WWE recently announced that they’ve signed International Superstar Fergal Devitt to NXT. “Who?” you ask. Fergal Devitt, aka Prince Devitt. I’ve got the answers to all the questions you didn’t ask about Fergal Devitt. And to get you hyped up for his NXT debut, I’ve put together a collection of some of his most popular matches. But first things first.
Just who is this Fergal fella?
In short, Devitt truly is an international star, having worked in the UK, Mexico and Japan among other places. He really rose to prominence in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight championship three times, and was a two-time winner of New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. What’s more, he was the former leader of the hottest stable in all of professional wrestling (and will hopefully continue to be hot despite its newest member, Jeff Jarrett), The Bullet Club. Just before leaving New Japan to WWE, he was ousted from the Bullet Club and replaced by the Phenomenal A.J. Styles.
What kind of name is Fergal, anyway?
“Fergal” is an Irish name meaning “Man of Valour,” which makes sense because Fergal Devitt himself is Irish. And he’s full of the valour.
Why is he also known as Prince Devitt?
He was given the “Prince” name likely because the “er” sound in “Fergal” is difficult for Japanese people to pronounce. The sound literally does not exist in the Japanese language. Also he’s from Ireland which is close to the UK where everyone’s a prince, I assume.
Where is he the prince of?
My heart. And wrestling.
Is he even a real prince?
Does Devitt do cosplay?
Yeah pretty much. Devitt is a bit of comic book fan and has wrestled in face/body paint styled after characters from comics and movies such as Carnage, Spider-Man, Venom The Joker, The Punisher just to name a few.
Does he give a f%$k?
Most importantly, is he any good at wrestling?
Is he any good? Well, take a look at some of Prince Devitt’s most popular matches (in no particular order) and decide for yourself.
SPOILERS: He’s pretty great.
Prince Devitt vs. PAC (NXT Champion Adrian Neville)
Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryosuke Taguchi) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
Prince Devitt vs. Kota Ibushi vs. Low Ki
Apollo 55 vs. Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)
Prince Devitt vs. Gedo
Prince Devitt vs. Naomichi Marufuji
Prince Devitt vs. Kazuchika Okada
Thanks to these folks on twitter for helping compile these matches. Go follow them!