Drew Gulak is a 36-year-old American professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for the WWE and performs on NXT.
Gulak started training for a professional wrestling career in 2004 at the Combat Zone Wrestling Academy and Chikara Wrestling Factory. He made his in-ring wrestling debut winning a battle royal at CZW’s, “Down With The Sickness 4-Ever,” a tribute show to Chris Cash.
Drew Gulak’s Early Career
While wrestling for Combat Zone Wrestling, Gulak teamed with Andy Sumner to form the tag team, Team AnDrew. They won the CZW World Tag Team Championship titles twice before the team disbanded in 2009.
In 2010, Gulak entered singles competition and won the CZW Wired TV Championship. His reign lasted 429 days and successfully defended his title against wrestlers including Zack Sabre Jr., Rich Swann, Nick Gage and Sumner. He lost the title in June 2011 to AR Fox. In August 2013, Gulak defeated Masada to win the CZW World Heavyweight Championship and retained the title until May 2014. Gulak also wrestled for various independent promotions including Beyond Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, Evolve, and Inter Species Wrestling.
Drew Gulak’s WWE Debut
In May 2016, Drew earned a spot in the WWE’s Cruiserweight Championship tournament after defeating Tracy Williams at Evolve 61. Gulak eliminated Harv Shira in the first round of the tournament but lost in the second round to Zack Sabre Jr.. On the September 26th episode of Monday Night RAW, Gulak made his main roster debut, teaming with Lince Dorado in a losing effort to Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann.
Drew Gulak’s WWE Contract
In December, it was confirmed that Drew Gulak had signed with WWE. He won his first match on January 2, 2017 against Cedric Alexander. Gulak began feuding with Mustafa Ali in early 2017 and then moved on to a feud with Akira Tozawa. He aligned with Enzo Amore and became a member of Amore’s faction “The Zo Train”, while continuing his rivalry with Tozawa. On the November 21st episode of 205 Live, Gulak lost to Tozawa in a Street Fight, ending their feud.
On the December 4th episode of RAW, Gulak won a fatal four-way match to face Rich Swann the following week, with the winner earning a match against Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Swann was suspended prior to the match and replaced with Cedric Alexander. On the December 18 episode of Raw, Gulak lost to Cedric Alexander, making him unable to face Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. On January 23, 2018, Amore was fired from WWE and “Zo Train” was quietly disbanded.
At Stomping Grounds 2019, he participated in a fatal four-way match against Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo, and Oney Lorcan to determine the number one contender for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Gulak and Tozawa pinned each other’s shoulders on the mat. Meaning, they both won the match and earned the right to challenge Nese at Stomping Grounds in a triple match.
Drew Gulak Wins Cruiserweight Champion
At the pay-per-view event, Gulak pinned Tozawa to win the Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. At Extreme Rules, Drew Gulak then beat Nese in a rematch for the title. Gulak lost the renamed NXT Cruiserweight Championship to Lio Rush on the October 9 episode of NXT, ending his reign at 108 days.
At the WWE 2019 draft, Drew Gulak was drafted to SmackDown and he made his debut on the October 18th episode of SmackDown where he was defeated by Braun Strowman. After a brief feud with Daniel Bryan, Gulak formed an alliance with him after both men gained mutual respect for each other, turning face in the process.
In May 2020, Gulak competed in a tournament for the vacant Intercontinental Championship, but was eliminated by Bryan in the first round. After this match, the following day, Gulak’s contract with WWE expired after he opted not to renew it. Later that month, it was reported that Drew Gulak was re-signed by WWE and his profile on WWE.com was moved back to the SmackDown roster page.
In his first match back for WWE, he participated in a 10-man battle royal for a spot in the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament but was eliminated by King Corbin. At Clash of Champions, Gulak pinned R-Truth to become the WWE 24/7 Champion for the first time. He lost the title back to R-Truth later on in the night.
WWE Draft & 24/7 Champ
At the WWE Draft in October 2020, Drew Gulak was drafted to Monday Night RAW. Since the WWE Draft in October, Gulak has been chasing the 24/7 Championship title and has been feuding mainly with R-Truth and Akira Tozawa over it. He has managed to win the title seven times to date.
During the Survivor Series kickoff show in November, Drew won the 24/7 title disguised as The Gobbledy Gooker. The Gobbledy Gooker is a comedic character originally portrayed by Héctor Guerrero at the 1990 Survivor Series event.
As part of the WWE Draft in October 2021, Drew Gulak was drafted to SmackDown.
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Beyond Wrestling
- Tournament For Tomorrow 3:16 (2014)
- Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
- CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Campeonatos de Parejas (1 time)
- King of Trios (2011)
- Tag World Grand Prix (2008)
- Torneo Cibernetico (2014)
- Combat Zone Wrestling
- CZW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
- CZW Wired TV Championship (1 time)
- Chris Cash Memorial Battle Royal (2005)
- Fifth CZW Triple Crown Champion
- DDT Pro-Wrestling
- Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
- Eastern Wrestling Alliance
- EWA Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- EWA Tag Team Championships (1 time)
- Evolve Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Style Battle Tournament (2013)
- New York Wrestling Connection
- Master of the Mat (2014)
- United Wrestling Network
- UWN Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE 24/7 Championship (7 times)