Back in 2016, WWE re-introduced the Cruiserweight Championship. The company organized a special tournament titled the Cruiserweight Classic where pro wrestlers weighing less than 205 pounds competed against each other for the coveted prize. One of the Superstars was Jack Gallagher.
Known as Gentleman Jack Gallagher, the 32-year-old has been wrestling since 2006. He got into WWE in 2016 and made a name for himself with his pro wrestling skills. Gallagher was close to winning the Cruiserweight Championship, but he could not capture the prize.
The popularity of the division reduced as the creative team did not give the right position to the Cruiserweight matches. Subsequently, the division was moved out from RAW.
Speaking of Gallagher, a Twitter user shared a photo of how different the former WWE Superstar looks these days. Here is the before and after comparison of the British wrestler.
Former WWE star Jack Gallagher almost looks like a different person these days. pic.twitter.com/8e2FMrevCB
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Jack Gallagher wrestled in the 2017 Men’s Royal Rumble match
While Gallagher did not win any big title in his WWE career, he did get the spotlight during the 2017 Royal Rumble match, where he troubled former WWE Champion Chris Jericho with his umbrella.
Speaking of his performance in the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic, he progressed to the tournament by defeating Pete Dunne. Next, he was up against Fabrian Aichner in the Round of 32. Gallagher emerged victorious in that match, but he suffered a defeat against Akira Tozawa in the pre-quarterfinals.
He has now re-entered the world of combat sports, and as per the latest update, he has joined Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. A recent report from Sportskeeda states the following:
“Gallagher, real name Jack Claffey, has been announced as the newest signee to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, a bare-knuckle fighting promotion based out of the UK. Claffey has two submission victories as an amateur MMA fighter, coming in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and has legitimate martial arts training.”