Profile last updated by: M.A LeBlanc

Tommy Taylor

Tommy Taylor

[The British Lion's
Are Ready To Roar
]

[Alan Wojcik interviews
The British Lion's
]

Title History

  • Midlands Wrestling Tag Team titles w/Chris Gray defeating Will Assault & Big Bad Albert (December 6, 2006);
  • European Mid-Heavyweight title defeating Bull Blitzer (January 24, 2007);
  • Texas Area Championship defeating Texas Joe Savoldi (August 12, 2005);
  • UCW World Tag Team titles w/Chris Gray defeating The Heartbreak Express (August 22, 2008);
  • FIP (Full Impact Pro) Tag Team titles w/Chris Gray defeating Roderick Strong & Erick Stevens in a Steel Cage (October 3, 2009);
  • NWA FUW tag team titles with Andreas Rossi defeating Damien Angel and Eddie Taurus (March 30, 2013);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning (British Wrestling):

  • May 2002: Steve Taylor started training at Sir Jeff Kaye’s Wrestling School in Leeds England..
  • January 24, 2003: Steve Taylor competed in his first professional wrestling match and won!
  • 2003-2006: Competed in 45-60 minute matches against top rival Chris Gray more than 500 times across Europe..
  • Summer 2004: Steve Taylor toured for Colin Deaton’s World of Sport; 10 shows a week, 8 weeks in a row..
  • Summer 2004: Steve Taylor tagged with friend and long time opponent Chris Gray for the first time as “the Renegades”..
  • November 15, 2005: Steve Taylor made his WWE debut against Carlito on Sunday Night Heat..
  • November 16, 2005: Simon Dean (Mike Bucci) defeated Steve Taylor..
  • Steve Taylor started training Olympic style wrestling at Roy Wood’s famous school in Wigan..
  • January 25, 2007: Won European Mid-Heavyweight Championship in Hometown of Leeds on 21st Birthday!

WWE – Florida Championship Wrestling:

  • April 16, 2007: Steve Taylor signed a World Wrestling Entertainment developmental contract..
  • September 15, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: G-Rilla and Jake Hager defeated Kofi Kingston and Steve Taylor.
  • September 25, 2007–FCW: Kofi Kingston, Johnny Curtis and Robert Anthony beat Rycklon Stephens, Giant Titan and Steve Taylor.
  • November 27, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Johnny Curtis defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • December 1, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Kofi Kingston and Tommy Taylor defeated Jake Hager and Mike Mondo..
  • December 4, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Robert Anthony and Brianna Bella beat Tommy Taylor and Victoria Crawford.
  • December 11, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: “The Carnival Freak” Sinn Bowdee beat Tommy Taylor in New Port Richey..
  • December 18, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Bryan Kelly defeated Tommy Taylor in New Port Richey, Florida..
  • January 8, 2008–Florida Championship Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Chris Gray and Brandon Groom in a 3-WAY..
  • January 12, 2008–Florida Championship Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Brandon Groom and Chris Gray in a 3-WAY..
  • January 19, 2008 – FCW: Tommy Taylor defeated Chris Gray.
  • January 29, 2008 – FCW: Sheamus, Hade Vansen and Sinn Bowdee defeated Brandon Groom, Tommy Taylor and Brad Allen.
  • February 5, 2008 – FCW: Nic Nemeth and Brad Allen defeated Brandon Groom and Tommy Taylor.
  • February 12, 2008 – FCW: 7FT Giant Titan (w/Mosca) defeated Brandon Groom and Tommy Taylor in a Handicap match.
  • February 15, 2008 – FCW: “Thee Superstar” Christopher Gray defeated Tommy Taylor and Brandon “The Greek” Groom in a 3-WAY.
  • Tommy Taylor formed a tag team with Chris Gray as the British Lions, managed by David Taylor..
  • February 19, 2008 – FCW: Sheamus and Kafu (debut) defeated “Thee Superstar” Christopher Gray and “The Rascal” Tommy Taylor (w/British wrestling legend Dave Taylor).
  • March 4, 2008 – FCW: The 7ft Giant Titan (w/”Rough House” Ralph Mosca) defeated “Rascal” Tommy Taylor.
  • April 15, 2008 – FCW: Colt Cabana defeated Tommy Taylor to continue his winning streak.
  • April 22, 2008: Tommy Taylor was released from his World Wrestling Entertainment developmental contract..

