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[MATT STRIKER GALLERY]

Article: The Man They Call Matt Striker

Title History

  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Association) Tag Team titles w/ Ace Darling defeating The S.A.T. in a 4-way match (February 23, 2003);
  • WUW Continental title;
  • PWF Tag Team titles w/ Josh Daniels;
  • ACW (Assault Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/ Scotty Charisma defeating Red Hot Russ and Mike Xylas (March 14, 2003);
  • USA Pro Wrestling Tag Team titles w/ Simon Diamond defeating Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz (May 31, 2003);
  • USA Pro Wrestling New York State title;
  • CCW (Connecticut Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight title;
  • NYWC (New York Wrestling Connection) Heavyweight title defeating Mike Mondo (April 30, 2005);
  • NYWC (New York Wrestling Connection) Interstate title defeating Joey Braggiol (May 21, 2005);
  • wXw (Westside Xtreme Wrestling) tag team titles w Trent Baretta defeating Da Mack and Axel Dietr Jr. (March 15, 2014);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Matt Striker (Real Name: Matthew Kaye) was a social studies teacher in Queens NY before becoming a wrestler.

Independent Circuit 2003:

  • June 21, 2003 – 3PW: Matt Striker and Rob Eckos defeated Christian York and Joey Matthews.
  • September 21, 2003 – Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Luis Ortiz.
  • November 22, 2003 – 3PW: The Blue Meanie defeated Rob Eckos w/ Matt Striker (dressed as Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka).
  • November 23, 2003 – Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Strker defeated Prince Nana.

Independent Circuit 2004:

  • January 9, 2004 – MLW: Chasyn Rance defeated PJ Friedman and Matt Martel (aka Matt Striker).
  • January 10, 2004 – MLW: Mike Modest and PJ Friedman and Chris Hero defeated M-Dogg 20 and Matt Martel and Bobby Quance.
  • January 25, 2004 – Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Kidd USA by disqualification.
  • February 6, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Josh Daniels and Matt Striker defeated C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond to retain the PWF Tag titles.
  • February 7, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Low Ki defeated Matt Striker.
  • February 8, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Josh Daniels defeated Matt Striker.
  • February 14, 2004 – USA Pro Wrestling: Simon Diamond and Matt Striker beat Mikey Whipwreck and Wayne to win USA Pro tag titles.
  • February 21, 2004 – 3PW: “Macho Man” Matt Striker w/ Miss Talia (tossing Slim Jims into the crowd) defeated Monsta Mack.
  • February 29, 2004 – Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker participated in the CCW Heavyweight tournament.
  • ~~~Matt Striker beat Dylan Kage (1st), John Walters (2nd), and Slyk Wagner Brown (finals to win the CCW Heavyweight title!
  • March 27, 2004 – Jersey Championship Wrestling: Ace Darling and Matt Striker defeated Rob Eckos and Josh Daniels.
  • April 8, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Matt Striker and Josh Daniels vs Christopher Street Connection was a double count-out.
  • April 9, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita defeated Matt Striker and Josh Daniels to win PWF Tag Team titles.
  • April 10, 2004 – PWWorld-1: Matt Striker defeated Kohei Sato.
  • April 17, 2004 – 3PW: “Macho Man” Striker w/ Talia vs Rob Eckos went to a no contest.
  • May 14, 2004 – USA Pro Wrestling: Simon Diamond and Matt Striker b Los Maximos and Christopher Street Connection in a 3-WAY.
  • May 15, 2004 – 3PW: Slyk Wagner Brown and April Hunter w/ Todd Gordon defeated Matt Striker and Miss Talia.
  • June 4, 2004 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup Day 1: Chris Hero defeated Matt Striker.
  • June 5, 2004 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup: John Brooks and Chi Chi Cruz and Azriel beat Puma and Matt Striker and Sedrick Strong.
  • June 19, 2004 – USA Pro: Christopher Street Connection beat Simon Diamond and Matt Striker to win the new USA Pro Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~Matt Striker then jumped in a car and drove like hell to Philadelphia to appaear on a 3PW Show.
  • June 19, 2004 – 3PW: Slyk Wagner Brown and April Hunter defeated The Ultimate Striker and Rob Eckos.
  • June 27, 2004 – Jersey Championship Wrestling: Josh Daniels defeated Matt Striker.
  • July 10, 2004 – NYWC: Los Luchas Hermanos defeated Striker and Rob Eckos to retain the NYWC Tag Team Titles.
  • July 17, 2004 – 3PW: Rockin Rebel and Jack Victory defeated Rob Eckos and Strikerman (Matt Stryker as Sandman).
  • July 19, 2004 – RAW: Mike Kruel, Arch Kincaid and Matt Striker worked WWE TV tapings acting as security guards.
  • August 3, 2004 – East Coast Pro Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Ricky Landell.
  • August 21, 2004 – 3PW: Matt Striker and Rob Eckos enter a Tag Team Royal Rumble several times with different “gimmicks”.
  • ~~~Striker and Eckos entertained the crowd as The Bushwhackers, as Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, and as the Road Warriors.
  • October 16, 2004 – 3PW: Damian Adams defeated Matt Striker (Striker-bu ‘imatating Sabu’).
  • October 30, 2004 – Cyberspace Wrestling Federation: Ron Killings defeated Matt Striker by Disqualification.
  • November 6, 2004 – CCW: Dylan Kage defeated Matt Striker.
  • November 19, 2004 – USA Pro Wrestling: The SAT (Jose and Joel Maximo) beat Simon Diamond and Matt Striker (w/ Becky Bayless).
  • November 20, 2004 – 3PW: Simon Diamond defeated Matt Striker (this week as Ric Flair).

