Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

Signature Move

Ireland's Call; Devil Inside

Career Highlights

NXT Cruiserweight Champion

JD McDonagh: Bio

JD McDonagh

Like many competitors hailing from Ireland, JD McDonagh brings a physical, in-your-face intensity to the squared circle. He began his training at age 12 under the tutelage of Paul Tracey and Finn Bálor, picking up his relentless work ethic from the first Universal Champion.

McDonagh originally planned on pursuing amateur wrestling, but as soon as he saw the squared circle, he never looked back, adding to his arsenal a hard-hitting offense he picked up in a Japanese dojo.

Cited by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as one of the most promising Superstars around, The Irish Ace lived up to his considerable hype when he captured the NXT Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Worlds Collide.

After a dominant run in NXT UK, McDonagh has brought his aggressiveness to NXT, stating he is the necessary evil Tuesday nights need.

Continuing his upward trajectory, McDonagh found himself being drafted to Monday Night Raw during the 2023 WWE Draft. Since joining the red brand, McDonagh has seemingly aligned himself with fellow Irish Superstar and Judgment Day member Finn Bálor, much to the chagrin of Bálor's fellow stablemates. After months of helping (and sometimes hindering) The Judgment Day, he was officially inducted into the group on the Nov. 13, 2023 episode of Raw, becoming a full-fledged member of the treacherous group.

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