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Heath Slater
Heath Slater WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg
Slater in March 2016
Birth name Heath Wallace Miller
Born (1983-07-15) July 15, 1983 (age 33)
Pineville, West Virginia, U.S.
Residence Fort Mill, South Carolina, U.S.
Spouse(s) Stephanie Miller (m. 2011)
Children 2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Heath Miller[1]
Heath Slater
Heath Wallace Miller Esq.[1]
Sebastian Slater[1]
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Billed weight 216 lb (98 kg)[2]
Billed from Pineville, West Virginia[2]
Trained by Curtis Hughes[1]
Debut August 2004[3]

Heath Wallace Miller (born July 15, 1983)[1] is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Heath Slater.

Miller began wrestling for WWE in 2006 and trained on its developmental territories Deep South Wrestling (DSW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) before appearing on the first season of NXT in 2010. He debuted on the main roster that same year as part of The Nexus and The Corre, becoming a three-time WWE Tag Team Championship with Justin Gabriel. After The Corre disbanded, Miller mainly wrestled as a jobber from 2011 to 2016, forming several teams and losing numerous feuds. He then entered a storyline which included him forming a partnership with Rhyno, where they later became the inaugural SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Miller is the first person to hold both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships.

Early life[edit]

Miller was born in Pineville, West Virginia.[1] He is an only child and was raised by his mother, stepfather, and grandparents.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Alliance (2004–2006)[edit]

Miller was initially trained at WWA4 Wrestling School and began to wrestle in WWA4 events, and also in numerous Georgia-based wrestling federations.

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE[edit]

Deep South Wrestling (2006–2007)[edit]

In December 2006, Miller signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling (DSW), a WWE developmental territory.

Florida Championship Wrestling (2007–2010)[edit]

Miller as the FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion in 2009

When the WWE ended its relationship with DSW in the spring of 2007, Miller was one of over twenty developmental wrestlers to be sent for further training at the new Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) territory. At a June 2007 FCW show, Miller appeared as the manager of fellow developmental talent Shawn McGrath under the name Heath Wallace Miller Esq., but he reverted to using his real name and resumed his singles career while continuing to manage McGrath.

In 2007, Miller was given a talk show called The Happy Hour during some FCW shows.[4] During one segment, Billy Kidman was the guest; Miller claimed to idolize Kidman but then commented that Kidman's career was declining. This created a feud and led to a series of matches between the two.[4] In January 2008, Miller started defending the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship on behalf of the champion Ted DiBiase, Jr., who was injured.[5] DiBiase soon forfeited the belt and Miller was declared the champion.[6]

Miller and his tag team partner Steve Lewington lost to John Morrison and The Miz for the WWE Tag Team Championship on February 15, 2008 at an FCW show. Miller and Lewington then advanced to the finals of a tournament for the inaugural Florida Tag Team Championship in February 2008. Miller and Lewington defeated Brandon Groom and Greg Jackson and The Thoroughbreds (Johnny Curtis and Kevin Kiley) to reach the finals.[7][8] On February 23, 2008, Miller and Lewington lost to The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Perez) in the finals.[5] On September 11, teaming with Joe Hennig, he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.[9] As champion, he changed his ring name to Sebastian Slater. On October 30, 2008, Slater and Hennig lost the title to The New Hart Foundation (Harry Smith and TJ Wilson) in Tampa, Florida.[9] He later returned from injury and defeated Justin Angel. On August 13, 2009, at the 50th FCW TV taping, Miller defeated Tyler Reks to become FCW Heavyweight Champion.[9][10] Slater lost the FCW Heavyweight Championship to Justin Gabriel in a two out of three falls match at the September 24, 2009 TV taping.[9][11]

The Nexus and The Corre (2010–2011)[edit]

