Jake Carter (wrestler)

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Jake Carter
Birth name Jesse Allen White
Born (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 31)[1][2]
Denver, Colorado, United States[1][2]
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Family Big Van Vader (father)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Jake Carter[3][4]
Jesse White[1]
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Billed weight 250 lb (110 kg)[3]
Billed from Scottsdale, Arizona[3]
Trained by Big Van Vader
Harley Race[1]
Florida Championship Wrestling
Debut 2009

Jesse Allen White[1] (born 19 April 1986)[1][2] is an American professional wrestler and former football player. During his time in WWE's developmental territories, he wrestled as Jake Carter. He is a second generation professional wrestler; his father, Leon White, competed in professional wrestling as Big Van Vader. He is also a former college football player, having played college football for the University of Oklahoma[2] before retiring due to injuries.[5]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

White, like his father (known in professional wrestling as Big Van Vader), first embarked on a football career before trying out at professional wrestling.[5] He joined the University of Oklahoma's football team in 2005, but hip and back injuries ended his career almost as soon as it began, but White stayed involved as a student coach for the team.[5]

White then moved on to training to become a professional wrestler under the tutelage of his father.[5] He wrestled matches in Japan while teaming with his father in 2010 and 2011.[6]


Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)[edit]

It was reported on April 30, 2011, that White had signed a developmental contract with WWE.[7]

White made his televised debut for WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, on the 18 March 2012 episode of FCW TV, where he was paired with Corey Graves.[8] On the 1 April FCW TV originally taped on 15 March, Carter won the Florida Tag Team Championship with Graves by defeating Bo Dallas and Husky Harris.[9] On the 22 April FCW TV, Carter and Graves retained their title against Mike Dalton and CJ Parker.[10] On the final FCW TV on 15 July, Carter and Graves defeated Dalton and Parker again to retain their title.[11]

NXT (2012–2013)[edit]

When WWE rebranded its FCW into NXT,[12] Carter's NXT television debut took place on the July 4 episode of the rebooted NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he and Graves defeated CJ Parker and Nick Rogers.[13] After a quiet dissociation from Graves, Carter would find himself winless in televised NXT matches, which even saw Graves himself defeating Carter on the January 23, 2013 episode of NXT.[14][15][16] Carter returned to NXT on May 30, 2013, where Carter and Brandon Traven faced Garrett Dylan and Scott Dawson in a losing effort. on the June 19 episode of NXT, Carter faced Xavier Woods in a losing effort. on September 12 episode of NXT, Carter faced Tensai in a losing effort, which turned out to be his final match with WWE.

In September 2013, White was released from his WWE contract.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d "Football Profile". Scout.com. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "WWE bio". 
  4. ^ "FCW Profile". FCW. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d Ward, Charles. "Sooner follows father’s steps". The Oklahoma Daily. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cagematch match listings". Cagematch. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Tedesco, Mike (30 April 2011). "WWE signs Vader's son to a developmental deal". WrestleView. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television report for 3/18: Cesaro/Steamboat FCW 15 title match; Kassius Ohno's FCW TV in ring dbut". PWInsider. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "Complete FCW Television spoilers for April". PWInsider. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "FCW TV RESULTS 4/22: Latest report from WWE Developmental – Sandow in-ring, Husky Harris, Conor O'Brian, FCW Tag Title match". 
  11. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW Television report 7/15: The series ends not with a whimper or a bang... it ends with a Knee Trembler". PWInsider. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  13. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 7/4 – Week 3: Chris Hero (Ohno) debuts, Vader's son, Bateman, six-man main event; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  14. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 9/26 - Week 15: Review of NXT on Hulu Plus experience, Steamboat vs. Ohno (Hero) main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  15. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 1/23: Tag Tournament begins, HBK appearance, Big E. in main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jake Carter during 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Champions Roll Call". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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