Chase University

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Chase University
MembersAndre Chase (leader)
Duke Hudson
Thea Hail
Riley Osborne
Name(s)Andre Chase University
Chase U
Chase University
Billed heightsChase: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Hudson: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Hail: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Osborne: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
billed weight
582 lb (264 kg)
Bodhi Hayward
Jacy Jayne
DebutJanuary 4, 2022[citation needed]
Years active2022–present

Chase University (often known as Andre Chase University, or commonly shortened as Chase U) is a heroic professional wrestling stable consisting of Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, Thea Hail and Riley Osborne. They are all currently signed to WWE, where they perform on the NXT brand. Chase and Hudson are former one-time NXT Tag Team Champions. The stable's gimmick contain elements of an educational university, with Chase serving as the dean and the rest (including other people that aren't part of the stable) acting as the students.


On the September 21, 2021 episode of NXT, Chase debuted a new heel teacher persona and began hosting a segment on the show called Andre Chase University. Over the next few months, Chase recruited Bodhi Hayward and Thea Hail as his new students for Chase University and slowly turned face. On the September 20, 2022 episode of NXT, Chase and Hayward picked up a victory over Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams, thus cementing their face turn. In November, WWE released Hayward, thereby removing him from Chase University. On the November 1 episode of NXT, Duke Hudson replaced Hayward as Chase U's flag bearer and slowly turned face.

On the January 31, 2023 episode of NXT, Chase U defeated The Dyad (Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid) and Malik Blade and Edris Enofé in a triple threat tag team match to become the fourth team to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT Vengeance Day but were unsuccessful at capturing the titles.[1] Over the next several weeks, Chase U would go into a feud with Schism, which would also involve Tyler Bate, who began to help Chase U against Schism. An eight-person mixed tag team match would be set up for NXT Stand & Deliver, with the control of Chase University on the line. At the event, Chase U defeated Schism.[2] At Spring Breakin', Chase lost to Bron Breakker.[3] On the June 6 episode of NXT, Hail won a battle royal to become #1 contender for the NXT Women's Championship which she lost at NXT: Gold Rush.[4] Following the loss, which Hail blamed on Chase as he threw in the towel, she began a more rebellious persona where she openly critiqued Chase. After a loss to Jacy Jayne, the two formed a friendship after Jayne advised Hail to be more assertive. This involved Hail acquiring new ring gear and forming a tag team with Jayne, who in turn joined Chase U. On the October 17 episode of NXT, Chase and Hudson won a battle royal to become number one contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championship. At NXT: Halloween Havoc Night 1, Chase and Hudson defeated Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo to win the championships.[5] At Night 2, Hail and Jayne failed to win WWE Women's Tag Team Championship from Chelsea Green and Piper Niven after Chase refused to allow Jayne to use the title belt against Green.[6] Chase and Hudson lost the titles back to D'Angelo and Stacks on the November 14 episode of NXT, ending their reign at 21 days.[7]

On the December 5 episode of NXT, a new member was introduced as Riley Osborne (previously known as Josh Morrell in NXT UK)[8] entered the 2023 Men's NXT Breakout Tournament representing Chase U, with Hail in turn developing a storyline where she has a crush on Osborne. Around the same time, Chase U started a storyline where it was revealed that the University was in heavy debt after Chase gambled away all their funds. In the Breakout Tournament, Osborne defeated Keanu Carver and Lexis King but lost to Oba Femi in the finals at NXT: New Year's Evil. After the Breakout Tournament finals match, Jayne announced that Hudson and Osborne will participate in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, where they lost to Latino World Order's Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde in the first round.[9][10][11][12] On the January 23, 2024 episode of NXT, repo men were seen repossessing material equipments in Chase U, including Hudson's MVP trophy, teasing the disbandment of Chase U.[13] In the following week, Jayne announced that she has created the "2024 Ladies of Chase U" calendar to be launched at NXT Vengeance Day and that the projected sales will save Chase U. Chase thanked Jayne and officially accepted her into the stable.[14] Around the same time, Jayne took on a new protégé, Jazmyn Nyx, who would help Jayne win matches by cheating which Hail refused to do. On the March 12 episode of NXT, Hail and Fallon Henley lost a tag team match after Jayne refused to be her partner the previous week. An emotional Hail stated how she had changed her entire look and personality to be more like Jayne, whom she idolized, but now realizes how toxic Jayne really is. Hail disavowed her friendship with Jayne and declared she was returning to the "old Thea Hail". On the following week of NXT, Jayne (with Nyx) turned on Chase U and costed Osborne the NXT Heritage Cup championship match against The No Quarter Catch Crew's Drew Gulak.[15] At NXT Stand & Deliver on April 6, Hail teamed up with Henley and Kelani Jordan to defeat Jayne, Kiana James and Izzi Dame in a six-woman tag team match.[16] On the following episode of NXT, Jayn revealed the truth of Chase U's gambling debt. In Hail's NXT Women's Championship match in 2023, Chase placed an illegal bet that Hail will win the title. However, he chose Hail's health and threw in the towel, resulting in him losing the bet.[17]


* Founding member(s)
L Leader


Member Joined
Andre Chase (L) January 4, 2022 *
Thea Hail May 31, 2022
Duke Hudson November 1, 2022
Riley Osborne December 5, 2023


Member Joined Left
Bodhi Hayward January 4, 2022 * November 1, 2022
Jacy Jayne September 5, 2023[a] March 19, 2024


Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ Jayne unofficially joined the stable on September 5, 2023 before being accepted as an official member by Andre Chase on January 30, 2024.


