Matt Striker lands an acting job
Dec 31, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
Six months after leaving the WWE, former wrestler/announcer Matt Striker has resurfaced … as a ROMULAN COMMANDER — as in, the guy got himself a role in the new “Star Trek” project.
TMZ Sports has learned … ever since he parted ways with the WWE back in June, Striker’s been pursuing a career as an actor — and recently auditioned for a part in the upcoming TV movie, “Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time.”
We spoke with Matt … who tells us 13 years of pro-wrestling was great practice, saying “I did some acting as a child, movies like ‘Wise Guys’ etc. but really my time with the WWE has prepared me greatly for this next stage of my life.”
Veteran actor John Savage — who’s starring in the flick — says Striker was “handpicked” for the part … telling us “when Matt was presented for audition, we thought we had our guy — after he read, we knew it.”
Savage says Striker’s work in the ring was definitely a factor when it came to casting him for the role.
Must not have seen him getting his ass kicked by Kane …