February 18, 1986 |
|Residence||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||T.J. Mack
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Billed weight||188 lb (85 kg)|
|Trained by||Hardy Boyz|
|Debut||circa July, 2001–2003|
T.J. Mack (also written as TJ Mack), (born February 18, 1986) is an American professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for Wrestling Superstars Live and various other independent promotions. He has also wrestled for mainstream promotions such as World Wrestling Entertainment, Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is the brother of Kirby Mack.
Professional wrestling career
Mack began wrestling under the name Dexter Poindexter. In 2006, however, changed his character as a result of Nick Dinsmore's similar character, Eugene. Mack then began wrestling as "The Encore". He joined Dale Gagne's American Wrestling Association, competing from coast to coast. Mack then had his sites set on the AWA Light-Heavyweight Championship and he would obtain his goal at all costs. He turned on his brother Kirby and aligned himself with manager Thomas Simpson to win the Light-Heavyweight title. In a match that saw the AWA divided and recognizing two Light-Heavyweight Champions (Kirby Mack and Xsiris), TJ would climb the ladder himself to combine both titles and become the only recognized AWA Light-Heavyweight Champion.
In 2006 TJ, with his brother Kirby, as Team MackTion, captured the AWA Tag Team Championship. After losing the title to Steve Corino and Ricky Landell, they would then again reclaim the title for a second time. On September 7, 2006 in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Mack and Kirby faced The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez) in a losing effort.
- Finishing moves
- Around the World (Reverse tornado DDT)
- The Encore / A+ (Springboard backflip three–quarter facelock diving inverted DDT)
- Signature moves
- "The Encore"
Championships and accomplishments
- American Wrestling Association
- Carolina Wrestling Association
- CWA Tag Team Championship (2 times, current) – with Kirby Mack
- Champions With Attitudes
- CWA Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship – with Kirby Mack
- Maryland Championship Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated