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Who is Stacey Ervin?
Stacey Ervin Jr. was born on 21 October 1993, in Taylor, Michigan, USA, and is a gymnast as well as professional wrestler, best known for initially earning popularity as a member of the gymnastics Team USA. He later started a professional wrestling career, joining the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental brand called NXT.
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The Wealth of Stacey Ervin
How rich is Stacey Ervin? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career in gymnastics as well as in wrestling. He’s also been known for his romantic association with gymnast Simone Biles. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Gymnastics Beginnings
Stacey grew up with three siblings in Taylor, and from a young age, was encouraged by his mother to try his hand at gymnastics. Since his childhood, he has been training in gymnastics, leading to him performing and eventually competing in high profile competitions. He attended Taylor Truman High School where he competed for the school’s gymnastics team, and after matriculating enrolled at the University of Michigan where he also continued to compete in gymnastics in the NCAA.
While competing, he gained various top honors in several national competitions including a top ranking during the 2010 Visa Championships and the Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships. He also competed in the NCAA and usually gained high positions, though never really a top place in the rankings. In 2013, he helped his team win the NCAA team championship and would gain numerous bronze as well as silver medals in several categories. He was the 2015 US floor exercise bronze medalist, and preferred to do floor as it was his favorite form of gymnastics.
Move to Professional Wrestling
For the next three years, Stacey tried to pursue a professional career in gymnastics but things changed when he took a step in another direction in 2018. It was reported that he had tried his hand at wrestling with WWE early in the year, before signing a contract to work with the company’s Performance Center. Shortly afterwards, he began appearing with the company’s developmental brand NXT during their house shows. He wrestled with Tony Nese and Kassius Ohno, achieving victories and defeats as he developed his skill.
He continued wrestling in house shows for the next few months, working with Kona Reeves and also trying his hand at tag team wrestling. During another house show, he gained an opportunity to become a contender for the NXT North American Championship, challenging wrestler Ricochet in a losing bout. He then teamed with Heavy Machinery, defeating The Forgotten Sons in a house show before competing against Adam Cole in another losing effort. Afterwards, he competed in a battle royal to gain a number one contender opportunity for the NXT Championship, but lost against Keith Lee.
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Quitting NXT and Recent Projects
Stacey made a few appearances in NXT shows early in 2019 before taking some time off wrestling, and many sources believed he was either taking a break or was injured. In early-2019, it was then reported that he had quit the company, and various rumors started circulating – according to several sources, he suffered a concussion scare during a recorded appearance, and after recovering was given time to think things over. He eventually, decided that he would stop wrestling out of concern that another concussion may prove to be worse. The video of him suffering the possible concussion was posted online in a recorded match.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that temporarily affects brain function. Symptoms include blurry vision, headaches, mood changes, and trouble with memory. Prior to leaving NXT, Stacey was known for doing acrobatic movements such as the 630 Senton bomb and the standing corkscrew shooting star press, which requires a high amount of athleticism to pull off, and are risky wrestling moves if not performed properly. Since the report, he has not posted anything wrestling-related on his personal social media accounts. Instead, he has been promoting a personal project related to physical and mental wellness. The project is yet to be revealed, but it does seem as though it seems he is staying away from wrestling for good.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Stacey is in a relationship with gymnast Simone Biles, and that the two started dating in 2017, three years after they met. She is the 2016 Olympic all around, vault and floor gold medalist, a four-time world champion and five-time US national all-around champion, the most decorated American gymnast, and also the third most decorated female gymnast in history. She has four World all-around titles and a total of 20 World medals so far. Many consider her to be the greatest gymnast of all time.
According to several reports, Stacey also works as the head coach and director of the World Champions Centre where Biles trains. Similar to numerous gymnasts and professional wrestlers, Stacey has on-line social media accounts in websites such as Instagram and Twitter. He mainly posts a lot of personal photos and videos, including of himself alongside his girlfriend Biles, and the couple’s French bulldog.