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Dexter Lumis


ABOUT
Dexter Lumis

Full NameSamuel Shaw

BornJanuary 17, 1984

Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Samuel Robert Shaw is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Dexter Lumis. He is currently working in NXT.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


TNA (2010-2015)


Before signing with TNA, Shaw made his wrestling debut in 2009 at Vintage Wrestling. He worked on various independent promotions before appearing on TNA. Shaw's first appearance with the company was in 2010 as an enhancement talent. In 2012, Shaw won Gut Check and got recruited by TNA.


From 2010 to 2013, they used him as an enhancement talent and mid-carder on TNA. He even worked for OVW, TNA's developmental territory for a year. Shaw's major feud came when he started stalking Christy Hemme.


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The storyline developed with Shaw turning out to be a stalker. Mr. Anderson came to help Hemme and began his rivalry with Shaw. On Impact, Anderson defeated Shaw in a straightjacket match. The story concluded for a while when Shaw was sent to a psychiatric facility for intervention.


They released Shaw from the facility under Gunner's supervision and reconciled with Hemme and Anderson. A few weeks later, Shaw turned on Gunner by attacking him with a steel chair. The storyline did not progress as the alliance between Brittany and Shaw ended due to their contracts. In 2015, they released Shaw from the company.


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Independent Circuit (2015-2019)


After his release, Shaw began wrestling for various independent promotions, such as GFW, NWA, and Vintage Wrestling. In 2019, Shaw signed a deal with WWE.


WWE


NXT (2019-present)


After signing a deal with WWE, they sent Shaw to NXT, where they repackaged him as Dexter Lumis. He made his debut at the NXT Breakout Tournament but lost to Bronson Reed. His first major feud was with The Undisputed Era. He faced Roderick Strong in a strap match at NXT Great American Bash and won.


After sustaining an injury, he returned to NXT and feuded with Cameron Grimes. At Halloween Havoc, Lumis defeated Grimes in a Haunted House of Terror match. At WarGames, he defeated Grimes in a strap match.


In 2021, he began a love story with Indie Hartwell and feuded with The Way to win her. After trying to win over The Way, Hartwell proposed to Lumis in August. The two had an on-screen marriage on NXT. Lumis is currently feuding with Trick Williams and Carmello Hayes.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
FTPW Championship1
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship2
Tried N True Championship1
USWA Championship1
Vintage Heavyweight Championship3
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