Max Caster

American professional wrestler

Max Caster (born July 31, 1989) is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Max Caster
Caster making his entrance before a match in November 2019
Born (1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 34)
Long Island, New York
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Max Caster
Frances
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight230 lb (100 kg)
Billed fromRockville Centre, New York
Trained byBrian Myers
Pat Buck
Debut2015

He has also appeared in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW).

During his time in AEW, Caster has been a one-time AEW World Tag Team Champion and one-time AEW World Trios Champion.

Outside of wrestling, Caster is also a rapper and performs under the name Platinum Max.[1]

Career

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All Elite Wrestling

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On the June 23, 2020 episode of Dark, Caster debuted with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He teamed with Chaos Project (Luther and Serpentico and they lost to Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt).[2] On the November 27 episode of Dark, Caster teamed with Anthony Bowens in a loss against Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent).[3] On November 3, AEW owner Tony Khan announced that both Caster and Bowens had signed a five-year contract with AEW to wrestle as a tag team and they would call themselves The Acclaimed.[4]

At Holiday Bash, The Acclaimed would face the Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Championships but lost.[5]

Caster would be suspended for two months after he did a freestyle rap during his entrance with topics such as the mental health of Simone Biles, the scandal of the Duke lacrosse case, the effectiveness of PCR COVID-19 testing, and a sexual joke about fellow wrestler Julia Hart. Tony Khan called it terrible and said that it should have been edited out.[6] Caster would return to AEW from suspension on September 1.[7]

In May 2022, Bowens would confined to a wheelchair because of knee surgery but he still continued to cut promos and be at ringside for Caster's matches. Caster would begin to team with The Gunns (Austin and Colten Gunn) during this time.[8]

At Grand Slam, The Acclaimed managed by Billy Gunn and DJ Whoo Kid faced Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) managed by Fabolous. The Acclaimed would defeat them and win the AEW World Tag Team Championship. This was Caster's first championship in AEW.[9] They would lose the title to the Gunns on the February 8, 2023 episode of Dynamite.[10]

At All In, The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn would defeated the House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews) to win the AEW World Trios Championship.[11]

Personal life

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Caster's father is Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler Rich Caster.[12]

Discography

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  • Critically Acclaimed, Vol.1 (2021)

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  1. "Platinum Max Caster Drops 'Critically Acclaimed Volume 1' Album". Inside the Ropes. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  2. "AEW Dark 6/23/20 Results: Orange Cassidy, Jurassic Express, SCU, Brian Cage, Mel & More In Action". Fightful. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  3. "AEW Dark 10/27/20 Results: Hikaru Shida, Dark Order, SCU, Team Taz, Darby Allin & More In Action!". Fightful. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  4. "AEW Signs Anthony Bowens And Max Caster To Contracts, Bowens And Caster Comment". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  5. "AEW Dynamite live results: Holiday Bash". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  6. "Tony Khan: 'Terrible' Max Caster AEW Dark Rap Shouldn't Have Aired". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  7. "Max Caster Makes AEW Return During Dark: Elevation Tapings". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  8. "6/29 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta, Santana, and Ortiz vs. Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, and Angelo Parker in a Blood & Guts match, Jade Cargill vs. Leila Grey for the TBS Title, Orange Cassidy vs. Ethan Page". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  9. "9/21 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson for the vacant AEW World Championship, Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs. The Acclaimed for the AEW Tag Titles, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Chris Jericho for the ROH Title, Toni Storm vs. Athena vs. Britt Baker vs. Serena Deeb for the Interim AEW Women's Title, Pac vs. Orange Cassidy for the AEW All-Atlantic Title". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  10. "AEW Dynamite (2/8/23) Results: Championship Fight Night Featuring MJF, The Elite, Bryan Danielson". Fightful. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  11. "AEW All In results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship, Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho, CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe for the Real World Title, Stadium Stampede". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  12. "Left My Wallet: AEW's Max Caster on sports, hip-hop and wrestling". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  13. "Official AEW World Tag Team Championship Title History". All Elite Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2024-04-21.
  14. "CAP Championship". Cagematch.net. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  15. "CAP Tag Team Champion". Cagematch.net. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  16. cite web|url= https://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=3802
  17. "NWL Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch.net. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  18. cite web|url= https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=239333
  19. Staszewski, Joseph (December 27, 2022). "The Post's 2022 pro wrestling awards". New York Post. Archived from the original on December 29, 2022. Retrieved December 30, 2022.
  20. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2022". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  21. Jaymond P (February 24, 2023). "2022 Wrestling Observer Awards Results". WrestlePurists. Archived from the original on February 28, 2023. Retrieved March 4, 2023.
  22. Meltzer, Dave (February 2023). "February 2023 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Results of the 2022 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards". Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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