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Jacob Andrew Kasper (October 3, 1994) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand under the ring name Julius Creed.

Early life

Jacob was born in 1994 in Wheeling, West Virginia to parents Brad and Angie Kasper. He has two brothers named Gregory and Drew. Kasper's early years were spent being a small child. Between 4th and 8th grade, Kasper wrestled at a weight of 90 lbs (41 kg) and was uncertain he would ever play competively in other sports. He played as a linebacker in football and a catcher in baseball however, held reservations he would ever perform in high-level competition. When he entered high school, Kasper still considered himself undersized. By graduation however, Kasper experienced a growth spurt standing over six feet tall and weighing no less than 180 lbs (82 kg) .

Amateur wrestling career

Kasper competed in amateur wrestling beginning at 170 lbs (77 kg). He excelled in the sport during each year of high school finishing at 182 (83 kg) lbs and winning a four-year letter. He enrolled at Duke University where he began his 201314 freshman year at 184 lbs (85 kg) competing in heavyweight.

During the 201516 season, Kasper trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, intending to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. During the 201617 season, Kasper competed as Duke's team starter in the 285 lbs (129 kg) heavyweight division. Kasper finished his season with a 30-6 overall record. He finished sixth at the NCAA Championships and became Duke's third All-American in their program's history. After graduating, Kasper returned to Duke where he worked as the assistant coach of the wrestling team.

Professional wrestling career

World Wrestling Entertainment (2020–present)

Kasper was scouted by WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco, a former amateur wrestler himself and a man reputed for holding high recruiting standards when visiting amateur wrestling events. Brisco is also credited for recruiting multiple-time WWE Champion and former NCAA wrestling champion Brock Lesnar.

On October 8, 2020 it was reported Kasper was one of eight recruits signed to WWE. He made his televised debut on the September 7, 2021 episode of NXT with Brutus Creed under the team name The Creed Brothers as new members of Diamond Mine in a tag team match against Chuckie Viola & Paxton Averill.

Personal life

Kasper attended Duke University on a full athletic scholarship in wrestling. He pursued a double major in Sociology and Evolutionary Anthropology with a formal concentration in Paleoanthropology and Anatomy. In a 2017 interview, he stated he would pursue a minor in Biology or African and African-American Studies. Kasper has a brother named Drew who is currently wrestling in WWE under the ring name Brutus Creed.

In wrestling

  • Finishers
  • Signature moves
  • Entrance Music
  • Nicknames
  • Managers and valets
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

External links

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Commentators & Interviewers

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Ring announcers

Alicia TaylorMike RomeSamantha Irvin

Referees

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Pre-Show Panel

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NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReyShawn MichaelsTerry Taylor

General Managers

Stephanie McMahon (Raw)Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

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