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Raymond "Ray" Rowe is an American professional wrestler. He is best know for his work in Ring of Honor, where he and his tag team partner Hanson (collectively known as War Machine) are former IWGP Tag Team Champions and ROH World Tag Team Champions.[4]

Professional wrestling career[]

Japan (2015–2018)[]

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).[5] This led to a match five days later, where War Machine unsuccessfully challenged Smith and Archer for the GHC Tag Team Championship.[6]

In November 2016, War Machine made their debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) by entering the 2016 World Tag League.[7] They finished the tournament on December 7 with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals.[8]

On April 9, 2017, at Sakura Genesis 2017, War Machine defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[9] 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.[10] They lost the tites to Killer Elite Squad in a three-way match, also involving Guerrillas of Destiny, on September 24 at Destruction in Kobe.[11]

In wrestling[]

  • Finishing moves
    • Death Rowe (Full nelson lifted and dropped into a knee lift to the back of the opponent's head)[12]
  • Signature moves
  • With Hanson
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Fallout (Belly-to-back suplex (Rowe) / diving leg drop (Hanson) combination)[21]
    • Double team signature moves
      • Double chokeslam[21]
      • Hanson powerbombs Rowe onto a grounded opponent[17][21]
  • Nicknames
    • "Death Rowe"[2]
    • "Mr. Right"[2]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Prepare For War" by David Grimason

Championships and accomplishments[]

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #97 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016[22]
    • PWI ranked him #117 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hanson[23]
  • WhatCulture Pro Wrestling
    • WCPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hanson

References[]

  1. OWW profile .
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Cagematch.net profile .
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Cage
  4. Bleacher report - Indie Wrestling: Ray Rowe Wins Firestorm Title at War Games
  5. ja:Shiny Navig.2015~第9回日テレG+杯争奪ジュニア・ヘビー級タッグリーグ戦~ (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  6. Great Voyage 2015 in Osaka (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  7. ja:『World Tag』“初出場”外国人チーム決定!! ROHから“凶獣”ウォー・マシンが参戦!WLWからブライアン・ブレーカー&リーランド・レイスもエントリー!【WT16】 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016-11-04). Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  8. ja:戦国炎舞 -Kizna- Presents World Tag League 2016 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Rose, Bryan 2017-04-08. NJPW Sakura Genesis live results: Okada vs. Shibata . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2017-04-09.
  10. Witner, Arya 2017-07-01. NJPW G1 Special live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2017-07-01.
  11. Rose, Bryan 2017-09-23. NJPW Destruction in Kobe live results: Kenny Omega vs. Juice Robinson . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2017-09-24.
  12. RING OF HONOR IN NASHVILLE, TN TV TAPING LIVE REPORT By Larry Goodman .
  13. 13.0 13.1 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: FUTURE OF HONOR; THE DECADE; DEFY OR DENY; AND MORE By Richard Trionfo .
  14. 14.0 14.1 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: BRISCOE VS. STYLES, ELGIN AND WAR MACHINE WRESTLE TWICE, AND MORE By Richard Trionfo .
  15. 15.0 15.1 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: HERO RETURNS TO THE RING; TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT; CHALLENGERS FOR ADAM COLE LINE UP; AND MORE By Richard Trionfo .
  16. 16.0 16.1 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: SIX MAN MAIN EVENT; DID THE STREAK GET TO 100-0?; THE FISH TANK GOES LIVE; AND MORE By Richard Trionfo .
  17. 17.0 17.1 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: MATCHES TAPED AT BEST IN THE WORLD By Richard Trionfo .
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: MATCHES FROM 12TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW INCLUDING LETHAL VERSUS STYLES AND MORE By Richard Trionfo .
  19. 100 Percent Fordified: Ring of Honor Honor in the Heart of Texas July 22, 2013 Posted by Kevin Ford .
  20. 411’s ROH TV Report 2.08.14 February 10, 2014 Posted by Bob Colling .
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 METZGER'S ROH TV REPORT 4/5: A.J. Styles vs. Briscoe main event, plus Elgin, A.C.H., War Machine in action leading to big episode next week .
  22. Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016 . The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved on 2016-09-01.
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FinalBattle2015

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