Late last year, I was asked to write Brodus Clay’s entry in the upcoming second version of the WWE Encyclopedia (pre-order here). The only problem was that the only sign of Clay were those vignettes that briefly ran. But I wrote the entry anyway. Of course, my luck being what it is, Clay later re-debuted as The Funkasaurus, which meant I had to scrap the original entry that I wrote.
But fear not. Because I hate waste, I’m posting the cutting-room floor Clay entry, which was eventually replaced in the WWE Encyclopedia. Enjoy:
WT 396 lbs.
From Pasadena, California
Signature Move The Fall of Humanity
At nearly 400 pounds, Brodus Clay is both an irresistible force and immovable object rolled into one mass of humanity. Making matters worse for his opposition, the “Mastodon of Mayhem” couples his jaw-dropping girth with a speed and agility rarely found in men his size.
Brodus Clay crashed onto the season during season four of NXT, where he grossed more than twice as many victories than any other rookie. As a result of his impressive won-loss record, Clay earned a spot in the season’s finale.
Fellow Rookie Johnny Curtis eventually took home NXT’s top honors. But that didn’t stop Clay. The big man was quickly scooped up by Alberto Del Rio to serve as the Mexican Aristocrat’s bodyguard. The role was not foreign to Clay, who served as Snoop Dogg’s protection years earlier.
Simply protecting Del Rio eventually began to lose its luster for Clay, who craved to put his fierce brand of no-nonsense offense on display. He later broke out on his own and became a major force with which to be reckoned.
Be sure to pre-order your copy of the upcoming WWE Encyclopedia early. You don’t want to be shut out. Trust me!