AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Evan Karagias (October 12, 2002 in Mercedes, Texas);
In The Beginning:
Matt Wiese he left home at age 16 to fend for himself, and then he discovered that life was “survival of the fittest”..
Matt Wiese built himself not only to amazing physical proportions, but mentally as well..
Matt Wiese appeared on an episode of Jenny Jones entitled “From Geek to Bad Ass Physique”..
Matt Wiese first got into wrestling, training at the famous WCW Power Plant..
Matt Wiese got the nickname “Horshu” because of his horse shoe type haircut..
World Championship Wrestling: Horshu briefly competed as a singles and tag wrestler for World Championship Wrestling..
November 15, 1997 – WCW Saturday Night: Horshu defeated Jumpin’ Joey Maggs..
January 18, 1998 – WCW Pro: Horshu defeated Hector Guerrero..
March 7, 1998 – WCW Saturday Night: Prince Iaukea defeated Horshu..
March 21, 1998 – WCW Saturday Night: Horshu defeated Mike Tolbert..
April 18, 1998 – WCW Saturday Night: Marty Jannetty defeated Horshu..
April 19, 1998 – WCW Worldwide: Horshu defeated Eddie Jackie..
July 11, 1998 – WCW Worldwide: The Giant defeated Horshu with the Chokeslam..
Ultimate Pro Wrestling: Horshu signed with Rick Bassman’s Ultimate Pro Wrestling promotion..
Horshu split his time between wrestling, TV and movie jobs, and body guarding some of the top rock stars in the business..
October 12, 2002: Horshu defeated Evan Karagias to win the AWA World Heavyweight title in Mercedes, Texas..
~~~Horshu was forced to drop the title after signing a developmental contract with the WWE in 2003..
Matt Wiese appeared in the movie “Girl Next Door” as a Bodyguard at a porn convention..
Favorite Quote: Aint no business like Shu business baby!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Developmental Wrestler:
May 19, 2003 – RAW: Maven & David Flair defeated Horshu & Brent Dail in a dark match.. June 2003: Horshu signed a developmental contract with
World Wrestling Entertainment..
July 14, 2003 – RAW: John Hennigan & Matt Cappotelli defeated Horshu & Aaron Stevens in a dark match..
March 8, 2004 – RAW: Travis Tomko & Kevin Fertig defeated Horshu & Mike Kruel (wrestling as Mike Mayo) in a DARK match.. World Wrestling Entertainment – Smackdown!:
April, 2004 – Smackdown: Horshu debuts on Smackdown! as Kurt Angle’s personal bodyguard/assistant named “Luther Reigns”..
June 17, 2004 – Smackdown: Luther Reigns debuts in the ring and defeated Funaki after Funaki disrespected Kurt Angle..
June 24, 2004 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero beat Luther Reigns by DQ when both Kurt Angle & John Bradshaw Layfield interfered..
June 27, 2004 – Great American Bash: Luther Reigns defeated Charlie Haas..
July 1, 2004 – Smackdown: Kurt Angle forced referee Charles Robinson to wrestle Luther Reigns, but Charlie Haas put a stop to that!
July 22, 2004 – Smackdown!: John Cena defeated Luther Reigns after Booker T’s interference backfired!
July 29, 2004 – Smackdown!: Booker T beat Cena, Suzuki, Gunn, Dupree, Haas, Raines & RVD to capture the vacant US championship!
August 12, 2004 – Smackdown!: Team Cena (Cena/RVD/Haas) beat Team Booker (Booker/Dupree/Reigns) in a Summer Games Relay..
August 19, 2004 – SD!: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns (Angle poured paint on Eddy’s car!).. September 2, 2004 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns defeated Mike Kirk in a match taped for Velocity..
September 16, 2004 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns defeated a unknown wrestler..
September 23, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Big Show & Eddie Guerrero beat Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns by DQ (Mark Jindrak intefered).. ~~~After the match, Kurt Angle shot Big Show with a tranquelizer, shaved his head, and posed for a WWE photographer..
September 30, 2004 – Smackdown!: Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam..
October 3, 2004 – No Mercy: Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns w/Mark Jindrak in the opening match of the night.. ~~~Eddie Guerrero used a baton from a police officer at ringside (tribute to Big Bossman RIP) as a foreign object..
