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Real name: Andrew Hankinson
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 302 lbs.
Date of birth: December 22, 1983
Hometown: Cumberland, MD
Pro debut: 2004
Trained by: Bill DeMott
Finishing move: Chokeslam

Audio: Gallows cuts a promo for GERWECK.NET

Biography

- Hankinson began his pro career wrestling under his real name, but also worked as Dorian DeVille and the masked Dargon
- In April 2005, Hankinson applied for WWE’s $1,000,000 Tough Enough. Despite failing to make the final 10, he was signed to a development deal
- In September 2005, Hankinson reported to Deep South Wrestling, where he was given the ring name ‘Freakin’ Deacon Deville
- In May 2006, Hankinson began appearing on WWE television as a Fake Kane, continuously attacking the real Kane
- At Vengeance 2006, Fake Kane defeated Kane. However, due to poor fan reaction, the angle was abruptly halted the next day, with Kane throwing an unmasked Hankinson out of the arena
- In May 2007, Hankinson adopted a new character, Festus Dalton, alongside Ray Gordy’s Jesse Dalton. He debuted the character on Smackdown via a vignette on May 11
- On October 2, 2007, Festus & Jesse finally made their in-ring debut on Smackdown, defeating Chad Collyer & Mike Tolar
- In 2009, Festus was drafted to RAW, but made only two televised appearances before returning to the developmental system
- In November 2009, Hankinson re-debuted on Smackdown as Luke Gallows, part of CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society
- On January 12, 2010, Punk & Gallows defeated Matt Hardy & The Great Khali, Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) and The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd)
- In September 2010, The Straight Edge Society split up, with Gallows turning face
- On November 19, 2010, Gallows was released from his WWE contract
- On June 14, 2011, Gallows wrestled a TNA dark match, losing to Gunner. He was later signed to a deal to compete for TNA’s Ring Ka King project
- On September 10, 2011, Gallows defeated Raven & Jake Davis in a Raven’s Rules Elimination Match
- In December 2011, Hankinson began working for Ring Ka King as ‘The Outlaw’ Isaiah Cash
- On December 19, 2011, Cash defeated Roscoe Jackson to become Number 1 Contender to the RKK World Heavyweight Title
- In June 2012, Hankinson (as Luke Gallows) toured Japan with NOAH
- On August 26, 2012, Gallows defeated Kyle Matthews to win the NWA RPW Heavyweight Title
- In mid-September 2012, Hankinson began working for TNA as a masked member of the Aces & Eights group
- On September 23, 2012, Gallows defeated Micah Taylor to retain the NWA RPW Heavyweight Title
- On November 1, 2012, Hankinson was unmasked as a member of Aces & Eights. His ring-name was later revealed to be DOC (Director of Chaos)
- At Turning Point 2012, DOC defeated Joseph Park
- In late November, DOC frequently assaulted members of the TNA roster with a hammer
- In July 2013, DOC departed TNA
- January 4, 2014, at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer) to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions


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