|Born||April 23, 1986|
Rudd, Iowa, United States
|Residence||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Jessie Godderz|
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Billed weight||189 lb (86 kg)|
|Billed from||Hollywood, California|
|Trained by||Bubba Ray Dudley|
Ohio Valley Wrestling
|Debut||March 26, 2010|
Jessie Godderz (born April 23, 1986), also known as Mr. PEC-Tacular, is an American actor and professional wrestler he currently competes for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) where he is the current first-ever OVW National Heavyweight Champion, former one-time OVW Television Champion, and a six-time OVW Southern Tag Team Champion.
Prior to professional wrestling, he appeared as a contestant on two seasons of the CBS reality competition program, Big Brother, and has returned to the series on an almost annual basis for guest appearances ever since.
Godderz was born in Rudd, Iowa. When he was 19 years old, he worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. He eventually became a professional bodybuilder with the World Natural Body Building Federation. He eventually also became a Pro Wrestler and now holds the title of being The Youngest 2 Sport Pro Athlete in History (in Wrestling and Bodybuilding). He is also The Youngest Natural Pro Bodybuilder in History.
In the summer of 2008, Godderz appeared as a contestant in the 10th season of Big Brother. During week 1, Head of Household Jerry nominated Godderz and fellow contestant Renny for elimination. He, however, won the Power of Veto and was able to remove himself from the chopping block. In week 2, Godderz won the Head of Household competition and nominated Steven and Dan for elimination. He was again nominated for elimination in week 3 but survived the eviction. Godderz was eliminated in week 4 by a 4–3 vote after being nominated for elimination by April with fellow contestant Memphis. He returned to the house for one day only on Day 60 as part of a luxury competition.
The following summer, Godderz returned to Big Brother for the 11th season. The twist for the season was that the HouseGuests would be split into four cliques. During the first Head of Household competition on the premiere episode, Godderz entered the house after his clique, the athletes, won the competition. Godderz was therefore named the first Head of Household of the season. On Day 19, Godderz once again became Head of Household. On Day 40, Jeff exercised the power of Coup d'État and named Godderz and fellow contestant Natalie as the nominees up for eviction. He was evicted on Day 40 by a vote of 3–2, becoming the first member of the Jury—a group of former HouseGuests that decide the competition winner.
During Big Brother 13, Pandora's Box offered the HouseGuests a shopping spree with Tori Spelling. However, Rachel, the Head of Household, was locked inside Pandora's Box with Godderz for a shopping spree of "Mr. Pec-tacular" merchandise, while the rest of the house earned the shopping spree with Spelling.
He made another appearance on Big Brother 14 when Head of Household Ian opened Pandora's Box. As a result, Godderz came into the house as Secret Santa and replaced all of the HouseGuests' junk food with healthier food.
He made another appearance on Big Brother 16 on a special Media Day episode of the series that aired exclusively on CBS.com.
He made another appearance on Big Brother 17 to host the Veto Competition "Bowlerina."
He made another appearance on Big Brother 18 to host the Luxury Competition "Dunk a Hunk."
He made another appearance on Big Brother 19 as a member of the BB Revengers in the BB Movie Trailer.
He made another appearance on Celebrity Big Brother during the dance number of the premiere episode as former houseguest Paul sang his introduction.
He made another appearance on Big Brother 20 to host the Veto Competition named after him, "Space PECS."
He made another appearance on Big Brother 21 with a Movie Poster cameo during the BB Comics Veto Competition.
Godderz now holds the record for making more annual appearances on the series than any other star in Big Brother history.
Professional wrestling career
In 2010, Godderz was first seen wrestling at the promotion WFX Wrestling, based in Canada. Godderz appeared on their weekly TV program "WFX Overload". Godderz was first introduced by Johnny Fairplay on an episode of "WFX Overload".
