Sir James Steven Harrison CBE (born February 6, 1981) is an English professional wrestler, booker and promoter, a mixed martial artist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and a retired professional boxer. He is currently signed to the WWE where he is the current co-owner alongside his sister Ana Sanchez, he also performs on the Raw brand. He currently holds the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside AJ Styles and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in professional wrestling and the Bellator Heavyweight Championship in MMA.

Harrison is recognised as one of the most accomplished combat sportsmen in history currently holding a 40–0 MMA record he also held the UFC Heavyweight Championship holding it for over nine years. He also won a Gold medal in boxing at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Summer Olympics and later the IBF Heavyweight Championship, he retired from boxing in 2005 with an 11–0 record and in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu he has won eight world championships currently holding a 60–0 record. Due to this success Harrison has incorporated a lot of his combat sport history into his wrestling winning numerous title via technical knockout and has used a roundhouse kick and a triangle choke as his finishers.

In wrestling he is the WWEs most accomplished wrestler winning 19 world championships, five Intercontinental, six United States, four European, 29 Hardcore and 3 Cruiserweight Championships. He has also held 18 tag team titles. He has also won four Royal Rumbles, two Money in the Bank contracts, the King of the Ring twice, the Bragging Rights trophy and the 2016 World Cup of Wrestling. He is also known for his stiff wrestling, heavy blading and since 2016 he has become a death match specialist.

He has won 61 titles on the Independent wrestling scene 58 of which are DDT Pro-Wrestlings Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. He also won the ​IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship twice and its tag title counterpart once during his time in NJPW in the mid 1990s.

Harrison took over as head booker for the WWE in 2015 after his father Steven Harrison bought the company from Vince McMahon. His impact was also recognised by critics, as he was also named Wrestler of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter on ten occasions and holding the record for most Wrestling Observer Newsletter five star matches, with 29, he also achieved two 6-star matches. He has been described by likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena and AJ Styles as the greatest wrestler of all-time. Harrison is known for popularising a flashier and quicker offensive in world wrestling.

Professional Wrestling Career

New Japan Pro Wrestling (1994, 1996–1997)

All Japan Pro Wrestling (1995–1996)

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

Intercontinental Champion and feud with The Harts and D-X (1997–98)

Harrison made his WWF debut on October 5, 1997 at Badd Blood: In Your House attacking Owen Hart after he had defeated Farooq and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship. The following night on Raw Harrison was forced to have a match against Owen's brother Bret Hart who Harrison defeated in a four minute squash match and then defeated Owen's brother in-law Jim Neidhart in just 30 seconds. Harrison would then face Owen at Survivor Series for the Intercontinental title which Harrison won. The following night on Raw Harrison began a feud with D-Generation X when he defeated Shawn Michaels which his controversial finisher The Headbutt. According to Harrison in an interview in 2013 with Stone Cold Steve Austin he had been asked by Vince McMahon to use a strong style version of a headbutt which Harrison stated that McMahon had no clue how dangerous it was. Harrison stated "Vince wanted me to use a strong style version of a headbutt as my finisher but he clearly had no clue about how dangerous it was. I only ever performed it five times in my whole career and won every match with it but every time I used it, I ended up busting myself open and causing my opponent to have a minor concussion and that's why I don't want to use it. Both myself and my opponent end up with a bad injury as a result."

Championship pursuits and The Demon (1998–2001)

Harrison appeared as "The Demon" after WrestleMania XIV and went undefeated during this time several superstars continued to take on The Demon and end his unbeaten streak. Harrison under The Demon gimmick eventually won the WWF Championship at Unforgiven in 1999, the following night Harrison revealed he was The Demon.

Tag Team dominance and feuds with Triple H and Stone Cold (2002–2005)

WWE Champion and singles division dominance (2006–2009)

Record-breaking tag team title reign (2009–2014)

The Authority, feud with Daniel Bryan and record-breaking titles (2014–15)

Return of The Empire and feud with The Authority and The Wyatts (2015)

On the July 20, 2015 episode of Raw The Authority were in the ring giving a promo before Harrison appeared and approached Triple H and told him that "Next week The Authority should prepare for hell. We will return." He would then emerge again on July 27 by himself with The Authority in-ring before the theme music for The Empire of Pain began playing and Harrison was joined in-ring by Roman ReignsDean AmbroseCesaro and Randy Orton.

