Mike Dalton (wrestler)

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Mike Dalton
Tyler Breeze SummerSlam Axxess 2013.png
Tyler Breeze posing for a selfie as part of his entrance in August 2013.
Birth name Mattias Clement
Born (1988-01-19) January 19, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Matt Clement[2]
Mattias Wild[2]
Mike Dalton[3]
Mike McGrath[2]
Tyler Breeze[4]
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[4]
Billed weight 195 lb (88 kg)[4]
Billed from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Daytona Beach, Florida[3]
Seasonal residence in Milan, Italy[4]
Seasonal residence in Campo Grande, Brazil[5]
Seasonal residence in Santorini, Greece
Trained by Florida Championship Wrestling[1]
Lance Storm
Debut 2007[2]

Mattias Clement (born January 19, 1988) is a Canadian professional wrestler.[2] He is signed to WWE, where he is working in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Tyler Breeze.[6]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Debut and early years (2007–2010)[edit]

He made his debut for Power Zone Wrestling in 2007[2] under the ring name "Mattias Wild". His first match on April 25, 2007 was against Sami Callihan, he defeated him accomplishing his first win.[2]

From April 2 to 5, Clement wrestled for the Wrestling with Hunger charity event, which was held by NWA Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling.[2] At May 2 Clement won a match against Alex Plexis to qualify for the first round of the 2009 Pacific Cup, he lost then in the first round to Billy Suede on June 6, 2009.[2] On September 5, 2009 he lost a tag team match with Dan Myers against the team of Jamie Diaz and Nick Price, it was a first round match for the ECCW Tag Team Championship, which Clement lost.[2] The teams feuded against each other with the better outcome for Nick Price and Jamie Diaz who called themselves "The Icons".[2] On October 3, 2009 Clement wrestled his last match before he went to Prairie Wrestling Alliance for ECCW against "Ravenous" Randy Myers which he lost.[2] While he was a wrestler for ECCW he also was trained by Lance Storm in Calgary, Alberta.[2][7]

After he competed in the Prairie Wrestling Alliance, he came back for a last match on September 11, 2010 which he lost to Billy Suede.[8]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE[edit]

Developmental territories (2010–present)[edit]

Clement made his debut for Florida Championship Wrestling on December 2, 2010 at a live event. After going through several ring names,[2][8] Clement made his television debut as Mike Dalton on the July 17, 2011 episode of FCW TV in a loss to Alexander Rusev.[9] He earned his first win in FCW on November 17, 2011 against Peter Orlov[8] On December 15, Dalton won a Battle Royal to earn the right to compete for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship[8][10] He challenged Leo Kruger but lost the match.[8] Dalton won the FCW Heavyweight Championship on February 2, 2012 when he defeated Kruger.[6] His reign lasted 21 days and he lost the rematch and the belt to Kruger.[6][11]

When WWE rebranded FCW into NXT Wrestling,[12] Dalton debuted as an enhancement talent on the rebooted WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he teamed with CJ Parker in a loss to The Ascension (Kenneth Cameron and Conor O'Brian).[13] On the August 1, 2012, episode of NXT, Dalton teamed with Jason Jordan and defeated the team of Hunico and Camacho.[14] On the August 29 episode of NXT, Dalton and Jordan lost in a rematch against Hunico and Camacho.[15]

On the July 24, 2013, episode of NXT, Clement redebuted with a new gimmick as Tyler Breeze, a narcissistic model obsessed with taking selfies, even during matches.[16][17] On the December 8 episode of NXT Breeze started a feud with Adrian Neville after costing him the NXT Championship in a lumberjack match.[18] The feud culminated in a match a couple of weeks later which Neville won. At NXT ArRIVAL he was to face Xavier Woods, but both where squashed by Alexander Rusev. In the following weeks Breeze feuded with Woods even attacking him before a match with Rusev, before the two faced each other at aNXT episode in which Breeze won.

On the May 8 episode of NXT, Breeze participated in a 20-man battle royal for a NXT Championship shot and was involved in a three-way tie.[19] As a result, he faced the other two winners, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd in a triple-threat match on the next episode of NXT, where Kidd won to become #1 contender.[20] At NXT Takeover, Zayn faced Breeze in another #1 contender match, where Breeze won.[21] In mid-June Breeze suffered a broken finger which kept him out of action for a month. He returned on the July 24 episode of NXT defeating Mojo Rawley and later that night he attacked Neville during his match with Rusev. The next week on NXT Breeze received his title shot but was unsuccessful.

Other media[edit]

Clement was featured in an updated video for the The Chainsmokers song Selfie in 2014; but not on the original music video.[22]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Entrance themes
    • "Are You In" by Say When (NXT; 2012)
    • "Good Dirty Fun" by William Werwath (NXT; 2013–2014)
    • "#MMMGORGEOUS" by Tyler Breeze and CFO$ (NXT; 2014–Present)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mike Dalton – FCW profile, Feb '11". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on February 26, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2014. "hometown: Penticton, BC, Canada / birthday: January 19th / At 23 years old (archived Feb '11), Dalton has youth on his side..." 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "OWOW Profile". OWOW. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mike Dalton – FCW profile, May '12". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2014. "height/weight: 6'1 / 195 lbs / hometown: Daytona Beach, FL / finishing move: Implant DDT" 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Tyler Breeze – NXT profile". WWE. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ James, Justin (January 16, 2014). "James's WWE NXT Report 1/15". PWTorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 26, 2014. "Adrian is facing Tyler Breeze, who is now being billed as from his "seasonal residency" in Brazil." 
  6. ^ a b c d "FCW Champions". Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lance Storm. "Storm Alumni network". Stormacademy. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Dalton Cagematch Profile". Cagematch. Retrieved March 26, 2012. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "Florida Championship Wrestling Television Report: All FCW Champions In Action; Johnny Curtis Gets Another Shot At The Fcw Title; Alexander Rusev Makes His Television Debut". PWInsider. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Spoilers: FCW Taping Results Airing January 22nd, 2012". Wrestling News. Retrieved March 18, 2012. [unreliable source]
  11. ^ Meltzer, Dave (February 2, 2012). "Two title changes at tonight's FCW tapings". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 6/20 – Week 1 of new season: Kidd vs. McGillicutty main event, Ross & Regal on commentary". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 8/1: NXT Title tournament begins with Rollins, Steamboat, McIntyre". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 8/29 – Week 11: First NXT champion crowned in big-match setting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 7/24: First NXT Women's champion crowned & Triple H makes appearance, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT REPORT: UNITED STATES TITLE ON THE LINE; NXT TITLE ON THE LINE; DANCE SUPREMACY IN NXT ON THE LINE; TYLER BREEZE IS TYLER BREEZE; AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  18. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 12/18 – Week 77: NXT Title match, Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards in a WWE ring, Kidd & Zayn, Divas champ in action, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  19. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 5/8 – Week 97: Battle Royal for NXT Title shot, Women's Title tournament continues, Triple H apeparance, Exotic Express; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 5/15 – Week 98: NXT Title #1 contender match, Women's Title tourney continues; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  21. ^ "James's WWE NXT TakeOver report 5/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live special on WWE Network". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  22. ^ "How Tyler Breeze became a part of the music video for the internet's biggest viral song". WWE. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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