The last character of my "Wrestling" series is the big bad Vulcano. I had the most fun designing him; I've always enjoyed creating villains.
With a name like Vulcano, my first instinct was to do something related to fire. And if you follow WWE, you'll immediately associate fire with the wrestler Kane. The first design I did mimic the famous wrestler's appearance: long hair, tall and dons a face mask. I felt that the solution was too much of a rip-off so I decided to explore other options. In the end I preferred the design with the Ultimate Warrior-like face paint and the Shishio (of Rurouni Kensin fame) burn scarred body.
I decided to drop the burn scars when I was colouring the character. The end result looked more like a blend between Ultimate Warrior and Triple-H.
"Vulcano is the reigning world champion after Ty was discharged from the federation for misconduct. While he may boost an impressive physique, his most valued asset as a wrestler is perhaps his brain. Ruthless and cunning, Vulcano has the unique ability to immediately read his opponent's strength and weakness in the ring. He managed to climb the ladder, defeating every wrestler except the then-champion, Ty. Unable to secure the title, Vulcano devised a devious plan that got Ty permanently banned from entering the ring. With him holding the belt, a new and dark era has begun."