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Full Name Nigel McGuinness
Date of Birth January 23, 1976
Age 48 years, 1 months, 19 days
Birthplace London
Birth City England
Country United Kingdom
Horoscope Capricorn

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Nigel McGuinness Biography

Nigel McGuinness is one of the most popular and richest Wrestler who was born on January 23, 1976 in London, England, United Kingdom. Rated #6 out of the 500 singles wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2009 In 2009, he was the record holder for the longest running Ring of Honor Pure Champion and Ring of Honor World Champion.

A manager he had throughout the course of his professional career was One of his managers through his career was Ric Flair

Steven Haworth (born 23 January 1976), better known by his ring name Nigel McGuinness, is an English professional wrestling commentator and former professional wrestler. As a wrestler, he is known for his work with Ring of Honor (ROH) in the United States and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. He held the ROH Pure Championship for a record 350 days and is a former ROH World Champion, holding the title for 545 days.

In September 1998, Haworth began training under Les Thatcher in the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) in Cincinnati, Ohio, incurring large debts in the process. After debuting in September 1999, working under the ring name Nigel McGuinness and defeating GQ Masters III in a match that was featured on ABC’s 20/20, he spent a year wrestling in the mid west. Haworth returned to England where he worked two full-time jobs to earn enough money to be able to return to the United States to wrestle, and wrestled for All Star promotions between September and December 2001, where he learned from wrestlers such as Robbie Brookside.

The man was born in London and was a resident of Louisville, Kentucky.

NameNigel McGuinness
First NameNigel
Last NameMcGuinness
OccupationWrestler
BirthdayJanuary 23
Birth Year1976
Place of BirthLondon
Home TownEngland
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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McGuinness debuted in Ring of Honor (ROH) on 9 August 2003, defeating Chet Jablonski. He wrestled for ROH throughout 2004, but had limited success. In March 2005, McGuinness and Colt Cabana teamed together to challenge for the ROH Tag Team Championship, but lost to the incumbents, Dan Maff and B.J. Whitmer. Cabana and McGuinness then began fighting one another, with McGuinness defeating Cabana on 7 May 2005, with an accidental low blow for a shot at the ROH Pure Championship. He challenged the champion, Samoa Joe, on 12 June 2005, but was defeated. He faced Joe once more on 27 August, and defeated him to win the Pure Championship.

Nigel McGuinness Net Worth

Nigel McGuinness is one of the richest Wrestler from United Kingdom. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Nigel McGuinness's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He began to train in 1998 alongside Les Thatcher before making his debut in September of 1999.

Some of his most famous moves were arm drags, headbutts and shootkicks.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeWrestler
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

McGuinness won the HWA Heavyweight Championship on 6 September 2003 in Batavia, Ohio, defeating Chad Collyer, He held the title until 3 January 2004, when he lost the title to Hoss. McGuinness defeated Hoss to begin a second reign with the title on 6 January, and held it until 17 March 2004, when he lost to El Temor.

In 2003, McGuinness introduced the HWA European Championship to HWA. He held the title until 30 September 2003, when he lost to Hoss. He regained the title on 4 November and promptly retired it.

Nigel McGuinness's Height & Physical Stats

Nigel McGuinness height 6 ft 3 in Nigel weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 3 in
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Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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On 10 July 2001, McGuinness defeated Dean Jablonski in a singles match with the HWA Tag Team Championship on the line (the co-holder of the title, Chet Jablonski, was indisposed), claiming the title for himself and his partner, The Human Time Bomb. McGuinness and The Bomb held the title until 7 August, when the Jablonski brothers regained the title. McGuinness and The Bomb would become champions for a second time on 23 July 2002, defeating the Jablonski brothers once more. They lost the title to Southern Breeze later that year.

On 13 November 2005, McGuinness returned to TNA at the pre-show prior to the Genesis pay-per-view in a losing effort to Shark Boy, before leaving America to tour Japan with NOAH in November and December 2005. He wrestled nine matches in total, seven of which he won, and teamed with fellow gaijin Doug Williams, 2 Cold Scorpio and Bison Smith. During his tour of Japan, McGuinness was supposed to compete in TNA’s 2006 World X Cup Tournament, but Team UK was replaced by Team Canada, after McGuinness and Williams could not appear because both were booked in Japan.

