Sidney Iking Bateman (March 13, 1993) is an American professional wrestler and former acrobat. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Reggie (shortened from his previous ring name Reginald). He is the current and longest reigning WWE 24/7 Champion in his first reign.
Professional wrestling career
On January 14, 2020, Bateman signed a contract with WWE. On the December 11 episode of SmackDown, Bateman, under the ring name Reginald Thomas, soon after shortened to Reginald, debuted as the French sommelier of Carmella, where he would assist Carmella throughout her feud with Sasha Banks. On the January 22, 2021 episode of SmackDown, Reginald made his in-ring debut in an intergender match, facing Banks in a losing effort. His relationship with Carmella ended on the March 5 episode of SmackDown, when she fired him. After a short alliance with Sasha Banks, Reginald then managed the team of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler from March to July, but the team turned on him on the July 19 episode of Raw. Later that night, he won the WWE 24/7 Championship when he pinned Akira Tozawa, marking his first title win in WWE.
On the July 30 episode of SmackDown, his ring name was shortened to Reggie. Along with shortening his name, he also dropped his French accent, stating that he was not actually French and had only acted like he was because Carmella needed a sommelier and it got his foot in the door to becoming a wrestler for the company. On September 25, 2021, he became the longest reigning 24/7 Champion.
Bateman is a father and used to perform in the circus, notably for Cirque du Soleil.
- Big Top Pop (Running Somersault Seated senton on a sitting opponent) 2021-present
- Signature moves
- Spinning Crossbody