Uploaded on Apr 11, 2011
This is a tribute to my favourite wrestler in WWE,Justin Gabriel.This video also conatins clips from his time in WWP and FCW.To me,this is the best video I've ever made.
Justin Gabriel is the son of a legendary South African wrestler Paul Llyod Sr a.k.a The Pink Panther.He made his debut in wrestling at the early age of 16.After his father died,Gabriel move to United Kingdom for 5 years.In 2006, he returned to South Africa and wrestled for World Wrestling Professionals (WWP).On November 1, 2007, Gabriel became the first Cruiserweight Champion of that company.In 2008 he was given a prominent position in the main event and he was also considered as the face of the company by some fans.
In 2008,Gabriel also signed a contract with WWE making him the first South African to do so.In June,he formed a tag team with Kris Logan and in July they succesfully captured the FCW Tag Team Championship though they lose it in the same night.Gabriel then would go back to singles competition with some winning streaks over FCW big stars like Sheamus and Alex Riley before captured the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship from Heath Slater.By that time,he is considered by some fans as the face of FCW.After almost 6 months holding the title he finally lose it to Alex Riley.
On February 16, 2010, it was announced that Gabriel would compete in NXT first season with Matt Hardy as his Pro.On the first episode,he became the first Rookie to pin a Pro.Justin Gabriel manage to get in top 3 places in each elimination weak except for once and finally finished NXT in third place.
On the June 7 episode of Raw,Gabriel real career begins when he and the rest of NXT rookies debuted on Raw and attacked John Cena,CM Punk and the rest of announcing team as a team called The Nexus.Gabriel then became the most pushed Nexus member after Wade Barrett.As a proof,in July,Gabriel gives the win to Nexus when pinned John Cena,then on Summerslam he became the final two member of Nexus left in the 7 on 7 elimination match.In a another 7-on-7 elimination match the next day,Gabriel again pinned Cena.
By that time Gabriel finishing maneuver,the 450 splash have became very popular as he got to do it on big stars,legends and most notably on the chairman of WWE,Mr McMahon which in stroyline putted him in coma for months.In October,Gabriel and Heath Slater captured their first championship,the WWE Tag Team Championship but they shortly lose it after 2 months.
In January 2011,Nexus changed leader,and the new leader CM Punk ordered Gabriel and Slater to hit each other with a kendo stick but they refused making them no longer a Nexus member.The following day,at the taping of Smackdown,they helped their former leader and Ezekial Jackson attacks Big Show.The following week this dominant stable named dubbed themselves as The Corre and on the same night,Gabriel became the first Corre member to wrestle where he defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non title match.
On Elimination Chamber 2011,Gabriel and Heath Slater captured their second WWE Tag Team Championship.The following night they lose it but shortly won it back after they invoke a rematch making them a 3 times WWE Tag Team Champion,the most reign as a tag team.Gabriel then went on to his first Wrestlemania though in a losing effort in an 8 man tag team match.
With all the things he have achieved inside and outside WWE,I believes that he could also win the most prestigous championship in WWE,the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship.