Matthew Jason Bloom
November 14, 1972
|Alma mater||University of Pittsburgh|
Farah Louise (m. 2005)
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||6 ft 7 in|
|Billed from||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Trained by||Killer Kowalski|
Dory Funk Jr.
|Retired||August 7, 2014|
|Position:||Offensive tackle, offensive guard|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
Matthew Jason Bloom (born November 14, 1972) is an American former professional wrestler and professional football player. He is works for the WWE. Bloom is the head trainer at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Bloom is best known for his work with WWE as Prince Albert, Albert and A-Train from 1999 to 2004, and as Lord Tensai and Tensai from 2012 to 2014. He also wrestled in Japan from 2005 to 2012 with All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro Wrestling Noah (Noah) as Giant Bernard (ジャイアント・バーナード, Jaianto Bānādo). During his career, Bloom has held the GHC Tag Team Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Championships[change | change source]
- Impact Zone Wrestling
- IZW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- Elite Xtreme Wrestling
- EXW Tag Team Championship (one time)1
- New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Power Pro Wrestling
- PPW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- PPW Young Guns Championship (one time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- He was ranked #45 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012.
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Tag Team of the Year (2011) (with Karl Anderson)
1After he won the championship, he held it by himself.
References[change | change source]
- "OWOW profile". Onlineworldofwrestling.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
- Kimble, D. (October 2001). "Matt Career Set To Bloom - wrestler Matt Bloom". Wrestling Digest. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2007.
- Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
- "Wrestlingdata profile". wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "PITTSBURGH VS OHIO STATE" (PDF). Ohio State University. September 17, 1994. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
- "EXW Xtreme Measures 05.29.2011 — Bill DeMott, Giant Bernard, Val Venis". Inside Pulse. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "(Results) New Japan "DOMINION 6.19″, 6/19". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "Dominion 6.18". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "Intercontinental Championship - Albert (June 28, 2001 - July 23, 2001)". WWE. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
Other websites[change | change source]