Nathan Frazer

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Nathan Frazer
Frazer in 2020
Birth nameBenjamin Timms[1]
Born (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 25)
Jersey, Channel Islands[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ben Carter
Benjamin Carter
CJ Storm
Nathan Frazer[3]
Billed height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[4]
Billed weight182 lb (83 kg)[3]
Trained bySeth Rollins[5]
Marek Brave[5]
Debut31 August 2018[5]

Benjamin Timms (born 23 July 1998) is a British professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Nathan Frazer and is one-half of the NXT Tag Team Champions with Axiom in their first reign. He is a former one-time NXT Heritage Cup Champion.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2018–2020)[edit]

Benjamin Timms was trained by fellow professional wrestlers Seth Rollins and Marek Brave at the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy in the United States.[5] Timms made his professional wrestling debut in 2018 under the ring name Benjamin Carter, performing in various independent promotions and major promotions such as Impact Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

All Elite Wrestling (2020)[edit]

In 2020, Timms was invited by All Elite Wrestling's head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels to appear for the promotion. Timms made his AEW debut in September 2020 at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Timms, under his ring name Ben Carter, faced off against Ricky Starks in a losing effort on AEW Dark.[6] Carter made his AEW Dynamite debut in the opening contest of 'Late Night Dynamite', losing against Scorpio Sky.[7] Carter went on to have a 1-2 record before signing with the WWE later that year.[8]

On October 2020, it was revealed that Carter could not get legally paid for his AEW matches, due to not having a valid work visa in the United States.[9]

WWE (2020–present)[edit]

NXT UK (2020–2022)[edit]

On 17 December 2020, WWE announced that they signed Timms. He was then assigned to the NXT UK brand where, on the episode 7 January 2021 episode of NXT UK, he made his debut under the ring name Ben Carter, facing Jordan Devlin for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship but lost. After defeating Josh Morell and Sam Gradwell, Carter was repackaged as Nathan Frazer on 11 March.

On the 3 June episode of NXT UK, Frazer and Jack Starz teamed up to face Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley and Sam Stoker) for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship but were defeated. Later, Frazer competed to become the No. 1 contender for the NXT UK Heritage Cup but he lost to Teoman in the first round. Subsequently, Frazer also competed to become the No. 1 contender for the NXT United Kingdom Championship on 23 September, competed against A-Kid and Rampage Brown, where the former won. On 3 March 2022, Frazer fought his last match at NXT UK in a NXT United Kingdom Championship match, losing to Ilja Dragunov.

NXT (2022–present)[edit]

On 12 April 2022, it was announced that Frazer would make his NXT debut. At Spring Breakin' on 3 May, he debuted by defeating Grayson Waller due to the interference of Andre Chase.[10][11] On the 2 August episode of NXT 2.0, Frazer responded to Carmelo Hayes' open challenge for the NXT North American Championship but lost when Giovanni Vinci interfered.[12]

On the 13 June 2023 episode of NXT, Frazer defeated Oro Mensah 2–1, who wrestled on behalf of Noam Dar due to Dar suffering an injury to become the NXT Heritage Cup.[13] Frazer would lose the cup back to Dar 69 days later at NXT: Heatwave.[14] In late 2023, Frazer formed a tag team partnership with Axiom. In early 2024, the duo competed in the NXT Tag Team Championship Eliminator Tournament, defeating No Quarter Catch Crew (Charlie Dempsey and Myles Borne) in the first round[15] and Latino World Order (Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro) and The Good Brothers (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) in a triple threat tag team match in the final[16] to face NXT Tag Team Champions The Wolf Dogs (Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker) for the titles at NXT Stand & Deliver but failed to win the match.[17] In a rematch on the following episode of NXT, Frazer and Axiom defeated The Wolf Dogs to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. After the match, The Final Testament's Authors of Pain (AOP) returned to NXT and attacked Frazer and Axiom.[18] At Week 2 of Spring Breakin', Frazer and Axiom successfully defended their titles against AOP after interference from New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate).[19] On the May 21 episode of NXT, Frazer and Axiom retained their titles against The D’Angelo Family (Luca Crusafino and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo). After the match, they were attacked by The Good Brothers.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On 19 April 2023, Timms became a born-again Christian, announcing he had been baptized.[21] He is currently dating fellow NXT superstar Thea Hail.[22]

