Jason William McGinnis (born January 12, 1985 in Miami, Florida), better known by his ring name Jason Alexander, is an American professional wrestler currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment, where he performs on the Smackdown Brand. He also works in its development territory Florida Championship Wrestling. Recently he debuted as a part of Vince McMahon's "Attitude Era: Reloaded" initiative. McGinnis previously worked a couple independent promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerilla and Ring of Honor. McGinnis is also a former five-time World Champion having held the PWG World Championship (Twice), ROH World Championship (Twice), and Florida Heavyweight Championship.
McGinnis was born on January 12, 1985 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of Timothy McGinnis, who is a surgeon and Mary McGinnis (nee' Alexander), who is a pediatrician. When he became of age he attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the swim team, and track team during his last two years of high school. After graduating in 2003 he decided to accept the scholarship offered by Florida State University to join their track & field program. After 4 years in college and a degree in Business Administration, He felt it was time to make wrestling a top priority in his life right now.
Pro Wrestling Guerilla (2008-2009)
After almost a year of training McGinnis traveled over to California to join PWG. He made his debut under the name Jason Alexander and defeated his opponent Necro Butcher via pinfall. Then after that he got on a roll starting an undefeated streak but it only lasted for a month & half when he took his first lost to El Generico. In March at the Scared Straight event Alexander beat Human Tornado & Jack Evans to become the PWG World Champion. Alexander & Human Tornado fued for a couple months and at the It's It (What Is It?) event Alexander beat Human Tornado to retain his title for the third straight time. In July he lost the PWG title to Chris Hero via inference from Human Tornado. Alexander didn't show up on TV for numerous amount of weeks until he was put in a tag team matches with Chris Hero. When November came around he was put into the Battle of Los Angeles Tournament in which he lost to Nigel McGuinness in the Quarterfinals. At Express Written Consent in February of 2009 Alexander won the PWG title for 2nd time. But at DDT4 he lose to Chris Hero and during that night he also suffered an injury that had him sidelined for the rest of year.
Ring of Honor (2010-2011)
Healed from his injury and his contract with PWG expired, he signed a deal with ROH in early 2010. He didn't appear until April were he was revealed as the new member of the Kings of Wrestling and Claudio Castagnoli replacement for The Big Bang! PPV where they beat the Briscoe Brothers to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles. At the following PPV, Death Before Dishonor VIII, Alexander along with Chris Hero retain their titles against the Briscoes in a NO DQ tag match. For the next two episodes of ROH Alexander & Hero lost to The Dark City Fight Club and The All Night Express. But the week after they won a 6 man tag with the returning Claudio Castagnoli. It was decided as a group that Hero/Castagnoli would represent KOW in Tag Wars and Alexander would set his sights on the ROH Champion. The title match was a 30 minute ironman match against Tyler Black and if Alexander loses he would not be able to challenge for the title as long as Black was champion. In the end Black won 3-2 thanks to the help of his tag partner Jimmy Jacobs. This lead to a fued between Jacobs and Alexander which ended at Final Battle in a Fight Without Honor match which Alexander won. It was at the 9th Anniversary Show that Alexander beat Roderick Strong with the help of Sara Del Rey to become the ROH Champion. He lost the title though to Eddie Edwards at the PPV Honor Takes Center Stage and won it back at Best in the World. The title was later vacated because Alexander left to sign with the WWE.
Florida Championship Wrestling (2011-Present)
After finishing up with ROH, Alexander signed a deal with WWE and was told to head down to FCW. Alexander made his debut on September 22 when he helped Damien Sandow win the FCW 15 Championship from Seth Rollins. This lead to a re-start of their fued from ROH. Alexander & Rollins ended up trading wins in singles and tag team matches. A few months after he began fueding with Leo Kruger for the FCW title. In Last December he got the call to join the main roster.
Smackdown debut; Tag Teaming with Kaitlyn; Formation of The Apocalypse (2012-Present)
After weeks of cryptic vignettes proclaiming "It All Begins Again" and "A Brand New Attitude", Jason and several others made their debuts on the January 2 and January 6 editions of Raw and SmackDown. On Raw, Mr. McMahon explained that his new initiative was called "Attitude Era: Reloaded". The new Superstars and Divas would bring back the TV-14 rating, edginess, shock value, and in your face mentality of the original Attitude Era. Many of the new arrivals would link up with Superstars and Divas previously on the roster, as McMahon later announced that the WWE Mixed Tag Team Championships would soon be introduced; Jason would go on to align himself with Kaitlyn.
Jason currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida. McGinnis is the oldest of three children, with a brother named Derek (better known as Derek Alexander or DA in CZW) and their younger sister Sydney "Syd". He got interested in wrestling at the age of 9 when his grandfather, a former pro wrestler took him to Madison Square Garden for Wrestlemania X. People like Sting, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Randy Savage Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and Steve Austin are some of his major influences. McGinnis was once in a relationship with Danielle Moinet (Summer Rae) in 2010 but decided to spilt up in the middle of 2011. He's very close friends with Caylee Turner, Seth Rollins and Ted Dibiase Jr.
In Wrestling: Finishing moves and Signatures
Ultimate Revolution (Spinning Impaler/Unprettier)
Late Nite Special (Chimera-Plex)
Superkick (Does after a Kip-Up)
Midnight Release Driver "MRD" (Fisherman Michinoku Driver)
Midnight Release Driver II "MRD 2" (Lifting leg hook reverse DDT)
Forearm Smash/CCS Enzuigiri Combo
Over-the-top rope suicide dive
Gorilla Press Powerslam
Five-Star Frog Splash
In Wrestling: Entrance music
"The End of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage — 2008-2011 (PWG/ROH)
"KoW (Kings)" by Cody B. Ware (used while a member of the Kings of Wrestling; 2010-2011) (ROH)
"Isolation" by Alter Bridge — 2011-Present (FCW)
"Sick" by Adelitas Way — 2012-Present
In Wrestling: Championships and Accomplishments
PWG World Championship (2 Times)
ROH World Championship (2 Times)
ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 Time) — with (Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli)
Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)