|Birth name||Paul Gruber|
|Born||October 26, 1996|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Villanova University|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Alex Kai|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Billed weight||189 lb (86 kg)|
|Trained by||AC Collins|
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Paul Gruber (born October 26, 1996), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Wheeler Yuta (sometimes stylized as Wheeler YUTA) He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), as a member of the Blackpool Combat Club. He also makes appearances in AEW's sister promotion, Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former ROH Pure Champion. Through a working relationship with AEW, Yuta has made appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he was formerly a member of Chaos.
Yuta debuted in 2014. He made his Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) debut in late 2015 and consistently appeared for CZW until late 2016. On October 5, 2017, at One Shot, he made his debut for Major League Wrestling (MLW) in a losing effort to MJF. His last match for the promotion would be in 2019 against Low-Ki.
Yuta made his debut for Ring of Honor (ROH) in the first round of the ROH Pure Tournament, where he was defeated by Jonathan Gresham.
After Tony Khan's purchase of Ring of Honor, it was announced that Yuta would face Josh Woods at the revived Supercard of Honor XV for the ROH Pure Championship. At the event, Yuta defeated Woods to win the title. On the May 24, 2022 episode of Dark, which aired almost two months after their bout at Supercard of Honor XV, Yuta would successfully defend the ROH Pure Championship against Woods in a rematch. Yuta once again defended the title on the June 29 episode of Dark, defeating Tony Nese. After the match, Yuta was attacked by 2point0 and Daniel Garcia. This led to a match between Garcia and Yuta for the title at Death Before Dishonor, in which Yuta successfully retained the championship. Yuta lost the title on the September 7th episode of Dynamite to Garcia, ending his reign at 159 days.
On the June 29, 2021 episode of Dark: Elevation, Yuta made his debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) against Karl Anderson, and would consistently appear on AEW's YouTube shows throughout the coming months. Yuta also joined Best Friends, where he filled in for the injured Trent Beretta in trios matches. On the November 10 episode of Dynamite, Rocky Romero announced that Best Friends would become a sub-group within NJPW stable Chaos, and they would represent the stable in AEW. On the March 30, 2022 episode of Dynamite, after Yuta was defeated by Bryan Danielson, he teased to join the Blackpool Combat Club stable. The April 8 episode of Rampage saw Yuta lose in a hard-fought match to Jon Moxley, which led to him joining the BCC, after being welcomed by the leader William Regal.
In April 2021, Yuta made his debut for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) with the promotion's American subsidiary, appearing on NJPW Strong. On May 1, 2022, Yuta was announced to be competing in the 29th Best of the Super Juniors tournament as part of the B Block. Yuta finished with a record of five wins and four losses, resulting in 10 points, failing to advance to the finals. On the tournament finals day, Yuta, Ace Austin, Alex Zayne and El Lindaman defeated Robbie Eagles, Yoh, Clark Connors and Titán in a tag-team match.
In January 2022, Yuta made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) at the Battle of Los Angeles. He defeated Blake Christian in the first round, but would lose the second round match to Mike Bailey.