Jonathan Gresham (born March 20, 1988) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), he also works for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).
Gresham has worked for many promotions, such as Pro Wrestling Zero1 (Zero1) where he is a former a International Junior Heavyweight Championship and a former NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship as well as the winner of 2012 Tenkaichi Jr..
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Early Career (2005)[edit | edit source]
Gresham trained under Mr. Hughes, Jay Fury and the WWA4 wrestling school in Atlanta. His first match was in Douglasville, Georgia against Heath Miller. At the time he was only 16 years old. Gresham made his NWA debut in 2006 as Jonathan Davis in a four-way tag team match losing to Darin Childs and Seth Shai. In 2007, he defeated Amien Rios in his debut match for Great Championship Wrestling in Alabama.
Pro Wrestling Zero1 and affiliates (2012–2017)[edit | edit source]
Gresham debuted for Pro Wrestling Zero1 at Beach Pro Wrestling ~ Chapter 5. Gresham defeated Oliver Cain for the Zero1 USA Midwest X-Division Championship in a cage match at Zero1 USA Supreme in 2013.
Gresham made his return to Zero1 USA Supreme in 2017 to take part in the Zero1 USA Tenkaichi Junior Tournament. Gresham made it to the finals only to lose to Joey O'Riley.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2019-Present)[edit | edit source]
As part of the relationship between New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor, Gresham participated at the 2019 Best of the Super Juniors. Gresham ended with a record of four wins and five losses. On August 8, it was announced that Gresham would be part of the 2019 Super J-Cup, being eliminated in the first round match by Ryusuke Taguchi on August 24.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Gresham amateur wrestled until he was 17. Some of Gresham's influences were Rey Mysterio Jr., Hayabusa, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dean Malenko, Jushin Thunder Liger, Low Ki, The Hardy Boyz, Ikuto Hidaka and Alex Shelley among others. Gresham is engaged to fellow professional wrestler, Jordynne Grace, in 2018.
Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- Pro Wrestling Zero1
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #338 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017