Tyson Dux

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Tyson Dux
Tyson Dux at Smash London 2015.jpg
Dux at a indy wrestling show in November 2015
Birth name Tyson Moody
Born (1978-06-19) June 19, 1978 (age 37)
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Residence Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) El Tigre Jr.
Muay Thai Kid
Tyson Dux
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Trained by Scott D'Amore
Joe E. Legend
Terry Taylor
Debut 1997

Tyson Moody (born June 19, 1978) is a Canadian professional wrestler, known by his ring name Tyson Dux (pronounced "Dukes"), and is currently wrestling for various independent promotions.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (1997–present)[edit]

Dux trained under Scott D'Amore, Joe E. Legend and Terry Taylor and debuted in 1997 at the age of 18 in the International Championship Wrestling promotion. He was initially known by the ring name "Muay Thai Kid", with a gimmick that saw him don red karate pants and shave off his hair and eyebrows, before switching to the name Tyson Dux. Dux was asked to participate in the East Coast Wrestling Association's 2004 Super 8 Tournament, a tournament highlighting prominent cruiserweights on the independent circuit. However, he was forced to pull out of the tournament on March 31, 2004 after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while wrestling Mark Jindrak on an episode of Velocity. Dux went on to take part in the 2005 Super 8 Tournament on April 9, 2005, losing to J.J. Perez in the first round.

Dux wrestles for numerous Canadian independent promotions, most prominently BSE Pro and Border City Wrestling. He joined the American Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion in April 2006 as a member of Team Canada in the 2006 World X Cup.

He is now wrestling in Blood, Sweat & Ears, Living Legends Wrestling (LLW), Prime Time Wrestling (PWT) and New Vision Pro Wrestling (NVP) where he is the current NVP Pride Champion.

On June 12, 2008, Dux returned to TNA and was confirmed as a member of Team International for the TNA 2008 World X Cup Tournament. He debuted with Pro-Wrestling Zero-One in Japan in late 2008.

On July 25, 2009 Tyson Dux made his debut in Ring of Honor in a losing effort against Tyler Black as a replacement for Nigel McGuinness, who was injured from the previous night.

On September 20, 2009, Tyson Dux was defeated by Mr. Anderson at the inaugural Defiance Wrestling Federation show in Barrie, Ontario. This was Mr. Anderson's first match since leaving World Wrestling Entertainment.

When BSE Pro and Border City Wrestling merged in the beginning of 2010 to form Maximum Pro Wrestling, Dux, at the time the BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Champion, defeated Derek Wylde on March 18 to merge the title with NSP Grand Independent titles, BSE's Suicide Six Pack Championship, which he won from Xtremo, and become the first MaxPro Triple Crown Champion. On April 11 he lost the title to Robbie McAllister. Dux regained the Triple Crown championship on April 17 in North Bay, Ontario.

Dux at an NWA Midwest show in November 2006

In May 2010, Dux began wrestling for the Ring of Honor promotion, marking his return to the national wrestling scene.

On September 16, 2010, Dux took part in the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament for Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1.

On January 29, 2011 Dux announced thoughts of retirement from the ring. On his official Facebook page, Dux wrote, "This is quite possibly my last year as a pro wrestler. I have been wrestling for almost 15 years and have loved every minute of it but I think it's time to step back and let the younger more talented kids have the reigns lol."

In July 2012, Dux wrestled for IHW on July 15 in Moncton New Brunswick, and for XWA on July 21 in his home town of Miramichi, New Brunswick.

In November 2013, Dux was a part of the Wrestle for a Cure II in South Bend, IN in a losing effort against Osyris.

On December 28, 2013, Dux defeated Jake Omen for the U-Pro Heavyweight title in Goshen, IN.

On May 9, 2014, Dux was a part of the Border City Wrestling's East Meets West where he lost to Shinsuke Nakamura in Match 1 of BCW vs. NJPW Series.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2002–2005; 2007; 2014)[edit]

Between 2002 and 2004, Dux made several appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment on Heat and Velocity. He appeared in an angle on an episode of SmackDown in 2003 that saw him pose as a security guard who was attacked by The Undertaker, and in 2005, he wrestled in dark matches at Raw and SmackDown tapings. On 28 May 2007, Dux made an appearance for WWE in match for Saturday Night's Main Event #34 in which he was defeated by Chuck Palumbo. On 08 June 2014, Dux returned to WWE for an dark match prior to Friday Night's Smackdown in Ottawa, Canada, where he was defeated by Sin Cara.

In wrestling[edit]

Tyson Dux executing a running Death Valley driver on Brent Banks into the ring corner.
Dux suplexing Primo Scordino onto a stack of folding chairs.
Dux putting John McChesney in a lockup, while the referee checks the hold.
  • Nicknames
    • "The Canadian Bulldog"
    • "The Rabid Wolverine"
    • "Textbook"
    • "The Ontarian Cyborg"
    • "The Cyborg"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Tracy Williams
  • All-Star Wrestling
    • ASW Canadian Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Full Impact Wrestling
    • FIW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Future Stars of Pro Wrestling
    • FSPW Internet Championship (1 time)
  • Hardcore Championship Wrestling
    • HCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Motor City Wrestling
    • MCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Vision Pro Wrestling
    • NVP Pride Champion (1 time, current)
  • Provin Ground Pro
    • Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament (2016)[2]
  • Pro Wrestling Xtreme
    • PWX Bar Championship (1 time)
    • PWX X Division Championship (1 time)
  • Squared Circle Wrestling
    • SCW Triple Crown Champion (1 time, current)
  • Other titles
    • ICW Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wolverine Pro Wrestling
    • WPW Heavyweight Champion (1 Time)

In other media[edit]

Dux has been featured in an episode of Kenny vs Spenny in which the two friends train to become the best professional wrestlers. Dux is assigned with training Spenny, who chooses the name "The Nice Guy", whereas Kenny chooses the name "Specimen Yarp". When the actual match occurs, Dux turns on Spenny, aiding Kenny and his trainer in a three-on-one assault. At the conclusion of the episode, Kenny is declared the winner because Spenny breaks character, and as his humiliation forces Spenny to strip naked and receive a beating from wrestling legend The Iron Sheik.


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