Main articles: The Nexus and The Corre

On February 16, 2010, Miller, now using the ring name Heath Slater, was one of eight FCW wrestlers to compete on the first season of the new NXT show, with Christian as his storyline mentor. On the inaugural episode of NXT, Slater debuted as a face as he and Christian defeated Carlito and Michael Tarver in a tag team match. Two weeks later, Slater defeated Carlito, becoming the first NXT rookie to defeat a WWE pro. On the March 30 episode of NXT he came fourth out of eight rookies in the first Pros' Poll. On the April 6 episode, Slater won a keg-carrying contest against all other rookies. This resulted in him being in the main event that night, a match against Kane, which he lost. In an upset victory on April 20, Slater defeated Chris Jericho in the main event of NXT. However, Slater remained at fourth in the second Pros Poll, revealed on May 11. He was eliminated from NXT on May 25, coming in last in the Pros' Poll.

Slater (second from right) with the rest of The Nexus at SummerSlam

On the June 7 episode of Raw, Slater and the other season one NXT rookies established themselves as heels by interfering in the main event match between John Cena and CM Punk, attacking both competitors, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Justin Roberts before dismantling the ring area and surrounding equipment.[12] On the June 14 episode of Raw, the rookies (sans Daniel Bryan, who had been released from his contract) attacked General Manager Bret Hart, when he refused to give them contracts.[13] At the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view, the seven rookies interfered in the WWE Championship match, and as a result costing Cena the championship to Sheamus. The following week on Raw, Vince McMahon fired Hart and installed the Anonymous General Manager, who signed the seven season one NXT rookies to contracts.[14] The following week, the group was named The Nexus.[15] On the July 12 episode of Raw, The Nexus competed in their first match together, without Darren Young, a six–on–one handicap match against John Cena, which they won when Gabriel pinned Cena.[16] The Nexus continued to feud with Cena and the Raw roster, resulting in a seven-on-seven elimination tag team match at SummerSlam. Slater eliminated both Chris Jericho and Edge but was eliminated from the match by Daniel Bryan, with Team Cena winning the match.[17]

Slater at the 2010 Tribute to the Troops event

In October 2010, Cena was forced to join The Nexus as a result of losing to Barrett at Hell in a Cell and at Bragging Rights, Cena and David Otunga won the WWE Tag Team Championship.[18][19] On the October 25 episode of Raw, Barrett made a tag team match, with Gabriel and Slater facing Otunga and Cena for the championship. Gabriel and Slater won when Barrett ordered Otunga to allow Slater to pin him, winning the title.[20][21] Gabriel and Slater held the title for nearly two months, before losing it to Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a four-way elimination match also involving The Usos and Mark Henry and Yoshi Tatsu on the December 6 episode of Raw.[22] Gabriel and Slater received a championship rematch at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs but lost by disqualification when Nexus member Michael McGillicutty interfered.[23] On the January 10, 2011 episode of Raw, Gabriel and Slater refused to take part in new Nexus leader CM Punk's initiation and walked away from the group.[24]

The following day, at the January 11 taping of SmackDown, Gabriel and Slater helped their former leader Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson attack Big Show.[25][26] The following week, Gabriel, Slater, Barrett, and Jackson formed The Corre, and later that night Gabriel defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match, following interference from the other members of The Corre.[27][28] After winning a non-title match against the champions Kozlov and Marella on the February 4 episode of SmackDown, Gabriel and Slater received a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship two weeks later, but lost via disqualification when the other members of The Corre interfered.[29][30] They received a rematch at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on February 20 and defeated Marella and Kozlov to win the WWE Tag Team Championship for the second time.[31][32] The following night on Raw, Gabriel and Slater lost the championship to John Cena and The Miz, but won the championship back minutes later after Barrett invoked The Corre's rematch clause and The Miz quickly turned on Cena.[33][34] The Corre began a feud with Big Show and at WrestleMania XXVII, the team of Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston defeated The Corre.[35] At the April 19 taping of SmackDown, the duo of Gabriel and Slater lost the Tag Team Championship to the team of Kane and The Big Show. In a backstage segment following the match, Gabriel was attacked by Slater, who thought Gabriel blamed him for their loss. On the May 6, 2011 edition of SmackDown, Gabriel, Barrett and Slater attacked Jackson, removing him from the group. Barrett walked out on Gabriel and Slater in a 6-man tag team match against Jackson and The Usos on the June 10, 2011 edition of SmackDown, leading to Gabriel and Slater telling Barrett that The Corre was over.[36][37] Slater and Gabriel then started a feud with The Usos. On the June 17, 2011 episode of SmackDown, Gabriel and Slater were defeated by The Usos, later defeating them in a rematch on the June 24, 2011 edition. The next day, he and Gabriel were added to the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match.

