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[Matt Striker Gallery]

Article: The Man They Call Matt Striker
Wrestler: Matt Striker
Real Name: Matthew Kaye
Birthday: June 26, 1974
Hometown: Originally from Queens, New York
Moved to Ossining, New York
Billed from New York City, New York
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'10" - 220 lbs.
Trained by: Johnny Rodz
Debut: 2000
Previous Gimmicks: Matt Lachey
Matt Rite (MLW)
"Modern Marvel" Matt Martel (MLW)
"Hotstuff" Matt Striker (3PW)
"Macho Man" Matt Striker (3PW)
Ultimate Striker (3PW)
Prince Striker
Finishing Move: The Happy Monkey Submission
OverDrive
Favorite Moves: Leaping Double Knee Takedown Backbreaker
LungBlower
Skayde Lock (Standing STF)
Notable Feuds: Eugene Dinsmore
The Sandman
Balls Mahoney
C.M. Punk
Website: www.THISISSTRIKER.com

  • USA Pro Wrestling Tag Team titles (2) w/Simon Diamond;
  • USA Pro Wrestling New York State title;
  • ECWA Tag Team titles w/Ace Darling;
  • WUW Continental title;
  • PWF Tag Team titles w/Josh Daniels;
  • ACW Tag Team titles w/Scotty Charisma;
  • 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);


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

    Independent Circuit 2003:
  • September 21, 2003 - Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Luis Ortiz..
  • November 23, 2003 - Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Strker defeated Prince Nana..

    Independent Circuit 2004:
  • January 9, 2004 - MLW: Chasyn Rance defeated PJ Friedman & Matt Martel (aka Matt Striker)..
  • January 10, 2004 - MLW: Mike Modest & PJ Friedman & Chris Hero defeated M-Dogg 20 & Matt Martel & Bobby Quance..
  • January 25, 2004 - Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Kidd USA by DQ..
  • February 6, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Josh Daniels & Matt Striker defeated C.W. Anderson & 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 & Matt Striker beat Mikey Whipwreck & 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!
  • April 8, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Matt Striker & Josh Daniels vs Christopher Street Connection was a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..
  • April 9, 2004 - PWWorld-1: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Matt Striker & 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 & Matt Striker b Los Maximos and Christopher Street Connection in a 3-WAY..
  • May 15, 2004 - 3PW: Slyk Wagner Brown & April Hunter w/Todd Gordon defeated Matt Striker & Miss Talia..
  • June 19, 2004--USA Pro: Christopher Street Connection beat Simon Diamond & 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 & April Hunter defeated The Ultimate Striker & Rob Eckos..
  • July 17, 2004 - 3PW: Rockin Rebel & Jack Victory defeated Rob Eckos & 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 & Rob Eckos enter a Tag Team Royal Rumble several times with different "gimmicks"..
  • ~~~Striker & Eckos entertained the crowd as The Bushwhackers, as Iron Sheik & 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 & Joel Maximo) beat Simon Diamond & Matt Striker (w/Becky Bayless)..
  • November 20, 2004 - 3PW: Simon Diamond defeated Matt Striker (this week as Ric Flair)..