Independent Circuit 2005:

In The Media Spotlight:

  • Matthew Kaye resigned after the school he worked for discovered he was constantly calling in sick due to his wrestling bookings.
  • ~~~This resulted in some huge media exposure, with some major news publications picking up the story and featuring Kaye’s story.
  • July 8, 2005 – ROH: Matt Striker was given some mic time to thank the fans but was attacked by Prince Nana’s Embassy.
  • July 9, 2005 – ROH: Matt Striker defeated Mike Kruel w/ Prince Nana’s Embassy.
  • July 11, 2005 – RAW: Kurt Angle defeated Matt Striker in 2:59 in a Kurt Angle Invitational match with 1 second to spare!
  • July 15, 2005 – Ballpark Brawl IV: Matt Striker defeated Johnny Devine.
  • July 18, 2005 – RAW: Kurt Angle defeated Matt Martel (aka Striker) in a Kurt Angle Invitational rematch by Submission.
  • July 30, 2005 – NWA Cyberspace: Matt Striker did a farewell interview and announced that he had signed a contract with WWE.
  • July 30, 2005 – New York Wrestling Connection: Jerry Lynn and Christopher Daniels defeated Rob Eckos and Matt Striker.
  • ~~~Jerry Lynn pinned Matt Striker, therefor as stipulated, he captures the New York Wrestling Connection Heavyweight title!
  • August 8, 2005 – RAW: Rene Dupree defeated Matt Striker in a match taped for HEAT.
  • August 13, 2005 – Ballpark Brawl: Mick Foley made fun of Matt Striker, who came out and did an impersonation of the Rock.
  • August 14, 2005 – Ballpark Brawl: Kamala defeated Matt Striker (who was imitating Randy Savage).

World Wrestling Entertainment:

World Wrestling Entertainment – I’m Matt Striker, and I am your teacher!:

  • Amyvllrc wrote: We went to see the show at Six Flags Over Georgia. I had my six year old son, seven year old daughter, and my friends eight year old son. After waiting in line for nearly an hour we had no autographs. They were not maintaining the line, and everyone cut in front of us. Eventually it was almost time for the show to start. I understand that it was not the wrestlers fault, but still very disappointing to the children. At this point I was getting very upset. We stood in line waiting patiently in the hot sun, while the “adults,” jumped in front of the children, and had nothing to show for it. Matt Striker was the last one, he gave his last autograph. We asked him if he could do one more, because we had been waiting for an hour and not received an autograph. Without hesitation he gave the autograph, but not only that he took the time to tell my son a story. I think that this was above and beyond what he had to do. He is a great role model for the children, and in this day and time those are few and far between. So, I just want to say thank you for making a six year olds day.

