Matthew Johnathan Hyson is an American professional wrestler, best known for his performances in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name "Spike Dudley" and his performances in Total Nonstop Action as "Brother Runt". Hyson currently wrestles on the independent circuit once again as "Spike Dudley".more
Matt Hyson was a huge fan of Roddy Piper while growing up.
Signature wrestling moves include:
-Dudley Dog (Springboard Bulldog)
-The Acid Drop/The Dudley Dog (Springboard Cutter)
-Double Foot Stomp
-Single Leg Crab (Half Boston Crab)
Matt Hyson attended Skidmore College after high school.
Matt Hyson was trained by Ric Thompson.
At a TNA show, Spike Dudley tore up a WWE contract stating he is loyal to TNA.
Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney defeated the Dudley Boyz twice to become the ECW tag team champions.
Before he started wrestling, he was an English teacher.
In mid-2006, Hyson opened his own pro wrestling training school in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
WWE Hardcore Championship - 7 times
WWE European Championship - 1 time
WWE World Tag Championship - 1 time
WWE Cruiserweight Championship - 1 time
ECW Tag Team Championship - 2 times
CW Tag Team Championship - 1 time
He became a major part in ECW history after being thrown over the top rope, into the crowd causing fans to body surf him all over the arena.
He wrestles as "Brother Runt" in TNA due to WWE owning the rights to the name "Spike Dudley."
He was released from his WWE contract in July 2005.