Daniel Marshall Wheeler (born May 17, 1987) is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Dash Wilder. Along with Scott Dawson, he is one half of the former two time NXT Tag Team Champions, The Revival.
Wheeler as Steven Walters in 2012
|Birth name||Daniel Marshall Wheeler|
May 17, 1987 |
Raleigh, North Carolina,
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Daniel Wheeler
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed weight||223 lb (101 kg)|
|Billed from||Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina|
|Trained by||WWE Performance Center|
Wheeler was born on May 17, 1987, in Asheville, North Carolina.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Early career and independent circuit (2005–2014)Edit
Debuting in 2005, Wheeler wrestled extensively on the United States independent circuit under the ring name Steven Walters. He most notably appeared for NWA Anarchy, where he won both the NWA Anarchy Television Championship and the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship, and for numerous other promotions such as OMEGA Championship Wrestling, Resistance Pro Wrestling and Dragon Gate USA. Wheeler also performed internationally for promotions such as All Star Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling and Pro Wrestling ZERO1.
Wheeler signed with WWE in 2014 and reported to the WWE Performance Center, taking the ring name Dash Wilder. He immediately formed a tag-team with Scott Dawson, with the two performing extensively at live events under the name The Mechanics. The duo made their debut on the July 17, 2014 episode of NXT, losing to Bull Dempsey and Mojo Rawley. The duo made only one further televised appearance in 2014, losing to Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady on the October 23 episode of NXT, but continued to wrestle extensively at house shows.
Dawson and Wilder's team resurfaced and picked up their first televised win on the July 29, 2015 episode of NXT, defeating Amore and Cassady. The duo were involved in an 8-man tag-team match that was taped prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Dawson and Wilder were defeated in the semi-finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic by eventual winners Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor. On the October 21 episode of NXT, The Mechanics' ring name was changed to Dash and Dawson. The duo would go on win the NXT Tag Team Championship from The Vaudevillains on the November 11 episode of NXT. They subsequently defended the titles against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady at NXT TakeOver: London. Beginning in February 2016, the duo began performing under the team name The Revival. The two made their main roster debuts on March 12, 2016 at Roadblock, again successfully defending their championships against Amore and Cassady. On April 1 at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, The Revival lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) but the two won back the titles from American Alpha two months later at NXT TakeOver: The End. At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, The Revival retained the titles against Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. In a rematch at NXT Takeover: Toronto, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano won the NXT Tag Team Championship in a 2 out of 3 falls match. At NXT TakeOver: Orlando, Wilder and Dawson lost to The Authors of Pain in a triple threat match for the NXT Tag Team Championship, also involving DIY.
On the April 3 episode of Raw, The Revival answered an open challenge issued by The New Day. The Revival would defeat The New Day, and afterwards attacked Kofi Kingston, who was not participating in the match. On April 14, Dash Wilder fractured his jaw during an NXT match in Spartanburg, South Carolina against Hideo Itami and Shinsuke Nakamura which required surgery and would keep him out of action for eight weeks. Wilder returned to in ring competition on the June 26 taping of Main Event aired on June 30, teaming with Dawson to defeat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows by pinfall. He would lose twice to Heath Slater on Main Event, on the September 22 and the October 6 episodes. WWE announced that Dash Wilder was going to face Goldust at the returning Starrcade live event on November 25. At Starrcade, he lost to Goldust (who appeared as Dustin Rhodes,) after a running bulldog.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- With Scott Dawson
- Double team finishing moves
- Shatter Machine (Flapjack (Dawson) / double knee facebreaker (Wilder) combination)
- Double team finishing moves
- "The Fever"
- "The Powder Keg"
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Anarchy Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- WrestleForce Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with John Skyler
- WWE NXT
- NXT Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Scott Dawson
- NXT Year-End Award (2 times)
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- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 1, 2016.