Tadarius Thomas

 

Tadarius

Title History

  • PGP franchise title defeating Arik Cannon (February 9, 2013);
  • XICW extreme intense title defeating Jimmy Jacobs (June 8, 2014);

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 – ROH Glory by Honor: Tadarius Thomas defeated Rhino.
  • November 17, 2012 – ROH TV: Roderick Strong defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 18, 2013 – ROH Hunt for the Gold: ROH World Champion Kevin Steen defeated Tadarius Thomas to retain.
  • January 19, 2013 – ROH Defy or Deny: Bobby Fish (w/Kyle O’Reilly) defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 20, 2013 – SCW: Louis Lyndon defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 25, 2013 – AAW: Kyle O’Reilly defeated Tadarius Thomas in the 1st round.
  • February 2, 2013 – ROH TV: Tadarius Thomas beat Antonio Thomas in the Top Prospect Tournament 1st round.
  • February 9, 2013 – PGP: Tadarius Thomas defeated Dysfunction in the semi-finals. Tadarius Thomas defeated Arik Cannon to win the tournament and the vacant franchise title.
  • February 9, 2013 – ROH TV (Taped): Matt Taven defeated Tadarius Thomas in the finals of the top prospects tournament.
  • February 10, 2013 – XICW: XICW midwest heavyweight champion Rhino, TD Thomas and Hakim Zane defeated Petey Williams, Truth Martini and Vinnie Scarboni to retain the title.
  • February 16, 2013 – ROH TV: Tadarius Thomas defeated QT Marshall in the semifinals of the ROH Top Prospect Tournament.
  • February 16, 2013 – ROH Honor vs Evil: Jay Lethal defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • February 22, 2013 – Battle Arts: Alessandro Del Bruno and Scotty O’Shea defeated Hakim Zane and 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 – ROH 11th Anniversary: ACH defeated QT Marshall, Silas Young, Mike Sydal, Adam Page, Tadarius Thomas in the 6 man mayhem.
  • March 9, 2013 – PGP: PGP franchise champion Tadarius Thomas defeated Tyson Dux to retain the title.
  • March 16, 2013 – ROH TV: Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards defeated Tadarius Thomas and ACH.
  • March 17, 2013 – XICW: TD Thomas and Hakim Zane defeated Michael Elgin and Vinnie Scarboni.
  • March 23, 2013 – AAW: Lamar Titan and Tweek Phoenix defeated TD Thomas and Christian Able, Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza & Dan Lawrence and Markus Crane in a 4-way tag team match.
  • April 5, 2013 – ROH Super Card of Honor: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated QT Marshall and RD Evans.
  • April 6, 2013 – ROH TV: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Adam Page and Mike Sydal.
  • April 14, 2013 – XICW: XICW tag team champions TD Thomas and Hakim Zane defeated Eddie Venom in a handicap match to retain the titles.
  • April 20, 2013 – PGP: Prince Mustafa Ali defeated TD Thomas to win the Franchise title.
  • April 20, 2013 – ROH TV (Taped): Jorge Santi vs. Tadarius Thomas was declared a no contest due to interference from SCUM.
  • May 4, 2013 – ROH Border Wars: Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • May 11, 2013 – ROH Dragon’s Reign: Matt Taven defeated TaDarius Thomas.
  • May 19, 2013 – XICW: XICW tag team champions Hakim Zane and TD Thomas defeated Jacob and Donnie Hollows to retain the titles.
  • May 20, 2013 – XICW: Jaimy Coxxx and The DBA defeated Hakim Zane and TD Thomas by disqualification.
  • May 24, 2013 – JT Lightning Invitational: Louis Lyndon defeated TaDarius Thomas in the 1st round.
  • 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 to become #1 contender for the tag team titles.
  • June 7, 2013 – Creep Benefit Event: XICW light heavyweight champion Austin Manix defeated TD Thomas to retain the title.
  • June 8, 2013 – ROH Live and Let Die: reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) defeats ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • June 9, 2013 – XICW: XICW tag team champions Hakim Zane and TD Thomas defeated Donnie and Jacob Hollows to retain the titles.
  • June 16, 2013 – Smash: John Greed defeated Preston Myles, Shane Sabre, TaDarius Thomas and Urban Miles in a 5-way match.
