Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Jay Bradley at Blizzard Brawl 2019

Jay Bradley has wrestled for the WWE (as Ryan Braddock), for TNA/Impact (as Jay Bradley and Aiden O'Shea) and several independent companies. It was at Resistance Pro in 2011, where I first met Jay, although I was aware of him already at that point.
I was always and still am a big fan of Jay's work. His "Boom stick" move can be devastating and he delivers it well. His size, skills and attitude, coupled with the boom stick make him as good a total package is there is out there.
Jay is currently working for THE nwa, as an active wrestler, but probably a bit of a coach, too. Jay has the mind needed to be a great teacher. I am pretty sure any students of Jay's would not be big into the flipping and flopping that is too common these days. Jay is much more old school, but still very relevant.
I haven't seen Jay since Great Lakes Championship Wrestling's Blizzard Brawl 2019, where he was part of a 6 man tag match. Jay did deliver the boom stick during the bout, but in this type of match, he did not see a ton of action. I was a bit disappointed, because I wanted to see Jay go smashmouth one-on-one with any opponent. I wanted to see a brutal slugfest, which I know Jay can deliver.
Still, it was great seeing Jay. I consider him to be one of my favorites on the indy scene.
I really think he would have been the champ at RPro during his time there, except he was in demand in Japan and by TNA. You always knew you would see an excellent match when Jay was involved.
Go to NationalWrestlingAlliance.com for more info on Jay and the NWA. You can go to the Great Lakes Championship Wrestling site for all of their news and events, the next of which is Release the Titan featuring Adam Scherr (aka Braun Strowman) on Saturday, February 19.
Jay Bradley and me in Waukesha, WI-December 2019.

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