FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Corey Graves;
Early Career (2009–2011)
After his football career came to an end due to injury, Jesse White started training to become a professional wrestler in 2009 in Japan with his father Leon White. He worked with his father on several occasions.
It was reported on April 30, 2011, that Jesse White had signed a developmental contract with WWE.
Jesse White made his Florida Championship Wrestling debut on the March 18, 2012 episode of FCW’s television show, where he was in a backstage video with Corey Graves and Summer Rae.
On March 17, 2012, Jake Carter won the Florida Tag Team Championship with Corey Graves by defeating Bo Rotundo and Husky Harris.
Jake Carter and Corey Graves would go on to successfully retain the Florida Tag Team Title against Mike Dalton and CJ Parker on April 22.
When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling, Jake Carter’s NXT television debut took place on the third episode of the rebooted WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he and Corey Graves defeated CJ Parker and Nick Rogers.
After a quiet dissociation from Corey Graves, Jake Carter would find himself winless in televised NXT matches.
January 9, 2013 – NXT Live Event: The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeated Jake Carter & Mike Dalton.
January 12, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Corey Graves defeated Jake Carter.
January 23, 2013 – NXT: Corey Graves defeated Jake Carter.
January 26, 2013 – Royal Rumble Fan Fest: Bray Wyatt defeated Jake Carter.
February 7, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Jake Carter & Paige defeated Sakamoto & Summer Rae.
February 13, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Garrett Dylan & Jake Carter defeated Marik Omori & Sakamoto.
February 14, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Garrett Dylan & Jake Carter defeated Axl Keegan & Travis Tyler.
February 24, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Jake Carter & Garrett Dylan defeated Baron Corbin & Sawyer Fulton.
February 28, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Garrett Dylan & Jake Carter defeated Mike Dalton & Scott Dawson.
March 7, 2013 – NXT: Garrett Dylan & Jake Carter defeated Axl Keegan & Travis Tyler in a dark match.
March 27, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Garrett Dylan & Jake Carter defeated Derrick Bateman & Mike Dalton.
April 5, 2013 – Wrestlemania Fan Axxess: Percy Watson defeated Jake Carter.
April 6, 2013 – Wrestlemania Fan Axxess: Kassius Ohno defeated Jake Carter.
May 9, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Danny Burch defeated Jake Carter.
May 24, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Alexander Rusev defeated Sami Zayn, Xavier Woods, Rick Victor, Baron Corbin, Conor O’Brian, Mojo Rawley, Colin Cassady, Jason Jordan, Knuckles Madsen, Jake Carter and Dante Dash to become the number one contender for the WWE NXT Title later that night.
May 25, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Alexander Rusev defeated Jake Carter, Sami Zayn & Xavier Woods in a Battle Royal.
May 30, 2013 – NXT: Garrett Dylan & Scott Dawson defeated Brandon Traven & Jake Carter.
June 19, 2013 – NXT: Xavier Woods defeated Jake Carter.
July 18, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Aiden English, Danny Burch & Jake Carter defeated CJ Parker, Jason Jordan & Kassius Ohno.
August 24, 2013 – NXT Live Event: CJ Parker & Camacho & Luther Ward defeated Baron Corbin, Cal Bishop & Jake Carter.
September 12, 2013 – NXT TV Tapings: Tensai defeated Jake Carter.
September 2013 – Jake Carter was released from his WWE contract.
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