FACTOID # 3: South Carolina has the highest rate of violent crimes and aggravated assaults per capita among US states.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Matt Wiese
Matthew Wiese
An image of Matthew Wiese.
Statistics
Ring name(s) Horshu
Inspector Max Impact
Luther Reigns
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Billed weight 285 lb (129 kg)
Born September 22, 1971 (1971-09-22) (age 36)
Hell's Kitchen, New York City Flag of New York
Resides Phoenix, Arizona Flag of Arizona
Billed from Hell's Kitchen, New York
Phoenix, Arizona
Trained by WCW Power Plant
Debut 1997

Matthew "Matt" Wiese (September 22, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment as Luther Reigns. Wiese is currently wroking for Wild West Championship Wrestling under his WCW ring name Horshu. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Matt Wiese Bodyslamming 4 Ever File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Arizona. ... View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The WCW Power Plant was a professional wrestling school located in Atlanta and owned and operated by World Championship Wrestling. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

Contents

Career

World Championship Wrestling (1997-1998)

Wiese started his career as a jobber in World Championship Wrestling in 1997 using the ring name Horshu. To compliment the name, his hair was shaved into a horseshoe pattern and he would try to work the word "shu" into his promos (eg. There's no business like "shu" business!). He also "auditioned" for an anti-nWo stable called Piper's Family, headed by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, which was quietly axed. However, he did make an appearance on WCW Nitro in an improptu match with Piper where he was locked into Piper's signature sleeper hold and lost. A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Modern horseshoes are most commonly made of steel and nailed into the hoof wall. ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... WCW Nitro was a television show on professional wrestling ran by WCW on Monday Nights in TNT to go to head-to-head competition with WWF RAW,the flagship show of the bitter rivals of WCW in the same time slot on Monday Nights. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with rear naked choke. ...


AWA Superstars (1999-2003)

After WCW, Wiese made his way to the second version of the American Wrestling Association, known as the American Superstars of Wrestling. During his time there, he won the AWA World Heavyweight Champion and held the title for a total 9 months in his first reign. Unfortunately, Reigns was stripped of his championship after missing too many title defenses. After being fired from the AWA, Wiese received a WWE contract in 2003 and went to wrestle in Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, where he was known as Inspector Max Impact. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In 1996 former American Wrestling Association employees Dale Gagner and Jonnie Stewart relicensed the American Wrestling Association name in the state of Minnesota and the promotion opened up as an independent promotion called AWA Superstars of Wrestling. ... The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the highest ranked championship in the current AWA Superstars of Wrestling promotion. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment (2004-2005)

In April 2004, he was brought into WWE under the name Luther Reigns, the "assistant" to (then) general manager Kurt Angle. Reigns made his WWE pay-per-view debut at the Great American Bash in June 2004, defeating Charlie Haas. Enforcer is a professional wrestling term for one of two situations. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ...


In September, 2004, Reigns and Angle brought Mark Jindrak into their team during a tag team match of Reigns and Angle vs. The Big Show and Eddie Guerrero. Jindrak hit the ring attacking Big Show, and Angle, Reigns, and Jindrak beat down Big Show and shaved his head bald. This led to a 4 month feud with The Big Show. Mark Robert Jindrak (born June 26, 1977 in Auburn, New York) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Mark Jindrak; he is currently working for Mexican promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) under the ring... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ...


Reigns, Jindrak, and Angle formed the new Team Angle with Kurt Angle as the leader. From September 2004 until Mid-Februay 2005, Reigns and Jindrak helped Kurt Angle win most of his matches as well as taking care of Angle's enemies. Reigns and Jindrak served as Kurt Angle's bodyguards as well, and also wrestled for the WWE Tag Team Championships on occasion. Then, in mid-February 2005, Reigns and Jindrak went off on their own to feud with The Undertaker. On the February 17, 2005 edition of Smackdown!, Undertaker defeated Mark Jindrak, after which Luther Reigns smashed a television camera over the Undertaker's head. Then on February 20, 2005 Luther Reigns wrestled perhaps the biggest match in his career by going up against The Undertaker at No Way Out. Mark Jindrak was thrown out before the match started and although Reigns put up a good fight, Undertaker gained the victory. This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the SmackDown! brand of WWE. For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE). ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... No Way Out 2005 was the seventh annual No Way Out pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


