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Thomas Raymond Latimer (August 6, 1986) is an English professional wrestler and actor. He is best known for working in TNA under the ring name Bram.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

Although Latimer did not grow up watching professional wrestling, mainly because his family did not have Sky TV, he later discovered a video recording of WrestleMania 8 and later King of the Ring 1998 and from then on in he was hooked on wrestling. Latimer initially debuted in wrestling as a referee in 2002 and eventually began to wrestle with no prior training. He began wrestling small promotion called SCW which became SWWA in Birmingham where he wrestled as Tom Savage alongside wrestlers such as Carnage and 'Toughguy' Barry Malone until 2003 when he moved to Harrogate and joined a wrestling school in Leeds run by World of Sport veteran Jeff Kaye. He changed his name to Brendon Fraser at a festival called the Bulldog Bash. Later in 2005 before a squash match WWE wanted him to change his name, therefore he changed Brendon to Brandon and because he was nicknamed T at Jeff Kaye's wrestling school he put the two together to become Brandon T. In said squash match he teamed up with fellow Jeff Kaye wrestling school member, Chris Chaos to take on Snitsky and Tyson Tomko on Heat on November 21, 2005. Latimer debuted for All Star Wrestling on July 7, 2008, losing to Drew McDonald. He would spend most of the remaining decade wrestling for ASW until signing with WWE. His last match was tag team over the top rope elimination match when he teamed with Kid Cool, Shadow Phoenix and Tony Spitfire and lost to Dave Mastiff, Mikey Whiplash, Rampage Brown and Spud.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2010–2012)

Latimer signed with WWE in late 2010 and debuted at WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling on January 20, 2011 as Kenneth Cameron. He teamed with fellow British debutant Monty Lynch in a losing effort against the FCW Florida Tag Team Champions Damien Sandow and Titus O'Neill in a non-title bout. The pair won their first match in FCW only a week later against Jacob Novak and an unknown wrestler. Cameron's first few television appearances came in the form of losing to established FCW talent such as Brodus Clay, this is customary in most wrestling promotions around the world.

On August 28, 2011, Ricardo Rodriguez announced the formation of a stable called the Ascension, with members including Cameron, Conor O'Brian, Tito Colon, and Raquel Diaz. The first match to include all members in some capacity came on September 1, 2011, and saw Cameron, Colon and O’Brian, accompanied by Diaz, defeating CJ Parker, Donny Marlow and Johnny Curtis. On September 30, Cameron and Colon had a shot at the FCW Tag Team Championship but lost to the current champions of CJ Parker and Donny Marlow. By October, however, the Ascension was no longer associated with Rodriguez, as video packages promoting the Ascension in new supernatural dark characters only featured the other four Ascension members without Rodriguez. By the end of November the Ascension had all but disbanded because O'Brian was injured, Colon had been called up to WWE to team with his cousin Primo, and Diaz became Queen of FCW and distanced herself from the group. This left Cameron as the sole survivor of the Ascension and he continued to use the Ascension gimmick during his appearances. However the disintegration of the Ascension would prove to be beneficial for Cameron as he would go onto a three-month singles winning streak beating the likes of Jiro and Calvin Raines until he finally lost to Colin Cassady on February 23, 2012. On March 15, 2012 Cameron was accompanied to the ring by the returning Conor O'Brian in his match against Byron Saxton, the match ended in disqualification when O'Brian interfered. Cameron and O'Brian began wrestling as a tag team using the name The Ascension, and their first tag team match together came on March 23 when the two defeated Jason Jordan and Xavier Woods. The Ascension suffered their first loss when the pair lost to the FCW Tag Team Champions, Corey Graves and Jake Carter, in a title bout. After this loss the Ascension would go on another winning streak which included defeating Adam Mercer and Chad Baxter and Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton and Brad Maddox and Rick Victor in a fatal four way elimination match.

When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling, Cameron and O'Brian (wrestling as the Ascension) debuted on the first episode of the rebooted of WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University, where they defeated Mike Dalton and CJ Parker. The Ascension then started a feud with the Usos, defeating them on the September 5 NXT, and also scored a win over Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd on the October 3 NXT. Two weeks later, the Ascension teamed up with Kassius Ohno to defeat Richie Steamboat and the Usos.

Latimer was released from WWE on November 30, 2012 after being charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication in St. Petersburg, Florida. Latimer had previously been arrested in January 2011 for driving under the influence.

