Gallus (professional wrestling)

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Gallus
Gallus (from left to right: Mark Coffey, Wolfgang, and Joe Coffey) in April 2019
Stable
Leader(s)Joe Coffey
MembersMark Coffey
Wolfgang
Name(s)Gallus
Billed heightsJoe: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Mark: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Wolfgang: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Combined
billed weight
732 lb (332 kg)
Debut5 December 2018
Years active2018–present

Gallus are a Scottish villainous professional wrestling stable consisting of Wolfgang and real-life brothers Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey. They are currently signed to WWE and perform on the NXT brand.

History[edit]

WWE[edit]

NXT UK (2018–2022)[edit]

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 Travis Banks.[citation needed]

Gallus debuted during the 12 December 2018 episode of NXT UK, with members Mark Coffey and Wolfgang defeating Ashton Smith & Ligero in a tag match.[citation needed]

On the 4 October 2019 episode of NXT UK, Mark and Wolfgang defeated previous champions Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship, going on to hold it for 497 days.[1]

After going on a hiatus for a short time, during which Joe Coffey was suspended by WWE due to sexual harassment allegations.[2]

After Gallus made their return, Mark Coffey won the NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship on the 23 June 2022 episode of NXT UK; but Wolfgang lost to Ilja Dragunov for the NXT UK Championship on 23 July 2022.[citation needed]

NXT (2022–present)[edit]

At NXT Heatwave, Gallus made their NXT debuts, attacking Diamond Mine.[3] On 23 August 2022, Gallus made their tag team debut on NXT facing NXT UK Tag Team Champions Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs, which they would go on to win via countout. At Worlds Collide, Gallus became the second team eliminated from the Fatal four-way tag team elimination match for the NXT and NXT UK Tag Team Championship. Gallus will go on to have a rivalry with Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen, with the latter winning a No Disqualification tag team match between the teams. Gallus then later was suspended in September for attacking officials.

At New Year’s Evil on 10 January 2023, Gallus returned from their suspension and won a gauntlet match to become the #1 contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championship, which they won on Vengeance Day the month after. On the 14 March episode of NXT, Gallus retained their titles against Pretty Deadly. At NXT Stand & Deliver, Gallus defeated the Creed Brothers and The Family to retain the tag titles with help from a returning Joe Coffey.[4] Gallus would defend against the Creeds and The Dyad in the next months including a triple-threat on the 14 April episode of NXT and against the Creeds at NXT Battleground. At NXT Gold Rush, Gallus defeated Malik Blade and Edris Enofe. At NXT: The Great American Bash, Gallus lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo, ending their reign at 176 days.[5] In April 2024, ESPN reported that Gallus help trained The Rock for his tag team match with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns against Cody Rhodes and World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins at Night 1 of WrestleMania XL.[6] On the May 14, 2024 episode of NXT, and as the show was going off the air, the cameras went backstage, showing Wes Lee, Josh Briggs and Ivar assaulted backstage. The attackers were then revealed to be Gallus, making their first televised appearance on NXT since the February 13, 2024 episode of NXT.[7]

Sub-Groups[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owen, Dei (4 October 2019). "NXT UK TV TAPING SPOILERS: NIGHT ONE IN BRENTWOOD". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2898362-report-wwe-nxt-uks-joe-coffey-suspended-after-sexual-harassment-allegations
  3. ^ Moore, John (16 August 2022). "8/16 NXT 2.0 Heatwave results: Moore's review of Bron Breakker vs. JD McDonagh for the NXT Title, Mandy Rose vs. Zoey Stark for the NXT Women's Title, Carmelo Hayes vs. Giovanni Vinci for the NXT North American Title, Tony D'Angelo vs Santos Escobar in a Street Fight, Cora Jade vs. Roxanne Perez". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  4. ^ McGuire, Colin (1 April 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 1 April 2023. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  5. ^ KEVIN, BERGE. "WWE NXT Great American Bash 2023 Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction, Highlights". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  6. ^ Coppinger, Mike; Raimondi, Marc (4 April 2024). "'Like riding a bike': Inside The Rock's return at WrestleMania 40". ESPN. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  7. ^ Walia, Nikunj (14 May 2024). "Gallus Lays Carnage Backstage In Their Return on 5/14 WWE NXT". Ringside News. Retrieved 15 May 2024.
  8. ^ "Official NXT Tag Team Championship Title History". World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).