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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 NEVER Openweight Championship, ICW Tag Team Championship and 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 17–0 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 40–0 record.

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 deathmatch 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.

Professional Wrestling Career

NJPW

Feud with Jushin Thunder Liger (1994–1996)

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–present)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mixed Martial Arts

James Harrison
Born James Steven Harrison
February 6, 1981 (age 36)
Burton upon Trent, England
Other names The Demon
Super Crazy
The Immortal
Nationality English
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 236 lb (107 lb; 16 st 12 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Style Shootfighting, submission wrestling
Stance Southpaw
Team Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Rank 8th degree Red Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Years active 1999–2010, 2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 17
By knockout 1
By submission 16
Losses 0

Record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Win 17–0 Feodor Emelianenko Submission (armbar) Bellator 180 June 24, 2017 1 1:32 New York City, NY
Win 16–0 Junior dos Santos Submission (gogoplata) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 3 4:58 Dallas, TX
Win 15–0 Justin Wren Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 174 Mar 3, 2017 2 0:32 Thackerville, OK
Win 14–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (rear naked choke) Bellator 164 Nov 10, 2016 1 2:47 Tel Aviv, Israel
Win 13–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (kimura lock) Bellator 161 Sep 16, 2016 1 3:57 Cedar Park, TX
Win 12–0 Pat Barry Submission (bicep slicer) UFC 115 Jun 12, 2010 1 0:59 Vancover, Canada
Win 11–0 Randy Couture Submission (triangle choke) UFC 109 Feb 6, 2010 1 1:44 Las Vegas, NV
Win 10–0 Ben Rothwell Submission (kimura lock) UFC 104 Oct 24, 2009 1 4:30 Los Angeles, CA
Win 9–0 Mark Coleman Submission (triangle choke) UFC 93 Jan 17, 2009 1 4:55 Dublin, Ireland
Win 8–0 Brandon Vera Submission (triange choke) UFC 89 Oct 18, 2008 1 4:44 Birmingham,
England
Win 7–0 Eddie Sanchez Submission (triangle choke) UFC 79 Dec 29, 2007 1 2:11 Las Vegas, NV
Win 6–0 Cheick Kongo Submission (bicep slicer) UFC 64 Oct 14, 2006 1 2:55 Las Vegas, NV
Win 5–0 Tim Sylvia Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 54 Aug 20, 2005 1 2:44 Las Vegas, NV
Win 4–0 Josh Barnett Submission (kimura lock) UFC 30 Feb 23, 2001 1 0:11 Atlantic City, NJ
Win 3–0 Bobby Hoffman Submission (armbar) UFC 27 Sep 22, 2000 1 1:00 New Orleans, LA
Win 2–0 Wes Sims Knockout (punches) UFC 46 Jan 31, 2004 1 0:02 Las Vegas, NV
Win 1–0 Pete Williams Submission (triangle choke) UFC 23 Nov 19, 1999 1 2:14 Tokyo, Japan

Jiu-Jitsu

Record

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Stage Class Notes
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

Boxing

James Harrison
Statistics
Real name James Steven Harrison
Nickname(s) The Demon
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Reach 84 in (213 cm)
Nationality British
Born February 6, 1981 (age 36)
Burton upon Trent, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 8
Wins 8
Wins by KO 7
Losses 0

Summer Olympics

2000

  • 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

Commonwealth Games

1998

  • 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

Professional record

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
Championship
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

Filmography

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. The pair have four daughters together three of them Caitlin (b. 2003), Ashlynn (b. 2005) and Louise (b. 2007) were all born prior to Torres joining the WWE and their fourth Freya was born in 2015. Harrison has a fifth daughter from another woman, Sophia (b. 1997) who is currently signed to the WWE under the ring name Lena. In July 2017 Torres announced her and James were expecting their fifth child together.

