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Cruiserweight Classic: Who is Fabian Aichner?

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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 Fabian Aichner.

 

Where He Wrestles

Aichner, also known in Europe under the name Adrian Severe, has come from a rough upbringing to burst into the European independent scene and has been honing his craft since 2011. In his short career, Aichner has spent most of his time in New European Championship Wrestling and Power of Wrestling. Fabian has seen some success as well, having held the NEW World Heavyweight Championship on two separate occasions.

Style

Fabian Aichner will bring a technical skill and power into hybrid style that will see him as an equal threat in the air. While that technical prowess will form the base of his style inside the ring, Aichner is most deadly when he goes high-risk. He’s best known for his version of the Frog Splash, which is less like what you’d see in from current competitors like Seth Rollins, but instead more reminiscent of Hiroshi Tanahashi’s High Fly Flow. The reason being is that Aichner will often go for the frog splash on standing opponents, much like Tanahashi.

Expectations

It’s hard to tell exactly what to expect from Aichner. He’s relatively young in his career, but he seems to have all the necessary tools. He’ll have an interesting opening contest up against “The Gentleman” Jack Gallagher, who is definitely not to be underestimated. If Aichner can slip past him, there’s no way he makes it past round two. I can just about guarantee Akira Tozawa would be his opponent, and he’d destroy ol’ Fabian. 

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 Fabian Aichner?

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