|Alex Shelley Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||May 23, 1983|
Alex Shelley is an American professional wrestler, physical therapy clinician, musician, and singer who is a former one-time X Division Champion and three-time World Tag Team Champion.
Patrick Kenneth Martin
Alex Shelley, David Decker
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Alex Shelley attended Border City Wrestling’s Can-Am Wrestling School and trained under Joe E. Legend and Scott D’Amore.
Professional Wrestler, Physical Therapy Clinician, Musician, Singer
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm (Billed Height)
98 kg or 216 lbs (Billed Weight)
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep-set eyes
- Usually sports spiky hair
Alex Shelley Facts
- He grew up in Detroit, Michigan.
- Initially, he started training under Breyer Wellington and Truth Martini in early 2002 and then joined the Border City Wrestling’s Can-Am Wrestling School.
- In March 2002, he made his debut under the name “Alex Shelley”. The name was created by combining the forename of Alex (the protagonist of the 1962 dystopian satirical black comedy novel A Clockwork Orange) with the surname of Pete Shelley (the lead singer of the 1970s punk rock band the Buzzcocks).
- He slipped on a wet ring and hit the unpadded ring apron which resulted in him being hospitalized with a shattered jaw when he was just 6 months into his wrestling career. In the aftermath of the incident, he had steel plates inserted into his jaw.
- After 8 months of the accident, Alex Shelley joined Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South promotion and went on to work with the promotion for 6 months before joining the Philadelphia-based Combat Zone Wrestling.
- He subsequently joined Ring of Honor (ROH) and made his debut on June 28, 2003, at WrestleRave 2003. He faced B. J. Whitmer, Tony Mamaluke, and Jimmy Jacobs in a Four Corners Survival match, which was won by Whitmer.
- Along with Austin Aries, Jack Evans, and Roderick Strong, Alex Shelley formed a stable called the “Generation Next” at Generation Next on May 22, 2004.
- He faced Doug Williams in the finals of a tournament for the vacant ROH Pure Championship on July 17, 2004, at Reborn: Completion and ended up losing.
- He joined Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max in March 2005 and won the vacant Zero1-Max United States Openweight Championship on September 19, 2005, in Tokyo, Japan, after defeating Sonjay Dutt. His reign ended as he lost the title to Christopher Daniels on November 23, 2005.
- Alex Shelley made an appearance on the international version of WWE Heat on June 12, 2005, and lost to Simon Dean after being hit with the Simonizer.
- Along with Chris Sabin, he became NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion after the duo defeated champions Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita on August 25, 2006, at Korakuen Hall’s Zero-1 Max show. On April 6, 2008, they eventually lost the titles to the team of Minoru Fujita and Takuya Sugawara.
- Along with Sabin, he defeated No Limit at New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom III in Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2009, and won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
- He decided to become a physical therapy clinician after his in-ring wrestling days were over because he observed a general lack of physical therapists in professional wrestling.
- After he became a certified physical therapy clinician, he was forced to miss the Hard to Kill pay-per-view due to COVID-19 as he had to focus on his work as a clinician.
- A fan of punk rock, Alex Shelley has worn the logo of the band Teenage Bottlerocket on his ring attire and the band has also talked about being in contact with him.
- Alongside fellow wrestlers Chris Sabin and Petey Williams, Alex Shelley has served as the lead singer of the rock band The High Crusade.
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