World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW Matt Striker:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The New Breed vs The ECW Originals:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Matt Striker and Big Daddy V.:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Matt Striker:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Drafted to RAW:

  • June 25, 2008: Matt Striker was drafted to RAW via the WWE.com supplemental draft series.
  • July 7, 2008 – RAW: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated Matt Striker in a dark match.
  • July 14, 2008 – RAW: D-Lo Brown defeated Matt Striker in a dark match.
  • August 4, 2008 – RAW: Kane defeated Matt Striker (who WAS happy to be used until he saw Kane).

World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW Announcer:

World Wrestling Entertainment – WWE NXT Season 1 through 5:

  • February 23, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker debuted as the backstage reported for the show involving 8 Pros matched with 8 Rookies.
  • March 28, 2010 – WrestleMania 26: Matt Striker called the show along side Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
  • April 13, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker hosted a “promo challenge” for the eight NXT rookies.
  • April 20, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker hosted a “Rock’em Sock’em” challenge for the NXT rookies.
  • May 18, 2010 – WWE NXT: Daniel Bryan did an interview saying he was a self made man and was not invented by the WWE machine.
  • ~~~Daniel Bryan tried to pick a fight with his former “pro” Mike Mizanin, then yelled at Matt Striker for constantly interrupting him.
  • June 1, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker announced that the winner of NXT Season 1 was.WADE BARRETT!
  • June 7, 2010 – WWE RAW: The NXT season 1 rookies invaded RAW and attacked John Cena, Matt Striker, and Justin Roberts.
  • June 8, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker kicked off Season 2, still suffering from the injuries he suffered on RAW the night before.
  • August 31, 2010 – WWE NXT (Finale): Matt Striker announced the winner of NXT Season 2 as Kaval w/ Layla and Michelle McCool!!
  • September 7, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker kicked off Season 3, which will feature NXT Diva Rookies for the first time ever.
  • November 30, 2010 – WWE NXT (Finale): Matt Striker announced the winner of NXT Season 3 (Rookie Divas) as Kaitlyn!!
  • December 7, 2010 – WWE NXT: Matt Striker kicked off Season 4, introducing the SIX NXT Rookies and their assigned Pros.
  • March 1, 2011 – WWE NXT (Finale): Matt Striker announced the winner of NXT Season 4 as Johnny Curtis w/ “Pro” R-Truth!!
  • March 8, 2011 – WWE NXT (Redemption): Matt Striker started his 5th Season as host of WWE NXT, this time joined by Maryse.
  • August 2, 2011 – NXT (Redemption): Matt Striker and Titus O’Neil defeated Darren Young and Derrick Bateman.
  • August 9, 2011 – NXT (Redemption): Darren Young defeated Matt Striker.
  • August 16, 2011 – NXT (Redemption): Darren Young defeated Matt Striker.
  • September 6, 2011 – NXT (Redemption): William Regal defeated Darren Young.
  • September 13, 2011 – NXT (Redemption): Darren Young and JTG defeated William Regal and Matt Striker.
  • October 11, 2011 – SmackDown: Matt Striker was in the 41 man battle royal won by Randy Orton.
  • October 15, 2012 – RAW: Kane defeated Matt Striker.
  • June 20, 2013 – WWE has released Matt Striker.
  • Striker signed with WWE as a wrestler in 2005. He made his debut as a commentator in 2008, and has been working as an announcer ever since. He also hosted NXT, and was the host of the WWE After Burn show, which airs internationally.

