• Name: A-Train
  • Real Name: Matt Bloom
  • Date of Birth: November 14, 1972
  • Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Height: 6'7
  • Weight: 350 pounds
  • WWE Debut: December 15, 2002
  • Finishers: Derailer, Train Wreck


The bald-headed and destructive big man elevated his status from Albert to A-Train with his new Train Wreck maneuver. He has hair on his torso and chest, which has often forced the fans to chant "Shave your back!". The big man has involved in rivalries with major stars of the company like Undertaker, Chris Benoit, Edge and Rey Mysterio. The train wrecking big man has dominated his opponents with his destructive maneuvers along with his partner Big Show. A-Train has fared better than his days as Albert and has established himself as a main event wrestler.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2002 - 2004)
SmackDown! (2002 - 2004)
After Albert injured Rey Mysterio on December 5, 2002 edition of SmackDown!, Paul Heyman took him under his wing and repackaged him as A-Train, a bald-headed serious monster with a hairy chest. A-Train began a rivalry with Edge. At Armageddon, A-Train competed in his first match and made his pay-per-view debut, losing to Edge by disqualification after hitting him with a chair. On December 19 edition of SmackDown!, Edge defeated A-Train in a rematch. On December 28 edition of SmackDown!, A-Train earned his first victory by defeating Funaki.

Entering 2003, A-Train participated in his first Royal Rumble match as the #25 entrant at Royal Rumble. He lasted eleven minutes until he was eliminated by Rob Van Dam and Kane. Brock Lesnar won 2003 Royal Rumble. A-Train formed a tag team with Paul Heyman's client Big Show. At No Way Out, A-Train interfered in Show's match against Undertaker, which Undertaker won. After the match, A-Train delivered a Derailer to Undertaker.

At WrestleMania XIX, Big Show and A-Train were scheduled to compete against Undertaker and Nathan Jones in a No Disqualification match but Show and A-Train attacked Jones and injured him, thus making it a Handicap match, which Undertaker won, after Jones attacked Show. On April 3 edition of SmackDown!, A-Train participated in a #1 Contender's Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Backlash, losing to Chris Benoit in the quarter-final round. A-Train ended his partnership with Big Show after Show began chasing the WWE Championship and A-Train moved on to singles competition.

At Vengeance, A-Train cost SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon, a No Countout match against Sable. He formed an alliance with Mr. McMahon and Sable. A-Train began a rivalry with Undertaker, which culminated in a match between the two at SummerSlam, which Undertaker won. A-Train began his next rivalry with Chris Benoit, which culminated in a match between the two at No Mercy, which Benoit won. At Survivor Series, A-Train was on Brock Lesnar's Team Lesnar, consisting of Big Show, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan, against Kurt Angle's Team Angle, consisting of Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly, Bradshaw and John Cena, in a Survivor Series match. A-Train was eliminated by Bradshaw. Team Angle won. Benoit and Cena survived the match.

On November 27 edition of SmackDown!, A-Train participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. He was eliminated by Eddie Guerrero. Chris Benoit and John Cena won the Battle Royal. Entering 2004, A-Train defeated Shannon Moore to qualify for the Royal Rumble on January 22 edition of SmackDown!. At Royal Rumble, A-Train participated in the 2004 Royal Rumble match as the #16 entrant. He lasted one minute until he was eliminated by the eventual winner Chris Benoit.

On January 29 edition of SmackDown!, A-Train participated in the SmackDown! Royal Rumble as the #12 entrant to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at No Way Out. He was eliminated by eventual winner Eddie Guerrero. On March 13 edition of Velocity, A-Train competed in his last match as part of the SmackDown! roster, losing to Hardcore Holly. On March 25, A-Train was traded to the Raw brand.

Raw (2004)
After being drafted to the Raw brand, A-Train disappeared from WWE television. On June 7 edition of Raw, A-Train returned to WWE television and competed in his first match as part of the Raw roster, losing to Chris Jericho. It turned out to be A-Train's last match as he suffered a rotator cuff injury and was out of action. On November 1, A-Train was released from WWE, thus ending his career after five-year tenure of domination and destruction of his fellow WWE competitors.

A-Train's WWE Photo Gallery:
Big Show and A-Train

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