Brown in September 2002.
|Birth name||Accie Julius Connor|
|Ring name(s)||A.C. Corner
Ace the Animal
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||249 lb (113 kg)|
October 22, 1970 |
Burlington, New Jersey
|Billed from||Chicago, Illinois|
|Trained by||Larry Sharpe
Accie Julius Connor (born October 22, 1970) better known by his ring name D'Lo Brown (also formatted as D-Lo Brown), is an American professional wrestling road agent and semi-retired professional wrestler. He is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion.
Brown is well known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation between 1997 and 2003, where he held the WWF Intercontinental Champion and WWF European Championship. He is also known for his appearances in Ring of Honor and in Japan with the promotions All Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah.
Professional wrestling career 
Early career (1994-1997) 
Connor began his wrestling career in New Jersey as Ace the Animal. He then wrestled Earthquake in the WWF in 1994 under his given name as a jobber. This led to his first widely known accomplishment in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, becoming the head of security for The Gangstas. When the Gangstas left SMW in 1995, he signed a deal with the WWF and was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association for more training while making more appearances as a jobber on WWF television.
World Wrestling Federation/ Entertainment (1997–2003) 
Connor made his official WWF debut in 1997 as a member of Faarooq's Nation of Domination heel stable as one several non-descript people in suits that accompanied the group to the ring. During this time, his most notable moment was when Ahmed Johnson slammed him onto the roof of a car during Shotgun Saturday Night. his first televised match in the NOD was on April 26th 1997 episode of Shotgun Saturday Night as he, Crush, and Savio Vega defeated Aldo Montoya, Steve Corino, and Freddie Joe Floyd, on May 26th 1997 he had his first match on Monday Night Raw as he defeated Bob "The Spark Plugg" Holly ,After the King of the Ring 1997, Farooq fired the members of the Nation, except for D-Lo, who was later joined by Ahmed Johnson (later replaced by Rocky Maivia), Kama Mustafa, and Mark Henry. In early 1998, the group turned on Faarooq, allowing Maivia to assume leadership, now going by the name "The Rock". Kama also changed his name to "The Godfather" and began portraying a pimp character. D'Lo and Henry eventually turned on both Rock and Godfather separately, moving into a feud with the Rock before finally branching out as a moderately successful tag team, later turning face along the way. Prior to the face turn, Brown had started wrestling with a chest protector, supposedly for a torn pectoral muscle sustained in a match against Dan "The Beast" Severn. Instead, he used the chest protector to his advantage, making his finishing move, the Lo Down, more effective. In 1998 he had a tremendous feud with X-Pac over the WWE European Championship. His career peaked when he held the European and Intercontinental Championships simultaneously during a feud with Jeff Jarrett and Mark Henry. This feat was only duplicated by Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, and Rob Van Dam, all of whom became World Heavyweight Champions in some form since said double reigns.
Brown was involved in inadvertently ending the career of Droz on October 5, 1999 when a running powerbomb was botched due to Droz' baggy shirt. The match was to be aired on the October 7 edition of SmackDown!. The match was never aired and Droz suffered a severe neck injury, rendering him a quadriplegic.
During the rest of the year and into some of the next, Brown became an ally of former fellow Nation member The Godfather, emulating his dress and walking motions. The teaming ended when Brown turned heel on the Godfather.
Brown then formed a tag team in July 2000 with Chaz named Lo Down. The team mostly wrestled on Sunday Night Heat and WWE Jakked / Metal. Shortly after the team formed, Tiger Ali Singh joined the team to become their manager. The tag team then came dressed towards the ring in Sikh attire and took on a gimmick very similar to Tiger's. The team was removed from WWF TV in January 2001. Chaz and Singh were later released by WWE while Brown stayed in WWE's developmental territory. Brown returned to TV on the April 28, 2002 episode of Heat, losing to Eddie Guerrero.
For the rest of the year, Brown mostly wrestled on Heat, did a little bit of commentary on the show, and even started a brief feud with Raven. In late 2002, Theodore Long retired as a WWE referee and managed D'Lo, who had complained about acts of racism being talked about on him during his matches. D'Lo started Long's group Thuggin' and Buggin' Enterprises which eventually turned into a group of African Americans who worked an angle in which they felt they were victims of racism and were being held down by the "white man." With Long's managerial services, D'Lo Brown went undefeated for several weeks.
Brown faced Booker T in a losing effort on the February 10, 2003 episode of Raw. His involvement with Thuggin' and Buggin' Enterprises was brought to a close when footage was shown on the February 16 episode of Heat of Theodore Long kicking D'Lo Brown to the curb and introducing his replacement Rodney Mack. He was then released from his WWE contract on February 14, 2003.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2003–2004) 
Connor, still under the D'Lo Brown name, Joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in March of 2003 during his time in NWA TNA he teamed with AJ Styles on many occasions together even challenging for the NWA World Tag Team Championships but were unsuccessful. After the team split up Brown challenged Styles for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship but came up short on every occasion doing a best of 3 series. On April 14, 2004, Brown and Gran Apolo won the NWA World Tag Team Championships defeating Kid Kash and Dallas, They lost the titles just seven days after winning them. D'Lo later left TNA in the summer of 2004.
