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Jordan Devlin (born March 15, 1990) is an Irish professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental territory NXT UK and also working for various independent companies in Europe.

Jordan Devlin
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Devlin in January 2018
Born (1990-03-15) March 15, 1990 (age 29)
Bray, County Wicklow,
Republic of Ireland[1]
ResidenceBray, Ireland
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aguila Artois
Aguila II[2]
Frank David
Jordan Devlin
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed weight180 lb (82 kg)[1]
Trained byFinn Bálor

Early lifeEdit

Devlin is from Bray, County Wicklow. He was educated at C.B.C. Monkstown and went to third level at University College Dublin, graduating with a B.A..

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2006–Present)Edit

Beginning when he was 12 years old, Devlin was trained to be a professional wrestler by Fergal Devitt (also known as Finn Bálor) and Paul Tracey.[1][3] At the age of 21, Devlin spent six months wrestling in Japan.[3]

Devlin is the inaugural Over The Top Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion having defeated Mark Haskins in December 2017. He was defeated by WALTER for the title on August 18, 2018.

In 2017, Devlin joined Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), where he wrestled Trent Seven for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.[4] Devlin lost the match and later had to have staples in the back of his head to close a wound sustained in the match.[4]

WWE (2017, 2018-present)Edit

On December 15, 2016, Devlin was announced as one of 16 men competing in the first ever United Kingdom Championship Tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion on January 14 and 15, 2017.[5] Devlin defeated Danny Burch in the first round, advancing to the quarter finals, where he was defeated by Tyler Bate.[6][7] Devlin also appeared at several WWE live shows.[8] On May 18, 2018, WWE announced via their YouTube channel that Devlin would be one of 16 contestants in the second annual United Kingdom Championship Tournament.[9] He would defeat Tyson T-Bone in the first round, but lost to Flash Morgan Webster in round two.

After some disagreements in the episodes of NXT UK, a fight against Travis Banks was agreed in NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool. However, that night both competitors attacked each other before the bell was hit, with Banks being the most affected. Devlin, getting into the ring, referred to himself as Ireland's best fighter. He was interrupted by the general manager of the brand, Johnny Saint, who went out to agree a fight against an unknown fighter who turned out to be Finn Bálor, who took victory with a coup de grace.

On January 26th and 27th, Devlin participated in the Worlds Collide tournament which featured superstars from NXT, 205 Live, and NXT UK. He won a 15-man battle royal to earn a bye in the first round. He defeated Drew Gulak in the quarterfinals while being eliminated by Velveteen Dream in the semifinals.

Other mediaEdit

 
Devlin in 2018

In May 2017, Devlin appeared in Finn Bálor's WWE WWE 24 network special.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jordan Devlin". WWE. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Jordan Devlin". CageMatch.
  3. ^ a b Ruse, David (7 January 2017). "WWE: Jordan Devlin on Finn Balor and UK Championship Tournament". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Jordan Devlin". Insane Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  5. ^ "First-ever United Kingdom Champion to be crowned in January". WWE. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  6. ^ Soucek, Andrew. "SOUCEK'S WWE UK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT REPORT 1/14: Ongoing coverage of night one of UK Championship tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Soucek, Andrew. "SOUCEK'S WWE UK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT REPORT 1/15: Ongoing coverage of night two of UK Championship tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Corby, Donagh (23 February 2017). "WWE add Irish star Jordan Devlin to huge Dublin show at the 3 Arena". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkeo8Ickg4
  10. ^ "Irish Junior Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com.
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "BCW Tag Team Championship". CageMatch.
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "NWA Ireland Tag Team Championship". CageMatch.
  13. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "OTT No Limits Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  14. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "PBW Tag Team Championship". CageMatch.
  15. ^ "PWI 500: 2017". Cagematch. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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