Joe Coffey (wrestler)

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Joe Coffey
Birth nameJoseph Coffey
Born (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 31)
Glasgow, Scotland
ResidenceGlasgow, Scotland
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Joe Coffey
Billed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Billed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Trained byKillian Dain
Finn Bálor
Johnny Moss
Debut30 May 2009

Joseph Coffey (born 22 May 1988) is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing in their developmental brand NXT UK.[1] Coffey wrestles for numerous promotions in the British independent wrestling circuit,[2] including Insane Championship Wrestling where he is former 2 time ICW World Heavyweight Champion and current ICW Zero-G Championship in his first reign.[3][4] Coffey has also previously competed in Japan for Pro Wrestling ZERO1 where he became the first ever Scottish wrestler to perform in the Korakuen Hall.[5][6] Coffey's younger brother Mark Coffey is also a professional wrestler and the pair often tag team together as "The Coffey Brothers".[7]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Insane Championship Wrestling (2011–2018)[edit]

On 6 February 2011 Coffey made his Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) debut at The Notorious ICW, in a match where he teamed with Vinnie James in a defeat against The Bucky Boys (Davey Blaze and Stevie Xavier). On 3 April, at Nightmare on Renfrew Street Coffey was unsuccessful at winning the ICW Zero-G Championship in a Six-Way Championship Scramble match won by Noam Dar. On 6 May 2012 at Up In Smoke! Coffey teamed with his brother Mark Coffey to defeat Andy Wild and Noam Dar in the First Round match of the ICW Tag Team Championship tournament. On 1 July at Insane In The Membrane The Coffey Brothers were defeated in the Semi Final match of the tournament.

On 31 July 2016, Coffey defeated Big Damo to win the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, only for Wolfgang to cash in his Square Go contract to win the title. On 16 April 2017 at BarraMania 3, Coffey defeated Trent Seven to become the ICW World Heavyweight Champion for the second time. After the match he aligned himself with Red Lightning after attacking Mark Dallas, turning heel in the process. At Shug's Hoose Party 4, he retained the title against Jack Jester in a steel cage match. Coffey would have a number of successful title defenses of the championship over the next few months against the likes of Jack Jester, Pete Dunne, NXT's Kassius Ohno, and others. At Fear and Loathing X at the SSE Hydro, in front of ICW's biggest crowd to date Joe lost the ICW World Heavyweight Championship against BT Gunn in his second consecutive main event of that event. The following day via Twitter, Joe announced his departure from ICW after 6 years.[8]

On 29 April 2018 at Barramania 4, Joe returned to the company and challenged brother Mark to an ICW Zero-G Championship match at Shugs Hoose Party 5, which was later rescheduled for Fear and Loathing XI due to a clash with WWE NXT UK tapings. At Fear and Loathing XI, he defeated Mark to win the championship.

What Culture Pro Wrestling/Defiant Wrestling (2016–2018)[edit]

On the first episode of What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) Coffey defeated Prince Ameen by count out. On the 9 November episode, Coffey teamed with his brother Mark Coffey to defeat Gabriel Kidd and Prince Ameen in the first round match of the WCPW Tag Team Championship tournament. The Coffey Brothers also defeated Pete Dunne and Travis Banks in the second round match, but they were defeated on 30 November at Delete WCPW by Johnny Moss and Liam Slater in the final round of the tournament.

At WCPW Loaded #24 Coffey and Travis Banks helped Joe Hendry defeat Alberto El Patron. At Exit Wounds, it was revealed that Coffey, Banks, Hendry, and BT Gunn had formed a stable called The Prestige. At WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup in the Scottish Qualifying, Coffey defeated Liam Thomson in the first round Kenny Williams in the final round of the qualifying tournament. At the Pro Wrestling World Cup he lost to the returning Joseph Conners in the first round.

WWE (2018–present)[edit]

On 16 May 2018 it was revealed that Coffey would be one of 16 men competing in a one-night tournament to face Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship. He would defeat Tucker and Dave Mastiff in the first and second round, respectively, before losing to Travis Banks in the semi-finals.

Coffey would then go on to be a mainstay of NXT UK, being accompanied by his brother Mark Coffey in a winning effort in the first ever televised match on NXT UK and later forming the stable Gallus with his brother and Wolfgang to feud with British Strong Style. Coffey main evented the inaugural NXT UK TakeOver in Blackpool on 12 January 2019 as he challenged Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship but failed to capture the title. After the match, he was attacked by the debuting Walter.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Coffey". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Roster". Wrestle Zone Scotland. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  3. ^ "ICW: Joe Coffey". Insanewrestling.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Career « Joe Coffey". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Matches « Joe Coffey". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Joe Coffey — Pro Wrestling Elite". Prowrestlingelite.com. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Coffey Brothers « Tag Teams Database". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ http://lastwordonprowrestling.com/2017/11/22/joe-coffey-finishes-icw/
  9. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=5&nr=2499
  10. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "ICW Shug's Weekender - Shug's Hoose Party 3 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Cagematch.net.
  11. ^ "ICW Fear and Loathing XI results".
  12. ^ "ICW: Joe Coffey To Challenge For The ICW Heavyweight Championship at Barramania!". Insanewrestling.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Insane Championship Wrestling 'The 6th Annual Square Go!' FULL Results". 5 February 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  14. ^ "#Results: PWE (@ProWrestleElite) "Elite Rumble IV" *Title Change*". 19 March 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b c d e "Titles « Joe Coffey «". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 9 December 2015.

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