Trevor Lee

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Trevor Lee
Trevor Lee X Division Champ BFG 17.jpg
Trevor Lee as the Impact X Division Champion in 2017
Birth nameTrevor Lee Caddell
Born (1993-09-30) September 30, 1993 (age 25)
Cameron, North Carolina, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Trevor Lee
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Billed weight215 lb (98 kg)[2]
Billed fromCameron, North Carolina[3]
Trained byJeff Rudd[1]
Jeff Hardy[1]
Matt Hardy[1]
Debut2007

Trevor Lee Caddell (born September 30, 1993)[4] is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE performing developmental territory on their NXT brand.[5] He is best known for his time in Impact Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) under the ring name Trevor Lee. He is a former three-time Impact X Division Champion, one-time Impact World Tag Team Champion with Brian Myers and one-time PWG Tag Team Champion with Andrew Everett.

After being trained by Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy, Lee wrestled for various independent promotions, including Global Force Wrestling, OMEGA Championship Wrestling and PWG before making his national debut for Impact Wrestling in 2015.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2014–2019)[edit]

Lee began his career working for numerous independent promotions, starting with CWF-Mid Atlantic in North Carolina. He then made his debut with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) on March 28, 2014, at Mystery Vortex II, losing to Andrew Everett in a three-way match also involving Cedric Alexander.[6] However, Lee received a big push in PWG, defeating the top names of the promotion. On July 26, 2014, at Eleven, Lee picked up a huge upset win by defeating three-time PWG World Champion, Kevin Steen in Steen's farewell match for the company.[7] Lee was one of 24 participants in the 2014 Battle of Los Angeles tournament. Lee defeated Cedric Alexander in the 1st round and Michael Elgin in the quarter-finals, before ultimately losing to Johnny Gargano in the semi-finals.[8] On October 17, 2014, at Untitled II, Lee defeated the longest reigning PWG World Champion in the title's history, Adam Cole.[9] On December 12, 2014, at Black Cole Sun, Lee defeated yet another PWG World Champion, Chris Hero.[10] On February 27, 2015, at From Out of Nowhere, Lee received his first shot at the PWG World Championship against Roderick Strong, but was unsuccessful in his attempt.[11] On May 22, 2015 Lee and Andrew Everett won the 2015 DDT4 tournament, defeating the PWG World Tag Team Champions The Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds and John Silver) in the finals to win the tournament and also the PWG World Tag Team Championship.[12] On June 26, 2015, at Mystery Vortex III, Lee and Everett lost the PWG World Tag Team Championship to The Young Bucks, following outside interference from PWG World Champion, Roderick Strong.[13] On July 24, at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's 12 year anniversary show, Threemendous IV, Trevor Lee defeated Tommaso Ciampa via Small Package Driver after a hard-hitting match.[14] He entered PWG's Battle Of Los Angeles tournament on the first night defeating Trent?. The second night he teamed up with Biff Busick and Andrew Everett to take on Mount Rushmore 2.0 (The Young Bucks and Super Dragon) on a six-man Guerrilla Warfare match, which his team lost. In the third night he lost in the second round of the tournament against Marty Scurll.

At PWG's All Star Weekend 11, he began to show heel traits such as cheap shotting opponents before matches and insulting the crowd. He achieved victory on both nights defeating Will Ospreay on night one, and Matt Sydal on night two. He entered the 2016 Battle of Los Angeles and made it all the way to the finals, a three-way elimination match where along with Marty Scurll eliminated Will Ospreay before once again tapping to Scurll's crossface chicken wing submission. On February 18, 2017, at Only Kings Understand Each Other, Lee defeat Cody Rhodes. Following that Lee started a losing streak for the rest of 2017 losing to the likes of Lio Rush, Keith Lee, Chuck Taylor and Ricochet.

