Rehwoldt was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he developed an interest in acting at an early age. By the age of 20, he had appeared in over 20 stage productions. After graduating from Lyons Township High School, he studied acting (with a focus on stage combat) at Columbia College Chicago, along with fellow wrestler, Becky Lynch, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts.
After graduating from college, Rehwoldt trained as a professional wrestler. He debuted on the Illinois independent circuit in late-2011 under the ring name "Matt Marquee". He wrestled for promotions such as Chicago Style Wrestling, where he formed a tag team named "The Ryte Stuff" with Barry Ryte.
Rehwoldt signed a contract with WWE in early 2012, and was assigned to its developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he began using the ring name "Aiden English". He made his televised debut on the April 8, 2012 episode of FCW television, teaming with Audrey Marie in an intergender tag team match against Rick Victor and Paige.
After WWE rebranded FCW as NXT in 2012, English's television debut took place on the June 27 episode of the rebooted NXT taped at Full Sail University, losing to Leo Kruger. English was used primarily as a jobber throughout the rest of the year, losing to wrestlers including Bray Wyatt, Ryback, and Big E Langston. He scored his first televised win on the September 18, 2013 episode of NXT, defeating Michael Q. Laurie.
A week later, on the September 25 episode of NXT, English sang a parody version of the "Major-General's Song" from the musical The Pirates of Penzance while approaching the ring. He subsequently began singing before, during and after his matches. Throughout the year, English scored wins over Jason Jordan and Camacho. In the beginning of 2014, English began a feud with Colin Cassady, losing to him on the January 1 episode of NXT in a sing-off but defeating him in several matches.
In June 2014, English formed a tag team with Simon Gotch, known as The Vaudevillains. At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, the Vaudevillains defeated Blake and Murphy to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. On the November 11 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains lost the title to Dash and Dawson, ending their reign at 61 days. On the November 25 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains faced Dash and Dawson in a rematch for the title in a losing effort. On the December 23 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains competed in a four-way tag team match against Blake and Murphy, The Hype Bros and Chad Gable and Jason Jordan, won by Gable and Jordan. On the March 16, 2016 episode of NXT, the Vaudevillains were defeated by Gable and Jordan, now known as American Alpha, in a #1 contenders match for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
On the April 7, 2016 episode of SmackDown, the Vaudevillains made their main roster debut as heels, defeating The Lucha Dragons. On the April 11 episode of Raw, the Vaudevillains were announced as one of the teams to participate in the #1 contenders tournament for the WWE Tag Team Championship, where they defeated Goldust and Fandango in the first round later that week on SmackDown and The Usos on the April 18 episode of Raw in the semi-finals. At Payback, the Vaudevillains faced Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady in the finals of the tournament. The match resulted in a no-contest due to a legit concussion by Amore, and the Vaudevillains were declared number one contenders. At Extreme Rules, the Vaudevillains received their shot at the titles against The New Day in a losing effort. At Money in the Bank, The Vaudevillians competed in a Fatal 4-way tag team match also involving Enzo and Cass and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the titles in a losing effort.
On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, the Vaudevillians were drafted to SmackDown in the tenth round of picks. In August, a tag team tournament for the newly created WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship was set up by SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan and SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon, where the winners of the tournament would be crowned the inaugural champions. On the August 30 episode of SmackDown, the Vaudevillians would compete in the first round match of the tournament, where they were defeated by The Hype Bros. On the November 8 episode of SmackDown, the Vaudevillians were defeated by Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) in a qualifying match for a spot in Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.
On the January 31, 2017 episode of SmackDown, the Vaudevillains, along with five other teams, answered an open challenge set by American Alpha, where a brawl between all six teams ensued before being broken up by referees and officials. At Elimination Chamber, the Vaudevillains competed in a tag team turmoil match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship, where they were eliminated by Heath Slater and Rhyno. At WrestleMania 33, English competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Mojo Rawley. On April 5, 2017, English's partner Simon Gotch was released from WWE.
In April 2017, The Vaudevillains were disbanded upon Gotch being released by WWE, with English returning to singing prior to his matches. On April 11 episode of SmackDown Live, English was defeated by Tye Dillinger, and again in a rematch on the May 2 episode of SmackDown Live. On the Backlash kickoff show, English faced Dillinger once again in a losing effort. On the July 4 episode of SmackDown Live, English defeated Randy Orton by disqualification after Orton used the steel steps to attack English. On the Battleground kickoff show, English defeated Dillinger. On the August 29 episode of SmackDown, English scored an upset victory over Sami Zayn after a fast count by guest referee Kevin Owens. The following week, English faced Zayn once again in a winning effort.
In December 2014, Rehwoldt became engaged to former professional wrestler Shaul Guerrero, the daughter of Vickie Guerrero and the late Eddie Guerrero. They were married on January 3, 2016 in Florida, making Rehwoldt Eddie Guerrero's son-in-law and part of the Guerrero family.Finishing moves
Director's Cut (Cobra clutch lifted into a sitout side slam – 2014–2017 or a full nelson lifted and dropped into a reverse STO – 2017–present)
That's a Wrap (High-angle senton bomb)
Whirling Dervish (Swinging neckbreaker)
Leaping leg drop
Snap front facelock drop
With Simon Gotch
Double team finishing moves
Whirling Dervish (European uppercut to the back of opponent's head (Gotch) followed by a swinging neckbreaker (English))
The Gentleman's Congress (Rolling fireman's carry slam (Gotch) followed by That's a Wrap (English))
"The Drama King"
"The Man of Sophistication"
"The Maestro of Mayhem"
"The Picasso of Pain"
"The Shakespeare of Song"
"The Mozart of Melody"
"The Remebrandt of Rage"
"The Beethoven of Baritone"
"Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet (Independent circuit)
"Blast Out" by Quantum Tracks (NXT; June 20, 2013 – August 1, 2013)
"A Quicker Accomplishement" by Art Test Music (NXT; May 30, 2014 – September 25, 2014; used while teaming with Simon Gotch)
"Voix de Ville" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE; October 2, 2014 – June 24, 2015; April 14, 2016 – August 22, 2017)
"Vau de Vire" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE; July 1, 2015 – April 7, 2016; used while teaming with Simon Gotch)
"Bel Canto" by CFO$ (WWE; August 29, 2017 – current)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI ranked him #171 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016
NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Simon Gotch
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament (2016) – with Simon Gotch