Royce Isaacs
Birth nameIsaac Hull
Born (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 34)
Denver, Colarado, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Royce Isaacs
Royce Isaac$
Mr. Burbank
Billed height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Billed weight110 kg (243 lb)[1]
Billed fromThe Mile High City[2]
Los Angeles, California[3]
Trained byLonnie Valdez[4]
DebutJune 2014[1]

Isaac Hull (born February 8, 1989) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Royce Isaacs. He's currently appearing for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a member of Team Filthy. From 2019 until 2020, Hull worked with the National Wrestling Alliance where he was a former NWA World Tag Team Champion. He also is known for his work in GCW Bloodsport, DDT Pro-Wrestling, and Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Hull received his training at the Butcher Shop in Westminster, Colorado from his trainer, Lonnie Valdez.[5][6] He wrestled primarily for independent wrestling promotions in Colorado before expanding his opportunities by wrestling in promotions throughout the US.[5][7]

DDT Pro-Wrestling (2016-2017)

Royce Isaacs debuted with DDT taking part in their DNA Grand Prix 2016 round-robin tournament.[7] In 2017, he did three additional tours with the promotion, usually where he was a tag team partner of Danshoku Dino. At Who's Gonna Top? DDT Dramatic General Election 2017 ~ Last Request Special! Isaacs became the Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion after taking the title off a pair of chopsticks before losing the title in a Gauntlet Battle Royal before the end of the show.[8]

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood (2017-2020)

Royce Isaacs debuted for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood as a participant for their PP3 Memorial Cup tournament in 2017.[9][10] In 2018 Isaacs aligned with manager, Jamie Iovine to become UWN Television Champion and the Hollywood Heritage Heavyweight Champion simultaneously.[11] During this time, Isaac entered feuds with Bateman and Andy Brown for these titles causing him to lose the Heritage title to Brown in 2018 and the TV title to Bateman at the 2019 Coastline Clash.[11][12] At the 2019 Red Carpet Rumble Bateman would become a 2-time UWN TV Champion after defeating the then champion, Scorpio Sky and Bateman.[13][14] Isaac's last match for Championship Wrestling was a loss to Dan Joseph for the UWN TV title.[15]

National Wrestling Alliance (2019-2020)

Main article: Strictly Business

Royce Isaacs took part in the 2019 Crockett Cup with his tag team partner, Thom Latimer. The pair won a qualifying tag team battle royal for an open spot in the tournament for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championships. The progressed through the first round against the War Kings (Crimson and Jax Dane) and defeated Bandido and Flip Gordon in the semi-finals. Isaac and Latimer fell to Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) in the final.[16] During Global Wars Espectacular on 7 September 2019, Latimer and Isaacs defeated Villain Enterprises in a re-match from the Crocket Cup finals.[17] On the December 17 episode of Powerrr, Isaacs and Latimer were revealed to being aligned with the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis and his "insurance policy", Kamille.[18] Isaac's and Latimer's tag team would be named the Wild Cards and the alliance between them, Aldis, Kamille and, eventually, Isaacs' on-screen girlfriend May Valentine would be named Strickly Business. During the ninth episode of Powerrr, the Wild Cards would lose their tag team titles to the Rock 'n' Roll Express.[19] As COVID-19 pandemic halting tapings of NWA programing, Isaacs asked for his release in September September.[20]

Ring of Honor (2019, 2023)

Isaacs appeared for Ring of Honor in 2019 with Latimer as part of the Crockett Cup tournament. He returned to the promotion with Jorel Nelson on November 11, 2023 in a four way tag team match against the WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) defeat the Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Shawn Dean) and Iron Savages (Boulder & Bronson) on Honor Club.

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2021-present)

Main article: Team Filthy

Isaacs made his New Japan Pro-Wrestling debut on the 2021 Collision event for NJPW Strong on May 7, 2021. Known as the West Coast Wrecking Crew, he, and his tag team partner Jorel Nelson, were victorious over Jordan Clearwater and Misterioso.[21] During the first week of Strong's version of the Summer Struggle event, Isaacs and Nelson were defeated by Danny Limelight and J. R. Kratos of Team Filthy. Despite the West Coast Wrecking Crew's loss, Team Filthy's leader "Filthy" Tom Lawlor liked what he saw out of them. He asked if they wanted to join Team Filthy and Isaacs and Nelson accepted. The West Coast Wrecking crew would prove themselves to be consistent challengers for the Strong Openweight Tag Team Championships facing challengers like the Motor City Machine Guns, TMDK, Aussie Open, and the Guerrillas of Destiny (Hikuleo, and El Phantasmo). In addition, Isaacs would second Lawlor during the G1 Climax 32 tournament in preliminary tag team matches. With Nelson, Lawlor, and Kratos would appear at the NJPW Independence Day events at Korakuen Hall.

All Elite Wrestling (2021, 2023)

Isaacs has wrestled for several programs under the All Elite Wrestling umbrella. He debuted as one half of the West Coast Wrecking Crew with Nelson against the Varsity Blondes (Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr.) on the March 10, 2021 edition of AEW Dark.[22] Isaacs would have a singles match with Ren Narita on the May 13, 2021 of AEW Dark: Elevation[23]. Isaacs televised AEW debut happened when Maxwell Jacob Friedman had him and Lawlor attack Adam Cole on the June 23, 2023 edition of AEW Rampage prior to Cole and Lawlor's planned match at that year's Forbidden Door (which couldn't take place due to Cole becoming ill before the event).[24][25][26]

Championships and accomplishments

Professional wrestling


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