Wrestler: Luther Reigns
Real Name: Matt Wiese
Birthday: September 22, 1971
Hometown: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
Moved to Phoenix, Arizona
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'5" - 285 lbs
Trained by: WCW Power Plant
Navajo Warrior
Debut: 1999
Previous Gimmicks: Horshu (Indy/OVW)
Inspector Impact
Luther Reigns (Smackdown!)
Finishing Move: The Shu-icide (Emerald Fusion)
Favorite Moves: Reign of Terror
~~(Inverted Swinging Neckbreaker)
Notable Feuds: John Cena
The Big Show
The Undertaker
Mark Jindrak

[Horshu Gallery]

  • 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 Raines"..
  • June 17, 2004 - Smackdown: Luther Raines debuts in the ring and defeated Funaki after Funaki disrespected Kurt Angle..
  • June 24, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Raines by DQ when both Kurt Angle & John Bradshawl Layfield interfered..
  • June 27, 2004 - Great American Bash: Luther Raines defeated Charlie Haas..
  • July 1, 2004 - Smackdown: Kurt Angle forced referee Charles Robinson to wrestle Luther Raines, but Charlie Haas put a stop to that!
  • July 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Cena defeated Luther Raines 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 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio beat Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns (Angle poured paint on Eddy's car!)..
  • 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 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 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 seperated 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..
  • 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)..