Tyler Bate

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Tyler Bate
Tyler Bate 2018 (cropped).jpg
Bate in April 2018
Born (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 23)
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
ResidenceWolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Arthur Klauser-Saxon[1]
Tyler Bate[2]
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Billed weight175 lb (79 kg)[2]
Billed fromDudley, England
Trained byDave Mastiff[2]
Trent Seven[2]
Debut2012

Tyler Bate (born 7 March 1997) is an English professional wrestler He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT UK and NXT brands. He is a former WWE United Kingdom Champion and NXT Tag Team Champion. As well as being only one of three teenage champions, his win of the United Kingdom Championship at age 19 made him the youngest singles champion in WWE history, and its youngest inaugural champion.[3] He and Trent Seven form the tag team "Moustache Mountain" and have collectively held the RPW Undisputed British Tag Team Championship in Revolution Pro Wrestling, the Progress Tag Team Championship in Progress Wrestling, the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas in Chikara, and the NXT Tag Team Championship. Bate, Seven, and Pete Dunne collectively form "British Strong Style".

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Preston City Wrestling (2014–2015)[edit]

Bate debuted in Preston City Wrestling as "The Iron Master" Tyler Bate at PCW Fright Night III, competing unsuccessfully in a 4-way match also featuring Charlie Garrett, Rich Swann and Zack Gibson. Bate returned to PCW at Shooting Star in January 2015, aligning himself with The Hunter Brothers and Ryan Smile. Bate and his team were then defeated by Pete Dunne, Damian Dunne, Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews.[4]

Chikara (2015–2017)[edit]

In early 2015, Bate, alongside Trent Seven, debuted in American promotion Chikara as part of their tour of the United Kingdom, defeating The Hunter Brothers in a dark match on 3 April[5] and losing to the Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster and Blaster McMassive) in another dark match on 6 April.[6] In their final dark match on the tour, Seven and Bate teamed with Clint Margera to take on Pete Dunne, Damian Dunne and Jimmy Havoc in a losing effort.[7] Bate teamed with Seven and Dan Moloney at that year's King of Trios as Team Fight Club: Pro, making it to the semi-finals before being eliminated by the Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson).[8] In 2016, Seven and Bate began competing more regularly in Chikara, and on 21 August, they defeated Los Ice Creams (Hijo Del Ice Cream and Ice Cream Jr.), N_R_G (Hype Rockwell and Race Jaxon) and The Devastation Corporation to win the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas.[9] They were stripped of the title during Chikara's secret season 16.

Bate returned to Chikara on 1 September 2017, when he, Trent Seven and Pete Dunne, billed collectively as "House Strong Style", entered the 2017 King of Trios, defeating House Whitewolf (A-Kid, Adam Chase and Zayas) in their first round match.[10] Over the next two days, House Strong Style defeated House Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield, Mark Angelosetti and Simon Grimm) in the quarterfinals,[11] House Rot (Frightmare, Hallowicked and Kobald) via forfeit in the semifinals and House Sendai Girls (Cassandra Miyagi, Dash Chisako and Meiko Satomura) in the finals to win the 2017 King of Trios.[12]

Progress Wrestling (2016–2019)[edit]

Bate debuted in Progress Wrestling at Chapter 22, losing to William Eaver in a Natural Progression Series quarter final match. His first appearance in Progress alongside Trent Seven as Moustache Mountain was in a loss to Damian and Pete Dunne at Chapter 28.[13] At Chapter 33, Moustache Mountain split after Seven turned heel, attacking Bate and aligning with Pete Dunne to form British Strong Style.[14] At Chapter 39, Bate returned to Progress, attacking Jimmy Havoc during a seven-man elimination match for the vacant Progress World Championship, turning heel and aligning himself with Seven and Dunne.[15] On 16 December, Seven and Dunne were stripped of the Progress Tag Team Championship after Dunne attempted to give his half of the shield to Bate. Two weeks later at Chapter 41, Seven and Bate defeated The London Riots and The LDRS of the New School (Zack Sabre Jr. and Marty Scurll) in a three-way tag team match to win the vacant title.[16] Bate made it to the finals of the Super Strong Style 16 Tournament, defeating Pastor William Eaver, Mark Haskins, Matt Riddle, before losing to Travis Banks in the final. At Chapter 50, Bate and Seven lost the Tag Team Championships to #CCK (Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos). After regaining the title, Bate and Seven lost it again to #CCK in a ladder match on 10 September 2017.[17]