After this, the team of Reigns and Jindrak began to have a falling out. Reigns got upset at Jindrak for tapping out in a "Double Jeopardy" handicap match against the Undertaker on the February 24, 2005 edition of Smackdown! when Reigns refused to tag in. After the match, Reigns and Jindrak briefly argued before coming to blows, and had to be pulled apart by officials. Then the following week on the March 3, 2005 edition of SmackDown!, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio beat Jindrak and Reigns to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships. After the match, Jindrak tried to help up Reigns after he got pinned and Luther Reigns smacked Jindrak. The two argued until Jindrak knocked Reigns out with a left hook to the head, leading to Jindrak's face turn. On the March 10, 2005 edition of SmackDown!, Jindrak and Reigns went head to head in a singles match, which ended with Jindrak pinning Reigns after his left hook punch, ending their tag team. is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After this, Reigns would resume his feud with The Big Show once again after saying that Big Show embarrassed SmackDown! at WrestleMania 21 when Big Show lost to Akebono in a sumo match. Reigns would then unsuccessfully try to tip over a Jeep to prove he was stronger than Show. However, Big Show then successfully tipped the Jeep over, thus showing that he was stronger than Reigns. Big Show would then defeat Reigns in a 1-on-1 match on the following SmackDown!. This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Akebono Taro , born May 8, 1969 as Chad George Rowan) is a retired sumo wrestler. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ...


Luther would then wrestle in matches mostly on WWE Velocity, losing to Booker T but then defeating Funaki in his final match. On May 11, he was released from his contract. By all reports, he left on very good terms with Vince McMahon. WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ... Shoichi Funaki (born August 24, 1968) is a Japanese American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ...


Independent circuit (2006-Current)

In mid to late 2006, Wiese returned to the U.S. independent circuit for several independent federations. On Scott Norton's official website, Wiese was confirmed to appear for Norton's new promotion Wild West Championship Wrestling under his Horshu name and gimmick. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... -1... Scott Michael Norton (born June 15, 1961[1]) is an American professional wrestler who is best known for working for New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling. ...


Other work

In early 2006, Wiese began working as a bodyguard. He was spotted at the AVN porn convention in Las Vegas working as a bodyguard. This may have been because his wife, Chanel St. James, is a porn star. Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... Porn redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Chanel St. ... A pornographic actor/actress or a porn star (also spelled as pornstar) is somebody who appears in pornographic films or photographs, live sex shows or peep shows. ...


Wiese appeared in the movie The Girl Next Door as "Mule". He also had an uncredtied role in the movie Daredevil as one of the Kingpin's bodyguards. Wiese is also an actor on the Playboy TV show "Totally Busted", which is a "candid-camera" type show. In this show, he goes under his old WCW name Horshu. For other uses, see Girl Next Door (disambiguation). ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... Playboy TV is a Pay-per-view cable/satellite channel available in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves

A Powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent. ... Randy Orton performing his RKO finisher (One-handed jumping cutter) on Shawn Michaels In professional wrestling, a cutter is a common term which refers to the three-quarter facelock bulldog maneuver. ... The Big Show performs a Vertical suplex on JBL during a house show. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

In 1996 former American Wrestling Association employees Dale Gagner and Jonnie Stewart relicensed the American Wrestling Association name in the state of Minnesota and the promotion opened up as an independent promotion called AWA Superstars of Wrestling. ... The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the highest ranked championship in the current AWA Superstars of Wrestling promotion. ...

Personal life

Wiese has lead a troubled life from his upbringing in the infamous Hell's Kitchen. Wiese has been to prison (according to Wiese himself, he was in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day), he also had his throat slashed from ear to ear and was left for dead but eventually recovered. Matt was even stabbed in the chest. Shockingly, however, the stabbing was only 2 centimeters away from his heart. View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... Solitary confinement, colloquially referred to as the hole (or in British English the block), is a punishment in which a prisoner is denied contact with any other persons, excluding guards, chaplains and doctors. ... cm redirects here, alternate uses: cm (disambiguation) A centimetre (symbol cm; American spelling: centimeter) is an SI unit of length. ...


He also appeared under the Horshu name on an episode of The Jenny Jones Show (titled "From Geek to Bad Ass Physique") as one of the guests that had gone from an ordinary and plain look in their early years to a dramatically different appearance. The Jenny Jones Show was an American syndicated daytime tabloid talk show that was hosted by comedian/actress/singer Jenny Jones. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Matt Wiese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (653 words)
Wiese later recieved a WWE Contract in 2003 and went to wrestle in Ohio Valley Wrestling WWE's Developmental territory, where he was known as Inspector Max Impact.
Wiese was released by the WWE on May 11, 2005.
By all reports, the split between Wiese and the WWE was amicable, and Weise is now retiring from wrestling to focus on a career in real estate.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m