|Justin Gabriel Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1981|
Justin Gabriel is a South African professional wrestler who signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2008. He was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE’s developmental territory, where he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship, with Kris Logan, and the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. Then, he competed in the first season of NXT in February 2010, finishing 3rd. In 2015, he won the TNA King of the Mountain Championship during his brief GFW crossover appearances with TNA. He has been signed to Ring of Honor (ROH) under the ring name PJ Black, debuting at the Survival of the Fittest (2018) tournament.
Phillip Paul Lloyd
Nick Name / Ring Name
Justin Angel, Justin Gabriel, Paul Lloyd, Paul Lloyd, Jr., PJ Black, The Bunny, Paul Pidoras, The South African Sensation, The Cape Town Werewolf, The Poster Boy, The Darewolf, The Daredevil
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
He divides his time between –
- Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
- Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Paul Lloyd Jr. studied at Marais Viljoen High School in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his time there, he excelled in rugby alongside junior rugby stars like Hendrik van Nieuwenhuizen. After graduating, he moved to the United Kingdom and earned a doctorate degree in sports science and Nutrition.
- Father – Paul Lloyd, Sr. (Wrestler, promoter in South Africa who was also known by his ring name The Pink Panther)
Gabriel has been managed by –
- Matt Hardy
- The Nexus
- The Corre
- Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment LLC., Professional Wrestling Federation, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
97 kg or 214 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Gabriel has dated –
- Lara – Gabriel met Lara in South Africa and had dated her for some time.
- Barbie Blank (2010-2011) – Justin met Barbie in America during WWE and started dating her in April 2010. The duo dated till July 2011.
- Aksana (Wrestler) (2012) – It was RUMORed that he hooked up with Aksana, a Lithuanian fitness model, bodybuilder, and retired professional wrestler.
- Charlene Hart (2012-Present) – Gabriel started dating Charlene Hart, an American model in 2012 when they first met during WWE.
- Joseann Offerman (2013) – He had a fling with American ring announcer, professional wrestler, and singer Joseann Offerman in the year 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
His body specifications might be –
- Chest – 48 inches
- Arms / Biceps – 17 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
Best Known For
Working as a professional wrestler for the WWE
Gabriel appeared as himself in the 2010 TV movie WWE Hall of Fame 2010.
First TV Show
Gabriel appeared on FWA TV as Justin Angel in 2004.
He has received training from a number of people, which includes Paul Lloyd, Sr. (who died when Justin was in his final year of high school), Steve Debbes, Alex Shane, Mark Sloan, and FCW Staff.
Paul Lloyd Jr. also received training from FWA Academy during his visit to the UK, between 2000 to 2008.
- Finishing Moves
- 450° splash
- Hurricane DDT (Overhead backbreaker rack spun into a DDT)
Justin Gabriel Favorite Things
- Songs – We Are One, End of Days, Black or White, All About The Power, The Rising
Justin Gabriel Facts
- He made his professional wrestling debut in 1997 when Justin was 16.
- Justin’s father fought the bouts with the ring name “The Pink Panther”.
- Justin’s father was also a wrestler but an amateur one. He was a professional boxer.
- He moved to the United Kingdom, after finishing his education, for five years. His father died when Justin was in the final year of his schooling.
- He is a male fitness model as well. Justin won the “Male Fitness Model Search” held by FAME SA.
- Other appearances in the fitness model contests are – “2008 Mr Body Classic Contest”(scored 6th position) held by Mr & Ms Body Beautiful SA, “2007 Men’s Model Search” (scored 8th position) held by Mr & Ms Fitness SA, and “2008 Men’s Model Search” (reached top 5) organized by Mr Physique Division.
- He became the first South African person to sign a three-year deal with WWE in 2008.
- In April 2016, he obtained US Citizenship.
- He has been friends with South African retired professional wrestler Ray Leppan (also known as Adam Rose).