Jay Bradley in February 2012.
|Birth name||Bradley Thomas|
November 17, 1980 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Brad Bradley
|Billed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Billed weight||262 lb (119 kg)|
|Billed from||Chicago, Illinois|
|Trained by||Steel Domain Wrestling
Deep South Wrestling
Bradley "Brad" Thomas (born November 17, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Jay Bradley. He previously worked for the promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He also appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment as Ryan Braddock in 2008.
- 1 Professional wrestling career
- 2 In wrestling
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Professional wrestling career
Early career (1999–2005)
Bradley started his wrestling training at the Steel Domain Wrestling school in Chicago, where he trained with wrestlers including CM Punk and Colt Cabana. Bradley suffered several setbacks in his career as he suffered from an overactive thyroid. He worked for several independent promotions in the Mid-West, most notably for IWA Mid-South, before signing a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
World Wrestling Entertainment
Developmental territories (2005–2009)
 He debuted in WWE's then-developmental territory Deep South Wrestling (DSW) as "The Monster of the Midway" Bradley Jay. During his time in DSW he won the Deep South Heavyweight Championship on three occasions. He also wrestled dark matches for both the Raw and SmackDown! brands. Occasionally, he made appearances on Heat as well. When WWE ended their relationship with DSW he was then sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) to continue his development.
On May 16 he debuted in OVW under the name "Jay Bradley", defeating former OVW Heavyweight Champion, Chet the Jett. He defeated Paul Burchill and Idol Stevens in a three-way match via two Lariats to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship on June 1 at OVW's first Summer Sizzler Series event at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky to become the first man to hold both the OVW and DSW heavyweight titles. On June 15, 2007, at Ohio Valley Wrestling's third Super Summer Sizzler Series event of the year at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, he defeated Idol Stevens to retain the OVW title.
He then lost the title to Paul Burchill in a match taped on June 27 and aired on June 30. He also wrestled at Raw house shows on August 11 and 12 and September 1 (losing to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan). He wrestled in a dark match against D'Lo Brown before a SmackDown television taping in August 2007. On December 19, in OVW, he won the "Love Thy Neighbor" four corners tag team match to win a future OVW Heavyweight title shot.
He then was starting a feud with Matt Sydal and had defeated him in a tag team match where he and Mike Kruel defeated Sydal and Charles Evans. Unfortunately, before Bradley could exercise his title opportunity, OVW was dropped by World Wrestling Entertainment as a development territory.
Bradley debuted on the main SmackDown! roster on the August 15, 2008 episode of the show, under the name "Ryan Braddock". He was easily defeated by Big Show after a knockout hook. At the August 14, 2008, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) television taping, Bradley wrestled under the Ryan Braddock name once again, making it his permanent and new ring name. On the August 22 episode of SmackDown!, Braddock competed in a battle royal to qualify for the WWE Championship Scramble match at Unforgiven, but was eliminated by Big Show, who was not officially in the match. On the September 2 episide of ECW, Braddock faced Ricky Ortiz in a losing effort after being pinned by Ortiz's Big O finisher. On September 19 episode of SmackDown!, Braddock competed in a one fall match-up with Festus, who was accompanied by Jesse. Braddock won the match as a result of a disqualification, after Jesse and Festus wrapped him in bubble wrap and duct tape.
Following this match, Braddock returned to FCW before being released from WWE in March 2009.
Independent circuit (2009–present)
After his release from WWE, Bradley began working for the Berwyn, Illinois based All American Wrestling promotion and on March 28, 2009, defeated Tyler Black, Chandler McClure and Egotistico Fantastico to win the AAW Heavyweight Championship. He held the title for five months, before losing it to Jimmy Jacobs on September 5. He also worked for Florida-based Full Impact Pro, losing to T.J. Perkins in his debut match on June 6, 2009.
At RPW Draw the Line, Bradley and Mad Man Pondo won the RPW Tag Team Championship.they were stripped of the titles on the same day.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2013–2014)
On the January 10, 2013, episode of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact Wrestling television show, Bradley appeared as part of the TNA Gut Check, defeating Brian Cage. The following week, Bradley was chosen over Cage by the storyline Gut Check judges to earn a contract in TNA.
