Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Early career (2015–2018)[edit | edit source]
Coughlin made his debut in 2018, working in the American independent circuit, most notably in New York Wrestling Connection, where he competed under the ring name "Leo Blackstone". He was trained by Bull James and the NYWC Training Academy, working for the promotion until August, before passing a try-out to enter in the NJPW L.A. dojo.
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2018–Present)[edit | edit source]
In August 2018, Coughlin became one of the first trainees of the NJPW L.A. dojo and started his work as a "young lion", being trained by Katsuyori Shibata. On November 10, at Lion's Break Project 1, Coughlin made his debut against fellow NJPW L.A. dojo young lion Karl Fredericks, which ended in a time limit draw. As is customary for most young lions, Coughlin spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give him some in-ring, televised, experience. Through NJPW's international partnerships Coughlin made his debut in American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), on January 24, 2019, taking part in the 2019 Tag Wars tournament, teaming with Karl Fredericks ina losing effort against Lifeblood (David Finlay and Juice Robinson) in the first round. Coughlin and Fredericks continued working on ROH for the remained of the month. In July, Coughlin and the young lions from L.A. dojo entered in a rivalry with the young lions from the Japan dojo that was build up during the 2019 G1 Climax and Super J-Cup tours. In September, Coughlin took part in the 2019 Young Lion Cup, finishing the tournament with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to win the tournament.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Figure four leglock
- Signature moves
- Boston crab
- Gutwrench suplex
- Knife edge chop