Jungle Boy

American professional wrestler

Jack Perry (born June 16, 1997) is an American professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He wrestles under his real name and has also been known by his old ring name Jungle Boy.

Jack Perry
Perry at New York ComicCon in 2019
Born (1997-06-16) June 16, 1997 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jack Perry
Johnny Drake
Jungle Boy
"Jungle Boy" Jack Perry
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight167 lb (76 kg)
Billed fromValley Village
Trained byBooker T
Reality of Wrestling
DebutNovember 20, 2015

During his time in AEW, Perry has been a one-time AEW World Tag Team Champion and a one-time FTW Champion

Career

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All Elite Wrestling

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On January 24, 2019, Perry signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[1] At Double or Nothing, Perry made his AEW in-ring debut. He fought in the Casino Battle Royal, being eliminated by Jimmy Havoc.[2] Jungle Boy would create a stable called Jurassic Express with Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt.

On the January 15, 2020 episode of Dark, Jungle Boy got his first win when Jurassic Express defeated Strong Hearts (Cima, El Lindaman and T-Hawk). Jungle Boy was able to win the Casino Battle Royal match at Double or Nothing and earned a shot at AEW World Championship.[3] On the June 26 episode of Dynamite, he would go on to lose to AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.[4]

On the January 5, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Jurassic Express won the AEW World Tag Team Championship after defeating the Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix). This was Jungle Boy's first championship in AEW.[5] On June 15 at Road Rager, Jurassic Express would lose the championships to the Young Bucks.[6]

At Forbidden Door, Perry was being managed by Hook and faced Sanada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Perry lost the match and turned heel after by attacking his manager Hook.[7] At Blood & Guts, Perry won the FTW Championship after he defeated Hook.[8]

At All In, Perry would lose the title back to Hook. There was controversy during the match and after it. Before the match, Perry wanted to do a spot with real glass to write himself off TV for a while. CM Punk told Perry that he didn't like the spot because Perry or Hook could get legitimately injured on the glass. Perry would do the spot anyways, look into the camera and say "real glass, cry me a river". When Perry went backstage, Punk choked him out and then jumped at AEW owner Tony Khan. Punk would be fired from the company and Perry was suspended indefinitely.[9][10]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2024–present)

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On January 13, 2024, at Battle in the Valley, Perry made his New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) debut and ripped up his AEW contract.[11]

Personal life

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His father was American actor Luke Perry.[12] He is in a relationship with professional wrestler Anna Jay.[13]

Championships and accomplishments

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Jungle Boy is a one-time AEW World Tag Team Champion with Luchasaurus.

References

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  1. "Jungle Boy Is The Latest Official Member Of The All Elite Wrestling Roster". Uproxx. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  2. "AEW The Buy In pre-show results: Powell's live review of the Casino Battle Royale, Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  3. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Pac for the AEW Championship, Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker for the AEW Women's Title, Miro vs. Lance Archer for the TNT Title, The Young Bucks vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston for the AEW Tag Titles, The Pinnacle vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  4. "6/26 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Kenny Omega vs. Jungle Boy for the AEW Championship, Hangman Page vs. Powerhouse Hobbs, Dante Martin vs. Matt Sydal, Kris Statlander vs. Allie, Ethan Page vs. Bear Bronson, Konnan and Tully Blanchard meet face-to-face". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  5. "1/5 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Hangman Page vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix vs. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus for the AEW Tag Titles, Ruby Soho vs. Jade Cargill to become the first TBS Champion, Malakai Black vs. Brian Pillman Jr". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  6. "6/15 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus vs. The Young Bucks in a ladder match for the AEW Tag Titles, Chris Jericho vs. Ortiz in a hair vs. hair match, Toni Storm vs. Britt Baker, Will Ospreay vs. Dak Harwood, Ethan Page vs. Miro in an All Atlantic Title qualifying match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  7. "AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door pre-show results: Powell's live review of Athena vs. Billie Starkz in a Owen Hart Cup tournament match, Kyle Fletcher, Jeff Cobb, and TJP vs. Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi, Stu Grayson vs. El Phantasmo". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  8. "AEW Dynamite results (7/19): Powell's live review of Golden Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club in a Blood & Guts match, MJF and Adam Cole vs. Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara in the Blind Eliminator tourney finals". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  9. "AEW Terminates Contract Of CM Punk". Fightful. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  10. "Tony Khan Confirms Jack Perry Has Been Suspended Indefinitely Following AEW All In". Fightful. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  11. Lambert, Jeremy (January 13, 2024). "Jack Perry Rips Up AEW Contract At NJPW Battle In The Valley". Fightful.
  12. "Luke Perry Supports His Son Jungle Boy at Wrestling Match". E!. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  13. "Jack Perry, Luke Perry's Son, Smooches Fellow Wrestler Anna Jay in Steamy PDA-Filled Photo". People]]. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  14. "AEW World Tag Team Championship Title History". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  15. Renner, Ethan (May 30, 2021). "Jungle Boy wins Casino Battle Royale at AEW Double or Nothing". F4WOnline.com. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  16. Kreikenbohm, Philip (August 17, 2018). "APW Junior Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  17. "REW Pakistan 24/7 Championship". Facebook. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  18. Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 12, 2020). "Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  19. Caldwell, Brandon; Raimondi, Marc (August 3, 2023). "From MJF and Rhea to...a Viking? Here are the 30 best pro wrestlers under 30". ESPN. Archived from the original on November 17, 2023. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  20. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2021". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  21. Kreikenbohm, Philip (March 10, 2018). "PWR Tag Team Championships". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
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  23. Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 20, 2016). "West Coast Cruiser Cup (2016)". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  24. Meltzer, Dave (March 5, 2020). "March 13, 2020 Observer Newsletter: 40th Annual Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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