Back on the Indies:

  • August 22, 2008–UCW: The British Lions defeated The Heartbreak Express to win the UCW tag team titles in Dade City, Florida..
  • August 23, 2009–FIP: Heartbreak Enterprises (Rex Sterling and Damien Wayne) beat The British Lions (Chris Gray and Tommy Taylor)
  • August 24, 2008–GEAR Wrestling: Jerrelle Clarke and Nooie Lee defeated The British Lions (Chris Gray and Tommy Taylor) in Orlando..
  • August 30, 2008–FPWA: The Psychedelics defeated The British Lions by disqualification after The Lions used The British flag as A weapon..
  • 2008 The British Lions Were Featured In Issue 32 Of Fighting Spirit Magazine.
  • September 13, 2008–Pro Wrestling Fusion: Tommy Taylor defeated Johnny Vandal in Boynton Beach, Florida..
  • September 26, 2008–JPC Night 1: Sal Rinauro defeated Chris Gray in the 1st Round Of The Tournament
  • September 27, 2008–JPC Night 2: The British Lions won a tag team gauntlet over five other teams..
  • ~~~The Heartbreak Express, Nooie Lee/Jerrelle Clark, Damballah/Mad Man Mandrake, the Lifeguards and the Loggers..
  • October 11, 2008–FIP: The British Lions (Chris Gray and Tommy Taylor) beat Heartbreak Assassins (Damien Wayne and Rex Sterling)
  • November 8, 2008–Pro Wrestling Riot: The British Lions defeated Lou the Fixer and Raymond Snow (w/Vic Slowhand) in Florida.
  • November 29, 2008–Pro Wrestling Fusion: Tommy Taylor defeated C.J. O’Doyle in Fort Pierce, Florida..
  • December 2, 2008–High Profile Wrestling: Scotty 2 Hooty and Afroboy defeated The British Lions in Kissimmee Florida.
  • December 19, 2008–Full Impact Pro: The Heartbreak Assasins defeated The British Lions in Melbourne, Florida.
  • December 20, 2008–Full Impact Pro: The Dark City Fight Club defeated The British Lions in Crystal River, Florida.
  • February 6, 2009 – Ring of Honor: Christopher Gray and Tommy Taylor defeated The Heartbreak Express in Coral Springs, Florida.
  • February 7, 2009 – Ring of Honor: Kenny King and Rhett Titus defeated The British Lions (Chris Gray and Tommy Taylor)..
  • February 14, 2009–Pro Wrestling Riot: The Dark City Fight Club defeated The British Lions in Port Richey, Florida..
  • March 7, 2009–Pro Wrestling Fusion: Christopher Gray defeated Tommy Taylor in Ft Pierce, Florida.
  • March 28, 2009–Full Impact Pro: ROH World champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Tommy Taylor in a non-title match..
  • May 2, 2009–Full Impact Pro: Roderick Strong and Erick Stevens defeated The British Lions to retain the FIP tag team titles.
  • May 23, 2009–NWA Charlotte: The British Lions (debut) defeated The American Gangsters In There Debut in Charlotte, NC..
  • May 30, 2009–NWA Charlotte: The British Lions (Christopher Gray and Tommy Taylor) beat Brad Anderson in a handicap match..
  • ~~~The Naturals defeated The British Lions in the 2nd round of the Inaugural Queen City Tag Team Classic – Charlotte, NC..
  • June 6, 2009–Full Impact Pro: The British Lions and Rhett Titus defeated Roderick Strong & Erick Stevens and Chris Jones.
  • June 13, 2009–NWA Powerslam: The British Lions defeated Sal Rinauro and Seth Delay in Cedartown, Georgia..
  • June 24, 2009–ACW: The British Lions defeated Nick Fame and Justin Cade in New Port Richey, Florida.
  • August 1, 2009–Full Impact Pro: Roderick Strong and Erick Stevens defeated The British Lions (Chris Gray and Tommy Taylor) to retain the FIP Tag Team titles in a Texas Tornado Rules match in Crystal River, Florida..
  • August 29, 2009–WXW: The team of Sulu Afi and Mike Cruz defeated The British Lions in Leesburg, Florida..
  • September 20, 2009–Rampage Pro Wrestling (TV Taping #1): The British Lions defeated Cash Vault in Warner Robins, Georgia..
  • September 20, 2009–Rampage Pro Wrestling (TV Taping #2): Cash Vault and Adrian Hawkins beat The British Lions and Chip Day..
  • September 26, 2009–WXW Wrestling The British Lions defeated Sulu Afi and Afro Boy in Minneola, Florida..
  • October 3, 2009–FIP: The British Lions defeated Roderick Strong and Erick Stevens in a Steel Cage to win the new FIP tag team titles!
  • January 29, 2010–WWA: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Tommy Taylor in Melbourne, Florida..
  • February 20, 2010–WXW Wrestling: Malicous Intent aka The British Lions defeated the Hatchet City All Stars in Mineola, FL..
