Knight in April 2017
|Birth name||Levi Rolla Cooper|
|Born||July 24, 1990|
Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
Ashley Cooper (m. 2016)
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Tucker Knight|
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||297 lb (135 kg)|
|Billed from||Hubbard, Oregon|
|Trained by||WWE Performance Center|
|Debut||January 24, 2015|
Early life[edit | edit source]
Cooper attended North Marion High School where he was a successful amateur wrestler. He wrestled at collegiate level for Portland State University, California State University, Bakersfield and Arizona State University, and placed 8th at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in 2011, earning him All-America status.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Knight made his professional wrestling debut at a NXT live event in Starke, Florida on January 24, 2015, facing Tye Dillinger. He made his television debut on the July 1, 2015 episode of NXT, working as an enhancement talent in a loss to Baron Corbin. Knight continued to make sporadic televised appearances as an enhancement talent throughout the remainder of 2015 and the start of 2016.
In July 2016, Knight formed a tag team with Otis Dozovic, calling themselves Heavy Machinery. The duo participated in the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, losing in the first round to the team of Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. The duo returned and had their first televised victory on the March 29, 2017 episode of NXT, defeating the team of Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun. Knight made his first televised main roster appearance on 27 April 2018 at WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, entering the namesake match at #22 and eliminating Drew Gulak before being eliminated by Big E.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Tucker Knight". WWE.
- Gallivan, Joseph. "NXT, please! From Hubbard, Oregon to WWE". joomlakave.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- "Levi Cooper Profile - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site". Arizona State University.
- Gallivan, Joseph. "NXT, please! From Hubbard, Oregon to WWE". Portland Tribune.
- "The Improbable Journey of Levi Cooper". mudmosh.com.
- Hawkins, Phil. "Hubbard native shows talent, potential in WWE".
- "3/29 Moore's NXT TV Review: Kassius Ohno vs. Elias Samson in a Loser Leaves NXT Match, Johnny Gargano vs. Dash Wilder vs. Akam, Heavy Machinery in action, Ember Moon and Asuka contract signing for NXT Takeover: Orlando - Pro Wrestling Dot Net". 29 March 2017.
- WWE Greatest Royal Rumble results, recap, grades: Lesnar-Reigns controversy, Strowman stands tall
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