    Independent Circuit 2005:
  • January 29, 2005--New York Wrestling Connection: Tommy Dreamer defeated "Modern Marvel" Matt Striker..
  • February 12, 2005--ECWA: Matt Striker & Fred Sampson defeated Mr. Ooh La La & Arch Kincaid..
  • February 19, 2005 - 3PW: Mike Kruel defeated Hollywood Striker | Hulk Striker defeated Rockin' Rebel..
  • February 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle beat Matt Martel (aka Matt Striker) in a Kurt Angle Invitational match..
  • March 12, 2005--ECWA: The Valedictorians defeated Striker & Fred Sampson..
  • March 26, 2005--New York Wrestling Connection: Joey Baggiol defeated Matt Striker..
  • March 26, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Michael Shane & Frankie Kazarian defeated Nick Berk & Matt Striker..
  • April 29, 2005--New York Wrestling Connection: Matt Striker & Joey Braggiol defeated K-Murda & Damien Dragon..
  • ~~~~Second Round of Tournament: Matt Striker & Joey Braggiol defeated Ru Star & Rob Eckos to advance..
  • April 30, 2005--New York Wrestling Connection: Matt Striker & Joey Braggiol defeated Dickie Rodz & Mason Raige..
  • ~~~~Matt Striker defeated Joey Braggiol and Ken Scampi and Amazing Red in a 4-WAY Tournament Final..
  • ~~~~Matt Striker went on to defeat Mike Mondo to capture the New York Wrestling Connection Heavyweight title!
  • May 14, 2005--ECWA: Mike Kruel defeated Matt Striker..
  • May 21, 2005--NYWC: Matt Striker defeated Joey Braggiol to retain the NYCW title and capture the Interstate title..
  • May 21, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Josh Daniels defeated Matt Striker by Disqualification..
  • June 4, 2005--New York Wrestling Connection: Joey Braggiol w/Prince Charles b Matt Striker to win the Interstate title..
  • ~~~Later on that night, Matt Striker defeated Mike Mondo in the main event to retain the NYWC Heavyweight title..
  • June 5, 2005--Independent Championship Wrestling: Matt Striker & Nick Berk beat 2 Dope & Buck Child and Chad & Dino (3-WAY)..
  • June 24, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Matt Striker defeated Elix Skipper by Disqualification..
  • June 25, 2005--NYWC: Matt Striker (Champion) vs Chris Daniels ended in a time limit draw (Daniels won by DQ in a 5-min overtime)..

    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 & Christopher Daniels defeated Rob Eckos & 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:
  • August 22, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Russell Simpson in a match taped for HEAT..
  • August 29, 2005 - RAW: Rob "The Conman" Conway defeated Matt Striker in a match taped for HEAT..
  • September 5, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Johnny Parisi in a match taped for HEAT..
  • September 19, 2005 - RAW: Kerwin White (who introduced his new "Caddy", Nick Nemeth) defeated Matt Striker on HEAT..
  • September 26, 2005 - RAW: Johnny Parisi defeated Matt Striker in a match taped for HEAT..
  • October 6, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Derrick Neikirk defeated Matt Striker..
  • October 17, 2005 - RAW: Kerwin White & Nick Nemeth defeated Shelton Benjamin & Matt Striker in a match taped for HEAT..
  • October 31, 2005 - RAW: Shelton Benjamin defeated Matt Striker in a match taped for HEAT..
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Kerwin White & Matt Striker defeated Val Venis & Shelton Benjamin in a Pre-show match
  • November 7, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Tajiri in a match taped for HEAT..
  • December 5, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker cut a promo on HEAT hyping his RAW debut next week..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - I'm Matt Striker, and I am your teacher!:
  • December 12, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker debuted on stage with a chalk board saying "I'm Matt Striker, and I am your teacher!"
  • December 15, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Kid Kash & Johnny Parisi defeated Nick Mitchell & Matt Striker..
  • December 18, 2005--Live Event (RAW crew): Lance Cade defeated Matt Striker (Striker suffered a shoulder injury)..
  • January 23, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker cut a Classroom promo talking about Royal Rumble (shown on HEAT)..
  • February 9, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Hillbilly Jim made an appearance and did a brief confrontation angle with Matt Striker..
  • March 2, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Onyx in a dark match..
  • March 6, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Dorian Deville in a match taped for HEAT..
  • March 13, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Chris Valenzuela in a match taped for HEAT..
  • April 3, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Chandler MacClure in a match taped for HEAT..
  • April 6, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Palmer Canon defeated Onyx with Matt Striker as referee...
  • April 17, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker cut a Classroom promo until Carlito Cool came out and spit apple in his face!
  • April 24, 2006 - RAW: Rob Van Dam & Carlito Cool & Charlie Haas defeated Shelton Benjamin & Chris Masters & Matt Striker..
  • April 30, 2006 - Backlash: Matt Striker told Eugene not to pick his nose and eat so he picked his nose and made Striker eat it!
  • May 1, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Brian Jennings in a match taped for HEAT..
  • May 8, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Carlito Cool by Disqualfication when Eugene ran in to attack Striker..
  • May 11, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Kenny Omega...........
  • May 15, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Eugene (who showed up wearing a Texas Tech foam cowboy hat)..
  • May 22, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Shawn Osborne (from IZW) in a match taped for HEAT..
  • May 25, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Heath Miller...
  • June 1, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Damien Steel & Ray Gordy defeated Matt Striker & Cru Jones...
  • June 5, 2006 - RAW: Eugene w/Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated Matt Striker..
  • May 12, 2006--Live Event (RAW crew): Matt Striker defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan...
  • June 8, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Brett Majors (aka Brett Matthews) in a dark match...

