After regularly attending independent wrestling shows during his teenage years, he met "Vicious Vic" Grimes. After keeping in contact with him, Hawxhurst eventually received full training from Grimes. In 1999, Hawxhurst made his pro wrestling debut in Pensacola, Florida as Perry Douglas against Lightning Kid Jerry Riner. Soon afterwards, he toured the United States independent circuit before being signed to a contract by Xtreme Pro Wrestling. Upon his XPW debut, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Altar Boy Luke, was placed in a tag team with Altar Boy Matthew to form The Altar Boys. To further emphasize their characters, both Luke and Matthew shaved their heads and wore white preaching robes.
On the September 1, 2003, Hawxhurst, reusing his Altar Boy Luke gimmick, made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut as he teamed with Mortis and defeated Big Bad Jon and Travis Tomko in a tag team dark match before the taping of SmackDown!.
On the November 11, 2006 taping of MTV's Wrestling Society X, Hawx debuted for the show in a losing effort to Human Tornado. At the taping the next day, Hawx teamed with Al Katrazz in a winning effort against Kaos and Aaron Aguilera in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. On the November 14 taping, Hawx and Katrazz won again after defeating Keep It Gangsta (Ruckus and Babi Slymm) before losing to The Trailer Park Boys (Nate Webb and Josh Raymond). On the February 13, 2007 episode of WSX, Hawx and Katrazz defeated Kaos and Aguilera in a TLC rematch. WSX folded shortly afterwards.
On July 10, 2007, Hawxhurst received another WWE tryout match and lost to Chuck Palumbo at the SmackDown! taping in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. On the March 21, 2008 episode of SmackDown, Hawx, along with Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas, faced and lost against The Big Show in a 3-on-1 handicap match. On the June 9, 2009 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, as Luke Hawx, teamed with Kris Lewie in a losing effort to Vladimir Kozlov in a handicap match. On the February 9, 2010 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Perry Wallace, lost to Ezekiel Jackson.
On May 24, 2008 at XPW's reunion event, Cold Day In Hell, Hawx defeated Jack Evans and Scorpio Sky in a three-way match. On August 22, 2009 at XPW's 10 Year Anniversary show, Hawx and Sky defeated Matt Cross and Tool in a tag team match.
In June 2011, Hawxhurst and fellow professional Wrestler Orlando Jordan founded WildKat Sports & Entertainment, a professional wrestling school located in Hawxhurst's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The school is also home to WILDKAT, which was formerly known as NWA WildKat during its 10-month-long stint as a National Wrestling Alliance territory. The promotion is home to many local independent Wrestlers, including: Bu Ku Dao, Socorro, Danny Flamingo, J Spade, Zamariah "ZZ" Loupe, Curt Matthews, Jared Wayne, Jonny Flex, Scott Phoenix, Steve Anthony (wrestler), Stevie Richards, and Hawx himself.
In early 2012, Shane Douglas announced the foundation of the Extreme Rising promotion, with its inaugural event, Extreme Reunion, to be held on April 28, 2012. At the event, Hawx made his debut for the promotion as a heel by venting his frustrations about Douglas and the reunion show itself before he was escorted from the building by security. He later returned to distract Stevie Richards in the event's opening match, which ultimately cost The Blue World Order their tag team match against The Full Blooded Italians. On June 29, Hawk was able to defeat Richards in an "Extreme Respect" match following assistance from Sylvester Terkay. The following night, Richards defeated Hawx in a rematch, but was attacked by Hawx after the match. Hawx took the mic and once again called out Douglas before being forced to the back security. Hawx then competed at Extreme Rising's first iPPV event Remember November, entering the Extreme Rising World Championship Tournament. He defeating Perry Saturn by submission in the first round and later interfered in the main event, where he legitimately injured Matt Hardy during Hardy's match against Shane Douglas. On March 1, 2014, Hawx defeated Extreme Rising World Champion Stevie Richards in a non-title match at an ECWA event, following interference from "The Greek God" Papadon. Afterwards, Hawx took possession of the title belt and declared himself the new champion, leading to Extreme Rising demanding him to return the belt, while announcing that he had earned himself a championship match on April 26. However, Hawx didn't give back the belt.
Since his days in Extreme Rising, Hawx started a feud against Matt Hardy. On July 19, 2014 at Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Cup, Hawx and Hardy wrestled in a TLC match for Hardys MCW Heavweight Championship and Hawx Extreme Rising World Championship (which Hawx had the physical belt). However, Hardy won the match. After the match, Hardy gave back the belt to Hawx.
On May 11, 2015, Hawx was announced as part of roster of the Global Force Wrestling (GFW) promotion.
In February 2018, Hawx revealed that he spent a week at WWE's Performance Center as a guest trainer.