Aaron Joseph 'A.J.' Kirsch (August 26, 1983) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his work on the independent circuit. Among his achievements, is his one-and-a-half year undefeated All Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship reign in addition to a tag team victory over the infamous New Age Outlaws. He was a contestant in the 2011 WWE Tough Enough season contest and a participant in the TNA GutCheck Challenge.
Professional wrestling career
The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound athlete found his passion in high school as a two-year varsity wrestler in Mill Valley, California. A.J. remained committed to his education, receiving a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. A.J. currently resides in Sacramento, California where he works as a nightclub bouncer. He considers WWE to be the greatest form of entertainment in the world and sees "WWE Tough Enough" as a chance to realize his childhood dream.
In March 2011, he was chosen to be one of the participants of WWE Tough Enough V that is scheduled to premiere on April 4, 2011. He was eliminated in episode 8. A.J. later worked with WWE again in 2018, voicing "Buzz" in WWE 2K19's MyCareer mode.
TNA Gut Check
In October 2011, Kirsch participated in the TNA Gut Check contest held in Sacramento, California.
Championships and Accomplishments
- APW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Nate Rulez
|2011 WWE Tough Enough Contestants|
|A.J. Kirsch • Andy Leavine • Ariane Andrew • Christina Crawford • Ivelisse Velez • Jason Watts • Jeremiah Riggs • Luke Robinson • Martin Casaus • Matt Capiccioni • Michelle Deighton • Mickael Zaki • Rima Fakih • Ryan Howe|