    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.


  • June 12, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Tim Arson in a match taped for HEAT..
  • June 15, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Damien Steele defeated Matt Striker in a dark match....
  • June 22, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Krissy Vaine defeated Tracy Taylor with Matt Striker as heel referee..
  • June 26, 2006 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Gene Snitsky in a match taped for HEAT...
  • June 29, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Mike Taylor & Tracy Taylor defeated Matt Striker & Krissy Vaine...
  • July 3, 2006 - RAW: The Highlanders (Rory & Robbie McAllistair) defeated Rob Conway & Matt Striker...
  • July 10, 2006 - RAW: The Highlanders (Robbie & Rory McAllistair) defeated Rob Conway & Matt Striker..
  • July 31, 2005 - RAW: John Cena defeated Matt Striker with the STF-U while Edge & Lita watched from the stage..
  • August 7, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Alan Steel in a match taped for HEAT....
  • August 10, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Kenny Omega & Tommy Suede defeated Matt Striker & Cru Jones.....
  • August 11, 2006--Deep South Wrestling - Six Flags: Tommy Suede defeated Matt Striker..
  • August 14, 2005 - RAW: Matt Striker defeated Rob Conway in a match taped for HEAT..
  • August 17, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Ray Gordy...

    World Wrestling Entertainment - ECW Matt Striker:
  • August 22, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker said "brawn" works some of the time, and "brains" works all the time..
  • August 24, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Roughhouse O'Reilly defeated Matt Striker in a dark match......
  • August 26, 2006--WWE/ECW House Show: Steven Richards defeated Matt Striker...
  • August 27 & 28, 2006--WWE/ECW House Shows: C.M. Punk defeated Matt Striker by Submission..
  • August 29, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker's classroom was interrupted by The Sandman, Striker attacked Sandman and ran..
  • August 31, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Antonio Mestre............
  • September 5, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker made a tasteless comments about the death of Animal activist Steve Irwin..
  • September 19, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman & Sabu defeated Mike Knox & Test & Matt Striker by DQ..
  • September 26, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: The Big Show defeated The Sandman with help from Matt Striker to retain the ECW World Title..
  • September 28, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Heath Miller in a dark match
  • October 3, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: The Big Show & Matt Striker defeated The Sandman & Sabu...
  • October 7 & 8, 2006--WWE/ECW House Show: Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman defeated Matt Striker & Rene Dupree
  • October 10, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Sabu & Rob Van Dam & The Sandman defeated The Big Show & Test & Matt Striker..
  • October 17, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: The Sandman defeated Matt Striker by Countout in a Singapore Cane on a Pole match!
  • October 24, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: C.M. Punk defeated Matt Striker by DQ when Mike Knox attacked C.M. Punk..
  • November 2, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Matt Striker defeated Shamus McCarthy...
  • November 21, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Matt Striker..
  • December 3, 2006--ECW December To Dismember: Balls Mahoney defeated Matt Striker...
  • December 12, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker confronted Balls Mahoney and they engaged in a brief fight in the ring..
  • December 19, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker defeated Balls Mahoney with the Golden Rule in a Grudge match...
  • January 16, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: C.M. Punk defeated Matt Striker after Kelly Kelly flashed her breasts at Matt Striker..
  • January 23, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: C.M. Punk defeated Elijah Burke (with Matt Striker joining commentary for the match)..
  • January 30, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker defeated C.M. Punk in a Grudge match by cheating!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The New Breed vs The ECW Originals:
  • February 13, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Elijah Burke & Matt Striker defeated Rob Van Dam & Sabu in a tag team match..
  • February 27, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Balls Mahoney defeated Matt Stiker by DQ when Gene Snitsky interfered..
  • March 13, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Matt Striker was in an Extreme Battle Royal involving both the ECW Originals and the New Breed..
  • April 1, 2007 - Wrestlemania 23: The ECW Originals defeated The New Breed w/Ariel in an 8-Man Tag Team match in Detroit!
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer & Sandman & Rob Van Dam & Sabu beat Elijah Burke & Marcus Cor Von & Matt Striker & Kevin Thorn..