Bo Dallas is a third-generation WWE Superstar, just like his brother, Bray Wyatt. Dallas started his WWE tenure as a part of FCW, which was later upgraded to WWE RAW and NXT. In NXT, Dallas became one of the longest-reigning NXT Champions.
Taylor Michael Rotunda was born on May 25, 1990. He's a third-generation WWE Superstar. from a wrestling background family. Rotunda attended Hernando High School and graduated in 2008. During his final years of wrestling, he was selected in the state wrestling championships. He also played football as a linebacker. Originally he was offered a football scholarship at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. But when the offer fell through he decided to become a wrestler instead. Rotunda's father is a wrestling legend, Mike Rotunda. His grandfather was Blackjack Mulligan. His uncle is Barry and Kendall Windham. He also has an elder brother Windham Rotunda aka "Bray Wyatt." In 2014, he was married to Sarah Backman, a fellow wrestler. But the couple got divorced in 2019. In 2021, he revealed that he was going to start a real estate business with Liv Morgan.
Professional Wrestling Career
In 2008, he was signed with WWE and started to work with Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He had his debut match against Kaleb O'Neal. He also started to compete in Tag Team division alongside Kris Logan he defeated Ryback and Jon Cutler. On June 23, The Rotundo Brothers defeated The Dude Busters to become the FCW Florida Tag Team Champions. The Duo successfully defended it against Curt Hawkins, Heath Slater, and Dylan Klein, and Vance Archer. Later on, they lost the title to The Dude Busters. The pair then had a feud with Usos and later on with Curt Hawkins and Jackson Andrews. Dallas also faced Andrews in a single match that ended in a disqualification. In August, he faced Mason Ryan for the FCW Heavyweight title in an open challenge. But lost the match via. submission. In February 2011, he defeated Ryan to win the title. He lost the title the same day to Lucky Cannon. Rotunda regained his title after three months. But he couldn't continue his reign as he had an injury and was out of action for months.
In 2012, Rotundo and his brother Husky Harris (Bray Wyatt) defeated Brad Maddox and Eli Cottonwood to become the FCW Tag Team Champions for the second time. The duo held the title until March before Cory Graves and Jake Carter defeated them. On June 16, in a live event, he won the tag team title for the third time and lost the title to Victor later on in a live event.
In 2012, he joined the then renamed FCW as "NXT." He debuted under a new ring named "Bo Dallas" he was portrayed as a happy-go-lucky character. He had his debut match against Rick Victor. He was soon involved in the main event picture. In August, he competed in a tournament for the newly established NXT Championship. Unfortunately, he was eliminated by Mahal in the quarter-finals. He also failed to succeed in a fatal four-way elimination match to get a title opportunity. Dallas and Michael McGillicutty joined forces to enter the NXT Tag Team tournament. They successfully defeated the duo of Primo and Epico in the semi-finals. Until they lost it to Wyatt's family due to interference. Dallas then had a feud with Bray Wyatt. As Bo Dallas was refusing to join the Wyatt family. This provoked a feud. They two clashed in a match and Dallas won the match. Bo then shifted his focus in the tag team division he joined Neville and became his partner for the vacated tag team title. Later the pair lost the title to the Wyatt family.
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Bo Dallas character started to take a turn after the negative reception from the crowd. The change seemed to be subtle. On May 29, he entered a Battle Royal and won the match to become the contender for the NXT Championship. Dallas defeated Big E to become the new champion. He also successfully defended the title against Cesaro and Kruger. While he was establishing himself as a heel. Dallas issued an open challenge to determine the contender for the NXT title. In which Zayn won despite being banned from the opportunity. He masqueraded as a local competitor. However, he lost the match. Dallas faced Neville in a match but won the match via. countout. On NXT Arrival, Neville defeated Dallas to become the new champion. After failing attempts to regain the title he left NXT shortly.
Appearances on WWE
In 2013, prior to his debut Bo Dallas appeared on the Royal Rumble and lasted for 20 minutes only to be eliminated by Wade Barrett. This provoked a feud and Dallas defeated Barrett on a match in an upsetting victory. Later on, challenged for the Intercontinental title but was unsuccessful. On May 23, Bo Dallas made his debut on SmackDown against Sin Cara. He defeated him and soon went on to have a winning streak. Dallas defeated Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Titus O'Neil, Fandango, Santino Marella, and some other superstars. He even defeated Great Khali and Ziggler at one point. Dallas also had his first pay-per-view match at Payback. but it never happened as Kane interfered in the match against Kofi Kingston. Bo also challenged Ziggler for the Intercontinental title but was unsuccessful. Dallas was also defeated by Jack Swagger on the September 15 episode of RAW. He had a feud with Mark Henry. In which he won Mark Henry on three separate occasions. At the Hell-in-Cell pay-per-view, Dallas defeated Henry. Bringing an end to the feud. At Tribute to the Troops, he returned as Uncle Sam and lost to Mark Henry.
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In 2016, Dallas joined forces with Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, and Adam Rose to form a stable named the "Social Outcasts." However, the stable didn't find any success and the team was disbanded. In 2017, he teamed up with Curtis Axel and aligned with The Miz to form 'The Miztourage'. After the stable disbanded, he and Axel named themselves The B Team and went on to win the RAW Tag Team Championships by defeating Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy. They lost the title to McIntyre and Ziggler later on.
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Recently, Dallas held the WWE 24/7 Championship for a brief amount of time and lost it quickly. In December 2019, he left the company to take a brief hiatus. In April 2021, he was released from the company after his 13-year tenure with the company.