Feud with the Legends (2011–2012)[edit]

They were again defeated by The Usos on the July 8, 2011 episode of SmackDown, having a visible disagreement and argument in the ring following the match. On the July 15, 2011 episode of SmackDown, Slater started a feud with Gabriel when he verbally berated him saying that Gabriel was holding him down. That same night, Slater lost to Gabriel.[38] At Money in the Bank on July 17, he and Gabriel participated in the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match, which was won by Daniel Bryan. On October 17, WWE suspended Slater due to a Wellness Violation for 30 days.[39]

WWE's returning veterans celebrate over a vanquished Slater on Raw 1000

On the June 11, 2012 episode of Raw, Slater began appearing in segments involving WWE veterans returning to Raw as a build-up to Raw's 1000th episode on July 23. 2012. In the segments, Slater would enter the ring and issue challenges to "the so-called legends" or "any former WWE champion", which resulted in him losing a series of squash matches, with the first two losses to Vader and Sycho Sid. He was further humiliated in a comedic segment by Roddy Piper, Wendi Richter and Cyndi Lauper. He defeated Doink the Clown on the July 2, 2012 edition of Raw, but following the match, Diamond Dallas Page came to the ring and performed the Diamond Cutter on Slater. On the July 9, 2012 episode of Raw, after losing to Sin Cara, Slater berated the audience and issued a challenge "to any former champion" and guaranteed he would defeat him; Bob Backlund accepted the challenge. Backlund forced Slater to submit to the crossface chickenwing, applying it after Slater submitted. In following matches Scotty 2 Hotty, Rikishi and Road Warrior Animal all defeated Slater in further squash matches.

On July 23, 2012, during the 1000th episode of Raw, he demanded a "no disqualifications, no countout" match and guaranteed his own victory. Lita responded to the challenge, however before the match could begin, Lita said she had "hired herself a little protection", after which APA emerged. Slater attempted to leave; however, he was forced back to the ring by all of the legends who had humiliated Slater in the preceding weeks on Raw. Lita performed a twist of fate on Slater, followed by a clothesline from hell by Bradshaw. Lita then pinned Slater after performing a moonsault. As Slater lay prone in the ring, the legends celebrated while Farooq taunted him with his catchphrase "Damn!".

3MB (2012–2014)[edit]

3MB in February 2013

On the September 21, 2012 episode of SmackDown, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal interfered in Slater's match against Brodus Clay by attacking Clay.[40] The trio later settled for the name of the Three Man Band, or 3MB for short.[41] Slater would then go on to become the brash and confident leader of the 3MB. From October 2012, 3MB racked up many wins against Team Co-Bro (Santino Marella and Zack Ryder) and the Usos, all of them due to illegal interference. At TLC, 3MB's winning streak came to an end at the hands of The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and the Brooklyn Brawler. The next night at the Slammy Awards, 3MB lost again to Miz, Del Rio, and Tommy Dreamer. McIntyre and Mahal often interfered in Slater's matches on Slater's behalf, defending the leader of the trio.[42][43][44] On the 20th Anniversary of Raw on January 14, 3MB won an Over the Top Challenge against Sheamus. Slater and McIntyre represented 3MB in the NXT Tag Team Championship tournament to crown the inaugural champions, but lost in the first round by Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey on the January 23 NXT.[45] He competed in the Royal Rumble coming from number 10, but was eliminated by John Cena. On the April 12 episode of SmackDown Slater, along with the rest of 3MB, attempted to ambush Triple H as he was addressing Brock Lesnar, however The Shield then came out and attacked them. On the April 15 episode on Raw, 3MB called out The Shield but instead, Brock Lesnar came out and attacked the three of them, delivering the F-5 on Slater twice on the barricade. Two weeks later on Raw, 3MB attacked The Shield, who would quickly turned the tables on them. Team Hell No came to the ring, seemingly to aid 3MB, but The Shield escaped and Team Hell No attacked 3MB instead. Over the next couple months, the group continued being used as partimers but mostly as jobbers, while doing that on the main brand TV shows they would feud with Zack Ryder on Superstars.