Who is Nigel McGuinness Dating?

According to our records, Nigel McGuinness is possibily single & has not been previously engaged. As of February 1, 2024, Nigel McGuinness’s is not dating anyone.

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McGuinness would also make appearances for some major promotions. On 11 August 2004, McGuinness appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), debuting in a 22-man Gauntlet for the Gold for the TNA X Division Championship, which was won by Petey Williams. On 31 August 2005, McGuinness competed in Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE’s developmental territory, on episode of its OVW TV, losing to Elijah Burke. He would go on to wrestle Danny Basham on 11 September 2005, episode of Sunday Night Heat, taped prior to Raw on 5 September, losing after Basham hit an inverted DDT.

Facts & Trivia

Nigel Ranked on the list of most popular Wrestler. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United Kingdom. Nigel McGuinness celebrates birthday on January 23 of every year.

McGuinness also had a malapropistic gimmick in ROH of mispronouncing words. An example would be at Survival of the Fittest 2005 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, when he said the fans appreciated him as much as “their beloved Boston Red Stockings”.

Why did Nigel McGuinness retire?

McGuinness decided to retire since WWE didn’t sign him, he didn’t want to return to TNA and he couldn’t continue to use the wrestling style he used in ROH.

Was Jay Lethal in WWE?

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How old is Dean Ambrose?

36 years (December 7, 1985)

Who invented frog splash?

According to Guerrero, when they began tagging he first used the frog splash as the “Jackknife Splash.” Barr took a liking to the move, began using it regularly and adopted it as his finisher. 2 Cold Scorpio commented to Barr that he “looked like a frog”, thus leading Barr to name his move the frog splash.

Who was the claw in wrestling?

Baron von Raschke
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Key Events

  1. Steven Haworth was born in London on 23 January 1976..

  2. Steven Haworth (born 23 January 1976), better known by his ring name Nigel McGuinness, is an English actor, professional wrestling commentator and retired professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW)..

  3. He studied at the University of Leicester in the 1990s and spent a sandwich year at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, graduating in 1997 with a 2:1 degree in chemistry..

  4. He was a wrestling fan from the age of 12, particularly enjoying The Hart Foundation and The British Bulldogs, and attended SummerSlam in 1992 while wearing The Ultimate Warrior face paint..

  5. In September 1998, Haworth began training under Les Thatcher in the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) in Cincinnati, Ohio, incurring large debts in the process..

  6. Haworth started his career in 1999 in the American independent circuit as Nigel McGuinness..

  7. After debuting in September 1999, working under the ring name Nigel McGuinness and defeating GQ Masters III in a match that was featured on ABC's 20/20, he spent a year wrestling in the mid west..

  8. Haworth returned to England, where he worked two full-time jobs to earn enough money to be able to return to the United States to wrestle and wrestled for All Star promotions between September and December 2001, where he learned from wrestlers such as Robbie Brookside. .

  9. On 10 July 2001, McGuinness defeated Dean Jablonski in a singles match with the HWA Tag Team Championship on the line (the co-holder of the title, Chet Jablonski, was indisposed), claiming the title for himself and his partner, The Human Time Bomb..

  10. McGuinness and The Bomb would become champions for a second time on 23 July 2002, defeating the Jablonski brothers once more..

  11. In 2003, McGuinness introduced the HWA European Championship to HWA..

  12. He would begin to work with ROH in 2003..

  13. McGuinness debuted in Ring of Honor (ROH) on 9 August 2003, defeating Chet Jablonski..

  14. McGuinness won the HWA Heavyweight Championship on 6 September 2003 in Batavia, Ohio, defeating Chad Collyer, He held the title until 3 January 2004, when he lost the title to Hoss..

  15. He held the title until 30 September 2003, when he lost to Hoss..

  16. He wrestled for ROH throughout 2004, but had limited success..

  17. McGuinness defeated Hoss to begin a second reign with the title on 6 January, and held it until 17 March 2004, when he lost to El Temor. .