Independent Circuit:

  • March 26, 2011 – NYWC: Kieran Mansfield and Michael Mansfield defeated Matt Striker and Francis Kipland Stevens.
  • January 6, 2012 – NYWC: Matt Striker, John Curse and Scott Curse defeated Mikey Whipwreck, Rex Lawless and Stockade.
  • June 21, 2013 – FWE: Matt Striker was in the battle royal won by Tommy Dreamer.
  • July 25, 2013 – NYWC: Alex Reynolds and John Silver defeated Justin Credible and Matt Striker.
  • July 26, 2013 – ICW: The Amazing Red vs. Danny Demanto with Matt Striker as special referee ended in a no contest.
  • August 17, 2013 – NEFW: Matt Striker, The Big O and Furio Falcone defeated Andy Sweet, Billy King and Jim Sullivan.
  • August 18, 2013 – HOG: Andy Lee Ray defeated Matt Striker and Earl Cooter in a 3-way match.
  • August 22, 2013 – NYWC: Matt Striker and Justin Credible defeated J-Redd and Jolly Roger. Brian XL and Grim Reefer defeated Matt Striker and Justin Credible.
  • September 6, 2013 – PWX: PWX heavyweight champion Caleb Konley defeated Matt Striker to retain the title.
  • September 21, 2013 – NEW: Jerry Lawler defeated Matt Striker.
  • October 18, 2013 – ICW: Matt Striker, X-Pac and Little Guido defeated Justin Toxic, Dru Blood and KC Blade.
  • October 19, 2013 – NYWC: Justin Credible defeated Matt Striker.
  • October 26, 2013 – RWE: Todd Hanson defeated Matt Striker.
  • November 3, 2013 – CWFH: CWFH heritage heavyweight champion Scorpio Sky defeated Matt Striker to retain the title.
  • November 9, 2013 – HOH 3: Matt Striker defeated Lance Anoai.
  • December 14, 2013 – IWC: Andrew Palace defeated Matt Striker.
  • December 21, 2013 – NYWC: Justin Credible defeated Matt Striker in a extreme rules match.
  • December 27, 2013 – JCW: Matt Striker and Damien Darling defeated Erik Andretti and Nicky Oceans.
  • December 31, 2013 – JCW: 2 Tuff Tony defeated Matt Striker.
  • January 4, 2014 – WCWC: Danny Duggan and Gangrel vs. Matt Striker and Darin Corbin ended in a no contest.
  • January 5, 2014 – WCWC: Gangrel defeated Matt Striker.
  • January 18, 2014 – RCP: Billy Bax defeated Matt Striker.
  • February 1, 2014 – WXW: Stevie Shields defeated Matt Striker.
  • February 9, 2014 – CWFH: Matt Striker and Rudy Telerana vs. Othello and Stu Stone ended in a no contest.
  • February 19, 2014 – CWFH: Matt Striker defeated Cedric The Hitman by disqualification.
  • February 22, 2014 – NEFW: Matt Striker and The Dirty Dog defeated Chris Envy and Mike Nice.
  • February 26, 2014 – CWFH: Matt Striker defeated Ali Hussein.
  • March 1, 2014 – Wrestling In Tulancingo: Mascara Jr., Matt Striker and Zumbi defeated Jorge Kebrada, Karma and Rex Estampida.
  • March 2, 2014 – UWE: Ricky Marvin, Super Crazy and Super J defeated Matt Striker, Ultimate Security and Josef Von Schmidt by disqualification.
  • March 13, 2014 – wXw: Karsten Beck defeated Matt Striker in the 1st round.
  • March 15, 2014 – wXw: Matt Striker and Trent Baretta defeated Axel Dietr Jr. and Da Mack to win the tag team titles.
  • March 16, 2014 – wXw: Axel Dietr Jr. and Da Mack defeated Matt Striker and Trent Baretta to win the tag team titles.
  • April 5, 2014 – Wrestlecon: Cassidy Riley, Luke Hawx and Shane Helms defeated Adam Pearce, Matt Striker and Steve Corino.