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Matthew Kaye

Matthew Robert Kaye is an American wrestling commentator and semi-retired professional wrestler, better known for his time in WWE as Matt Striker. He served as color commentator on WWE Superstars until his departure from, the company on 2013. He is also an occasional actor in film. After obtaining a Master's degree in educational psychology, Kaye began working as a high-school teacher. He also began a career in professional wrestling, and made his debut in 2000 after being trained by Johnny Rodz. In his first year as a wrestler he won 10 different championships, and went on to become a mainstay on the independent circuit in the New York region. He toured Japan with the Pro Wrestling Zero1 promotion in late 2004 and early 2005. In early 2005, Kaye quit his full-time teaching job at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, when the school board found out that he had been using sick days as a way to pursue his wrestling career. Kaye signed a contract with WWE in mid-2005, calling himself Matt Striker, and quickly developed a persona of a heel (villainous) teacher. He started out on the Raw brand, where he hosted a segment known as Matt Striker's Classroom, before moving to the ECW brand in 2006. There he joined the New Breed alliance and was involved in a scripted rivalry with the ECW Originals. After this, he began managing wrestler Big Daddy V until 2008. In August 2008, Striker began working as the color commentator on ECW and, alongside his commentary partner Todd Grisham, won the 2008 Slammy Award for Announce Team of the Year. Striker was then moved to the SmackDown brand where he commentated from October 2009 to January 2011.


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Born:
Jun 10, 1974
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the series WWE ECW
Latest Project:
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 2015-01-04
Known For
Poster of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9
Poster of Lucha Underground
Poster of ECW December to Dismember
Filmography
tv WWE ECW Unknown 2018
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 Matt Striker (Commentary) 2015-01-04
tv Lucha Underground Matt Striker 2014-10-28
Movie WWE No Way Out 2008 Matt Striker 2008-02-18
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2007 Matt Striker 2007-11-18
Movie WWE No Mercy 2007 Matt Striker 2007-10-07
Movie WWE One Night Stand 2007 Matt Striker 2007-06-03
Movie WWE WrestleMania 23 Matt Striker 2007-04-01
Movie ECW December to Dismember Matt Striker 2006-12-03
tv Impact Wrestling Unknown 2004-06-04
tv WWE SmackDown Live Matt Striker 1999-04-29
Movie Wise Guys Harry Jr. 1986-04-17
tv Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10