Bullet Club and feud with Matthew Harrison (2016–2017)

Harrison began 2016 by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura on Raw in one of the most anticipated matches of all-time. The match was one of the longest in Raw history but one of the best of all-time, it was back and forth for 10 minutes before Nakamura hit his Boma Ye finisher on Harrison he kicked out at two Harrison quickly got up and hit Nakamura with an F-5 and he kicked out. Harrison eventually won after hitting Nakamura with a Curb Stomp thus ending the moves ban and pinning him after a Tombstone Piledriver. On Raw on January 11, 2016 Roman Reigns took part in a one vs. all match and after he was being attacked by The New DayKevin OwensAlberto Del Rio and Sheamus he was then hit with an F-5 by Brock Lesnar but after this Harrison walked down to the ring chokeslamming Lesnar and hitting him with an F-5 of his own officially setting up a US title match at the 2016 Royal Rumble. Harrison successfully retained the title. As Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns were announced alongside Brock Lesnar as the main event of Fastlane (2016), their friendship was put to the test and would ultimately lead to the break-up of The Empire of Pain. During a promo from Harrison, Reigns, Ambrose and The Usos they were interrupted by the Bullet Club, before Harrison attacked them before acknowledging the Bullet Club with the "Too Sweet" gesture thus turning Harrison heel for the first time since leaving The Authority. Harrison successfully defeated Alberto Del Rio at Fastlane in a tables match to retain his WWE United States Championship. Harrison alongside his brother Matthew took on The New Day at WWE Roadblock in their mandatory rematch for the WWE Tag Team Championship, this was delayed due to Matthew's severe injury in the match in which they lost the titles. This match was highly praised as saw James awarded his fourteenth five match star match by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter marking the first time a WWE tag match had been awarded the honour. Later on in the night Harrison defeated Baron Corbin, Luke Harper, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho and Tyler Breeze in a six-way elimination match for his United States Championship

It was announced on Raw on March 21, 2016 that Harrison would defend his WWE United States Championship against Triple H at WrestleMania 32 in a no holds barred match, the week prior it was announced he alongside his brother would defend their WWE Tag Team Championship titles at WrestleMania in a 3-on-2 no holds barred handicap against The New Day. On the March 24, 2016 episode of SmackDown! Harrison defended the US title successfully against Sami Zayn thus meaning he would have held the title for over 300 days, this made it only the third reign under the WWE banner to surpass 300 days. James alongside his brother successfully his tag team title against The New Day they were helped out by their sister Ana Sanchez who hit an RKO on Xavier Woods. In his US title match against Triple H his wife Eve Torres returned on what was their tenth anniversary and performed her finisher The Heart Breaker on Triple H's wife and manager Stephanie McMahon as Harrison securred victory and retained his title. Alongside his brother he will defend his tag titles against Enzo and Cass at Payback after Enzo and Cass won a number one contender's tournament. Harrison unsuccessfully defended his US title in a ladder match against Apollo Crews, The Miz, Damien Sandow, Neville, Tyler Breeze at Payback which Sandow won ending Harrison's reign at 336 days. Earlier in the night he and Matthew Harrison were scheduled to face Enzo and Cass in a tag team title match but less than four minutes in Enzo Amore suffered a severe concussion and the match ended in a no contest. The following night on Raw The Brothers faced The Vaudevillains with their tag team titles on the line and were unsuccessful in defending them after the match James attacked his brother and setting up a World Heavyweight Championship match at Extreme Rules. The match was considered one of the most brutal in WWE history in which Matthew won pinning James for the first time since Extreme Rules in 2014, a rematch was set up on Raw the following for Money in the Bank. The rematch at Money in the Bank would be even more brutal than Extreme Rules in a match that lasted over 45 minutes Matthew retained his title on again via pinfall.

Death match specalist (2017–2018)

Harrison's first death match came at a July 1, 2017 house show in Tokyo, Japan against death match legend Abdullah Kobayashi in a 445 light tubes death match for the NEVER Openweight Championship which Harrison won to retain his title.

In July 2017 after defending the NEVER Openweight Championship in various hardcore stipulations, Harrison challenged Dean Ambrose who was a death match specalist from his time in Combat Zone Wrestling to a best of seven death match series for the title. They fought on four episodes of Raw, two live events before the final match was competed at SummerSlam. The more brutal matches, the 200 light tubes steel cage death match and the double hell death match were competed at live events. The seventh match was a 445 light tubes death match was done at SummerSlam with the score at 3–3, Harrison won the match to not only retain the title but to extend his unbeaten SummerSlam streak to 21–0.