Lee later entered into the 2017 edition of the Battle Of Los Angeles, getting eliminated in the first round by Donovan Dijak. At PWG All Star Weekend 14, Lee was defeated by Rey Horus on night one but defeated Morgan Webster on night two. In the 2018 Battle Of Los Angeles, Lee defeated Marko Stunt in the first round, then Brody King in the second round, but lost to Jeff Cobb in the semi finals. On October 19, at Smokey and the Bandido, Lee defeated Darby Allin. Lee wrestled at PWG's Hand of Doom on January 18, 2019 against the current champion Jeff Cobb in a losing effort. Following the match, Lee gave a farewell address to crowd as he is headed to WWE.[15]

Independent circuit (2014–2019)[edit]

Lee has also wrestled for other independent companies, including OMEGA Championship Wrestling, where on May 21, 2015, he won the OMEGA Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match that included his mentor Matt Hardy. On February 27, 2016, Lee - while wrestling at a CWF Mid-Atlantic event - defeated Roy Wilkins in one hour and forty-five minutes (105 minutes) to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship.[16]

At All American Wrestling's AAW Showdown 2018, Lee defeated DJ Z to win the AAW Heritage Championship. [17] On April 7, 2018, Lee unsuccessfully challenged ACH for the AAW Heavyweight Championship. On November 24, 2018 he wrestled ACH to a 60-min time limit draw for AAW. DJZ regained the Heritage Championship beating Lee on December 8, 2018. His first match of 2019 was a successful defense of his CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title against Cain Justice.[18]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / Impact Wrestling (2015–2019)[edit]

Trevor Lee (right) with Brian Myers in October 2015

Lee made his Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) debut on the August 12, 2015 episode of Impact Wrestling, where he teamed with Brian Myers as part of Team GFW and lost to The Wolves.[19] On the September 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, Lee and Myers defeated The Wolves in a rematch to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship[20] with help from Sonjay Dutt. The next week on the September 9, 2015 episode of Impact Westling they lost the title to The Wolves.[21] On October 4, at Bound for Glory, Lee and Myers had a rematch for the TNA World Tag Team Championship against The Wolves but were unsuccessful.

After a four-month hiatus; on February 2, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, Lee defeated Tigre Uno to win the TNA X Division Championship with the help from his new manager Gregory Shane Helms.[22] During the reign, he successfully retain his title against Tigre Uno in a two rematch, Eddie Edwards and DJZ. In April, Andrew Everett joined Lee and Helms, forming The Helms Dynasty. At Slammiversary, he lost his title against Eddie Edwards in a four-way who including Everett and DJZ. At Destination X, he lost a ladder match for #1 contendership to the X Division Championship. On October 2 at Bound for Glory, Lee unsuccessfully challenged DJZ for the X Division Championship. On the February 2, 2017 episode of Impact Wrestling, he defeated DJZ to win the TNA X Division Championship for the second time. The following week, Everett was attacked by Lee and Helms, and kicked out of The Helms Dynasty. On the April 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, Lee lost the X Division Championship to Low Ki in a Six Way match also including Everett, Sonjay Dutt, Dezmond Xavier and Suicide.

On the July 6 episode of Impact, he attacked new X Division Champion Sonjay Dutt after his match with Caleb Konley and stole the X Division Championship, declaring himself the new X Division Champion. He then began "defending" the X Division Championship against handpicked local competitors and even wrestled with the title around his waist. On the August 17 episode of Impact, Dutt retained his title against Trevor Lee after interference from returning Petey Williams. On the September 14 episode of Impact!, Caleb Konley would form an alliance with Lee where he would help him regain the X Division Championship in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Lee would go on to recruit former Helms Dynasty teammate Andrew Everett to face Sonjay Dutt, Petey Williams and Matt Sydal on the October 5 episode of Impact! in a losing effort.[23]

On the November 9, 2017 episode of Impact, Lee would lose the X Division Championship against Taiji Ishimori. In January 2018, Lee and Konley would start a feud against The Latin American Xchange, defeating them on January 11, thus earning a championship match that they lose. On the July 26 episode of Impact, Lee was defeated by Johnny Impact. On December 31, 2018, his contract with Impact Wrestling expired. To write him off television they did an angle where Killer Kross punched a concrete block through his face. This aired on the January 3, 2019 episode of Impact.[24]

WWE[edit]

NXT (2019-present)[edit]

After leaving Impact Wrestling, Lee revealed on January 12, 2019 at a CWF Mid-Atlantic show, that he signed a contract with WWE.[25] It was made official on February 11, 2019 as he begun working at the WWE Performance Center.[26] Shortly after he started appearing at NXT live events in the Florida area.[27] He made his Full Sail University debut in a dark match before the May 1 NXT television tapings, defeating Shane Strickland.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Lee is the son of Tracey Caddell, a professional wrestler and promoter, who died on July 29, 2018.[29]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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