Fergal Devitt
professional wrestler
Fergal Devitt
Fergal Devitt is an Irish professional wrestler currently contracted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Through New Japan's working relationship with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Devitt has also made appearances for the Mexican promotion, where he is a former NWA World Historic Middleweight Champion. He is better known by his ring name, Prince Devitt, as well as the alter ego of Pegasus Kid II.
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'Prince' tops bill at live wrestling's 10th bash
Bray People - over 3 years
Star wrestler 'Prince' Fergal Devitt will top the bill at a wrestling show in Bray next month to celebrate 10 years of live wrestling in the town.
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Wrestling Revolution Project unveils the eleventh member of its roster - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
The Wrestling Revolution Project named Fergal Devitt, who wrestles as Prince Devitt, as the startup group's eleventh roster member. You can read his bio at GeekWeek.com. Powell's POV: The bio notes that Devitt trained at the New Japan Pro Wrestling
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Dylan fighting for his life in Thailand - Bray People
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Fergal Devitt, Bray native and a famous wrestler in Japan, arranged to have the star sign a poster for him. ' To Dylan, Be strong, please get well soon, lots of love - KT Tunstall,' reads the message which she wrote from her Japanese tour
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// The 411 Wrestling Hot or Not: Hardy, Flair, Smackdown and Samoa Joe - 411mania.com
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Shape is also one of the trainers at Fight Factory Pro Wrestling, one of the must successful gyms in Europe that has brought us Fergal Devitt and latest Zero 1 signing Jordan Devlin. He is a guy that deserves your attention this week, so check out the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fergal Devitt
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On 27 May, Devitt entered the 2012 Best of the Super Juniors tournament, which he started off with losses against Kushida and Taichi.
    More Details Hide Details Devitt bounced back, winning five out of his six remaining matches, including a win over Jushin Liger in the final round-robin match of the tournament on 9 June, to finish second in his block and advance to the semifinals of the tournament. The following day, Devitt was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals by Low Ki. On 8 July, Devitt defeated Taichi to make his first successful defense of the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship. His second successful title defense took place on 29 July, when he defeated previous champion Volador Jr. in a rematch in the main event of a New Japan event in Korakuen Hall. On 12 September, Devitt returned to Mexico for another tour with CMLL. Devitt wrestled his first match back in CMLL two days later at the 79th Anniversary Show, where he, Atlantis and Místico II were defeated in a six man tag team match by Dragón Rojo, Jr., Negro Casas and Último Guerrero, when Rojo pinned Devitt for the win. On 21 September, Devitt was again pinned by Rojo in a six man tag team match, where he teamed with Blue Panther and La Sombra to face Rojo, Mr. Águila and Taichi. Afterwards, Devitt accepted Rojo's challenge for the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship. On the 28 September CMLL Super Viernes show, Devitt lost the title to Rojo, ending his reign at 182 days.
    On 3 May at Wrestling Dontaku 2012, Devitt lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship to Low Ki in his fifth defense, ending his second reign at 227 days.
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    On 14 March 2012, Devitt traveled to Mexico for his first tour of the country with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre promotion, as part of a working relationship between New Japan and CMLL.
    More Details Hide Details After being sidelined from in-ring action due to a calf injury for his first week in Mexico, Devitt made his CMLL debut on 23 March, teaming with Marco Corleone and Rush in a six man tag team main event, where they faced Mephisto, Último Guerrero and Volador Jr. After pinning Volador Jr. for the win, Devitt challenged him to a match for the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship. On 30 March, Devitt defeated Volador Jr. to become the new NWA World Historic Middleweight Champion.
    On 4 January 2012 at Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome, Devitt and Taguchi defeated Richards and Romero to once again regain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, starting Devitt's record-breaking sixth reign as one half of the champions.
