Cedric Alexander Johnson is a 32-year-old wrestler from Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently wrestles for the WWE and performs on the company’s RAW Brand under the ring name, Cedric Alexander. He is one half of the current WWE RAW Tag Team Champions alongside Shelton Benjamin.
Alexander started his wrestling career in 2010 and wrestled dark matches for Ring of Honor (ROH). The next year, he began wrestling on a regular basis for ROH and formed a tag team called the C&C Wrestle Factory with Caprice Coleman. Alexander wrestled for Ring of Honor in tag team and singles competition until May 2016 when he announced his departure from the company.
In June 2016, Cedric was announced as a competitor in the WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic Tournament. He defeated Clement Petiot in the first round match but was eliminated by Kota Ibushi in the second round.
Cedric Alexander’s WWE Debut
In August 2016, WWE announced that Cedric Alexander would be part of the Cruiserweight division. He made his main roster debut on RAW on September 19, 2016. He began appearing on WWE’s 205 live program but due to a knee injury, he was out of action from February to May 2017.
In December 2017, Alexander won a fatal four-way match earning a match against Drew Gulak for the number one contendership to the Cruiserweight Championship. He defeated Gulak and then faced Enzo Amore but didn’t win the title as Amore was disqualified via count out. Amore was released from the WWE leaving the title vacant.
Cedric Alexander Wins WWE Cruiserweight Championship
In a tournament to determine the new Cruiserweight Champion, Alexander defeated Gran Metalik in the first round and then TJP in the quarterfinals. He beat Roderick Strong in the semi-finals to advance to the final. At WrestleMania 34, Alexander defeated Mustafa Ali to win the Cruiserweight Championship for the first time.
Alexander successfully defended the Cruiserweight Championship for 181 days until he was defeated at Super Show-Down by Buddy Murphy. Alexander received his title rematch against Buddy Murphy at TLC but failed to regain the title.
In June 2019, Cedric Alexander won the 24/7 Championship from R-Truth before immediately losing it against EC3. In August 2019, he earned himself a title shot for the United States Championship after pinning A.J. Styles in a 10 man tag team match. He was defeated by Styles on the Kickoff show of Clash of Champions.
For the last part of 2019 and into early 2020, Cedric Alexander was off television and appeared on Main Event prior to forming a tag team with Ricochet.
Cedric Alexander Joins The Hurt Business
On the April 6, 2020 episode of RAW, Cedric Alexander formed a tag team with Ricochet and defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. After injuring Apollo Crews, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin began feuding with The Hurt Business (MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Shelton Benjamin) for several weeks.
In early July, Alexander and Ricochet lost to MVP and Bobby Lashley. Following the match, MVP approached Alexander and tried to convince him to join his group rather just be Ricochet’s “side kick.”
On the August 13th episode of RAW, Alexander pinned Benjamin to win the 24/7 title for a second time only to lose it back to Benjamin later that night. A few weeks later, he attacked his tag team partners Ricochet and Apollo Crews during a six-man tag team match against The Hurt Business. Alexander joined The Hurt Business and turned heel for the first time in his WWE career.
WWE RAW Tag Team Titles
Alexander began teaming with Shelton Benjamin as they feuded with The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship. At TLC (Tables, Ladders, Chairs) on December 20, 2020, Alexander and Benjamin defeated The New Day to win the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship.
Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin held onto the RAW Tag Team Championship until March 15, 2021 when they were defeated on Monday Night RAW by The New Day. After several losses to The Viking Raiders, Riddle and Randy Orton and the Lucha House Party, Alexander and Shelton Benjamin disbanded as a tag team.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- America’s Most Liked Wrestling
- AML Prestige Championship (1 time)
- AML Prestige Championship Tournament (2016)
- CWF Mid-Atlantic
- CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Championship (1 time)
- PWI Ultra J Championship (1 time)
- Exodus Wrestling Alliance
- EWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Premiere Wrestling Federation
- PWF WORLD-1 Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Match of the Year (2015) – with Colby Corino
- Premiere Wrestling Xperience
- PWX Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- PWX Innovative Television Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling EVO
- EVO Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WrestleForce Championship (2 times)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- WWE 24/7 Championship (2 times)
- RAW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (2018)