Nov 1, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Paul London
Weight: 205 lbs.
Date of birth: April 16, 1980
From: Austin, TX
Pro debut: 1999
Trained by: Shawn Michaels & Dory Funk Jr.
Finishing move: 450 Splash
– On January 11, 2003, London defeated BJ Whitmer, Homicide and Colt Cabana in a four-way match in West Mifflin, PA.
– London defeated A.J. Styles and Low Ki on February 8, 2003 at Ring of Honor’s first anniversary show.
– On April 5, 2003, London won ECWA’s (East Coast Wrestling Association) annual Super 8 tournament. A week later, London defeated the American Dragon in Philadelphia, PA.
– On May 21, 2003, London defeated C.M. Punk, Jason Cross, and Kid Romeo for TNA.
– London and Michael Shane beat Naohiro Hoshikawa and Ikuto Hidaka on July 6, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan.
– A short time later, London signed a WWE developmental contract.
– At the July 6, 2004 “Smackdown” taping in Winnipeg, Manitoba, London and Billy Kidman defeated the Dudley Boyz to capture the WWE World Tag Team titles.
– At the March 29, 2005 “Smackdown” taping in Houston, London won a battle royal to capture the Cruiserweight title.
– At Judgment Day ’05, London defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the Cruiserweight title.
– London and Brian Kendrick defeated MNM at the 2006 Judgment Day in Phoenix, AZ to claim the WWE Tag Team titles.
– London and Kendrick defeated the Pitbulls (Kid Kash and Jamie Noble) at the 2006 Great American Bash to retain the WWE Tag Team titles.
– At No Mercy ’06, London and Kendrick (with Ashley in their corner) defeated Idol Stevens and KC James to again retain the Tag Team titles.
– London and Kendrick defeated The Hardy Boyz, MNM, and Dave Taylor and William Regal in a four way ladder match to retain the Tag Team titles.
– At No Way Out ’07, London and Kendrick successfully defended the Tag Team titles against Deuce and Domino.
– London and Kendrick were the first selections for the Raw brand during the June 17, 2007 supplemental draft.
– WWE released London on November 7, 2008.
– London made his debut in Big Time Wrestling on February 28, 2009, defeating the BTW Champion Jason Styles by disqualification.
– On March 26, 2010, London made his debut for Dragon Gate USA in a tag team match, where he and Jimmy Jacobs were defeated by Brian Kendrick and Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose).
– On March 26, 2010, London made his debut for Dragon Gate USA in a tag team match, where he and Jimmy Jacobs were defeated by Brian Kendrick and Jon Moxley.
– In December 2010, London began working for Lucha Libre USA as the masked Sydistiko, taking over the role previously held by T.J. Perkins.
– On May 4, 2013, London made his first appearance for ROH in a decade, facing Davey Richards in a losing effort at Border Wars 2013.
– After a two-year absence from PWG, London returned to the promotion on March 22, 2013, defeating Kevin Steen during the first night of the All Star Weekend 9.