Aiden English

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Aiden English
Aiden English WWE Axxess 2014.jpg
Aiden English in April 2014.
Birth name Matt Rehwoldt
Born Chicago, Illinois, US[1]
Resides Winter Park, Florida, US
Spouse(s) Shaul Marie Guerrero
(Engaged)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Aiden English[2]
Matt Marquee[3]
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Billed weight 215 lb (98 kg)[2]
Billed from Chicago, Illinois[2]
Trained by WWE NXT[2]
Debut 2011

Matt Rehwoldt is an American professional wrestler. He is currently employed by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he wrestles for the developmental territory WWE NXT under the ring name Aiden English. His character is that of a self-described "artiste" who sings parodies of show tunes before, during and after his matches.[2][1][4]

Early life[edit]

Rehwoldt was born in Chicago, where he developed an interest in acting at an early age. By the age of 20, he had appeared in over 20 stage productions. After graduating from Lyons Township High School, Rehwoldt studied acting (with a focus on stage combat) at Columbia College Chicago, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2011–2012)[edit]

After graduating from college, Rehwoldt trained as a professional wrestler. He debuted on the Illinoisan independent circuit in late 2011 under the ring name "Matt Marquee". Rehwoldt wrestled for promotions such as Chicago Style Wrestling, where he formed a tag team named "The Ryte Stuff" with Barry Ryte.[3]

WWE[edit]

Developmental territories (2012–present)[edit]

In early 2012, Rehwoldt signed a contract with WWE. He was assigned to its developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling and given the ring name "Aiden English". English made his televised debut on the April 8, 2012 episode of FCW TV, teaming with Audrey Marie in an inter-gender tag team match against Rick Victor and Paige.[5]

In mid-2012, WWE rebranded FCW as WWE NXT.[6] English's television debut took place on the second episode of the rebooted NXT Wrestling taped at Full Sail University, where he was defeated by Leo Kruger.[7] Throughout the year, English was used as a jobber, losing to the likes of Bray Wyatt,[8] Ryback[9] and Big E Langston.[10] In his first match in 2013, on the May 29 episode of NXT Wrestling, English competed in a battle royal to determine the number one contender for the NXT Championship but was eliminated by Mason Ryan.[11] English scored his first win on the September 18 episode of NXT Wrestling, defeating Michael Q. Laurie.[12] A week later, on the September 25 episode of NXT Wrestling, English sang a parody version of the Major-General's Song from the musical The Pirates of Penzance while approaching the ring. English subsequently began singing before, during and after his matches.[1][13] Throughout the year, English scored a couple of wins over the likes of Jason Jordan[14] and Camacho.[15] In the beginning of 2014, English began a feud with Colin Cassady, losing to him on the January 1 episode of NXT Wrestling in a sing off[16] but later defeating him in several matches.[17][18][19]