Teaming with AJ Styles (2018–present)

Lucha Underground (2016–present)

Harrison made an appearance on Lucha Underground at the September 14, 2016 taping under a mask and the ring name of El Demonio he wrestled and defeated Mil Muertes before revealing a Bullet Club t-shirt and removing his mask. Harrison returned to Lucha Underground three weeks later and again attacked Muertes.

Independent circuit (2016–present)

Throughout 2015 and 2016 the WWE announced various partnerships with wrestling promotions all over the world. In September 2016 Harrison had a match at Evolve Wrestling where he defeated former WWE superstar Drew Galloway. Then a few days later he faced Wolfgang in Insane Championship Wrestling winning the match. He would then make a surprise appearance at House of Hardcore 21: Blizzard Brawl where he faced Matt Cross and would defeat him.

In May 2017 Harrison competed in the IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch, defeating John Wayne Murdoch in the final. On July 10, 2017 it was announced Harrison was participate in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's Battle of Los Angeles, at the event Harrison lost in a triple threat match in the final to Ricochet, in a match which also included Jeff Cobb.

Harrison also appeared in Big Japan Pro Wrestling winning the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship in May before losing it 106 days later in August.

Ring of Honor (2016–present)

He would also appear on the first Ring of Honor TV tapings following Final Battle 2016 interrupting a promo from newly crowned ROH World Champion Kyle O'Reilly hitting him with a Curb Stomp. On the following episode Harrison had a non-title match with O'Reilly and was victorious. He alongside his brother Matthew Harrison appearing on the Ring of Honor TV taping immediately following SuperCard of Honor XI where they interrupted newly crowned tag team champions War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) and they challenged them to a title match on night one of War of the Worlds. Matthew then hit Hanson with a running powerslam and James hit Raymond Rowe with a Venom Strike.

Return to NJPW (2017–present)

It was announced by NJPW on December 11, 2016 that Harrison would return to NJPW for a match at Wrestle Kingdom 11 against Katsuyori Shibata, this was later confirmed by Harrison on twitter. Shibata later confirmed he would put his NEVER Openweight Championship on the line meaning that if Harrison was to win it he would be able to defend it in the WWE. At the end Harrison won the championship allowing it to be defended in both NJPW and the WWE with it being exclusive to the Raw brand.

Harrison returned in June at Dominion 6.11 defending his NEVER Openweight Championship against Hirooki Goto in a lumberjack deathmatch, each man had four lumberjacks that they picked with Harrison being backed up by Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Neville and Matthew Harrison. Harrison successfully defended his title for an eighth time since winning it in January. Harrison dropped the title to Hirooki Goto exactly one year after winning it at Wrestle Kingdom 12.

Lucha Libre AAA (2017)

Harrison along with The Revival and The New Day took part at AAA's Triplemanía XXV in which Harrison took part in a triple threat match alongside Johnny Mundo and Hijo del Fantasma for the AAA Mega, Latin American and World Cruiserweight Championships in which Mundo retained all three of his titles.

Global Force Wrestling (2017–present)

Harrison made his Global Force Wrestling debut on September 28, 2017 at GFW Impact! tapings defeating Eli Drake to win the GFW Global Championship but Harrison dropped the title back to Drake on October 7, 2017.

Fighting career

James Harrison
Born James Steven Harrison
February 6, 1981 (1981-02-06) (age 37)
Burton upon Trent, England
Residence Orlando, Florida, United States
Nationality British
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 113 kg (250 lb; 17 st 12 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Style Shootfighting, submission wrestling
Fighting out of Burton upon Trent, England
Rank          8th Degree coral belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1994–present
Professional boxing record
Total 11
Wins 11
By knockout 10
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 44
Wins 44
By knockout 18
By submission 26
Losses 0
Brazilian jiu-jitsu record
Total 60
Wins 60
By submission 57
By points 2
By decision 1
Loses 0
Other information
Occupation Professional wrestling, wrestling promoter and booker, mixed martial artist, brazilian jiu-jitsu practionier and boxer
Spouse Eve Torres (m. 2002)
Children 5
Parents Steven Harrison
Amanda Harrison
Notable relatives Matthew Harrison (brother)
Ana SanchezLaura HarrisonVictoria Harrison (sisters)
Živilė Dvareckaitė (sister in-law)
Randy OrtonSeth RollinsDean Ambrose (brothers in-law)

