Shane Haste

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Shane Thorne
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Haste in April 2018
Birth nameShane Veryzer[1]
Born (1985-09-24) 24 September 1985 (age 33)[2]
Perth, Western Australia, Australia[2]
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Shane Haste[3]
Shane Thorne[4]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[4]
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)[4]
Billed fromPerth, Australia[4]
Trained byDavis Storm
Naomichi Marufuji
Debut22 February 2003

Shane Veryzer[1] (born 24 September 1985) is an Australian professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shane Haste. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs in their NXT brand under the ring name Shane Thorne. He is best known for his work in Pro Wrestling Noah, where, as part of The Mighty Don't Kneel, he is a former two-time GHC Tag Team Champion.[5]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2003–2011)[edit]

Thorne started training in Perth at the Dynamite Factory, the wrestling school of Explosive Pro Wrestling. His debut match took place in February 2003 in a four-way match at The Uprising. Since then he has become one of the top Australian wrestlers[citation needed], becoming the EPW heavyweight champion and the EPW tag team champion twice. After working all over the Australian continent[citation needed] he moved to California and started working for some of the biggest independent wrestling promotions in the US, such as Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Ohio Valley Wrestling and World League Wrestling.[6][7][8]

Pro Wrestling Noah (2011–2016)[edit]

On 23 February 2011 Haste made his debut in Pro Wrestling Noah as he had a try-out match against his teammate Mikey Nicholls. A month after the try-out match both men started to work full-time with the Japanese promotion. On 7 July 2013 Haste and Nicholls won the GHC Tag Team Championship after they defeated Toru Yano and Takashi Iizuka. They lost the title to Maybach Taniguchi and Takeshi Morishima on 25 January 2014.[9] They regained the title from Dangan Yankies (Masato Tanaka and Takashi Sugiura) on 10 January 2015.[10] They lost the title to K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer) on 11 February.[11] On 28 December 2015, Noah announced that Haste and Nicholls would leave the promotion following their contracts expiring at the end of the year.[12] On 11 February 2016, Noah announced that Haste and Nicholls would return to the promotion the following month to take part in a five-show-long farewell tour, entitled "Departure to the World".[13] Their final Noah match took place on 10 March and saw them defeat Naomichi Marufuji and Mitsuhiro Kitamiya.[14][15]

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2016)[edit]

On 20 December 2014, Haste and Nicholls made their debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling, when they, along with Naomichi Marufuji, were revealed as Toru Yano's tag team partners at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome on 4 January 2015.[16] At the event, the four defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, Shelton X Benjamin and Takashi Iizuka) in an eight-man tag team match.[17]

WWE (2015–present)[edit]

TM61 (Thorne, back, and Miller) in April 2018

In June 2015, Haste and Nicholls took part in a WWE tryout camp.[18] In February 2016, it was reported that Haste and Nicholls were scheduled to join WWE's NXT brand following their Noah farewell tour.[19]

On 25 March 2016, WWE confirmed the signings of both Haste and his tag team partner, Mikey Nicholls. They began training at the WWE Performance Center in April, while working for the promotion's developmental branch NXT.[1] During the 19 May NXT tapings, Haste and Nicholls were renamed Shane Thorne and Nick Miller, respectively, while TMDK was renamed TM61.[20] They debuted on the 25 May episode, losing to Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.[21] On 19 November, at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, TM61 lost in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to The Authors of Pain. Thorne then had knee surgery, which was expected to sideline him for seven to nine months. He returned on 14 September.[22] TM-61 returned to NXT television on 31 January 2018, to face the Ealy Brothers in a winning effort. TM-61 then entered the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, being eliminated by The Authors of Pain in the first round. On the 1 May edition of NXT, TM-61 turned heel by defeating The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) with a dirty pin. The following week they beat the team of Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight) with the same tactics. The team was officially renamed, "The Mighty", on the 6 June episode of NXT. On 14 December Miller was released from his WWE contract, disbanding The Mighty.[23] On 22 January 2019 WWE announced that Thorne would be replacing Otis Dozovic in the Worlds Collide tournament. On 26 January 2019 (aired 2 February) Thorne was eliminated in the first round by Adam Cole.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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