Miami, Florida, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Jeff "J-Dawg" Brooks
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Trained by||Rusty Brooks|
J-Dawg is the ringname of Jeff Brooks (born 1982), an American professional wrestler who competes in Southeastern independent promotions including IWA Mid-South and Florida-based promotions Future of Wrestling and Nick Mayberry's Hardkore Championship Wrestling. He also competed in Four Star Championship Wrestling, promoted by his father Rusty Brooks, forming a successful tag team with Ryan O'Reilly as the Irish Thug Connection.
Future Of Wrestling
A second generation wrestler, Jeff Brooks was born to former World Wrestling Federation wrestler Rusty Brooks  in Miami, Florida. Training for a career in professional wrestling before and after high school, he made his debut in Bobby Rogers' Future of Wrestling in 1998 as well as Rusty Brooks Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance. Brooks originally wrestled as The Sniper in all camo's with a black mask with no nose or mouth and black mesh over the eyes. Lost to Billy Fives in Oakland Park, Florida on May 30, 1998, however he began using JDawg Brooks later that year after being unmasked. He faced Billy Fives several more times losing to him on October 10 and, in a tag team match with Soulman Alex G, he lost to Billy Fives & Bobby Brooks on December 12. That same year, Brooks was named 1998 Rookie of The Year by FOW and IPWA/FSCW.
Brooks lost another to Billy Fives on January 30, 1999. On March 20, he wrestled twice in one day losing to Schmuck Dudley during the day show and, with his father Rusty Brooks, defeated Schmuck & Snot Dudley in a tag team match during the night show. He also defeated "Super" Mario in Cooper City, Florida on May 1. That same month, he was part of FOW's first international tour to Peru from May 20–23. Although losing to Billy Fives during the first and last nights in Lima, Peru, he did beat Bobby Rogers and Prince Ali in a 3-way dance as well as defeating "Mr. Magnificent" Mike Monroe during the four-day tour. These shows were in front of 6,000, 9,000, 11,000 and 16,000 fans.
On June 26, Brooks fought Wet Willie to a no contest in Hollywood, Florida. The next month, he and Flex Magnum lost to Billy Fives & Soulman Alex G in Cape Coral, Florida on July 18. During the FOW's second tour to Peru, Brooks defeated Anthony Adonis for FOW International Championship on August 1. Two weeks later, he and his father defeated The Exterminators (Casey Thompson & Cliff Anderson) on August 14.
Brooks eventually lost the FOW International title to Billy Fives on September 25, however he did defeat Flex Magnum, Gator B. Long & Iron in a 6-man tag team match with Rusty and Bobby Brooks on November 6. At the end of the year, he lost to Chris Charger on December 30, 1999.
Participating in an 8-man progressive elimination match, Brooks was eliminated by Bruno Sassi on January 20, 2001. On May 12, he also took part in a Hardcore battle royal in Davie, Florida and, the next year, he appeared in an interpromotional event between Future of Wrestling and Rusty Brooks' Four Star Championship Wrestling on February 9, 2002. Appearing alongside FSCW wrestlers in a promo with FOW, he later interrupted a ladder match between Johnny, Tommy and Ricky Vandal entering the match himself and eventually winning the title when he powerbombed Johnny Vandal off the ladder and climbed the ladder to retrieve the title.
Brooks later lost the title at FOW's King of Carnage in front of 3,092 fans in the Davie Rodeo Arena to Al Bino in a 3-way dance with Johnny Vandal on April 13.This show featured many up and coming superstars as well as veterans including Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, Abdullah The Butcher, Kevin Sullivan, Billy Fives, Norman Smiley, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki/Senshi/Kuval, Antonio Banks/MVP, Barry Horrowitz, The Sandman, Bruno Sassi, The Vandals, Joey Matthews and so many more. Regaining the title from David Babylon mon an FSCW show in Oakland Park on July 27, he held the title only two weeks before losing the title on FOW TV Taping to Tommy Vandal in a match with David Babylon on August 10.
Later that year, he made an appearance for Nick Mayberry's Hardkore Championship Wrestling at the 2002 Hardkore & Confused supercard losing to "Extreme Shah" Hack Meyers at The HCPAC in Hollywood, Florida on October 12. Their match was considered by many in attendance as an impressive technical matchup as fans reportedly chanted "five more minutes". This was the first of several appearances that Brooks would make for the promotion over the next two years. On January 10, 2003, he made his second HCW appearance at the supercard Hardkore Returns fighting to a draw with Jimmy Rave at the Inverrary Hotel Ballroom in Lauderhill, Florida.
Four Star Championship Wrestling
After the close of Future of Wrestling, Brooks joined his father's Four Star Championship Wrestling promotion full-time in late 2003. He soon formed a successful tag team with Ryan O'Reilly called the Irish Thug Connection and, on November 8, they defeated Phi Delta Slam (Big Tilly & Bruno Sassi) for the FOW Tag Team titles. Earlier that night, they had also defeated Michael Manix & Gus Quatro.
On April 10, Brooks lost to Scott Commodity in Boca Raton, Florida. Three months later however, he defeated Scott Commodity and Logan Casey in a 3-way match in Deerfield Beach, Florida on July 17. He was attacked by Flex Magnum following the match but was saved by Vampire Warrior and later teamed up to defeat Scott Commodity & Soulman Alex G later that night. On July 31, he made another appearance for Hardkore Championship Wrestling taking part in the 3rd annual Incredible 8 tournament at the Bergeron Rodeo Arena in Davie, Florida and, in a match with Rusty Brooks as special referee, he was eliminated by Jimmy Rave in the opening rounds. Later that night, agreeing to help Nick Mayberry regain the HCW Hardcore title, Brooks took part in the first ever tag team match sanctioned by HCW teaming with Mayberry to beat The Power Company Twins. During the next several months, Brooks lost matches to The Blackhart, Scott Commodity and Soulman Alex G.
On April 23, 2005, in a match for the FSCW Light Heavyweight Title, he also lost to Norge Alvarez in a 3-way dance to Lowell Brown. However, defeating Lowell Brown on June 18, he received a title shot against Norge Alvarez beating him for the title less than a week later. On August 29, he appeared at another HCW card at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge in Pompano Beach, Florida. The event also featured "The Genius" Lanny Poffo, Reckless Youth, "Shooter" Vordell Walker and Dagon Briggs as well as Tommy Vandal and Soulman Alex G.
Due to an Arrest in 2010 for parole violation and felony battery J dawg Spent few months at a county Prison. Since then he has taken up training students again at his back yard.
Championships and accomplishments
- Four Star Championship Wrestling
- FSCW Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- FSCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ryan O'Reilly
- Future of Wrestling
- South Florida Wrestling Alliance
- FOW Rookie of the Year (1998)
- IPWA/FSCW Rookie of the Year (1998)
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