Matt Bentley

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Matt Bentley

Title History

  • TWA Television title defeated Ruben Cruz;
  • NWA:TNA X-Division title;
  • FPWA (Florida Professional Wrestling Association) Heavyweight title defeating Torcher w/Arsen (August 12, 2006);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • October 1999: Michael Shane started his training at the Heartbreak Kid’s Wrestling Academy..
  • Michael Shane worked a tour for FMW in Japan only four months into his career!
  • Michael Shane was hired by ECW and traveled throughout the country while working for the company..
  • January 13, 2001: Michael Shane worked the final ECW show ever in Pine Bluff, Arkansas..
  • Michael Shane worked for WCW a few times, including a match that aired on WCW Worldwide..
  • Michael Shane has made appearances for WWE many times, including dark matches and as an extra on TV..
  • June 9, 2001 – WWF Jakked: Jerry Lynn defeated Michael Shane…
  • February 23, 2002 – WWF Jakked: The Big Bossman defeated Michael Shane..

Ring of Honor:

  • August 24, 2002 – Ring of Honor: Michael Shane defeated Paul London..
  • December 21, 2002 – Velocity: Bill DeMott defeated Michael Shane..
  • December 22, 2002 – WWE Heat: Spike Dudley & Tommy Dreamer defeated Michael Shane & Scoot Andrews…
  • February 17, 2003 – WWE RAW: Tommy Dreamer defeated Michael Shane in a dark match…
  • June 22, 2003 – WWE Heat: The Hurricane defeated Michael Shane…
  • September 21, 2003 – Ring of Honor: Paul London defeated Michael Shane in a “match of the year contender” street fight..
  • October 5, 2002 – Ring of Honor: Michael Shane beat Spanky and Paul London to earn the “showstopper” nickname..
  • January 11, 2003 – Ring of Honor: CM Punk defeated Michael Shane..

Major League Wrestling:

  • Michael Shane worked in Major League Wrestling and was managed by Francine..
  • May 9, 2003 – Major League Wrestling: Michael Shane defeated Norman Smiley..
  • June 20, 2003 – Major League Wrestling: Homicide defeated Michael Shane..
  • July 26 2003 – Major League Wrestling: Michael Shane & CM Punk beat Raven & Norman Smiley..

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – Matt Bentley:

  • July 22, 2005 – TNA Impact: Michael Shane changed his name to Matt Bentley, due to Mike Shane of the WWE having the rights..
  • ~~~In the main event: A.J. Styles defeated Matt Bentley w/Tracy Brooks in the first round of the Super X Tournament..
  • ~~~America’s Most Wanted showed up and distracted the referee, and James Storm superkicked Matt Bentley..
  • July 23, 2005–FTW: Matt Bentley (Michael Shane) & Cassidy Riley co-won a three-way over Elix Skipper..
  • July 23, 2005–FTW – Night Show: Cassidy Riley defeated Matt Bentley..
  • July 29, 2005 – TNA Impact: “The Tennessee Cowboy” James Storm defeated Matt Bentley..
  • July 30, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Mike Kruel & 1 of the Maximos defeated Josh Daniels & Matt Bentley (Michael Shane)..
  • August 12, 2005 – TNA Impact: Matt Bentley w/Tracy Brooks defeated Shark Boy..
  • August 2005: Matt Bentley’s TNA contract expires and it appears that he is no longer with the company……

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – The Return of Matt Bentley:

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – The Return of Matt Bentley – “Maverick” Matt Bentley:

