Mikey Nicholls

Mikey Nicholls
6' 1" (185 cm)
233 lbs (106 kg)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
high-flying, high-risk style in-ring technical wrestling
Trained By:
Hartley Jackson, Davis Storm, Rocky Romero & Naomichi Marufuji
Trademark Moves:
Mikey Bomb, Death Valley Bomb, Mikey Kick, Shooting Star Press
In Ring Achievements:
EPW Heavyweight Championship (3x), EPW Tag Team Championship (2x), EPW Australian National Championship, SHWA Tag Team Championship, Ambition Global Championship (Australia), EWF American Championship (United States), GHC Tag Team Championship (2x) (Japan)
PWDU Top 50:
41. "2022"
Home Promotion:
NJPW (Current)
Other Promotions:
EPW, SHWA, STW / Ambition Wrestling & Entertainment PTY LTD (Australia), EWF, ROH, OVW, WWE (United States), NOAH (Japan)
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Short Bio:
Nicholls was trained in Perth at the Dynamite Factory, the wrestling school of Explosive Pro Wrestling, starting out with EPW in Australia.

He moved overseas to California and started working for promotions in the United States, such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, NWA Pro, and World League Wrestling.

Nicholls trained at New Japan Pro-Wrestling's L.A. Dojo, based in Los Angeles, and wrestled for NJPW in Tokyo in 2006.

Nicholls is trained by aussie greats Hartley Jackson (SA), Davis Storm (WA)as well as overseas greats Rocky Romero & Naomichi Marufuji.

Nicholls wrestled Fergal Devitt (WWE's Finn Bálor) after NWA split with TNA in the Reclaiming the Glory tournament to crown a new NWA Heavyweight Champion but was defeated in the tournament by Fergal Devitt.

In September 2007, Nicholls wrestled and defeated both champion Karl Anderson (The Bullet Club, The O.C. fame) and Ryan Taylor (Tyler Rust in WWE. After WWE Taylor Rust in NJPW and ROH, however prior to WWE he was known in his Independent career as Ryan Taylor and later Rust Taylor) in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the Empire Wrestling Federation American Championship.

In 2009, Nicholls wrestled some shows for Ring of Honor.

Mikey Nicholls wrestled for Pro Wrestling Noah (2011–2016)

Mikey Nicholls has links with The Mighty Don't Kneel (TMDK) a faction with roots in Australia.

Haste and Nicholls, known together as The Mighty Don't Kneel (TMDK), won the GHC Tag Team Championship (2x).

At the end of 2013, the Tokyo Sports magazine named Nicholls and Haste the tag team of the year, making them the first foreign team to win the award since Stan Hansen and Vader in 1998.

On 28 December 2015, Noah announced that Nicholls and Haste would leave the promotion following their contracts expiring at the end of the year.

On 11 February 2016, Noah announced that Nicholls and Haste would return to the promotion the following month to take part in a five-show-long farewell tour, entitled "Departure to the World".

Their final Noah match took place on 10 March and saw them defeat Naomichi Marufuji and Mitsuhiro Kitamiya.

After starting out in Noah, Nicholls returned to the United States

Mikey Nicholls wrestled for Indies, ROH, OVW.

On 20 December 2014, Nicholls and Haste made their debut for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) returning to Japan, when they, along with Naomichi Marufuji, were revealed as Toru Yano's tag team partners at Wrestle Kingdom 9 on 4 January 2015.

At the event, the four defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, Shelton X Benjamin and Takashi Iizuka) in an eight-man tag team match.

Haste and Nicholls signed with WWE (2015–2018).

Haste and Nicholls joined NXT renamed Shane Thorne and Nick Miller, respectively, while TMDK was renamed TM-61.

On 19 November, at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, TM-61 lost in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to the Authors of Pain.

Thorne then had knee surgery, which was expected to sideline him for seven to nine months. He returned on 14 September.

TM-61 then entered the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, being eliminated by the Authors of Pain in the first round.

The team was officially renamed The Mighty on the 6 June episode of NXT.

On December 14, Miller requested and was granted his release from WWE. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Miller asked for his release in order to spend more time with his family in Australia.

On February 24, 2019, it was announced that Nicholls would be returning to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and competing in the 2019 New Japan Cup.

Mikey Nicholls signed with New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2019 and is still with them.

Chaos' Rocky Romero subsequently revealed him as the newest member of the stable.

He defeated Hikuleo in the first round but was eliminated by stablemate Kazuchika Okada in the second round.

Mikey Nicholls left Chaos.

Nicholls appeared on the Fighting Spirit Unleashed tour in the United States, and went unbeaten, mostly facing opponents from the L.A. Dojo.

In 2020 and 2021, Nicholls was unable to enter Japan due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

However, on May 14, 2022, at Capital Collision, he appeared for New Japan's American subsidiary, where he was reunited with Shane Haste.

TMDK and Bad Dude Tito defeated the United Empire, with Nicholls pinning Kyle Fletcher for the win.

Nicholls pointed to the stable's logo on his tights as Tito joined TMDK.

Haste and Nicholls then entered a tournament to become the inaugural Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions, but they were defeated in the semifinals by the pairing of Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura.

Mikey Nicholls has continued to wrestle for NJPW since.

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