Saturday, February 24, 2024
Justin Gabriel

Justin Gabriel

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phillip Paul Lloyd
Height & Weight:
213 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Heath Slater
  • TNA King Of The Mountain Championship

A second-generation wrestler, Lloyd was initially trained by his father. Debuting in 1997 at the age of 16, where he competed in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and was the inaugural winner of the WWP World Cruiserweight Championship in World Wrestling Professionals as PJ Black.

In 2008, Lloyd signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and 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. In February 2010, he competed in the first season of NXT, finishing third, before being called to the main roster in June 2010 joining The Nexus. He joined The Corre in 2011. Teaming regularly with Heath Slater, the duo won the WWE Tag Team Championship three times in 2010 and 2011, which was the apex of Gabriel’s success with WWE. He also won the TNA King of the Mountain Championship during his brief GFW crossover appearances with TNA in 2015.

Notable Matches

vs. Heath Slater on FCW, 24th September 2009

vs. Randy Orton on Raw, August 16th 2010

w/ Heath Slater vs. David Otunga & John Cena on Raw, October 25th 2010

w/ Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov at Elimination Chamber 2011

w/ Heath Slater vs. John Cena & The Miz on Raw, February 21st 2011

Notable Feuds

w/ The Nexus vs. John Cena

w/ The Corre vs. Big Show

w/ The Corre vs. Ezekial Jackson

Other Notable Achievements

FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship

FCW Florida Tag Team Championship – with Kris Logan

Lucha Underground Trios Championship – with Jack Evans and Johnny Mundo

WWP World Cruiserweight Championship