Trevor Mann is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is famous for his work with Dragon Gate, NJPW, and Evolve. He goes by several names, such as Helios, Prince Puma, and Ricochet. Mann currently performs on the RAW brand and teams up with Braun Strowman.
Trevor Dean Mann was born on the 11th of October in 1988. Born in Alton, Illinois, United States, Mann started his journey in pro wrestling at a very young age. In 2003, at 14, Mann started working in Chaos Pro Wrestling under the ring name Ricochet, the name that would go on to be his identity even in WWE.
Ricochet was trained in 2003. In 2006, he started working with independent promotions. In 2006, he made his chikara debut. He worked with Chikara for four years before moving to Evolve and Dragon Gate.
Ricochet debut at Evolve, PWG, and Dragon Gate in 2010. He faced several former friends and foes, such as Brian Cage, Claudio Castagnoli, Kevin Steen, Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor, Austin Aries, Kyle O'Riley, and Adam Cole. He won several championships and accolades under these promotions.
In 2014, Ricochet made his NJPW debut. At The New Beginning event, Ricochet and Matt Sydal defeated The Young Bucks and reDRagon to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. After losing the title, Ricochet, Sydal and Kojima challenged The Elite for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship and won. They were stripped from the titles due to Sydal's travel issues.
Ricochet formed a new tag team named "Funky Future" with Ryusuke Taguchi under the banner of Taguchi Japan. They defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. At the King of Pro-Wrestling event, they lost the title to Roppongi 3K.
Ricochet took part in the first three seasons of Lucha Underground. He was crowned as the inaugural champion under the name Prince Puma. He eventually lost the title to Mil Muertes. In season 3, he challenged Johnny Mundo and won the title. After the match, he was challenged by Pentagon Zero and if he lost, he will retire immediately from Lucha Underground. Ricochet lost and was taken off television.
In 2018, Ricochet was signed with WWE and started working with NXT. He entered the North American championship ladder match but lost to Adam Cole. He began his rivalry with Velveteen Dream and won at TakeOver Chicago II. At TakeOver Brooklyn IV, he defeated Adam Cole to become the second North American Champion in history.
At TakeOver WarGames, Ricochet teamed up with The Viking Raiders and Pete Dunne to defeat The Undisputed Era. At NXT TakeOver Phoenix, Ricochet lost the title to Johnny Gargano. At NXT TakeOver New York, the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet lost to The Viking Raiders.
After TakeOver, Black and Ricochet debuted on the main roster as a team. The team went on defeating several teams. They received a tag team title match at WrestleMania 25, which they lost. During Superstar Shake-Up, Ricochet was drafted to RAW. At Stomping Grounds, Ricochet defeated Samoa Joe to win the United States Championship. The reign ended in 21 days to AJ Styles on RAW. At Survivor Series, Ricochet was part of Team RAW and lost.
Ricochet began his feud at Royal Rumble after giving a low blow at the event. He faced Brock Lesnar at Super ShowDown and lost. Ricochet teamed up with Cedric Alexander to feud with The Hurt Business. A few months later, Alexander turned on Ricochet and joined the stable.
Ricochet spent a year on RAW and lost championship matches and opportunities. At Draft 2021, they drafted Ricochet to SmackDown. In 2022, Ricochet defeated Sami Zayn with the help of Johnny Knoxville, to become the Intercontinental Champion. On SmackDown, Ricochet defeated Angel and Humberto. He would go on to lose the title to Gunther.
On the 30th August episode of NXT, Ricochet challenged Carmelo Hayes for his NXT North American Championship setting up a match at Worlds Collide. At the event, Ricochet failed to win the title after a close contest. On the 2nd December episode of SmackDown, Ricochet Defeated Santos Escobar to win the SmackDown World Cup earning the chance to face Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. However, he failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
Ricochet would then take part in a few feuds alongside Braun Strowman. The two were drafted to Monday Night RAW at the 2023 WWE draft. A few weeks later, he defeated The Miz to earn his ticket for the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match.
As per multiple sources, WWE Superstar Ricochet is worth around USD 3 Million as of 2023.
In 2021, Ricochet announced via an Instagram post that he was dating fellow WWE Television personality Samantha Irvin. Irvin was a WWE ring announcer in NXT and 205 Live up until 2021 and was soon called up to the main roster, thanks to her incredible performance in the role. The two worked on SmackDown at the same time and their relationship was public to their fans. The couple got engaged on the 10th of January in 2023.
Ricochet also has a son from a previous relationship. Samantha Irvin has a five-year-old daughter named Myra.
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Ricochet is billed at 5 ft 9 inches in WWE.
Ricochet is not married but is engaged to fellow WWE television personality Samantha Irvin since January, 2023.
Ricochet's real name is Trevor Dean Mann.