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WWE News: Former WWE superstar Justin Gabriel injured in base jumping accident in South Africa

Rohit Nath
8.30K   //    03 Oct 2016, 23:19 IST
Justin Gabriel, now known as PJ Black

Former WWE superstar Justin Gabriel (now PJ Black) was injured in South Africa after a base jumping accident as announced by World Wrestling Professionals(WWP), a local organisation. He has suffered two broken ankles. As a result, he will not be able to work his scheduled match against Ananzi for the promotion. However, as announced, he will still be doing the meet & greet session with the fans.


PJ Black was most famous for his stint in WWE with The Nexus. He was one of the original 8 members of NXT in its infancy when it was still a game show. He was mentored on-screen by Matt Hardy. However, he was an integral part of the red-hot Nexus angle that took place in 2010, where they would constantly create havoc and dominate. Unfortunately, the angle lost its momentum and things were never really the same for most of them.

PJ himself was barely featured on WWE in his last couple of years there and left a day before the Royal Rumble last year. However, he has found a lot of success on the independent circuit, and since last year has been on Lucha Underground, one of the hottest wrestling shows as well.  

He is also a former Lucha Underground Trios Champion as well, along with Johnny Mundo and Jack Evans.

He was supposed to be part of Jeff Jarret’s Global Force Wrestling, but that clearly did not take off as they are still trying to find Television deals. It got bad publicity earlier this year after Jeff Jarrett was involved in a pyramid scheme with regards to gold.

The current fate of Global Force Wrestling is still unknown. Black also appeared on TNA for a brief period of time in the Global Force Wrestling invasion of TNA angle. It was a brief storyline between Dixie Carter and Jeff Jarrett.

Black had a run with the King Of The Mountain Championship before dropping it to now-NXT superstar Bobby Roode. Black was involved in the culminating match of the angle, where he and team Global Force Wrestling unsuccessfully challenged team TNA for Jeff Jarret getting back ownership of the company. 

As noted, Black is in South Africa right now recovering from his injury.

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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