J. C. Bailey
Joseph Carl Bailey, Jr. (August 23, 1983 – August 30, 2010) was an American professional wrestler. He was better known as J. C. Bailey. He has wrestled for numerous American-based professional wrestling promotions, including Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), IWA Mid-South and IWA East Coast. He has been known as a hardcore wrestler.
|J. C. Bailey|
Bailey at CZW Tournament of Death IX on June 26th, 2010
|Born||August 23, 1983|
|Died||August 30, 2010(aged 27)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||J. C. Bailey|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed from||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Trained by||Tracy Smothers|
Bailey made his debut in 2001. In June 2003, along with the owner of the promotion IWA Mid-South Ian Rotten and Corporal Robinson, he "invaded" CZW on behalf of IWA Mid-South. In the same year, he competed in the 2nd CZW Tournament of Death where he lost to Nick Mondo in a deathmatch involving light tubes, and the 5th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch where he lost to Mad Man Pondo after defeating 2 Tuff Tony, Necro Butcher and Ian Rotten.
In 2004, he competed in the 3rd CZW Tournament of Death where he lost to Wifebeater after defeating Chri$ Ca$h, and the 6th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch where he lost to Mad Man Pondo and Toby Klein.
Since then, he competed in many deathmatch tournaments including the 4th CZW Tournament of Death, 7th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch, 8th IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatch, 5th CZW Tournament of Death and 6.5th CZW Tournament of Death titled "Fast Forward".
On August 20, 2006, he went to Japan and competed in the professional wrestling tournament WRESTLE EXPO 2006 where he lost to 2 Tuff Tony after defeating Mad Man Pondo. On September 16, 2006, he competed in the 1st IWA East Coast Masters of Pain where he lost to Jun Kasai after defeating 2 Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson.
On August 30, 2010, Bailey was found dead. He died in his sleep. Before he died, Bailey complained that he had been getting headaches and numbness in his hands. The cause of his death was later determined to be because of a brain aneurysm that was caused by complications from multiple concussions and traumas to his brain. His brain is expected to be donated for research at Boston University.
- WrestlingZone.ru : JC Bailey (Russian)
- Online World of Wrestling : J. C. Bailey
- CAGEMATCH.de : JC Bailey (German)
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - Tournament of Death 2
- Online World of Wrestling : IWA Mid-South (2003)
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - Tournament of Death 3
- Online World of Wrestling : IWA Mid-South (2004)
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - Tournament of Death 4
- Online World of Wrestling : IWA Mid-South (2005)
- Online World of Wrestling : IWA Mid-South (2006)
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling - Tournament of Death 5
- Online World of Wrestling : Combat Zone Wrestling (2007)
- Combat Zone Wrestling : TITLE HISTORY
- Yahoo! Sportsnavi : WRESTLE EXPO 2006 results (Japanese)
- CAGEMATCH.de : IWA East Coast Masters Of Pain 2006 (German)
- "Looking Back at the Life and Career of J.C. Bailey". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "Rest in Peace - Joseph "JC" Bailey Jr". Combat Zone Wrestling. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "More on the cause of death for indy star J.C. Bailey". WrestleView. Retrieved 2014-07-18.