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The Resistance
Resistance logo.png
MembersJames Harrison
Tyler Breeze
Drew McIntyre
Alexa Bliss
Freya Harrison
Name(s)The Resistance
Brian Kendrick
Sasha Banks
Luke Gallows
Karl Anderson
Masato Yoshino
DebutDecember 14, 2011
Years active2011–2014

The Resistance is a professional wrestling stable performing in the WWE on the Raw brand, consisting of James Harrison, Drew McIntyre, Neville, Tyler Breeze and Alexa Bliss. The original gimmick of the group was a dominate foreign faction but this changed in 2016 following the additions of American wrestlers, all of which only had short tenures with the group except for Bliss. The group originally formed in Japanese promotion Dragon with Harrison, Neville, then going by the ring name Pac and Masato Yoshino under the name World-1, a name Harrison and Neville used in their early NXT days.

The duo of Harrison and Neville won the WWE Tag Team Championship in June 2015 after an injury to Neville in March 2016 Tyler Breeze joined the group and this began the influx of wrestlers to the group. The additions of Sasha Banks and Brian Kendrick later on 2016 saw more singles success and for 24 hours the group held all singles titles on Raw after Banks won the WWE Raw Women's Championship in November, but Kendrick lost the WWE Cruiserweight Championship the following day. The team smashed a 28-year Tag title reign record surpassing Demolition's 478 day reign, their record reign ended at 553 days after the lost the belt to Sheamus and Cesaro in December 2016.

Since the end of the tag champion reign the team have seen immense success with Harrison, Neville and Breeze all winning the Intercontinental and United States Championships. Neville also held the WWE Cruiserweight Championship for a record 239 days. Bliss has held the WWE Raw Women's Championship twice, the second of which lasted a record 223 days and most notably Harrison has held the WWE Universal Championship for an ongoing record of 1199 days it is the longest title reign in the modern WWE era.

History[edit | edit source]

2011–2013: Dragon Gate as World-1[edit | edit source]

2013–2014: NXT[edit | edit source]

2013: NXT Tag Team Champions[edit | edit source]

2014–present: WWE[edit | edit source]

2014–15: Main roster call-up and tag team struggles[edit | edit source]

2015–16: WWE Tag Team Champions[edit | edit source]

2016–2017: Stable formation and domination[edit | edit source]

The team continued to defend their WWE Tag Team Championship throughout 2016, in March Neville suffered a fracture to his ankle meaning he would miss four months. Following this Harrison began defending the titles alongside Tyler Breeze, the WWE allowed this as a continuation of the ongoing reign. Harrison won the United States Championship from Kalisto at Extreme Rules in May, Neville would return in July 2016 from then he and Breeze began defending the titles to allow Harrison to focus on his singles career. On the October 4, 2016 episode of Raw Breeze and Neville defeated Anderson and Gallows, Sheamus and Cesaro, and The New Day in a fatal four-way tag team match to ensure they break Demolition's 478-day record for all WWE Tag Team titles. Harrison would win the Universal Championship from Kevin Owens on Raw on November 7. Breeze and Neville would eventually lose the titles at Roadblock: End of the Line on December 18, 2016 ending their record breaking reign at 553 days they would also hold the record for most defenses of 23, this figure only includes televised defenses, this figure would total 164 if house shows were included. Later in the night Neville attacked Rich Swann and T.J. Perkins following their Cruiserweight Championship match thus staking his intentions to claim the title. On Raw following Roadblock Harrison stated his intentions to focus on defending the Universal Championship and gave Breeze the United States Championship.

On the January 16, 2017 episode of Raw after a long run of defeats Brian Kendrick was kicked out of the group by James Harrison. He then stated that after he, Neville and Breeze had decided to focus on singles competition they needed a new tag team and Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows were added to group as new members.

At the Royal Rumble, Harrison not only defended his Universal Championship successfully but Neville and Gallows and Anderson won the Cruiserweight and Raw Tag titles respectively. This meant that the group held all of the mens titles in the WWE. Harrison would successfully defend the title once again this time at Fastlane against Goldberg, whereas Neville would retain his title against Jack Gallagher and Gallows and Anderson retain their titles against Enzo and Cass and Breeze would retain his title against Rusev

At WrestleMania 33 Harrison would retain his title against Sami Zayn, Neville would retain his against Austin Aries and Breeze didn't defend his title, but Gallows and Anderson lost their titles to a returning Hardy Boyz. Sasha Banks did fail to capture the WWE Raw Women's Championship. After the event Banks began to distance herself from the group and on the April 10, 2017 episode of Raw former two-time SmackDown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss moved over to Raw and would align herself with the group.

Throughout 2017 The Resistance continued to dominate singles competition, with Harrison remaining Universal Champion throughout the year. Tyler Breeze held both the US and Intercontinental Championships and Neville remained Cruiserweight Champion for the first nine months of the year. After winning the belt in late April 2017 Bliss remained Raw Women's Champion for the remainder of the year except for an 8-day reign for Sasha Banks.

