Luther Reigns

Nov 4, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Matthew R. Weise
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 285 lbs.
Date of birth: September 22, 1971
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Pro debut: 1997
Trained at: WCW Power Plant & UPW
Finishing move: Shu-icide


– Wiese started his wrestling career as an enhancement talent in World Championship Wrestling in 1997 using the ring name Horshu.
– On October 19, 2002, Wiese defeated Evan Karagis in Mercedes, TX for the AWA World Heavyweight title.
– In May 2003, Horshu signed a developmental deal with WWE. In Ohio Valley Wrestling, Horshu worked as Inspector Max Impact.
– In April 2004, Horshu debuted on WWE television as Luther Reigns.
– In his WWE PPV debut, Reigns defeated Charlie Haas at the 2004 Great American Bash.
– In May 2005, Wiese was released by WWE.
– In 2009, Wiese appeared in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

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