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Lorcan Wood and Lewis Wood are two Anglo-Irish professional wrestlers who wrestle as a Tag Team.

They began their careers in 2012, training with Fight Factory Pro Wrestling (alma mater for Becky Lynch and Fergal Devitt). They made their debuts in 2013, wrestling under their real names. Their first major feud was with reigning Irish Tag Team Champions Rough Stuff - a feud that lasted well over a year, culminating in them claiming the titles.

They have been a regular fixture at Celtic Championship Wrestling (where they have also held tag team gold), Irish Whip Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Ulster.

Not to be confused with an American folk band with the same name. The brothers are also members of a band themselves - Our 7 Favourite Drinks.

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  • Accidental Misnaming: Many a ring announcer has mistakenly called them the 'Woods' Brothers.
  • Always Someone Better: The Armstrongs looked to prove this when they feuded with the Woods.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • They feuded with Rough Stuff for over a year and defeated them for the Irish Tag Team Championships.
    • The Establishment became this for them in CCW.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: They defeated Rough Stuff for the titles in their hometown, main eventing the show and with the whole crowd behind them.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: They adopt this pose in most of their promotional pictures.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Lorcan from about 2015-2017.
  • Bash Brothers: They've always been a tag team.
  • The Big Guy: Lorcan uses a lot of power moves and brute force.
  • Big Little Brother: Lorcan is the younger brother, yet is the bigger of the two.
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  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: When Dylan Devo is added to the line-up. Lorcan is the burly Big guy, Lewis is the slender Thin guy, and Dylan is the small Short guy.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Lewis whenever he's a heel is prone to trash talking.
  • Brains and Brawn: Lewis is the brains, Lorcan is the brawn.
  • The Brute: Lorcan if he's a heel.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Their English heritage is never acknowledged, and they speak with Irish accents.
  • Cain and Abel: They split and had one match with each other for IWW, but made up afterwards. More superficially they have turned on each other during battle royals.
  • Child Prodigy: Lorcan was fourteen when he started wrestling, and Lewis sixteen.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: They debuted in a rumble match wearing blue vests instead of black, and trying to eliminate each other.
  • Face: Their default role. They were heels in IWW but mostly faces everywhere else. They were heels initially in CCW but soon turned face.
  • Fanservice Pack: Lewis initially wrestled wearing a vest, but went topless eventually.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Lorcan is the foolish, Lewis is the responsible.
  • Game-Breaking Injury:
    • Lorcan suffered a broken jaw in his CCW debut, putting him out of action for a while.
    • Subverted with a knee injury he's had since 2014. He has opted to keep wrestling on it, rehabbing it occasionally.
  • Genki Guy: Lewis as a face is very enthusiastic and perky.
  • Gimmick Matches: They won their first titles in a No DQ match, lost them in a Tables match and have competed in Ladder matches.
  • Groin Attack: They lost the titles when Siren turned heel on them, low blowed Lorcan and allowed Soldiers of Fortune to put him through a table.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: High flying and perky Lewis is blond, powerhouse and serious Lorcan is brunet.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Initially heels at CCW but turned face in a match against Omega and Connor Charisma.
  • Hidden Depths: Although billed as a power wrestler, Lorcan is quite athletic and can go to the air as well. Likewise although Lewis is mainly billed as a high flyer, he also has a lot of technical skill.
  • Honorary True Companion: Dylan Devo is not related to them, but they grew up together, and have teamed frequently. Likewise with Elektra, who is also from the same area.
  • I Have the High Ground: Lewis is prone to athletic moves such as moonsaults, dropkicks etc. Lorcan to a lesser extent, but he does do a few missile dropkicks and top-rope elbow drops.
  • Important Haircut: Lorcan cutting his hair short coincided with the brothers getting closer to the titles.
  • Mondegreen: Several ring announcers have goofed and announced them as The Woods Brothers.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Lewis is the noble - usually clean-cut and with some very clean, aerial offence. Lorcan is the roguish male - usually quite hairy and with more brutish offence.
  • Perky Female Minion: Whenever they're managed by Siren or Elektra.
  • Phrase Catcher: "We've got Wood!"
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Lorcan is only 5 ft 6 but is incredibly strong.
  • Pop Punk: The two are big fans of blink-182 and their gear contains a few Shout Outs of them.
  • Ricky Morton: As the smaller brother, Lewis is more likely to play this role.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Lewis is the sensitive guy, Lorcan is the manly man.
  • Shout-Out:
    • They do Poetry in Motion as one to the Hardy Boyz.
    • Lorcan does a Superman punch as a shout out to Roman Reigns, one of his favourite wrestlers.
  • Sibling Team: But of course.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Faces in their first CCW appearance. Due to the Three Month Rule, they were heels the next time they appeared.
  • Worthy Opponent: Lewis won the singles match between them and Lorcan acknowledged him as such.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lorcan has often had his hair purple, green, blue, red and yellow.
  • Younger Than They Look: Due to his Heroic Build, Lorcan is often thought to be the older brother.
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