A-Kid
A-Kid.jpg
A-Kid in 2019
Born (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 25)
Madrid, Spain[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)A-Kid
Anonymous Kid
Axiom
El Niño Anónimo[2]
The Kung-Fu Kid[1]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight154 lb (70 kg)
Billed fromMadrid, Spain
Debut20 July 2012[3]

Carlos Ruiz[4] (born May 9, 1997) is a Spanish professional wrestler known under his ringname A-Kid. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on NXT as Axiom. He has also performed in NXT UK, where he was the inaugural NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion.[5][6] He has previously competed on the American and European independent circuits, notably for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Progress Wrestling, Chikara,[7] Defiant Wrestling[8] and White Wolf Wrestling (Triple W). Ruiz is the first European Spanish-born wrestler to ever sign with the WWE.[9] In 2018, Ruiz became the first Spaniard and, at the age of 20, the youngest wrestler to ever compete in a singles match rated 5 stars by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Professional wrestling career

International promotions (2012–2019)

In June 2016, it was announced A-Kid would participate with Rod Zayas and Adam Chase in Chikara's King of Trios, as House White Wolf.[10] However, they would be defeated by House British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) in the first round.[11] Next year, he participated in the Chikaras Rey de Voladores tournament,[12] but was defeated in the finals by Air Wolf.[11] The following years, A-Kid and Adam Chase (later, Carlos Romo) wrestled in the British circuit as Team White Wolf, winning the Attack! Tag Team Championships.[13] They also faced each other in RevPro 7th Anniversary Show.[14]

WWE (2019–present)

A-Kid made his WWE debut alongside fellow wrestler Carlos Romo on April 20, 2019, where they were defeated by Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) during a set of NXT UK tapings.[15] On October 17, 2019, A-Kid was announced as having signed for the NXT UK brand.[16] He made his singles debut on October 31, 2019, defeating Kassius Ohno.[17] On November 26, 2020, A-Kid became the first ever NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion by defeating Trent Seven at the finals.[18] On the May 20, 2021 edition of NXT UK, A-Kid dropped the NXT UK Heritage Cup to Tyler Bate. On the October 14 episode of NXT UK, A-Kid faced Ilja Dragunov for the NXT UK Championship but was defeated. In July 2022, Ruiz was repackaged as a superhero masked wrestler named Axiom.[19][20]

Other media

A-Kid made his video game debut on WWE 2K22 as a DLC alongside The Hurricane, Wes Lee, and Stacy Keibler known as the Stand Back Pack.[21][22]

Championship and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b "A-Kid: Profile & Match Listing - Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)". www.profightdb.com.
  2. ^ "A-Kid Profile". wrestlingdata.com.
  3. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment
  4. ^ "A-Kid, de un pequeño gimnasio de Madrid a la cima de la lucha libre mundial". La Vanguardia. December 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "WWE NXT UK: Oct. 31, 2019". FOX Sports. October 30, 2019. ((cite web)): |first1= missing |last1= (help)
  6. ^ "WWE NXT UK Hypes Debut of A-Kid". October 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Rosado, Emmanuel (January 8, 2019). "A-Kid and Carlos Romo Officially Moving to the UK".
  8. ^ "Defiant Wrestling - A-Kid". wearedefiant.com.
  9. ^ "The First Spanish Fighter in WWE History". 21 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Zayas, A-Kid y Adam Chase de la Triple W estarán en el KOT17 de Chikara". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. June 25, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Resultados de Chikara King of Trios 2017: Primera noche (1 de septiembre)". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. September 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Adam Chase y A-Kid, confirmados para el torneo CHIKARA Rey de Voladores 2018". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. June 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Los luchadores españoles A-Kid y Adam Chase ganan los campeonatos en parejas de ATTACK!". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "A-Kid se enfrentará a Carlos Romo en el 7o Aniversario de RevPro UK". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. August 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "WWE: Los competidores españoles A-Kid y Carlos Romo disputan su primer encuentro en NXT UK". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. April 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "WWE anuncia a A-Kid como parte de NXT UK". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. October 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "A-Kid derrota a Kassius Ohno en su debut individual en NXT UK". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. October 31, 2019.
  18. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 26, 2020). "WWE NXT UK #120 - TV-Show @ BT Sport Studios in London, England, UK". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  19. ^ "A-Kid recibe un cambio de personaje en su regreso a WWE NXT". 6 July 2022.
  20. ^ "A-Kid usará una máscara en su regreso a NXT como AXIOM". 13 July 2022.
  21. ^ "A-Kid". Thesmackdownhotel.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2022.
  22. ^ "WWE 2K22 Video Shows Wes Lee DLC". Gamerant.com. 4 June 2022. Archived from the original on June 5, 2022.
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  24. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2021". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  25. ^ "El luchador español A-Kid gana el torneo Ambition de wXw". solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com. October 9, 2019.
  26. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (October 6, 2019). "Ambition: Wildcard Edition (2019)". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  27. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (April 9, 2016). "Triple W Absolute Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  28. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 4, 2017). "Triple W Extreme Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  29. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (April 9, 2016). "Triple W Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  30. ^ "Titles « A-Kid « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  31. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 26, 2020). "NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  32. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 26, 2020). "WWE NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship Tournament". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 19, 2020.