Mixed Martial Arts

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
TBA UFC 232 Dec 29, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
TBA UFC 229 Oct 6, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
TBA Rizin Sep 30, 2018 Saitama, Japan
TBA FNG 92 Sep 9, 2018 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
TBA FNG 90 Jul 20, 2018 Los Angeles, CA
TBA UFC 226 Jul 7, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
Frank Mir Bellator 196 Apr 28, 2018 Rosemont, IL
Might Mo Road 46 Mar 10, 2018 Seoul, South Korea
Ali Isaev FNG 83 Feb 22, 2018 Moscow, Russia
Win 44–0 Umar Gaisumov Submission (rear naked choke) ACB 78 Jan 13, 2018 1 0:13 Grozny, Russia
Win 43–0 Tony Mustard Submission (rear naked choke) BAMMA 33 Dec 15, 2017 1 1:14 Newcastle, England
Win 42–0 Alistair Overeem Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 218 Dec 2, 2017 1 1:03 Detroit, MI
Win 41–0 Kazuyuki Fujita Submission (rear naked choke) Road 44 Nov 11, 2017 1 0:44 Shijiazhuang, China
Win 40–0 Rameau Sokoudjou Submission (triangle choke) AFC 21 Oct 28, 2017 1 0:39 Melbourne, Australia
Win 39–0 Jay Silva Knockout (head kick) KSW 40 Oct 22, 2017 1 1:13 Dublin, Ireland
Win 38–0 Frank Tate Knockout (head kick) Bellator Oct 13, 2017 1 1:10 Lincoln, AL
Win 37–0 Fabrício Werdum Submission (triangle choke) UFC 216 Oct 7, 2017 1 0:47 Paradise, NV
Win 36–0 Aorigele Submission (armbar) Road 42 Sep 23, 2017 1 0:14 Chungju, S Korea
Win 35–0 Jonathan Romero Knockout (head kick) CFFC 67 Sep 16, 2017 1 0:58 Philadelphia, PA
Win 34–0 Feodor Emelianenko Submission (armbar) Bellator 180 June 24, 2017 1 1:32 New York City, NY
Win 33–0 Junior dos Santos Submission (gogoplata) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 1 4:58 Dallas, TX
Win 32–0 Justin Wren Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 174 Mar 3, 2017 1 3:40 Thackerville, OK
Win 31–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (rear naked choke) Bellator 164 Nov 10, 2016 1 2:47 Tel Aviv, Israel
Win 30–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (kimura lock) Bellator 161 Sep 16, 2016 1 3:57 Cedar Park, TX
Win 29–0 Pat Barry Submission (bicep slicer) UFC 115 Jun 12, 2010 1 0:59 Vancover, Canada
Win 28–0 Randy Couture Submission (triangle choke) UFC 109 Feb 6, 2010 1 1:44 Las Vegas, NV
Win 27–0 Ben Rothwell Submission (kimura lock) UFC 104 Oct 24, 2009 1 4:30 Los Angeles, CA
Win 26–0 Mark Coleman Submission (triangle choke) UFC 93 Jan 17, 2009 1 4:55 Dublin, Ireland
Win 25–0 Brandon Vera Submission (triange choke) UFC 89 Oct 18, 2008 1 4:44 Birmingham,
Win 24–0 Eddie Sanchez Submission (triangle choke) UFC 79 Dec 29, 2007 1 2:11 Las Vegas, NV
Win 23–0 Mirko Cro Cop Submission (bicap slicer) UFC 70 Apr 21, 2007 1 1:30 Manchester, England
Win 22–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (bicep slicer) UFC 64 Oct 14, 2006 1 2:55 Las Vegas, NV
Win 21–0 Brandon Vera Knockout (head kick) UFC 57 Feb 4, 2006 1 1:03 Las Vegas, NV
Win 20–0 Tim Sylvia Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 54 Aug 20, 2005 1 2:44 Las Vegas, NV
Win 19–0 Andrei Arlovski Knockout (head kick) UFC 51 Feb 6, 2005 1 0:55 Las Vegas, NV
Win 18–0 Wes Sims Knockout (punches) UFC 46 Jan 31, 2004 1 0:02 Las Vegas, NV
Win 17–0 Frank Mir Submission (triangle choke) UFC 43 Jun 6, 2003 1 0:09 Las Vegas, NV
Win 16–0 Ricco Rodriguez Knockout (head kick) UFC 39 Sep 27, 2002 1 3:00 Uncasville, CT
Win 15–0 Randy Couture Knockout (head kick) UFC 36 Mar 22, 2002 1 2:33 Las Vegas, NV
Win 14–0 Pedro Rizzo Knockout (head kick) UFC 34 Nov 2, 2001 1 2:39 Las Vegas, NV
Win 13–0 Josh Barnett Submission (kimura lock) UFC 30 Feb 23, 2001 1 0:11 Atlantic City, NJ
Win 12–0 Kevin Randleman Knockout (head kick) UFC 28 Nov 17, 2000 1 1:30 Atlantic City, NJ
Win 11–0 Pete Williams Submission (triangle choke) UFC 23 Nov 19, 1999 1 2:14 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–0 Uchu Tatsumi Knockout (head kick) Shooto Apr 6, 1997 1 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–0 Rumina Sato Knockout (head kick) Shooto Jan 18, 1997 1 1:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–0 Enson Inoue Knockout (head kick) Shooto Oct 4, 1996 1 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–0 Kenji Kawaguchi Submission (kimura lock) Shooto May 7, 1996 1 0:55 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0 Enson Inoue Submission (triangle choke) Shooto Jan 20, 1996 1 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Noboru Asahi Knockout (punches) Shooto Sep 26, 1995 1 2:00 Setagaya, Japan
Win 4–0 Kazuhiro Sakamoto Knockout (head kick) Shooto May 12, 1995 1 2:30 Japan
Win 3–0 Erik Paulson Knockout (head kick) Shooto Nov 7, 1994 1 0:55 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Naoki Sakurada Knockout (head kick) Shooto Sep 26, 1994 1 0:59 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Yuki Nakai Knockout (head kick) Shooto Mar 11, 1994 1 2:30 Tokyo, Japan