On a Raw taping in London in November 2017 Harrison and Breeze defeated Dean Ambrose adn Seth Rollins to capture the Raw Tag Team Championship for a second time,  this would ultimately lead to a feud between The Resistance and The Shield.

2018–present: Various Feuds[edit | edit source]

The Resistance began 2018 feuding with The Shield which led to a six-man tag team match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January which The Resistance won. The following day on Raw Neville and Breeze were defeated whilst defending their Raw Tag Team Championships against Sheamus and Cesaro ending their second reign at 84 days the longest since their 553-day record reign had ended 13 months earlier. The following week on Raw Neville challenged The Miz to a match for the Intercontinental Championship which Neville won successfully capturing the belt that Breeze had lost to The Miz only 14 days earlier. Harrison, Neville and Bliss all successfully defended their titles at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, with Bliss defending it in the events signature match.

2018–present: NJPW and Ring of Honor[edit | edit source]

Over various weeks on Ring of Honor Wrestling various videos would play over the titantron intimidating the Bullet Club this continued until Cody Rhodes called out the person behind the messages. Before James Harrison came out in a mask declaring that Bullet Club was an empire that was about to be destroyed, and declaring that the group that takes down an empire is The Resistance. Harrison along with Tyler Breeze, Neville and Drew McIntyre attacked Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Hangman Page.

On June 9, 2018 after Kenny Omega defeated Kazuchika Okada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship Harrison attacked Omega in the ring. At the press conference following the event Harrison, Breeze, Neville and McIntyre attacked Omega, The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi. This would later set up one-on-one matches between Harrison and Omega and Neville and Ibushi along with The Young Bucks taking on McIntyre and Breeze at G1 Special in San Francisco.

Members[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

* Founding member
I First leader
Member Arrival
James Harrison * I June 20, 2013
(Adrian) Neville * June 20, 2013
Tyler Breeze March 21, 2016
Alexa Bliss April 10, 2017
Drew McIntyre April 16, 2018

Former[edit | edit source]

Member Arrival Departure
Brian Kendrick October 24, 2016 January 16, 2017
Sasha Banks September 19, 2016 April 2, 2017
Luke Gallows January 16, 2017 August 21, 2017
Karl Anderson January 16, 2017 August 21, 2017

Sub-groups[edit | edit source]

Affiliate Members Tenure Type Promotion(s)
Gallows and Anderson Luke Gallows
Karl Anderson
2017 Tag team WWE

In Wrestling[edit | edit source]