Independent Circuit (2013-present)

After his non-compete clause expired, Latimer began competing on the independent circuit while reusing the Kenneth Cameron ring name and The Ascension gimmick, as he lost to Tommy Taylor at an NWA Florida Underground Wrestling event on February 9, 2013. His first win would come at the next NWA FUW show, Spring Break Spectacular, when he teamed with Kennedy Kendrick to defeat JB Cool and MDK. At Throwdown 2, Cameron took on Bruce Santee in a match for the NWA FUW Bruiserweight Championship, which he would lose. At Throwdown 3, Cameron helped Rule Britannia (Andreas Rossi and Tommy Taylor) defeat JD Maverick and James Alexander after interfering in their match and also becoming the third member of Rule Britannia. On June 9, Cameron was defeated by Michael Tarver in a NWA FUW Heavyweight Championship match.

Cameron would wrestle at Full Impact Pro Establish Dominance and defeated Johnny Vandal. After the match, Larry Dallas, who was at ringside with Scott Reed, Trina Michaels and Buggy Nova offered Cameron a spot with The Scene, which Cameron turned down. Vandal then attacked Cameron and asked to join The Scene. At FIP Ascension, Cameron would team up with Tommy Taylor to take on new Scene members, the Bravado Brothers (Harlem and Lance), which they lost after interference by the Scene.

Under the name Kenneth the Great, he made his debut for World Xtreme Wrestling on the February 27 episode of WXW Rage where he lost to CJ Doyle. On the April 3 episode of Rage, after defeating Tony Torres, Kenneth came out to the ring and demanded a shot at the recently vacated WXW Television Championship which he got after laying out Doyle. He would go on to lose to Doyle.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014-present)

On April 11, 2014, Latimer had a tryout with TNA before One Night Only: X-Travaganza II. On the May 1, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling, Latimer debuted as Bram in a backstage segment with Magnus where he would chastise his kayfabe childhood friend, claiming he had "gone soft". Bram would make his in ring debut on the May 15th episode of Impact Wrestling, where he and Magnus would lose to Willow in a handicap match. During the match and those that proceeded it, Bram would encourage Magnus to let out a more intense side and use weapons but Magnus would refuse. On the May 29th episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram quickly defeat Tigre Uno in his first singles match and would proceed to beat down Uno after the match only to be stopped by Magnus. On the June 5th episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram lost to Willow by disqualification following interference by Magnus after he attacked Willow with a steel pry bar. Following Slammiversary XII, Bram and Magnus lost a TNA World Tag Team Championship match against The Wolves after a chair shot from Magnus, they would continue beating the champions before Willow and Abyss made the save. On the June 26th episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram and Magnus defeated Willow and Abyss in a Monster's Ball match. On the August 7 Impact, Bram faced Abyss in a Hardcore Match in a winning effort. At Hardcore Justice, Bram defeated Abyss in a Stairway to Janice Match. He injured his hand during the match and later had surgery to repair it. on the September 11 episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram and Magnus defeated Samuel Shaw and Gunner, on the September 18 episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram defeated Gunner, on the October 8 episode of Impact Wrestling, Bram defeated Samuel Shaw in a Hardcore Match. On the October 22 edition of Impact Wrestling, Bram named him self as "The New King of Hardcore" until Devon interrupted, and the two brawled and Kurt Angle announced a Hardcore match between the two, which Bram won.

Acting career

Beginning in 2013, Latimer has appeared in several films including Blind Tag, Of Dice and Men: The Musical, The Adventures of William Strickland: Chick Magnet and Dragons of Camelot.

Personal life

Latimer is married to professional wrestler Ashley Fliehr who currently works on World Wrestling Entertainment's NXT roster under the ring name Charlotte.

Wrestling facts

  • Finishing moves
    • As Bram
    • As Kenneth Cameron
      • Curb Stomp (Hair-pull head stomp)
      • Velvet Noise (Spinning sitout jawbreaker)
  • Signature moves
    • Chinlock with bodyscissors
    • Elbow drop
    • German suplex
    • Jumping knee drop
    • Rope hung neckbreaker
    • Vertical suplex lifted and dropped into a neckbreaker slam
  • With Conor O'Brian
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Downcast (Velvet Noise by Cameron followed by a flapjack by O'Brian)
      • Fall of Man (Legsweep (O'Brian) / Spinning heel kick (Cameron) combination)[30]
  • Wrestlers managed
  • Nicknames
    • "King of Hardcore" (TNA)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Let Battle Commence" by Daniel Nielsen (FCW / WWE; 2011–2012; Used while a part of The Ascension)
    • "Catatonic" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
    • "Vs The World" by Under The Influence (TNA; used while teaming with Magnus)

Championships and Accomplishments

  • EPW American Wrestling
    • EPW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #308 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012

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