Jack Gallagher

Sep 30, 2016 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Oliver Claffey
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 167 lbs.
Date of birth: January 7, 1990
Born: Manchester, England
Pro debut: November 4, 2006
Trained by: Alex Shane & Billy Robinson
Finishing move: Running Corner Dropkick


– Claffey began his career in the UK’s FutureShock wrestling as ‘Jack Toxic’
– In his debut match, Toxic teamed with Kris Travis, Alex Cyanide & Danny Hope to defeat El Ligero, Charity, Faith & Jamal Lewis
– In 2007, Toxic formed the ‘Lethal Dose’ tag team alongside Alex Cyanide
– On September 7, 2008, Lethal Dose defeated The Doogooders (Dirk Feelgood & Sparx), Dude McLovin & Randy Shagmore and Jiggy Walker & Simon Valour in a Gauntlet Match to win the vacant FSW Tag Team Titles
– In April 2010, Claffey dropped the ‘Jack Toxic’ character in favour of ‘The Gentleman Grappler, Jack Gallagher’
– On November 7, 2010, Gallagher defeated Dave Breaks to win the FutureShock Trophy Tournament
– On June 3, 2011, Gallagher defeated Zack Diamond to win the GPW British Title
– On October 9, 2011, Gallagher defeated Mikey Whiplash to retain the GPW British Title
– On November 4, 2011, Gallagher defeated Zack Sabre Jr to retain the GPW British Title
– Two days later, Gallagher defeated Dave Rayne to win the FSW Title
– On January 29, 2012, Gallagher defeated Rayne to retain the FSW Title
– On April 1, 2012, Gallagher defeated Zack Gibson to retain the FSW Title
– On April 22, 2012, Gallagher defeated Mikey Whiplash to retain the FSW Title
– On June 2, 2012, Gallagher fought SWA Laird of the Ring Joe Coffey to a time-limit draw
– On July 15, 2012, Gallagher defeated CJ Banks to retain the FSW Title
– In March 2013, Gallagher embarked upon a six month tour of Japan with Zero-1
– On August 16, 2014, Gallagher defeated Zack Gibson to win the FSW Title, but lost it immediately to Xander Cooper
– On November 20, 2015, Gallagher defeated Chris Brookes, Zack Gibson and Dave Mastiff to win the one-night Tetsujin Shoot Style Tournament
– On December 20, Claffey (as Jack Claffey) made his MMA debut, defeating Stefan Cowley by submission in round 1
– On February 28, 2016, Gallagher defeated TCW Open Champion Dan James by countout
– On April 16, 2016, Claffey returned to MMA, defeating Cesar Valencia by submission in round 1
– On April 24, 2016, Gallagher defeated Pete Dunne to qualify for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic
– On June 23, 2016, Gallagher defeated Fabian Aichner in the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic. He went on to lose to Akira Tozawa in round 2
– In September 2016, it was announced that Gallagher had signed with WWE and would be a part of their revived Cruiserweight division
– In August 2017, Gallagher returned to PROGRESS for their US shows
– In 2019, Gallagher began appearing semi-regularly on WWE’s NXT UK brand
– On June 19, 2020, Gallagher was released by WWE

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