Thaddeus Bullard is a professional wrestler for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the name Titus O’Neil. A father of two, Bullard’s interests include charitable work and a passion for fashion and the entertainment industry.
Thaddeus Bullard was born in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was a standout high school football player, and was recognized by USA Today, SuperPrep, and Parade magazine as an All-American his senior year.
Bullard accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, playing in forty-four regular season games with three starts.
After college, Bullard played in the Arena Football League with various organizations including the Tampa Bay Storm before pursuing a career as a professional wrestler.
One of the most imposing NXT Rookies on season two, Titus “The Real Deal” O’Neil’s hard work paid off in early 2012 when he was formally placed on the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) SmackDown roster.
O’ Neil appeared as a tag-team partner with Darren Young through January of 2014 before pursuing success on his own.
Bullard is actively involved with charitable organizations through the WWE, which includes the Ad Council’s Fatherhood campaign through fatherhood.gov that inspires dads throughout the country to become more active in their children’s lives. Bullard appeared in a series of PSA’s released by the organization.
Bullard won the prestigious 2014 Humanitarian & Community Service Award, recognizing his contributions to the sports industry and charitable efforts both locally and globally. The award is presented by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Bullard was presented the award by director Jessie Jackson in July.
Bullard continues to stay involved with charitable organizations both locally, in Tampa and nationally through the WWE.
09/09/2014: Fox Sports – Former Gator Thaddeus Bullard makes name as wrestler Titus O’Neil
09/17/2014: Tampa Tribune – New wheelchair makes sports possible for boy
09/13/2014: Wrestling Inc. – Titus O’Neil Being Honored Tonight, Triple H Talks NXT With Michael Cole, Lillian Garcia’s Band
09/13/2014: Tampa Bay Times – Muschamp should be safe as Florida coach, analyst says
09/14/2014: Miami Herald – Florida Gators welcome Tim Tebow home for Kentucky game