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Stage Class Notes
60–0 Win Marcus Almeida Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Final Ultra
59–0 Win Mahamed da Silva Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Semi Ultra
58–0 Win Ricardo Evangelisa Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Quarters Ultra
57–0 Win Joao Sousa Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Round 2 Ultra
56–0 Win Gabriel Lucas Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Round 1 Ultra
55–0 Win Marcus Almeida Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Final Open
54–0 Win Leonadro Nascimento Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Semi Open
53–0 Win Gustavo Elias Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Quarters Open
52–0 Win Erberth Mesquite Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Round 2 Open
51–0 Win Luiz Panza Submission (armbar) World Championships 2017 Round 1 Open
50–0 Win Leonardo Peçanha Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2016 Final Ultra
49–0 Win Francisco Neto Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2016 Semi Ultra
48–0 Win Fabiano de Souza Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2016 Quarters Ultra
47–0 Win Henrique Pereira Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2016 Round 2 Ultra
46–0 Win Daniel Mola Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2017 Round 1 Ultra
45–0 Win Caio Terro Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2017 Final Open
44–0 Win Leonardo Peçanha Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2017 Semi Open
43–0 Win Francisco Neto Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2017 Quarters Open
42–0 Win Daniel Tsatsos Submission (armbar) Euro Championships 2017 Round 2 Open
41–0 Win Jeferson dos Santos Submission (choke) Euro Championships 2017 Round 1 Open
40–0 Win Marcus Almeida Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Final Ultra
39–0 Win James Puopolo Submission (choke) World Championships 2016 Semi Ultra
38–0 Win Ricardo Evangelisa Submission (choke) World Championships 2016 Quarters Ultra
37–0 Win Joao Sousa Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Round 2 Ultra
36–0 Win Gabriel Lucas Submission (choke) World Championships 2016 Round 1 Ultra
35–0 Win Marcus Almeida Points (12–3) World Championships 2016 Final Open
34–0 Win Erberth Mesquita Decision World Championships 2016 Semi Open
33–0 Win Leandro Nascimento Submission (armbar) World Championships 2016 Quarters Open
32–0 Win Bernardo Faria Points (14–1) World Championships 2016 Round 2 Open
31–0 Win Rodolfo Vieira Submission (choke) World Championships 2016 Round 1 Open
30–0 Win Gabriel Lucas Submission (choke) World Championships 2015 Final Ultra
29–0 Win Ricardo Evangelisa Submission (choke) World Championships 2015 Semi Ultra
28–0 Win Abraham Messina Submission (armbar) World Championships 2015 Quarters Ultra
27–0 Win Alexander Trans Submission (choke) World Championships 2015 Round 2 Ultra
26–0 Win Rodolfo Vieira Submission (armbar) World Championships 2015 Round 1 Ultra
25–0 Win Bernardo Augusto Submission (choke) World Championships 2015 Final Open
24–0 Win Alexander Trans Submission (armbar) World Championships 2015 Semi Open
23–0 Win Ricardo Evangelisa Submission (armlock) World Championships 2015 Quarters Open
22–0 Win Leandro Nascimento Submission (choke) World Championships 2015 Round 2 Open
21–0 Win Igor Silva Submission (guillotine) World Championships 2015 Round 1 Open
20–0 Win Christopher Haraszti Submission (armbar) World Championships 2014 Final Ultra
19–0 Win Stephen Hall Submission (ankle lock) World Championships 2014 Semi Ultra
18–0 Win Andrew Ryan Submission (choke) World Championships 2014 Quarters Ultra
17–0 Win Jeffrey Owen Submission (ankle lock) World Championships 2014 Round 2 Ultra
16–0 Win Rodrigo Cavaca Submission (armbar) World Championships 2014 Round 1 Ultra
15–0 Win Richard Martin Submission (choke) World Championships 2014 Final Open
14–0 Win Stephen Hall Submission (ankle lock) World Championships 2014 Semi Open
13–0 Win Christopher Haraszti Submission (choke) World Championships 2014 Quarters Open
12–0 Win Jeffrey Owen Submission (kneebar) World Championships 2014 Round 2 Open
11–0 Win Ronilson Silva Submission (armbar) World Championships 2014 Round 1 Open
10–0 Win Alexandre Silva Submission (kneebar) World Championships 2013 Final Open
9–0 Win Rafael da Silva Submission (choke) World Championships 2013 Semi Open
8–0 Win Paul Halme Submission (kneebar) World Championships 2013 Quarters Open
7–0 Win Jose Granja Submission (choke) World Championships 2013 Round 2 Open
6–0 Win Daigo Nascimento Submission (ankle lock) World Championships 2013 Round 1 Open
5–0 Win Victor Torres Submission (kneebar) World Championships 2013 Final Ultra
4–0 Win Alexandre Silva Submission (ankle lock) World Championships 2013 Semi Ultra
3–0 Win Andre da Cunha Submission (bicep slicer) World Championships 2013 Quarters Ultra
2–0 Win Rafael da Silva Submission (bicep slicer) World Championships 2013 Round 2 Ultra
1–0 Win Roger Gracie Submission (bicep slicer) World Championships 2013 Round 1 Ultra


