Cedric Alexander worked for Ring of Honor (ROH) from 2010 until 2016. He started as part of C&C Factory, a tag team with Caprice Coleman. They worked together until 2014, then he worked as a singles wrestler, usually managed by Veda Scott.
He left ROH in 2016, when he was invited to the WWE tournament Cruiserweight Classic. During the tournament, he was eliminated in the second round by Kota Ibushi, but received high praise, with the fans in attendance chanting "Please Sign Cedric"
After that, Alexander would sign a contract with WWE, working in their new cruiserweight division as part of the 205 Live brand. At WrestleMania 34, Alexander won a tournament to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, retaining the title for 181 days.
In 2019 he was promoted to the main roster, starting to appear on Monday Night Raw. Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Alexander discussed his recent push: “You know, honestly Mark? It’s scary. It’s one of those things that I thought never would happen, but now that it is it’s almost unbelievable.
You know what I mean? To the point where — I try to describe how I feel about this, about being closer and closer to the top of WWE, and things like Madison Square Garden and sharing a beer with Stone Cold, and getting a win over AJ Styles.
It’s — it’s almost like sensory overload, like everything is happening so fast. And to me, it just means that all of the hard work that I have done over the past 10 years doesn’t go in vain, you know?”.