Joshua Woods better known by his in ring name Josh Woods is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to Ring of Honor. He won Ring of Honor's Top Prospect Tournament in 2017.
Amateur wrestling career
Josh Woods was a collegiate amateur wrestler at the University of Central Florida, where, in 2011, he won the NCWA National Championship. He was also a two time NCWA All American and National Runner-up. He also runs camps for Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes such as Alex Nicholson, Seth Petruzelli, Mike Perry and Tom Lawlor.
Professional wrestling career
Woods signed a contract with WWE at the end of 2014 and started to train at the WWE Performance Center. His first match with NXT was on April 25, where he competed in a battle royal. On July 30 and September 26, he competed in two more battle royals to determine the number one contender to the NXT Championship, which were won by Tyler Breeze and Baron Corbin, respectively. His first win was at Venice, Florida during a house show on January 30, 2016 against Gzim Selmani. On June 9, he competed against No Way Jose in a losing effort. His final match in NXT was at a house show on July 23, where he lost to Mojo Rawley. WWE released him days later.
Ring of Honor (2016–present)
Woods' debut in Ring of Honor was in a dark match on October 22, 2016 in a six-man tag team match alongside Brandon Groom and Kennedy Kendrick, defeating Chuckles, Joey Osbourne and Victor Andrews. He entered the 2017 ROH Top Prospect Tournament, defeating Chris LeRusso, Brian Milonas, and John Skyler to win the tournament.
Independent circuit (2017–present)
On July 14, 2017, he entered the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial XVII tournament, where he fought Anthony Henry to a time limit draw.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ring of Honor
- ROH Top Prospect Tournament (2017)