  18. On 11 August 2004, McGuinness appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), debuting in a 22-man Gauntlet for the Gold for the TNA X Division Championship, which was won by Petey Williams..

  19. On 31 August 2005, McGuinness competed in Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, on episode of its OVW TV, losing to Elijah Burke..

  20. He would go on to wrestle Danny Basham on 11 September 2005, episode of Sunday Night Heat, taped prior to Raw on 5 September, losing after Basham hit an inverted DDT..

  21. On 13 November 2005, McGuinness returned to TNA at the pre-show prior to the Genesis pay-per-view in a losing effort to Shark Boy, before leaving America to tour Japan with NOAH in November and December 2005..

  22. In March 2005, McGuinness and Colt Cabana teamed together to challenge for the ROH Tag Team Championship, but lost to the incumbents, Dan Maff and B..

  23. Cabana and McGuinness then began fighting one another, with McGuinness defeating Cabana on 7 May 2005, with an accidental low blow for a shot at the ROH Pure Championship..

  24. He challenged the champion, Samoa Joe, on 12 June 2005, but was defeated..

  25. An example would be at Survival of the Fittest 2005 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, when he said the fans appreciated him as much as "their beloved Boston Red Stockings". .

  26. In 2005, he held the ROH Pure Championship for a record 350 days, eventually losing the title to Bryan Danielson in a unification match with Danielson's ROH World Champion..

  27. The rest of the year saw McGuinness feuding with Jimmy Rave, who, using his new submission manoeuvre, the Heel Hook (a single leg Boston crab and twisting ankle lock combination), forced him to tap out on two separate occasions, first on 8 December 2006, at The Chicago Spectacular Night 1 and then on 23 December 2006, at Final Battle 2006..

  28. During his tour of Japan, McGuinness was supposed to compete in TNA's 2006 World X Cup Tournament, but Team UK was replaced by Team Canada, after McGuinness and Williams could not appear because both were booked in Japan. .

  29. After losing the Pure Championship, McGuinness, now a face, challenged for Pro Wrestling Noah's GHC Heavyweight Championship on 16 September 2006, at ROH's Glory by Honor V – Night 2, but was defeated by the defending champion Naomichi Marufuji..

  30. On 25 March 2006, McGuinness defeated Castagnoli in a match billed as the latter's last chance to win the championship as long as McGuinness was champion..

  31. During the rest of 2006, McGuinness was mostly uninvolved in the war between ROH and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), instead developing a new gimmick where he would win his matches by countout by using (often unfair) methods of preventing opponents from returning to the ring..

  32. He made his way through to the final and, in his home country, defeated fellow Brit and tag-team partner Doug Williams to win the 2007 tournament final..

  33. Rave followed that up with another victory over McGuinness on 27 January 2007, this time in an "I Quit" match, which he won via referee stoppage..

  34. On 15 September 2007, at Man Up, ROH's third pay-per-view, McGuinness defeated Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli and Naomichi Marufuji in a four-way match to earn one more shot at Takeshi Morishima's ROH World Championship, which McGuinness won at Undeniable on 6 October 2007..

  35. In late 2007, ROH confirmed that McGuinness had suffered a torn biceps and would be out of action until Final Battle 2007, however he would not be stripped of the ROH World Championship..

  36. On 29 December 2007, McGuinness returned to the ring full-time at ROH fifth pay-per-view, Rising Above..

  37. He won the World Championship in 2007 and held the title for 545 days..

  38. On 14 October 2007, McGuiness wrestled James Tighe in the first round of the British National Championship held by International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK), however McGuiness was disqualified for the use of brass knuckles and eliminated from the tournament. .

  39. In 2007, McGuinness represented ROH in the King of Europe Cup..

  40. On 25 January 2008, McGuinness wrapped up his feud with Chris Hero by successfully defending his title against him in a steel cage match..

