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Alex Shelley



credit: Leonard Brand

credit: Leonard Brand

Real name: Patrick Martin
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 199 lbs.
Date of birth: May 23, 1983
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Pro debut: March 2, 2002
Trained by: Breyer Wellington, Truth Martini,
Scott D’Amore, & Joe E. Legend
Finishing move: Shellshock

Biography

– Shelley created his ringname by combining Alex DeLarge (from A Clockwork Orange) and Pete Shelley (the lead singer of The Buzzcocks)
– On April 6, 2003, Mr Meaner passed his half of the XICW Tag Team Titles to Alex Shelley. Shelley & Jaimy Coxxx became the new champions
– On May 4, 2003, The Fun Lovin Criminals (Shelley & Coxxx) defeated Gavin Starr & Gutter to retain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On July 13, 2003, The Fun Lovin Criminals defeated Gavin Starr & Gutter and Swiss Money Holding (Ares & Claudio Castagnoli) in a 3-Way Match to regain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On July 19, 2003, Shelley defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a Best-of-3 Series, losing the pinfalls-only match, but winning the submissions-only and Texas Death matches
– On September 26, 2003, Shelley defeated Loverboy Steve, Gutter & Steve Nixon in a 4-Way Match to win the IWF Cruiserweight Title
– On November 8, 2003, Shelley defeated Chris Hero to win the wXw Heavyweight Title
– On May 16, 2004, Shelley defeated Gavin Starr & Jimmy Jacobs in a 3-Way Dance to win the XICW Light Heavyweight Title
– On May 22, 2004, Shelley formed a stable with Austin Aries, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong named ‘Generation Next’. The stable would dominate ROH for the next few years
– On July 27, 2004, Shelley defeated Jimmy Jacobs to retain the XICW Light Heavyweight Title
– On September 19, 2004, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin to win the BCW Can-Am Television Title
– On October 2, 2004, Generation Next (Shelley, Austin Aries, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong) defeated Jimmy Jacobs, John Walters, CM Punk & Ace Steel in an Elimination Match
– On November 28, 2004, Shelley defeated AJ Styles to retain the BCW Can-Am Television Title
– On December 19, 2004, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin to retain the BCW Can-Am Television Title
– On January 8, 2005, Shelley defeated Sonjay Dutt to win the CZW Junior Heavyweight Title
– In March 2005, Shelley made his first tour of Japan, working for Zero-One
– On June 6, 2005, Shelley wrestled a tryout match with the WWE, losing to Simon Dean on Heat
– At Sacrifice 2005, Shelley defeated Shocker
– On August 16, 2005, Shelley & Sean Waltman defeated Chris Sabin & Shocker to win the Chris Candido Memorial Cup Tournament, earning themselves a NWA Tag Team Title opportunity
– At Unbreakable 2005, Waltman no-showed the Tag Team Title match, so Shelley was joined by Johnny Candido, but lost a 4-Way Match to The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas)
– On September 19, 2005, Shelley defeated Sonjay Dutt to win the vacant Zero-One United States Openweight Title
– At Genesis 2005, Shelley, Christopher Daniels, Roderick Strong & Samoa Joe defeated Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, Matt Bentley & Sonjay Dutt in an Elimination Match
– On January 13, 2006, Shelley defeated Josh Prohibition to win the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– At Final Resolution 2006, Shelley, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Chris Sabin, Matt Bentley & Sonjay Dutt
– On January 27, 2006, The Embassy (Shelley, Abyss & Jimmy Rave) defeated Generation Next (Jack Evans, Matt Sydal & Jimmy Yang) to win the ROH Trios Tournament
– On February 17, 2006, Shelley defeated Claudio Castagnoli to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– At Destination X 2006, Shelley defeated Jay Lethal
– On March 24, 2006, Shelley defeated Lionel Knight to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On March 28, 2006, Shelley defeated Chase Stevens & Roderick Strong in a 3-Way Match to qualify for the World X Cup
– On April 24, 2006, Team USA (Shelley & Sonjay Dutt) defeated Team Japan (Hirooki Goto & Minoru Tanaka) in the World X Cup
– On April 28, 2006, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On May 6, 2006, Shelley defeated Jaysin Strife, Brandon Thomaselli & Acid Jazz in a 4-Way Match to win the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On May 18, 2006, Chris Sabin (representing Team USA) defeated Petey Williams (representing Team Canada) to win the TNA World X Cup for Team USA (Sabin, Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt)
– On July 28, 2006, Shelley defeated Sabian to regain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On August 25, 2006, Shelley & Chris Sabin defeated Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka to win the Zero-One Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 22, 2006, Shelley defeated Delirious to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On October 28, 2006, Shelley & Sabin defeated Kazuchika Okada & Ultimo Dragon to retain the Zero-One Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On November 11, 2006, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin to win the MCW Cruiserweight Title
– On November 17, 2006, Shelley & Sabin (competing for the first time as The Motor City Machine Guns) defeated Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black to retain the Zero-One Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On November 24, 2006, Shelley defeated Don Paysan to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On December 13, 2006, The Guns defeated Petey Williams & Phil Atlas to retain the Zero-One Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 28, 2006, Shelley defeated Ruckus to retain the MCW Cruiserweight Title
– On January 19, 2007, Shelley defeated Arik Cannon to retain the UWA Light Heavyweight Title
