Tex Benedict

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Tex Benedict
Birth name Darren Benedick
Born 2 March 1982
London, England, United Kingdom
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Tex Benedict
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Billed from London, Arizona, United States of America
Trained by NWA:UK Hammerlock
Justin Richards
Debut 1997
Retired 2008

Darren Benedick is an English retired British-American professional wrestler who worked for many independent promotions throughout the United Kingdom, mostly using a phony American character called Tex Benedict.[1] He is a former holder of the historic British Welterweight Championship.

Career[edit]

Tex Benedict began his wrestling career aged 15, with NWA:UK Hammerlock, in Kent making his debut against Sebastien P. Sterling. Tex learned under the tuition of former FWA champion Justin Richards.

Tex had worked regularly since 1997, in which time he has appeared for many promotions in the UK and in the United States of America. Tex has worked for All Star Wrestling, the FWA, British Championship Wrestling based in Scotland, Revolution British Wrestling, Combat Sports Federation and LDN Wrestling, as well as many other now defunct promotions. Tex has twice toured the United States of America where he wrestled for the National Wrestling League based in Maryland and for Chikara.

Whilst competing for British Championship Wrestling, Tex Benedict gained his first ever championship, by defeating "Thee" Drew Galloway to lift the vacant Cruiserweight title. Tex held this title for a record 2 years 109 days, before losing the title to Liam Thompson following interference from Lionheart. Tex Benedict was involved in the most memorable of storylines in British Championship Wrestling history, when he used a personal story that was on the front page of The Daily Record to launch a scathed attacked on Lionheart, who would wind up getting his own back in the harshest of ways by costing Tex Benedict his first title in professional wrestling.

In June 2006, Tex Benedict captured the British Welterweight Championship from Kid Regis in Walthamstow, London on an LDN show. Tex Benedict lost the British welterweight title against Travis on 20 September 2008 at the Victoria Halls in Hanley, Stoke. In September 2006, Tex Benedict won the LDN British Championship in Enfield. He held this title until January 2007, when "Notorious" Jon Ritchie defeated him.

Tex retired from the ring after losing a cage match to Travis in September 2008 in which he stated he would retire if he lost the match.

In June 26, 2016 he made his return to the ring as he worked for Scottish Wrestling Entertainment, losing to Ian Ambrose.[2]

Outside of Wrestling[edit]

Benedick moved to America to live with his fiance. He is now working in a charter school in America and is the soccer and basketball coach.

Championship and accomplishments[edit]

  • British Championship Wrestling
  • Cruiserweight Champion (1 time)
  • LDN British Champion (1 time)
  • Mountevans

Job titles[edit]

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