  • June 22, 2013 – ROH Best in the World: Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • July 11, 2013 – ROH A Night of Hoopla: BJ Whitmer, Michael Elgin and MsChif defeated ACH, Tadarius Thomas and Athena.
  • July 12, 2013 – ROH Reclamation 1: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Mike Sydal and Zizou Middoux.
  • July 13, 2013 – ROH Reclamation 2: Tadarius Thomas defeated Kyle O’Reilly.
  • July 20, 2013 – SCW: Flip Kendrick and Louis Lyndon defeated TD Thomas and Hakim Zane.
  • July 21, 2013 – XICW: XICW tag team champions TD Thomas and Hakim Zane defeated Jaimy Coxxx and The DBA to retain the titles.
  • August 3, 2013 – ROH TV (Taped): ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Scott Parker and Shane Matthews.
  • August 3, 2013 – ROH All Star Extravaganza: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander & The Young Bucks in a 3-way tag team match.
  • August 11, 2013 – XICW: Jacob Hollows defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • August 17, 2013 – Manhattan Mayhem: Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • September 6, 2013 – ROH Road to Greatness 1: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Mike Posey and Corey Hollis.
  • September 7, 2013 – ROH Road to Greatness 2: Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas, Corey Hollis and Mike Posey & Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander in a 4-way proving ground match.
  • September 8, 2013 – XICW: Vinnie and Sonny Scarboni defeated TD Thomas and Hakim Zane to win the tag team titles.
  • September 20, 2013 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: ACH, Tadarius Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated Matt Taven, Michael Bennett, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.
  • September 28, 2013 – ROH A New Dawn: Jay Lethal and Michael Elgin defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • October 5, 2013 – ROH Charm City Challenge: Roderick Strong defeated Antonio Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Tadarius Thomas in a 4-way match.
  • October 13, 2013 – XICW: XICW tag team champions Vinnie and Sonny Scarboni defeated Hakim Zane and TD Thomas in a best 2 out of 3 falls match to retain the titles.
  • October 19, 2013 – ROH TV: Mark Briscoe defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • October 26, 2013 – ROH Glory by Honor: Eddie Kingston and Homicide defeated Tadarius Thomas and ACH.
  • November 3, 2013 – SCW: Ethan Page defeated TD Thomas.
  • November 9, 2013 – XICW: TD Thomas defeated Chaz Montana.
  • November 15, 2013 – ROH Pursuit 1: Cedric Alexander defeated Bobby Fish and Tadarius Thomas in a 3-way match.
  • November 16, 2013 – ROH Pursuit 2: Silas Young defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • November 24, 2013 – XICW: TD Thomas and Hakim Zane defeated Chaz Montana and Dickie Bronson.
  • November 30, 2013 – PGP: Jake Dirden defeated TD Thomas.
  • December 1, 2013 – XICW: Hakim Zane and TD Thomas defeated Chaz Montana and Dickie Bronson.
  • December 14, 2013 – ROH Final Battle: The Young Bucks defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 12, 2014 – A1: Scotty O’Shea defeated TD Thomas in the 1st round.
  • January 18, 2014 – XICW: Jimmy Jacobs defeated TD Thomas.
  • January 25, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Matt Taven defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • January 25, 2014 – ROH Wrestling’s Finest: BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas.
  • February 8, 2014 – ROH State of the Art: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly in a proving ground match.
  • February 9, 2014 – XICW: XICW tag team champions Vinnie and Sonny Scarboni defeated TD Thomas and Hakim Zane to retain the titles.
  • February 21, 2014 – ROH 12th Year Anniversary Show: ROH tag team champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas to retain the titles.
