Jake started his professional career in March of 1998. He began training along side tag team partners Leslie Leatherman and Tate Griffen as the team of "The Highwaymen". After some early success in the tag team ranks, earning several tag team championships with Leslie Leatherman, Jake threw his hat into the singles ranks, where he quickly established himself as one of the "stiffest" and well-rounded wrestlers around! "The Machine" has performed with and against some of the most recognized stars in the history of the business including Kurt Angle, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, The Big Show, Kevin Nash along with many others! Jake has also worked directly with WWE agents Arn Anderson, Ted Debiase, Dean Malenko, Fit Finaly and even on one occasion...Vince McMahon himself!
Jake "The Machine" Davis and Hardcore have become forever linked together from the laundry list of hardcore matches he's competed in. Matches that included Barbwire, Tables, chairs, steel chains, baseball bats, ladders, thumbtacks, FIRE, kendo sticks and just about anything else you could think of at some point or another!
Between Jake's singles and tag team success with partner Leslie Leatherman, Jake has accumulated 27 championships, "Most Improved Wrestler (2001)", "Tag Team of the Year (2002)", (40-man, 2-ring) Lord of the Rings tournament champion (2003) and the winner of several "Weapons" battle royals! Jake continues on a path of success and plans to do so for a long time to come!!!