Paul London

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Paul London

Born

4/16/1980, Austin, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Paul Michael Sanchez-Garcia London

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Excellence of Innovation, El Vegas Dragon, Paul Mark London, El Gran Luchadore
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Biography

EDIT
Was an extra in the movies, Miss Congeniality and The Faculty. Has wrestled in Ring of Honor, Extreme Texas Wrestling, Ultimate Pro Wrestling, NWA-Wildside, NWA-TNA, NWA-Southwest, Zero-One, World Wrestling Entertainment, ECWA, Major League Wrestling, Legacy Wrestling Enterprises, Texas Championship Wrestling, Battle Ground Zero, NWA - Mid Atlantic, Xtreme…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • London was released from the WWE November 7, 2008.

    • An injury kept him from competing on the April 27, 2007 episode of WWE Smackdown!

    • He holds the record for most days as WWE Tag Team Champion with 377 days in his 2 title reigns together.

    • London and his tag team partner Brian Kendrick are a combinded weight of 385 pounds.

    • London is 195 pounds.

    • London and Kendricks Signature Team Moves:

      Get Well Soon (Kendrick performs a reverse STO using the added momentum from an enzuigiri by London) - 2003
      Kendrick performs Sliced Bread #2 but remains on his knees afterwards, allowing London to jump off Kendrick's back and perform a shooting star press
      Sitout powerbomb (London), Sliced Bread #2 (Kendrick) combination
      Kendrick performs a sunset flip using the added momentum from a dropsault by London
      Double superkick
      Assisted backflip splash
      Double dropkick
      Double hip toss
      London performs a hip toss on Kendrick, throwing him on to a prone opponent in the style of a front flip senton

    • The team of London and Kendrick are managed by WWE Diva Ashley.

    • The team of London and Kendrick made their wrestling debut in 2003.

    • London wrestles on the WWE brand Smackdown!.

    • London is a 3 time champion in the WWE. (2 WWE Tag Team Title reigns and 1 WWE Cruiserweight Title reigns)

    • Finishing and Signature Moves:

      Cosmic Cyclone /Calling London
      Standing London Star Press
      London Calling / London Star Press
      Legsweep DDT
      Diving Double Foot Stomp to the back of a bent over opponents head
      Dropsault
      Diving crossbody
      Jumping heel kick enzuigiri
      Mushroom stomp
      Somersault plancha
      Superkick
      Bridging fallaway slam
      Hangman's facebuster
      Dragon suplex

    • April 20, 2007 - London and Kendrick lost their WWE Tag Team titles after 334 days to the team of Deuce 'N Domino.

    • March 17, 2007 - This was London and Kendricks 300th day as WWE Tag Team Champs, which was the 4th longest reign all time.

    • The team of London and Kendrick have defeated the tag teams of MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury), The Mexicools, the Full Blooded Italians, The Pit Bulls, the Teacher's Pets, William Regal and Dave Taylor, the Hardy Boyz, and Deuce 'N Domino.

    • January 12, 2007 - London and Kendrick retained their WWE Tag Team titles against William Regal and Dave Taylor.

    • October 14, 2006 - London and Kendrick became the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time.

    • Paul London and Brain Kendrick formed their tag team in late 2005.

    • August 6, 2005 - London lost the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Nunzio on Velocity.

    • March 31, 2005 - London won a Cruiserweight Battle Royal thus winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

    • July 8, 2004 - London and Billy Kidman teamed together and won the WWE Tag Team Championship from The Dudley Boyz.

    • London has his official WWE television debut on the SmackDown! brand, losing to Brock Lesnar in a try-out match on October 9, 2003.

    • He signed a WWE developmental deal in 2003 and was sent to OVW.

    • London played the role of a planted fan in his first televised appearance.

    • London was trained by the Texas Wrestling Academy, Rudy Boy Gonzalez, Shawn Michaels, and Dory Funk, Jr.

    • He made his wrestling debut in 1999.

    • London was nicknamed "Excellence of Innovation" because of his innovative high flyer wrestling style.

    • Before coming to the WWE, London wrestled for Ring of Honor, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and various independent and Japanese promotions.

    • Two of Paul London's finishing moves, The 450 Splash and the Shooting Star Press were banned from the WWE because they were too dangerous, but London does the Shooting Star Press on many occasions, more recently the Royal Rumble ppv of 2006.

    • Paul is 5 foot 10.

    • Signature Move: 450 Splash

    • Wrestling Observer's 2004 Most Underrated Wrestler.

    • Won the Cruiserweight Championship from Chavo Guerrero on March 31, 2005 in Houston, Texas.

    • As of 2006, Paul London is currently undefeated at WWE Judgment Day with a record of 2 wins and 0 losses.

    • Paul's brother Jonathan London hosts a popular internet podcast called Geekdrome.

    • Paul London and Brian Kendrick became WWE Tag Team Champions by defeating Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro at Judgement Day.

    • His brother died in a car accident so he stays away from drinking and doing drugs.

    • On the indy circuit, Paul London finished with the Shooting Star Press, but WWE made him change his finishing move to The 450 Splash after being signed to a WWE contract. WWE wanted to prevent any confusion between him and Billy Kidman, who already finished with the Shooting Star Press when London was signed.

    • Paul London is a former WWE Tag Team Champion with Billy Kidman.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Paul London is a phenomenal high flyer

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    Paul London is a phenomenal high flyer. In the words of Jim Ross Paul London and brain Kendrick are quicker than a hiccup. London was trained by the Texas Wrestling Academy, Rudy Boy Gonzalez, the heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, and Dory Funk, Jr. The Wrestling Observer 2003 Awards/Polls: Best Wrestling Maneuver - #6 Paul London's "Shooting Star Press"; Best Flying Wrestler - #8 Paul London; Most Underrated - #9 Paul London; Reader's Favorite Wrestler - #6 Paul London, London was nicknamed "Excellence of Innovation" because of his innovative high flyer wrestling style. So we know he can wrestle. Two of Paul London's finishing moves, The 450 Splash and the Shooting Star Press were banned from the WWE because they were too dangerous, but London does the Shooting Star Press on many occasions. London finisher is The 450 Splash. London is a 2 time WWE tag team champion one with Billy kidman, and the other with Brain Kendrick which they held for a record 334 days(11 months) I hope that both men get a change in the WWE to show that they are main eventersmoreless
  • This guy is a great highflyer.....

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    This guy can fly and he and his tag team partner have done outstanding work in the tag team division. They are the best highflying tag team in the WWE right now and are pretty valuable. I have seen London wrestle on TV and when he gets in the ring he gives the match a spark of excitement and life. Then he jumps up high in the air and does amazing acrobat work. This guy can fly high in the air and is defying gravity which is awesome. London is amazing to watch fly in the air and he has a bright future ahead of him. All he has to do is keep performing the way he is and keep being amazing and he will be one of the best highflyers.moreless
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