Matt Menard

Jul 4, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Matthew Lee
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: December 7, 1983
From: Chateauguay, Quebec (Canada)
Pro Debut: 2002
Trained By: Marc Le Grizzly
Finishing Move: Boston Crab

Biography

– Lee began his career as ‘Shane Matthews’, working primarily for Quebec’s NCW promotion
– In November 2002, Matthews would team with Jagged for the first time. The duo formed the ‘Under Construction 2.0’ team later that month and would become regulars for various promotions (under a range of different ring names) for the next two decades
– In mid-2003, the team simplified their name, becoming simply ‘2.0’
– On May 1, 2004, 2.0 defeated Chris Stevens & Chase Ironside to win the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On May 22, 2.0 defeated Jimmy Stone & Samson to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On June 26, 2.0 defeated Chris Stevens & Bishop to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On July 7, 2.0 defeated Too Phat And Furious (Jayzon Reaper & Raid) to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On July 23, 2.0 defeated Kevin Steen & Franky The Mobster to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On August 14, 2.0 defeated Chris Stevens & Chase Ironside in a Texas Tornado Match to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On April 2, 2005, 2.0 defeated Les Mansour (Adib & Sidi Mansour) to regain the NCW Tag Team Titles, having lost them six months prior
– On April 16, 2.0 fought Adrenaline Rush (Jimmy Stone & Samson) to a time-limit draw to retain the NCW Tag Team Titles
– On August 20, 2.0 defeated The Flying Hurricanes (Kenny The Bastard & Takao) to win the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On September 3, 2.0 defeated Shayne Hawke & Maxime Boyer, Pornstar Juan & Twiggy and The Flying Hurricanes (Kenny The Bastard & Takao) to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On September 17, 2.0 defeated Team Photosynthesis (El Generico & Beef Wellington) to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On October 29, 2.0 defeated The Rock And Cock Express (Pornstar Juan & Twiggy) to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On November 25, 2.0 defeated Matt Bison & Rip Impact to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On December 3, 2.0 defeated SLI USA (Fred La Merveille & Shayne Hawke), The Flying Hurricanes (Kenny The Bastard & Takao) and The Hardcore Ninjaz (1 & 2) in an Elimination Scramble Match to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On February 17, 2006, 2.0 defeated The Flying Hurricanes (Kenny The Bastard & Takao) to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On March 11, 2.0 defeated Kid Kamikaze & Vanessa Kraven to retain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– On July 14, 2007, 2.0 defeated The Hardcore Ninjaz (1 & 2) to regain the IWS Tag Team Titles
– At the IWS 10th Anniversary Show, 2.0 were defeated by The Untouchables (Dan Paysan & Jimmy Stone) in a Loser Leaves Town Match
– In June 2009, 2.0 accompanied the CHIKARA roster on their Japan Showcase tour. The duo would become regulars for the promotion, competing as 3.0
– On March 24, 2012, 3.0 defeated Team FIST (Chuck Taylor & Icarus) to win the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On February 10, 2013, 3.0 defeated The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) to regain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On May 4, 3.0 defeated The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon) to retain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On June 3, 3.0 defeated Kevin Brien & Dru Onyx to win the CRW Tag Team Titles
– On June 24, 3.0 defeated TDT (Thomas Dubois & Mathieu St-Jacques) to retain the CRW Tag Team Titles
– On August 2, 3.0 defeated The Perfect Strangers (Chris Cruze & Judas) to win the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On August 31, 3.0 defeated Kickin’ And Stompin’ (Ivan Sullivan & Razen) to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On September 20, 3.0 won a 6-team Gauntlet Match to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On October 13, 3.0 defeated VARC (Franck Droulin & James Saint) to retain the CRW Tag Team Titles
