Faith in 2010
|Birth name||Neil Andrew Horsfall|
29 April 1981 |
Colchester, Essex, England
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Lord Neil Faith
The Whitechapel Ripper
|Billed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Billed weight||268 lb (122 kg)|
|Billed from||Whitechapel, England|
|Trained by||Bruce Hart
New Japan Dojo
Faith was born in Colchester, Essex. He was raised in London and Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. He also attended the Thomas Adams High School in Wem, Shropshire. He played football and rugby in high school, being awarded the "most outstanding player" award by a regional football league. He studied kickboxing and was also a standout submission wrestler, competing in numerous shoot wrestling tournaments.
Professional wrestling career
In April 1999, Faith started training for professional wrestling in England at the Hammerlock Wrestling Academy. After leaving the Hammerlock Wrestling Academy he traveled to Florida to wrestle for BANG TV on Fox, Then in January 2002 he moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to train with the Hart family.
Faith made his Stampede Wrestling debut in 02.22.2002 beating "Highlander" Rob Roy with a spinning tombstone piledriver. He then went on to team with fellow British wrestler Rick Vain to feud with Bruce and Teddy Hart in tag team matches. After departing from Stampede Wrestling in April 2002, he traveled to Japan to train in the New Japan Dojo in Tokyo.
Faith returned to Europe where he wrestled on independent wrestling shows. In 2002 he wrestled P.N. News in Dublin, Ireland at the national basketball arena. In 2002 he continued to wrestle all over Europe where he filmed a documentary called Ultimate Warriors on The Bravo Channel and appeared regularly on The Wrestling Channel on SKY TV.
Faith returned to Florida to wrestle for Dory Funk Jr.'s BANG TV show on Fox and Throwdown on The Brighthouse network.
After leaving BANG TV He returned again to Europe where he Worked tours for NWA - UK and made it to the Semi-Finals of The NWA-UK 2003 King of the Ring tournament.
From 2003 to 2004, he wrestled all over Europe, In countries such as Germany, Ireland, Russia, Holland, Scotland, Wales and England. He wrestled his last match in Europe on 05.02.2005 appearing for Revolution British Wrestling in London.
In June 2005, he permanently moved to the United States where he began working for Southern Championship Wrestling and World Xtreme Wrestling's Rage TV, which airs on the brighthouse network in Central Florida and is owned and operated by WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan 
In October 2008, Faith had several WWE tryouts in Tampa, Florida. At Vintage Wrestling's first show, "Ignition", held in 2009 in Sanford, Florida, he wrestled in the main event against Jake "The Snake" Roberts. In December 2009, he started a tag team with Adam Windsor called European Union. Quickly after joining WXW they defeated tag team champions Hatchet City All-Stars to become the WXW Tag Team Champions
As of July 2010, The European Union are regularly listed in the top 5 Tag Teams in the state of Florida in polls ran by wrestling911.com and marcuspitts.com, they are also currently listed in the top 5 tag teams for NWA Florida/NWA Fusion as well. In 2010, Faith was also ranked #4 in the top 50 wrestlers in Florida poll by www.marcuspitt.com and www.wrestling911.com. He was also rated #8 in the top ten most hated wrestlers in Florida list in January 2011.
On September 11, 2010. The European Union defeated Los Ben Dejo's for the Vintage Wrestling Tag Team titles in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Faith was also listed as a trainer at the Hard Knocks Wrestling Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. In February 2012, Faith announced on his personal Facebook page that he was retiring from the wrestling business temporarily to focus on his businesses.
Faith married his current wife in 2005. They have a daughter together, born in 2006.
- Signature moves
- Sheik Mohammad Akbar
- Rico Moon
- Candi Lynn
- Phineas Pipwillow
- "Lord" Neil Faith
- The Whitechapel Ripper
Championships and accomplishments
- BANG TV European Championship (1 time)
- BANG TV Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Adam Windsor
- Dynamite Championship Wrestling
- DCW Heavyweight Championship
- First Class Championship Wrestling
- FCCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Main Event Championship Wrestling
- MECW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Vintage Wrestling
- Vintage Wrestling Tag Team Championship - with Adam Windsor
- Other titles
- SWF Tag Team Championship - with Adam Windsor
|2003||Ultimate Warriors||Himself||Television documentary|
|2011||Thomas Sterling Cole||Drifter 1|
- Colchester#Notable Colchestrians Notable Colchestrians
- German Website with Match Information on Neil Faith
- Vintage Wrestlings Spotlight on Neil Faith
- cagematch.net profile on Neil Faith
- Online World Of Wrestling Profile on Neil Faith
- 1Wrestling.com Article "the Great Britons" (Paragraph 30)
- NWA Global Rankings (Neil Faith #9)
- Neil Faith Facebook Fan Page
- Neil Faith IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4986501/maindetails
- Shropshire Life Article (Paragraph 20) http://shropshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/wems-greg-davies-makes-it-big-comedian-stand-up-comedy-31213
- Stampede Wrestling Results http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/stampede/
- PN News career highlights http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/p/p-n-news.html
- NWA-UK King of the Ring Final (results) http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=16835&page=2
- News: WXW on the brighthouse network http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2011/0428/539084/rob-van-dam/
- Ignition Results http://wrestlingnewscenter.blogspot.com/2009/04/vintage-wrestling-results-from-4-18-in.html
- WXW Results http://wxwwrestling.com/index.php/news/2010/05/
- Florida's top 50 wrestlers http://www.marcuspitt.com/2010/05/the-top-50-wrestlers-selected-by-the-pitt-is-here/
- 10 most hated wrestlers in Florida http://www.marcuspitt.com/2011/01/ten-most-hated-wrestlers-in-florida-january-2011
- Title History http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=1339&page=11
- Gerwick Wrestling News http://www.gerweck.net/2010/09/12/news-on-tna-tickets-roh-signing-weidman-and-more/
- List of wrestling schools http://www.wrestlingclothesline.com/Schools.htm
- Faiths personal facebook page https://www.facebook.com/neil.faith
- His real estate business site http://www.ocalasrealestate.com
- Interview with Neil Faith http://www.wrestling911.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5870