducted into Storm's newly formed Team Canada faction, with Storm giving him the 100 Kilos and Under Championship (the renamed WCW Cruiserweight Championship). Despite his American nationality and his self-professed lack of knowledge about Canada, Skipper was billed as being a Canadian. He was also billed as a former Canadian Football League player, and wore a Grey Cup CFL Championship ring to the ring. Skipper retained the 100 Kilos and Under Championship until October 2, 2000, when Mike Sanders defeated him for the title and subsequently renamed it the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Throughout late 2000, Team Canada feuded with the Misfits In Action and Filthy Animals stables.
In early 2001, Skipper left Team Canada and began competing principally in the cruiserweight division. Throughout February and March 2001, Skipper teamed with Kid Romeo in an eight-team tournament to determine the first holders of the newly created WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship. Skipper and Romeo won the tournament by defeating Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr. in the tournament finals on March 18, 2001 at Greed, the final WCW pay-per-view event. On the March 26, 2001 episode of WCW Monday Nitro, Skipper and Romeo lost the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship to Kidman and Mysterio.
In late March 2001, World Championship Wrestling was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation, with a number of wrestlers, including Skipper, signed to developmental contracts.
Throughout the first half of 2003, Triple X feuded with America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm), winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship on three occasions. In the course of their reigns, all three members of Triple X were recognised as champions and any two members of the team were eligible to defend the titles, similar to the Fabulous Freebirds. Triple X disbanded in mid-2003 when Low-Ki left TNA to wrestle in Japan, and on June 25, 2003, America's Most Wanted defeated Skipper and Daniels in the first TNA steel cage match to conclude their feud.
Skipper left TNA in July 2003 as a result of a pay dispute, and performed in Japan until December 2003, when TNA offered him a new, more lucrative contract. Upon returning to TNA, Skipper took part in the America's X Cup Tournament and the World X Cup Tournament as a member of Team USA. Team USA won the World X Cup but were defeated in the finals of the America's X Cup by Team Mexico.
In July 2004, Skipper and Daniels reformed Triple X and began feuding with America's Most Wanted once more. In the course of the feud, Skipper and Chris Harris were paired together against NWA World Tag Team Champions The Naturals after their respective partners became unavailable. Despite struggling to cooperate with one another, Skipper and Harris defeated The Naturals. They held the titles for several weeks before losing them to Daniels and James Storm. After Daniels and Storm lost the titles to Team Canada, the feud between Triple X and America's Most Wanted resumed. America's Most Wanted went on to defeat Triple X in a last team standing match on November 7, 2004 at Victory Road 2004, with Skipper suffering a concussion in the course of the match. The feud culminated in a steel cage match on December 5, 2004 at Turning Point 2004, with the stipulation that the losing team be forced to disband. America's Most Wanted won the match, in the course of which Skipper delivered a frankensteiner to Harris from the top of the cage.
After separating, Skipper and Daniels began feuding with one another, with Skipper unsuccessfully challenging Daniels for the TNA X Division Championship at Lockdown 2005 on April 24, 2005. Skipper went on to compete in the X Division until joining Simon Diamond's Diamonds in the Rough faction in August 2005, forming a tag team with David Young. The Diamonds in the Rough competed in the tag team division throughout 2005. In December 2005, the Diamonds in the Rough exchanged heated words with Major League Baseball catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski gained his revenge on the Diamonds in the Rough by costing them a six man tag team match at TNA Turning Point 2005 on December 11, 2005.
The Diamonds in the Rough competed in the TNA tag team division throughout 2006, but received few high profile matches. In February 2007, both Skipper and Young left TNA after requesting their releases.
On July 15, 2007 at Victory Road, Skipper returned to TNA, looking noticeably smaller, competing in an Ultimate X match and reforming Triple X with Daniels and Low-Ki (now named Senshi).On July 19 iMPACT! Triple X won its return match against Serotonin. On the following iMPACT! Daniels and Senshi won a match against Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt with some outside interference from Skipper. After the match Triple X had a small altercation with the Motor City Machineguns who had been watching the match from ringside.
After Christopher Daniels was (kayfabe) fired because of his briefcase from the "feast or fired" match containing the pink slip, Skipper started tagging with Senshi. Senshi requested his release in January and was granted it. After that, Skipper appeared very rarely in TNA mostly jobbing in singles matches. He appeared sporadicaly and wrestled his last televised match in TNA in April, in a losing effort. He was released from his contract in May 2008.