Professional career

Professional record summary
11 fights 11 wins 0 losses
By knockout 10 0
By decision 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
11 Win 11–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Hasim Rahman KO 12, 1:33 Sep 5, 2005 Las Vegas, NV Retain IBF Heavyweight Championship
10 Win 10–0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Wladimir Klitschko KO 3, 2:50 Oct 14, 2004 Las Vegas, NV Retain IBF Heavyweight Championship
9 Win 9–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Fred Oquendo KO 6, 1:25 Jan 5, 2004 Los Angeles, CA Retain IBF Heavyweight Championship
8 Win 8–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Fres Oquendo KO 6, 2:39 Sep 20, 2003 Montville, CT Retain IBF Heavyweight Championship
7 Win 7–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Chris Byrd KO 7, 1:25 Dec 14, 2002 Atlantic City, NJ Won vacant IBF Heavyweight
6 Win 6–0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Wladimir Klitschko KO 9, 2:55 May 12, 2002 Los Angeles, CA
5 Win 5–0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vitali Klitschko KO 10, 1:44 Jan 2, 2002 New York City, NY
4 Win 4–0 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lennox Lewis KO 12, 0:55 Oct 10, 2001 London, England
3 Win 3–0 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Henry Akinwande KO 7, 1:30 Jul 4, 2001 Edinburgh, Scotland
2 Win 2–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg James Toney KO 2, 0:14 Jan 3, 2001 Orlando, FL
1 Win 1–0 23px-Flag of the United States.svg Monte Barrett UD 12 Oct 5, 2000 Tampa, FL Professional debut

