Jacob Kasper is a 27-year-old professional wrestler from Wheeling, West Virginia. Kasper is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and performs on NXT. His ring name is Julius Creed and he is one half of the tag team, The Creed Brothers, alongside his brother Drew Kasper (Brutus Creed).
Jacob attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. At Duke University, he studied sociology and graduated in 2018. While attending Duke, he competed in collegiate wrestling for the Duke Blue Devils. He was a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-American. Jacob was also a three-time NCAA Academic All American. Jacob won the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference heavyweight championship. As well, Jacob set a Blue Devils record for the most wins in a single season and ranked second for overall career wins.
Kasper also participated in the 2016 Olympic trials in the Greco-Roman and freestyle categories, placing fifth. In 2017, he also trained with mixed martial artist, Daniel Cormier to help him prepare for his bout with Jon Jones at UFC 214. In 2018, Jacob began working for Duke University as an assistant wrestling coach.
Jacob Kasper Signs with WWE
In October 2020, Jacob Kasper was signed by WWE after he was scouted by Gerald Brisco at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. In February 2021, his brother, Drew Kasper was also signed to a three-year contract by WWE after attending a try-out at Jacob’s urging.
Both men were assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for training. In June 2021, Drew and Jacob Kasper were respectively renamed “Brutus Creed” and “Julius Creed”. In August 2021, the Creed Brothers appeared on WWE NXT as members of Roderick Strong’s Diamond Mine stable, establishing themselves as villains in the process. They made their in-ring debut at the August 24, 2021 WWE NXT tapings (with their match airing on September 7, 2021). At their debut, they defeated Chuckie Viola and Paxton Averill in a squash match.
Julius Creed & Brutus Creed Debut on NXT
Brutus and Julius Creed made their in-ring debut at the August 24, 2021 WWE NXT tapings (the match aired on September 7). At their debut, they defeated Chuckie Viola and Paxton Averill in a squash.
At Vengeance Day on February 15, the Creed Brothers defeated MSK to win the Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Then, on June 4th, the Creed Brothers defeated Pretty Deadly to win the NXT Tag Team Championships. At Worlds Collide in September, the Creed Brothers lost the NXT Tag Team Championship back to Pretty Deadly. Their title reign lasted 91 days.
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Career Championships & Accomplishments
- ACC heavyweight championship (2018)
- NCAA All-American (2 times)
- NCAA Academic All-American (3 times)
- Southern Scuffle heavyweight division winner (2017, 2018)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (2022)