  • March 6, 2010–NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion: Kazuchika Okada defeated “The Phoenix” Tommy Taylor in Tampa, Florida..
  • March 12, 2010–WXW Wrestling: The Hatchet City Allstars beat British Lions and European Union in a 3 way in Minneola, FL..
  • March 13, 2010–NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion: Tommy Taylor defeated Christopher Gray in Jacksonville, FL..
  • April 17, 2010–Full Impact Pro: The British Lions defeated Jerrelle Clark and Nooie Lee to retain the FIP tag team titles!
  • April 10, 2010–Pro Wrestling Fusion: Sinn Bohdi vs. Tommy Taylor ended in a no contest.
  • April 16, 2010–Pro Wrestling Fusion: The Sheik defeated Tommy Taylor to retain the NWA North American title..
  • April 30, 2010–WWA: The Dark City Fight Club defeated The British Lions in Melbourne, Florida..
  • June 26, 2010–Full Impact Pro: The British Lions beat The Dark City Fight Club and Irish Airborne in a 3-WAY to retain their titles..
  • July 31, 2010–Full Impact Pro: The Dark City Fight Club defeated The British Lions to win the FIP tag team titles in Crystal River, FL.
  • November 6, 2010–NWA Florida: NWA Florida heavyweight champion Tommy Taylor defeated Shawn Spears to retain the title.
  • June 28, 2012–EVOLVE 14: Jon Davis defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • June 29, 2012–EVOLVE 15: Bobby Fish defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • June 30, 2012–EVOLVE 16: AR Fox defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • July 14, 2012–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Barney Rumble.
  • August 3, 2012–BELEIVE XLIV: Tommy Taylor defeated Rafael Altair.
  • August 11, 2012–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor vs Eric Cooper ended in a double disqualification.
  • September 8, 2012–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Aaron Epic.
  • October 12, 2012–4FW: Kory Chavis defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • October 13, 2012–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor vs Kory Chavis ended in a no contest.
  • October 27, 2012–4FW: Antonio De Luca defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • January 19, 2013–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Steelhorse Vachon.
  • February 1, 2013–FIP: Tommy Taylor defeated Johnny Vandal.
  • February 9, 2013–NWA FUW: Tommy Taylor defeated Kenneth Cameron.
  • February 16, 2013–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Steelhorse Storm. Tommy Taylor defeated Vordell Walker.
  • March 14, 2013–NWA FUW: Tommy Taylor defeated Angel Santos.
  • March 15, 2013–FIP: Tommy Taylor defeated Jonathan Gresham.
  • March 16, 2013–NWA FUW: Tommy Taylor defeated Kenneth Cameron.
  • March 23, 2013–Vintage Wrestling: Vintage heavyweight champion Kory Chavis defeated Tommy Taylor to retain the title.
  • March 30, 2013–NWA FUW: Tommy Taylor and Andreas Rossi defeated Damien Angel and Eddie Taurus to win the NWA FUW tag team titles.
  • April 20, 2013–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated QT Marshall.
  • April 26, 2013–FIP: The Bravado Brothers defeated Tommy Taylor and Kenneth Cameron.
  • April 27, 2013–NWA FUW: NWA FUW tag team champions Tommy Taylor and Andreas Rossi defeated JB Cool and Joey Epix to retain the titles.
  • May 18, 2013–Vintage Wrestling: Tommy Taylor defeated Teddy Stigma.
  • May 24, 2013–CWFL: Cage defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • May 25, 2013–NWA FUW: NWA FUW tag team champions Tommy Taylor and Andreas Rossi defeated James Alexander and JD Maverick to retain the titles.
  • May 30, 2013–EVOLVE 20: Lince Dorado defeated Tommy Taylor, Caleb Konley, Jon Davis, Andrew Everett and Shane Strickland in a 6-way fray.
  • June 21, 2013–EVOLVE 21: Caleb Konley defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • June 22, 2013–EVOLVE 22: Anthony Nese defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • September 1, 2013–NWA FUW: Kenneth Cameron defeated Tommy Taylor.
  • October 23, 2013–NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension (Conor O’Brian and Rick Victor) defeated Tommy Taylor and Casey Marin in a non-title match.
  • November 3, 2013–NWA FUW: Jeff Boom defeated Tommy Taylor.