Amateur career

2000 Summer Olympics

  • Round 1: Defeated Russia Sultan Ibragimov, 18–10
  • Quarter-final: Defeated Flag of France Jackson Chanet, 17–12
  • Semi-final: Defeated Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Vladimer Chanturia, 17–14
  • Final: Defeated Flag of Cuba.svg Félix Savón, 21–13

1998 Commonwealth Games

  • Round 1: Defeated 23px-Flag of New Zealand.svg Garth da Silva, 16–3
  • Quarter-final: Defeated Flag of Wales 2.svg Kevin Evans, 21–10
  • Semi-final: Defeated Flag of Seychelles.svg Roland Raforme, 18–9
  • Final: Defeated 23px-Flag of Canada.svg Mark Simmons, 21–9


Main article: James Harrison filmography

Personal Life

Harrison married American dancer and model Eve Torres in 2002, Torres later joined Harrison in the WWE in 2008. Harrison has six children with Torres, five daughters Caitlyn (b. 2003), Ashlynn (b. 2005), Louise (b. 2007), Freya (b. 2015), Scarlett (b. 2017) and a son Jayden (b. 2017). Harrison also has a sixth daughter Shimako (b. 1997) who is regularly referred to as Sophie and is signed to the WWE under the name Lena.

Harrison admitted in an interview with Chris Jericho in 2013 that prior to his marriage and even during he had problems with sexual relations in 2007 he had an affair with Maria Kanellis and Kelly Kelly but Harrison said his wife stood by him through it all.

Harrison comes from a highly successful family, his father founded Apple, Inc. and his mother also plays a huge role in the company. He also has many successful wrestlers in the family being the older brother of Matthew Harrison and the twin brother of Ana Sanchez. He also has two younger sisters Laura a singer and Victoria an actress and model. Through marriage he is also related to former WWE Diva Aksana who is his brothers wife, Ana's husband Randy Orton, Laura's husband Seth Rollins and Victoria's husband Dean Ambrose. Former WWE superstar Mr. Kennedy was once related to Harrison as well as he was Ana's husband for five years.

