Tyson Dux

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Tyson Dux
Tyson Dux at Smash London 2015.jpg
Dux at an indy wrestling show in November 2015
Birth name Tyson Moody
Born (1978-06-19) June 19, 1978 (age 39)
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Residence Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) El Tigre Jr.
Muay Thai Kid
Tyson Dux
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight 193 lb (88 kg)
Trained by Scott D'Amore
Joe E. Legend
Terry Taylor
Debut 1997

Tyson Moody (born June 19, 1978) is a Canadian professional wrestler, known by his ring name Tyson Dux (pronounced "Dukes"), and is currently wrestling for various independent promotions.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (1997–present)[edit]

Dux trained under Scott D'Amore, Joe E. Legend and Terry Taylor and debuted in 1997 at the age of 18 in the International Championship Wrestling promotion. He was initially known by the ring name "Muay Thai Kid", with a gimmick that saw him don red karate pants and shave off his hair and eyebrows, before switching to the name Tyson Dux. Dux was asked to participate in the East Coast Wrestling Association's 2004 Super 8 Tournament, a tournament highlighting prominent cruiserweights on the independent circuit. However, he was forced to pull out of the tournament on March 31, 2004 after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while wrestling Mark Jindrak on an episode of Velocity. Dux went on to take part in the 2005 Super 8 Tournament on April 9, 2005, losing to J.J. Perez in the first round.

Dux wrestles for numerous Canadian independent promotions, most prominently BSE Pro and Border City Wrestling. He joined the American Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion in April 2006 as a member of Team Canada in the 2006 World X Cup.

He wrestled in Blood, Sweat & Ears, Living Legends Wrestling (LLW), Prime Time Wrestling (PWT), Northwest Ohio Wrestling (NOW) and New Vision Pro Wrestling (NVP) where he is the current NVP Pride Champion.

On July 25, 2009 Tyson Dux made his debut in Ring of Honor in a losing effort against Tyler Black as a replacement for Nigel McGuinness, who was injured from the previous night.

On September 20, 2009, Tyson Dux was defeated by Mr. Anderson at the inaugural Defiance Wrestling Federation show in Barrie, Ontario. This was Mr. Anderson's first match since leaving World Wrestling Entertainment.

When BSE Pro and Border City Wrestling merged in the beginning of 2010 to form Maximum Pro Wrestling, Dux, at the time the BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Champion, defeated Derek Wylde on March 18 to merge the title with NSP Grand Independent titles, BSE's Suicide Six Pack Championship, which he won from Xtremo, and become the first MaxPro Triple Crown Champion. On April 11 he lost the title to Robbie McAllister. Dux regained the Triple Crown championship on April 17 in North Bay, Ontario.

Dux at an NWA Midwest show in November 2006

In May 2010, Dux began wrestling for the Ring of Honor promotion, marking his return to the national wrestling scene.

On September 2010, Dux debuted for the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1 losing to Masato Tanaka.[2] Dux later took part in the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament being eliminated in the second round after losing to Munenori Sawa. Dux teamed with the likes of Hikaru Sato, Sonjay Dutt and Takuya Sugawara on several occasions before leaving the company.

On January 29, 2011 Dux announced thoughts of retirement from the ring. On his official Facebook page, Dux wrote, "This is quite possibly my last year as a pro wrestler. I have been wrestling for almost 15 years and have loved every minute of it but I think it's time to step back and let the younger more talented kids have the reigns lol."

In July 2012, Dux wrestled for IHW on July 15 in Moncton New Brunswick, and for XWA on July 21 in his home town of Miramichi, New Brunswick.

In November 2013, Dux was a part of the Wrestle for a Cure II in South Bend, Indiana in a losing effort against Osyris.

On December 28, 2013, Dux defeated Jake Omen for the U-Pro Heavyweight title in Goshen, IN.

On May 9, 2014, Dux was a part of the Border City Wrestling's East Meets West where he lost to Shinsuke Nakamura in Match 1 of BCW vs. NJPW Series.

On October 1, 2016, Dux made his Global Force Wrestling debut at Northern Justice for the GFW NEX*GEN championship against Sonjay Dutt and Black Bushido in a losing effort.

On September 18, 2016, at Smash Vs Progress Dux defeated Zack Sabre Jr. in a Cruiserweight Classic rematch.

On November 12, 2016, Dux defeated Brent Banks to win the vacant SMASH Wrestling Champion.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling[edit]

Dux debuted in TNA in April 2006 as a member of Team Canada in the 2006 World X Cup and at Sacrifice (2006), Dux competed in the World X Cup Gauntlet match which was won by Petey Williams. On June 12, 2008, Dux returned to TNA and was confirmed as a member of Team International for the TNA 2008 World X Cup Tournament. on the June 19 episode TNA Impact!, Dux and Daivari lost to Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin. at Victory Road (2008), Dux competed in a Four-team twelve man elimination tag team match with Alex Koslov and Doug Williams the match was won by Team TNA.

Dux returned to TNA at Bound for Glory (2017) where Dux lost to Taiji Ishimori.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2002–2005; 2007; 2014; 2016)[edit]

Between 2002 and 2004, Dux made several appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment on Heat and Velocity. He appeared in an angle on an episode of SmackDown in 2003 that saw him pose as a security guard who was attacked by The Undertaker, and in 2005, he wrestled in dark matches at Raw and SmackDown tapings. On 28 May 2007, Dux made an appearance for WWE in match for Saturday Night's Main Event #34 in which he was defeated by Chuck Palumbo.

On 8 June 2014, Dux returned to WWE for an dark match prior to Friday Night's Smackdown in Ottawa, Canada, where he was defeated by Sin Cara. Dux was named as a participant in the Cruiserweight Classic in the spring of 2016.[3] The tournament kicked off on 23 June with Dux being eliminated in his first round match by Zack Sabre Jr.[4]

What Culture Pro Wrestling (2017)[edit]

On May 26, 2017, at WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - Canadian Qualifying Round Dux was defeated by Kyle O'Reilly in the First Round of the Canada Leg.[5][6]

In wrestling[edit]

Tyson Dux executing a running Death Valley driver on Brent Banks into the ring corner.
Dux suplexing Primo Scordino onto a stack of folding chairs.
Dux putting John McChesney in a lockup, while the referee checks the hold.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Dux with the Conflict Wrestling championship belt around his waist.

In other media[edit]

Dux has been featured in an episode of Kenny vs Spenny in which the two friends train to become the best professional wrestlers. Dux is assigned with training Spenny, who chooses the name "The Nice Guy", whereas Kenny chooses the name "Specimen Yarp". When the actual match occurs, Dux turns on Spenny, aiding Kenny and his trainer in a three-on-one assault. At the conclusion of the episode, Kenny is declared the winner because Spenny breaks character, and as his humiliation forces Spenny to strip naked and receive a beating from wrestling legend The Iron Sheik. In 2003 Dux was in a movie, Zombie Beach Party.

Dux also makes a cameo in the music video for A Tribe Called Red song - Suplex

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