Harry Black grew up in East London in the UK where there wasn’t a lot of options for people growing up. Raised in a single parent household, Black’s mum did her best for her son and tried to steer her son away from the local industry, a life of crime, by pushing him into a career which she knew would install some discipline into her boy, the military.
Harry Black went along with his mothers wishes, signing up for the Royal Marines, but little did Black or his mother know that war was about to break out and that a trip to the desert would be in his future.
Harry Black completed a couple of tours, but after months of being shot at he knew that a military career was not for him. Still a young man, Black exited the career path as quickly as he could and returned home.
During his short time in the Royal Marines, Harry had picked up some boxing skills during the physical drills that he was forced to, and looked to use this to make some money on his return home.
With his local area buzzing for the Olympic games in London in 2012, Harry looked to turn his hand back at the sport at his local gym when he spotted a ring set up, however when he investigated further it turned out that the ring set up was not a boxing ring but actually a wrestling one. Harry had never had any interest in wrestling before, but was convinced by the local promoter who was impressed by his look to try his hand at it. Black found that wrestling came naturally to him thanks to the toughness his time in the military had instilled in him, and he quickly outgrew the local promotion.
With dreams of making some big money, Black headed to the USA and signed with the IWF. However Black’s opportunities were cut short by injuries and it wasn’t long before the IWF closed down without Black making much of a mark on the promotion at all. In a foreign country and now without a job, Harry Black quickly grew angry and frustrated with the wrestling business as he bounces around the independent scenes struggling to make ends meet. Black briefly found some success in the Empire Tag Team with fellow Brit Sam Churchill in the oWo as the pair won the Tag Team Title’s on two occasions, however a falling out with the owner left Harry Black jobless again.
Trapped in an industry he now despised Black was considering returning home until out of the blue he was contacted by an agent on behalf of the FWF who was looking to bulk up the roster of the new company. Not wanting to return home a complete failure, Black decided to give the wrestling business one last try in the FWF. Harry had mixed success when arriving in the FWF with the federation quickly turning from somewhere that was booking the top arenas to moving to smaller shows due to lack of money. It took Harry quite a few matches to pick up his first win, but after consistently attacked by the CoV led by Chad Chaos for an unknown reason and coming up just short against Kentucky Tarzan, Kenneth Williams and a battle royal, Black finally defeated Lance Mingle at the first PPV 'MAWA'!