Mark Andrews

Jun 19, 2016 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Mark Andrews
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of birth: January 23, 1992
Hometown: Cardiff, Wales
Pro debut: 2006
Trained by: Edd Ferris, Jason Cross, Mike Bird & Zack Sabre Jr
Finishing move: Shooting Star Press

Biography

– Andrews began his career as ‘The Lightning Kid’ in 2006, competing in his native Wales
– In 2008, The Lightning Kid made his first European excursion, competing for Spain’s SWA
– On October 10, 2008, The Lightning Kid defeated Jonny Rose, Vendetta & Deathrow to win the Celtic Wrestling Halloween Tournament
– On August 27, 2009, Thunder & Lightning (Tommy Dean & The Lightning Kid) defeated Derice Coffie & Tyler Brown to win the Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– On September 10, 2009, Thunder & Lightning defeated Lyndon Ham & El Psycho to retain the Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– On November 12, 2009, Thunder & Lightning defeated Lyndon Ham & T-Bone to retain the Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– Later that week, Thunder & Lightning defeated Method & Madness (Lyndon Ham & Scouse) to retain the Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– On February 25, 2010, Thunder & Lightning defeated Mike Hitchman & Evo Star to retain the Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– In mid-2010, Andrews dropped the Lighning Kid character and began competing under his real name
– On August 14, 2011, Andrews defeated Pete Dunne & Eddie Dennis to win the Elder Stein Invitational Tournament
– On November 24, 2013, Andrews defeated Rampage Brown to win the PROGRESS Title, but immediately lost it to Jimmy Havoc
– On December 21, 2013, Andrews defeated Damian Dunne to win the ATTACK 24:7 Title
– On March 30, 2014, FSU (Andrews & Eddie Dennis) defeated Mark Haskins & Nathan Cruz and Project Ego (Kris Travis & Martin Kirby) in a 3-Way Match to become the first PROGRESS Tag Team Champions
– On April 12, 2014, Andrews defeated Eddie Dennis & Pete Dunne in a Triple Threat Match to win the ATTACK 24:7 Title. He would defend it against Dunne the next day, only to immediately lose it to Nixon Newell
– On May 24, 2014, Andrews defeated Arthur Klauser-Saxon to win the ATTACK 24:7 Title, but immediately lost it to T-Bone
– On June 15, 2014, Andrews defeated Flash Morgan & Wild Boar to win the NGW Davey Boy Smith Cup
– On July 18, 2014, Flips & Forearms (Andrews & Pete Dunne) defeated Sam Bailey & Zack Gibson to win the ATTACK 24:7 Title, but lost it that same day to Lana Austin & Nixon Newell
– On July 27, 2014, FSU defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) to retain the PROGRESS Tag Team Titles
– In August 2014, Andrews appeared on the second season of TNA’s British Boot Camp. He went on to win the competition and earn himself a TNA contract
– On January 9, 2015, Andrews (now as ‘Mandrews’) made his official TNA debut, teaming with Rockstar Spud to defeat The BroMans (Robbie E & Jessie Godderz)
– In July 2015, Mandrews competed in the TNA World Title Series, but lost all three of his group matches
– In September 2015, Mandrews defeated Mascara Purpura, Ophidian, Pinkie Sanchez & Shynron to win the CHIKARA Rey de Voladores Tournament
– At One Night Only: Joker’s Wild 4, Mandrews & Tigre Uno defeated The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E)
– On April 3, 2016, Bayside High (Andrews & Nixon Newell) defeated #CCK (Chris Brookes & Mondai Lykos) in a Ladder Match to win the ATTACK Tag Team Trophy
– On June 3, 2016, Bayside High & Jim Hunter defeated Damian Dunne, Mondai Lykos & Pete Dunne to win the ATTACK 24:7 Title for Hunter
– In a dark match prior to Slammiversary ’16, Mandrews defeated Paredyse
– On November 19, Andrews defeated James Castle to win the vacant FNW British Title
– Andrews’ TNA contract expired in December 2016 and was not renewed
– In January 2017, Andrews was announced as a competitor in the WWE UK Title Tournament. He would lose to eventual winner Pete Dunne in the semi-finals
– On October 14, Andrews defeated Kay Jutler to win the CSF All Nations Title
– The next day, Andrews won a 23-man Battle Royal to win the vacant DPW All Wales Title
– On October 22, Andrews defeated Josh Bodom to retain the CSF All Nations Title
– In July 2018, Andrews began appearing on WWE’s new NXT UK brand

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