81 Facts About Michael Elgin


Michael Elgin most recently worked for Pro Wrestling Noah, where he was a one-time GHC Tag Team Champion with Masa Kitamiya.


Michael Elgin is best known for his work with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a former NEVER Openweight Champion.


Michael Elgin is known for his work in Ring of Honor, where he is a one-time ROH World Champion.


Michael Elgin has worked for the Southern California-based company Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Brian Cage.


Frobel debuted in late 2004 using his ring name Michael Elgin, and by the age of 16, he was a regular on the independent circuit.


Michael Elgin has competed for promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, World League Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, and the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, where he won the IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship in 2008.


Michael Elgin started competing regularly in 2010 as part of the House of Truth and signed a contract with the company in 2011.


That November, Elgin won the 2011 Survival of the Fittest tournament.


In 2015, Michael Elgin won the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament and became the first wrestler to win the tournament twice.


In 2015, Michael Elgin made his debut for NJPW, signing a contract with the promotion the following year.


Michael Elgin later moved to training at Squared Circle Training in Toronto, Ontario, Canada under Rob Fuego in early 2004.


Frobel, as Michael Elgin, has been a mainstay in several independent promotions, both in the United States and Canada, since 2005.


Michael Elgin has wrestled for the Pure Wrestling Association since 2005.


Michael Elgin made a single appearance for Ultimate Championship Wrestling on November 12,2005, losing to Alcatraz.


Michael Elgin made a single appearance for World League Wrestling, wrestling at an October 19,2008 show in a tag team match.


In 2011, Michael Elgin appeared at a CRW show, losing a triple threat match to Jake Matthews.


Michael Elgin made two appearances for Combat Zone Wrestling; he defeated Jay Fenix at Night of Infamy 5 in 2006 and teamed with Andrew Sullivan to defeat Cory Kastle and Danny Pagan at Down With The Sickness 4Ever in 2008.


Michael Elgin debuted for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South in September 2006, at Lethal Lottery 2006, when he and Jason Dukes lost to Ian Rotten and Vito Thomaselli.


On March 1,2008, Michael Elgin defeated Strong, Younger, and Viking in a four-way match to win the vacant IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship.


Michael Elgin successfully defended the championship in a three-way match against Tank and Toby Klein at April Bloodshowers 2008, against CJ Otis at Extreme Intentions, against Jimmy Clough at Gory Days 4 in July, and against Bobby Fish the following month at Put Up or Shut Up 2008, before losing the championship to Nick Gage at We are Family 2 on August 17, ending a six-month reign.


In September, Michael Elgin was a competitor in the 2008 Ted Petty Invitational, where he defeated Ricochet in the first round, before losing to Younger in the quarter-finals.


On March 9,2009, Michael Elgin unsuccessfully challenged Dingo for the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship at 2009 King of the Death Matches Night One.


Michael Elgin competes for Alpha-1 Wrestling, where he won the Alpha-1 Wrestling Zero Gravity Championship.


At BSE Pro's inaugural show in 2005, Michael Elgin appeared as part of a six-man tag team match.


Michael Elgin feuded with Ashley Sixx in late 2005 and early 2006, losing to him on multiple occasions.


In May 2006, Michael Elgin teamed with Anton Arakis in a tag team loss to Trent Powers and Phil Atlas at a Blood, Sweat and Ears show.


Michael Elgin continued to lose throughout 2006 to wrestlers including Kobra Kai and Tarantula Gomez, failing to win a match in the promotion.


At the following show, Devil's Night 2009 in October, Michael Elgin earned his first victory for the promotion by defeating Big Bang Pete.


In 2010, BSE Pro merged with Border City Wrestling to form Maximum Pro Wrestling, and Michael Elgin began competing for the new promotion.


At Return To The Arctic Day 1 in May 2011, Michael Elgin unsuccessfully challenged Tyson Dux for the MaxPro Triple Crown Championship.


At Reach for the Gold on April 13,2006, Michael Elgin won a ladder match to win the GCW National Championship, and become the inaugural champion.


Michael Elgin held the championship for just over a month, before dropping it to TJ Wilson in a triple threat match, involving Shark Boy, at Battleground Zero.


At the Super Hardcore Anime Wrestling Expo in May 2006, Michael Elgin won a triple threat match by defeating Wilson and Johnny Devine.


Also at the Expo, Michael Elgin regained the GCW National Championship, when he and Mike Stevens defeated Wilson and Devine in a tag team match with the championship on the line.


On November 18,2006, Michael Elgin filled in for the injured GCW Ontario Independent Champion Jake O'Reilly in a title defense against Hayden Avery, but lost the match, making Avery the new champion.


On January 12,2007, O'Reilly attacked Michael Elgin, ending their partnership and causing the GCW Tag Team Championship to be vacated.


Two months later, at Ugandan Invasion Michael Elgin teamed with Havok to defeat O'Reilly and Joe Doering in a match for the vacant championship.


Also in 2007, Michael Elgin was GCW's storyline CEO and was involved in a feud with former CEO Jamie Virtue.


On December 27,2010, Michael Elgin defeated Mike Rollins in his final GCW match.


