New England pro wrestling Hall of Fame spotlight "Matthew West"


"Mad Dog" Matt Storm

New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2011

He most recently wrestled primarily for Showcase Pro Wrestling managed by "High Class" Rich Bass as a member of the Cartel (with Rev. Redemption & "Sensational" Scott Levesque)

Has also wrestled as "Hamir Al Kaissee" & "Hiroshi Asai"

Started in 1993 with the New England Wrestling Alliance as Kid Liberty. After two years of NEWA, left to begin wrestling for a number of independent organizations, but spent the next two years primarily at Yankee Pro Wrestling, where I began training with Mike Edwards, Brickhouse Baker, Scott Ashworth, and Gino Caruso in mid-1995.

Over the past 20+ years, I have had the opportunities to train with Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, Les Thatcher, & the late Mitsuhara Misawa.

Places traveled:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, & Missouri.

Major Promotions worked for:

Steve Corino's Premier Wrestling Federation, Eastern Wrestling Alliance, Top Rope Promotions (Yankee Pro Wrestling/South Coast Championship Wrestling), PWF Northeast Pro Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling, Power League Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Harley Race's World League Wrestling, New England Championship Wrestling, Sylvano Sousa's Empire Pro Wrestling, New England Pro Wrestling (Salisbury Beach), Showcase Pro Wrestling, Xtreme Wrestling Alliance (RI), House of Bricks Wrestling

Highlights:

Getting to train and wrestle with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

Wrestling Jim Duggan as "Hamir Al Kaisee"

First Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champions (With Draven as the Damned)

Wrestling The S.A.T, Amazing Red, and The Backseat Boyz in the early days of PWF.

Wrestled Naohiro Hoshikawa on the undercard of an NWA World Title defense by the late legendary Shinya Hashimoto

Training at Harley Race's school in Eldon, MO

Founded PWF Northeast Pro Wrestling and ran events under that banner for 12 years (including five years as NECW).

Appearing in a WWE "vignette" at Penn State University with Kurt Angle

Working as Security for Ring of Honor Television in an angle with Matt Hardy & Adam Cole

Titles won:

-NEWA Tag Team Championships (2x as "The Freedom Force") (w/Sgt. Stone, w/Iron Fist)

-NEWA RI State Champion (as "Hiroshi Asai")

-Yankee Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships (3x w/Kyle Storm as the Storm Brothers)

-Mayhem Tag Team Championships (w/Kyle Storm)

-Mayhem Independent Wrestling Hard-Core Champion

-Mayhem Independent Wrestling King of Blood Champion

-Unifeid Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championships (w/ Ivan Zangvine as "Syck & Twysted")

-PWF Universal Tag Team Championships (2x w/Draven as "The Damned")

-Eastern Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships (4x w/Draven as "The Damned)

-Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championships (w/Draven as "The Damned")

-South Coast Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championships (2x w/Draven as "The Damned")

-Independent Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships (PA) (w/Draven as "The Damned")

-Independent Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships (MA) (w/Draven as "The Damned")

-Power League Wrestling Tag Team Championships (4x twice w/Draven as "The Damned", w/John Munroe, w/TJ Richter)

-Nittany Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships (2x w/Draven as "The Damned")

-PWF Northeast Tag Team Championships (w/Kyle Storm)

-PWF Mayhem Tag Team Championships (w/Evan Siks as "Sick & Twisted")

-New England Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champions (w/Kyle Storm)

-Showcase Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships (w/Rev. Redemption)

-Power League Wrestling Heavyweight Championship

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