Bray Wrestler Fergal Devitt has been signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, the company announced yesterday.
The 33-year-old Bray native will compete in WWE’s developmental territory NXT and he reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, yesterday.
While he will be a relative unknown for the majority of WWE fans, Devitt, who is better known as Prince Devitt, has already had a distinguished career in sports-entertainment and has long been considered one of the hottest free agents in the world.
Devitt spent eight years wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he captured the prestigious IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship three times, and he won New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament, the same tournament won by the likes of WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero,twice, in 2010 and 2013.
He began his career in the U.K and U.S. independent scenes as well as spending time in Mexico. Devitt also set up the now defunct NWA Ireland and he has also been heavily involved in Bray based promotion Fight Factory Pro Wrestling.