Michael Elgin

  • Born: 12/13/1986 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthname: Aaron Frobel
  • Height & Weight: 5'11", 267 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ROH World Championship
  • Survival of the Fittest (2011, 2015)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter 5 Star Match (2012) vs. Davey Richards on March 31

He is best known for his work with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former NEVER Openweight Champion. In NJPW, he was also a one-time IWGP Intercontinental and a one-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. He is also known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a one-time ROH World Champion. He has also worked for the Southern California-based company Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Brian Cage.

Frobel debuted in late 2004 using his ring name Michael Elgin, and by the age of 16, he was a regular on the independent circuit. He has competed for promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, World League Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, and the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, where he won the IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship in 2008. Elgin first appeared for Ring of Honor in 2007.

He started competing regularly in 2010 as part of the House of Truth, and signed a contract with the company in 2011. That November, Elgin won the 2011 Survival of the Fittest tournament. In 2015, Elgin won the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament and became the first wrestler to win the tournament twice. In 2015, Elgin made his debut for NJPW, signing a contract with the promotion the following year. In 2019. after a hiatus from wrestling, he made his debut for Impact Wrestling. A year later, he was released after sex allegations came to light.

Other Notable Achievements

AIW Absolute Championship

J.T. Lightning Tournament (2014)

AAW Heavyweight Championship

AAW Heritage Championship

AAW Tag Team Championship – with Ethan Page

Fourth AAW Triple Crown Champion

A1 Zero Gravity Championship

BSE Tag Team Championship – with Ashley Sixx

GCW National Championship (2 times)

GCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Jake O’Reilly (1) and Havok / Derek Wylde (1)

IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship

Revolution Strong Style Tournament (2014)

PWE Open Weight Championship

PWG World Tag Team Championship – with Brian Cage