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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.
Devlin in January 2018
|Born||March 15, 1990|
Bray, County Wicklow,
Republic of Ireland
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Aguila Artois|
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Trained by||Finn Bálor|
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. At the age of 21, Devlin spent six months wrestling in Japan.
In 2017, Devlin joined Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), where he wrestled Trent Seven for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship. Devlin lost the match and later had to have staples in the back of his head to close a wound sustained in the match.
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. Devlin defeated Danny Burch in the first round, advancing to the quarter finals, where he was defeated by Tyler Bate. Devlin also appeared at several WWE live shows. 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. 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.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Fight Factory Pro Wrestling
- Irish Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- British Championship Wrestling
- BCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sean South
- Pro Wrestling Zero1
- NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Shawn Guinness
- NWA Ireland
- NWA Ireland Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sir Michael W. Winchester
- Over The Top Wrestling
- Premier British Wrestling
- PBW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sean South
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
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