Tyler Breeze

Canadian professional wrestler

Matthew Clement (born January 19, 1988) is a Canadian professional wrestler and professional wrestling trainer. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he was known by the ring name Tyler Breeze.

Tyler Breeze
Breeze in 2019
Birth nameMatthew Michael Clement[1]
Born (1988-01-19) January 19, 1988 (age 36) [2]
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Spouse(s)
  • Audrey Marie
    (m. 2016; div. 2019)
  • Allison Donato (m. 2023)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
Breeze
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[4]
Billed weight204 lb (93 kg)[4]
Billed fromDaytona Beach, Florida[3]
Penticton, British Columbia[5]
Seasonal residences[6]
Trained byLance Storm[5]
Debut2007[2]

From 2010 to 2012, Clement wrestled as Mike Dalton in WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). While he was in FCW, he won the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship and the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (with Leakee). In 2013, he joined NXT and created the Tyler Breeze character. Breeze is a narcissistic "pretty boy". He is obsessed with taking selfies of himself. Breeze did this even during matches. In 2015, Breeze joined WWE's main roster. In 2016 he started teaming up with Fandango to form a team known as "Breezango" and later as "The Fashion Police". The change in their name came after they began appearing in a number of comedic sketches known as "The Fashion Files". In 2019, Breezango returned to NXT. They won the NXT Tag Team Championship in August 2020. In 2021, both wrestlers were released from their contract. Clement returned to WWE in October 2022 as a trainer, but still wrestles on the Independent circuit.

In 2019, Clement opened Flatbacks Wrestling in Apopka, Florida, with Shawn Spears.[7] Flatbacks Wrestling is a school where they teach people to become professional wrestlers.

Career change

Clement first wrestled for Power Zone Wrestling in 2007 where he competed under the ring name "Mattias Wild". He had his first match on April 25, 2007 where he defeated Rage O'Reilly.

Clement competed for NWA Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling for their Wrestling with Hunger charity event. In May 2, Clement won a match against Alex Plexis and qualified for the first round of the 2009 Pacific Cup. He lost in the first round to Billy Suede on June 6, 2009. On September 5, 2009, he teamed with Dan Myers in the first round match for the ECCW Tag Team Championship but they lost against Jamie Diaz and Nick Price. On October 3, 2009, Clement competed in his last match with ECCW before he went to Prairie Wrestling Alliance. During his time in ECCW, he was trained by Lance Storm in Calgary, Alberta.[8] After his time with Prairie Wrestling Alliance was over, he returned to ECCW for a last match on September 11, 2010 where he lost to Billy Suede.

On December 2, 2010, Clement debuted for Florida Championship Wrestling at a live event and made his television debut under the ring name Mike Dalton on the July 17, 2011 episode of FCW TV where he lost to Alexander Rusev. On November 17, 2011, he earned his first win in FCW when he defeated Peter Orlov. He won a Battle Royal on December 15 to earn a number one contenders match for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. He faced Leo Kruger but lost the match. He won the FCW Heavyweight Championship on February 2, 2012 after he defeated Kruger but he lost the rematch and the belt to Kruger after only 21 days.[9]

FCW was rebranded into NXT Wrestling and Clement began wrestling on NXT where he teamed with CJ Parker in a loss to the Ascension (Kenneth Cameron and Conor O'Brian) in his first match. On the August 1, 2012, he teamed with Jason Jordan and they defeated the team of Hunico and Camacho.[10] They lost in a rematch against Hunico and Camacho on August 29.

On the July 24, 2013 episode of NXT, Clement debuted a new gimmick where he plays a narcissistic model under the name Tyler Breeze who loves taking pictures of himself with his cell phone while he competes in his matches.[11]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "OWOW Profile". OWOW. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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
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  5. 5.0 5.1 "Mike Dalton – FCW profile, Feb '11". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2014. hometown: Penticton, BC, Canada / birthday: January 19th / At 23 years old (archived Feb '11), Dalton has youth on his side...
  6. James, Justin (January 16, 2014). "James's WWE NXT Report Aew1/15". 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.
  7. "TYLER BREEZE, TYE DILLINGER OPENING WRESTLING SCHOOL - PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
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  11. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 7/24: First NXT Women's champion crowned & Triple H makes appearance, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "FCW Champions". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on February 19, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  13. "TYLER BREEZE RETURNS TO THE RING, WINS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
  14. "Cagematch Profile". Cagematch. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  15. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  16. "NXT Tag Team Championship". WWE. Retrieved August 26, 2020.

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