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Raymond Rowe
RaymondRowe
Born August 21 1984 (1984-08-21) (age 32)
Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan[1]
Resides Houston, Texas, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Raymond Right[2]
Ray Rowe[2]
Raymond Rowe[2]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Weight 240 lb (110 kg)[3]
Billed from Cleveland, Ohio
Trained By Josh Prohibition
Lou Marconi
Debut April 3, 2005[4]

 

Raymond "Ray" Rowe is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to Ring of Honor, where he and his tag team partner Hanson (collectively known as War Machine) are former ROH World Tag Team Champions.[5] Rowe and Hanson are currently in their second reign as the IWGP Tag Team Champions.

Professional wrestling career Edit

Early career (2003–2013) Edit

Rowe was trained by Josh Prohibition and Lou Marconi. He debuted on the independent circuit in May 2003.

Ring of Honor (2013–present) Edit

Rowe made his Ring of Honor debut on June 1, 2013 in a losing effort against Bobby Fish. Following this, he returned to ROH on January 4, 2014, as part of that year's Top Prospect Tournament and defeated Kongo in a first round match. After managing to advance to the finals, Rowe ultimately lost the Tournament to Hanson. Despite this, Rowe began regularly performing for ROH following the tournament in addition to forming the tag team War Machine with Hanson on April 4, 2014.

In August, Rowe was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and was out of action for several months.[6] On March 1, 2015, Rowe made his return to ROH at the promotion's 13th Anniversary Show by assisting his partner Hanson after the World Championship main event.[7] On August 22, War Machine defeated Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) in a non-title match and afterwards challenged them to a match for their GHC Tag Team Championship, a title owned by the Japanese Pro Wrestling Noah promotion.[8] War Machine received their title shot in Japan on September 19, but were defeated by the Killer Elite Squad.[9] On December 18 at Final Battle, War Machine defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[10] They lost the title to The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) on May 9, 2016, at War of the Worlds.[11]

Japan (2015–present) Edit

On September 14, 2015, Rowe and Hanson made their Japanese debuts for Pro Wrestling Noah, teaming with Takashi Sugiura in a six-man tag team main event, where they defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki).[12] This led to a match five days later, where War Machine unsuccessfully challenged Smith and Archer for the GHC Tag Team Championship.[13]

In November 2016, War Machine made their debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) by entering the 2016 World Tag League.[14] They finished the tournament on December 7 with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals.[15]

On April 9, 2017, at Sakura Genesis 2017, War Machine defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[16] They lost the title to Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa) on June 11 at Dominion 6.11 in Osaka-jo Hall. regaining it in a no disqualification match on July 1 at G1 Special in USA.[17]

In wrestling Edit

  • Finishing moves
    • Death Rowe (Full nelson lifted and dropped into a knee lift to the back of the opponent's head)[18]
  • Signature moves
  • With Hanson
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Fallout (Belly-to-back suplex (Rowe) / diving leg drop (Hanson) combination)[27]
    • Double team signature moves
      • Double chokeslam[27]
      • Hanson powerbombs Rowe onto a grounded opponent[23][27]
  • Nicknames
    • "Death Rowe"[3]
    • "Mr. Right"[3]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Am I Evil?" by Metallica[3]
    • "Blood and Tears" by Eric Baumont and Jean-Michel Bacou
    • "Death Rowe" by Dog Race[28]
    • "Prepare For War" by David Grimason

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Anarchy Championship Wrestling
    • Anarchy Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
    • World Hardcore Champion (1 time)[29]
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Absolute Championship (1 time)[30]
    • J.T. Lightning Tournament (2015)[31]
  • Brew City Wrestling
    • BCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hanson[32]
  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
    • CAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[33]
    • CAPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jason Bane[33]
  • Firestorm Pro Wrestling
    • Firestorm Pro Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with J-Rocc[34]
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • NWA Branded Outlaw Wrestling
    • NWA BOW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[35][36]
    • NWA BOW Outlaw Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Lone Star
    • NWA Lone Star Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Lone Star Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jax Dane[37]
  • NWA Wrestling Revolution
    • NWA Grand Warrior Championship (2 times)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #97 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016[38]
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hanson[10]
  • VIP Wrestling
    • VIP Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[39]
    • VIP Tag Team Chanpionship (1 time) – with Hanson[40]
  • WhatCulture Pro Wrestling
    • WCPW Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Hanson

ReferencesEdit

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