Once known as a Pretty Boy Killer and now known as Champion, Shane Taylor earned a victory last night at ROH’s World Of The Worlds Tour Night 2 in a hard-fought 4-Way match against the former ROH Television Jeff Cobb, NJPW’s Hirooki Goto, and current ROH Trios Champ and NWA tag Champ, Brody King. Shane has been on a heck of momentum since coming to ROH, but has since shattered expectations and has risen to become one of the most dangerous men in the entire star-studded roster.
In night one of War Of The Worlds, Shane Taylor defeated Bullet Clubs “Hikuleo”, the youngest brother of the “Guerillas Of Destiny”, in Hikuleos ROH debut match, which was impressive in itself to take out the near seven foot athletic giant. Shane Taylor, while winning his first major title in ROH, is no stranger to the business and has an extensive career spanning more than 10 years. Shane Taylor made his debut match under a different name, “Jack Frost” in CWE (Championship Wrestling Experience) on November, 13th, 2007.
Throughout his years he would wrestle within the states more notably in Ohio and Pennsylvania for such promotions as IWC, PWR, FPW, NEPW, Wrestle Circus, ROW, among others. Taylor would wind up forming a power house of a team between he and Keith Lee as the team would go by the name of “Pretty Boy Killers”. The team would wind up attaining success in the Indie scene and defeating teams such as “War Machine” for VIP Wrestling. The team would eventually break up when Keith Lee took an offer from WWE.
Prior to his debut in pro-wrestling, Shane grew up on the east side of Cleveland, OH where he has gone on the record mentioning his rough upbringing with shootings occurring on a daily basis, drug activity happening every day. His father would physically stop this from anyone in the neighborhood trying to sell drugs by the family’s house. Taylor would learn right and wrong from living in a strict household as his father was a drill sergeant, and at times, Taylor was allowed to train at the base where his father was posted. Shane Taylor was born prematurely. Some of his first memories of pro-wrestling involved watching Kerry Von Erich against The Warlord at the Ridgefield Coliseum and would soak up the atmosphere and the fan reaction that came with it. This is where his passion began and where he took it. Taylor was the first in his family to go to college. Prior to working in pro-wrestling, Taylor worked at Cutco as a sales representative. Since the age of 18, he worked as a bouncer in various clubs, bars, etc.
Shane Taylor is married to an art teacher and has two children. Taylor works with various charities where he and his kids go to schools and speak with the students about keeping open to communication and being the best that they can within their lives. Taylor, while a vicious man in the ring, is by far from that when he is able to reach out to the community and connect with children.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 10, 2019
Since the top of 2019, Taylor has made a name for himself, aligning himself with those the likes of Bully Ray, Silas Young, to name a couple of talents, and has quickly cemented his name into the title picture resulting in his recent victory last night. If safe to say that there is much more on the horizon for Shane Taylor.
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