Former UCF Knights tight end Cal Bloom made his pro wrestling TV debut on Friday night’s edition of WWE SmackDown on Fox, as he took on WWE superstar Sheamus.
It did not go well:
Bloom played at UCF from 2013-2016, catching five passes for 37 yards during his career. He graduated in 2016. He would go into the wrestling business, following in the footsteps of his dad, Wayne “The Train” Bloom.
Bloom is a 2nd generation wrestler as his dad wrestled in various wrestling organzations including AWA (1988-1991) and the WWF (1991-1993) where he was best known as being part of tag team “Destruction Crew” where they had won Tag titles in AWA and changed name to the Beverly Brothers.
Bloom’s Beverly Brothers vs Money Incorperated from WWE Monday Night Raw in 1993
Bloom wrestled at World Championship Wrestling as well as he had multiple stints with one of his last matches came against wrestling super star Bill Goldberg 1998 and part was part of Goldberg’s historic win streak.
Bloom signed a developmental contract with WWE a year ago and has been working at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. He’s also been doing some live shows as part of the NXT brand:
Coincidentally, Bloom made his WWE TV debut at the Performance Center, where WWE is currently taping their Raw, Smackdown, and NXT TV shows due to the coronavirus.
Hopefully Friday night is just the first step in Bloom having a long and successful wrestling career