Simon Gotch: Bio
Simon Gotch is one of the most unique NXT Superstars to come along in quite some time. Gotch refers to himself as the “Gentleman Bruiser” of NXT and draws inspiration from the late 19th-century combat style known as baritsu.
Often found performing classic feats of strength while simultaneously keeping opponents off-balance with his grandiose claims (Gotch says he is undefeated in matches versus bears), the eccentric “Steam-Powered Madman” is determined to bring his “quite manly” style of grappling to the forefront of NXT. He has a helping hand in doing so from Aiden English. Gotch and “The Artiste” have teamed up, and the duo known as The Vaudevillains has found great success in NXT, even capturing the NXT Tag Team Championship from Blake & Murphy in August 2015 at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
Gotch & English’s reign was ended months later by Dash & Dawson, and losing the titles seemed to inspire a new, vicious attitude in The Vaudevillains. At the outset of 2016, the once-chivalrous duo began displaying more aggression inside the ring. Will it pay dividends?
Trained by grizzled WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race, Gotch is ready to prove that his peculiar style is not a facade, and that the competition in NXT had best take note of this remarkably dangerous and unpredictable throwback Superstar.