Byron Saxton

Byron Saxton

Full NameBryan Jesus Kelly

BornAugust 20, 1981

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)



Kelly started in small shows in Florida as an interviewer, ring announcer and wrestler in 2003. He grew in stature and won the Southern Championship Wrestling Tag Team title with Chris Nelson in May 2007. He started at the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) after signing a contract with WWE. He made his FCW debut in October, 2007 and was defeated by Hade Vansen. He gave a set of mix performances in 2007.

  1. Byron Saxton history
  2. NXT
  3. FCW Return

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Byron Saxton history

In 2008, he won his first match of the year and later teamed up with Rycklon. In June 2008, Kelly managed Black Pain and started managing him regularly. In September, he came up with his ring name, Byron Saxton. He started a group called Saxton conglomerate with Black Pain, Stu Sanders and Tyson Tarver. Later, Black Pain left the group and Kelly began commentating on ECW.

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Saxton debuted on NXT with his mentor Chris Masters in December 2010 in which he was defeated by Brodus Clay. He won his first NXT fight when he teamed up with Chris Master and Diva Natalya in a six-person mixed tag team match.

In January 2011, Dolph Ziggler chose Saxton to team up with him. Saxton was eliminated the next month. In March 2011, Saxton returned to NXT Redemption which was the fifth season of NXT. Yoshi Tatsu became his mentor. Saxton attacked Tatsu in April and he was voted off the NXT Redemption in May.

FCW Return


Saxton returned as an announcer in FCW in March 2012. A match between Kelly and Kenneth Cameron was scheduled but Kelly announced that he was not cleared to compete. In May 2012, Kelly along with Conor O'Brian and Kenneth Cameron won a six-person tag team match. He started working as an interviewer for NXT, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown and was later drafted to RAW to be an announcer.

Ring Name

  1. Bryan Kelly
  2. Michael Cade
  3. Byron Saxton

Billed Weight

220 lbs. (100kg)

Place of Birth

Burke, Virginia

Finishing Move

Half-nelson legsweep

Signature Moves

  1. Wrist lock one-handed bulldog
  2. Diving lariat takedown


  1. Chris Masters
  2. Dolph Ziggle
  3. Black Pain
  4. Cameron Lynn
  5. Vickie Guerrero

Interesting Trivia

He studied at the University of Florida and worked as a traffic reporter and a producer.

Win/Loss Ratio

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