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
    • Venom Strike (Fireman's carry cutter) – 1994–1997, 2002–present
    • 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) – 1997–99, used occasionally since
    • Phoenix Splash (Corkscrew 450° splash) – 1997–2002 – innovated; used rarely since; used as a signature from 1994–1997
    • Rail Slam (Inverted front powerslam) – 1999–2016; used as a signature thereafter
    • Bicep slicer – 2013
    • The Purifier (Belly-to-back piledriver) – 2016–present, rarely used
  • Signatures
    • Brainbuster
    • Buckle Bomb (Turnbuckle powerbomb)
    • Buckle Smash (Reverse STO into the turnbuckle)
    • CCS Enzuiguri (Enzuigiri while facing away from a cornered opponent)
    • 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
    • Fireman's carry roundhouse kick – 1997–2000
    • Hell's Gate (Modified gogoplata) – innovated
    • Last Ride (Elevated powerbomb) – adopted from The Undertaker
    • Multiple suplex variants
      • Belly-to-belly
      • Chokehold – innovated
      • Dragon
      • Exploder
      • German
      • Super
      • Tiger
    • Pelé kick (Overhead kick or backflip kick) – innovated
    • Powerslam
    • Samoan drop
    • Savate kick
    • 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
    • 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
    • "Walk" by Pantera (November 9, 1997 – present; used under "The British Brawler" gimmick)
    • "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 – present)

