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Bray-born wrestler Fergal Devitt.

The fresh new prince of WWE

Prior to signing with WWE, Devitt was widely considered one of the most highly touted free agents in sports-entertainment. Hailing from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, his path to NXT and WWE has been circuitous: Initially trained in England, Devitt honed his craft in the U.K. and U.S. independent scenes before entering the notoriously disciplined dojos of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also competed in Mexico, though it was in New Japan that he rose to greatest prominence, under the name Prince Devitt

About blummin time, in fairness.

WWE signs Fergal Devitt to NXT (WWE)

Previously: Bray Royalty

Thanks Rovert

13 thoughts on “Finally

  1. Clampers Outside!

    Is he sticking with that name? Dunno anything about this type of theatre but hopefully they’ll give something more fun and catchy than the simple Prince Devitt….

  2. Am i still On this Island

    This is up there with Jeremy Kyle and the Adrian Kennedy phone show dire rubbish

  3. Gav D

    For those in the know, this isn’t a surprise. He’s an unsung national hero. Genuinely, the most important thing in Japanese wrestling (in particular) for the last 3 years or so.

    He deserves this, but its a risky enough proposition.Right now he’s one of the biggest name freelancers in the world. He has no guarantee that going to the WWE is going to work out; if it fails, his value on the independent circuit will drop significantly, potentially even killing his career dead. That said, he is that good. He can wrestle any style, proficiently. In terms of wrestlers that this country ha produced, after Fit Finlay, he’s the most talented by a long long way.

    Hopefully he can navigate the politics, get himself over, and make a few quid in the process. If anyone can do it, its him.

    Clearly, I know too much about this subject…

  4. Gav D

    If you want to see what he’s about, have a look at this highlights reel from one of his biggest matches, generally considered to be the best match of last year. He’s the dude in the blue trunks who had the sh1t kicked out of him for most of the match. Spectacular dive at 1’09 tells you all you need to know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmCmU0qbifs

  5. Cian

    I went to school with him, he was 1 year ahead, and I remember him getting all the lads to bring tables and chairs out to the field to practice launching off them like on wrestling. Pack of mentalers, it was great.

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