3MB at WrestleMania XXX in April 2014

On the November 11, 2013 edition of Raw, while on tour in the UK, 3MB changed their name to The Union Jacks, but were defeated by Santino Marella and Los Matadores. On the November 13, 2013 episode of Main Event, Slater and McIntyre would defeat The Prime Time Players. On the November 15, 2013 episode of SmackDown, The Union Jacks were defeated by R-Truth and The Prime Time Players. On the November 18, 2013 country music episode of Raw, 3MB competed as The Rhinestone Cowboys. McIntyre and Mahal lost to R-Truth and the debuting Xavier Woods in Nashville, Tennessee. Similarly, this trend of name changes continued to amount the group losses as they also lost to The Prime Time Players on SmackDown, as The Fabulous 3Birds, which was a play on legendary tag team, The Fabulous Freebirds. On the November 29, 2013 episode of SmackDown, they were billed as The Plymouth Rockers, a play on The Rockers tag team, even coming out to the Rockers' theme music and faced Los Matadores, along with their mascot, El Torito in a losing effort. Shortly after that match, Slater took time off from WWE to deal with personal issues. He returned on the January 6, 2014 edition of Raw, which saw 3MB defeated by Rikishi and Too Cool. On April 4, 2014, Slater broke his losing streak, picking up the win against Kofi Kingston on Supertars. At WrestleMania XXX, all three members entered the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and eliminated both The Great Khali and Xavier Woods as a unit, before all three were eliminated by Mark Henry. After WrestleMania, 3MB entered a feud with Los Matadores, which saw Hornswoggle ally himself with the trio so as to feud with El Torito. 3MB won their first match since December 2012 after Slater and McIntyre beat Los Matadores on the April 28, 2014 edition of Raw. On June 12, 2014, both Mahal and McIntyre were released from their WWE contracts, thus disbanding 3MB.[46]

Slater-Gator and Social Outcasts (2014–2016)[edit]

Slater-Gator in September 2014

On the June 16, 2014 edition of Raw, Slater showed signs of a face turn as he stood up to Rusev and Lana by responding to their anti-American promos. However, he was quickly defeated by Rusev, who applied the Accolade on Slater to get the win. On the June 26, 2014 episode of Superstars, Slater faced Adam Rose in a losing effort. On the July 11, 2014 edition of SmackDown, Slater teamed up with Titus O'Neil to face The Usos in a match which Usos won. At Battleground, Slater competed in a battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship; Slater managed to eliminate Cesaro but was then quickly eliminated by Sheamus. On the July 21, 2014 episode of Raw, Slater confronted Flo Rida about their previous confrontation. This resulted in Flo Rida once again pushing Slater to the ground. Slater then began to regularly team up with Titus O'Neil. On the July 29, 2014 episode of Main Event, Slater and O'Neil became known as "Slater Gator" and picked up their first win over Tyson Kidd and Zack Ryder.

