Brennan Marcellus Williams (February 5, 1991) is an American former NFL football player and current professional wrestler signed to WWE, appearing on its developmental brand NXT. Williams who made his professional wrestling debut in Booker T's wrestling promotion Reality of Wrestling in Houston, Texas under the ring name Marcellus Black.
Professional wrestling career
He made his debut with Reality of Wrestling on February 1, 2016, under the ring name of Marcellus Black nicknamed "The Shogun of the ROW". He destroyed the ROW faction known as the Legion, ending his segment with an Irish whip into a sitout powerbomb to the leader Shawn Hendrix.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
Brennan Williams made his debut on the September 30 edition of NXT in a 15-Man Battle Royal won by Dan Matha. On October 20 at NXT, Williams wrestled and was defeated by Lince Dorado. On December 16, he lost to Dorado in a rematch.
On January 21, 2017 Williams scored his first NXT victory, defeating Kishan Raftar. Over the course of 2017, he picked up a string of losses to other NXT trainees including Steve Cutler, Montez Ford, Mark Andrews, Buddy Murphy, Babatunde Aiyegbusi, Sawyer Fulton, Jeet Rama, Angelo Dawkins, Raul Mendoza and No Way Jose in mostly singles matches. He won his second singles match on December 7, defeating newcomer Chad Lail. On February 3, 2018, Williams competed in a Number One Contendership Fatal-Four Way for the NXT Championship against Buddy Murphy, Jeet Rama and Raul Mendoza, ending with Murphy becoming the new Number One Contender. Williams won his first singles victory on February 8, defeating Christopher Dijak. He would then go on to team with Dijak during the course of April and May in several tag matches against teams including TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne), The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake) and numerous randomized pairings of NXT singles wrestlers. Williams also wrestled against new opponents in singles matches including against Fabian Aichner, Kassius Ohno and Lars Sullivan.
- Finishers & signature moves
- Sitout Powerbomb
- Nico-Nico Knee (Running high knee on cornered opponent)
- Entrance Music
- "The Shogun of ROW"
- Managers and valets
- Teams and stables