Cody Taylor Hall (born May 31, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently working for Pro Wrestling Noah. He is best known for working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he was a member of the Bullet Club stable. Hall is a second generation wrestler, as he is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall.
Hall was born to Scott Hall and Dana Lee Burgio in 1991, and has a sister, Cassidy who was born March 27, 1995. He considers fellow professional wrestlers Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman as uncles due to them being close friends of his father.
Hall was a member of the United States Air Force, and served an active duty service commitment with the 460th Security Forces Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. Hall departed to become a professional wrestler.
Professional wrestling career Edit
Hall began to train as a professional wrestler as he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and began training with his father.
Independent circuit (2012–present)Edit
Hall's first match took place on July 14, 2012 in Belleview Pro Wrestling, defeating Josh Hess. The following years, Hall worked in various promotions, usually in tag matches with Kevin Nash or Sean Waltman, both Scott Hall's friends. On November 15, 2014, at Superstars of Wrestling 2, Hall won the Superstars of Wrestling Championship after defeating Tim Zbyszko in a ladder match. In 2014 Hall won the Georgia Heavyweight Champion from Southern Fried Championship Wrestling.
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2015–2017)Edit
In January 2015, Hall began training at the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo. On January 5 at New Year Dash!!, Hall debuted as Bullet Club's personal "young boy" trainee. Hall made his NJPW in-ring debut on February 2, teaming with his stablemates Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Kenny Omega and Yujiro Takahashi in a ten-man tag team main event, where they were defeated by Captain New Japan, Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroshi Tanahashi, who pinned him for the win. As is the case with Young Lions or rookies in Japan, Hall would lose many of his first matches with New Japan often being pinned in multi tag matches, but achieved his first victory on April 29 at Wrestling Hinokuni in a tag team match, where he and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Captain New Japan and Satoshi Kojima. Hall, however, was not involved in the finish of the match. Over the next year, Hall mainly worked tag team matches with his Bullet Club stablemates, while also becoming an enforcer for The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). Hall scored his first win himself on April 2, 2016, when he submitted rookie Hirai Kawato in a singles match. Hall was injured later that month at Invasion Attack 2016 and has been sidelined ever since. In January 2017, Hall's profile was removed from NJPW's roster page, signaling his departure from the promotion.
Pro Wrestling Noah (2017–present) Edit
On March 13, 2017, the Japanese Pro Wrestling Noah promotion announced that Hall would start working regularly for the promotion on April 11. The following month, Hall teamed with Randy Reign in the 2017 Global Tag League, finishing with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals. During the tournament, Hall and Reign defeated eventual tournament winners and reigning GHC Tag Team Champions Maybach Taniguchi and Naomichi Marufuji, making them the number one contenders to Taniguchi and Marufuji. Hall and Reign received their title shot on June 4, but were defeated by Taniguchi and Marufuji.
- Finishing moves
- Razor's Edge (Crucifix powerbomb) – adopted from his father
- Signature moves
- Abdominal stretch
- "Kliq Kid"
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #359 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016
- Southern Fried Championship Wrestling
- Georgia Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- Superstars of Wrestling
- SOW Championship (1 time)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "コーディ・ホール" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/data/detail_profile.php?f=924. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- ↑ "Scott Hall's Early Career". Accelerator's Wrestling Rollercoaster. http://www.accelerator3359.com/Wrestling/bios/hall.html#beginning. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cody Hall following his dad's footsteps - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- ↑ Hall Family - Kobayo
- ↑ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=82421
- ↑ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=120386
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Macklin, Matthew (2015-01-05). "Liger vs. Desperado, next IWGP challenger set, Cody Hall debuts and more: 1/5 NJPW 'New Year's Dash' in Tokyo, Japan report". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/90594/liger-vs-desperado-next-iwgp-challenger-set-cody-hall-debuts-and-more-15-njpw-new-years-dash-in-tokyo-japan-report.html?p=1. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
- ↑ "Road to The New Beginning" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result_game.php?e=929&c=7090. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- ↑ "レスリング火の国" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result_game.php?e=967&c=7339. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
- ↑ Macklin, Matthew (2016-02-12). "New Japan Pro Wrestling New Beginning in Niigata preview". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=99755. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- ↑ "Road to Invasion Attack 2016" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result_game.php?e=1108&c=8528. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- ↑ "Update on the injured Cody Hall". Slam! Sports. http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2016/06/24/22645991.html. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
- ↑ "4月にスコット・ホールの息子、コーディ・ホールが参戦！ 内田雅之会長、中嶋勝彦選手、大原はじめ選手、石森太二選手の会見の模様" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. 2017-03-13. http://www.noah.co.jp/news_detail.php?news_id=9759. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
- ↑ "グローバル・タッグリーグ戦2017" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. http://noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=1764. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
- ↑ "【6.4後楽園チケット発売中です！】「いよいよ報われるべき時が来た」6.4後楽園でのGHCタッグ挑戦が決定！コーディ・ホール選手インタビュー" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. 2017-05-17. http://www.noah.co.jp/news_detail.php?news_id=9936. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
- ↑ "Navig.with Breeze 2017" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. http://noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=1779. Retrieved 2017-06-04.