  • Triple team finishing moves
    • Elite Shot (Superkick (Harrison) followed by a Beauty Shot (Breeze) and then by a Red Arrow or a 630° senton (Neville))
    • Resistance (Moonsault (Breeze), followed by the Flight of the Phoenix (Harrison) and then by a Red Arrow (Neville))
    • Double Assisted Chokebomb
  • Double team finishing moves
    • ​Harrison and Breeze
      • The Breaker (Wheelbarrow hold, double knee facebreaker combination)
      • The Final Nail (Beauty Shot (Breeze) / Legsweep (Harrison) combination)
    • Harrison and Neville
      • Thunder Crack (Backbreaker hold (Harrison) / double foot stomp (Neville) combination))
    • Breeze and Neville
      • The Rock Shot (Top rope hurricanrana (Neville) thrown into a powerbomb (Breeze))
      • The 947 (Unprettier (Breeze) followed by a Red Arrow (Neville))
    • Breeze and McIntyre
      • End of Worlds (Jumping reverse bulldog (Breeze) / Claymore (McIntyre) combination)
  • Double team signature moves
    • Botox Shot (Front facelock cutter or Unprettier (Breeze) followed by a Dragon bomb (Harrison))
    • Brainbuster (Harrison) followed by a frog splash (Breeze or Neville)
    • Double superkick
    • Enzu Shot (Enzugiri (Harrison or Neville) followed by Supermodel Kick (Breeze))
    • Elite Bomb (Powerbomb (Harrison) into a jumping neckbreaker (Breeze) combination); parodied from Orton and Batista
    • Black Death Drop (Flapjack (Harrison) / Cutter (Neville) combination); parodied from The Dudley Boyz
    • Epic Stampede (Multiple stomps to a seated opponent in the corner with frequent tags), often followed by an Irish whip-assisted corner dropkick; parodied from The New Day
    • Rocket launcher
  • Breeze's finishing moves
    • Beauty Shot (Spinning heel kick)
    • Unprettier (Inverted double underhook facebuster) – 2015–present; adopted from Christian
  • Harrison's finishing moves
    • Curtain Call (Bicycle knee; sometimes tranistioned from a wrist lock or a double wrist lock knee strike) – 2009–2012, 2017–present
    • Multiple armlock variations
      • Cross armbar
      • Crucifix armbar
      • Double chickenwing
      • Flying cross armbar
      • Fujiwara armbar, sometimes whilst bridging
      • Kimura lock
      • Scissored armbar
      • Tilt-a-whirl armbar
      • Triangle Armlock (Sankaku-gatame)
    • Multiple piledriver variations
      • Belly-to-back; sometimes off the apron – 2011–2012, 2016–present
      • British Destroyer (Flip; sometimes whilst slingshotting) – 2010–2012; parodied from Petey Williams
      • Package
      • Plasma Driver (Sit-out)
      • Tombstone
      • Vertebreaker (Double underhook back-to-back) – 2009–2012
    • Superkick – 2013–16; used as a signature thereafter
    • Shining Wizard – 2013–2016; used as a signature thereafter
    • Flight of the Phoenix (630° senton or a corkscrew 630° senton) – 2016–2018; used as a signature thereafter
    • Brainbuster – 2016–2017; used as a signature thereafter
    • Stealing opponents finisher – 2018–present
  • Neville's finishing moves
    • Red Arrow (Corkscrew shooting star press)
    • Imploding 450° splash; 2014
    • Rings of Saturn (Crossface / scissored armbar combination) – 2017–present
  • Bliss' finishing moves
    • Twisted Bliss (Rounding moonsault)
    • Backpack stunner – 2016–2017; used as a signature thereafter
    • Blisstation (Pumphandle half nelson driver) – 2017–present
    • Cradle piledriver – 2017–present; rarely used
  • McIntyre's finishing moves
    • Claymore (Running single leg front dropkick)
    • Future Shock (Snap double underhook DDT)
  • Nicknames
    • Tyler Breeze
      • "Prince Pretty"
      • "The Enforcer"
    • James Harrison
      • "The Blackheart"
      • "The Daredevil"
    • Neville
      • "The Man That Gravity Forgot"
      • "The King (of the Cruiserweights)"
    • Alexa Bliss
      • "Five Feet of Fury"
      • "The Goddess of WWE"
      • "Little Miss Bliss"
      • "The Wicked Witch of WWE"
    • Drew McIntyre
      • "The Celtic Colossus"
      • "The Chosen One"
      • "The Prodigal Son"

Championships and Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Wrestler of the Year (2016, 2017) Harrison
    • Match of the Year (2015) Harrison vs. Seth Rollins on August 3.
    • Match of the Year (2016) Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on November 7.
    • Match of the Year (2017) Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on January 29
    • Tag Team of the Year (2015) Harrison and Neville
    • Tag Team of the Year (2016) Harrison, Neville, Breeze
    • Feud of the Year (2016) vs. The New Day
    • Most Improved (2015) Harrison
    • Most Hated Wrestler (2017) Harrison
    • PWI ranked Harrison #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016.
    • PWI ranked Banks #2 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2016.
    • PWI ranked Bliss #3 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2017.
    • PWI ranked Neville #17 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017.
    • PWI ranked Breeze #20 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017.
  • Rolling Stone
    • WWE Wrestler of the Year (2016, 2017) Harrison
    • Rookie of the Year (2015) Harrison
    • WWE Match of the Year (2015) Harrison vs. Seth Rollins on August 3
    • WWE Match of the Year (2017) Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on January 29
    • Most Improbably Awesome Match of the Year (2017) Harrison vs. Braun Strowman on September 24
  • Sports Illustrated
    • Wrestler of the Year (2017) Harrison
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • 6 Star Match (2017) Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on January 29
    • 5 Star Match (2015) Harrison vs. Seth Rollins on August 3
    • 5 Star Match (2016) Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on November 7
    • 5 Star Match (2016) Harrisons. Kevin Owens on December 18
    • 5 Star Match (2017) Harrison vs. Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe on August 20
    • 5 Star Match (2017) Harrison vs. Finn Bálor on October 30
    • 5 Star Match (2017) Harrison vs. AJ Styles on November 19
    • 5 Star Match (2017) Harrison vs. John Cena on December 25
    • 5 Star Match (2018) Harrison, Breeze and Neville vs. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns on January 28
    • 5 Star Match (2018) Neville vs. Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor on April 8
    • Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2016) James Harrison vs. Kevin Owens on November 7
    • Wrestler of the Year (2016) Harrison
    • Feud of the Year (2016) vs. The New Day
    • Tag Team of the Year (2016)
    • Best on Interviews (2014, 2016) Harrison
    • Best Flying Wrestler (2015, 2016) Harrison
    • Most Underrated (2014) Harrison
    • Most Underrated (2016) Breeze
    • Rookie of the Year (2014) Harrison
  • WWE

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Adrian Neville's ring name was shortened to Neville when he debuted on the main roster in 2015.