  • February 12, 2006 – Against All Odds: Jay Lethal defeated Matt Bentley and Alex Shelley and Petey Williams in a 4-WAY..
  • March 3, 2006–UWF: Petey Williams defeated Matt Bentley….
  • March 11, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Team 3-D & Ron Killings & Rhino beat Shannon Moore/Matt Bentley/Elix Skipper/David Young..
  • March 12, 2006 – Destination-X: Lance Hoyt defeated “Maverick” Matt Bentley w/Tracy Brooks..
  • March 18, 2006 – iMPACT: Sonjay Dutt defeated Matt Bentley and Elix Skipper in a 3-WAY to Qualify for Team USA!
  • March 26, 2006–NWA Cyberspace: “Maverick” Matt Bentley defeated “Wildcat” Chris Harris in a 1-on-1 match…
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Bobby Roode beat Matt Bentley and Rodney Mack and Mana in a 4-WAY to win the Cyberspace title!
  • April 1, 2006–TNA House Show (UWF): Jeff Hardy & Amber O’Neal defeated Matt Bentley & Tracy Brooks..
  • April 14, 2006–TNA House Show (UWF): Sonjay Dutt defeated “Maverick” Matt Bentley..
  • April 15, 2006–TNA House Show (UWF): Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Matt Bentley & Maven Huffman..
  • May 6, 2006–NWA Cyberspace: Matt Bentley & Slyck Wagner Brown defeated America’s Most Wanted by DQ ..
  • May 20, 2006–FPWA: Punk & Disorderly & Matt Bentley w/$o Cal Val beat Bruce Santee & Rod Steel & Amy Love..
  • May 26, 2006–TNA House Show (UWF): Sonjay Dutt & Amber O’Neil defeated Matt Bentley & Tracy Brooks….
  • May 27, 2006–TNA House Show (UWF): Ron “The Truth” Killings defeated “Maverick” Matt Bentley…
  • June 24, 2006–Southern Championship Wrestling: Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Matt Bentley & Joey Machete..

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – Matt Bentley & Frankie Kazarian:

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – The NEW Raven’s Flock?:

  • November 2, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Matt Bentley & Frankie Kazarian (with their new Punk grudge look) interfered and attacked Rhino..
  • November 16, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Frankie Kazarian & Maverick Matt & Johnny Devine spoke about their bizarre transformation..
  • November 19, 2006 – TNA Genesis: Voodoo Kin Mafia (BG & Kip James) beat Maverick Matt & Johnny Devine w/Frankie Kazarian..
  • ~~~After the match: Kazarian & Maverick Matt blind-folded Johnny Devine (who got pinned) and forced him to kneel in the ring..
  • ~~~Raven showed up as the apparent “leader” of the group and punished Devine with singapore cane shots to the backside!
  • December 11, 2006 – TNA Turning Point (Pre-Show): Ron Killings & Lance Hoyt defeated Seratonin (Bentley & Kazarian & Devine)..
  • ~~~After the match, Raven escorted all three men back to the ring to punish Kazarian (who was pinned to lose the match)..
  • January 11, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle defeated Matt Bentley (who was punished by Raven afterwards)..
  • February 2, 2007–Hermie Sadler’s UWF: The Steiner Brothers defeated Matt Bentley & Frankie Kazarian
  • February 3, 2007–Hermie Sadler’s UWF: Matt Bentley defeated Taylor Conway with help from Frankie Kazarian
  • February 22, 2007 – TNA Xplosion: Petey Williams & Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt defeated Serotonin (Bentley & Kazarian & Devine)..
  • March 8, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Voodoo Kin Mafia & Lance Hoyt defeated Seretonin (Kaz & Martyr & Havoc) in a squash match..
  • ~~~After the match: Raven (who gave them all new names) came down and punished all three men with a singapore cane!
  • March 22, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle & Samoa Joe & Rhino defeated Serotonin (Kaz & Martyr & Havoc)..
  • June 21, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: “Wildcat” Chris Harris defeated Raven when Kaz stopped Havok & Martyr interfering..
  • July 12, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kaz (Frankie Kazarian) defeated Martyr (Matt Bentley) and Havok (Johnny Devine)..
  • July 16, 2007–TNA TV Tapings: Black Machismo & Eric Young defeated Serotonin (Havok & Martyr) — (taped for Xplosion)..
  • July 19, 2007 – TNA Impact: XXX (Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper & Senshi) defeated Seratonin (Raven & Martyr & Havok)..
  • ~~~After the match: Kaz came out and canned Martyr & Havok and had an intense brawl on the mat with Raven..
  • August 12, 2007 – TNA Hard Justice: Kaz (Frankie Kazarian) defeated Raven (w/Martyr & Havok) in a Grudge match..
  • August 15, 2007: Matt Bentley (Martyr) was released from his Total Nonstop Action contract..

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – Matt Bentley:

  • April 4, 2008–SmackDown!: Vladimir Kozlov defeated Matt Bentley in a squash match..
  • October 10, 2009–Showtime All Star Wrestling: Michael Shane defeated David Young in Nashville, Tennessee..
  • January 15, 2010–Big Time Wrestling: Paul London & Michael Shane defeated the Ballard Brothers.
  • June 30, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Low Ki defeated Matt Bentley and Jimmy Yang in an X Division Tournament Qualifying Match.