Gabriel at WrestleMania XXX week on April 3, 2014
|Born||3 March 1981
Cape Town, South Africa
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||The Bunny
Paul Lloyd Jr.
|Billed height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Billed from||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Trained by||Paul Lloyd
Florida Championship Wrestling
Phillip Paul Lloyd (born 3 March 1981) is a South African professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he wrestled under the ring name Justin Gabriel. He is currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Global Force Wrestling (GFW) under the ring name PJ Black.
Lloyd was the first South African wrestler to compete in the WWE. While performing in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), he was a one-time FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion and a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Kris Logan. He is a former member of The Nexus and The Corre. His finishing move is the 450° splash.
Gabriel had his last televised WWE match on the January 14, 2015 episode of Main Event in a loss to Rusev. On January 24, 2015, it was reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Gabriel had quit WWE, which was a day before the 2015 Royal Rumble which he was scheduled to appear in before he was replaced in the match. The next day, WWE confirmed his release.
On August 12, Black was a part of an angle, where GFW invaded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He would go on to defeat Lashley, Chris Mordetzky, Eric Young and Robbie E in a King of the Mountain match and win the vacant TNA King of the Mountain Championship. On August 19, Black faced off against EC3 for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
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- "Justin Gabriel released". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/justin-gabriel-released-27032820. Retrieved 2014-2-3.
- "Video: Global Force Wrestling roster reveal press conference (May 2015)". Global Force Wrestling. http://globalforcewrestling.com/video-global-force-wrestling-roster-reveal-press-conference-may-2015/. Retrieved 2015-8-20.
- "Imapct Results: #TNAvsGFW, New King of the Mountain Champion and more! - Page 8". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/6575-IMPACT-Results-TNAvsGFW,-New-King-of-the-Mountain-Champion-and-more?start=7. Retrieved 2015-8-20.
- "McMahon's TNA Impact Report 8/19: ECIII vs. P.J. Black for the TNA Hvt. Title, Gail Kim steel cage match, Drew Galloway, Open Mic Challenge, more; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_87057.shtml#.VdXfWPlViko. Retrieved 2015-8-20.
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