On the August 4, 2014 episode of Raw, thanks to a distraction from Dean Ambrose, Slater scored an upset victory over Seth Rollins and he followed it up a week later with a count-out victory over Dolph Ziggler thanks to yet another distraction, this time from The Miz. During this period, Slater Gator also scored victories on Main Event over Los Matadores and Gold and Stardust. Slater's brief winning streak was ended when Slater Gator were defeated by Los Matadores on the August 25, 2014 edition of Raw. Slater Gator then began a feud with Adam Rose and his bunny, who has attacked Slater on many occasions. In his return to Raw on November 17, 2014, he returned in Uncle Sam attire and became the next victim against Rusev. Later at Survivor Series, Slater remained and Titus O'Neil lost to Adam Rose and The Bunny. In December 2014, a warrant for Slater's arrest was issued, rendering him inactive until all legal issues are resolved. The charges were dropped on January 15, 2015.[47] Slater returned to action in a dark match against Luke Harper on February 3, 2015. On the February 12, 2015 edition of SmackDown, Slater Gator competed in a tag team turmoil match, where they were quickly defeated by the team of Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns.

On the February 16, 2015 episode of Raw, O'Neil made a face turn and reformed the Prime Time Players with Darren Young, effectively disbanding Slater Gator. Later that night, Slater stated on social media, "I'm going to start focusing on ME!!! I'm better on my own... It's about time I get what I deserve," cementing their breakup.[48] Shortly afterwards, Slater debuted a shorter haircut. At WrestleMania 31, Slater competed in the 30-man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Big Show. Slater returned to the scenes on the April 20, 2015 edition of Raw when he was at catering, only to receive an RKO through the table by Randy Orton. On the May 28, 2015 edition of Superstars, Slater picked up a victory against Adam Rose. Slater would appear mostly on Superstars and Main Event losing to the likes of Fandango, Neville, R-Truth, and Zack Ryder. Slater started appearing on Raw, trying to answer John Cena's United States Championship Open Challenge, but was denied each week.

The Social Outcasts in April 2016

On the January 4, 2016 Raw, Slater debuted a new stable of himself, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose and Bo Dallas calling themselves "social outcasts". Slater went on to defeat Dolph Ziggler after interference from his stablemates.[49] On the January 11 episode of Raw, now billed as The Social Outcasts, the group would face The Wyatt Family to a no contest when Ryback got involved.[50] On the January 14 episode of SmackDown, the four defeated the team of Goldust, Damien Sandow, Jack Swagger and Zack Ryder in an eight-man tag match. On the February 15 episode of Raw, Slater defeated Zack Ryder with the help of The Social Outcasts. On April 3, Slater competed in the 3rd annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 but was eliminated. In May, The Social Outcasts began filming The Marine 5: Battleground, taking them out of action.[51]

The Social Outcasts returned on the June 27 episode of Raw, confronting Enzo Amore and Big Cass.[52] The following week on Raw, The Social Outcasts faced Enzo Amore and Big Cass in a losing effort.[53]

Teaming with Rhyno (2016–present)[edit]

I was shocked to hear the amount of support he mustered from the crowd...Slater is very clearly a valuable role-player, and it seems the crowd has a lot of respect for his work.

Pro Wrestling Torch writer Brandon LeClair after Slater's appearance on SmackDown in July 2016.[54]

While his fellow Social Outcast members got drafted by the end of the 2016 WWE draft, Slater was the only active Superstar not selected by either show.[55] Slater appeared on the July 26 episode of SmackDown, cutting a highly acclaimed worked shoot promo addressing the issue,[54][56] only to receive a Gore from a returning Rhyno shortly after.[57] The week after on Raw, Slater made an appearance where he and the returning Jinder Mahal demanded contracts. Raw General Manager Mick Foley informed the pair that they must compete in a match for a Raw contract, in which Mahal came out victorious.[58] On the August 9 episode of SmackDown, Slater failed to win a SmackDown contract when he lost against Rhyno. On the August 15 edition of Raw, Slater interrupted Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman to demand respect and was beat down by Lesnar.[59] The following night on SmackDown, Slater again was offered a contract if he defeated Randy Orton; Orton was disqualified for refusing to stop punching Slater but Slater's contract was taken away by Shane McMahon after a dazed Slater mistook him and Daniel Bryan for their Raw counterparts, Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley.[60] Despite not appearing at the event, WWE audiences chanted "we want Slater" during the brawl between Roman Reigns and Rusev at SummerSlam,[61][62] as well as the following night on Raw.[63][64]

