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Albert, also known as Prince Albert (real name Matt Bloom; born November 14, 1972) is an American professional wrestler.

Background

Pre-WrestleMania

Bloom debuted on WWE television on the April 11, 1999 episode of Sunday Night Heat, saving Droz from a beating at the hands of Big Bossman. Bloom was dubbed Prince Albert, the personal tattooist of Droz, and together they formed a short-lived trio with Key. Droz and Albert continued to team together until Droz was paralyzed in October 1999, at which point Albert became the protege of the Big Bossman. The duo separated following the debut of Bull Buchanan, who formed a tag team with the Big Bossman.

Match Record

Winner Loser Location WrestleMania Stipulations Date
Albert/Test (with Trish Stratus) Al Snow/Steve Blackman (with Chester McCheeserton) Anaheim, California 2000 Tag team match April 2, 2000
Undertaker A-Train/Big Show Seattle, Washington XIX Handicap match March 30, 2003

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Prince Albert/Albert
      • Albert Bomb / Baldo Bomb (Chokebomb)
      • Military press dropped into a sitout scoop slam piledriver
  • Signature moves
    • Asian mist – 2012
    • Bicycle kick – 1999–2004
    • Big boot
    • Body avalanche
    • Cannonball – 2013–2014
    • Catapult hangman
    • Corner slingshot splash – 2003–2012
    • Delayed double underhook suplex
    • Elbow drop
    • Monkey flip – 2013
    • Multiple headbutts to a cornered opponent
    • Nerve hold
    • Shoulder block, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
    • Sitout double underhook powerbomb – 2003–2004
    • Throat thrust
  • With Karl Anderson
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Magic Killer (Aided snap swinging neckbreaker)
      • Giant Gun Stun (Flapjack (Bernard) / Gun Stun (Anderson) combination)
  • With Travis Tomko
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Magic Killer (Aided snap swinging neckbreaker)
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
    • "Bousou Kikansha" (Japanese for the Runaway Locomotive)
    • "The Hip Hop Hippo"
    • "Sweet T"
    • "8 3/8"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Shin Nihon Puroresu, Ichiban!" by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)
    • "Derailer" by Jim Johnston (WWE; used as A-Train) (January 2003-November 2004)
    • "Shrine" by Jim Johnston (WWE; used as Tensai) (April 2, 2012 – January 30, 2013)
    • "Somebody Call My Momma" by Jim Johnston (WWE; used as Tensai/Sweet T) (January 3, 2013 – December 20, 2013; used while teaming with Brodus Clay)

Wrestlers trained

  • Dash Wilder
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Scott Dawson

Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked #32 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2001
  • Pro Wrestling Noah
    • GHC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Karl Anderson
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Tag Team of the Year (2011) – with Karl Anderson
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