Matt Striker

Aug 23, 2010 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Matthew Kaye
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 237 lbs.
Date of birth: June 26, 1974
Hometown: Queens, NY
Pro debut: January 2000
Trained by: Johnny Rodz
Finishing move: OverDrive


– On February 14, 2004, Striker and Simon Diamond defeated Mikey Whipwreck and Wayne to capture the USA Pro Tag Team title.
– On February 29, 2004, Striker won a tournament to win the CCW (Connecticut Championship Wrestling) title.
– In the summer of 2005, Striker signed a WWE developmental contract.
– After a stint on “Raw,” WWE moved Striker to the ECW roster on August 21, 2006.
– Striker was moved to the Raw roster during the Supplemental draft on June 25, 2008.
– On June 20, 2013, Striker announced his WWE contract was not renewed.
– In June 2013, Striker joined Family Wrestling Entertainment as a color commentator.
– In July 2013, Striker joined Championship Wrestling From Hollywood as the lead announcer.
– At House of Hardcore III, Striker defeated Lance Anoa’i.
– Striker was the color commentator for GFW’s presentation of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9.
– On March 15, 2014, Striker & Trent defeated Hot & Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr & Da Mack) to win the wXw Tag Team Titles, but lost them back the next day.
– In July 2014, Striker entered the NOAH Junior Heavyweight Tag League with Super Crazy, but failed to progress to the finals.
– In September 2014, Striker joined Lucha Underground as the lead announcer.
– Striker provided English commentary for AAA’s TripleMania XXIII PPV event.
– At Hard to Kill 2021, Striker and D-Lo Brown become the new Impact announcers.
– In January 2022, Striker was released by Impact.
– In October 2022, Striker joined the MLW announce team
– Striker left MLW in early 2024 following his controversial comments about Matt Riddle

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