    More Details Hide Details On 12 February at The New Beginning, Apollo 55 lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship back to the No Remorse Corps in their first defense. This led to a match on 10 March, where Devitt defeated Davey Richards to make his fourth successful defense of the IWGP Junior Heayvweight Championship.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    On 26 May, Devitt entered the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
    More Details Hide Details After losing his opening match against Davey Richards, Devitt went on a seven match winning streak to finish first in his block in the round robin stage of the tournament. On 10 June, Devitt was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals by his own tag team partner Ryusuke Taguchi. On 18 June at Dominion 6.18, Devitt lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship to Best of the Super Juniors winner, Kota Ibushi, ending his reign at 364 days. On 23 June, Devitt, Taguchi and Hirooki Goto won their second J Sports Crown 6 Man Openweight Tag Team Tournament in a row by defeating the team of Giant Bernard, Jushin Liger and Karl Anderson in the finals of the three day long tournament. On 24 July, Devitt received his rematch for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at a DDT event, but was unable to regain the title from Ibushi. This led to a match on 14 August, where Apollo 55 successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship against the Golden Lovers. On 11 September, Apollo 55 defeated Taichi and Taka Michinoku to make their seventh successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship defense, breaking the record for most defenses during a single reign. When Kota Ibushi was forced to vacate the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship after dislocating his left shoulder, Devitt, as the previous champion, was ushered into a decision match to determine a new champion.
    In May 2011, Devitt took part in New Japan's first tour of the United States, during which he successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Low Ki on 14 May in New York City and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship against the Strong Style Thugz (Homicide and Low Ki) on 15 May in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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    On January 23 at Fantasticamania 2011, a New Japan and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) co–promoted event in Tokyo, Devitt and Taguchi defeated Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi to regain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, making Devitt a double IWGP champion for the second time.
    More Details Hide Details With his five reigns, Devitt now shared the record for most reigns as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with Jushin Liger and Minoru. Devitt continued his streak of defending the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against New Japan outsiders, when he successfully defended the title against Taka Michinoku on 20 February and KUSHIDA on 19 March.
    On 4 January 2011, at Wrestle Kingdom V in Tokyo Dome, Devitt successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Kota Ibushi, avenging the loss from the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    On 11 December 2010, Devitt made his third successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense, defeating another New Japan outsider, Davey Richards.
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    On 28 June 2010, Devitt, teaming up with Taguchi and Hirooki Goto entered the J Sports Crown 6 Man Openweight Tag Team Tournament.
    More Details Hide Details Two days later the trio defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, TAJIRI and KUSHIDA in the finals to win the tournament. Devitt made his first successful Junior Heavyweight Championship title defense on 11 July, defeating Pro Wrestling Noah's Atsushi Aoki. Just over a week later, on 19 July, Devitt and Taguchi defeated Koji Kanemoto and El Samurai to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the second time as a team. In August Devitt entered New Japan's biggest tournament of the year, the G1 Climax, as a substitute for the injured Naomichi Marufuji. Devitt managed to win four out of his seven matches in the round robin stage of the tournament, including a major victory over former four-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, but finished fifth in his block and missed advancing to the finals by a single point. On 3 September Devitt made his second successful defense of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, defeating Kenny Omega, who had earned his shot, after defeating Ryusuke Taguchi at a Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) event. Omega and Kota Ibushi, the team known collectively as the Golden Lovers, came back on October 11 and defeated Devitt and Taguchi to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
    On 30 May Devitt entered the 2010 Best of the Super Juniors tournament and two weeks later finished second in his block with five victories, advancing to the semifinals of the tournament.
    More Details Hide Details On 13 June Devitt first defeated Taiji Ishimori in the semifinals and then Kota Ibushi in the finals to win the tournament and earn a shot at Naomichi Marufuji's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. On 19 June Devitt defeated Marufuji to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the first time.
    On 4 January 2010, at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome, Devitt and Taguchi successfully defended the titles against Averno and Último Guerrero.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 April Devitt and Taguchi were stripped of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, after not defending them for 30 days. On 8 May the two entered a tournament in an attempt to regain the Championship, but were defeated in the finals by the team of El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In December Devitt entered the 2009 Super J Cup.
    More Details Hide Details After defeating Atsushi Aoki, Danshoku Dino and YAMATO, Devitt was once again defeated in the finals of the tournament, this time by Naomichi Marufuji.
    On 30 May Devitt entered the 2009 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
    More Details Hide Details After winning his block in the round robin stage of the tournament, Devitt advanced to the semifinals, where he defeated Kota Ibushi. In the end, Devitt was defeated in the finals of the tournament by Koji Kanemoto.