In Wrestling

  • Finishing Moves
    • Muta Lock (Inverted Indian deathlock) – 1994–present; adopted from Keiji Mutoh
    • Blockbuster (Springboard somersault neckbreaker) – 1994–1997, 2017–present (NJPW) – innovated
    • The Soul Taker (Spin kick) – 1994–present; used as a signature from 1997–1999
    • Curtain Call / Rainmaker (Wrist-lock transitioned into a short-arm lariart; sometimes preceeded by a german suplex) – 1994–1997; used as a signature from 1997–2016, rarely used since
    • Triangle choke – 1996–present
    • Venom Strike (Fireman's carry cutter) – 2002–present – innovated; used as a signature move from 1994–2002
    • The Heabutt (Headbutt) – 1997; rarely used since
    • Demon Strike (Swinging reverse STO, with theatrics) – 1997–2002; only used under "The Demon" gimmick
    • Hangman's Noose (Belly-to-back inverted mat slam) – 1997–1999, used occasionally since
    • Phoenix Splash (Corkscrew 450° splash) – 1997–2002 – innovated; used rarely since; used as a signature from 1994–1997
    • Bicep slicer – 2006–2010
    • Impaler DDT (Lifting DDT) – 2017–present (GFW)
  • Signatures moves
    • Brainbuster
    • Buckle Bomb (Turnbuckle powerbomb)
    • Buckle Smash (Reverse STO into the turnbuckle)
    • Chokeslam
    • Curb Stomp (Running stomp to the back of opponent's head) – innovated
    • Death drop (Apron DDT)
    • Diving clothesline
    • F-5 (Fireman's carry facebuster) – innovated
    • Hell's Gate (Modified gogoplata) – innovated
    • Last Ride (Elevated powerbomb) – adopted from The Undertaker
    • Lucky Lariat (Pendulum lariat) – 2005–2009
    • Multiple kick variations
      • CCS Enzuiguri (Enzuigiri while facing away from a cornered opponent)
      • Drive By (Running front dropkick from the floor to the head of an opponent draped over the bottom rope)
      • Drop
      • Fireman's carry roundhouse – 1997–2000
      • Pelé Kick (Overhead or backflip) – innovated
      • Penalty Kick (Football)
      • Savate
      • Sole
      • Super
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Belly-to-belly
      • Chokehold – innovated
      • Dragon
      • Exploder
      • Super
      • Release/Rolling German
      • Tiger
    • Powerslam
    • Ripcord Knee Strike ((Wrist lock transitioned into a short-arm bicycle high knee) – 2017–present
    • Samoan drop
    • Shining Wizard (Running knee strike to a kneeling opponent) – 2001–present; innovated
    • Shooting star press – 1999–2004, 2015–present; used as a springboarding move from 2004–15
    • Spinebuster
    • Springboard 450 splash
    • Snap Trap / Black Widow (Octopus hold) – innovated
    • Suicida Shot (Suicide somersault senton)
    • Superman Punch – 1997–2009, innovated
    • Tombstone Piledriver (Kneeling reverse piledriver) – adopted from The Undertaker
  • With The Undertaker
    • ​Double team finishing moves
      • Spike Tombstone Piledriver
      • Midnight Doom (Last Ride (Undertaker) followed by a Phoenix Splash (Harrison))
    • Double team signature moves
      • Double chokeslam
  • Managers
  • Wrestlers Managed
  • Tag teams and stables
  • Nicknames
    • "The Hitman"
    • "The (Blood-soaked) Demon"
    • "The Champ"
    • "The Daredevil"
    • "The Greatest/Most Accomplished Combat Athlete of All-Time"
  • Entrance Themes
    • "I Bring the Darkness" by Jim Johnston (November 9, 1997 – present)
    • "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica (February 14, 1999 – July 19, 2016; used under "The Demon" gimmick)
    • "King of Kings" by Motorhead (June 19–September 21, 2011; used as part of The Brothers, August 19, 2013 – October 26, 2014; used whilst part of The Authority)
    • "Ministry" by Jim Johnston (March 29, 1999 – September 23, 1999; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "American Bad Ass" by Kid Rock (May 21, 2000 – December 4, 2000; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "Rollin'" by Limp Bizkit (December 10, 2000 – May 6, 2002; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "Dead Man Walking" by Jim Johnston (May 19, 2002 – September 19, 2002; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "You're Gonna Pay" by Jim Johnston (September 22, 2002 – November 16, 2003; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "Rest in Peace" by Jim Johnston (March 14, 2004 – February 21, 2011; January 30, 2012 – November 22, 2015; used whilst part of The Reapers)
    • "Awaken" by Disturbed (November 25, 2004–October 31, 2005; used whilst part of The Brothers)
    • "Pain Redefined" by Disturbed (November 1, 2005–June 13, 2011; used whilst part of The Brothers)
    • "Curl of the Burl" by Mastodon (September 18, 2011–May 2, 2016, September 25, 2016 – present; used whilst part of The Brothers)
    • "Master of Puppets" (February 14, 1999–​March 26, 2001; used whilst part of The Empire of Pain)
    • "The Game" by Disturbed (April 1, 2001–May 16, 2004, May 21, 2006–October 2, 2011, July 23, 2012, July 27, 2015–February 15, 2016; used whilst part of The Empire of Pain)
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick (February 15, 2016 – July 25, 2016; used as part of Bullet Club)
    • "Twisted Transistor" by Korn (September 26, 2016 – August 7, 2017)

Wrestlers trained

Main article: List of wrestlers trained by James Harrison

​Championships and Accomplishments


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • World Jiu-Jitsu +100kg Champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • World Jiu-Jitsu Absolute Champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Mixed Martial Arts

Professional wrestling

1 These eight titles were simultaneously defended under the J-Crown.
2 This title reign is not recognised by the WWE. No reigns with the title prior to December 1997 are recognized by the WWE.
3 During Harrison's eighth and ninth reign the title was known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Lucha de Apuesta record (3–0)

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date
James Harrison (title) Mr. Kennedy
(WWE contract)
New Orleans, Louisiana Extreme Rules June 7, 2009
James Harrison (title) Christian (career) Houston, Texas Night of Champions September 20, 2015
James Harrison (title) Triple H
(control of WWE)
Dallas, Texas WrestleMania 32 April 3, 2016

See Also