Leon Slater
Born (2004-09-27) September 27, 2004 (age 19)[1]
Bradford, England[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Leon Slater
Trained byLiam Slater
Debut2017

Leon Slater is an English professional wrestler currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).[3] He is known for his tenures with various promotions from the British independent scene such as Revolution Pro Wrestling and Progress Wrestling.[4]

Professional wrestling career

Revolution Pro Wrestling (2022–present)

Slater made his debut in Revolution Pro Wrestling at RevPro Live In London 64 on August 7, 2022, where he unsuccessfully challenged Luke Jacobs for the Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship.[5] He continued to make regular appearances in the company's signature events such as the British J-Cup, where he made his first appearance at the 202 edition where he defeated Lio Rush in the first rounds but fell short to Robbie X, Lee Hunter and Will Kaven in a four-way match in the finals which occurred on the same night.[6] One year later, Slater succeeded in winning the cup by defeating Will Kaven in the first rounds ans then Harrison Bennett, Mascara Dorada and Wild Boar in the four-way match of the finals.[7] At RevPro Revolution Rumble 2023 on March 26, Slater competed in the traditional royal rumble match, bout won by Michael Oku and also involving various other notable opponents such as Big Damo, Callum Newman, Eddie Dennis, Gabriel Kidd, Francesco Akira, Rampage Brown, Sha Samuels, Trent Seven, Zack Sabre Jr. and many others.[8] At RevPro 11th Anniversary Show on August 26, 2023, Slater defeated Dan Moloney in singles competition.[9] At RevPro Uprising 2023 on December 16, Slater defeated Connor Mills to win the Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship.[10]

Slater competed at Royal Quest III, a cross-over event promoted by RevPro in partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling on October 14, 2023, where he teamed up with Cameron Khai to unsuccessfully challenge Bullet Club War Dogs (Drilla Moloney and Clark Connors) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.[11]

Game Changer Wrestling (2022–present)

Slater has shared a stint tenure with American promotion Game Changer Wrestling since 2022. He made his first appearance at GCW In Liverpool 2022 on September 16, where he unsuccessfully challenged Cole Radrick, Joe Lando and Tony Deppen for the GCW Extreme Championship.[12] At GCW 56 Nights 2023 on January 1, Slater competed twice. First in a 30-person rumble won by Masha Slamovich and also involving various other notable opponents, both male and female such as Billie Starkz, Allie Katch, Effy, John Wayne Murdoch, Jordan Oliver, Mance Warner and many others. On the same night, he fell short to Nick Wayne.[13] At GCW In Liverpool 2023 on September 16, Slater unsuccessfully challenged Blake Christian for the GCW World Championship.[14]

Progress Wrestling (2022–present)

Slater made his debut in Progress Wrestling at PROGRESS Chapter 134: No Mountain High Enough on May 15, 2022, where he fell short to Ricky Knight Jr..[15] At PROGRESS Chapter 136: 24/7 on July 24, 2022, he teamed up with Ricky Knight Jr. to unsuccessfully challenge Sunshine Machine (Chuck Mambo and TK Cooper) for the PROGRESS Tag Team Championship.[16] Slater competed in one of the promotion's top tournaments, the Natural Progression Series, in which he made his first appearance at the 2023 edition where he defeated Liam Slater in the first rounds but fell short to Ricky Knight Jr. in the semifinals.[17] As for the Super Strong Style 16, Slater made his first appearance at the 2023 edition where he fell short to Mark Haskins in the first rounds.[18]

Impact Wrestling/Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2023–present)

In October 2023, Slater signed a contract with Impact Wrestling.[3] He made his debut in the promotion at Turning Point on October 27, 2023, where he defeated Mark Haskins to retain the North Wrestling Championship.[19] On the third night of the Impact Wrestling UK Invasion Tour from October 29, 2023, he fell short to Trey Miguel in singles competition.[20]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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