Ruiz as A-Kid in 2019
Birth nameCarlos Ruiz
Born (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 27)
Madrid, Spain[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)A-Kid
Anonymous Kid
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 previously performed in NXT UK, where he was the inaugural NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion.[5][6] He also competed in various American and European independent circuits, notably for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Progress Wrestling, Chikara,[7] Defiant Wrestling[8] and White Wolf Wrestling (Triple W). 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.[9] However, they would be defeated by House Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, and Tyler Bate) in the first round.[10] Next year, he participated in Chikara's Rey de Voladores tournament,[11] but was defeated in the finals by Air Wolf.[10] 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 Championship.[12] They also faced each other at the RevPro 7th Anniversary Show.[13]

WWE (2019–present)

NXT UK and Heritage Cup Champion (2019–2022)

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.[14] On October 17, 2019, A-Kid was announced as having signed for the NXT UK brand.[15] He made his singles debut on October 31, 2019, defeating Kassius Ohno.[16] On November 26, 2020, A-Kid became the first-ever NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion by defeating Trent Seven in the finals of a tournament.[17] On the May 20, 2021, episode of NXT UK, A-Kid dropped the Heritage Cup to Tyler Bate. On the October 14 episode, A-Kid faced Ilja Dragunov for the NXT United Kingdom Championship, but was defeated.

NXT and repackage as Axiom (2022–present)

On the March 15th episode of WWE NXT A-Kid made his debut on the brand coming from NXT UK in a winning effort against Kushida (wrestler) for a opportunity for a ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver (2022) for the NXT North American Championship.[18] The following week he competed on NXT in a lossing effort against Grayson Waller.[19] The following week on March 29 A-Kid was entered in a triple threat match against Cameron Grimes and Roderick Strong in a last chance opportunity for the Stand & Deliver PLE North American Championship match.[20]

In July 2022, Ruiz was repackaged as a masked superhero named Axiom [21][22] He competed on the July 19 episode of NXT 2.0 defeating Dante Chen. He then entered a best of three series against Nathan Frazer where he won the first match oSeptember 6 episode of NXT 2.0 but lost the other two matches on September 14 and October 11 episodes of NXT. At NXT Deadline, Axiom failed to win the Iron Survivor Challenge. Axiom entered a brief rivalry with Carmelo Hayes where he lost to him on the December 13 episode of NXT but defeated Trick Williams on the January 17 episode of NXT. At NXT Stand & Deliver, Axiom failed to win the NXT North American Championship and lost again on the following episode of NXT to Wes Lee. Axiom entered a rivalry with Scrypts where he defeated him on the May 2 episode of NXT. Shortly afterward, the two started teaming after Scrypts turned face. On the July 18 edition of NXT, Scrypts turned on Axiom and aligned himself with the debuting Bronco Nima & Lucien Price during their scheduled match.

Axiom made his debut on the November 17, 2023 episode of SmackDown, in a losing effort to Dragon Lee.[23]

Other media

A-Kid made his video game debut in WWE 2K22 as downloadable content (DLC) alongside The Hurricane, Wes Lee, and Stacy Keibler known as the "Stand Back Pack".[24][25]

Championship and accomplishments


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  3. ^ World Wrestling Entertainment
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  5. ^ "WWE NXT UK: Oct. 31, 2019". FOX Sports. October 30, 2019.
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  7. ^ Rosado, Emmanuel (January 8, 2019). "A-Kid and Carlos Romo Officially Moving to the UK".
  8. ^ "Defiant Wrestling - A-Kid".
  9. ^ "Zayas, A-Kid y Adam Chase de la Triple W estarán en el KOT17 de Chikara". June 25, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Resultados de Chikara King of Trios 2017: Primera noche (1 de septiembre)". September 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Adam Chase y A-Kid, confirmados para el torneo CHIKARA Rey de Voladores 2018". June 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Los luchadores españoles A-Kid y Adam Chase ganan los campeonatos en parejas de ATTACK!". April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "A-Kid se enfrentará a Carlos Romo en el 7o Aniversario de RevPro UK". August 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "WWE: Los competidores españoles A-Kid y Carlos Romo disputan su primer encuentro en NXT UK". April 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "WWE anuncia a A-Kid como parte de NXT UK". October 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "A-Kid derrota a Kassius Ohno en su debut individual en NXT UK". October 31, 2019.
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  21. ^ "A-Kid recibe un cambio de personaje en su regreso a WWE NXT". 6 July 2022.
  22. ^ "A-Kid usará una máscara en su regreso a NXT como AXIOM". 13 July 2022.
  23. ^ "Axiom Makes WWE SmackDown Debut On 11/17, Loses To Dragon Lee". November 17, 2023. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
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