Wrestler Spotlight: Mark Andrews

Photo credit David J Wilson

Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. With Discovery Wrestling recently celebrating their fourth anniversary show, we’re taking a look at NXT UK star Mark Andrews, who had a phenomenal bout against Joe Coffey at their show in November 2015.

Alias – Mark Andrews, Mandrews, Mandrews Tarver, The Lightning Kid, Pikachu

Nicknames – “White Lightning”, “The Lightning Kid”, “Mighty Morphin”, “Draco Malfoy”

Debut – 2006

Companies Wrestled For  –

  • 4 Front Wrestling
  • AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined
  • AAW Vanguard
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
  • Alternative Wrestling World
  • AMP Wrestling
  • ATTACK! Pro Wrestling
  • British Allstars Wrestling Alliance
  • British Championship Wrestling
  • Catch Wrestling Norddeustchland
  • Celtic Wrestling
  • CHIKARA
  • Climax Wrestling
  • Combat Sports Federation
  • Combat Zone Wrestling
  • Discovery Wrestling
  • Do or Die Wrestling
  • Dragon Pro Wrestling
  • DREAMWAVE Wrestling
  • Exposure Wrestling Entertainment
  • Fight Club: PRO
  • Fight! Nation Wrestling
  • Freelance Wrestling
  • Frontier Wrestling Alliance
  • Future Pro Wrestling
  • GALLI Lucha Libre
  • German Wrestling Promotion
  • Great Bear Promotions
  • HOPE Wrestling
  • HXC Wrestling
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Infinite Promotions
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • Ironfist Wrestling
  • Leicester Championship Wrestling
  • Lucha Forever
  • Lucha In The 6
  • National Wrestling Alliance Wales
  • New Generation Wrestling
  • New Wrestling Entertainment
  • Over The Top Wrestling
  • Premier British Wrestling
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • PRIME Wrestling
  • Pro Evolution Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Chaos
  • Pro Wrestling eXpress
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
  • Pro Wrestling Kingdom
  • Pro Wrestling ZERO1 Spain
  • PROGRESS Wrestling
  • Reckless Intent Wrestling
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Revolution Red Wrestling
  • Riptide Wrestling
  • Saint Louis Anarchy
  • Scottish School of Wrestling
  • Scottish Wrestling Alliance
  • Shropshire Wrestling Alliance
  • SMASH Wrestling
  • South Wales Championship Wrestling
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Tidal Championship Wrestling
  • TNT Extreme Wrestling
  • Triple X Wrestling
  • VII Underground
  • Welsh Wrestling
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Wrestle Midlands
  • Wrestling Is Cool

Titles & Accomplishments – 

  • 5x ATTACK! Pro Wrestling 24:7 Champion w/Pete Dunne (1 time) and by himself (4 times)
  • 1x ATTACK! Pro Wrestling Tag Team Trophy Champion w/Nixon Newell
  • 1x BWC Scolaro Scholarship Champion
  • 1x Celtic Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Tommy Dean
  • 1x Combat Sports Federation All Nations Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Dragon Pro Wrestling All Wales Champion
  • 1x Fight! Nation Wrestling British Champion
  • 1x PROGRESS Wrestling World Champion
  • 1x and first ever PROGRESS Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Eddie Dennis
  • 1x World Wrestling Entertainment NXT UK Tag Team Champion w/Flash Morgan Webster
  • 2008 Celtic Wrestling Halloween Tournament Winner
  • 2011 ATTACK! Pro Wrestling Elder Stein Invitational Winner
  • 2013 PROGRESS Wrestling Natural Progression Series Winner
  • 2014 Impact Wrestling British Boot Camp Winner
  • 2015 CHIKARA Rey de Voladores Winner
  • 2017 PROGRESS Wrestling Thunderbastard Winner

Signature Moves –

  • Fall to Pieces (Shooting Star Press)
  • Stundog Millionaire (Stunner as a Suplex Counter)
  • Stomp 182 (Victory Roll into a Jumping Double Foot Stomp)
  • Cyclone Kill (Spanish Fly)
  • Carousel Drop (Tilt-a-Headscissors transitioned into a Tilt-a-Whirl DDT)
  • Neck Stop Driver (Reverse Brainbuster)/Diving Double Foot Stomp Combo w/Eddie Dennis

Alliances –

  • Bayside High w/Nixon Newell
  • Flips and Forearms w/Pete Dunne
  • Team UK w/Pete Dunne
  • FSU w/Eddie Dennis
  • Thunder & Lightning w/Tommy Dean
  • The Smash Hits w/Frantic
  • Team UK w/Pete Dunne
  • South Wales Subculture w/Flash Morgan Webster
  • Team Go for Broke w/Braxton Sutter & DJ Z
  • Team DEFEND w/Eddie Dennis, Flash Morgan Webster & The Dunne Brothers (Pete Dunne & Damian Dunne)
  • The NeXXXus w/Gav Gabriel, Hitch Sheffield, Phil Otunga & Wade Helix
  • w/Rockstar Spud

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You can check out the aforementioned match between Andrews and Coffey below;