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David Stephen Finlay III (May 16, 1993) is a Dutch professional wrestler known simply as David Finlay. He is currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling. David is the son of former WCW/WWE wrestler Fit Finlay. Finlay is the current holder of NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship in his first title reign with Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima.

Early life

Finlay III has participated in wrestling, judo, football and table tennis.

Professional wrestling career

Early years (2012-2014)

Finlay trained under the direction of his father Fit Finlay. He debuted on December 22, 2012 in European Wrestling Promotion where he and his father won a Tag Team Irish Street Fight against Dan Collins & Robbie Brookside at EWP Christmas Wrestling 2012. Finlay wrestled his first singles match at this same event, defeating Big Van Walter by disqualification. The following year on December 5, 2013, Finlay traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, where he wrestled in the Africa Wrestling Alliance in a Four Way Elimination match for the AWA Cruiserweight Championship successfully retained by Vinnie Vegas.

During the course of 2014, Finlay wrestled throughout numerous promotions across the world, in the states and in Europe. On October 10, Finlay won his first championship when he debuted in Power Of Wrestling during Night #1 of its POW Catch Weltcup Tour. During Night 1, Finaly defeated Scotty Saxon and Veit Müller to win the vacant POW Junior Championship. On Night 2, held on October 11, Finlay defeated Scotty Saxon in a non-title singles match. Finlay vacated the title on August 20, 2015. During 2014, Finlay wrestled matches in Universal Independent Wrestling, Southern Fried Championship Wrestling, Superstars Of Wrestling, Fighting Spirit Wrestling and Sports Entertainment Wrestling.

During January and February 2015, Finlay wrestled in New York in matches for Fighting Spirit Wrestling and the New York Wrestling Connection.

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2015–present)

Finlay made his NJPW debut on May 22, 2015, during Night 1 of the Best Of The Super Junior XXII Tournament. He lost to former TNA star Alex Shelley. He continued his first year in NJPW, wrestling numerous tag team matches throughout the course of the year. The following year in 2016, Finlay won his second championship in his career on September 25. He won the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship with teammates Ricochet & Satoshi Kojima by defeating BULLET CLUB members Adam Cole, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson.

Ring Of Honor (2016)

On February 20, Finlay made his ROH debut during Night 2 of ROH/NJPW Honor Rising: Japan 2016 in a singles match won by Jay White.

Personal life

Finlay III is a third-generation professional wrestler. He is the son of David Edward Finlay, Jr. who wrestled as Fit Finlay and simply Finlay. Finlay III is the grandson of David Finlay Sr. and the nephew of William Finlay and Wendy Finlay.

In wrestling

  • Finishers and Signature Moves
  • Air Raid Crash
  • European Uppercut
  • Prima Nocta
  • Scarf Hold
  • Granby Roll
  • Kamikaze
  • German Suplex Hold
  • Nicknames
  • "Celtic Prince"
  • Tag Teams and Stables
  • Entrance themes

Championships and accomplishments

See also

External links

NJPW Roster
Bad Luck FaleBONE SOLDIERBUSHICody HallDavid FinlayEl DesperadoEVILFujinGedoHirai KawatoHirooki GotoHiroshi TanahashiHiroyoshi TenzanHiroyuki UnnoCaptain NOAHJay WhiteJuice RobinsonJushin Thunder LigerKamaitachiKatsuyori ShibataKazuchika OkadaKenny Omega

Kenta SatoKimihiko OzakiKuniaki KobayashiKUSHIDAMakoto AbeManabu NakanishiMarty AsamiMichael ElginSho TanakaRyusuke TaguchiSatoshi KojimaSeiji SakaguchiSuper Strong MachineTaichiTakashi IizukaTakeshi MisawaTakumi HonjoTama TongaTeruaki KanemitsuTetsuya NaitoTiger MaskTogi MakabeTomohiro IshiiToru YanoWataru InoueYOSHI-HASHIYoshitatsuYuji NagataYujiro Takahashi

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