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Cory James Weston (September 4, 1987) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he wrestles in its developmental show WWE NXT under the ring name Wesley Blake.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2011-2013)

Weston trained under Dory Funk Jr. and debuted in his Funkin' Conservatory (FC) promotion. His debut match on May 26, 2011 a title match in which he won the FC European Championship from Damian Steele. Weston spent three years wrestling in FC from May 2011 until May of 2013.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2013-present)

WWE NXT (2013-present)

Blake joined WWE's NXT roster in 2013 and made his first match appearance on October 11, facing and losing to Jason Jordan. For the remainder of the 2013 year, Blake would suffer consecutive losses in singles and tag team matches. It was on April 19, 2014 when he and partner Camancho defeated Baron Corbin & Sawyer Fulton. On May 2, Blake teamed with Mojo Rawley to win against Aiden English & Simon Gotch. Afterwards, Blake would resume his losing streak for the remainder of the 2014 summer.

In August 2014, Blake abandoned the cowboy character and formed a tag team with Buddy Murphy. On the August 14 episode of NXT, they were defeated in the first round of a number one contender tag team tournament by Kalisto and Sin Cara, later known as the Lucha Dragons. For the rest of 2014, Blake and Murphy lost multiple matches to the Lucha Dragons and the Vaudevillains (Simon Gotch and Aiden English). Blake and Murphy were once referred to as Team Thick in October, but that name was dropped in later episodes. Also in October 2014, Blake and Murphy lost a number one contender tag team battle royal, being eliminated by the Ascension.

On the January 21, 2015 episode of NXT, Blake and Murphy scored their first-ever victory by defeating the Vaudevillains. This led to a title match on the January 28, 2015 episode of NXT where Blake and Murphy defeated champions the Lucha Dragons to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.

In 2017, Blake have formed a new tag team with Steve Cutler where they have a Texan biker style gimmick.

Personal life

Weston hails from San Marcos, Texas. He and his younger sister were from a single parent family, being brought up by their mother. He graduated from Texas State University. There, he was a strength instructor and also played college football. Weston also played football at the all-state high school level, including for the Medina Valley Panthers in 2005, where he played as the middle linebacker. In October 2016, it was announced that Weston was expecting his first child with former WWE developmental wrestler, Sara Lee. In early November, it was announced that the baby is a girl.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Frog splash
  • Signature moves
    • Big boot
    • Double knee backbreaker, sometimes to a rope hung opponent
    • Double underhook powerbomb
    • Moonsault
    • Running powerslam
    • Slingshot somersault senton
    • Springboard forearm smash
  • Nicknames
    • "Cowboy"
    • "Wild"
    • "Beautiful Blonde"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Action Packed" by Kosinus (NXT; December 1, 2014 - May 20, 2015; used while teaming with Murphy)
    • "Opposite Ends of the World" by CFO$ (NXT; May 20, 2015 – July 6, 2016; used while teaming with Murphy)
    • "Ahead" by Klooz & Sylvain Lux (NXT; July 6, 2016 – present)

Championships and accomplishments

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