Bronson Reed
Reed in November 2021
Birth nameJermaine Haley
Born (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 35)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Bronson Reed
Jermaine Hailey
Jonah Rock
Big Dog
"Big" Bronson Reed
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Billed weight330 lb (150 kg)[2]
Billed fromAdelaide, South Australia
Black Forest, South Australia[2]
Trained byDamian Slater
Hartley Jackson

Jermaine Haley (born 25 August 1988) is an Australian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Bronson Reed. He is a former NXT North American Champion.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2007–2018)

Jonah Rock against Robbie Eagles in 2013

Debuting in 2007 under the ring names Jonah Rock and J-Rock, he spent 11 years working throughout the Australian independent circuit. While wrestling in Australia, Rock earned numerous titles. He is a former three-time Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion, former one-time Explosive Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion, former one-time Pacific Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, former one-time Heavyweight Champion, former one-time Professional Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion and a former one-time Melbourne City Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, one-time Intercommonwealth Champion and one-time Tag Team Champion.[citation needed]

Rock's early work was not limited to solely appearing in Australian promotions. He also appeared in Japan's Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion, the British promotions Revolution Pro Wrestling and PROGRESS Wrestling, the German promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling and the American independent promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.[citation needed]

WWE (2019–2021)

In January 2019, Haley's signing was announced along with 11 other recruits where he would report to the WWE's developmental territory NXT. On 9 March, he would make his debut on an NXT live event wrestling under his real name losing to Riddick Moss. In June, his ring name was changed to Bronson Reed. On the 17 July episode of NXT, Reed made his official televised debut competing in the NXT Breakout Tournament as a face, where he defeated Dexter Lumis in the first round but was defeated by Cameron Grimes in the quarter-finals. On the 21 August episode of NXT, Reed was defeated by his former TMDK stablemate Shane Thorne.[citation needed]

Reaching 2020, on the 5 February episode of NXT, he was attacked by The Undisputed Era backstage after trying to come to the aid of Kushida. The following week, he challenged Roderick Strong to a match but was defeated.[3] On the 3 June episode of NXT, Reed was defeated by Grimes. Following the match, he was attacked by Karrion Kross. On the 17 June episode of NXT, Reed defeated Leon Ruff and called out Kross challenging him to a match for the next week.[4] The following week, Reed was defeated by Kross.[5] Next, Reed would enter a short feud with newcomer LA Knight, defeating him in a singles match. After gaining momentum, he focused on the NXT North American Championship. At NXT: Takeover XXX in August, Reed was unsuccessful in winning the title.[citation needed]

In April 2021, on Night 1 of NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver, Reed won a Six-man Gauntlet Eliminator match, to become the #1 contender for the North American Championship. On Night 2 of the event, Reed faced the reigning champion Johnny Gargano in a losing effort, but defeated him on the 18 May episode of NXT in a steel cage match to win the title, becoming the first Australian and non-American wrestler to hold the NXT North American Championship. At NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Reed teamed with the NXT Tag Team Champions, MSK to successfully defend their titles against Legado Del Fantasma in a winner take all match. On the 29 June episode of NXT, Reed dropped the title to Isaiah "Swerve" Scott after interference from Hit Row, ending his reign at 42 days.[6] On the 27 July episode of NXT, Reed was defeated by Adam Cole in what would be his final WWE match in this stint. On 6 August, Haley was released from his WWE contract.[7]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2021–2022)

At Battle in the Valley on 13 November 2021, Haley, using the ring name Jonah, made his New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) debut, attacking FinJuice (David Finlay and Juice Robinson), establishing himself as a heel in the process.[8] After his debut, Jonah would go on short lived winning streak defeating Lucas Riley in his NJPW in-ring debut and then a month later defeating David Finlay. On 15 January 2022, Jonah suffered his first NJPW loss in a tag team match against FinJuice as he teamed with Bad Dude Tito. On 6 March, Shane Haste, assisted Jonah and Tito, in defeating FinJuice and reformed The Mighty Don't Kneel as a stable.[9]

On 12 June during Dominion 6.12 in Osaka-jo Hall, Jonah was announced as a participant in the G1 Climax 32 tournament starting in July, as a part of the A block.[10] Jonah scored 8 points in his block, narrowly missing out on a spot in the semi-finals. However, one of Jonah's wins was an upset victory over former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and eventual tournament winner Kazuchika Okada.[11][12]

Impact Wrestling (2021–2022)

At Turning Point on 20 November 2021, Jonah made his Impact Wrestling debut, attacking Josh Alexander and leaving him bloodied.[13][14] They had a match at Hard To Kill, where Alexander defeated him.[15][16] After his loss to Alexander, Jonah would embark on a winning streak defeating the likes of Crazzy Steve, Black Taurus, Raj Singh, and Honor No More's PCO. His winning streak would come to an end at Rebellion, after being defeated by Tomohiro Ishii. His final match was a loss to PCO in a Monster's Ball match. On 6 May, Jonah announced his departure from the company.[17]

Return to WWE (2022–present)

Haley made his unannounced return to WWE on the 19 December 2022 episode of Raw, reprising the Bronson Reed character, where he helped The Miz defeat Dexter Lumis in a ladder match, establishing himself as a heel.[18] On the 30 January 2023 episode of Raw, Reed defeated Dolph Ziggler to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match for the United States Championship at the namesake event.[19] At the event on 18 February, Reed failed to win the title.[20]

After being eliminated last in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by Bobby Lashley, Reed engaged a feud with Lashley from the 10 April episode of Raw which led to a match and both men were counted out, despite his exhaustion. A week later on an episode of Raw aired on 17 April, Reed interfered in a match between Lashley and Austin Theory, which led to a beat down of Lashley, leaving him lying in the ring.[21] A few days later, on 21 April edition of SmackDown, Reed was added to a triple threat match for the WWE United States Championship at Backlash.[22] At the event, Reed was unsuccessful in winning the championship, as he was pinned by Theory.[23]

Personal life

Haley is married to his high school sweetheart Paige, who made an appearance on NXT after he won the NXT North American Championship.[24] He is of Samoan descent.[25] On 24 February 2024, Haley announced on Twitter that his wife, Paige, had given birth, making him miss the Elimination Chamber: Perth Pay-per-view he was supposed to go attend.[26]

Championships and accomplishments


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