Doc Gallows

American professional wrestler
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Andrew William Hankinson (born December 22, 1983) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Luke Gallows. He is a member of The O.C. (The Original Club) stable. He is also known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as Doc Gallows. In NJPW, he was a member of the Bullet Club.

Doc Gallows
Gallows in May 2017
Birth nameAndrew William Hankinson[1]
Born (1983-12-22) December 22, 1983 (age 40)[2]
Cumberland, Maryland, U.S.
Alma materFairmont State University
Spouse(s)
Nicole Hasmuk
(m. 2006; div. 2011)

Amber O'Neal
(m. 2014; div. 2017)

Bethany Hankinson
(m. 2019)
Children3
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Big XLG[3]
Deacon Deville
D.O.C.[4]
Doc Gallows
Dorian Deville
Festus
Festus Dalton
The Freakin' Deacon
Imposter Kane
Isaiah Cash
Johnny 99[5]
Justice Dalton
Keith Hanson[6]
Luke Gallow
Luke Gallows[7]
The Masked Assassin
Sex Ferguson[8]
Super Festus[9]
Tex Ferguson[10]
Billed height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)[7]
Billed weight290 lb (132 kg)[7]
Billed fromChicago, Illinois
Trained byHulk Hogan
Debut2005

In his first run for WWE from 2005 to 2010, Hankinson was known for various gimmicks: He played an imposter version of Kane in 2006. Then he teamed with Jesse from 2007 to 2009 as Festus, a quiet man who turned insane when the bell rang. In November 2009, he became Luke Gallows, the enforcer and "disciple" of CM Punk in the Straight Edge Society, until his release. After his time in TNA and NJPW, he returned to WWE along with former Bullet Club member Karl Anderson. They joined AJ Styles, who previously was their leader in the Bullet Club. Gallows and Anderson won the Raw Tag Team Championship twice. They were released in 2020, signed a contract with TNA, now called Impact Wrestling, and won the Impact World Tag Team Championship in November. In October 2022, they returned to WWE and reunited with Styles.

Championships and accomplishments

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Gallows as IWGP Tag Team Champion.

References

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  2. ドク・ギャローズ. New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved January 3, 2014.
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  26. Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 35. ISSN 1083-9593.
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