Wrestlers trained

Main article: List of wrestlers trained by James Harrison

​Championships and Accomplishments

Boxing

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

  • DDT Pro-Wrestling
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • ​IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship1 (2 times)
    • IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Junji Hirata
    • NEVER Openweight Championship (1 time; current)
    • J-Crown (1 time)
    • British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • NWA World Welterweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • WWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship1 (1 time)
    • WWF Light Heavyweight Championship1, 2 (1 time)
    • Young Lion Cup (1995)
    • Best of the Super Juniors (1996)
    • Greatest Wrestlers (Class of 2011)
  • Ring of Honor
  • WWE
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Wrestler of the Year (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1999–2002, 2005, 2007 with The Undertaker, 2008–2014 with Matthew Harrison)
    • Match of the Year (1997 vs. Owen Hart)
    • Match of the Year (1998 vs. The Rock)
    • Match of the Year (2001 vs. Eddie Guerrero)
    • Match of the Year (2004 vs. Kurt Angle)
    • Match of the Year (2009 vs. Shawn Michaels)
    • Match of the Year (2012 vs. Brock Lesnar)
    • Match of the Year (2014 vs. Daniel Bryan and Batista)
    • Match of the Year (2015 vs. John Cena and Seth Rollins)
    • Match of the Year (2016 vs. Shinsuke Nakamura)
    • Feud of the Year (2001, 2002 vs. Kurt Angle)
    • Feud of the Year (2006 vs. Edge)
    • Feud of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009 vs Triple H)
    • Feud of the Year (2012 vs Big Show)
    • Feud of the Year (2014 vs. Seth Rollins)
    • Feud of the Year (2015 as part of The Empire of Pain vs. Bullet Club)
    • Most Popular Wrestler (1998, 2004, 2006, 2012–2014)
    • Most Inspirational Wrestler (1998, 2001, 2005, 2007–2011, 2014)
    • Rookie of the Year (1998)
    • Ranked #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2000, 2005, 2008–2014
    • Ranked #2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2001, 2004, 2006, 2015, 2016
    • Ranked #4 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2007
    • Ranked #5 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1999
    • Ranked #7 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002
    • Ranked #9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998
    • Ranked #10 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2003
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • 6 Star Match (1995) vs. Shinya Hashimoto on January 4
    • 6 Star Match (2016) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on January 4
    • 5¼ Star Match (2017) vs. Dean Ambrose on August 20
    • 5 Star Match (1995) vs. Wild Pegasus on May 3
    • 5 Star Match (1995) vs. Keiji Mutoh on August 15
    • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Mashiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan on October 30
    • 5 Star Match (1995) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger on December 13
    • 5 Star Match (1995) vs. Ric Flair and Sting on December 27
    • 5 Star Match (1996) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger on January 4
    • 5 Star Match (1996) with Junji Hirata vs. Kazuo Yamazaki and Takashi Iizuka on June 12
    • 5 Star Match (1996) vs. The Great Sasuke on July 1
    • 5 Star Match (1997) vs. Owen Hart on November 9
    • 5 Star Match (1998) vs. The Rock on January 12
    • 5 Star Match (1998) vs. Stone Cold Steve AustinThe Undertaker and Kane on December 6
    • 5 Star Match (1999) vs. Ken Shamrock on February 14
    • 5 Star Match (1999) vs. Mankind on October 17
    • 5 Star Match (2000) vs. The Rock, Mick Foley and Big Show on April 2
    • 5 Star Match (2001) vs. The Rock on February 25
    • 5 Star Match (2001) vs. Eddie Guerrero on April 1
    • 5 Star Match (2002) vs. The Undertaker on August 25
    • 5 Star Match (2002) with The Undertaker vs. Edge and Rey Mysterio on October 20
    • 5 Star Match (2004) vs. Kurt Angle on March 14
    • 5 Star Match (2009) vs. Shawn Michaels on August 23
    • 5 Star Match (2010) vs. Edge on March 28
    • 5 Star Match (2012) vs. Brock Lesnar on August 12
    • 5 Star Match (2014) vs. Daniel Bryan and Batista on April 6
    • 5 Star Match (2015) vs. John Cena and Seth Rollins on January 25
    • 5 Star Match (2016) with Matthew Harrison vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston on March 12
    • 5 Star Match (2016) with Finn Bálor and Cesaro vs. Kazuchika OkadaHiroshi Tanahashi and Katsuyori Shibata on July 1
    • 5 Star Match (2016) vs. Matthew Harrison on July 24
    • 5 Star Match (2017) vs. Katsuyori Shibata on January 4
    • 5 Star Match (2017) vs. Will Ospreay on May 23
    • Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1999, 2004–2006, 2008–2012)
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler (1995–2005, 2014)
    • Best Box Office Draw (2002–2006, 2015)
    • Feud of the Year (1995, 1996) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger
    • Feud of the Year (2001) vs. The Rock
    • Feud of the Year (2006) vs. Edge
    • Feud of the Year (2007, 2009) vs. Triple H
    • Feud of the Year (2014) vs. Daniel Bryan
    • Feud of the Year (2015) with The Empire of Pain vs. The Authority
    • Feud of the Year (2016) vs. Matthew Harrison
    • Tag Team of the Year (2001) with The Undertaker
    • Tag Team of the Year (2004, 2005) with Shawn Michaels
    • Tag Team of the Year (2009–2014) with Matthew Harrison
    • Best on Interviews (1994–1997, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016)
    • Most Charismatic (1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2012)
    • Best Technical Wrestler (1995–2003, 2014–2016)
    • Best Brawler (1995–2002, 2007–2013, 2015)
    • Best Flying Wrestler (1998, 2002, 2005, 2009–2015)
    • Most Underrated (1994)
    • Match of the Year (1995) vs. Shinya Hashimoto on January 4
    • Match of the Year (1996) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger on January 4
    • Match of the Year (1997) vs. Owen Hart on November 9
    • Match of the Year (2000) vs. The Rock, Mick Foley and Big Show on April 2
    • Match of the Year (2001) vs. Eddie Guerrero on April 1
    • Match of the Year (2002) with The Undertaker vs. Edge and Rey Mysterio on October 20
    • Match of the Year (2004) vs. Kurt Angle on March 14
    • Match of the Year (2014) vs. Daniel Bryan and Batista on April 6
    • Match of the Year (2015) vs. John Cena and Seth Rollins on January 25
    • Match of the Year (2016) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on January 4
    • Rookie of the Year (1994)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (1999)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2001, 2002, 2006)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2014) with Matthew Harrison
    • Best Booker (2015, 2016)
    • Best Gimmick (1998–2000, 2002, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2015)
    • Best Gimmick (2004) with Shawn Michaels
    • Best Pro Wrestling DVD (2014)
    • Reader's Favorite Wrestler (1999, 2003)
    • Best Heel (1995)
    • Best Wrestler (2000s)
    • Best Tag Team (2000s) with Shawn Michaels
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

Note: 1 These eight titles were simultaneously defended under the J-Crown.
2 This title reign is not recognised by the WWENo reigns with the title prior to December 1997 are recognized by the WWE.</small>

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

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