Weight: 380 lbs.
Finishing Move: The Derailer
Manager/valet(s): Trish Stratus
Titles Held: 1x WWE Intercontinental Champ
Nicknames: The Hip Hop Hippo
Other Aliases: Prince Albert, Albert
Real Name: Matt Bloom
Albert came to the WWF as Droz's personal piercer and tattoo artist. He also became his tag team partner. Unfortunately, in the fall of 1999, Droz suffered a severe neck injury that put him out of wrestling. Albert continued on his own, becoming the apprentice of The Big Bossman.
Albert eventually broke away from the Bossman. He was soon approached by WWF newcomer Trish Stratus, who paired him with Test to form the tag team T & A. They were off to a good start by defeating Al Snow and Steve Blackman at WrestleMania 2000. They then beat The Dudley Boyz at Backlash, but that didn't stop Buh Buh from putting Trish through a table. They received a shot at the tag titles at King of the Ring in a Four Corners match against The Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian and Too Cool, but were unsuccessful. They teamed with Trish to lose to the Hardys and Lita at Fully Loaded. They started to lose momentum throughout the summer and fall. Problems started occuring when they became associated with the McMahons, since Test was once engaged to Stephanie. Albert finally turned on Test in December, breaking off the partnership. Trish sided with Albert, leaving Test alone.
Albert and Trish soon discontinued their partnership and Albert was left right back where he started. In the spring of 2001, he came to the aid of X-pac and Justin Credible, joining their X-Factor group. They got into it with The Dudley Boyz and their little brother Spike, and beat them at Backlash. However, they lost the rematch a few weeks later. In June, Albert targeted Kane and his IC title. Albert won the Intercontinental Title from Kane shortly after King of the Ring, and was in a six-man tag team match at Invasion. He lost the belt to Lance Storm shortly thereafter and kept a pretty low profile until the fall, where he started teaming with Scotty 2 Hotty. They beat Christian and Test at Vengeance in December.
After WrestleMania X-8, the roster split occurred and Scotty and Albert were drafted to the Smackdown brand. After failing to win the tag team titles from Billy & Chuck, Albert turned on Scotty and beat him in a singles match the next week on Smackdown. He mostly competed on Velocity until December, when he took on Rey Mysterio. After winning the match, he put Mysterio out of action by attacking his knee with a chair. His tag team partner Edge attacked him in retaliation, so Albert injured his knee before a no. 1 contender's match for a WWE title shot. He changed his name to A-Train and lost to Edge by DQ at Armageddon and then by pinfall on the following Smackdown.
He participated in the Royal Rumble, and then went up against the Undertaker in his first match back from injury, but lost. He teamed with the Big Show in a match against Brock Lesnar and a returning Rey Mysterio, who pinned A-Train in under a minute. He teamed with Big Show again at WrestleMania against the Undertaker and Nathan Jones. Show and Train ambushed Jones before the match with help from the FBI, and had the match won against 'Taker before Jones ran down to make the save, and Underatker pinned A-Train again. He participated in a tournament to name the number one contender for Lesnar's WWE Title, but lost in the first round to Chris Benoit. A-Train floundered for a while, until helping Vince McMahon's mistress Sable beat Stephanie McMahon at Vengeance. In the fall, A-Train wrestled Chris Benoit numerous times but failed to beat him. His last chance was to beat Benoit at No Mercy, but A-Train once again came up short. He teamed with John Cena for a couple of weeks, until an enraged Cena gave him the F-U after they lost. Rumors circulated that Lesnar wanted Cena as the fifth member of his Survivor Series team, but A-Train was offered the spot after attacking Cena and impressing Paul Heyman. He was on Brock Lesnar's team at Survivor Series, which also included Nathan Jones, Matt Morgan and the Big Show. They lost to Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, John Cena, Hardcore Holly and Bradshaw.