Wrestler Name: Prince Devitt
Ring Debut: 2000
Finishing Move/s: Bloody Sunday (Single Underhook Lifting Implant DDT); Prince’s Throne (Fireman’s Carry Double Knee Gutbuster); Shingata Prince’s Throne (Canadian Backbreaker hold twisted into a Double Knee Gutbuster)
Signature Moves: Brainbuster; Devitt’s End (Fujiwara Ambar); Falling Overhead Kick; Diving Double Foot Stomp; Somersault Suicide Senton; Inverted Lungblower
Wrestling Style: Submission Technical
Promotions Performed In: NWA UK Hammerlock; MWF; NJPW
Current Promotion/s: NJPW
Career Highlight: Devitt is a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, a title that has been held by the likes of Naomichi Marufuji and Jushin Liger.
Random fact: His wrestling style has been compared to that of the late Chris Benoit, earning him the nickname of Pegasus Kid II in Japan.
Quickly becoming a prominent figure in the Japanese pro wrestling market, Prince Devitt is a competitor with a pure passion for the business. After making his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2006, Devitt has managed to gain five title runs compromising of Tag Team and Singles championships.
With a technical moveset under his name, Devitt has managed to defeat some of the best competitors in the business, including names such as Davey Richards and Naomichi Marufuji. In the annual Tokyo Sports Grand Prix 2010, Devitt was awarded the ‘Best Bout’ trophy following his stunning October match which saw him team up with Ryusuke Taguchi to take on Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi.
In May last year, Devitt entered NJPW’s ‘Best of the Juniors’ tournament and managed to eventually win the tournament. This gave him a shot against Marufuji for the IGWP Junior Heavyweight Title, which Devitt won after pinning the Japanese icon. Since June 2010, the title has been in his possession and has been defended succesfully four times, showing that Devitt will fight hard to keep the belt around his waist.
The talents of Devitt knows no bounds, and he is quickly becoming a rising star in Japan. Whether he will take his skills to the US and go far in companies like TNA, WWE or ROH, no-one knows. But for now, Devitt looks comfortable where he is, and will continue to fight his way to the top in NJPW.
Find out more: Prince Devitt’s Wikipedia Profile | Prince Devitt’s Puroresu Central Profile | Prince Devitt’s Profightdb Page
Watch: The Top Ten Moves of Prince Devitt | Prince Devitt vs. Koto Ibushi | Prince Devitt vs. Naomichi Marufuji