Gabriel at WrestleMania XXX week on April 3, 2014
|Ring name(s)||Justin Angel
Paul Lloyd, Jr.
|Billed height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Billed weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Born||3 March 1981
Cape Town, South Africa
|Billed from||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Trained by||Paul Lloyd, Sr.
Florida Championship Wrestling
Paul Lloyd Jr. (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 on the independent circuit 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.
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- "Main Event: New Day falls on Rose, Kidd, & Cesaro". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2015/01/14/22180146.html. Retrieved 2014-2-3.
- "WWE undercard wrestler quits promotion". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/40906-wwe-undercard-wrestler-quits-promotion. Retrieved 2014-2-3.
- "Justin Gabriel released". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/justin-gabriel-released-27032820. Retrieved 2014-2-3.
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