Todd Bradford

Todd Bradford

About Todd Bradford

Todd Bradford

Todd Bradford

September 09, 1960

Place of Birth    :   Los Angeles, California, USA
Also Known As    :   Todd Champion, KGB, Perro Russo
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Todd Bradford is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Todd Champion. He competed in the Southeastern United States, winning titles in several promotions, including World Championship Wrestling. Champion started wrestling in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions in 1986, making his debut in a match against Ivan Koloff on an NWA Worldwide taping that April. He gained his first televised victory only a month later when he pinned The Golden Terror on the May 24 edition of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. However Champion was used primarily as a jobber, until he was sent to the Central States territory to team with D.J. Peterson to develop his skills. He and Peterson captured the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship by defeating The Thunderfoots on November 7, 1986. They held the title for almost two months before dropping it to The MOD Squad on January 2, 1987. Champion made a full-time return to Jim Crockett Promotions in April 1987. He teamed with Denny Brown to defeat The Mulkey Brothers in the first round of the 1987 Crockett Cup. The duo would then lose to The Giant Baba & Isao Takagi in the second round. In his second year he experienced more success, winning matches against The Thunderfoots, The Italian Stallion, and John Savage. On June 6, 1987 edition of NWA Pro Champion earned a title shot against NWA Television Champion Tully Blanchard but was unsuccessful. While continuing to be an enhancement talent, Champion teamed frequently with Italian Stallion, Denny Brown, and Lazer Tron throughout the year. He finished his run in November 1987. A now seasoned Todd Champion returned to the United States in July 1991 and formed a tag team called The Patriots with Firebreaker Chip in World Championship Wrestling. They were billed as hailing from "WCW Special Forces", with Todd Champion wearing military fatigues and Firebreaker Chip wearing a fireman's helmet and coat. They feuded with The Fabulous Freebirds and The Young Pistols. The Patriots won the WCW United States Tag Team Championship by defeating the Freebirds on August 12, 1991 and defended the title before losing it to the Young Pistols on November 5. The team disbanded and Champion left the promotion after facing The Super Invader at WrestleWar on May 17, 1992. Champion went to the United States Wrestling Association, where he feuded with Butch Reed and Jerry Lawler over their top title. He won the title, the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Reed on October 17, 1992. He held the title belt for sixteen days before dropping it to Lawler on November 2. On the November 14, 1993 edition of WCW Main Event Champion made his return to WCW when he defeated Rip Rogers. He was then interviewed by Tony Schiavone, where he challenged WCW Television Champion Lord Steven Regal. The following week he wrestled Regal to a draw. On the November 28 edition Champion then beat Regal by disqualification. The two would have yet another match, this time on the February 12, 1994 edition of WCW Worldwide where Regal finally emerged victorious. He next appeared at Bash at the Beach 95 when he attempted to save Alex Wright from a postmatch attack by Vader.