In June 2014, English formed a tag team with Simon Gotch, known as "The Vaudevillains".[20] The Vaudevillains made their in-ring debut as a team on the June 19 episode, defeating Angelo Dawkins and Travis Tyler.[21] In August, The Vaudevillians participated in a tournament to determine the number one contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship, before losing to The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto) in the finals.[22] On the October 30 episode of NXT, The Vaudevillians won a tag team battle royal to become the number one contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship.[23] They received their title match at NXT Takeover: R Evolution against The Lucha Dragons, however they were unsuccessful.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2014, Rehwoldt announced his engagement to fellow professional wrestler Shaul Guerrero, the daughter of Vickie and Eddie Guerrero.[25]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • "The Artiste"[1]
    • "The Drama King"[36]
    • "The Man of Sophistication"[2]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet (independent circuit)
    • "Blast Out" by Quantum Tracks (2013)
    • "A Quicker Accomplishment" by Art Test Music (May 30, 2014–September 25, 2014; used while teaming with Simon Gotch)
    • "Voix De Ville" by CFO$ (October 2, 2014-present; used while teaming with Simon Gotch)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Saxton, Byron (November 27, 2013). "Perfect Playbill: The art behind 'The Artiste' Aiden English". WWE.com. WWE. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Aiden English". WWE.com. WWE. 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Laprade, Patrick (April 28, 2014). "The Top 10 prospects in NXT". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ Clapp, John (January 3, 2014). "WWE.com Editors' Debate: Who's the next WWE NXT breakout star?". WWE.com. WWE. Retrieved January 26, 2014. [T]he thespian-turned-threat has no qualms about launching into a show tune before, after or even during, a match. 
  5. ^ Brummitt, Matt. "Brummitt's FCW TV Report 4/8". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 6/27". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 7/11". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 9/26". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 10/3". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Results 5/29 & 6/5". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 9/18". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 9/25". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 10/30". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 11/13". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 1/8". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  17. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 1/8". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  18. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 2/12". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 4/17". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  20. ^ White, James (June 7, 2014). "WWE NXT report 6-6 Tampa". F4WOnline.com. Wrestling Observer. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT Report 6/19". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ James, Justin (September 4, 2014). "James's WWE NXT Report 9/4". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  23. ^ Melok, Bobby. (October 30, 2014). "WWE NXT results - Oct. 30, 2014: Sami Zayn tries to take down Titus O'Neil, tag teams battle for title opportunity". Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  24. ^ Clapp, John (December 11, 2014). "WWE NXT TakeOver: R Evolution results". WWE.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ Scherer, Dave (December 17, 2014). "Vickie and Eddie Guerrero's daughter Shaul engaged to NXT star". PWInsider.com. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  26. ^ Clapp, John (January 3, 2014). "WWE.com Editors' Debate: Who's the next WWE NXT breakout star?". WWE.com. WWE. Retrieved January 25, 2014. Take, for example, his signature move, The Director's Cut. English starts out by locking his foe in a hold resembling the Cobra Clutch before leaping high in the air and swinging his victim into a pulverizing side slam. 
  27. ^ James, Justin (June 20, 2014). "James's WWE NXT Report 6/19". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 20, 2014. Rolling senton from Gotch followed by a sweet second rope senton from English put it away. 
  28. ^ James, Justin (June 26, 2014). "James's WWE NXT Report 6/26". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 27, 2014. Rolling Senton from Gotch and a second rope senton from English ("That's a Wrap") end the match. 
  29. ^ Trionfo, Richard (September 18, 2013). "WWE NXT Report". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 25, 2014. Aiden with a leaping leg drop and then he waits for Michael to get back to his feet. 
  30. ^ Trionfo, Richard (September 25, 2013). "WWE NXT Report". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 25, 2014. English punches Dempsey and then he hits a leaping leg drop. 
  31. ^ Trionfo, Richard (November 20, 2013). "WWE NXT Report". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 25, 2014. English with a slam and he hits a leaping leg drop for a near fall. 
  32. ^ Howell, Nolan (March 20, 2014). "NXT: Sheamus returns to battle English". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved June 29, 2014. English pops up to land a neckbreaker that nearly gets the win. 
  33. ^ Howell, Nolan (April 28, 2014). "NXT: Kidd, Neville agree to rematch". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved June 6, 2014. Swinging neckbreaker connects to give English the first nearfall of the contest. 
  34. ^ Howell, Nolan (June 20, 2014). "NXT: Ascension rises as Kidd abandons Zayn". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved June 29, 2014. Swinging neckbreaker from English gets a nearfall. 
  35. ^ Zimmerman, Zach. "8/14 Zim's WWE NXT Live Coverage: Tyler Breeze vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship, Bayley vs. Sasha Banks to determine No. 1 Contender, and the Tag Tournament continues". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  36. ^ Trionfo, Richard (October 31, 2013). "WWE NXT Report". PWInsider.com. Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved January 25, 2014. Aiden English demands his spotlight. He sings as he makes his way to the ring and he calls himself the ‘Drama King’. 
  37. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2014". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 

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