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Charles "Chas" Betts (March 8, 1986) is an American professional wrestler and amateur wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he was working in their developmental branch WWE NXT under the ring name Chad Gable. He was a one-time WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champion and a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion.

Amateur wrestling career

Betts won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 84 kg GR and thus competed at the 2012 Olympics. He won against Keitani Graham from the Federated States of Micronesia in the qualification round to proceed to face off against Pablo Shorey of Cuba, losing 3-0, thus eliminating him from the competition. Chas was a Minnesota high school state champion and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University.

Chas defeated Jordan Holm 2 to 0 at the finals of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

Professional wrestling career

World Wrestling Entertainment (2013-present)

In November 2013, Betts announced that he had signed a contract with the professional wrestling promotion WWE. He was assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

NXT (2014-2016)

He made his in-ring debut as Chad Gable at a NXT house show in Cocoa Beach, Florida on September 5, 2014 where he defeated Troy McClain. On September 6, Gable defeated McClain again. On September 13, Gable was first defeated by CJ Parker. On the September 25 NXT Taping, Gable lost to Dash Wilder.

On February 6, Gable scored a win over Mike Rallis. Six days later on the February 12 NXT Taping, Gable defeated Rallis again. The following day on February 13, Gable defeated Rallis. On February 20, Gable lost to Solomon Crowe. On February 21, Gable defeated Michael Carter. On March 12, Gable defeated Rallis. During March 13 and March 14, Gable suffered consecutive defeats to Solomon Crowe. On April 2 Gable lost to Crowe. On the April 3 edition of NXT, Gable teamed with allies Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton in a losing six-man tag team match against Mike Rallis, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson. On April 4 and April 10 Gable lost to Solomon Crowe in singles action. On April 11, Gable wrestled and lost to Steve Cutler. On April 18 Gable once more endured another lost to Solomon Crowe in singles competition. During the May 1st, 2nd and 7th editions of NXT Gable endured consecutive defeats by Mojo Rawley. Mike Rallis would Gable on the May 9th and 23rd editions of NXT. Bull Dempsey handed Gable with a defeat May 14. The month of May concluded with losing singles matches, first against Solomon Crowe on May 29 and again against Mojo Rawley on May 30. On June 5, Gable lost to Tye Dillinger. On the June 18 NXT taping, Gable teamed with Jason Jordan to defeat Steve Cutler and Elias Samson. On June 27, Gable & Jordan lost to Aiden English & Simon Gotch.

On July 9, Gable & Jordan defeated Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. On July 11, Gable lost to Aiden English for the first time in singles action against each other. On July 16, Gable and Jason Jordan defeated Elias Samson & Manny Garcia.

Smackdown (2016-present)

Gable made his main roster debut August 9, 2016 on Smackdown, alongside his NXT tag team partner Jason Jordan. Known as American Alpha during the latter period of their time in NXT, they quickly became part of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament Title Tournament scene, advancing in the first round after eliminating team Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze). American Alpha advanced to the Fatal Four Way title match held on September 25, involving the defending champions Heath Slater & Rhyno, Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) and The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso). Although unsuccessful in winning the titles on that occasion, Gable and Jordan would continue to pursue Tag Team gold for the remaining months of 2016, in other tournaments and qualifier matches. On the December 27 edition of Smackdown, American Alpha won the Smackdown Tag Team titles in a Fatal Four Way Elimination match, defeating Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Usos, and defending champions Luke Harper & Randy Orton.

On the March 21, 2017 on Smackdown, American Alpha lost the tag titles to The Usos. After July 16, American Alpha dissolved after Jason Jordan's departure from the team as a result of his draft to the Raw roster. Gable formed a new team with former tag team champion Shelton Benjamin. The new team won their debut match during the August 29th episode of Smackdown, defeating The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor). Gable and Benjamin quickly joined the tag team title picture, wrestling in their first title match on October 9 in a Four Way against the defending tag team champions The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso), along with challengers Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) and The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods). Throughout the months of November and December 2017, Gable and Benjamin continued to be involved in tag team title matches, including a Four Way title match at Clash Of Champions where they met The Usos, Aiden English & Rusev and The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston). On December 26, Gable and Benjamin won a Number 1 Contendership Triple Threat match after defeating Aiden English & Rusev and The New Day members Big E & Xavier Woods. During the December 28 Holiday Tour, Gable and Benjamin met the tag champions The Usos in a Triple Threat match involving Big E & Xavier Woods. Once more The Usos successfully defeated both challenger teams.

During the New Year's special edition of Smackdown on January 2, 2018, Gable and Benjamin once more had a title match against The Usos. During the match, both teams made simultaneous tags to their partners. Both teams eventually found themselves out of the ring and at the latter moments of their title match, causing confusion as to who were the legal participants. Once inside the ring, Gable and Benjamin administered a top-rope powerbomb to one half of the Usos team, allowing Gable to secure a pin. However, a second referee entered the ring to challenge the decision, pointing out the fact that Gable was not the legal man, nor was his opponent. The match was restarted and resulted in the Usos successfully defeating Gable and Benjamin, to retain the tag team titles.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Ankle lock – 2015-present
    • O'Connor roll transitioned into a bridging German suplex – 2015-present
  • Signature moves
    • Bow and arrow hold
    • Cross armbreaker while hanging on the rope
    • Diving clothesline
    • Diving headbutt
    • Dropkick
    • Headscissors takedown
    • Judo throw
    • Moonsault, sometimes to the outside
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Alpha-Plex (Overhead belly-to-belly suplex)
      • Exploder
      • German
  • With Jason Jordan
    • Finishing moves
      • Grand Amplitude (Aided bridging high angle belly to back suplex)
      • Tech Fall (Electric chair lift (Jordan) / diving bulldog (Gable) combination)
  • Entrance themes
  • Catchphrases
    • "Ready, Willing and Gable"

Championships and accomplishments

Amateur wrestling

  • High School
    • Minnesota State Wrestling Champion (2004)
  • International Medals
    • World University Games silver medal (2006)
    • Pan-American Championships Gold medal (2012)
    • Gedza International silver medal (2012)
    • Pan-American Olympic Qualifier silver medal (2012)
    • Granma Cup Bronze medal (2012)
    • Dave Schultz Memorial International Gold medal (2012)
  • Olympic Games
    • Olympic Team Member (2012)
    • U.S. Olympic Trials Champion (2012)

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