Jonah Rock (August 25, 1988) is an Australian professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) appearing on the NXT brand under the ring name Bronson Reed. He is a former NXT North American Champion.
Professional wrestling career
Early years (2007-2019)
Debuting in 2007 under the ring names Jonah Rock and J-Rock, he spent 12 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 Champion, former one-time International Wrestling Australia 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.
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.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2019-present)
During 2019, Rock along with several Australian independent wrestlers were signed to WWE. Debuting under the ring name Jermaine Haley, his first match was at a March 9 NXT live event, losing to Riddick Moss. Two weeks later, Haley returned for a match during a March 21 NXT Live event, lost against Saurav Gurjar. Three months later, during the June 12 NXT Taping, he debuted his new ring name as Bronson Reed, winning his debut match defeating Dexter Lumis. He competed for his first title during the June 7 NXT Live event, where Reed teamed with fellow Australian recruit Brendan Vink to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship, but were unsuccessful against the reigning champions The Street Profits. The following month, Reed made his televised debut during the July 17 episode of NXT. There, Reed competed in the 2019 NXT Breakout Tournament, advancing in the first round after eliminating Dexter Lumis. He returned on the July 31 episode of NXT during which he was eliminated in the semifinal by Cameron Grimes. He returned the following month on the August 21 episode of NXT, during which he lost a match against fellow Australian wrestler Shane Thorne. During the August 24 NXT Live event, Reed received his second title opportunity competing for the NXT Championship, but lost to the reigning champion Adam Cole. Three months later, Reed returned to television on the November 13 episode of NXT, losing a singles match against Isaiah Scott. He returned to television the following month on the Christmas edition of NXT where he was defeated by Dominik Dijakovic.
Reed returned to television in 2020 during the month of February, where he made two single match appearances against Roderick Strong and Killian Dain. As WWE adjusted to producing broadcasted shows in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reed returned to television on the June 3 episode of NXT, losing to Cameron Grimes. His last two televised appearances during the month included singles matches against Leon Ruff and recent NXT recruit Karrion Kross. Reed returned on the July 8 episode of NXT where he defeated Isaiah Scott. On the July 22 episode of NXT Reed won a three-way match defeating Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong to qualify for an eventual Number One Contender for a NXT North American Championship. On August 22 at NXT TakeOver: XXX, Reed competed in a five-way Ladder Match to crown the new NXT North American Champion losing to Damian Priest. Reed returned to television in September where he competed in singles matches during the Super Tuesday specials of NXT against Austin Theory and Timothy Thatcher. On the September 23 episode of NXT, Reed competed in a Gauntlet Elimination match to determine the new Number One Contender to the NXT Championship, losing to Kyle O'Reilly. In 2021 during the opening night of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Reed won a Gauntlet Eliminator match to become the Number One Contender to the NXT North American Championship. After losing his title match on the second night of NXT TakeOver, Reed met Johnny Gargano in a rematch on the May 18 episode of NXT. He successfully defeated Gargano to become the new NXT North American Champion.
- Finishers & signature moves
- "The Aus-zilla"
- Managers and valets
- Teams and stables
Championships and accomplishments
- Explosive Pro Wrestling
- EPW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- International Wrestling Australia
- IWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Melbourne City Wrestling
- MCW Intercommonwealth Championship (1 time)
- MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- MCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Wrestle Rampage
- WR Australian National Championship (3 times)