Curt Hawkins: Bio
Hailing from Queens, N.Y., Curt Hawkins first gained prominence as part of "La Familia," hitching his wagon, along with fellow New Yorker, Zack Ryder, to a major WWE player: The Rated-R Superstar, Edge. In addition to helping Edge fend off challengers, Hawkins and Ryder soon won the WWE Tag Team Championships at The Great American Bash 2008.
Parting ways with Ryder, Hawkins — along with Vance Archer — was given a "limited SmackDown contract" by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long. The contract called for the two Superstars to do one thing: "Make an impact." And over the next few weeks, that's exactly what they did, earning Hawkins an official contract. Teaming briefly again with Ryder and joining forces with Tyler Reks on WWE NXT, Hawkins gained more tag team experience before deciding to go solo.
After reforming his alliance with Reks, Hawkins made the move to the Raw roster where he gunned to make more of an impact and cement his legacy as The Prince of Queens. Unable to win the WWE Tag Team Championships with Reks, Hawkins parted ways with WWE in 2014.
After a two year absence, Hawkins signed as a free agent to the SmackDown Live brand in 2016.