J. R. Kratos
Born (1982-06-20) June 20, 1982 (age 40)
Pacifica, California, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
  • J. R. Kratos
  • Kratos
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Billed weight286 lb (130 kg)[1]
Trained by
DebutFebruary 26, 2012

J. R. Kratos (born June 20, 1982) is an American professional wrestler. He currently appears for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a member of Team Filthy. He also wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) where he is a former holder of the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

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National Wrestling Alliance

On November 11, 2020, Aron Stevens and Kratos defeated Eli Drake and James Storm to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship. On June 6, at When Our Shadows Fall, Stevens and Kratos successfully defended their titles in a three-way tag team match against The War Kings (Jax Dane and Crimson) and Strictly Business (Thom Latimer and Chris Adonis).[2] On August 29, at the NWA 73rd Anniversary Show, they lost the titles to La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf 450).[3] On December 4, at Hard Times 2, Stevens and Kratos failed to beat The OGK (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[4]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Main article: Team Filthy

On November 6, 2020 episode of NJPW Strong, Kratos made his NJPW debut teaming with Rust Taylor to defeat Jeff Cobb and Rocky Romero. During the match Tom Lawlor was spotted by Kevin Kelly.[5] Before Lawlor's match with Fred Rosser, it was confirmed that he aligned himself with Kratos and Taylor forming the New Japan version of Team Filthy.[6] Lawlor stated that he teamed up with Kratos and Taylor because he was looking for a fight team that would be the strongest ever seen.[7] Just one week after their formation, Danny Limelight would turn on Romero and join Team Filthy.[8] Together, Team Filthy was victorious against Cobb, Romero, Rosser, and P. J. Black in an eight-man tag team match.[9]

Championships and accomplishments


  1. ^ a b "Profile of JR Kratos". Cagematch. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  2. ^ Powell, Jason (June 6, 2021). "NWA When Our Shadows Fall results: Powell's live review of Nick Aldis vs. Trevor Murdoch for the NWA Championship, Serena Deeb vs. Kamille for the NWA Women's Title, Aron Stevens and Kratos vs. Thom Latimer and Chris Adonis vs. Crimson and Jax Dane for the NWA Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on November 20, 2021. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Cook, Ryan (August 29, 2021). "NWA 73rd Anniversary Show Results: Nick Aldis vs Trevor Murdoch, Kamille vs Green". Fightful. Archived from the original on January 25, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Carey, Ian (December 4, 2021). "NWA Hard Times 2 live results: Eight title matches". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Archived from the original on January 6, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  5. ^ "Fred Rosser in action and JR Kratos debuts on STRONG| NJPW STRONG Highlights - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  6. ^ "Tom Lawlor vs Fred Rosser, and Juice Robinson debuts on STRONG! |NJPW STRONG Highlights - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  7. ^ "Juice Robinson gets off to a STRONG start! - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  8. ^ "Team Filthy grow STRONGER, KENTA stays STRONGest! |Finish STRONG - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  9. ^ "Tom Lawlor Fights Filthy on STRONG| Finish STRONG - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  10. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2021 - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved 2021-09-22.