– On December 7, 3.0 defeated Kickin’ And Stompin’ (Ivan Sullivan & Razen) to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On January 11, 2014, 3.0 defeated Kevin Steen & Franky The Mobster to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On February 8, 3.0 defeated TDT (Thomas Dubois & Mathieu St-Jacques) to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On March 2, 3.0 defeated Les Fils de la Liberte (Louis Forest & Condor) to retain the CRW Tag Team Titles
– On March 8, 3.0 defeated The Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno & Player Dos) to retain the NSPW Tag Team Titles
– On July 26, 2015 Matthews (as Big Magic) defeated Buxx Belmar to win the BATTLEWAR Title
– On August 23, Big Magic defeated Too Cold Scorpio to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On October 18, Big Magic fought Sexxxy Eddy to a no-contest to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On November 29, Big Magic defeated Idris Nawabi to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On December 20, Big Magic defeated Dru Onyx to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On January 10, 2016, Big Magic defeated Leon Saver in a No-DQ Match to win the CRW Quebec Title
– On February 7, Big Magic defeated The Green Phantom & Pat Skillz to retain the CRW Quebec Title
– 3.0 made an appearance on the April 2, 2016 episode of NXT, losing to The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
– On May 29, Big Magic defeated Surfer Mitch, Mike Gibson & Travis Toxic to regain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On June 5, Big Magic defeated Mitch Thompson to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On July 31, Big Magic defeated Twiggy in a Title vs Career Match to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On August 28, Big Magic defeated Giant Tiger to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On September 18, Big Magic defeated Vanessa Kraven to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On October 23, Big Magic defeated Mathieu St-Jacques & Thomas Dubois to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On March 4, 2017, Big Magic defeated Vanessa Kraven to win the APW Heavyweight Title
– On March 11, Big Magic defeated Shayne Hawke to become the first NSPW Television Champion
– On April 8, Big Magic defeated Scott Parker to retain the NSPW Television Title
– On April 15, Big Magic defeated Scott Parker & Vanessa Kraven to retain the APW Heavyweight Title
– On May 6, Big Magic defeated Sexxxy Eddy in a No-DQ Match to retain the APW Heavyweight Title
– On July 8, Big Magic defeated Jonathan Rukin & Scott Parker to retain the APW Heavyweight Title
– On July 30, Big Magic defeated Scott Parker to win the vacant BATTLEWAR Title
– On October 28, Big Magic defeated Freddie Mercurio to regain the APW Heavyweight Title, having lost it a month earlier
– On November 5, Big Magic defeated Buxx Belmar to retain the BATTLEWAR Title
– On December 2, Big Magic defeated Black Dynamite to win the IWS Heavyweight Title
– On December 3, Big Magic & Thomas Dubois defeated Branden O’Connor & Matt Novak to win the BATTLEWAR Tag Team Titles
– On January 14, 2018, Big Magic & Dubois defeated O’Connor & Novak to retain the BATTLEWAR Tag Team Titles
– On April 20, Big Magic defeated Dexter Di Angelo to win the CRW International Title
– In January 2019, it was announced that 3.0 had signed with WWE. The pair would report to NXT and compete under their real names
– 3.0 made their NXT in-ring debuts on March 15, 2019, losing to Humberto Carrillo & Raul Mendoza
– In September 2019, the duo were re-christened as Matt Martel & Chase Parker, forming the team ‘Ever-Rise’
– On June 25, 2021, both members of Ever-Rise were released from their WWE contracts
– Parker & Lee (now back as 2.0) made their AEW debuts on the August 4, 2021 episode of Dynamite, teaming with Daniel Garcia in a loss to Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston & Darby Allin
– On August 19, 2.0 officially signed with AEW
– At New Year’s Smash 2021, 2.0 & Daniel Garcia defeated Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz
– In March 2022, 2.0 (now renamed Matt Martel & Angelo Parker) joined Chris Jericho’s Jericho Appreciation Society stable alongside Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia
– At Double Or Nothing 2022, The Jericho Appreciation Society defeated Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz in a Anarchy In The Arena Match

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