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Control Terrorism Unit and RISE (2007–2008)

During his tour of New Japan in late August/early September, he started competing under his real identity. He eventually turned heel and started teaming with the Control Terrorism Unit (CTU) in an apprentice-type role. He would officially be recognised as a member of the CTU Later in the year.

His momentum was halted in January 2007, when he suffered a serious knee injury, sidelining him from action in New Japan until early May of that year. Afterwards, he returned to action, showing great improvement and was touted by fellow CTU teammate, Minoru, to win the 2007 Best of The Super Jr’s Tournament in June 2007. Following the folding of CTU in August 2007, Devitt and Minoru joined the new RISE stable, forming a tag team named “Prince Prince” (named after Devitt’s ring name and Minoru’s nickname, “Black Prince“).

On January 27th 2008, Devitt and Minoru won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship together, Devitt’s first major title reign. They lost before regaining the title on July 21st. After a near three-month reign they lost the championship in October.



 
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