Gangrel was trained by Boris Malenko in Florida. When his training was complete, he began performing in various independent promotions including Herb Abrams' Universal Wrestling Federation.
In 1998, Heath was hired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He then formed a gothic faction, called The Brood, with Edge and Christian. The Brood became known for their "blood baths", which involved the lights going out for a moment, and when they came back on, the targeted wrestler being covered in blood.
The Brood began a feud with the Hardy Boyz and their manager Michael Hayes. During the feud, Gangrel suddenly turned on Edge and Christian and aligned himself with Matt and Jeff Hardy. He called the group The New Brood. Gangrel left the WWE and continues to work the independent circuit.