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Michael Hitchman (12 October, 1989) is a Welsh professional wrestler currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he appears on the NXT UK brand under his real name. Before joining the WWE, Hitchman wrestled most of his career under the ring name Wild Boar.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2002-2017)

Debuting in 2002, Wild Boar has wrestled and traveled across the world to United Kingdom, Norway and Spain. During the span of nearly 15 years, he wrestled in numerous British, Welsh and European promotions including Celtic Wrestling, 4 Front Wrestling, ATTACK! Pro Wrestling and many others. Among his many wrestling titles won during his career, his best reigns have included being a five-time ATTACK! 24:7 Champion while in ATTACK! Pro Wrestling, and a two-time King Of Chaos Champion while in Pro Wrestling Chaos.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE

Under his real name, Hitchman made his WWE debut during 19 June 2018 taping of the second annual WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament (aired during the second night broadcast on 26 June) in a dark match lost to Ligero.

NXT UK (2018-present)

Hitchman returned to the WWE, making his debut during the 29 July taping (aired for the 24 October episode of NXT UK, during which he lost to Ligero in a rematch. The following month, Hitchman returned for the 25 August taping (aired during the 21 November episode of NXT UK) during which he lost to fellow Welshman Mark Andrews. During the next half of the 21 November episode, Hitchman teamed with Irish wrestler Tucker in a dark tag match won against Jack Starz & Jake Constantinou. During the 13 October (aired on the 5 December episode of NXT UK) Hitchman was defeated by the "Human Hate Machine" Dave Mastiff. During the 14 October taping (aired during the 19 December episode of NXT UK), he lost a match against Jordan Devlin. The following month, Hitchman returned for the 24 November taping (aired during the 26 December episode of NXT UK), during which he teamed with Jay Melrose in a tag match lost to James Drake & Zack Gibson. He finished his debut year during the 25 November taping (aired during the 2 January 2019 episode of NXT UK) with his first singles victory, defeating Josh Morrell.

In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
    • Trapper Keeper (Package Piledriver)
    • Diving Headbutt
    • Fireman's carry facebuster
    • Fireman's carry MDII
    • Frog splash (Also Off Apron)
    • Pop Up Powerbomb
    • The Hitch (reverse motion Cannonball)
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