Bradley returned on the May 16 episode of Impact Wrestling defeating Christian York in the first qualifying round for the Bound for Glory Series Gut Check Tournament. On June 2 at Slammiversary XI, Bradley defeated Sam Shaw to qualify for the 2013 Bound for Glory Series. Bradley would go to lose all of his beginning matches in the BFG series to the likes of Austin Aries, Hernandez, and Joseph Park. Bradley ended his participation in the tournament on the August 28 episode of TNA Xplosion, with a pinfall victory over Joseph Park, finishing eleventh out of the ten other wrestlers in a tie with Hernandez in the tournament. On 13 January 2014, Bradley was released from his TNA contract 
Return to OVW (2013–present)
Bradley returned to OVW after his appearance on TNA Gut Check. Bradley's first match since returning to OVW was against Tommy Gunn on March 6 which he won. On May 8, Bradley teamed with Rob Terry to face The Coalition (Raul LaMotta & Shiloh Jonze) they ended up getting the victory by DQ after the other members of The Coalition interfered. On May 22, 2013, Bradley defeated the OVW Heavyweight Champion Jamin Olivencia in a non-title match. On June 19, 2013, Bradley was defeated by Rob Terry in a number one contenders match for the OVW Heavyweight Championship. On September 7, 2013, Bradley unsuccessfully challenged Jamin Olivencia for the OVW Heavyweight Championship in a loaded boomstick on a pole match. On December 11, 2013, Bradley and Terry began teaming again getting wins over The Rockstars (Rockstar Spud and Ryan Howe) on two separate occasions. On January 1, 2014, Bradley defeated Deonta Davis and Leon Shelly in a two on one handicap match during a OVW Live Event.
As part of a working relationship between TNA and Wrestle-1 it was announced on November 6, 2013, that Bradley would be working a tour for the Japanese promotion between November 16 and December 1. In their debut match for the promotion, Bradley and fellow TNA worker Rob Terry defeated Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo in a tag team match. Bradley and Terry remained undefeated in tag team matches for the entire tour, but Bradley's tour ended with a three match losing streak in singles matches against his fellow TNA worker.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
- Mid American Wrestling
- MAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
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- "RPW Draw the Line".
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- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 5/16: Sting & Bully contract signing, X Title match, many Slammiversary developments".
- "CALDWELL'S TNA SLAMMIVERSARY PPV RESULTS (Hour 1): New X Division champion starts the show, Hogan has a potty-mouth, big TNA vs. Aces & Eights six-man tag match".
- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 6/20: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of semi-live Impact - BFG Series kick-off, Open Fight Night, Sting takes out Aces & Eights, more".
- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 7/4: Sabin wins X Title & tears it up with Aries, BFG Series continues, more from Vegas".
- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 8/1: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Aries vs. Styles, TNA Champ vs. X Champ, Mystery Reveal closes the show".
- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 8/22: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of "Hardcore Justice Night 2" - Mafia vs. A&E loser leaves town, Old Styles, BFG Series, "Brooke" reintroduced".
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- "OVW TV #718".
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- "OVW Saturday Night Special 9/7/13 results".
- "OVW TV #748 results".
- "OVW Live Event 1/1/14 results".
- Caldwell, James (2013-11-06). "TNA news: Styles to defend TNA Title in Japan, two other TNA wrestlers to Japan for full tour". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- "Wrestle-1 Tour 2013". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
- "Wrestle-1 Tour 2013". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- "The Ring コラボ大会". Wrestle-1 (in Japanese). 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
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- "AAW Heavyweight Title History". AAW Title Histories. 2007.
- "IWA Mid-South Tag Team Championship history".
- "MAW Heavyweight Title History". cagematch.net. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
- "RPW Tag Team Championship history".
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- "TNA Gutcheck Tournament 2013 results".
- Wrestle-1 profile
- Jay Bradley on Twitter
- Jay Bradley on Facebook
- Jay Bradley at the Internet Movie Database