Matt Riviera

Title History

  • TCW Heavyweight title ();
  • AWE International Heavyweight title defeating Frank Thornton (July 29, 2006);

Career Highlights

  • Matt Riviera started his career in wrestling selling wrestling programs at age 15..
  • Matt Riviera promoted several shows under the Global Pro Wrestling banner at the age of 17..
  • April 8, 2000-Global Pro Wrestling: Matt Riviera debuted as the manager of Bill Ash to a victory over Ricky Justice…
  • March 3, 2001-Global Pro Wrestling: Matt Riviera is barred from ringside by Commissioner Harley Race for his constant interference..
  • March 21, 2001-World League Wrestling: Matt Riviera managed “Hacksaw” Butch Reed in to a victory over Bull Schmitt..
  • August 21, 2004: Matt Riviera turned pro at age 21 in Arkansas Association of Wrestling..
  • ~~~Matt Riviera debuted teaming with Running Wolf defeating Frank Thornton & “Big” Wes Jones..
  • Matt Riviera is currently a Junior in college and a major in Broadcast Journalism..
  • June 11, 2005–Razorback All-Star Wrestling: Matt Riviera beat Frank Thornton after reversing a cross body and holding the tights..
  • June 18, 2005–RASW: Matt Riviera wrestled Frank Thornton to a 10-minute draw with Harvey Whippleman as guest referee..
  • ~~~Jamie Jay & Jamaican Kid & Frank Thornton defeated Matt Riviera & Don Bass & Chris Bass by Disqualification…
  • June 25, 2005–Razorback All-Star Wrestling: Matt Riviera beat Dustin Nazareth after reversing a Pat O’Conner roll into a school boy..
  • July 3, 2005–RASW: Matt Riviera pinned The Jamaican Kid after putting his feet on the ropes for leverage…
  • ~~~Later on in the same TV Taping: Matt Riviera fought Frank Thornton to a double count out..
  • November 11, 2005–Mid-States Wrestling: Frank Thornton pinned Matt Riviera with a school boy..
  • March 17, 2006–NWA Mid-South Wrestling: Matt Riviera wrestled Frank Thornton to a 15-minute draw..
  • April 15, 2006–All-American Championship Wrestling: Matt Riviera pinned Frank Thornton..
  • July 15, 2006–Mid-South Wrestling TV Taping: Matt Riviera pinned Gary Gram after a One Night Stand…
  • ~~~Later on same taping Matt Riviera lost to Tom Jones via disqualification when Riviera bodyslammed the ref..
  • July 28, 2006–NWA Universal: Slam Shady pinned Matt Riviera..
  • July 29, 2006–Arkansas Wrestling Entertainment: Matt Riviera beat Frank Thornton to become the 1st AWE International Champion..
  • August 17, 2006–NWA Mid-South Wrestling: Matt Riviera pinned Frank Thornton……
  • August 25, 2006–NWA Universal: Spoiler 2000 & Bash beat Matt Riviera & Kraig Keesman in a Coal Miner’s Glove on a Pole match..
  • April 5, 2007–West Virginia Mountaineer Wrestling: Matt Riviera beat Nightmare | Matt Riviera beat Rodney Grimes..


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