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Cruiserweight Classic: Who is Damian Slater?

With WWE's Cruiserweight Classic coming soon, RealSport takes a look at one of the men involved, Damian Slater.


As we draw closer to WWE’s much anticipated “Cruiserweight Classic” we here at Real Sport are taking a look at some of the competitors that WWE have handpicked from around the world. 

Today the man in the spotlight is Damian Slater. 

Where He Wrestles

This Australia native may be a stranger to the American independent scene, but he’s no stranger to the squared circle. Slater is a staple of the Aussie wrestling circuit, having competed in Explosive Pro Wrestling, Zero 1 Australia, MCW, Warzone Wrestling, Wrestle Rampage, and more. Slater has crossed paths several times with the team formerly known as TMDK, who are know tearing it up in NXT as TM61.

Style

Slater’s innovative offensive and explosive style makes him hard to define and nearly impossible to defend against. Strong striking ability and an excellent technical and submission ability form a strong foundation, but Slater’s energy, creativity, and willing to risk it all dials everything up several notches. His crisp combative style will give him an edge, but it’s his heart as a self-proclaimed “eternal underdog” that may give him exactly what he needs in this tournament.

Expectations

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what to expect from Slater. He’s got all the tools, and he could easily put on a magnificent showing in the tournament, but he’s got a tall hill to climb as he’ll go one on one with Tajiri in the opening round.

Patches Chance

Yo, Patches Chance here. I'm the Content Editor for the WWE section here at RealSport. In my past, I majored in English Literature at the University of Houston. I'm a former referee with the Doomsday Wrestling promotion. I've been an avid fan for over fifteen years and have written about wrestling for over a decade. I'm also a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have been a featured columnist for WhatTheBuc. Edge will always be my favorite, but Shinsuke Nakamura is the best thing in wrestling today.

Cruiserweight Classic: Who is Damian Slater?

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