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Thaddeus Michael Bullard Sr. (born April 29, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, who currently wrestles for WWE as Titus O'Neil.

Like a number of other professional wrestlers, he got his start as a football player, for the University of Florida, and later, the Arena Football League. In 2009, he signed on to WWE, training with their developmental brand Florida Championship Wrestling, and later its successor, NXT, where he began his career during its second season.

In 2012, he and Darren Young debuted as the Prime Time Players tag team. The duo would last until 2014, with a reunion from 2015 to 2017. He's currently a solo wrestler in the RAW brand, as well as being an ambassador for WWE at different events.

Titus World Tropes:

  • Animal Motifs: He belonged to the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, also known as the Q-Doggs, which is where he gets his barks.
  • Epic Fail: Titus WorldSlide. So epic, in fact, that it led to the entire commentary team and Vince McMahon himself Corpsing. It's just about the only thing anyone remembers about Greatest Royal Rumble.
  • Evil Mentor: To Apollo Crews.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He started as a heel on NXT's season 2, then a face on season 5, turned heel in the middle of Redemption, went back to being a face when Darren Young came out, then turned on Darren months later. Then, he and Darren made up and started teaming again. Then, after a short solo face run, he turned heel and started feuding with Darren Young again. Later he established the Titus Brand as a one-man heel stable before Apollo Crews joined him and brought in his friend Akira Tozawa. As the storyline progressed, Titus started losing his obsession with money and became a caring manager to his clients. He turned face again when he saved Darren from a beatdown by The Ascension, officially reforming the team. They would remain a face team and eventually win the tag titles from The New Day.
  • A Father to His Men: Has become one to his Titus Worldwide clients, caring about their health and well-being. He cancelled Tozawa's match due to his injured shoulder, regardless of Tozawa's protests.
  • Power Trio: Titus Worldwide, with Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke. An earlier incarnation had Akira Tozawa instead of Brooke.
  • Precision F-Strike: Dropped the actual F-bomb in matches against Sheamus and Rusev.
  • Stunned Silence: His reaction to the "Firefly Funhouse" match at Wrestlemania 36.
    Titus: (staring at the camera scratching his cranium)....I don't know what I just saw.
  • Tag Team: The Prime Time Players, with Darren Young.
  • Teen Pregnancy: He was born to an 11-year old mother.