Justin Gabriel

Justin Gabriel

Full NamePhillip Paul Lloyd

BornMarch 3, 1981

Height6 ft 1 in

NationalitySouth Africa


Phillip Paul Lloyd is a South African-American professional wrestler signed with ROH as PJ Black. He is best known for his work with WWE as Justin Gabriel. He is a former WWE Tag Team Champion.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Years (1997-2008)

Initially, Lloyd was trained by his father at the age of 16. Lloyd spent five years training and wrestling in the United Kingdom and South Africa before moving to the states. Lloyd spent some time on the independent circuit before signing with WWE.

WWE (2008-2015)

In 2008, Lloyd signed a three-year deal with WWE and began working for FCW. During his time in FCW, Lloyd won the FCW World and Tag Team Championship. Later, Lloyd was renamed to Justin Gabriel and joined NXT Season 1. Gabriel failed to win the season but joined The Nexus.

During his time in the stable, Gabriel formed a tag team with Heath Slater. The duo won the WWE Tag Team Championships on three occasions. In October, the duo left the stable to join The Corre. In 2011, the stable was disbanded and Gabriel turned face.

After 2011, Gabriel spent most of his time wrestling on NXT, Main Event, and Superstars. He formed a team with Tyson Kidd, which was short-lived. In his final days, they used Gabriel as an enhancement talent and portrayed as Adam Rose's Bunny before leaving the company.


Independent Circuit (2015-Present)

After being released, Black returned to the independent circuit. He wrestled for several promotions, such as Evolve, GFW, TNA, Chikara, Lucha Underground, NWA, ROH, and many more. Black also won several championships in these promotions. In 2018, Black signed with ROH. At Summer Supercard, Black defeated Marty Scurll.


Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
LEP Heavyweight Championship1
FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship1
FCW Florida Tag Team Championship1
GWF Berlin Championship1
GFW NEX*GEN Championship1
Lucha Underground Trios Championship1
WWEDM Championship1
SWE Tag Team Championship1
TNA King of the Mountain Championship1
WWE Tag Team Championship3
WWP World Cruiserweight Championship1

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