Jermaine Haley is a 32-year-old Australian professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE’s NXT brand and wrestles under the ring name, Bronson Reed.
Haley began his wrestling career in 2007 and worked for Australia’s independent circuit for 12 years. He was known as Jonah Rock or J-Rock. While wrestling in Australia, Haley earned numerous titles. Jermaine Haley is a former three-time Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion. Haley also won the Explosive Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship and the Pacific Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship. While wrestling for Melbourne City Wrestling, he was the MCW Heavyweight Champion and one half of the MCW Tag Team Champions.
Haley also worked for 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.
Haley’s WWE NXT Debut
In January 2019, Haley, along with 11 other recruits, was signed to WWE’s NXT brand. Two months later, he made his debut on a NXT live event wrestling where he was defeated by Riddick Moss. In June, Haley’s ring name was changed to Bronson Reed.
During a June 7th NXT live event, Reed had his first title shot where he teamed with fellow Australian, Brendan Vink, to challenge the reigning champions, the Street Profits, for the NXT Tag Team Championship. Reed and Vink were unsuccessful.
On July 17, 2019, Bronson Reed made his televised in-ring debut at the NXT Breakout Tournament. In the first round, he defeated Dexter Lumis but he was defeated in the semi-finals by Cameron Grimes. The following month on August 21st, Reed returned to in-ring action in a losing match against Shane Thorne.
On August 24 2019, Reed received his second title opportunity for the NXT Championship but lost to Adam Cole, the reigning NXT Champion. In February 2020, Reed was attacked by the Undisputed Era for helping defend KUSHIDA. In the following weeks, Reed was defeated in various matches to Roderick Strong, Cameron Grimes and Karrion Kross.
On the July 22nd episode of NXT, Reed defeated Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong to qualify for a spot in a ladder match for the vacated NXT North American Championship at NXT: Takeover XXX. At the event, Reed had an impressive showing but failed to win the title.
Bronson Reed Wins NXT North American Championship
On May 18th, 2021, Bronson Reed faced Johnny Gargano on NXT and was victorious in an epic Steel Cage Match for the NXT North American Championship title.
Birth name: Jermaine Haley
Born: August 26, 1988, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Ring name(s): J-Rock, Jonah Rock, Jermaine Hailey, Bronson Reed
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing move(s): Death Drop Driver, King Kong Lariat, Brainbuster, Samoan Drop, Diving Splash
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Explosive Pro Wrestling
- EPW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- International Wrestling Australia
- IWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Melbourne City Wrestling
- MCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Melbourne City Wrestling Intercommonwealth Championship (1 time)
- Ballroom Brawl (2017)
- Third Triple Crown Champion
- NWA Australian Wrestling Alliance
- NWA AWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Queensland Double Crown Championship (1 time)
- Pacific Pro Wrestling
- PPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Australia
- PWA Pacific Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Wrestle Rampage
- WR Australian National Championship (3 times)
- WR Meltdown World Tag Team Championships (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT North American Championship (1 time, current)