Flip Gordon

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Flip Gordon
Flip Gordon.jpg
Gordon in 2017
Birth nameTravis Gordon Lopes Jr.
Born (1991-12-12) December 12, 1991 (age 30)[1]
South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Flip Gordon
Travis Gordon
Chico El Luchador
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Billed weight208 lb (94 kg)[1]
Billed fromKalispell, Montana
Trained byBrian Fury[3]
DebutMay 6, 2015[3]

Travis Gordon Lopes Jr. (born December 12, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently working on the independent scene under the name Flip Gordon.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gordon trained under Brian Fury and the New England Pro Wrestling Academy.[4] He made his singles debut against Biff Busick on May 6, 2015.

Independent circuit (2016–2017)[edit]

He appeared for Chaotic Wrestling, where he won his first title during A Night Of Grand Slams on September 9, 2016, in a Six-Way Scramble match to gain the CW New England Championship.[5] He lost his title on February 3, 2017 against Mike Verna.[6] In 2016, Gordon debuted for Combat Zone Wrestling defeating Chuck Taylor, Steve Scott and Dan Barry.[7]

Ring of Honor (2017–2021)[edit]

Gordon signed a contract with Ring of Honor a month after his first match on the promotion, where he lost to Matt Sydal on April 8, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.[8] On December 15, 2017, at ROH's Final Battle Gordon teamed with Dragon Lee and Titan against The Young Bucks and Hangman Page for the ROH World 6-Man Tag Titles, but they were unsuccessful. On July 20, 2018, at ROH's Honor for All event, Nick Aldis defeated Gordon by submission to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, Cody Rhodes helped Gordon to his feet and teased booking him for the All In event before Bully Ray assaulted Gordon with a low blow.[9] On September 1, 2018, Gordon won the All In Over the Budget Battle Royal for the chance to challenge Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship the same night, which he did unsuccessfully.[10] In the Sea At Honor Tournament, Gordon defeated Jay Briscoe in the finals to win the tournament giving him a future ROH World Championship shot. At 2019's ROH Honor Reigns Supreme, Gordon was in a match against Tracy Williams; early in the match Gordon injured his knee bringing the match to a premature end.

In June 2019, at Best in the World, Gordon was revealed as the fourth member of Villain Enterprises by leader Marty Scurll after Villain Enterprises retained their ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship against Lifeblood. Gordon, alongside Scurll and fellow members Brody King and PCO, would attack Lifeblood, turning Gordon heel for the first time in his ROH career. It was announced in May 2020, that Gordon has signed a brand new multi-year deal with Ring of Honor.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2017-2018)[edit]

On September 16, 2017, Gordon made his debut with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, teaming with Volador Jr. and Carístico to defeat Kojima, Mephisto, and Último Guerrero at the CMLL 84th Anniversary Show.[11] He also wrestled several events during the week such as Puebla shows and Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday Arena México shows. Gordon would come back for CMLL's Gran Prix Internacional - Torneo Cibernético where his team would win.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2018-present)[edit]

In February 2018, Gordon wrestled for the Ring of Honor's and New Japan Pro-Wrestling's cross-promotional event, Honor Rising, where he would win a three-way match against Hiromu Takahashi & Kushida on Night One. He would lose a tag team match on Night Two, teaming with Ryusuke Taguchi against Los Ingobernables de Japon (Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi). In May 2018, Gordon was announced as one of the 16 participants in New Japan's annual Best of the Super Juniors tournament. He finished the tournament with three wins and four losses, failing to advance to the finals. After competing at the jointly promoted G1 Supercard, Gordon was announced as returning to the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. He would ultimately be unable to compete in the tournament due to visa issues.

Personal life[edit]

Lopes previously served six years as a member of the Army National Guard, working as a combat engineer with specialization in explosives training.[12] After completing his enlistment, Lopes was honorably discharged on May 1, 2018.[citation needed]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "T r a v i s – G o r d o n. c o m". travis-gordon.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Flip Gordon". Instagram. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Flip Gordon". CageMatch. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Flip Gordon | ROH Wrestling". www.rohwrestling.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Chaotic Wrestling Results 9.9.16: Lowell, MA – Cody Rhodes, RVD, Austin Aries, More". 411 Mania. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  6. ^ "CW". Cagematch. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Flip Gordon". CageMatch. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ring Of Honor Signs Travis "Flip" Gordon". WrestleFix. May 15, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Josiah MacDonald (July 21, 2018). "ROH Honor For All 2018: Nick Aldis vs. Flip Gordon Results And Grades". Daily DDT. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  10. ^ http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2018/0901/645418/all-in-live-coverage-cody-rhodes-faces-nick-aldis-for-the-nwa/
  11. ^ "Flip Gordon Victorious at CMLL's 84th Anniversary". Ring of Honor. September 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Flip Gordon | ROH Wrestling". www.rohwrestling.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Flip Gordon". WrestlingData.
  14. ^ "Fight Forever Men's World Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on June 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "NSPW Television Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on July 10, 2017.
  16. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2019 - the Internet Wrestling Database".
  17. ^ https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=121421
  18. ^ "Faction of the Year: Villain Enterprises". www.rohwrestling.com. January 15, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  19. ^ "WSW Tag Team Championship". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved June 24, 2019.

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