, better known by his ring name
is a British professional wrestler
. Bevis is the
son of the well-known wrestler-turned-promoter, Ricky Knight. Bevis
often wrestled alongside his father in his promotions as
Professional wrestling career
At the age of 13 Bevis made his debut in Lingwood in Norfolk,
partnering the Canary Kid in a tag-team match against Jamie Lee and
the Brixton Brawler.
then, Zebra Kid has been faced with many challengers, including the
likes of Robbie Brookside, Doug Williams and his own father
through out many independent promotions in the United Kingdom.
has not limited his career to the UK either, making appearances in
States in 2002 for the now defunct Xtreme Pro Wrestling against Jonny Storm, Joey
Matthews and Jerry Lynn.
The Zebra Kid's most high profile work in the UK was for the
, he would make his debut in 2002 winning a four-way
match against Paul Trevell, Scotty Rock, and Mark Sloan
at FWA Carpe Diem
FWA All-England title
match a few weeks later, a title he would go on to win. Throughout
2002 and 2003, Zebra Kid would trade FWA's All-England title back
and forth with many of FWA's stars, but when Zebra Kid vacated the
belt due to injury on October 18
would jump right in to win a
provisional championship match against Flash Barker. On March 26
, Zebra Kid would
make his return in a last effort to win back the title in an
Undisputed FWA All England Championship match, but Vasen would
walked out of this match still the champion.
At FWA Carpe Diem
in June 2004, Doug Williams defeated
Zebra Kid when Ricky Knight turned on The Zebra Kid. This led to a
long lasting feud
between this father and son which involved many of Bevis family
members, all fueled by Zebra Kid decision to wrestled full time for
the FWA instead of his father's promotion, World Association of
In September 2004 this story came to an ebrupt end when Bevis was
jailed for nine months for drink-driving and for dangerous driving.
After this spell in prison, promoters the Frontier Wrestling
Alliance released a statement welcoming him back, saying: "While
the FWA does not condone Roy's actions, we recognise that he has
now served his sentence."
During Frontiers of Honor
, a cross-promotional show
between FWA and Ring of Honor
United Kingdom, Samoa Joe
their ROH Champion
faced The Zebra Kid in a
match that would make the belt a "World Title" as it was being
defending outside the United States.
After this Zebra Kid would once again wrestle more for independent
promotions in the United Kingdom, including his father's WAW, under
the names Roy Knight
, and Brian
. On February 4
at Real Deal Wrestling's King Of The
event, The Zebra Kid would make it to the tournament
final to defeat Ricky Knight and win RDW Heavyweight Championship.
However, not long after this WAW announced on their forum that Roy
Bevis would be taking a break from wrestling, to sort out some
health and personal issues.
Personal life and controversy
enjoys football and would later become a
striker for Thetford Town F.C..
In September 2004 Bevis was jailed for nine months for drink-driving
and for dangerous driving.
admitted "losing the plot" on a night out in The Globe pub, in
Lowestoft, Suffolk, in June 2005. when
he threw a beer bottle across a pub, hitting a drinker in the head,
then drew a 12 inch Gurkha
He then stabbed the knife into the bar and tried
to knock down a door to get into a back room where staff were
hiding. He attacked the door with such force he injured his
shoulder, and when police arrived he assaulted a police officer,
when lashed out and swung an arm at them, giving one officer a
bloody nose while being arrested.
appeared before magistrates to admit to these offences, and while
waiting to be sentenced on this charge, Lowestoft magistrates took
an unusual step of granting Bevis a special bail condition that
allowed him to wrestle in Cyprus, as well as
fulfilling bookings in France.
But before the sentencing, another spot of thuggery accured on the
football pitch when Bevis knocked out Cambridge football referee
Andrew Chapman after he sent him off for fighting during a Thetford
Town FC game against Stowmarket Town in the Ridgeons League First
Division. Bevis was sent off in the second half for kicking an
opposition defender lying on the floor but then lashed out at the
referee who "crumpled to the ground".
After the incident Thetford chairman Michael Bailey said: "I
believe he will no longer play football again. He certainly won't
play for Thetford again." Later, Bob Richards, secretary of
Thetford Town FC, said: "Roy Bevis no longer plays for the club
or is involved with the club in any way. When we signed
him this summer he turned up to training and appeared to be as good
as gold, but this was a moment of madness that we will not
Roy Bevis is currently playing for Sheringham Town and has returned
to the ring having served 18 months of a 3 year sentence as
reported in an interview with Norwich Evening News on 20 February
At the beginning of the 2009/2010 Bevis signed for Blofield United.
In his first game he came off the bench against Hempnall and score
his first goal. He then went on to score a goal a game in his next
4 appearances making a good goal scoring name for Paul Wareman's
Championships and accomplishments
- *2-time FWA All-England
- Premier Wrestling Federation
- *1-time PWF Light-Heavyweight Champion
- *1-time RDW Heavyweight Champion
- *1-time TWA British
Tag Team Champion (with Ricky Knight)
- World Association of Wrestling
- *1-time WAW World Heavyweight Champion (current)
- *1-time WAW British Heavyweight Champion
- *1-time WAW European Champion (current, first)
- *1-time WAW British Cruiserweight Champion
- *1-time WAW British Tag Team Champion (with Hot Stuff (formerly