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Cal Bloom is an American professional wrestler and former college football player. He is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand under the ring name Von Wagner.

Early years

Cal was born to parents Wayne and Yvonne Bloom sometime in 1994, in Osseo, Minnesota. He graduated from Osseo High School in 2012.

Football career (2012-2016)

After graduating high school, Bloom played football at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He played as a tight end for the UCF Knights from 2012-2016.

Professional wrestling career

Early years

Cal is a second-generation professional wrestler. His father Wayne Bloom wrestled during the late 1980s and into the 1990s for major promotions including World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (previously known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)). Despite not making any prior in-ring debut, Bloom underwent early training from pro wrestling veterans including his father Wayne, Ken Kennedy and Brad Rheingans.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2019-present)

NXT (2019-present)

During March 2019, it was announced Bloom was one of three recruits recently signed with the WWE. The others included Stokely Hathaway and Robert Strauss. During that same month, Bloom underwent additional training at the WWE Performance Center. He made his in-ring debut during a May 3 house show, teaming with fellow recruit Denzel Dejournette in a tag match lost to Dan Matha & Riddick Moss. The following week during a May 10 house show, Bloom wrestled his second match teaming with Nick Comoroto in a loss against team 3.0. The following month, Bloom wrestled his third match during a June 15 house show teaming with Brennan Williams and Isaiah Scott in defeating team 3.0 and Cezar Bononi.

On the September 14, 2021 episode of NXT, he made his NXT TV debut with the new ring name Von Wagner. He replaced Kyle O'Reilly who was previously attacked by Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland in a Fatal Four Way Match for the vacant NXT Championship against LA Knight, Pete Dunne and Tommaso Ciampa in which he lost.

Personal life

Bloom is the son of former professional wrestler Wayne Bloom.

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