October 7, 2004 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns defeated Mike Vega in a match taped for Velocity..
October 14, 2004 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns by DQ when Mark Jindrak interfered (Big Show save)..
November 4, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns ..
November 11, 2003 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam defeated Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak..
November 14, 2004 – Survivor Series: Guerrero/RVD/Big Show/Cena defeated Angle/Jindrak/Reigns/Cool in a Survivor Series match.. ~~~Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam & Big Show & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle & Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns & Carlito Cool..
November 18, 2004 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak defeated Funaki & Nunzio in a match taped for Velocity..
November 25, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Big Show throws a Thanksgiving party which, of course, ends up as a big food fight.. ~~~The Big Show, Joy Giovanni, Josh Mathews, Tazz, Michael Cole, Tony Chimmel, and Luther Reigns were involved..
December 2, 2004 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns tried to force Joy Giovanni to go out with him but The Big Show made the save!
December 9, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Big Show defeated Mark Jindrak when Kurt Angle and Luther Reigns interfered!
December 12, 2004 – Armageddon: The Big Show defeated Kurt Angle & Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns in a Handicap match..
December 23, 2004 – Smackdown! in Iraq: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns..
January 13, 2005 – SD!: The Bashams beat Rey Mysterio/RVD and Eddy/Booker and Jindrak/Reigns in a 4-WAY to win the Tag titles! January 15, 2005–Live Event: Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak beat Scotty Too Hotty & Nunzio in a Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
January 27, 2005 – SD!: Eddie Guerrero & Booker T & Rey Mysterio defeated Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak & Orlando Jordan..
January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: Luther Reigns entered at #12 but was eliminated by Booker T..
February 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Undertaker vs Rene Dupree ended in a DOUBLE DQ after Luther Reigns interfered..
February 10, 2005 – SD! in Japan: The Basham Brothers vs Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns (No Contest after Undertaker appeared).. February 12, 2005–Live Event (SD! crew): The Big Show beat Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak in a Handicap Steel Cage match..
February 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns defeated Nunzio (Reigns was the spooked by the Undertaker after match).. ~~~Directly afterwards…. The Undertaker defeated Mark Jindrak by DQ when Luther Reigns attacked Taker with a chair!
February 20, 2005 – No Way Out: The Undertaker defeated Luther Reigns with the Tombstone Piledriver..
February 24, 2005 – Smackdown!:The Undertaker beat Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak in a Handicap Match (Reigns refused to tag).. ~~~After the match, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak broke up and started fighting and had to be separated by officials..
March 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak to retain the Tag Team titles.. ~~~After the match, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns argued until Jindrak knocked Reigns out with a left hook to the head!
March 10, 2005 – Smackdown!: Mark Jindrak defeated Luther Reigns after his left hand knockout hook to the jaw!
March 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: Booker T defeated Luther Reigns – Heidenreich read a poem in honor of Booker T after the match..
March 24, 2005 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns tried to show up the Big Show by trying (unsuccessfully) to tip over a JEEP..
March 31, 2005 – Smackdown!: Booker T defeated Luther Reigns..
April 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Big Show defeated Luther Reigns (Reigns claimed Big Show embarassed SD! at Wrestlemania..
April 14, 2005 – Smackdown!: Luther Reigns defeated Sho Funaki in a match taped for Velocity.. May 11, 2005: Luther Reigns is released from his WWE contract with a 90-day no compete clause..
Independent Circuit: July 20, 2005–Ultimate Pro Wresting: Tom Howard defeated Horshu..
October 13, 2005–Impact Zone Wrestling: The Patriot (Tom Brandi) defeated Horshu (Luther Reigns)..
January 2006: Matt Wiese was spotted working as a bodyguard at the AVN porn convention in Las Vegas..
June 17, 2006–Western Alliance Entertainment: Horshu defeated Sheik Hussein in an impromptu brawl
September 16, 2006–Western Alliance Entertainment: Horshu vs Aaron Aguilera was a No Contest when Scott Norton interfered.
~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ MAIN EVENT: Scott Norton & Aaron Aguilera defeated John Heidenreich & Horshu (aka Luther Reigns)..