The Primate

Credit to Portrait of a Wrestler for the photograph

Name: Jason Prime

Nickname/aliases: Jason Prime

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 210lbs

Age*: 33

From: Parts Unknown (or Newcastle, England)

Started training: 2014

Trained by:
Rampage Brown

Companies worked for:
Absolute Wrestling
All Star Wrestling
Alpha Omega Wrestling
British Championship Wrestling
British Wrestling Entertainment
BWF Brand
DEFIANT Wrestling
Exciting Wrestling Evolution
Exposure Wrestling
Five Star Wrestling
Full Tilt Wrestling
FutureShock Wrestling
German Wrestling Promotion
Global Force Wrestling
House Of Pain: Evolution
Hungarian Championship Wrestling
Infinite Promotions
Insane Championship Wrestling
International Pro Wrestling UK
Main Event Wrestling
New Generation Wrestling
NORTH Wrestling NCL
Northern Championship Wrestling
Premier British Wrestling
Pro Evo Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Ulster
PROGRESS Wrestling
RAD:PRO Wrestling
Reckless Intent Wrestling
Radical Innovation of Sports Entertainment (RISE) England
Target Wrestling
Tidal Championship Wrestling
TNT Extreme Wrestling
Total Wrestling Entertainment
UK Wrestling Entertainment
United European Wrestling Alliance
WhatCulture Pro Wrestling

BWE Tag Team championship
DEFIANT Wrestling/WCPW Hardcore Championship
DEFIANT Wrestling/WCPW Tag Team Championship
MEW British Heavyweight Championship
TCW Tag Team Championship
UKWE Heavyweight Championship

2015 – MEW Wrestler of the Year

2015 – Target Wrestling Match of the Year winner

2016 – MEW Wrestler of the Year

2016 – MEW Match of the Year (vs BT Gunn)

2017 – MEW Match of the Year (vs Chris Renfrew from Northern Bash)

Signature moves:
The Spear
(as a singles competitor)
Flapjack into a Codebreaker
(as tag team competitor with Alexander Henry)

Somewhat incredibly, Jason Prime started his wrestling career less than three years ago and his career trajectory has been absolutely remarkable and I can think of a few reasons why. First of all the man looks like he could hurt you, although far from the tallest wrestler in the world he possesses an outlandish physique and must be amongst the strongest performers around. Secondly the guy is incredibly hard working, despite looking like he does nothing but go to the gym he has also improved massively as a performer in a short space of time. Thirdly, his beard, it’s immense. OK, maybe that isn’t an actual reason but it should be.

In the short time he has been wrestling and Prime’s talent and hard work has not only seen him improve dramatically but he has been seen his standing in British wrestling rise at an exponential rate. Within 18 months of starting his training ‘The Primate’ had already cut his teeth on the holiday camp circuit and gone on to win the heavyweight title for Main Event Wrestling in his hometown of Newcastle. Soon afterwards he had debuted for, arguably the biggest company in the UK, ICW (alongside his New Nation tag team partner Alexander Henry), he made his British television debut for New Generation Wrestling and he has now become a key part of the UK’s newest promotion WhatCulture Pro Wrestling. Any of these achievements would be impressive but to have achieved them all is such a short space of time speaks to how fantastically talented Prime is.

On top of those achievements Jason Prime was also selected by 5 Star wrestling to appear for them on their January 2016 tour. This tour also included AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, John Hennigan (aka John Morrison), Jay Lethal, Carlito, PJ Black, Colt Cabana and the crème de la crème of British talent such as Zack Sabre Jr, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll and Jimmy Havoc, among others. How many other performers can claim to have shared a locker room with that level of talent within two years of first lacing up their boots?

All of this rapid success was enough for Prime to also make the radar of the world’s largest wrestling company and he was able to secure a trial with the WWE during one of their recent tours of the United Kingdom.

Prime is probably best know for his animalistic intensity and wide array of suplexes, I can recall numerous occasions where he has invoked chants of “Suplex City” from crowds. Similar to the chants originator, Brock Lesnar, Jason Prime is at his best when he is playing the role of the unstoppable monster and there are few others in the UK that can play this role as well or as believably as ‘The Primate’. Despite this being what he excels at Prime has shown himself capable of wrestling several different styles and his recent matches with Liam Slater and BT Gunn, where he showed off his technical skills, are definitely contests that will live long in the memory for those fortunate enough to witness them.

Despite being a late starter I truly believe that the sky is the limit for Jason Prime and you should expect to hear more from ‘The Primate’ in the near future.

UPDATE: Since this piece was originally written Jason Prime has become a key piece of WhatCulture Pro Wrestling and is now close than ever to becoming the international superstar that his talent deserves.

Social Media:
Facebook – The Primate (@ThePrimateJasonPrime)
Instagram – the_primate_
Twitter – The_Primate_

Dream opponent:
Chris Benoit

Random fact(s):
The Primate was such a fan of Chris Benoit that he named his pitbull after him.

*as of November 2016

Written by Neil Rogers

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