  41. Throughout the rest of the year, McGuinness successfully defended his title against the likes of Tyler Black, Austin Aries, Kevin Steen, Claudio Castagnoli, Go Shiozaki, Jerry Lynn, Roderick Strong, El Generico and on 22 November 2008, at Rising Above, in a grudge match against Bryan Danielson..

  42. Finally, on 3 April 2009 at Supercard of Honor IV, McGuinness lost the ROH World Championship to Jerry Lynn at his 39th defence, ending his reign at 545 days..

  43. On 20 March 2009, McGuinness sustained an arm injury competing in a tag team match..

  44. From October 2009 to June 2011, Haworth wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Desmond Wolfe..

  45. McGuinness won the 1PW Openweight Championship, his first title in a British promotion, on 19 April 2009, by defeating Johnny Moss..

  46. On 4 September 2009, ROH announced that Haworth had agreed to a contract with the WWE "in principle"..

  47. On 20 October 2009, it was reported that Haworth's deal with the WWE had fallen through due to him failing a pre-screening physical test after feeling an old biceps injury needed surgery and that he had decided to sign with TNA instead..

  48. Wolfe finally made his return in a non-televised segment on 10 December 2010, at the tapings of the 6 January 2011, episode of Impact!, when he and Magnus saved Williams from Fortune members A..

  49. Following the loss to Angle, Wolfe moved on to feuding with D'Angelo Dinero, who defeated him on 4 January 2010, three-hour, Monday night episode of Impact!..

  50. On 21 November 2010, TNA president Dixie Carter announced that Wolfe was close to a comeback..

  51. On 13 August 2011, Haworth, returning to his Nigel McGuinness ring name, returned to ROH at the promotion's first Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings under the Sinclair Broadcast Group banner, working as the colour commentator beside Kevin Kelly..

  52. On 16 May 2011, Wolfe made his return to TNA, when he was announced as the new commissioner of Xplosion, turning face in the process..

  53. After two more weekends of shows in the United Kingdom, McGuinness returned to the United States for his final match, which took place at an American Pro Wrestling Alliance (APWA) event in Clarksburg, West Virginia on 17 December 2011..

  54. This was his last run as an in-ring performer, as he retired in 2011 due to medical complications..

  55. He returned to ROH in August 2011 as a colour commentator and on-screen authority figure, but left in December 2016 and signed with WWE shortly after, working as a commentator for NXT and NXT UK. .

  56. At the 3 November 2012, tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, McGuinness was named the new "Matchmaker" of Ring of Honor, replacing Jim Cornette as the main on-screen authority figure..

  57. In December 2012, McGuinness released a documentary titled The Last of McGuinness on his final days as an in-ring performer, during which he revealed that WWE had rescinded his contract after feeling an old biceps injury needed surgery, while his in-ring career in TNA ended after contracting hepatitis B during his time there..

  58. In late May 2013, McGuinness toured the United Kingdom with the shorter final cut of his documentary and has become an advocate for hepatitis B vaccination and an end to the use of intentional blood loss in wrestling..

  59. On a December 2014 podcast, McGuinness revealed that at this time, he tested positive for Hepatitis B..

  60. In 2014, following the success of his documentary, McGuinness began working in the film industry as an Assistant Editor and Production Assistant on various television shows and in December of that year launched a Kickstart campaign for his new creative project, L..

  61. In December 2016, ROH announced McGuinness had resigned as the promotion's matchmaker..

  62. After being recommended by WWE lead commentator Michael Cole, on 15 December 2016, WWE announced that McGuinness had signed with the company as a commentator..

  63. At Supercard of Honor, McGuinness made his surprise return to ROH for the first time since 2016, as a commentator..

  64. McGuinness made his commentary debut at the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament on 14 and 15 January 2017, alongside Michael Cole..

  65. In 2017 he announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child..

  66. In 2019 WWE released a documentary on McGuinness' career entitled Chasing the Magic: The Nigel McGuinness Story on the WWE Network, that covered his full career from his early childhood fandom of wrestling to his success as a commentator for the company..

  67. McGuinness was released from WWE on October 22, 2022, ending his six year tenure with the company..

  68. On 5 April 2023, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan announced that McGuinness signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling..