Action Andretti

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Action Andretti
Birth nameTyler Reber
Born (1998-02-01) February 1, 1998 (age 26)[1]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
Billed height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
Billed weight185 lb (84 kg)[2][5]
Billed fromPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[5]
Trained byMCW Pro Wrestling[2][5]
DebutNovember 2, 2019[2]

Tyler Reber (born February 1, 1998)[3][6] is an American professional wrestler. As of December 2022, he is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where performs under the ring name Action Andretti. He also makes appearances for its sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH).

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2019–2022)[edit]

Andretti was trained to wrestle by MCW Pro Wrestling, debuting in November 2019.[2] Over the following year, he primarily appeared with MCW Pro Wrestling in Maryland and Virginia.[7][8] In June 2021, Andretti debuted with Game Changer Wrestling, competing in a scramble match on its "Zombie Walk" pay-per-view. Over the rest of 2021, he appeared with MCW Pro Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling, and other promotions in the northeastern United States including National Championship Wrestling, Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling, and the Susquehanna Wrestling Organization. In November 2021, he won the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup promoted by MCW Pro Wrestling.[9][10] Beginning in January 2022, Andretti began appearing regularly with Combat Zone Wrestling. In October 2022, he defeated Brian Johnson to win the MCW Heavyweight Championship. In December 2022, he lost the title to Ken Dixon in a four way match.[11]

All Elite Wrestling / Ring of Honor (2022–present)[edit]

Andretti made his first appearance with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in January 2022, losing to Dante Martin on an episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. He made further appearances with AEW in January and October of that year. In December 2022, he made his AEW television debut at Dynamite: Winter Is Coming, defeating Chris Jericho in an upset that drew comparisons to the May 17, 1993 bout between Razor Ramon and The Kid.[12][13][14] Shortly thereafter, Andretti signed a full-time contract with the company.[14][15] Andretti teamed with Jericho's enemy Ricky Starks on the January 25, 2023 episode of Dynamite, losing to Jericho and Sammy Guevara in a tag-team match.[16][17] On the March 1 edition of Dynamite, Andretti participated in the Face of the Revolution ladder match, but the match was won by Powerhouse Hobbs.[16][18] On March 5 at Revolution, Andretti helped Starks defeat Jericho, by stopping Jericho's Jericho Appreciation Society stablemates from interfering in the match. Starks' victory marked the end of both men's feud with Jericho.[16][19]

On April 13, 2023 Andretti made his debut for AEW's sister promotion Ring of Honor, saving Darius Martin from an attack at the hands of Mike Bennett, causing the two men to form an alliance.[20] The following week, the duo teamed against The Kingdom (Bennett and Matt Taven), but lost.[16][21] On May 18, the duo faced Taven and Bennett in a Fight without Honor rematch, where Andretti and Martin defeated the duo, ending their feud.[16][22] On June 15, Andretti and Martin teamed with AR Fox to challenge Mogul Embassy for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship, but the trio was defeated.[16][23] The trio teamed on Dynamite, facing off against Sammy Guevara, Minoru Suzuki and Chris Jericho, but were defeated once again.[16][24] On July 22, Martin and Andretti made their debut as a team on AEW Collision, losing to Bullet Club Gold (Jay White and Juice Robinson).[16][25]

On the October 14, 2023 episode of Collision, Miro attacked Andretti after he expressed an interest in being managed by Miro's wife CJ;[26] this led to a match between the two men on AEW Collision that was won by Miro. In November 2023, Andretti began teaming with Top Flight (Darius Martin and his brother Dante Martin) in a series of six-man tag team matches. In December 2023, Andretti and Top Flight unsuccessfully challenged The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn for the AEW World Trios Championship.[16]

Professional wrestling style and persona[edit]

Andretti wrestles in a "high flying" style.[2] His finishing move is the shooting star press.[13][15] He is nicknamed "the Sight to See".[5]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Elite Wrestling (February 1, 2024). "Happy Birthday to @ActionAndretti!". X. Retrieved July 18, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Saalabach, Axel. "Action Andretti". WrestlingData.com. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "Action Andretti". ProFightDB.com. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Action Andretti". PPWWrestling.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2022. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  6. ^ All Elite Wrestling (February 1, 2024). "Happy Birthday to @ActionAndretti!". X. Retrieved July 18, 2024.
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - 2019". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - 2020". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  9. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - 2021". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XX". TheIndyWrestlingExperience.com. November 15, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - 2022". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - All Elite Wrestling". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Howard, Ryan (December 14, 2022). "AEW Dynamite Winter is Coming live results: MJF vs. Ricky Starks". F4WOnline.com. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  14. ^ a b McGeorge, Alistair (December 15, 2022). "Unknown wrestler Action Andretti pins AEW and WWE legend Chris Jericho in 'upset of the century'". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  15. ^ a b Nason, Josh (December 14, 2022). "Action Andretti defeats Chris Jericho on Dynamite, signs AEW contract". F4WOnline.com. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - matches - 2023". Cagematch.net. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
  17. ^ Malkasian, Mike (January 25, 2023). "AEW Dynamite results 1/25/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  18. ^ Wilkinson, Matthew (March 1, 2023). "AEW Dynamite results (3/1): Face of the Revolution ladder match, Bryan Danielson and MJR appear". WrestlingInc.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  19. ^ Powell, Jason (March 5, 2023). "AEW Revolution results". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  20. ^ Malkasian, Mike (April 13, 2023). "Ring of Honor TV results 4/13/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  21. ^ Malkasian, Mike (April 20, 2023). "Ring of Honor TV results 4/20/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  22. ^ Malkasian, Mike (May 18, 2023). "Ring of Honor TV results 5/18/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  23. ^ Malkasian, Mike (June 15, 2023). "Ring of Honor TV results 6/15/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  24. ^ Malkasian, Mike (June 21, 2023). "AEW Dynamite results 6/21/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  25. ^ Malkasian, Mike (July 22, 2023). "AEW Collision results 7/22/23". WrestlingHeadlines.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  26. ^ Rose, Bryan (October 14, 2023). "Miro vs. Action Andretti set for next week's AEW Collision". F4WOnline.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2023. Retrieved October 17, 2023.
  27. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Action Andretti - title reigns". Cagematch.net. Retrieved December 15, 2022.

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