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James Michael Curtin is a British professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Drake Maverick. He is best known for his tenure in Impact Wrestling, under the ring name Rockstar Spud.
The original National Wrestling Federation (NWF) was a wrestling promotion based in Buffalo, New York and owned by promoter Pedro Martínez. It ran from 1970 to 1974. The promotion was then revived in 1986 by Robert Raskin. The revived promotion closed in 1994.
Tony Drake is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the short-lived Wrestling Society X. He currently competes on the independent circuit using the ring name Babi Slymm.
Drake Wuertz is an American professional wrestling referee and retired professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, on their developmental territory NXT, where he referees under his real name. He has worked for a number of major independent promotions under the ring name Drake Younger, including Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, EVOLVE, Dragon Gate USA, Chikara, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). He is known for his deathmatch wrestling style.
Top Rope Promotions is a North Eastern independent professional wrestling promotion based in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is the largest promotion in the Southern New England area rivaling other North Eastern promotions including Chaotic Wrestling, the Millennium Wrestling Federation and New England Championship Wrestling. Along with its head trainer Matt Hyson, their seminars have been hosted by Ring of Honor alumni Jamie Noble and A.J. Styles. A number of independent wrestlers competed in Yankee Pro Wrestling during their early careers including Amanda Storm, Andy Jaxx, DC Drake, Slyck Wagner Brown, Johnny Heartbreaker, Shark Boy, Christian York, Metal Maniac, Robbie Ellis, Rick Fuller and Dan "The Beast" Severn.
Don Clyde Drake is an American addictions counselor, retired professional wrestler and former promoter. He is best known for his appearances on the northeastern independent circuit under the ring name DC Drake.
Larry Winters was an American professional wrestler and trainer who competed in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and East Coast independent circuit during the 1980s and 90s. He has wrestled in the American Wrestling Association, the National Wrestling Alliance, National Wrestling Federation, Pro Wrestling USA and the World Wrestling Council. It was reported on several wrestling websites that Winters died due to a heart attack January 27, 2015.
Joseph Carl Bailey Jr. was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name J. C. Bailey. He wrestled for numerous American-based professional wrestling promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, and IWA East Coast.
Anthony Nese is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the 205 Live brand under the ring name Tony Nese.
Shaun Ricker is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Eli Drake. He is currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), where he is one half of the NWA World Tag Team Champions.
Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) was a California-based independent pro wrestling company owned and operated by Rick Bassman, that operated from 1999 to 2007.
The NXT Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American promotion WWE, currently defended on their NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live brands. It is contested in the promotion's cruiserweight division by wrestlers at a maximum weight of 205 lb (93 kg), the only active WWE championship with a weight limit. The current champion is Jordan Devlin from NXT UK, who is in his first reign; however, due to a travel ban as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an interim champion is serving as the titleholder in the United States until Devlin's return. El Hijo del Fantasma from NXT is the current interim champion in his first reign.
Joseph Conner Buckton is an English professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental brand NXT UK. He wrestles under the ring name Joseph Conners. In 2017 and 2018 he took part In UK Championship Tournament. Conners competed in many British wrestling promotions, most notably New Generation Wrestling (NGW) and What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW), where he was a one-time WCPW Champion.
205 Live is a brand of the U.S. based professional wrestling promotion WWE. Unlike other WWE brands, 205 Live is specifically centered on male wrestlers that are promoted as weighing 205 lbs. and under – designated by WWE as cruiserweights.
NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool was a professional wrestling show and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their NXT UK brand. It took place on 12 January 2019 at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, England and was streamed live on the WWE Network. It was the first event promoted under the NXT UK TakeOver chronology.
James Dowell is an English professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand under the ring name James Drake. He is a former NXT UK Tag Team Champion alongside Zack Gibson.
David Minton is an English professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on its NXT UK brand under the ring name Dave Mastiff.
The Grizzled Young Veterans are a British professional wrestling tag team consisting of James Drake and Zack Gibson. They are currently signed to the WWE, working under their NXT brand. Drake and Gibson are inaugural and the longest-reigning NXT UK Tag Team Champions. They are also three-time Progress Tag Team Champions.
Ashley Urbanski, better known under the ring name Shotzi Blackheart, is a Filipino-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where she performs on the NXT brand.