Steve Bradley



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 245 lbs

Real Name: Steven Bisson

DOB: 12/10/1975

DOD: 12/04/2008

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Other Names: None

Wrestler Since: 1991

Finishing Maneuver: Unknown

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #84(2002), #144(2001), #152(2000), #165(1999)

Other Related Websites:
Steve Bradley - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Steve Bradley - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Pulled From the Cached Google version of the Top Rope Wrestling Academy description [which no longer exists], 9/20/2007)

Steve Bradley started his pro wrestling career in 1991. At the age of 15, Bradley began working for many promotions in the north east, NWA/CWA, Ringside Wrestling, ECWA, UCW, NEW and many more local organizations. At the time Steve was best known for becoming the 1999 ECWA "Super-8" Tournament winner. Bradley continued to travel the east coast on the independent wrestling circut until 1998 when Steve signed a 3 year contract with the World Wrestling Federation.

Soon after signing with the WWE, Steve was asked to make bi-weekly trips to the WWE headquaters in Stamford, Conn. for private training sessions with WWE Talent Director, Dr. Tom Pritchard and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle. After a few months, Bradley and Kurt Angle were assigned to Power Pro Wrestling, in Memphis, TN where the two shared an apartment and continued to train together.

Steve's experience proved to be very helpful to the newcomer Kurt Angle. Bradley vs. Angle became the hottest feud in Mid South wrestling ("underrated feud of the year"- Pro Wrestling Illustrated 1999) as the two battled over the Power Pro Wrestling Championship. In early 1999 Steve Bradley became the first man in pro wrestling to defeat Kurt Angle by pinfall to capture the PPW title. After holding the PPW title on two more seperate occasions, the WWE parted ways with Power Pro Wrestling and Steve Bradley was assigned to IWA Puerto Rico. Steve spent a year wrestling in IWA PR/Japan where he was embroiled in a bloody feud with Savio Vega. Steve managed to capture the IWA tag team championship three times with then tag team partner "Lone Wolf" Andy Anderson.

In early 2001, Steve was once again assigned to Memphis, to wrestle for the new WWE territory, Memphis Championship Wrestling (MCW). Steve Bradley's first night back in Memphis, he defeated K-Kwik to become the Southern Heavyweight Champion. While also being managed by former WWE Womans Champion Victoria, he went on to hold the Southern Heavyweight Championship for the entire year. During that time, Steve Bradley became the first and only man in history to simultaneously hold the Power Pro Championship and the Southern Heavyweight Championship. Also, for the next 6 months, Steve would travel full time to compete at WWE TV tapings in dark matches nationwide. In 2001 Steve was flown to Houston, TX to compete at WrestleMania X-7 as a part of WrestleMania Excess, and a cameo appearance in the Hardcore Championship Match at the Astro Dome.

After the WWE again parted ways with Memphis, Steve was sent to Cincinnati, OH to wrestle in the Heartland Wrestling Association and Ohio Valley Wrestling. Steve went on to hold the HWA tag team title three times with partner Lance Cade (Garrison Cade) and one time with partner Val Venis. Steve also spent time as "booker" of the HWA and also assisted in the training. In July 2002, after the purchase of WCW by the WWE and a sharp drop in WWE revenue, Steve Bradley was released on good terms from his WWE contract. He went on to found the Top Rope Pro Wrestling Academy.

Steve Braddley was found dead on December 4th, 2008, in a parking lot across the street from where he once operated his pro wrestling school.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (3 - 1)
- ECWA 3rd Annual Super Eight Tournament (February 27, '99) = Bradley defeated Ace Darling, Devon Storm, and Christopher Daniels to win the tournament.
- HWA 4th Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show (August 9, '01) = Bradley & Rico Constantino fell to the Haas Brothers.

Title Summary:
- PPW Young Guns Champion (3/19/99 - 5/07/99)
- PPW Young Guns Champion(2) (7/17/99 - 8/99)
- PPW Heavyweight Champion (8/07/99 - 9/18/99)
- PPW Heavyweight Champion(2) (9/25/99 - 12/04/99)
- PPW Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/15/00 - 1/19/00)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Andy Anderson (6/03/00 - 6/16/00)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Andy Anderson (6/17/00 - 7/08/00)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Andy Anderson (??/??/??)
- MCW Southern Heavyweight Champion (11/03/00 - 6/16/01)
- MCW Southern Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/07/01)
- HWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Val Venis (12/08/01 - 2/13/02)
- HWA Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Lance Cade (2/20/02 - 3/12/02)
- HWA Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Lance Cade (3/15/02 - 4/10/02)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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