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Jeff Bradley
Ring name(s) Bad Boy Bradley
Bruiser Bradley[1]
Bruiser Kong
Charlie Hunter[2]
Dudley Dudley[1]
Evil Snack[2]
Jeff Bradley[1]
Original Dudley Dudley[2]
The Texas Strangler
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight 295 lb (134 kg)
Born 1973
San Antonio, Texas[2]
Resides Brandon, Florida[2]
Billed from Dudleyville
Trained by Boris Malenko[2]
Dean Malenko[2]
Hiro Matsuda[2]
Debut 1993[2]

Jeff Bradley is an American professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling as Dudley Dudley, the leader of the Dudley family. Bradley is currently wrestling on the independent circuit in Europe, Japan, Puerto Rico and South America.

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Career

Bradley was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Brandon, Florida. As a child, he attended wrestling shows at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory along with his family, and thus developed an interest in wrestling. As an adult, he began training under Joe Malenko and his brother Dean. Bradley was also one of the last wrestlers to receive training from Hiro Matsuda, who was visiting the Malenko's school in order to train Osamu Nishimura when Bradley began training. His first match took place in Tampa, Florida and saw Bradley wrestle Gary Nice.[2]

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World Wrestling Federation (1993-1995)

Following a 1993 tour of Australia as part of Dean Malenko's Wrestle Riot group, Bradley, upon his return to America, was brought into the World Wrestling Federation by Jimmy Del Ray. Bradley was given the ring name "Charlie Hunter", and worked for the WWF for two years, in the course of which he wrestled both The British Bulldog and Shawn Michaels and appeared on Monday Night Raw.[2]

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995-1996)

Renamed "Dudley Dudley", Bradley arrived in ECW on July 1, 1995. He was billed as being part of the Dudley Family along with his storyline half-brothers Snot Dudley and Big Dick Dudley. Dudley Dudley was known for his deep voice and strange laugh during interviews, and had the distinction of being "the only pure Dudley" - while all the Dudleys allegedly had (the apocryphal) Big Daddy Dudley as a common father, Dudley Dudley was the only Dudley who had (the equally fictitious) Momma Dudley as a mother. As a result, Dudley Dudley was the unquestioned leader of the stable.[2]

The Dudley Boys feuded with The Pitbulls, and were members of Raven's Nest. In late 1995, the Dudleys were joined by Dances with Dudley and Buh Buh Ray Dudley. Dudley Dudley teamed with Dances With Dudley after his former partner, Snot, was badly injured in a jet ski accident. He left ECW in early 1996 after deciding to take a hiatus from wrestling.[2]

World Championship Wrestling (1995, 1997)

In October 1997 Bradley appeared with WCW as a jobber. He had previously appeared with WCW as a jobber in 1995, wrestling Brian Pillman at a house show.[1]

World tour

Bradley worked in Japan for Big Japan Pro Wrestling and the International Wrestling Association of Japan, competing in a variety of deathmatches, and toured the world, appearing in Africa and South America. As part of NWA Mid-Atlantic, Bradley was part of the first ever professional wrestling tour in the People's Republic of China between December 27, 2003 and January 4, 2004. In late 2004 Bradley toured Austria and Hungary with Chris Raaber's European Wrestling Association. Bradley also toured Puerto Rico on several occasions as part of the International Wrestling Association, wrestling as "Bad Boy Bradley".

Florida

Bradley returned to Florida and began wrestling on the independent circuit as "The original Dudley Dudley", and for IPW Hardcore as "Evil Snack", an evil chef. He later began wrestling for NWA Florida, but was sidelined with a serious biceps injury in January 2004.[2]

Bradley trained numerous wrestlers at Dean Malenko's School of professional wrestling in Tampa while Malenko was touring Japan, including Axis, Chad Collyer, Molly Holly,[3] Jet Jaguar,[2] Kane,[2] Jeremy Lopez, Tony Mamaluke, Mike and Todd Shane,[2] Rod Steel,[2] Bruce Steele,[2] and Mikey Tenderfoot. On December 1, 2004, Bradley became a trainer at Steve Keirn's School of Hard Knocks, also located in Tampa.

Puerto Rico (2008)

Bradley returned to Puerto Rico and began wrestling in World Wrestling Council as Bad Boy Bradley. He made tag with Todd Dean and defeat Juventud Boricua (Chris Joel and Noriega) to win the WWC Tag Team Championship.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • BJW
    • BJW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Professional Wrestling
    • IPW Hardcore Championship (1 time)
    • IPW Television Champion (1 time)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Jeff Bradley". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/j/jeff-bradley.html. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Wojcik, A. (2004). "Jeff Bradley". WrestlingClothesline.com. http://www.wrestlingclothesline.com/Wojcik-JeffBradley.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  3. ^ Girls With Guns (March 2006). "From Hair to Eternity...The Molly Holly Interview". http://www.girlswithguns.org/long/mollyholly.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-12.  

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