|J. C. Bailey|
|File:JC Bailey - Tournament of Death Fast Forward - September 15,|
|Ring name(s)||J. C. Bailey|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
August 23, 1983|
|Died||August 30, 2010 (aged 27)|
|Billed from||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Trained by||Tracy Smothers|
Joseph Carl Bailey, Jr. (August 23, 1983 – August 30, 2010) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name J. C. Bailey. He wrestled for numerous American-based professional wrestling promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, and IWA East Coast.
On March 29, 2003, Bailey defeated Nate Webb to win the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship. He lost the championship to Michael Todd Stratton on May 24, but regained it a week later on May 31. In June 2003, Bailey, Ian Rotten, and Corporal Robinson "invaded" Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) on behalf of Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South (IWA Mid-South). The following month, he competed in the second annual CZW Tournament of Death where he lost to Nick Mondo in a deathmatch involving light tubes. On August 9, at Aftermath, Bailey lost the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship to Sonjay Dutt. He also competed in the fifth annual IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch tournament in August, where he defeated 2 Tuff Tony, Necro Butcher, and Ian Rotten, before losing to Mad Man Pondo in the final. On November 21, Bailey won a three-way match against Dutt and Nate Webb to win the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship for the third time. He held the championship for two months before losing it to Matt Sydal on January 17, 2004.
In June 2004, Bailey competed in the sixth King of the Deathmatch where he lost to Mad Man Pondo and Toby Klein, and the following month he participated in the third Tournament of Death where he lost to Wifebeater after defeating Chri$ Ca$h. On December 11, 2004, he teamed up with Chri$ Ca$h, Nate Webb and Sexxxy Eddy to win the CZW World Tag Team Championship. Team Ca$h held the championship until February 5, 2005, when Ca$h and Webb lost to H8 Club (Justice Pain and Nick Gage). The same night, Bailey became the first-ever CZW Ultraviolent Underground Champion. He lost the championship to Zandig in July 2005. The following month, on August 13, Bailey defeated Necro Butcher in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Death Match to win the Ultraviolent Underground Championship for the second time. He held the championship for over five months, before losing it to Nick Gage on January 14, 2006.
Between 2005 and 2007, Bailey competed in several more hardcore tournaments, including the fourth and fifth Tournaments of Death, seventh and eighth King of the Deathmatch tournaments, and Tournament of Death: Fast Forward.
On August 20, 2006, he went to Japan and competed in the professional wrestling tournament WRESTLE EXPO 2006 where he lost to 2 Tuff Tony after defeating Mad Man Pondo. On September 16, 2006, he competed in the first Masters of Pain tournament where he lost to the "Crazy Monkey" Jun Kasai after defeating 2 Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson.[unreliable source?]
In December 2009, Bailey returned to CZW in December at Cage of Death 11, attacking Thumbtack Jack who had just won a no-ropes barbwire match against Nick Gage. Bailey was accompanied in this attack by 'Halfbreed' Billy Gram who in turn revealed that Bailey was the new member of The Cult Fiction stable led by Gram. Bailey and Gram were sooned joined by tHURTeen, the returning Brain Damage and Masada in The Cult Fiction, and began a feud against fan favorites Danny Havoc, Drake Younger, Scotty Vortekz and Eddie Kingston who were dubbed The Suicide Kings. On June 5, Bailey won the 2010 IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch tournament. He defeated Ian Rotten, Nick Gage, and Balls Mahoney en route to the final, where he defeated Devon Moore. On June 26, Bailey competed in CZW's Tournament of Death 9, where he advanced through the first two rounds, before losing in the finals to Vortekz.
Bailey was found dead on August 30, 2010, having died in his sleep. Prior to his death he had complained of headaches and numbness in his hands. The cause of death was later determined to be due to a brain aneurysm, caused by multiple concussions and blows to the head. His brain is expected to be donated for research at Boston University.
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J. C. Bailey was a professional wrestler from the United States of America. He was born August 23, 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky. and died August 30, 2010 at the age of 27. His real name is Joseph Carl Bailey, Jr.. He has wrestled for numerous American-based professional wrestling promotions, including Combat Zone Wrestling(CZW), IWA Mid-South and IWA East Coast. He has been known as a hardcore wrestler.
Bailey made his debut in 2001. In June 2003, along with the owner of the promotion IWA Mid-South Ian Rotten and Corporal Robinson, he "invaded" CZW on behalf of IWA Mid-South. In the same year, he competed in the 2nd CZW Tournament of Death where he lost to Nick Mondo in a deathmatch involving light tubes, and the 5th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch where he lost to Mad Man Pondo after defeating 2 Tuff Tony, Necro Butcher and Ian Rotten.
In 2004, he competed in the 3rd CZW Tournament of Death where he lost to Wifebeater after defeating Chri$ Ca$h, and the 6th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch where he lost to Mad Man Pondo and Toby Klein.
Since then, he has competed in many deathmatch tournaments including the 4th CZW Tournament of Death, 7th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch, 8th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch, 5th CZW Tournament of Death and 6.5th CZW Tournament of Death titled "Fast Forward".
On August 20, 2006, he went to Japan and competed in the professional wrestling tournament WRESTLE EXPO 2006 where he lost to 2 Tuff Tony after defeating Mad Man Pondo. On September 16, 2006, he competed in the 1st IWA East Coast Masters of Pain where he lost to Jun Kasai after defeating 2 Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson.
In 2007, Bailey was arrested for stealing a television set from his local Walmart. He made his official return to CZW in early 2010.
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