Tadarius Thomas



Title History

Career Hightlights [Courtesy in part to ROHWrestling.com]

  • Born in Detroit, Tadarius Thomas comes from a background very similar to other men from the Motor City, but unlike many he found his way out of the poverty-stricken neighborhood where he was bullied most of his youth.
  • That bullying led Thomas first to amateur wrestling where he had to travel out of Detroit, since his high school did not have wrestling available, to the Highland Park suburb in order learn.
  • Wrestling led Thomas to to the world of Mixed Martial Arts and to the city of Montreal where he trained and eventually had his first fight at the age of only 17. Thomas, who like to say he is the only man in wrestling who can fight on his feet or upside down, is well versed in many martial arts including Brazilian jui jitsu, boxing, and submission grappling, but it is the African-Brazilian martial art called Capoeira that he claims as his favorite. It is a style that incorporates dancing, gymnastics, and a variety of kicks from any position and is the reason Tadarius says he is just as comfortable fighting up side down as he is standing on his feet.
  • Looking for further challenge, Thomas left MMA to pursue a career in boxing where he claimed two Eastern Michigan golden glove championship and was named Michigan’s 2005 outstanding boxer of the year with a record of 36-5-1 and 20 consecutive knockouts . Boxing led to professional wrestling and to Truth Martini’s House of Truth school, but following his training, Thomas says he left the HoT because of Martini’s corrupt intentions. Now here in Ring of Honor, Thomas look to have the same successes in pro wrestling that his natural athletic gifts and hard work have brought him in the world of MMA & boxing.
  • August 25, 2012 – ROH TV: QT Marshall defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • September 15, 2012 – Death Before Dishonor: Tadarius Thomas defeated Silas Young in a Survival of the Fittest qualifier.
  • October 6, 2012 – ROH TV: ROH TV Champion Adam Cole defeated Tadarius Thomas to retain.
  • October 13, 2012 – Glory by Honor: Tadarius Thomas defeated Rhino.
  • November 17, 2012 – ROH TV: Roderick Strong defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 18, 2013 – ROH TV: ROH World Champion Kevin Steen defeated Tadarius Thomas to retain.
  • January 19, 2013 – ROH Live Event: Bobby Fish (w/Kyle O’Reilly) defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • February 2, 2013 – ROH TV: Matt Taven defeated Tadarius Thomas in the finals of the top prospects tournament.
  • February 9, 2013 – ROH TV: Tadarius Thomas beat Antonio Thomas in the Top Prospect Tournament 1st round.
  • February 16, 2013 – ROH TV: Tadarius Thomas defeated QT Marshall in the semifinals of the ROH Top Prospect Tournament.
  • February 16, 2013 – ROH Live Event: Jay Lethal defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • March 23, 2013 – ROH TV: Matt Taven defeated Tadarius Thomas. to win the 2013 top prospect final and receiving a TV Title shot at the 11th Anniversary Event.
  • March 2, 2013 – 11th Anniversary: ACH defeated QT Marshall, Silas Young, Mike Sydal, Adam Page, Tadarius Thomas in the 6 man mayhem.
  • April 5, 2013 – Super Card of Honor: ACH & Tadarius Thomas defeated Marshall & Barrister RD Evans.
  • April 20, 2013 – ROH TV: Jorge Santi vs. Tadarius Thomas was declared a no contest due to interference from S.C.U.M.
  • May 4, 2013 – Border Wars: Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • May 11, 2013 – ROH Live Event: Matt Taven defeated TaDarius Thomas.
  • May 24, 2013 – JT Lightning Invitational: Louis Lyndon defeated TaDarius Thomas.
  • June 1, 2013 – ROH TV: Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated QT Marshall and RD Evans & TaDarius Thomas and ACH in a 3-way tag team match.
  • June 8, 2013 – ROH Live and Let Die: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) defeats ACH & Tadarius Thomas.