At The Battle Of St Paul on April 27,2007, Michael Elgin faced Rhett Titus in a singles match that ended in a no contest when Jimmy Rave attacked both men.


Almost a year later, Elgin returned to ROH on April 18,2008, at Tag Wars 2008, where he, Danny Daniels, and Michael Nakazawa were defeated in a six-man tag team match by Pelle Primeau, Mitch Franklin, and Ernie Osiris.


At the 9th Anniversary Show internet pay-per-view the next night, Michael Elgin lost to El Generico.


Michael Elgin then interfered in Strong's match against Homicide, helping Strong to retain his ROH World Championship.


Michael Elgin appeared at both days of the Honor Takes Center Stage pay-per-view, defeating Generico on night one, before losing to Daniels on night two.


At Best in the World 2011 in July, Michael Elgin defeated Steve Corino.


On November 18, Michael Elgin won the 2011 Survival of the Fittest tournament.


Michael Elgin won a four-corner survival match against Kenny King, Adam Cole, and Tommaso Ciampa to advance to the tournament final, a six-man elimination match, in which he last eliminated Kyle O'Reilly to win the tournament and a guaranteed ROH World Championship match.


At the Showdown in the Sun pay-per-view on March 31,2012, Michael Elgin unsuccessfully challenged Davey Richards for the ROH World Championship.


Michael Elgin later defeated fellow break-out star Adam Cole at Border Wars, in his hometown of Toronto.


The attack led to a match on December 16 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, where Michael Elgin was defeated by Strong, following interference from Truth Martini.


On March 2,2013, at the 11th Anniversary Show, Michael Elgin defeated Strong in a two out of three falls match, during which Martini was banned from ringside.


Michael Elgin received his title shot on December 14 at Final Battle 2013, but was defeated by Cole in a three-way match, which included Jay Briscoe.


In May 2014, Michael Elgin took part in a tour co-produced by ROH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.


On June 22 at Best in the World 2014, Michael Elgin defeated Cole to become the new ROH World Champion.


However, just hours later, Michael Elgin quit the promotion on Twitter, claiming that ROH had promoted him for an event he was not going to appear at.


On November 7,2015, it was reported that Michael Elgin had signed a new deal with ROH.


In November 2015, Michael Elgin participated in the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament, which he won after pinning Jay Briscoe in the finals.


Michael Elgin became the first wrestler to win the tournament twice.


On December 15,2016, Michael Elgin announced that outside of joint shows with NJPW, he would no longer be working for ROH.


On May 25,2012, Michael Elgin made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, losing to Willie Mack.


On September 1, Michael Elgin entered the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles, defeating Davey Richards in his opening round match.


Michael Elgin finished his tournament with a record of four wins and five losses, failing to advance from his block.


Michael Elgin quickly became popular among Japanese crowds and his performance in the tournament was called a "career resurgence".


On January 4,2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome, Michael Elgin unsuccessfully challenged Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship.


Four days later, Michael Elgin unsuccessfully challenged Omega for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.


From July 22 to August 13, Michael Elgin took part in the 2016 G1 Climax, where he finished with a record of five wins and four losses.


Michael Elgin failed to advance to the finals due to losing to Katsuhiko Nakajima on the final day.


The injury would require surgery and forced Michael Elgin to pull out of all future events, including a scheduled IWGP Intercontinental Championship rematch with Naito at Power Struggle.


Michael Elgin returned to NJPW on January 4,2017, at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome, winning the pre-show New Japan Rumble after entering as the first man in.


At New Japan's Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall show, Michael Elgin faced and defeated Taichi and Hirooki Goto to win the NEVER Openweight Championship for the first time.


On June 17,2018 at Kizuna Road, Michael Elgin lost the NEVER openweight title back to Goto in his first defence of the title.


Michael Elgin participated in the 2019 New Japan Cup, losing in the first round to Okada.


On June 23,2016, Michael Elgin made his debut in Lucha Libre Elite defeating Jinder Mahal.


On June 25,2016, Michael Elgin became Lucha Libre Elite's inaugural World Champion by defeating Volador Jr.


On July 1, Michael Elgin took part in the 2016 International Gran Prix, from which he was eliminated by Ultimo Guerrero.


On September 1, Michael Elgin was the last man eliminated from the 2017 International Gran Prix by Diamante Azul.


On October 5, Michael Elgin eliminate Ultimo Guerrero winning the 2018 International Gran Prix.


On November 3,2018, in The Crash Lucha Libre Michael Elgin participated in a Fatal 4-Way by The Crash Heavyweight Championship against Willie Mack, Barbaro Cavernario and El Mesias in which he was defeated by Mack in the 7th anniversary of The Crash.


Michael Elgin debuted at Impact Wrestling's Impact Wrestling Rebellion show, confronting Brian Cage moments after Cage became the new Impact World Champion and attacked him afterwards.


Michael Elgin made his Pro Wrestling NOAH debut on November 2,2019 in Battle of Aesthetics facing Takashi Sugiura for the newly created GHC National Championship, in which he lost.


Michael Elgin returned on January 4,2020 during the Korakuen Hall tour, facing Katsuhiko Nakajima in a winning effort, and facing Masao Inoue in a winning effort the following day.