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[A-Train Gallery]
Wrestler: Giant Bernard
Real Name: Matthew Jason Bloom
Birthday: November 14, 1972
Hometown: Boston, Massachusets
Marital Status: Married (9/03/05)
Height & Weight: 6'7 - 337 lbs
Trained by: Killer Kowalski
WWF Training Camp
Dory Funk, Jr.
Debut: 1997
Previous Gimmicks: The Mongolian (WWA)
Prince Albert (WWF)
Albert (WWF)
Hip Hop Hippo (WWF)
A-Train (WWE)
The Baldo Train (Indy)
Train (IZW)
Giant Bernard (AJPW)
Rusher Road (Japan)
Finishing Move: Baldo Bomb aka The De-railer
The Hippo Swing
The Train Wreck
Favorite Moves: Scissor Kick
Spinning Rack
Firemen's Neckbreaker
Catapult in ropes
Spinning Rack Pancake
Notable Feuds: The Big Bossman
The Dudley Boyz
X-Pac
Kane
Funaki
Rey Mysterio
Edge
Brock Lesnar
The Undertaker
Chris Benoit
Big Jack Bull (IZW)
Jamal (AJPW)

  • PPW Young Guns title -as Baldo- defeating Lance Jade (January 2, 1999);
  • PPW Heavyweight title -as Baldo- defeating Jerry Lawler in a Tournament Final (January 29, 1999);
  • WWF Intercontinental title defeating Kane (June 28, 2001);
  • IZW (Impact Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Peter Goodman (February 1, 2005);
  • NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) New Japan Cup Winner defeating Yuji Nagata (2006);
  • (New Japan Pro Wrestling) IWGP Tag Team titles w/Giant Bernard defeating Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori (March 11, 2007);


  • In The Beginning
  • Matt Bloom started out wrestling in front of crowds of 60 fans in a small hall in Manchester, NH for Sivano Souza's AWF..

    Memphis Power-Pro Wrestling
  • January 2, 1999: Baldo defeated Lance Jade to win the PPW Young Guns title in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • January 29, 1999: Baldo defeated Jerry Lawler in a Tournament Finals to win the PPW Heavyweight title..
  • Baldo forfeited the Young Guns title and gave it to Randy Hales after winning the PPW Heavyweight title.
  • March 6, 1999: Michael Hayes pinned Baldo during a tag team match and captured the PPW Heavyweight title..

    World Wrestling Federation - Prince Albert
  • Albert originally joined the WWF alongside his buddy Darren Drozdoff --- click here to learn more Droz/Albert/Key..

    World Wrestling Federation - T & A
  • Albert eventually teamed with Test in a team known as T&A with Trish Stratus as their manager..

    World Wrestling Federation - X-Factor
  • Albert aligned himself with XPac & Justin Credible in a faction known as X-Factor (Credible eventually split from the group)..
  • October 28, 2001 - Sunday Night Heat: X-Factor (Albert & X-Pac) defeated Justin Credible & Raven..

    World Wrestling Federation - Scotty & Albert
  • Albert turned face and started teaming with Scott Too Hotty known as Scotty & Albert..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - HEAT: Scotty, Albert & Rikishi defeated Mr Perfect, Lance Storm & Test in a Six-Man-Tag Match..

    World Wrestling Federation
  • April 4, 2002 - Smackdown!: Albert turned on his tag team partner, Scotty Too Hotty..
  • June 1, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Hugh Morris..
  • June 22, 2002 - Velocity: Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Albert..
  • June 29, 2002 - Velocity: Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Albert..
  • July 6, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Rob Conway..
  • July 13, 2002 - Velocity: Randy Orton defeated Albert..
  • July 20, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Nick Dinsmore..
  • August 3, 2002 - Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated Albert..
  • August 10, 2002 - Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated Albert..
  • August 17, 2002 - Velocity: Bull Buchanan defeated Albert..
  • August 31, 2002 - Velocity: Mark Henry defeated Albert..
  • September 7, 2002 - Velocity: Billy Kidman defeated Albert..
  • September 14, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Sho Funaki..
  • September 21, 2002 - Velocity: Sho Funaki defeated Albert..
  • October 5, 2002 - Velocity: John Cena defeated Albert..
  • October 12, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Sho Funaki..
  • October 19, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated ???..
  • October 26, 2002 - Velocity: Chuck Palumbo defeated Albert..
  • November 9, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Jason Pasaco ??..
  • November 16, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Shannon Moore..
  • November 23, 2002 - Velocity: Albert defeated Crash Holly..
  • November 30, 2002 - Velocity: Albert & Bill DeMott defeated Coats & Kusick..

