Matt Bloom

  • Born: 11/14/1972 in Peabody, Massachusetts
  • Birthname: Matthew Jason Bloom
  • Height & Weight: 6'7", 331 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Travis Tomko (1) and Karl Anderson (1)
  • GHC Tag Team Championship – with Karl Anderson

Bloom is currently employed by WWE, where he is the head trainer at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. He is best known for his in-ring appearances with WWE as Prince Albert, Albert and A-Train from 1999 to 2004, and as Lord Tensai and Tensai from 2012 to 2014.

He is also known for his appearances 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). Championships held by Bloom over the course of his career include the GHC Tag Team Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship.

Notable Matches

vs. Kane on Smackdown, June 26th 2001

w/ Karl Anderson vs. Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama at Dominion 6.18

w/ Karl Anderson vs. Seigigun vs No Limit at Dominion 6:19

vs. Yuji Nagata on NJPW April 30th 2006

vs. Brock Lesnar on NJPW, May 3rd 2006

Notable Feuds

vs. Jerry Lawler

vs. The Undertaker

Other Notable Achievements

IZW Heavyweight Championship

EXW Tag Team Championship

G1 Tag League (2007) – with Travis Tomko

G1 Tag League (2009) – with Karl Anderson

PPW Heavyweight Championship

PPW Young Guns Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year (2011) – with Karl Anderson