Hyson stomping on Rodney Mack.
|Ring name(s)||Brother Runt
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Billed weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|Born||August 13, 1970
Providence, Rhode Island
New York City
|Trained by||Ric Thompson
(APW Boot Camp)
Matthew "Matt" Hyson (born August 13, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler. He was best known for wrestling with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name, Spike Dudley. He also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name, Brother Runt. He was known for being a member of the tag team, The Dudley Boyz.
Personal life[change | change source]
Before he started his professional wrestling career, he worked as a third grade teacher’s aide. He is married to his wife Vikki Hyson and they have a daughter named Meadow. He currently works as a financial planner.
Championships[change | change source]
Hyson held many championships during his professional wrestling career:
- Big Time Wrestling (California)
- BTW Cruiserweight Championship (one time)
- Big Time Wrestling (Massachusetts)
- BTW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- Chaotic Wrestling
- CW Tag Team Championship (one time) with Kyle Storm
- New York Wrestling Connection
- NYWC Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #196 of the 500 Best Singles Wrestlers of the Year in 2007
- World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- Worst Worked Match of the Year in 2006 (TNA Reverse Battle Royal on TNA Impact!)
References[change | change source]
- "Where Are They Now? Spike Dudley". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/wherearetheynow/where-are-they-now-spike-dudley/page-3. Retrieved 2013-07-24.