Todd Champion

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Todd Champion
Birth name Todd Bradford
Ring name(s) KGB
Perro Russo
Todd Champion
Billed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[1]
Billed weight 295 lb (134 kg)[1]
Born (1960-09-02) September 2, 1960 (age 53)[1]
Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Billed from "WCW Special Forces"
Trained by Nelson Royal[1]
Dusty Rhodes[1]
Debut 1986
Retired 2000

Todd Bradford (born September 9, 1960) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Todd Champion. He competed in the Southeastern United States, winning titles in several promotions, including World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Champion started wrestling in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions in 1986. He was used as a jobber until he was sent to the Central States territory to team with D.J. Peterson to develop his skills. He and Peterson captured the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship by defeating The Thunderfoots (Joel Deaton and Dave Deaton) on November 7, 1986. They held the title for almost two months before dropping it to The MOD Squad (Mack and James Jefferson) on January 2, 1987.[2] In 1989, Champion wrestled in Japan for All Japan Pro Wrestling.[3]

Champion then wrestled in Mexico as KGB,[3] where he continued to develop his skills. Champion returned to the United States in 1991 and formed a tag team called The Patriots with Firebreaker Chip in World Championship Wrestling. They were billed as hailing from WCW Special Forces.They feuded with The Fabulous Freebirds and The Young Pistols.[1] The Patriots won the WCW United States Tag Team Championship by defeating the Freebirds on August 12, 1991 and defended the title before losing it to the Young Pistols on November 5.[4]

In 1992, the team disbanded and Champion went to the United States Wrestling Association (USWA), where he feuded with Butch Reed and Jerry Lawler over their top title. He won the title, the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Reed on October 17, 1992. He held the title belt for sixteen days before dropping it to Lawler on November 2.[5] He continued to compete for the promotion until being fired by Lawler for being reckless.

Champion went on to wrestle in the independent circuit. He also competed in Japan for Michinoku Pro Wrestling under the ring name Perro Russo, until retiring in 2000.[3]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Wrestler Profiles: Todd Champion". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "NWA Central States Tag Team Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "KGB" (in German). Cagematch: The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b "WCW United States Tag Team Title History". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  5. ^ a b "USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 

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