Stokely Hathaway
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Stokely Hathaway (as Malcolm Bivens) in 2018
Birth nameStokely Hathaway[1]
Born (1990-11-12) November 12, 1990 (age 31)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
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, 1990) is an American professional wrestling manager and former professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He was also previously known for his work at Evolve and Ring of Honor, as well as his time in WWE on the NXT brand as manager to the Diamond Mine using the ring name Malcolm Bivens.[1]

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 indie circuit in 2016 after leaving Ring of Honor, working for companies such as Beyond Wrestling. 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. Hathaway was involved in 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] After a brief stint managing Timothy Thatcher, 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 an "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, Stokely 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 (2019–2022)

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 villainous 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] Hathaway was released by WWE on April 29, 2022. He had reportedly turned down a contract renewal offer prior to his release.[21][22]

All Elite Wrestling (2022–present)

Stokely Hathaway made his debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at Double or Nothing. He appeared at the end of a match between TBS Champion Jade Cargill and Anna Jay, aligning himself with Cargill.[23]

In the lead up to All Out 2022, Stokley started courting wrestlers such as Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, Colten Gunn, Austin Gunn, and W. Morrissey to be his new clients. Stokley and his clients then attacked the Casino Ladder match, taking out every competitor in the ring, clearing the way for the just entering and masked Joker. At the end of the PPV's main event, the Joker revealed himself to be Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

Championships and accomplishments

References

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  6. ^ Kraetsch, Rich (8 April 2016). "EVOLVE 59 RESULTS & REVIEW: RICOCHET VS WILL OSPREAY". Voices of Wrestling. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Taylor, Warren (8 May 2016). "EVOLVE 60 RESULTS & REVIEW". Voices of Wrestling. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
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  22. ^ Thomas, Jeremy (April 29, 2022). "More on WWE's Releases Of Dakota Kai, Malcolm Bivens, Harland & More". 411 Mania. Retrieved April 30, 2022. Kai apparently saw her release coming and had indicated to WWE that she wasn’t planning on renewing her contract.
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