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Chase University
MembersAndre Chase (leader)
Duke Hudson
Thea Hail
Tyler Bate (honorary)
Name(s)Andre Chase University
Chase U
Chase University
Billed heightsChase: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Duke: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Thea: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Bate: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
billed weight
600 lb (270 kg)
Bodhi Hayward
DebutJanuary 4, 2022[citation needed]
Years active2022–present

Chase University (often known as Andre Chase University and Chase U) is an American and Australian professional wrestling stable consisting of Andre Chase, Duke Hudson and Thea Hail, with Tyler Bate serving as its honorary member. They are currently signed to WWE, where they perform on NXT. The group's characters contain elements of a post-secondary educational university.


NXT (2021-present)

On the September 21 episode of NXT, Chase debuted a new heel teacher persona and began hosting a segment on the show called Andre Chase University. Over the next few months, Chase recruited Bodhi Hayward and Thea Hail as his new students for Chase University and slowly turned face. On the September 20, 2022 episode of NXT, Chase and Hayward picked up a victory over Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams.

In November, WWE released Hayward, thereby removing him from Chase University. On the November 1 episode of NXT, Duke Hudson replaced Hayward as Chase U's flag bearer and slowly turned face.

On the January 31, 2023 episode of NXT, Chase U defeated The Dyad (Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid) and Malik Blade and Edris Enofé in a triple threat tag team match to become the fourth team to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT Vengeance Day. At the event, they were unsuccessful at capturing the titles.

Over the next several weeks, Chase U would go into a feud with Schism, which would also involve Tyler Bate, who began to help Chase U against Schism. An Eight-person mixed tag team match would be set up for NXT Stand & Deliver, with the control of Chase University on the line. At the event, Chase U would defeat Schism.


* Founding member(s)
L Leader


Member Joined
Andre Chase
January 4, 2022*
Thea Hail May 31, 2022
Duke Hudson November 1, 2022


Member Joined Final appearance
Bodhi Hayward January 4, 2022* November 1, 2022


Associate Joined
Tyler Bate March 21, 2023



Affiliate Members Tenure Type
Chase and Hudson Andre Chase
Duke Hudson
2022–present Tag team


Affiliate Members Tenure Type
Chase and Hayward Andre Chase
Bodhi Hayward
2022 Tag team

See also