He became known to WWE fans as the rock-star wrestler Y2J, and won 30 championships during the 1990s and 2000s. He was the first man to become the WWE Undisputed Champion. He took a hiatus in 2013 after wrestling professionally for fourteen years. In 2019, he became the AEW World Champion.
He worked in independent wrestling shows throughout Manitoba as part of a tag team duo called Sudden Impact.
He appeared as Bruce the Ride Attendant in the 2015 film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
He married Jessica Lee Lockhart in 2000, and they had three children together.
He remained the World Champion until the 2008 Survivor Series, when he lost to John Cena, otherwise known as Thuganomics.