|Ring Names|| Derrick Bateman (FCW, WWE NXT) |
Mike Hutter (OVW)
Agent D (FCW)
Agent B (FCW)
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||224 lbs (93 kg)|
Michael Hutter (born March 18) is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, where he performs in its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling, under the ring name Derrick Bateman. He was part of the fourth season of NXT.
Professional wrestling career
Hutter wrestled regularly for several promotions in the Ohio region after making his debut. He wrestled Vincent Nothing to a no contest at an Absolutely Intense Wrestling show on October 12, 2006. He also wrestled for Pro Wrestling Ohio, making his debut on episode nine of the television show, as an ally M-Dogg 20, under the name the "Deviant" Michael Hutter. He immediately began feuding with Josh Prohibiton and Johnny Gargano and in the main event on episode 13 he teamed with Jason Bane to defeat Prohibiton and Gargano. He made his final appearance for the promotion on episode 16, losing to Prohibition in a match to determine the participants in a match for the PWO Hevayweight Championship.
Hutter made his Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) debut at the March 27, 2007 television tapings, where he lost Tony Braddock in a dark match using his real name. The following week he lost to Mike Mondo in a dark match, before changing his ring name to 'Mike Hutter'. He competed in several more dark matches before the television tapings, teaming with Nick Nemeth and Chris Cage in a loss to Mike Kruel, Vladimir Kozlov, and Boris Alexiev in a six-man tag team match, before losing to Mondo again. At the April 25 television tapings, Hutter teamed with TJ Dalton and Jamin Olivencia in defeat to Pat Buck, Johnny Punch and Braddock, before losing to Del Electrico in a dark match at the May 2 tapings. Throughout May he went on to lose to Anthony Polaski (a renamed Tony Braddock) in a dark match and Dan Rodman, and at the May 23 tapings, he was attacked by Kruel, Kozlov, and Mr. Strongo. In his final OVW appearance in June, Hutter competed in a gauntlet match to earn a match against the WWE United States Champion, Montel Vontavious Porter, but the match was won by Chet The Jet.
On June 27, 2007, Hutter appeared at a Derby City Wrestling show in Louisville, Kentucky, where he teamed with Osiris to defeat The Belgian Brawler and Apocalypse in a dark match. On December 9, 2007, Firestorm Pro Wrestling held its inaugural show Destroy Erase Improve, which saw the start of a six-man round robin tournament, in which Hutter competed. The tournament lasted nine months, before ending on September 12, 2008 at Something to Die For. That same show, Hutter won a six-man elimination match to become the inaugural Firestorm Pro Heavyweight Champion. Hutter made his last appearance with Firestorm Pro Wrestling on December 13, 2008, when he vacated the Firestorm Pro Heavyweight Championship, which he later awarded to John McChesney when McChesney won a four-way match for the vacant championship.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Florida Championship Wrestling (2009–present)
Hutter made his Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) debut on February 9, 2009, as 'Mike Hutter', when he lost to Drew McIntyre. On February 19, he changed his ring name to 'Derrick Bateman', and gained Abraham Washington as a Manager as he teamed with Lennox McEnroe in a loss to Scotty Goldman and DJ Gabriel. At the February 26 television tapings, Hutter, Washington, and Tristan Delta lost a dark match to Brett DiBiase, Maverick Darsow, and Tank Mulligan. In March, he and Dylan Klein lost to Kafu and Sweet Papi Sanchez. In April, he became known as 'Agent D.', as part of Washington's Secret Service stable alongside Agent T. and Agent J. He reverted to his 'Derrick Bateman' name in June, in a loss to DJ Gabriel.
After a hiatus, Bateman returned to FCW in 2010, teaming with Adam Henderson in a loss to The Rotundo Brothers (Bo and Duke). In March, he lost to Richie Steamboat and Joe Hennig in singles competition, and to Johnny Prime, Orlando Colón, and Incognito as part of a six-man tag team match, before defeating Rudy Parker. He went on to lose to Skip Sheffield, Percy Watson, Mason Ryan, Wes Brisco, and Eli Cottonwood over the next several months. In mid-2010, he formed a tag team known as The Handsome Man's Express with Leo Kruger, and the pair unsuccessfully challenged Los Aviadores (Hunico and Epico) for the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship on July 2. The Handsome Man's Express disbanded as a team shortly afterward, with Kruger defeating Bateman in a singles match on July 29. On August 12, 2010, Hutter teamed with Johnny Curtis to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship by defeating the team of Donny Marlow and Brodus Clay and the defending champions, Los Aviadores in a three-way tag team match. They went on to successfully defend the championship against Los Aviadores, Clay and Marlow, and The Dudebusters (Caylen Croft and Trent Barretta). After a near three month reign, Bateman and Curtis lost the championship to Wes Brisco and Xavier Woods on November 4.
During the finale of season three of NXT, it was announced that Bateman would be part of the fourth season, with Daniel Bryan as his mentor. He made his in-ring debut for NXT the following week during the season premiere, teaming with Bryan in a loss to Conor O'Brian and his pro Alberto Del Rio. He had his first singles match on NXT on December 14, but lost to Del Rio by submission. The following week, Bateman won two challenges, earning points towards immunity from elimination. Following the first elimination, the immunity points were reset to zero, and on the January 11, 2011, episode of NXT, Bateman won both challenges to earn three immunity points in total. The following week, Bateman won another challenge, bringing his immunity points total to seven and earning him immunity from elimination. On the same episode, Bateman won his first match on NXT, teaming with Bryan to defeat Brodus Clay and Ted DiBiase in a tag team match. Bateman made it to the final three competitors, but was eliminated on the February 22 episode of NXT.
Bateman returned to NXT Redemption later on after there was only 2 other guys left. He turned heel and was abandoned by Daniel Bryan, who had returned to mentor him once more (an oddity as all the other rookies were assigned new pros).
Hutter made his film debut in the 2009 horror film The House of the Devil in a small role as one of the background talent.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #380 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2010
|Daniel Bryan • Darren Young • David Otunga • Heath Slater • Justin Gabriel • Michael Tarver • Skip Sheffield • Wade Barrett|
|Alex Riley • Eli Cottonwood • Husky Harris • Kaval • Lucky Cannon • Michael McGillicutty • Percy Watson • Titus O'Neil|
|AJ Lee • Aksana • Jamie Keyes • Kaitlyn • Maxine • Naomi Night|
|Brodus Clay • Byron Saxton • Conor O'Brian • Derrick Bateman • Jacob Novak • Johnny Curtis|
|Byron Saxton • Conor O'Brian • Darren Young • Jacob Novak • Lucky Cannon • Titus O'Neil • Derrick Bateman|
|NXT season 1 • NXT season 2 • NXT season 3 • NXT season 4 • NXT season 5 • NXT season 6|