    Devitt currently teams with Ryusuke Taguchi as Apollo 55 and on 5 July 2009, at Circuit 2009 New Japan Soul they defeated The Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    On 27 January 2008, Devitt and Minoru won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship together, Devitt's first major title reign.
    More Details Hide Details They lost the championship to AKIRA and Jushin Liger in February, before regaining the title on 21 July. After a near three-month reign they lost the championship to No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro) in October.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    He entered the tournament for the National Wrestling Alliance called Reclaiming the Glory in June 2007 to crown a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion after the title was stripped from TNA.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round he faced Australian wrestler Mikey Nicholls and won, but lost in the second round to Bryan Danielson at an NWA Empire show in North Tonawanda, New York. Devitt played football and Gaelic football when he was younger, before deciding to become a professional wrestler. He holds a first degree black belt in IBF submission wrestling. Devitt was a fan of the World of Sport show when he was a child. He was also a fan of the British Bulldogs, Shawn Michaels, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Koko B. Ware and Savio Vega. Devitt is good friends with fellow professional wrestler, Dru Onyx.
    In November 2007, TNA made a tour of NJPW, where Senshi and Christopher Daniels defeated Devitt and Minoru.
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    Afterwards, he returned to action, showing great improvement and was touted by fellow CTU teammate, Minoru, to win the 2007 Best of The Super Jr's Tournament in June 2007.
    More Details Hide Details However, this was not meant to be, as Devitt scored no points in the event.
    His momentum was halted in January 2007, when he suffered a serious knee injury, sidelining him from action in New Japan until early May of that year.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In May 2006, New Japan started doing some brand-exclusive events, and Devitt debuted for their WRESTLE LAND promotion as Pegasus Kid II, which led to comparisons between Devitt and the original Pegasus Kid, Chris Benoit.
    More Details Hide Details During his tour of New Japan in late August/early September, he started competing under his real identity as an Irish superstar. He eventually turned heel and started teaming with the Control Terrorism Unit (CTU) in an apprentice-type role. While teaming with CTU, he began a losing streak, aggravating his teammates to such a degree that they did not want anything to do with him anymore. This led to him being given one final chance on 6 October, where he rose to the occasion and impressed his CTU teammates enough to continue his association with them. To solidify his status with the stable, Devitt teamed with CTU leader, Jushin Liger to take on Wataru Inoue and Ryusuke Taguchi. In a huge twist, Devitt was the one to make the final cover on Inoue following a stiff brainbuster. From then on he was officially recognised as a member of the CTU.
    In April 2006, he made his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut against El Samurai using the ring name Prince Devitt.
    More Details Hide Details Devitt later stated in an interview with PowerSlam Mag that New Japan renamed him Prince Devitt because nobody Japanese could pronounce his actual name.
    The day after losing the British Commonwealth Championship, Devitt signed a contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling in March 2006.
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    He lost the British Commonwealth Championship to Karl Anderson in March 2006.
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    After impressing many promoters and trainers, he was invited to train in New Japan's main dojo in Japan, where, in early 2006, he began training in the Japanese style of professional wrestling.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    During late 2005, Devitt also began competing for the Millennium Wrestling Federation (MWF).
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut in a triple threat match at Soul Survivor III on 5 November, challenging for the MWF Television Championship against the champion Eddie Edwards and John Walters. He made his television debut on the November edition of MWF Ultra, in a match against Osirus.
    On 8 October 2005, in Nashville Tennessee, at the NWA 57th anniversary show, Devitt defeated Dru Onyx for his second British Commonwealth title.
    More Details Hide Details After the match both participants were invited to the New Japan Inoki Dojo in Santa Monica, California to train.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In mid-2002 Devitt opened up NWA Ireland, his own wrestling club in Ireland along with his co-promoter and fellow graduate of NWA UK Hammerlock, Paul Tracey; the company became the sister promotion of British counterpart under the same banner.
    More Details Hide Details As part of NWA Ireland, Devitt has trained numerous wrestlers, including Rebecca Knox.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 18
    After training there, Devitt debuted for NWA UK Hammerlock in 2000 at the relatively young age of eighteen, soon winning the NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating, his wrestling career started quickly, and he started touring Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1981.
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