Barry Young (December 3, 1986) is a Scottish professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Wolfgang. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), performing on its NXT UK brand.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (2003-2017)
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Young wrestled for numerous promotions in the British independent circuit, most notably Insane Championship Wrestling where he is a former member of the New Age Kliq (NAK) stable and is a former ICW World Heavyweight Champion and former ICW Zero-G Champion.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2017-present)
Wolfgang debuted on January 14, 2017, competing in the first annual United Kingdom Championship Tournament to crown the first WWE United Kingdom Champion. During the opening night of the tournament, Wolfang advanced in the first rounds after eliminating Tyson T-Bone. On the following night, Wolfgang he advanced through the quarter finals after eliminating Trent Seven. He later that night during the semin finals was eliminated by Tyler Bate. Returning later in the month, Wolfgang made his American debut during the February 1 episode of NXT) in a dark match defeating Aaron Solo.
Two months later, Wolfgang returned on April 2 during the fourth night of the 2017 WrestleMania Axxess weekend event, challenging the reigning Insane Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Trent Seven but did not succeed in winning the title. Wolfgang returned to NXT during the April live event challenge the first-reigning WWE United Kingdom Championship Tyler Bate. By June 7, Wolfgang returned to the UK during the NXT Leeds house show, losing to Kassius Ohno. On June 9, Wolfgang appeared during the first day of the 2017 NXT At Download event, teaming with Gentleman Jack Gallagher to challenge the reigning NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar) but did not succeed in winning the tag titles. On the second day of the event, Wolfgang lost to No Way Jose in a singles match. On the third and final day of the event, Wolfgang was defeated by Kassius Ohno in a rematch since their June 7 encounter. Wolfgang made his televised debut during the August 23 episode of NXT during which he teamed with Pete Dunne in a tag match defeating Trent Seven & Tyler Bate. He returned for the 13 September episode of NXT), challenging reigning United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne, but did not succeed in winning the title. Wolfgang returned for the November 16 live event, teaming with Mark Andrews in a tag match defeating Riddick Moss & Tino Sabbatelli. Returning during the December 27 episode of NXT, Wolfgang wrestled in a dark match defeating Kona Reeves. He finished the month during the November 30 live event, competing in a 20-man battle royal eventually won by Trent Seven. The following month, Wolfgang returned during the December 1 live event, defeating Buddy Murphy. His final match of the year was at the December 2 live event during which he teamed with Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight) in a six-man tag match lost to Pete Dunne & The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar).
Returning the following year in 2018, Wolfgang appeared at the March 9 live event, where he lost a singles match against The Velveteen Dream. During the following night's house show, Wolfgang teamed with Trent Seven in a tag match defeating Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi. A week later, Wolfgang returned for the March 16 live event, where he lost to Irish recruit Killian Dain. During the St. Patrick's Day live event, Wolfgang teamed with Dan Matha in a tag match lost to team SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain). The following month, Wolfgang returned on April 6 during the second night of the 2018 WrestleMania Axxess weekend event, competing in the NXT North American Champonship Invitational, during which he was eliminated in the first rounds by Hideo Itami. During the third night on April 7 of the WrestleMania Axxess event, Wolfgang defeated Chad Lail in a singles match. Two months later on June 8, NXT returned to the United Kingdom as did Wolfgang, making his in-ring return to NXT during the opening night of the 2018 NXT At Download event. There, he defeated Italian NXT recruit Fabian Aichner. Two nights later on June 10, Wolfgang returned for the third night of NXT At Download, teaming with Tyson T-Bone in a tag match lost to Marcel Barthel & Zack Gibson. Two nights later, Wolfgang returned for the June 12 live event in Antwerp, Belgium, where he defeated the American NXT wrestler Steve Cutler. A week later, NXT returned to the United Kingdom, holding the second annual WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament on June 17, during which Wolfgang challenged the reigning champion Adam Cole for the NXT North American Championship but did not succeed in winning the title. Wolfgang returned during the October 24 episode of NXT UK, during which he lost a singles match against Tyler Bate. He returned the following night for the October 31 episode of NXT UK, during which he lost to Mark Andrews. During the November 7 episode of NXT UK, during which he teamed with The Coffey Brothers (Joe Coffey & Mark Coffey) in a tag match defeating Ashton Smith, Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews. Returning the following month, Wolfgang next appeared during the November 14 episode of NXT UK, during which with the support of The Coffey Brothers in his corner, defeated Ashton Smith in singles action. During the November 21 episode of NXT UK, Wolfgang teamed with Mark Coffey in a dark tag match lost to British Strong Style (Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate). Wolfgang returned two months later during the December 5 episode of NXT UK, in a singles match lost to Travis Banks. On the December 12 episode of NXT UK, Wolfgang teamed Mark Coffey for the first time under the team name Gallus in a televised tag match, defeating Ashton Smith & Ligero.
Wolfgang returned the following year during the January 2 episode of NXT UK, team Gallus (Wolgang and Mark Coffey) entered the WWE NXT UK Tag Team Championship Tournament, during which they were eliminated in the first rounds by team Moustache Mountain. During the January 9 episode of NXT UK, Wolfgang and The Coffey Brothers defeated team British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven & Tyler Bate).
- Finishing moves
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- British Championship Wrestling
- Insane Championship Wrestling
- Premier British Wrestling
- Scottish Wrestling Alliance
- World Wide Wrestling League
|2017 WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants|
Dan Moloney • Danny Burch • HC Dyer • James Drake • Jordan Devlin • Joseph Conners • Mark Andrews • Pete Dunne • Roy Johnson • Sam Gradwell • Saxon Huxley • Trent Seven • Tucker • Tyler Bate • Tyson T-Bone • Wolfgang