Spike Dudley

American professional wrestler
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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.

Matt Hyson
Hyson stomping on Rodney Mack.
Born(1970-08-13)August 13, 1970
Providence, Rhode Island
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Brother Runt
Matt Hyson
Spike Dudley
Billed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Billed from"Dudleyville"
New York City
Trained byRic Thompson
(APW Boot Camp)

Personal lifeEdit

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.[1]


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)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Worst Worked Match of the Year in 2006 (TNA Reverse Battle Royal on TNA Impact!)


  1. "Where Are They Now? Spike Dudley". WWE. Retrieved 2013-07-24.