Malcolm Bivens
Birth nameStokely Hathaway[1]
BornHarlem, New York
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Chuck Taylor™
Court Moore[2]
Malcolm Bivens
Ramon
Stokely Hathaway
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Billed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Trained byROH Dojo[3]
Debut2014

Stokely Hathaway (born November 12) is an American professional wrestling manager and an occasional professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE on the NXT brand as manager to the Diamond Mine, using the ring name Malcolm Bivens.[1] He is also known for his work at Evolve and Ring of Honor.

Professional wrestling career

Ring of Honor (2014–2015)

On April 18, 2014, Hathaway had the first match of his career, teaming with Moose as they unsuccessfully challenged The Brutal Burgers.[citation needed] He soon became a member of Prince Nana's villainous stable The Embassy.[4] He adopted the managing role and performed for a while under the name Ramon, where he most notably managed Moose.[5] On March 28, 2015, Hathaway made his last appearance at ROH.[citation needed]

Independent circuit (2016–2019)

Stokely Hathaway started on the indies in 2016 after leaving Ring of Honor. On the indies he worked for companies like Beyond wrestling among others. On the indies Hathaway managed a group called "The Dream Team," which consisted of Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF), Faye Jackson, the First Lady of The Dream Team, and Thomas Sharp. While also on the indies Hathaway had a rivalry with Orange Cassidy.

Evolve (2016–2018)

On April 2, 2016, at EVOLVE 59, Hathaway debuted in Evolve as TJP's manager, where he unsuccessfully challenged Tommy End.[6] Quickly, Hathaway became a member of EVOLVE's leading stable Catch Point, remaining in a managerial role.[7] Hathaway had his first Evolve match at Evolve 110, where he teamed with Chris Dickinson and Dominic Garrini in a losing effort against The Skulk.[8] At Evolve 111, Hathaway teamed with Dickinson, where they unsuccessfully challenged Tracy Williams. Hathaway and Williams' careers were on the line in a "I Quit" match, and Hathaway's career with Evolve ended as a result of the loss.[9] Although Hathaway had to leave Evolve after Evolve 111, he made a surprise appearance on September 8, 2018, where he unsuccessfully challenged Chris Dickinson, his final Evolve appearance.[10]

Major League Wrestling (2017–2018)

In 2017, Stokley started in Major League Wrestling (MLW) as a manager of Black Friday Management. Hathaway managed Low Ki during the time before Major League Wrestling, secured their television deal with BeIN Sports in March 2018.[11] Due to already having a television deal with Evolve Wrestling Stokley Hathaway, Matt Riddle, Darby Allin, and Priscilla Kelly all had to leave MLW once their television tapings started. MLW wrote Stokley Hathaway off of TV by him being kidnapped by random kidnappers. Later in 2018 Stokley resurfaced in MLW in the crowd, however after that single appearance he did not appear on MLW television again.[12]

WWE (2019–present)

On March 11, 2019, WWE announced the signing of Hathaway, revealing that he was already at the Performance Center.[1] He started as the manager to Babatunde under the name of Court Moore,[2] he later changed his name to Malcolm Bivens and began to manage wrestlers like Jermaine Haley.[13] At the May 16 NXT house show, Hathaway started going by the new name[14] and managed the team Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar. He began to work on NXT's weekly show as the manager of Singh and Gurjar as Bivens Enterprises, but the storyline was dropped and Bivens was taken off of television. He returned in December, managing Tyler Rust.[15][16][17][18] On the June 22, 2021, episode of NXT, Bivens and Rust were revealed to be a part of The Diamond Mine stable along with Hachiman and Roderick Strong.[19][20]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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  2. ^ a b Satin, Ryan. "Stokely Hathaway Debuts At NXT Live Event With New Name (PHOTOS)". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
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  4. ^ Greer, Jamie. "Stokely Hathaway, Robbie E and Cal Bloom Join WWE Performance Center". Last Word On Pro Wrestling. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Thomas, Jeremy. "ROH Field of Honor Results 8.15.14 – Brooklyn, NY". 411MANIA. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Kraetsch, Rich. "EVOLVE 59 RESULTS & REVIEW: RICOCHET VS WILL OSPREAY". Voices of Wrestling. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Taylor, Warren. "EVOLVE 60 RESULTS & REVIEW". Voices of Wrestling. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Csonka, Larry. "Csonka's EVOLVE 110 Review". 411MANIA. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Sapp, Sean Ross. "Stokely Hathaway's WWN Career Ended After EVOLVE 111". Fightful. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Elizabeth, Claire. "Evolve 113 recap & review: Drake bests Janela, Stokely gets Pazuzu Bombed, and Swerve breaks Hot Sauce's arm". Cageside Seats. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
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  13. ^ "NXT Largo, FL, live results: Dream vs. Cole vs. Riddle title match". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. April 13, 2019.
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  15. ^ "Russ Taylor Makes NXT Debut In Timothy Thatcher, Tommaso Ciampa Segment". Fightful.
  16. ^ "Malcolm Bivens makes a proposition for Tyler Rust: WWE NXT, Dec. 9, 2020". YouTube.
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  18. ^ "WWE NXT Results for 12/23/20 A Very Gargano Christmas Special, Lorcan & Burch Retain". Fightful.
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  20. ^ Wilkins, Rob. "WWE NXT Results For 6/22/21 O'Reilly vs. Kushida, Adam Cole in action, Diamond Mine debut, and Samoa Joe". Fightful.