Post by lordakiyama on Mar 17, 2012 9:35:32 GMT -5
Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online reports that WWE has resigned Matt Bloom. Bloom previously had a stint in the WWE at the height of the Attitude Era as Albert, when he was Droz' running buddy, part of T&A with Test and Trish Stratus, part of X-Factor with X-Pac and Justin Credible, had a brief stint as a face teaming with Scotty 2 Hotty, and then became A-Train before his release in 2004.
Since then, he exploded in New Japan as Giant Bernard, becoming one of their top heavyweights and serious threat to the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. He formed successful championship tag teams with Travis Tomko and Karl "The Machine Gun" Anderson, forming Bad Intentions with the latter and were just named as last year's Best Tag Team in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards.
He is expected to return right after WrestleMania as serve as a bodyguard figure for John Laurinaitis.
Yep...not sure how I feel about "Lord Tensai" as his name...kind of looked like a 2012 version of Hakushi. But, we shall see. I haven't seen any of his work since he left, but I hear he's gotten much better in the ring.