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2011–2012)
In 2011, Godderz signed a contract with professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and was sent down to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) for further training. On January 11, 2012, Godderz and Marcus Anthony defeated Johnny Spade and Shiloh Jonze to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship, but lost them 7 days later in a rematch with Spade and Jonze. On February 22, 2012, Godderz, Rob Terry and Rudy Switchblade defeated Jason Wayne and Shiloh Jonze in a handicap match to win the Southern Tag Team Championship. The team's reign ended on April 7, when Godderz and Rudy Switchblade, who was also recognized as champion under "The Family Rule", were defeated by Anarquia and Raul LaMotta. On April 11, 2012, Godderz and Switchblade defeated Anarquia and Raul LaMotta twice in 2 rematches for the Southern Tag Team Championship. On June 20, 2012, OVW Board of Directors member Ken Wayne stripped the titles away from Godderz and Switchblade, after referee Chris Sharpe allowed them to cheat to win the titles causing the titles to be vacated. On July 7, 2012, Godderz and Rudy Switchblade defeated Paredyse and Brandon Espinosa in a ladder match to win the vacant Southern Tag Team Championship for the fifth time. On December 1, 2012, Godderz and Switchblade were defeated by Alex Silva and Sam Shaw for the Southern Tag Team Championship.
Relationship with Tara (2012–2013)
On October 14, 2012, at Bound for Glory, Godderz made his Impact debut on the main roster as Tara's "Hollywood boyfriend". Godderz, billed simply as "Jesse", made his in-ring debut on the November 1 episode of Impact Wrestling, defeating ODB in an intergender match, following interference from Tara. On the November 8 episode of Impact, Jesse teamed up with Tara in a losing effort to ODB in an intergender handicap match. After the match they attacked ODB. Jesse made his pay-per-view debut three days later at Turning Point, teaming with Tara in a losing effort to ODB and Eric Young. On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Jesse defeated Young in a singles match. The following week, Jesse was pinned by Young in a three-way match, which also included Robbie E and forced Jesse to wear a turkey suit as part of the Thanksgiving theme.
Jesse, now billed as Jessie Godderz, main evented Impact Wrestling for the first time on December 13, losing to Bully Ray despite outside interference from Tara. During the next two months, Godderz interfered in Tara's matches, especially ones relating to her title. After interfering in Tara's title match with Velvet Sky, Sky gained vengeance on the couple by teaming with James Storm on the January 31, 2013, episode of Impact Wrestling to defeat them in a mix tag team match. The following week, Godderz was defeated by Storm in a singles match.
The BroMans (2013–2015)
Godderz started allying himself with Robbie E on the May 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, and the duo teamed with Joey Ryan in a handicap match against Rob Terry, which the team lost after Godderz and Robbie walked out on Ryan and left him to be pinned. On the June 27 episode of Impact Wrestling, Godderz and Robbie, accompanied by Tara, confronted Impact World Tag Team Champions Gunner and James Storm and presented themselves as The BroMans. The following week, The BroMans were defeated by Gunner and Storm in a non-title match. Godderz's relationship with Tara ended on July 16, when she was released from her impact contract.
On October 27, during the Bound for Glory pre-show, accompanied by "Mr. Olympia" Phil Heath, the BroMans won a four-way tag team gauntlet to become the number one contenders for the Impact World Tag Team Championship later in the night, and they defeated Gunner and James Storm for the titles. The BroMans made their first televised title defense on the October 31 episode of Impact Wrestling, defeating Gunner and Storm in a rematch. The BroMans lost the titles against The Wolves during a house show on February 23, 2014. They regained the titles by defeating The Wolves and Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo) at the Wrestle-1 Kaisen: Outbreak show in Tokyo, Japan on March 2. On April 26, at Sacrifice, The Bromans lost their titles to The Wolves in a 3 vs 2 handicap match with Zema Ion as their third partner.
On April 17, 2015 after losing a tag match to the Dirty Heels, Godderz and Robbie E got into a brawl, and Godderz left The Bromans.
