A second-generation wrestler, Lloyd was initially trained by his father. Debuting in 1997 aged 16, he competed in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and was the inaugural WWP World Cruiserweight Championship in World Wrestling Professionals as PJ Black. In 2008, Lloyd signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory, where he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship, with Kris Logan, and the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. In February 2010, he competed in the first season of WWE NXT, finishing third, before being called to the main roster in June 2010 joining The Nexus. He joined The Corre in 2011. Teaming regularly with Heath Slater, the duo won the WWE Tag Team Championship three times in 2010 and 2011, which was the apex of Gabriel's success with WWE. He also had a stint in WWE as The Bunny in late 2014. He also won the TNA King of the Mountain Championship during his brief GFW crossover appearances with the company in 2015.
- Destiny Wrestling Championship
- Florida Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
- Florida Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship
- TNA King of the Mountain Championship
- WWE Tag Team Championship
- World Wrestling Professionals World Cruiserweight Championship
- Global Force Wrestling Next Gen Championship