WWE (2016–present)[edit]

On 15 December 2016, it was revealed that Bate would be one of 16 men competing in a two night tournament to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion[18] on 14 and 15 January 2017. Bate defeated Tucker in the first round to advance to the quarter-finals, before defeating Jordan Devlin to advance to the semi-finals.[19] Bate then defeated Wolfgang in the semi-finals and Pete Dunne in the final to win the tournament and become the inaugural champion. Bate was presented with the title belt by Triple H, William Regal, Finn Bálor and Fit Finlay. At 19 years old, he became the second teenager in WWE history to win a title, and the second (at the time, presently third) youngest champion of all time, after René Duprée.[citation needed] Bate signed a contract with WWE, which allowed him to continue taking independent bookings with some restrictions.[20][21]

On 1 February episode of NXT, Tyler Bate made his NXT debut defeating Oney Lorcan.[22] On 15 February edition of NXT, Tyler Bate successfully defended his title against fellow UK Tournament and tag team partner Trent Seven in the main event, with the two of them showing sportsmanship in the end. On 4 April, Bate and others who participated in the United Kingdom Championship Tournament appeared on 205 Live. On 26 April episode of NXT, Bate successfully defended his championship against Jack Gallagher, a member of the Raw roster. At NXT TakeOver: Chicago, Bate would lose his championship to Pete Dunne. On 7 November 2017, Bate would make his 205 Live debut, where he was defeated by Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore. On 30 January 2018 episode of 205 Live, Bate would compete in the WWE Cruiserweight Championship tournament, where he was defeated by TJP in the first round. On 15 May 2018, Bate defeated TJP, Kalisto and Kenny Williams in a fatal four-way match. On 20 December episode of NXT, Bate received his rematch for the WWE United Kingdom Championship, but again lost to Dunne. During day one of the second annual United Kingdom Championship Tournament on 18 June, Bate, Dunne and Seven (known in Europe as British Strong Style) defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong) in a six-man tag team match.[23] The next day, Bate and Seven defeated O'Reilly and Strong to capture the NXT Tag Team Championship,[24] but lost the titles back to O'Reilly and Strong on 11 July episode of NXT in a critically acclaimed match which drew five stars from Dave Meltzer.[25] At NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4, Bate and Seven failed to regain the championships.

On 2 January 2019 episode of NXT UK, Moustache Mountain defeated Gallus to advance to the finals to become the inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Champions. At NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, Moustache Mountain lost to Grizzled Young Veterans in the finals. At NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff, Bate faced Walter for the WWE United Kingdom Championship, in which Bate was unsuccessful in regaining the title. The match was highly acclaimed, earning a 5.25-star rating from Meltzer, making it the third match in WWE history to break the 5-star rating system.[26]

Professional wrestling style and persona[edit]

Bate is renowned for his strength and power moves, often performing multiple delayed deadlift suplexes including bridging belly-to-back, bridging German and exploder variations. He has also been known to utilise an airplane spin and giant swing - occasionally on multiple opponents at the same time. His finishing maneuver is a sitout double underhook powerbomb called the Tyler Driver '97.[27][28]

Personal life[edit]

Bate is a vegan[29] and a good friend of fellow wrestler David Starr.[30]

Other media[edit]

Bate made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19[31] and WWE 2K20.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Bate (centre) holding the WWE United Kingdom Championship belt and standing on the Progress Tag Team Championship shield

See also[edit]

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