Josh “The Goods” Woods entered the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament with the most robust amateur record of any entrant in the history of the tournament. The West Palm Beach, FL native is a 4-time All-American and SEC Champion wrestling out of the University of Central Florida. The former Golden Knight enters the TPT as a National Champion and was the captain of the 2012 US MMA team who ran fight camps for UFC stars Seth Petruzelli, Alex Nicholson, Mike Perry, and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor.
In short, Woods is a dangerous man. Perhaps the most dangerous in Top Prospect Tournament history. So it surprised very few when he defeated Chris LeRusso, “Kingpin” Brian Milonas, and “The Southern Savior” John Skyler with a combination of strikes like the Grit Your Teeth and submissions like his devastating Deenda Bar that hones in on the knee to capture the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament and a ROH contract.
The only potential knock on Woods is his relative inexperience comparative to other ROH competitors. But the pedigree of both his amateur background and the men who trained him to be a pro wrestler, which includes former ROH star Adam Pearce as well as men known the world over like Matt Bloom, Billy Gunn, Norman Smiley, and Terry Taylor, make up for any perceived experience gap.
In just over two years, Woods has challenged himself by taking on the top talent in the world. “The Goods” tested himself against stars like KENTA and Sami Callihan in his first year while recently competing against ROH stars like Punishment Martinez and TK O’Ryan. Woods is among the hottest up-and-coming stars in professional wrestling and looks to make his mark in ROH!