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Moustache Mountain was a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Trent Seven and Tyler Bate who have competed in promotions such as CHIKARA, PROGRESS Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), winning various tag team and singles championships. After partnering together since 2015, along with competing as British Strong Style with Pete Dunne, Moustache Mountain was disbanded on June 16, 2022, following Seven turning on Bate due to the pair losing the NXT UK Tag Team Championship two weeks before.

History

Formation and CHIKARA (2015-2017)

Trent Seven and Tyler Bate, known as Moustache Mountain, first teamed up together on February 6, 2015 at a Fight Club: PRO (FCP) event, defeating KYS (Damian Dunne & Pete Dunne). Moustache Mountain would participate in CHIKARA's three day tour of FCP in April, defeating The Hunter Brothers (Jim Hunter & Lee Hunter) on night one before losing to The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster) on night two. On the final night, Moustache Mountain joined forces with Clint Margera to take on Jimmy Havoc, Damian Dunne & Pete Dunne in a No Disqualification Match, however, Moustache Mountain & Margera were defeated. Moustache Mountain participated in CHIKARA's 2015 King of Trios tournament, partnering with Dan Moloney to represent Fight Club: PRO. The trio were able to make their way to the semi-final but were eliminated by the BULLET CLUB trio of AJ Styles, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson.

Seven & Bate would continue making appearances for CHIKARA throughout 2016 before winning the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas at No One's First, And You're Next. Moustache Mountain once again participated in the King of Trio's tournament, partnering with Dasher Hatfield as the Major League Moustache, however, the trio were eliminated in the quarter-final. In December, Moustache Mountain were stripped of the Campeonatos de Parejas, with Moustache Mountain not making another appearance for CHIKARA until September 2017, when they won the 2017 King of Trio's tournament with Pete Dunne.

PROGRESS (2016-2019)

Moustache Mountain made their debut for PROGRESS Wrestling at Chapter 28, suffering a loss to Damian Dunne & Pete Dunne. At Chapter 33, Moustache Mountain once again faced Damian Dunne & Pete Dunne, however, Seven would turn on Bate while Dunne would turn on Damian, before Seven and Dunne shook hands and left to the back. Dunne & Seven dubbed their new alliance British Strong Style, defeating Bate & Damian Dunne at Chapter 35. Bate would join British Strong Style at Chapter 39, helping Pete Dunne to win the PROGRESS World Championship. Dunne, now holding the PROGRESS World and Tag Team Championships, attempted to award Bate with his half of the tag team championship but was thwarted by PROGRESS management who instead vacated the titles. As a result, Bate & Seven would instead win the vacant championship in a Three Way Tag Team Championship at Chapter 41. The pair would hold the championship until Chapter 50, losing the title to CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos), however, British Strong Style won the title back the next month at Chapter 51 in a Six Man Tag Team Match between the two stables. At Chapter 55, CCK would win back the title from Bate & Seven in a Ladder Match to settle the score between the two teams.

Bate and Seven would have another opportunity to win the PROGRESS Tag Team Championship at Chapter 61 but were unsuccessful against the Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) and were again unsuccessful in defeating GYV at Chapter 66. Moustache Mountain made their final appearance for PROGRESS at Chapter 100 in a victory over Dan Moloney & Rampage Brown.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2017-2022)

Debut and UK Championship Tournament (2017)

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on December 15, 2016, at a press conference in London, England that a sixteen-man tournament would be taking place to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion. Both Bate and Seven competed in the tournament, with Seven being eliminated in the quarter-final while Bate defeated Pete Dunne in the final to win the tournament. Following the tournament, Bate & Seven both signed contracts with WWE, with the pair beginning to make appearances at house shows.

NXT (2017-2018)

Bate, after making defences of the WWE United Kingdom Championship on the NXT brand, would lose the WWE United Kingdom Championship to Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, before Moustache Mountain made their debut as a team in NXT on the August 23, 2017 episode of NXT in a win over Dunne & Wolfgang.The next year, at WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament 2018 - Night 1, Bate & Seven joined forces with their British Strong Style partner Pete Dunne to defeat The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong) in a Six Man Tag Team Match. At Night 2, Moustache Mountain defeated Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong to win the NXT Tag Team Championship, Moustache Mountain's first tag team title in WWE. However, in a rematch between Moustache Mountain and The Undisputed Era on the July 11, 2018 episode of NXT, Moustache Mountain lost the NXT Tag Team Championship after Bate threw in the towel. Moustache Mountain would attempt to regain the championship from The Undisputed Era at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, but failed. On the March 6, 2019 episode of NXT, Moustache Mountain returned to NXT to compete in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament, defeating The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) in the first round, however, Bate & Seven were defeated by The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake) in the semi-final.

NXT UK (2018-2022)

Moustache Mountain began competing on the NXT UK brand since it's inception on October 17, 2018, with Moustache Mountain defeating Sam Gradwell & Saxon Huxley in their first match on October 31, 2018. On the January 2, 2019 episode of NXT UK, Moustache Mountain defeated Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) in order to earn a shot at becoming the first NXT UK Tag Team Champions. However, at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, Moustache Mountain failed to win the championship after losing to the Grizzled Young Veterans. Moustache Mountain once again failed to win the NXT UK Tag Team Championship again on July 3, 2019, going to a no contest with Grizzled Young Veterans. Following another unsuccessful attempt to win the NXT UK Tag Team Championship on August 19, 2021, Moustache Mountain would win a Four Way Tag Team Match to earn another shot at the title. On the December 9, 2021 episode of NXT UK, Moustache Mountain defeated Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker) to win the NXT UK Tag Team Championship for the first time. Bate & Seven held the title until the June 2, 2022 episode of NXT UK, where they lost the championship to Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter in a Three Way Tag Team Match. Two weeks later on June 16, 2022, Seven thanked Bate and the fans for everything before going to embrace with his partner. However, Seven would turn on Bate, low blowing him before hitting him with a Burning Hammer, effectively disbanding the tag team.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Fight Club: PRO
    • FCP Tag Team Championship (2 times)

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