  • March 7, 2014 – ROH Raising The Bar 1: ACH and Tadarius Thomas defeated Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly & Eddie Kingston and Homicide in a 3-way non-title match. ROH tag team champions Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish defeated ACH and Tadarius Thomas to retain the titles.
  • March 8, 2014 – ROH Raising The Bar 2: BJ Whitmer and Roderick Strong defeated TD Thomas and ACH.
  • March 14, 2014 – XICW: Hakim Zane defeated TD Thomas.
  • March 22, 2014- ROH Flyin’ High: BJ Whitmer, Roderick Strong and Jimmy Jacobs defeated Tadarius Thomas, ACH and Caprice Coleman.
  • March 28, 2014 – MCWA: TD Thomas defeated Mark Gjoka by disqualification.
  • March 30, 2014 – XICW: TD Thomas and The DBA defeated Hakim Zane and Jimmy Jacobs.
  • April 4, 2014 – ROH Super Card of Honor: BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs and Adam Page defeated Tadarius Thomas, ACH and Andrew Everett.
  • April 27, 2014 – HWA: Jake Omen defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • May 10, 2014 – ROH Global Wars: Tadarius Thomas defeated The Romantic Touch in a dark match.
  • May 24, 2014 – ROH TV: Caprice Coleman defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • June 6, 2014 – ROH Road to Best in the World: The Briscoe Brothers defeated BJ Whitmer and Tadarius Thomas.
  • June 7, 2014 – ROH Road to Best in the World: Cedric Alexander defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • June 8, 2014 – XICW: TD Thomas defeated Jimmy Jacobs to win the XICW extreme intense title.
  • June 22, 2014 – ROH Best in the World: ACH defeated BJ Whitmer, Caprice Coleman, Tadarius Thomas, Takaaki Watanabe and Tommaso Ciampa in a 6-way match to become #1 contender for the ROH TV Title.
  • July 5, 2014 – XICW: XICW extreme intense champion TD Thomas defeated Tyson Dux to retain the title.
  • July 12, 2014 – ROH Summer Heat Tour: Silas Young defeated ACH, Matt Taven and Tadarius Thomas in a 4-way match to become #1 contender for the world heavyweight title.
  • July 31, 2014 – XICW: XICW extreme intense champion TD Thomas defeated Josh Movado to retain the title.
  • August 3, 2014 – XICW: XICW Extreme intense champion TD Thomas defeated Rhino to retain the title.
  • August 16, 2014 – ROH TV: ACH defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • August 22, 2014 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: Adam Pearce defeated Tadarius Thomas.
  • August 30, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Moose and RD Evans defeated Tadarius Thomas and Adam Page.
  • September 14, 2014 – XICW: XICW extreme intense champion TD Thomas defeated The DBA to retain the title.
  • October 4, 2014 – XICW: XICW Midwest heavyweight champion Hakim Zane defeated TD Thomas to retain the title.
  • October 11, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Tadarius Thomas participated in the #1 contenders battle royal for the heavyweight title won by Michael Bennett.
  • October 11, 2014 – ROH Champions vs. All Stars: Tadarius Thomas defeated Owen Travers.
  • October 18, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Tadarius Thomas vs. Adam Page ended in a no contest.
  • October 19, 2014 – XICW: Dickie Bronson, Orlando Christopher and Jeff Brooks defeated TD Thomas, Donnie and Jacob Hollows.
  • November 7, 2014 – ROH Survival of the Fittest 1: Roderick Strong defeated Tadarius Thomas to qualify for the Survival of the Fittest.
  • November 8, 2014 – ROH Survival of the Fittest 2: Tadarius Thomas defeated The Romantic Touch.
  • November 9, 2014 – XICW: Orlando Christopher defeated TD Thomas to win the XICW Light heavyweight title and to retain the XICW extreme Intense title.
  • November 15, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Tadarius Thomas, Caprice Coleman and Will Ferrara defeated Adam Page, BJ Whitmer and Roderick Strong.
  • December 14, 2014 – XICW: TD Thomas defeated Caleb Stills.
  • January 17, 2015 – XICW: XICW Xtreme Intense champion Orlando Christopher defeated Tadarius Thomas to retain the title.
  • January 30, 2015 – ROH Winter Warriors Tours: Jimmy Jacobs defeated Tadarius Thomas. This was TD Thomas final match in wrestling as he retired.