Other media[edit]

As Nathan Frazer, he made his video game debut in WWE 2K23 as downloadable content in the Bad News U pack. He also appears as a regular game character in WWE 2K24 Video game.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Wesleyan University – Ben Timms". www.twcbulldogs.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Channel Islands Sport – The Channel Islands' first ever WWE star Ben Timms speaks to Robin Grey – BBC Sounds". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2022.
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  6. ^ Klyn, Parker (8 September 2020). "AEW Dark results: Ricky Starks vs. Ben Carter, Kiss vs. Serpentico". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, AEW News, AEW results. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  7. ^ "AEW Late Night Dynamite Results for September 22, 2020". www.allelitewrestling.com. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  8. ^ "Ben Carter". AEW Results. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  9. ^ "Ben Carter Talks Britt Baker, Christopher Daniels Recruiting Him To AEW Spot, Meeting Tony Khan | Fightful News". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  10. ^ Moore, John (3 May 2022). "5/3 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Spring Breakin' with Bron Breakker vs. Joe Gacy for the NXT Title, Cameron Grimes vs. Carmelo Hayes vs. Solo Sikoa for the NXT North American Title, The Viking Raiders vs. The Creeds, Cora Jade and Nikkita Lyons vs. Natalya and Lash Legend, Nathan Frazer vs. Grayson Waller, Tony D'Angelo and Santos Escobar meeting". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on 4 May 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
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  12. ^ "Solo Sikoa left a trail of destruction to close out a wild NXT 2.0". 2 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  13. ^ Moore, John (13 June 2023). "6/13 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Baron Corbin vs. Ilja Dragunov, Noam Dar vs. Nathan Frazer for the NXT Heritage Cup, Wes Lee, Mustafa Ali, and Tyler Bate vs. Joe Gacy, Jagger Reid, and Rip Fowler, Roxanne Perez vs. Tatum Paxley, Edris Enofe vs. Malik Blade, Thea Hail vs. Cora Jade". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 13 June 2023.
  14. ^ Powell, Jason (22 August 2023). "NXT TV results (8/22): Moore's review of Heatwave with Carmelo Hayes vs. Wes Lee for the NXT Title, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio vs. Dragon Lee and Lyra Valkyria, Nathan Frazer vs. Noam Dar for the NXT Heritage Cup". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 3 April 2024.
  15. ^ Powell, Jason (19 March 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 3 April 2024.
  16. ^ Powell, Jason (2 April 2024). "NXT TV results (4/2): Moore's review of Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams have a final face-off on the Stand & Deliver go-home show, three-way match to determine the challengers for the NXT Tag Team Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 3 April 2024.
  17. ^ Powell, Jason (6 April 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 7 April 2024.
  18. ^ Moore, John (9 April 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 10 April 2024.
  19. ^ Moore, John (30 April 2024). "NXT TV results (4/30): Moore's review of Spring Breakin' Night Two with Oba Femi vs. Ivar for the NXT North American Title, Axiom and Nathan Frazer vs. AOP for the NXT Tag Team Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 1 May 2024.
  20. ^ Elizabeth, Claire (21 May 2024). "WWE NXT results, live blog (May 21, 2024): NA title #1 contender Triple Threat". Cageside Seats. Retrieved 22 May 2024.
  21. ^ @WWEFrazer (30 April 2023). "On Sunday April 16th, I got baptised and gave my life to Christ..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Pagador, Hazel (4 August 2023). "Which WWE star is Thea Hail currently dating? Relationship timeline explored". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 25 May 2024.
  23. ^ "NXT Heritage Cup".
  24. ^ "NXT Tag Team Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on 9 April 2024. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  25. ^ Moore, John (2 April 2024). "NXT TV results (4/2): Moore's review of Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams have a final face-off on the Stand & Deliver go-home show, three-way match to determine the challengers for the NXT Tag Team Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2 April 2024.

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