Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday Muscle : Hugo Knox

Here are more pics of NXT's British import Hugo Knox including a set of modelling pics by Gilles Crofta. What is it about Knox, a former goalkeeper for various football clubs in the UK, that drew the attention of WWE's talent scouts? Unlike Fergal "Prince" Devitt (now Finn Balor), another new NXT recruit, he's not a wrestler. Is it his looks? His build? We can only speculate. Knox made his in-ring debut on the November 8th show in Daytona Beach, Florida (it was a six-man tag team match alongside Steve Cutler and Elias Sampson). No less than wrestler Kevin Steen took notice of Knox and tweeted this message: "Witnessed the @WWENXT debut of @HugoKnosWWE... one of the most entertaining dudes I've met in a long time. So much fun to watch!" Now let's see what WWE does with Knox. Will he be their NXT Big Thing?











15 comments:

  1. I hope that HE becomes a great wrestler not just an entertainer.He does not have many years training.Yet charisma and discipline ( body,modeling, team soccer player in UK ) are good key elements for succes. In the meantime lets indulge ourselves.

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  2. Waiting for good video of Hugo.
    Another wrestler, not a model, but who does a modelling gimmick, is Ashton Vuitton, featured on this site in past. Someone posted videos of 11 of his matches yesterday:
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqI1YUsB567iOgbL8Bx-okg/videos

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  3. F***ing Hell, what beauty!

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  4. WWE will probably screw it up and screw him over. Though the NXT franchise is usually better than other parts of the promotion.

    I wish him luck and hope he's given a chance to shine and get a loyal fan following.

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  5. Real name: Stuart Tomlinson.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Tomlinson

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  6. An interview on SkyTV:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3VrSQ7yEWxs

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  7. Checking in at the WWE Performance Center:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MLkixoxLwMQ

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  8. Weight training video:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uleR3ahN_wI

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  9. Benching 180 kg. (396 lbs.).

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D0y7aUdtUsM

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  10. I couldn't get the whole link, but with this info you should be able to find the article. My a Safari is acting up and I can't access it myself. Arghh!

    Stuart Tomlinson, Ex-Burton Goalkeeper, WWE's First British Star - Huffington Post
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    www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/.../stuart-tomlinson-british-...
    Apr 1, 2014
    Former Burton Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson was forced to hang up his boots last summer ...

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  11. Former Soccer Goalkeeper Makes WWE NXT In-ring Debut, Kevin ...
    www.wrestlinginc.com/.../former-soccer-goalkeeper-makes-wwe-nxt-in-rin...
    Nov 9, 2014 - WWE NXT star Hugo Knox made his debut at last night's NXT live event in Daytona, Florida and impressed both wrestlers and fans in ...

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  12. Results. Still can't access due to Safari problems, so I don't know if Knox/Tomlinson action is seen:

    WWE NXT Live Event Results From Daytona (11/8): Finn Balor ...
    Wrestling Inc.-Nov 9, 2014
    By Marc Middleton | November 10, 2014 | 11 Comments ... Dawkins, Sawyer Fulton and Chad Gable defeated Hugo Knox, Elias Sampson and Steve Cutler.

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  13. The evening continued with six man tag team action as the team of Steve Cutler, Elias Sampson and Hugo Knox took on the newly formed staple Shoot Nation, consisting of Chad Gable, Sawyer Fulton, and Angelo Dawkins. Shoot Nation took control early on and kept that control for much of the match keeping Knox in taking punishment until he made the hot tag to Elias Sampson who was explosive with the time he got in the ring before tagging Knox back in. Hugo made the win for his team with a flying cross body to Dawkins for the pin. This was only the second match for the highly athletic Hugo Knox, while I'm not sure about his ring gear or his chippendale-like dancing, his athleticism couldn't be denied. In fact, while all men impressed I would say it was Knox, along with Gable who were the stars of the match. Chad Gable, whether playing the undersized underdog or the leader of a heel faction is impressive as can be and fun to watch. This was a great match and a definite highlight of the evening, impressive considering the participants are either new guys or guys that have yet to make a large impact yet.

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  14. 11/21, Cocoa FL:
    It's hard not to be won over by the enthusiasm of Hugo Knox as he dances his way to the ring. Last weekend Knox won over many fans with a very impressive debut and no doubt looked to follow up on his success. The bad news is his opponent was NXTs resident wrecking ball Bull Demspey and he didn't appear to be in a very good mood. In fact Dempsey was on fire tonight and seemed to be living up to being the destructive force he is touted to be. Still yet Knox put forth a good effort and managed to get in a few short bursts of offense. Knox is a fair sized guy that at times moves like a cruiserweight, just as comfortable flipping off of the rope as he is delivering a clothesline. None of that would matter tonight though as Bull tore through him with relative ease and finished him with a flying headbutt for the win.

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  15. Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
    Billed weight 246 lb (112 kg)

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