Joseph Buckton (May 28, 1987) is an English professional wrestler. He wrestles under the ring name Joseph Conners. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a part of NXT UK. Conners competed in many British wrestling promotions, most notably New Generation Wrestling (NGW) and What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW), where he was a one-time WCPW Champion.

Professional wrestling career

What Culture Pro Wrestling (2016–2017)

On August 24, 2016, at WCPW Stacked, Conners defeated Big Damo, Joe Hendry (whom he had betrayed) and Rampage in a Fatal 4-way match to become WCPW World Champion. Conners would successfully defend the championship against El Ligero, Drew Galloway, Martin Kirby, Cody Rhodes and Joe Hendry, at various WCPW events, as well as against "Darkside" James Scott outside of WCPW territory. At Delete: WCPW on November 30, 2016, Conners lost the championship to Drew Galloway in a triple threat match, also featuring Joe Hendry.

At WCPW KirbyMania, Conners returned for the first time since signing his WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament contract, attacking Joe Hendry during his match with Drake, setting up a no holds barred match between the two, ultimately losing via pinfall in what is said to have been his last ever match in WCPW.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2016-present)

On December 15, 2016, it was revealed that Conners would be one of 16 men competing in a two-night tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion on January 14 and 15, 2017. Conners defeated James Drake in the first round, advancing to the quarter finals, where he was defeated by Mark Andrews.

In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • DLD (Don't Look Down) (Cradle reverse STO)
  • Righteous Kill (Hammerlock cradle DDT)
  • All She Wrote(Swinging DDT)
  • Springboard DDT
  • Entrance Music
  • 15 Minutes By Shattered Skies
  • Blood Runs Deep By Warner/Chappell Productions
  • Nicknames
  • "The Righteous Killer"
  • "Special Edition"
  • "The Righteous"

Championships and accomplishments

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2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants

Dan MoloneyDanny BurchHC DyerJames DrakeJordan DevlinJoseph ConnersMark AndrewsPete DunneRoy JohnsonSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTrent SevenTuckerTyler BateTyson T-BoneWolfgang

2018 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants
Amir JordanAshton SmithDave MastiffDrew GulakJack GallagherJames DrakeJoe CoffeyJordan DevlinJoseph ConnersKenny WilliamsLigeroMorgan WebsterT-BoneTravis BanksTuckerZack Gibson
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Referees

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NXT Trainers

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General Managers

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