    World Wrestling Federation - A-Train's HUGE Push
  • December 5, 2002 - Smackdown!: Albert defeats Rey Mysterio and destroy's Rey's knee after the match..
  • December 12, 2002 - Smackdown!: Big Show & Albert defeat Kurt Angle & Edge in the main event!
  • December 15, 2002 - Armageddon: Edge defeated "A-Train" (Albert) by Disqualification..
  • December 19, 2002 - Smackdown!: Edge defeats A-Train after a big spear!
  • December 28, 2002 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Sho Funaki..
  • January 4, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Derek Selvsvold..
  • January 9, 2003 - Smackdown!: Albert is defeated by Brock Lesnar..
  • January 16, 2003 - Smackdown!: Brock Lesnar & Rey Mysterio defeat Big Show & A-Train w/Paul Heyman in less than a minute!
  • January 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: A-Train is defeated by the Undertaker..
  • January 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: A-Train defeats Rey Mysterio, who was trying to get revenge on A-Train for injuring him!
  • February 8, 2003 - Velocity: Edge defeated A-Train..
  • Mar 6, 2003 - Smackdown!: Nathan Jones & Undertaker go through a "training" session, as Taker has agreed to show him the ropes..
  • ~~~In a match, Undertaker vs A-Train goes to a no contest with Nathan Jones & Big Show interfer..
  • March 13, 2003 - Smackdown!: Big Show & A-Train defeat Tajiri & Funaki in a "warm up" match for Wrestlemania..
  • March 22, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Sho Funaki..
  • March 27, 2003 - Smackdown!: Big Show & A-Train defeat Chris Benoit & Rhyno when Nathan Jones interfers..
  • March 30, 2003 - Wrestlemania 19: Undertaker defeats Big Show & A-Train in a handicap match with help from Nathan Jones (11-0)..
  • April 3, 2003 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeats A-Train in the first round of a #1 Contenders Tournament..
  • April 12, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Chad Collyer..
  • April 24, 2003 - Smackdown!: Brock Lesnar defeats A-Train after John Cena attacks Brock and hits a massive Death Valley Driver!
  • May 3, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Bill DeMott..
  • May 17, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • May 24, 2003 - Velocity: Rhyno defeated A-Train by Count-Out..
  • May 31, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Joey Matthews..
  • June 7, 2003 - Velocity: Bill Demott defeated A-Train..
  • June 21, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Orlando Jordan..
  • June 28, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Kevin Knight..
  • July 12, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Sho Funaki..
  • July 19, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Orlando Jordan..
  • July 27, 2003 - Vengeance: A-Train gets his 8 billionth mega-push by helping Sable defeat Stephanie McMahon..
  • July 31, 2003 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle & Brock Lesnar beat The Big Show & A-Train, but after the match, Brock F5'd his partner!
  • Aug 14, 2003 - Smackdown!: A-Train beat Stephanie McMahon despite attempts by Undertaker to save her, which Big Show stopped..
  • August 24, 2003 - Summerslam: The Undertaker pinned A-Train but Stephanie McMahon & Sable stole the spotlight..
  • August 28, 2003 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit beats A-Train by tap out to the crossface, but his feet were under the ropes..
  • ~~~After the match, A-Train confronts Chris Benoit, claiming he can't beat him one-on-one..
  • September 4, 2003 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit pinned A-Train after Rhyno ran-down and accidentally gored A-Train!
  • October 2, 2003 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit defeated Charlie Haas by DQ when A-Train attacked Chris Benoit!
  • October 9, 2003 - Smackdown!: The Basham Brothers & A-Train beat Chris Benoit & The APA (A-Train pinned Benoit)..
  • October 18, 2003 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Orlando Jordan..
  • October 19, 2003 - No Mercy: Chris Benoit defeated A-Train with the Sharpshooter as a tribute to the recently deseased Stu Hart..
  • October 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: John Cena & A-Train vs Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle ends in a NO CONTEST..
  • October 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated John Cena & A-Train (Cena/Train turned on eachother after)..
  • November 6, 2003 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs Brock Lesnar/A-Train/Matt Morgan/Nathan Jones (NO CONTEST)..
  • November 16, 2003 - Survivor Series: Team Angle defeated Team Lesnar with Chris Benoit & John Cena coming out as Survivors!
  • December 4, 2003 - Smackdown!: A-Train places a bet with the FBI on Chris Benoit for a WWE title match against Brock Lesnar..
  • December 11, 2003 - SD!: Shannon Moore scores an upset victory over A-Train, who is attacked by Big Show & Matt Morgan!
  • December 18, 2003 - Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly & Shannon Moore defeated A-Train & Matt Morgan to reinstate Hardcore Holly!!
  • January 3, 2004 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Sho Funaki..
  • January 17, 2004 - Velocity: Bradshaw defeated A-Train..
  • January 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: A-Train defeated Shannon Moore in a Royal Rumble qualifying match!
  • February 7, 2004 - Velocity: Rhyno & A-Train defeated Bobby Rude & John Murray..
  • February 14, 2004 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Billy Gunn..
  • February 28, 2004 - Velocity: A-Train defeated Shannon Moore..
  • March 13, 2004 - Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated A-Train..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - RAW:
  • March 22, 2004 - Draft Lottery: A-Train gets traded from Smackdown! to RAW -- this occured after the show went off the air..
  • July 2004: A-Train is out of action with a torn rotator cuff at this time and isn't expected to be back until October..
  • November 2, 2004: A-Train is officially released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract..

