James Tighe

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James Tighe
James Tighe.jpg
Tighe in 2004
Born (1982-03-27) 27 March 1982 (age 35)
Chichester, West Sussex
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) James Tighe
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Billed from Portsmouth, Hampshire
Trained by Mark Sloan
Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Debut October 28, 2000

James Tighe[1] (born 27 March 1982) is a semi-retired English professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with Frontier Wrestling Alliance. He currently competes around the United Kingdom.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

In the FWA, Tighe was always billed as the 'first son' of the FWA Academy, having been the first wrestler to graduate. He won a tournament to become the first FWA Academy champion, beating Eamon Shrahan. Shrahan would beat Tighe a few months later to become the champion.

In the latter half of 2004, Tighe was engaged in a brief feud with AJ Styles. Tighe defeated Styles at FWA Vendetta 2004 by disqualification, only to be defeated in turn at FWA British Uprising III in a 30-min Iron Man Match.

James Tighe also appeared on International Showdown in March 2005, teaming with then GHC Tag Team Champions Doug Williams and Scorpio to win a 6-man tag team match against Tiger Emperor, Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa.

In February 2010, Tighe competed in a 2-falls-to-a-finish match which consisted of 6 5-minute rounds against Joel Redman for the Devon Wrestling Association in Teignmouth, UK. He lost by two falls to one, by disqualification when Redman had the referee believe that Tighe had used a steel chair.

Tighe also played a part in training former WWE and current TNA, ICW, PWG and EVOLVE wrestler Drew Galloway.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • FWA Academy
    • FWA Academy Championship (1 time)[2]
  • Italian Championship Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked James Tighe # 237 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2004
  • Ultimate Championship Wrestling
    • UCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestle Zone Wrestling
    • WZW Interpromotional Championship (1 time)[4]
  • Other titles
    • PWC Championship (2 times)
    • Purple Belt - Dynamics CRM (1 time)


  1. ^ "James Tighe". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "FWA/XWA Title Histories". Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Italian Championship Wrestling Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Wrestle Zone Wrestling Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 

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