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Mark Coffey
Coffey in April 2019
Birth nameMark Anthony Coffey
Born (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 33)[1]
Glasgow, Scotland
RelativesJoe Coffey (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mark Coffey
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[2]
Billed weight235 lb (107 kg)[2]
Billed fromGlasgow, Scotland[2]
Trained byFinn Bálor
Johnny Moss
Killian Dain
Debut28 August 2010[3]

Mark Anthony Coffey (born 13 February 1990)[1] is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand.[4] He is also a former NXT UK Heritage Cup and NXT UK Tag Team Champion.[5][6]

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2010-2018)

Coffey debuted as a wrestler for the independent promotion World Wide Wrestling League in 2010. Prior to his arrangement with WWE, he wrestled for various other promotions including Pro Wrestling Elite, Target Wrestling and the Scottish Wrestling Alliance, winning a number of titles.[7]

Insane Championship Wrestling (2012 - 2019

Coffey made his ICW match was at the ICW 1st Annual Square Go! battle royal on 21 January 2012.[8] In his early run he would work with Noam Dar, Andy Wild and his brother in efforts to win the ICW Tag Team Championship[9] and ICW Zero-G Championship.[10]

Between 2013 and 2018, he would become a three-time ICW Zero-G Champion by defeating Mikey Whiplash, Fergall Devitt and Aaron Echo, Andy Wild, DCT, Jordan Devlin and Rampage Brown in a gauntlet at ICW: BarraMania 4. He also earned four ICW Tag Team Championship reigns with Polo Promotions partner Jackie Polo through victories over Brian Kendrick and Paul London, Kid Fite and Sha Samuels, Davey Boy and Joe Hendry, and Mike Bird and Wild Boar.[11][12][13] He also received two opportunities at the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, firstly against Trent Seven in 2017 and lastly against Lionheart in 2019.[14][15]

WWE (2018–present)

NXT UK (2018–2022)

Coffey would regularly appear on the NXT UK brand, being accompanied by his brother Joe Coffey in a winning effort on the first ever televised match on NXT UK. They would both go on to form the stable Gallus alongside Wolfgang and feud with British Strong Style.[16]

On the 6 February 2019 episode of NXT UK, Coffey faced Walter in a losing effort in Walter's second match on NXT UK.[17] On the 4 October episode of NXT UK, Mark and Wolfgang defeated previous champions Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship, going on to hold it for 497 days.[18]

On the 14 July 2022 episode of NXT UK, Coffey defeated Noam Dar to become the new NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion.[19] He would soon lose it back to Dar on the 25 August episode of NXT UK.[20]

NXT (2022–present)

On NXT Heatwave, Gallus made their NXT 2.0 debut, attacking Diamond Mine.[21] On August 23, 2022, Gallus made their tag team debut on NXT facing NXT UK Tag Team Champions Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs, which they would go on to win via countout. At Worlds Collide, Gallus became the second team eliminated from the Fatal four-way tag team elimination match for the NXT and NXT UK Tag Team Championship. Gallus would go on to have a rivalry with Briggs and Jensen, with the latter winning a No Disqualification tag team match between the teams. Gallus were later suspended on September for attacking officials.[22]

At New Year's Evil on 10 January 2023, Gallus returned from their suspension and won a gauntlet match to become the #1 contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championship, which Coffey and Wolfgang won on Vengeance Day the month after.[23][24] At NXT: The Great American Bash, Gallus lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo, ending their reign at 176 days.[25]

Championships and accomplishments


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