Paul London

Nov 1, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Paul London

Real name: Paul Michael London
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 185 lbs.
Date of birth: April 16, 1980
From: Austin, TX
Pro debut: 1999
Trained by: Shawn Michaels & Dory Funk Jr.
Finishing move: 450 Splash


Biography

– On March 4, 2002, London made an appearance on WWF Jakked, jobbing for Perry Saturn
– Later that month, London made his first ROH appearance. He would appear semi-regularly for the promotion into the next year
– On May 18, 2002, London & Adam Windsor defeated Blackout (Homicide & Rainman) to win the FC Tag Team Titles
– In December 2002, London made two more jobber appearances on WWE programming, competing against Michael Shane on Heat, then against John Cena on Velocity
– In early January 2003, London travelled to Japan to work two dates for Zero-One
– London defeated A.J. Styles and Low Ki on February 8, 2003 at Ring of Honor’s first anniversary show.
– Later that month, London appeared on two NWA:TNA weekly PPV events, before returning to Japan
– On April 5, 2003, London won ECWA’s (East Coast Wrestling Association) annual Super 8 tournament, defeating Chance Beckett in the final
– On May 21, 2003, London defeated C.M. Punk, Jason Cross, and Kid Romeo for TNA.
– On June 14, 2003, London fought NWA World Champion AJ Styles to a double-pinfall draw at an ROH event
– Later that month, London returned to WWE for two further jobber appearances
– A short time later, London signed a WWE developmental contract.
– London made his official WWE debut on the October 9, 2003 episode of Smackdown, losing a squash match to WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
– London went on to form a tag team with Brian ‘Spanky’ Kendrick. The duo would primarily compete on WWF’s B-shows
– In January 2004, London formed a tag team with Billy Kidman
– 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.
– London & Kidman separated following their loss to Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree in September 2004
– 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.
– Unusually, London’s Cruiserweight Title reign would end on WWE Velocity, with a defeat by Nunzio
– In late-2005, London revived his tag team with Brian Kendrick
– 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.
– At Armageddon ’06, 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.
– On September 5, 2008, London & Kendrick defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at a WWE Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa to win the World Tag Team Titles, but would lose them back again in a rematch 3 days later
– In June 2008, London and Kendrick were separated after Kendrick was drafted back to Smackdown
– WWE released London on November 7, 2008.
– London returned to the indies on March 6, 2009, defeated Big Time Wrestling Champion Jason Styles by DQ
– On November 13, 2009, London defeated Jason Blade to win the NEW Heavyweight Title. He defeated Blade in a rematch the next day
– In March 2010, London began competing for Dragon Gate USA, reforming his alliance with Brian Kendrick
– On May 9, 2010, London & El Generico (working as ‘Peligro Abejas’) won the PWG DDT4 Tournament, defeating The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) in the final. As a result, they were crowned PWG Tag Team Champions
– On June 11, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated Brian Kendrick & Kevin Steen to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On July 30, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Young Bucks & The Cutler Brothers (Brandon & Dustin) in a Guerrilla Warfare Match to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On September 5, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Cutler Brothers to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On December 11, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– Later that month, London took over the masked character ‘Sydistiko’ in Lucha Libre USA, replacing TJ Perkins
– On March 25, 2011, London defeated Eric Cross to win the IWL Heavyweight Title
– The next day, London fought VCW Liberty Champion John Kermon to a time-limit draw
– On July 15, 2011, London defeated Eric Cross in a 3 Stages of Insanity Match to regain the IWL Heavyweight Title
– On July 30, 2011, London defeated John Kermon to win the VCW Liberty Title
– On August 19, 2011, London defeated Johnny Saovi to retain the IWL Heavyweight Title
– On September 23, 2011, London defeated Chris Kadillak & Ray Rosas in a Triple Threat Match to retain the IWL Heavyweight Title
– The next day, London defeated Krotch to retain the VCW Liberty Title
– On December 16, 2011, London defeated Willie Mack to retain the IWL Heavyweight Title
– In September 2012, London toured Japan with the NOAH promotion
– At House of Hardcore’s debut show, London & Kendrick reunited to defeat The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
– On February 16, 2013, London defeated Damien Darling to win the FWE Tri-Borough Title
– London made his first appearance for ROH in a decade, facing Davey Richards in a losing effort at Border Wars 2013.
– On June 21, 2013, London defeated Akio to retain the FWE Tri-Borough Title
– On September 7, 2013, London & Kendrick fought PWH Tag Team Champions Pengelux (Lloyd Pengel & Kid Lux) to a no-contest
– A week later, London & Jack Jameson defeated The Business (Jojo Bravo & Angel Blue) to win the ACW Tag Team Titles
– At Glory By Honor XII, London defeated Roderick Strong
– On January 19, 2014, London & Jameson defeated The Business to retain the ACW Tag Team Titles
– On April 12, 2014, London defeated Crixus in Messina, Italy to win the XIW Italian Title
– On April 19, 2014, London defeated PWA European Allstar Champion Gabriel Angelfyre by DQ in Boom, Belgium
– The next day, London fought DPW Light Heavyweight Champion FVN to a double-DQ in Randers, Denmark
– On May 18, 2014, London & Jameson defeated Scotty Santiago & Just Steve to retain the ACW Tag Team Titles
– On June 29, 2014, London & Darin Childs (replacing the injured Jack Jameson) defeated Chris Target & Shark Carter to retain the ACW Tag Team Tiles
– On October 5, 2014, London & Kendrick defeated The New Age Kliq (BT Gunn & Chris Renfrew) in Newcastle, England to win the ICW Tag Team Titles
– On October 11, London defeated Gabriel Angelfyre in Antwerp, Belgium to win the PWA European Allstar Title
– The next day, London & Kendrick defeated The Sumerian Death Squad in Leeds, England to retain the ICW Tag Team Titles
– On October 19, London & Kendrick defeated The New Age Kliq in Birmingham, England to retain the ICW Tag Team Titles
– On February 7, 2015, London defeated Matt Sydal to retain the FWE Tri-Borough Title
– On March 11, 2015, London & Veda Scott defeated The World’s Cutest Tag Team (Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae) to retain the FWE Tri-Borough Title for London and win the FWE Womens Title for Scott
– In January 2016, London began competing for Lucha Underground

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