Third-generation professional wrestler who became the youngest person to hold the WWE Heavyweight Champion at age 24. He became the Grand Slam Champion in 2018.
He attended Hazelwood Central High School and after joining the United States Marine Corps in 1998, and received a bad conduct discharge for going AWOL and disobeying orders from his commander.
He appeared in the 2011 film That's What I Am and starred in the 2013 film 12 Rounds: Reloaded.
His father, grandfather, and uncle were also professional wrestlers. He married Samantha Speno on September 21, 2007 and they had a daughter named Alanna Marie Orton on July 12, 2008 before divorcing in July 2013. He then married Kimberly Kessler in 2015; they welcomed a daughter named Brooklyn Rose in 2016.
He defeated Bobby Roode to become the U.S. Grand Slam champion in 2018.