During the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, WWE hired a number of promising talents for their blossoming new division.
One of these was Manchester-based pro-wrestler Jack Gallagher, who employed a unique “throwback” gimmick on the UK indie scene.
Despite being from Manchester, he acted as a posh London gentleman, echoing the personality of a well-off man from the Victorian era.
With his sharp suits and umbrella (occasionally used a weapon) he was a unique face in a sea of “work-rate-based” gimmick
Who Is Jack Gallagher?
Gallagher began his wrestling career in 2006 and initially trained in catch wrestling. He competed in various independent promotions in the UK and Europe, including PROGRESS Wrestling, where he gained a reputation for his technical wrestling skills and his distinctive moustache and umbrella.
In 2016, Gallagher signed with WWE and debuted inthe Cruiserweight Classic tournament. His unique look and in-ring ability quickly made him a fan favourite. Gallagher was known for his gentlemanly persona and his grappling skills, which he often incorporated into his matches.
During his time on WWE’s Cruiserweight Division, Gallagher had several memorable feuds, including a rivalry with The Brian Kendrick. He also teamed up with other Cruiserweights, such as Drew Gulak and TJ Perkins.
In addition to his wrestling career, Gallagher is also a trained mixed martial artist and has competed in amateur MMA matches. He also has a background in circus performing, having trained in aerial silks and acrobatics.
What Happened To Jack Gallagher?
Jack Gallagher was released from WWE on June 19, 2020. The reason for his release was due to allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against him on social media.
Several women came forward on Twitter and accused Gallagher of inappropriate behaviour, including sexual harassment and assault.
WWE took the allegations seriously and conducted an investigation into the matter, which ultimately led to Gallagher’s release from the company.
In a statement following his release, Gallagher expressed remorse for his actions and apologized to those he had hurt. However, he claimed he did not remember the incident, which made his apology seem slightly hollow.
He claimed that the incident was an “Isolated incident”, despite not remembering it happen at all. He has not returned to the wrestling business since, instead moving onto Bare Knuckle Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts.
He joined other stars like Marty Scurll, David Starr and Jimmy Havoc who were outed by the “Speaking Out” movement on social media.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.