    Impact Zone Wrestling - Train:
  • February 1, 2005--Impact Zone Wrestling: Train (A-Train) defeated Peter Goodman to win IZW Heavyweight title..
  • February 15, 2005--IZW: Navajo Warrior & Hawaiian Lion & Jack bull beat Train & Lawrence Tyler & Jack Durango..
  • February 26, 2005--Impact Zone Wrestling/ICW in Tokyo: Train defeated Billy Gunn to retain the IZW title..
  • March 1, 2005--Impact Zone Wrestling: Train defeated Jack Bull to retain the IZW title..
  • March 20, 2005: A-Train (using the name "Giant Bernard") debuted in All Japan Pro Wrestling to start a feud with Jamal..
  • March 21, 2005: Giant Bernard & TARU & J.Stamboli & C.Palumbo beat TAKA Michinoku & Taiyo Kea & Jamal & BLUE-K..
  • May 10, 2005--Impact Zone Wrestling: Train defeated Ryan Lynch to retain the Heavyweight title..
  • May 29, 2005--AJPW: TARU & Giant Bernard & YASSHI beat Keiji Muto & Kohei Suwama & NOSAWA Rongai..
  • July 5, 2005--Impact Zone Wrestling: The Native Warriors (Navajo Warrior & Hawaiian Lion) beat Train & Lawrence Tyler..
  • August 4, 2005--Wrestle-One (debut show): Bob Sapp defeated Giant Bernard (A-Train)..
  • September 3, 2005: Matt Bloom got married at the Caleo resort and spa in Scottsdale, Arizona..
  • October 2, 2005--WRESTLE-1 GP: Giant Bernard & The Predator defeated Sam Greco & Jan "The Giant" Nortje..
  • November 19 2005--AJPW: Akebono defeated Giant Bernard..
  • November 20 2005--AJPW: Keiji Muto & Akebono defeated Taiyo Kea & Jamal (Real World Tag League Block A)..
  • November 23, 2005--AJPW: Kohei Suwama & Ryuji Hijikata defeated TARU & Giant Bernard..
  • November 26, 2005--AJPW: Keiji Muto & Akebono & AKIRA beat TARU & Giant Bernard & Shuji Kondo ..
  • November 27, 2005--AJPW: Arashi & AKIRA defeated TARU & Giant Bernard (Real World Tag League Block A)..
  • November 28, 2005--AJPW: TARU & Giant Bernard beat Keiji Muto & Akebono (Real World Tag League Block A)..
  • November 29, 2005--AJPW: TARU & Giant Bernard vs Taiyo Kea & Jamal - No Contest - (Real World Tag League Block A)..
  • November 30, 2005--AJPW: Satoshi Kojima & Kaz Hayashi & Kohei Suwama beat TARU & Giant Bernard & Shuji Kondo..
  • December 1, 2005--AJPW: Kohei Suwama & Akira Raijin beat TARU & Giant Bernard (Real World Tag League Block A)..
  • December 3, 2005--AJPW: D-Lo Brown & Buchanan defeated TARU & Giant Bernard..
  • December 5, 2005--AJPW: TARU/Giant Bernard/Shuji Kondo/Brother YASSHI beat Satoshi Kojima/Kaz Hayashi/Kohei Suwama/Taiji Ishimori..
  • April 8, 2006--NJPW: Giant Bernard defeated Scott Norton (who is up to 350 lbs these days)..
  • April 11, 2006--Impact Zone Wrestling: "XXX" Lawrence Tyler defeated Train to retain the IZW Heavyweight title..
  • April 30, 2006--NJPW: Giant Bernard defeated Yuji Nagata in the New Japan Cup Tournament to win an IWGP Title shot..
  • May 4, 2006--NJPW: Brock Lesnar defeated Giant Bernard (A-Train) to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title in Fukuoka.....
  • July 17, 2006: Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard in the Finals of a Tournament to win the IWGP Heavywieght title..
  • March 11, 2007--NJPW: Tyson Tomko & Giant Bernard defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori to win the IWGP Tag Team titles..