Saturday, March 17, 2012

Former WWE Superstar A-Train Rejoins Company

According to the Wrestling Observer website, former WWE Superstar, A-Train, who wrestled from 1998-2004 on WWE has apparently re-signed with WWE. This is rather good news as A-Train was one of the better big men who have wrestled in the company throughout his stint and he has been reported to improve throughout his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

A-Train to Return to WWE After Wrestlemania 28

A-Train, real name Matt Bloom,  re-signed with the company to comeback in a role after Wrestlemania 28.Bloom wrestled as Baldo in the Memphis Power Pro Wrestling territory for years, before getting called up as Prince Albert, who teamed up with Darren Drozdov, or Droz as he was called. Sadly, Droz suffered a crippling injury, but Albert quickly rebounded, forming an alliance with the Big Boss Man, to torment the Big Show. Boss Man and Albert broke up and had a short feud, but Albert quickly aligned with Test, managed by Trish Stratus, as the team of T&A who had a feud with the Dudley Boyz and then with the Hardy Boyz and Lita, and the APA, before they split up.

Albert joined forces with X-Pac and Justin Credible to form X-Factor, with their hated theme music. Then in the summer of 2001, Albert captured the WWF Intercontinental Title in a match with Kane, holding it for less than a month losing it to Lance Storm. Albert turned babyface gradually, forming a tag team known as the Zoo Crew, with Scotty 2 Hotty. The team never won the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles and Albert turned on Scotty.

After a brief feud with Rikishi, Albert was lost in the shuffle for much of 2002, until he was changed into A-Train, feuding with Edge. Then A-Train had a feud with the Undertaker, becoming one of the many men who the Undertaker has defeated at Wrestlemania, teaming with the Big Show in a losing effort in a handicap match at Wrestlemania 19. The feud with the Undertaker continued throughout the summer, culminating in a match at Summerslam 2003. Then A-Train had a feud with Chris Benoit, that more served to gearing Chris Benoit towards a main event run than anything.

After getting drafted to RAW in 2004, A-Train was lost in the shuffle and then released in 2004, where he went to New Japan as Giant Bernard, and did well. The time is ripe for a return of the man with the hairy back. WWE needs a good monster heel, with the rumors of Mark Henry's potential departure and retirement, so why not A-Train?

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