Wolfgang
Wolfgang at Alpha-1 2019.jpg
Wolfgang in March 2019
Birth nameBarry Young
Born (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 (age 35)
Glasgow, Scotland,
United Kingdom
Spouse(s)Molly Spartan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Wolfgang
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Trained byBritish Championship Wrestling
WWE UK Performance Center
Debut2003

Barry Young (born 3 December 1986) is a Scottish professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE on The NXT 2.0 brand, under the ring name Wolfgang. He resides in Ayr, Scotland and wrestles for numerous promotions in the British Independent circuit, most notably Insane Championship Wrestling where he is a former member of the New Age Kliq (NAK) stable and is a former ICW World Heavyweight Champion and ICW Zero-G Champion. Wolfgang is a Wrestling Coach at GPWA Glasgow Asylum. He is also a former NXT UK Tag Team Champion.

Professional wrestling career

WWE (2016–present)

On 15 December 2016 it was revealed that Young would be one of 16 men competing in a two-night tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion on 14 and 15 January 2017.[1] Young defeated Tyson T-Bone in the first round, advancing to the quarter finals.[2] In the quarter-finals, he went on to defeat Trent Seven before losing to Seven's tag team partner Tyler Bate in the semi finals.[3]

On 13 September 2017 episode of NXT, Wolfgang faced Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship in a losing effort. After the match, Wolfgang was brutally attacked by The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O'Reilly). This attack ended when Trent Seven and Tyler Bate came out to help Wolfgang.[4] On 18 June 2018, it was announced that Young would fight Adam Cole on the 2nd night of the UK Championship Tournament, for the NXT North American Championship.[5] He would go on to lose the match.[citation needed]

Young turned heel on the 31 October edition of NXT UK after a losing match against Mark Andrews, allying himself with brothers Mark and Joe Coffey against Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster, and Travis Banks. On the first 5 December episode of NXT UK, the trio of Wolfgang and the Coffey brothers was officially dubbed Gallus (Scottish slang for daring or confident) during a segment calling out British Strong Style, as well as the returning Travis Banks.[citation needed]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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