Slater (right) and Rhyno after a victory in December 2016

On the August 23 episode of SmackDown, Slater interrupted the introduction of the new WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon offered Slater a SmackDown contract if he could find a partner and win the tag team title tournament. After struggling to find a partner, former opponent Rhyno approached Slater and agreed to be his partner, this would slowly transition Slater to a fan favorite for the first time since 2010.[65] Slater and Rhyno defeated the Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) in the first round[66] and The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) in the semi finals to advance to the final match at Backlash. At the pay-per-view, Slater and Rhyno defeated The Usos to become the inaugural SmackDown Tag Team Champions, with Slater winning his first championship in the WWE in over 5 years, with his last championship win back at 2011. With the win, Slater also earned a contract. They were nicknamed "Beauty and the Man Beast".[67][68] On the September 13 episode of SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno defeated The Ascension to successfully retain the titles in their first defense following Slater's official live contract signing.[69] On October 9 at No Mercy, Slater and Rhyno successfully defended the titles against The Usos.[70] On the October 11 episode of SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno saved Dolph Ziggler from being attacked by The Miz and The Spirit Squad. The following week on SmackDown, Ziggler, Slater and Rhyno where defeated by The Miz and The Spirit Squad in a six-man tag team match. On the October 25 episode of SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno would retain their titles against The Spirit Squad. At Survivor Series, Slater and Rhyno were the team captains for Team SmackDown in the 10–on–10 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination match, where they were defeated by Team Raw.[71] At TLC: Tables Ladders and Chairs, Slater and Rhyno's reign came to an end at 84 days after they were defeated by Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt. Two days later on SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno received their rematch, but failed to regain the titles. Afterwards on Talking Smack, the team hinted a break-up after Rhyno claimed he was "at the ring alone" and Slater pointed out that Rhyno was the one who got pinned, prompting Rhyno to walk out on Slater. The following week on SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno competed in a tag-team battle royal to determinate the #1 contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, in which Slater accidentally eliminated Rhyno before being eliminated himself. On the December 27 episode of SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno competed in a Four Corners Elimination match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, but were the first team eliminated by Orton and Luke Harper. On the January 31, 2017 episode of SmackDown, Slater and Rhyno answered American Alpha's (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) open challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, alongside every other tag team in SmackDown, and a brawl between all teams occurred, with American Alpha, and Slater and Rhyno being the two teams left standing in the ring.[72]

At Elimination Chamber the duo were the first entrants into the tag team turmoil match for the titles, eliminating Breezango and the Vaudevillians before being eliminated by the Usos.

Other media[edit]

Miller was one of the main cast members of The JBL and Renee Show from 2013 to 2015 on WWE.com, where he played "Big" Clem Layfield, a storyline nephew of John "Bradshaw" Layfield. He consistently appears on Xavier Woods' YouTube channel UpUpDownDown, where he plays video games alongside Woods and other WWE wrestlers. Miller is currently the host of WWE Game Night on WWE.com and WWE's YouTube channel.

Miller, as Heath Slater, is a playable character in the video games WWE '12, WWE '13, WWE 2K14, WWE 2K16 and WWE 2K17.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 The Marine 5: Battleground Cash

Web shows[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 The JBL and Cole Show Himself
2013–2015 The JBL and Renee Show Himself/"Big" Clem Layfield
2016–2017 WWE Game Night Himself (a.k.a. Mr. Miller)
2017 Southpaw Regional Wrestling Pelvis Wesley

Personal life[edit]

Miller is married and has two children.[73] He resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina.[74]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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