Professional wrestling career
After a 4-year collegiate career, Jake was offered a tryout with WWE in June 2013. Jake entered the business and wrestled under his shoot name "Jake James" for several months before changing it to Jaxson James for personal preferences. His debut match was in late June 2013 in Upstate, SC. James quickly moved on with his career and began wrestling at various locations around South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and in Pennsylvania.
James has worked for WWE on several occasions since his tryout in 2013, including appearing as Adam Rose's bunny during the May 12, 2013 edition of Raw. On November 17, 2015, James wrestled a dark match won by Fandango.
James attended Newberry College, graduating with a degree in History and Education. He did his student teaching at Chapin Middle School near Newberry. He is a former security professional and currently works as an independent professional wrestler around the country. James competed in football at North Greenville University before transferring to Newberry College where he competed and started for 3 years. James made the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll all 3 years at Newberry and made the NCAA Division 2 All-Academic List by upon graduation. In 2011, James received an award for Highest GPA on the Newberry College football team. James played played Tight End/H-Back.
Championships and accomplishments
- OSCW Tag Team Championship - w/ Gangrel
- Ranked 337 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015