Lodi



Height: 5'6"

Weight: 220 lbs

Real Name: Brad Cain

DOB: 9/08/1970

Hometown: Unknown

Other Names: Raizen Cain (Indy), Brad Kane (Indy), Skank, Idol, Rave (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1997

Finishing Maneuver: Triple Rolling Suplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #297(2001), #297(2000), #277(1999)

Official Website: http://www.lodipage.com

History: Brad Cain has at least reached the level in wrestling where he is recognized by fans across the United States, if only for a brief period of holding up signs. Cain started his career as a bodybuilder, running the circuit for 7 years. He first appeared as a wrestler in the Indypendent Wrestling Federation under various names. He was briefly in a tag team in the NWA with Toad, called Dangerous Minds. Lodi's first main trainer was C.W. Anderson, a legend in the independent circuits. In 1997, Lodi appeared in many federations, mainly as Raizen Cain. These federations included the Southern Wrestling Association, National Championship Wrestling, Southern Championship Wrestling, and All-Star Wrestling. After a stint in the WCW Power Plant, Cain joined WCW, and first appeared at World War III in November 1997 as "Lodi", the sign-toting member of Raven's Flock. He was named Lodi since he somewhat resembles Billy Idol, and Idol spelled backwards is "Lodi".

His biggest win in WCW came when, with help from the Flock, he defeated Saturn, forcing him to be Lodi's slave until Fall Brawl '98. Although Lodi forced Saturn to do many humiliating things, he never managed to force him to submit. At Fall Brawl, Saturn beat Raven, disbanding the Flock and leaving Lodi "homeless". Lodi appeared a few times, showing off his signs, but he really seemed not to have anything behind him anymore. He vanished from the WCW scene, only appearing during the Spring Break Fest show on MTV. During this time, Lodi went to the WWO, wrestling in a few matches. However, a new WCW angle was on the horizon from the one-time Flock member.

In late June '99, Lodi began being seen with Lenny Lane. The two seemed to have a "gay" angle happening, going as far as both wrestlers wearing pink and talking to each other in 'different' ways. However, it was later shown that the men were brothers (at least in WCW). The two began tagging together as the West Hollywood Blondes, and, although they rarely won, they at least were getting recognition again. In September '99, Lodi helped Lenny win the Cruiserweight Title, and was always there to add some interference to help keep him the champ. Even that did not last, however, as Lodi couldn't stop Psychosis from taking the belt away. The angle soon died off, as the two men were taken off of television due to complaints from GLAAD about their negative portrayal of homosexuals.

Lodi and Lenny would still appear together occassionally, trying on new angles, such as when they came out in suits with Miss Hancock as Standards & Practices, watching the other wrestlers. Later, they were paired up as Rave and Lane of the XS. This didn't last very long, since they did not receive heat in the eyes of the fans. Thus, in August of 2000, with WCW making cutbacks on some of its wrestlers, Lodi and Lenny were taken out from WCW's line-up. After a falling out with Lane due to the way they left the federation, Lodi went on his own, wrestling in different independent organizations. In October '00, Lodi made his first appearence in NWA Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, carrying a sign that said "Look Who's Back?" He promptly defeated "The Outlaw" Wayne Taylor with a DDT.

Lodi stayed in the NWA MACW into 2001, teaming with "Tuff T" Curtis Thompson, another independent wrestler, in the Tag-Team Title division. He would also wrestle occasionally for the World Title. Neither belt ever found its way around his waist. Lodi would later move back to Atlanta, for reasons unknown, and competed in different independent organizations. In the later months of 2001, Lodi appeared in the WWAS, a new organization in Australia that collected many former WCW wrestlers, including Lodi's former ally, Lenny Lane. The two men were placed in the WWAS Title Tournament when Juventud Guerrera was injured, competing in a Triangle match against the Road Dogg Jesse James. Unfortunately, the two could not get along, allowing the Road Dogg to get the victory and move on in the tournament. Whether this is the start of a major feud between Lodi & Lane is unknown, but it's definitely another chance for Lodi to show his skills to a wrestling audience, still trying to shake the shadows of bad angles.

Pay-Per-View/Show History: (2 - 8)
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 = Lodi was completely destroyed by Saturn.
- WCW World War III '98 = Lodi competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Kevin Nash.
- WCW Uncensored '00 = Rave and Lane lost to Norman Smiley and the KISS Demon.
- TCW Carrolton Show (June 30, '01) = Lodi fell to New Jack.
- TCW Jacksonville Show (August 25, '01) = Lodi & Leilani Kai were beaten by Jorge Estrada & Kim Neilsen.
- WWAS Sydney Superdome (October 26, '01) = Lodi lost a "Triangle" match to the Road Dogg in the WWAS Title Tournament. Lenny Lane was the other participant.
- WFA Richmond Show (February 2, '02) = Lodi won over Steve Corino.
- WWA "Revolution" (February 24, '02) = Lodi & Lenny Lane were defeated by Ernest Miller & Rick Steiner.
- SCW Raleigh Show (February 28, '02) = Lodi & Ali Steele fell to C.W. Anderson & Cham Pain.
- SCW Raleigh Show (September 19, '02) = Lodi took down Rico Rage.

Title History:
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Hardcore Champion (??/??/??)
- TCW Hardcore Champion (9/15/01 - ??/??/??)
- TWE (Tarheel) Heavyweight Champion (4/30/2005 - ??)