Diamond Mine
MembersRoderick Strong (leader)
Brutus Creed
Julius Creed
Ivy Nile
Tatum Paxley
Name(s)Diamond Mine
Tyler Rust
Malcolm Bivens
Damon Kemp
DebutJune 22, 2021
Years active2021–present

Diamond Mine is an American professional wrestling stable formed in the professional wrestling promotion WWE on the NXT brand. Formed in June 2021, the group is led by Roderick Strong and includes Brutus Creed, Julius Creed, Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley. The name and logo derives from the original formation of Malcolm Bivens and Tyler Rust, where Bivens gave him the nickname Diamond in the Rust followed by pounding their fists. Originally a multi-national stable, it also included the Billy Robinson trained Japanese professional and catch wrestler Hideki Suzuki, who was given the name Hachiman.


After the collapse of The Undisputed Era in early February, Roderick Strong made his return on June 22 episode of NXT, attacking Kushida, as the Diamond Mine stable along with Tyler Rust (who was released weeks after and later replaced by The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile) with Hachiman as the stable's trainer and Malcolm Bivens as their manager.[1] On the September 21 episode of NXT 2.0, Strong defeated Kushida to win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.[2] At NXT WarGames, Strong defeated Joe Gacy, retaining his championship. On the NXT: New Year's Evil, he lost the title to Carmelo Hayes, unifying both North American and Cruiserweight titles.[3] Strong and the rest of Diamond Mine would slowly turn face at the start of 2022, when they entered a feud with Imperium. On February 15, 2022, at NXT Vengeance Day, The Creed Brothers defeated MSK to win the Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.[4] At Worlds Collide, Damon Kemp betrayed Diamond Mine by costing The Creed Brothers the NXT Tag Team Championship to Pretty Deadly in a fatal-four way elimination tag team title unification match, involving the NXT UK Tag Team Champions Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen, and Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang), after hitting Julius Creed with a steel chair.


The initial members of Diamond Mine consisted of Roderick Strong, Tyler Rust, and Hachiman, with Malcolm Bivens as manager.[5][6] On August 6, Rust was released from WWE and summarily replaced by the Creed Brothers(Brutus & Julius Creed) and Ivy Nile. [7][8]

On January 5, Hachiman was released from WWE, ending his role as coach of the group. [9] On the February 17 edition of NXT, Bivens introduced Tatum Paxley as a new member of Diamond Mine, and she would become Nile's frequent tag team partner. On April 29, Bivens was also released from WWE. This meant Strong was the only founding member left in Diamond Mine. On May 10, Strong recruited Damon Kemp to join the faction, however, he left during the September 4 edition of NXT, when he attacked the Creed Brothers and costed them their tag team titles.

* Founding members
L Leader


Member Joined
Roderick Strong L* June 22, 2021
Brutus Creed August 24, 2021
Julius Creed August 24, 2021
Ivy Nile September 14, 2021
Tatum Paxley September 20, 2022


Member Joined Left
Tyler Rust * June 22, 2021 August 6, 2021
Hachiman * June 22, 2021 January 5, 2022
Malcolm Bivens * June 22, 2021 April 29, 2022
Damon Kemp May 10, 2022 September 4, 2022


Championships and accomplishments


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  2. ^ Moore, John (September 21, 2021). "9/21 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Kushida vs. Roderick Strong for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Moore, John (January 4, 2022). "1/4 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Title, Walter, Fabian Aichner, and Marcel Barthel vs. Riddle and MSK, Mandy Rose vs. Raquel Gonzalez vs. Cora Jade for the NXT Women's Title, Carmelo Hayes vs. Roderick Strong in a title unification match, AJ Styles confronts Grayson Waller". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
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  7. ^ "Julius & Brutus Creed of The Diamond Mine to debut tonight on NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  8. ^ Colin, Tessier. "Tyler Rust Released by WWE". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  9. ^ Guzzo, Gisberto. ""Hachiman" Hideki Suzuki Released by WWE". Fightful. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
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