Various feuds (2015–2016)
This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. (November 2016)
In June, Godderz began a new gimmick, where he acted full of himself and referred to himself as a Mans Man. He also attacked DJ Z before Robbie E saved him. On June 28, 2015 at Slammiversary, Godderz was defeated by his former BroMans partner Robbie E. Godderz would go on to face Robbie again in a street fight the following edition of Impact Wrestling which he won. On October 4, 2015, at Bound For Glory, Godderz competed in a twelve-man Bound For Gold Gauntlet match which was won by Tyrus. In October 2015 Godderz participated in the impact World Title Series as a member of group Future 4. Godderz ended Second of his block by defeating Micah and the returning Crimson (the only exception for Eli Drake) to advance the round of 16 where he successfully defeated fellow Impact Knockout Awesome Kong to advance in the quarterfinals where he would be defeated in the round of 8 by Matt Hardy. At One Night Only Live. Godderz formed a dysfunctional tag team with Eli Drake and unsuccessfully challenged The Wolves for the Impact World Tag Team Championship also involving Drew Galloway and Kurt Angle. Godderz competed for the 2016 Feast or Fired match which he failed an attempt to win the briefcases. On the February 16, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, Godderz and Eli Drake are involved in the feud with Grado who wrestle under in disguise as Odarg The Great and the returning Mahabali Shera to build up to singles feud between Drake and Odarg, which he was defeated. On the February 23, 2016, at Impact Lockdown special episode of Impact Wrestling, which he was again defeated in the rematch by Odarg the Great when Drake took off his mask and fell into the arena floor.
The BroMans reunion (2016–2017)
On the March 22, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, Godderz reunited with Robbie E to face Beer Money, Inc. for the impact World Tag Team Championships, but were unsuccessful in winning the titles, thus turning face for the first time in his career. On March 29, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, Godderz and Robbie E defeated Eric Young and Bram.
On June 9, 2017, Godderz confirmed his departure from Impact Wrestling.
Independent circuit (2017)
On November 9, 2017, Godderz teamed with fellow Big Brother contestant Austin Matelson under the team name Team Big Brother, they defeated HATE (Peter Avalon and Ray Rosas) in a match for Bar Wrestling.
Lucha Underground (2018)
Return to Ohio Valley Wrestling (2019–present)
On April 24, 2019, Godderz won the OVW Television Championship. But his reign did not last long, Godderz lost the championship at OVW's Run the Ropes on April 26, 2019 to Drew Hernandez only holding the title for two days. On September 29, 2020, Godderz won a Rumble to crown the first OVW National Heavyweight Champion.
|2015||Kid Barbarian||Conan The Barbarian|
|2008||Big Brother 10||Himself||Contestant|
|2008||The Late Late Show||Himself|
|2009||Big Brother 11||Himself||Contestant|
|The Early Show||Himself|
|2010||Big Brother 12||Himself||Special CBS Big Brother Guest Star|
|2011||Big Brother 13||Himself|
|2012||Big Brother 14||Himself|
|2014||CAWL To Arms||Himself||Host|
|2014–20||Tainted Dreams||Dylan Buckwald|
|2015||Big Brother 17||Himself|
|2015–19||The Talk||Himself / Summertime Santa||5 episodes|
|2016||The Price Is Right||Himself||Special CBS Big Brother Guest Star|
|2016||Big Brother 18||Himself|
|2016||Big Brother: After Dark||Himself|
|2017||The Young and the Restless||Bouncer|
|2017||AOL Build Series||Himself||Interview|
|2017||Big Brother 19||Himself|
|2017||Tainted Dreams||Dylan Buckwald|
|2018||Celebrity Big Brother||Himself|
|2018-19||New Dogs, Old Tricks||Evan McLaine|
|2018||TKO: Total Knock Out||Himself||Special CBS Big Brother Guest Star|
|2018||Big Brother 20||Himself|
|2018-19||The Girl Is With Me||Performer||With Jeff Timmons|
Championships and accomplishments
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- During his first reign as Champion Godderz defended the title with either Terry or Switchblade under The Family Rule.
- During Godderz 6th reign the Championship was known as the OVW Tag Team Championship.
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- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 10/31: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Halloween Impact - Angle "injured" again, TNA Title decision, two title matches, more".
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