Despite also being a karate black belt, Tom Dawkins’s first love was ballet. After years of being teased, Dawkins embraced the vitriol and morphed into Cara Noir, a half-bird, half-man of few words, and very bizarre actions.
Cara Noir earned himself a spot in the Brighton Championship Tournament in August 2018, but was defeated by Candy Floss - who he had tormented since his debut almost a year prior.
In an unexpected change of heart, Noir saved Candy from being decimated by Money vs Everybody - seemingly coming to his senses over the pain he had caused.
While Cara’s motivations are still ambiguous, his talent is not. His contest with ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey at Black Water 2018 - a spellbinding, hard-hitting affair laden with trademark Cara Noir eccentricity - was voted the RIPTIDE fans’ Match of the Year.
You never know what to expect with Cara Noir, but it’s unlikely you’ll forget it once you’ve seen it.
Watch Cara Noir matches:
Cara Noir vs Ashmore
RIPTIDE: Deep Six - 15th February 2019
Cara Noir vs ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey
RIPTIDE: Black Water - 2nd November 2018
Cara Noir vs Candy Floss
Brighton Championship Tournament - 2nd August 2018
Cara Noir vs Kid Lykos vs Jinny vs Adam Brooks vs Lucky Kid vs Veda Scott vs LK Mezinger vs Cara Noir vs Millie Mckenzie
RIPTIDE: International Waters - 6th July 2018
Cara Noir vs Chuck Mambo vs Veda Scott vs Roy Johnson vs Lion Kid (BCT Qualifier)
RIPTIDE: Deep Six - 2nd February 2018
Cara Noir vs Jack Sexsmith
RIPTIDE: Point Break - 3rd November 2017
Cara Noir vs Lion Kid vs Session Moth Martina vs Candy Floss vs James Castle
RIPTIDE: The Storm - 6th October 2017
Buy Cara Noir merchandise
A range of Cara Noir merchandise can be bought over at Cara Noir’s webstore.
Official RIPTIDE Wrestling merchandise can be found here.