  1. ^ Moore, John (February 4, 2023). "NXT Vengeance Day results: Moore's live review of Bron Breakker vs. Grayson Waller in a cage match for the NXT Title, Roxanne Perez vs. Jacy Jayne vs. Gigi Dolin for the NXT Women's Title, New Day vs. Gallus vs. Pretty Deadly vs. Chase U for the NXT Tag Titles, Carmelo Hayes vs. Apollo Crews in a best of three falls match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on February 5, 2023. Retrieved February 5, 2023.
  2. ^ McGuire, Colin (April 1, 2023). "NXT Stand & Deliver results: McGuire's live review of Bron Breakker vs. Carmelo Hayes for the NXT Title, Roxanne Perez vs. Zoey Stark vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria vs. Indi Hartwell in a ladder match for the NXT Women's Title, Wes Lee vs. Dragon Lee vs. JD McDonagh vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Axiom for the NXT North American Title, Johnny Gargano vs. Grayson Waller". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on April 1, 2023. Retrieved April 1, 2023.
  3. ^ Moore, John (April 25, 2023). "4/25 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Carmelo Hayes vs. Grayson Waller for the NXT Title, Indi Hartwell vs. Roxanne Perez vs. Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women's Title, Bron Breakker vs. Andre Chase, Josh Briggs and Fallon Henley vs. Brooks Jensen and Kiana James, Cora Jade vs. Lyra Valkyria, Tony D'Angelo and Stacks Lorenzo vs. Pretty Deadly in a Trunk Match, Oba Femi debuts". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on April 26, 2023. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
  4. ^ Moore, John (June 27, 2023). "6/27 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Gold Rush night two featuring Carmelo Hayes vs. Baron Corbin for the NXT Title, Tiffany Stratton vs. Thea Hail for the NXT Women's Title, Nathan Frazer vs. Dragon Lee for the NXT Heritage Cup". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  5. ^ Berge, Kevin (October 25, 2023). "WWE NXT Halloween Havoc 2023 Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction and Highlights". Bleacher Report.
  6. ^ Aguilar, Matthew (2023-10-31). "Chelsea Green and Piper Niven Retain WWE Women's Tag Titles at NXT Halloween Havoc". ComicBook. Retrieved 2023-11-01.
  7. ^ Elizabeth, Claire (November 14, 2023). "Iron Survivor Qualifiers, Alpha Academy". Cageside Seats. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  8. ^ Rueter, Sean (2023-12-20). "NXT's Blair Davenport & Riley Osborne announce their engagement". Cageside Seats. Retrieved 2023-12-27.
  9. ^ Defelice, Robert (December 12, 2023). "Oba Femi And Riley Osborne Advance In NXT Men's Breakout Tournament | Fightful News". Fightful. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  10. ^ Tessier, Colin (December 26, 2023). "NXT Men's Breakout Tournament Finals Set For NXT New Year's Evil". Wrestlezone. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  11. ^ Powell, Jason (January 2, 2024). "NXT TV results (1/2): Moore's review of New Year's Evil with Ilja Dragunov vs. Trick Williams for the NXT Championship, Lyra Valkyria vs. Blair Davenport for the NXT Women's Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  12. ^ Berge, Kevin (January 16, 2024). "WWE NXT Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Jan. 16". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason (January 23, 2024). "NXT TV results (1/23): Moore's review of Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin vs. Axiom and Nathan Frazer in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinal match, Lexis King vs. Trey Bearhill, Karmen Petrovic vs. Blair Davenport". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  14. ^ Aguilar, Matthew (January 30, 2024). "WWE NXT's Jacy Jayne Saves Chase U from Closure and Officially Joins the Team". ComicBook. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  15. ^ Moore, John (March 19, 2024). "NXT TV results (3/19): Moore's review of Trick Williams vs. Noam Dar, Riley Osborne challenging for the NXT Heritage Cup, Roxanne Perez vs. Tatum Paxley, NXT Tag Team Title match qualifiers for Stand & Deliver". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  16. ^ Powell, Jason (April 6, 2024). "NXT Stand & Deliver results: Moore's live review of Trick Williams vs. Carmelo Hayes, Ilja Dragunov vs. Tony D'Angelo for the NXT Title, Lyra Valkyria vs. Roxanne Perez for the NXT Women's Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  17. ^ Moore, John (April 9, 2024). "NXT TV results (4/9): Moore's review of the Stand & Deliver fallout show, Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin vs. Axiom and Nathan Frazer for the NXT Tag Team Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 10, 2024.