All Japan Pro Wrestling and Overseas (2005–2007) 
Brown Joined All Japan Pro Wrestling, competing in regular tours with the Japanese company as a member of Roughly Obsess and Destroy (RO&D). During one of these tours on September 17, 2006, Brown betrayed RO&D to join the rival Voodoo Murders faction. Brown left All Japan in 2007 and rejoined RO&D in Pro Wrestling Noah.
When not in Japan, Brown was regularly found touring the United Kingdom, as well as working for Irish Whip Wrestling in Ireland. In April 2005, Brown became one of the lead trainers of the ill-fated Celebrity Wrestling on ITV. This Saturday evening reality show saw celebrities learn wrestling and compete in challenge matches. After a few weeks the programme was to be cancelled, but was instead moved to Sunday mornings to finish its final episodes. During his time wrestling in England, he would face off in a series of matches against his Celebrity Wrestling opposition's trainer, Joe Legend.
Return to WWE (2008–2009) 
In 2008, Brown began wrestling in a number of dark matches for WWE. On June 5, WWE announced that Brown had been signed to a contract, and he began working more dark matches for the company. He made his television return on the July 21, 2008 edition of Raw, defeating Santino Marella. Following this, Brown's appearances on television became more sporadic, and on January 9, 2009, it was announced on WWE.com that he had been released from his WWE contract after a major cost-cutting spree
Return to the independent circuit (2009; 2013-present) 
Brown debuted for Ring of Honor during Proving Ground 09 weekend in February. He was defeated by Nigel McGuinness in an ROH World Championship match. He also wrestled at the ROH 7th Anniversary Show on March 21, 2009 in Manhattan, defeating Jay Briscoe. Brown also appeared on Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet. Varsity Pro Wrestling has also announced that Brown will be making his third appearance for the promotion on their February tour. Brown also made a surprise appearance in Chikara, where he filled in as a substitute for Iceberg of The Cold Front at the 2009 King of Trios tournament. Brown came up short in a ROH Championship match at Take No Prisoners (2009). At ROH's Manahttan Mayhem III on June 13, Brown tapped out to Colt Cabana in a four way match also involving Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli. On June 27 on an ROH show he was defeated by Colt Cabana.
Throughout April and May 2009, Brown flew to Japan to take part in the 13-night Pro Wrestling Noah Global Tag League with his partner Buchanan. During the course of the event they won and lost three matches with one contest went to a draw giving them seven points placing them sixth of the eight teams. Outside of the tournament Brown was undefeated in six-man tag team competition, adding Keith Walker to the team, including a victory over Noah founder Mitsuharu Misawa in one of his last matches.
On the September 15, 2009 edition of Between The Ropes, Brown announced that after his current tour with Ring of Honor, he would retire from in-ring action. Also on this edition of Between The Ropes, Brown announced he would become a semi-regular co-host when his TNA scheduling allowed him to be in studio.
Return to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2009–present) 
Aces & Eights (2013–present) 
On the March 7, 2013 episode of Impact Wrestling, it was revealed that Brown was the Vice President of Aces & Eights, turning heel in the process. Brown was present at the conclusion of TNA's Lockdown PPV which saw newly revealed Aces & Eights leader Bully Ray crowned the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. On the May 9th episode of Impact, Brown was demoted back to a Prospect in the Aces & Eights for losing to Kurt Angle in an "I Quit" match the previous week.
Personal life 
In wrestling 
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments 
- Backed Against The Wall Wrestling
- BAW Championship (1 time)
- Cleveland All–Pro Wrestling
- CAPW North American Championship (2 times)
- Heartland Wrestling Association
- International Wrestling Association
- New Era Pro Wrestling
- NEPW Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- Southern Championship Wrestling
- SCW Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- USA Xtreme Wrestling
- UXW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Federation
- "Bio". WWE. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- Bio at OWW
- Bio at IMDb
- Intelius search
- "D'Lo Brown's WWE Profile". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- Power Slam Magazine staff (August 2003). "Life after WWE". Power Slam Magazine (Lancaster, Lancashire, England: SW Publishing LTD). pp. 32–35. 109.
- "D'Lo Brown signs with WWE". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
- "D-Lo Brown, Bam Neely, Val Venis released.". World Wrestling Entertainment. January 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Global Tag Team Tournament 2009!". Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- "Pro Wrestling Noah results 2009". Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- "PRO WRESTLING SYNDICATE: THE EMPIRE STATE SRIKES BACK". Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- "TNA rehires two backstage agents". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
- "Talking with D'Lo Brown, TNA Wrestling's 'movie director'". SCRIPPSNEWS.com. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- Martin, Todd (2008-09-01). "Todd Martin's Labor Day Raw Report". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- "Managers and wrestlers trained".
- "Dlo Theme (Dlo Fest) Mix 2". The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
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- "BCW - Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight Title history". Solie. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- Westcott, Brian. "HWA - Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title history". Solie. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- "Irish Whip Wrestling". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
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- Palma, Richard. "NOAH Global Honored Crown World Tag Team Title History". Solie. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- Duncan, Royal. "NWA National Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title history". Solie. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- "Official WWE European Championship history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- "D'Lo's IC reign". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
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