– On February 16, 2007, The Guns defeated Team Checkmate (Christopher Bishop & Lionel Knight) to retain the Zero-One Lightweight Tag Team Titles
– On February 25, 2007, Shelley fought Derek Frazier & Ruckus to a no-contest in a 3-Way Dance to retain the MCW Cruiserweight Title
– At Victory Road 2007, The Guns defeated Bob Backlund & Jerry Lynn
– On September 8, 2007, The Guns defeated DP Associates Berwyn Branch (Conrad Kennedy III & Trik Davis) to win the AAW Tag Team Titles
– On September 29, 2007, The Guns defeated Christian York & Joey Matthews to retain the AAW Tag Team Titles
– On October 20, 2007, The Guns defeated DP Associates Berwyn Branch in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to retain the AAW Tag Team Titles
– At Genesis 2007, The Guns defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon)
– At Against All Odds 2008, The Guns & Jay Lethal defeated Team 3D & Johnny Devine in a Street Fight to win the TNA X-Division Title for Lethal
– On June 10, 2008, The Guns (for Team TNA) defeated Daivari & Tyson Dux (for Team International) in the World X Cup
– At Victory Road 2008, Team TNA (Shelley, Sabin & Curry Man) defeated Team International (Alex Koslov, Doug Williams & Tyson Dux), Team Japan (Masato Yoshino, Milano Collection AT & Puma) & Team Mexico (Averno, Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) in an Elimination Match
– On July 25, 2008, Shelley outlasted 15 other men to win the CMLL Gran Prix Internacional
– On January 4, 2009, The Motor City Machine Guns defeated No Limit (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Genesis 2009, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin in the final of a tournament to win the vacant TNA X-Division Title
– On January 13, 2009, Shelley defeated Abdul Bashir, Chris Sabin & Sonjay Dutt in a 4-Way Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– At Against All Odds 2009, Shelley defeated Eric Young to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– On February 23, 2009, Shelley defeated Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal in a 4-Way Ladder Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– One week later, Shelley defeated Kiyoshi to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– On March 31, 2009, The Guns defeated No Limit (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On April 5, 2009, The Guns defeated Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Lockdown 2009, The Guns defeated No Limit (Naito & Yujiro) & The LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On the Bound For Glory 2009 pre-show, The Guns defeated Lethal Consequences (Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal)
– At Destination X 2010, The Guns defeated Generation Me (Jeremy & Max Buck)
– At Sacrifice 2010, The Guns defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) & Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) in a 3-Way Match
– At Victory Road 2010, The Guns defeated Beer Money Inc. (James Storm & Robert Roode) to win the vacant TNA Tag Team Titles
– On August 9, 2010, The Guns defeated Beer Money Inc. in the final match of a Best-of-5 Series to win the series 3-2 and retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– At No Surrender 2010, The Guns defeated Generation Me (Max & Jeremy Buck) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– At Bound For Glory 2010, The Guns again defeated Generation Me to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– At Turning Point 2010, The Guns defeated Team 3D to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– At Final Resolution 2010, The Guns defeated Generation Me in a Full Metal Mayhem Match to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– At Slammiversary 2011, James Storm & Alex Shelley (replacing the injured Bobby Roode) defeated The British Invasion (Doug Williams & Magnus) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles for Beer Money Inc
– At Destination X 2011, Shelley defeated The Amazing Red, Robbie E & Shannon Moore in an Ultimate X Match
– On May 21, 2012, Shelley abruptly left TNA
– In September 2012, Shelley signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling and soon formed a tag team with KUSHIDA, known as Time Splitters
– At Destruction ’12, Time Splitters & BUSHI defeated Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero) & Gedo
– On November 2, 2012, Time Splitters won the Super Junior Tag Tournament, defeating Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) in the final
– At Power Struggle ’12, Time Splitters defeated Forever Hooligans to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At The New Beginning ’13, Time Splitters defeated Forever Hooligans to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On March 3, 2013, Time Splitters defeated Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– At Invasion Attack ’13, Time Splitters defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– In May 2013, Shelley entered the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, eventually losing to Prince Devitt in the final
– At Destruction ’13, Time Splitters defeated Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku & Taichi)
– On March 14, 2014, Shelley returned to the US for the first time in nearly 2 years, defeating Petey Williams at an XICW show. He would embark on a short tour of the US, before returning to Japan in May
– At Dominion ’14, Time Splitters defeated The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On August 10, 2014, Time Splitters defeated reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 23, 2014, Time Splitters defeated Suzuki-gun (Taichi & El Desperado) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On October 4, 2014, Shelley fought XICW Light Heavyweight Champion Orlando Christopher to a time-limit draw
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’14, Time Splitters defeated The Young Bucks & Forever Hooligans in a 3-Way Match to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On November 23, 2014, Shelley defeated Matt Cross to win the SMASH Title


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