It’s kind of amusing when I receive an e-mail from someone who doesn’t know who I am. Don’t take that the wrong way. I’m not that arrogant. When I ran this site as CameronWrestler.com it seemed most were fans of myself and knew I ran that site. I knew years ago that there was a “shelf life” for someone like myself in front of the camera. I’ve had a good run and definitely outlasted the average stud.
I started pro wrestling when I was 14 years old…and I say I had a decent run. I quit my life as a full-time pro wrestler in 2013. For over half my life I had classified myself as a wrestler, but my body was aching and the goal of making it big in the WWE didn’t seem as important to me as it once did. I’m a pretty damned good pro wrestler. I say that with a bit of cockiness, but only because I’ve put a lot into learning the craft.
Traveling around as a wrestler is cool. New places, new people and dozens of adoring fans. However, it’s a bit of a lonely road. It was time for something new.
So I decided I’d build a wrestling website. I had a bunch of friends I had met through my decade-plus career that had an interest in joining the “dark side” of wrestling (insert evil laugh). I understood that some were a bit concerned on how it may impact their career aspirations, but I knew you could still have a hot wrestling match without nudity.
I’m wandering off course…
Who is Cameron Matthews? Maybe you know, but maybe you don’t.
I’m the eager, young independent wrestler from the middle of nowhere USA, who chased his dream in front of a dozen fans and in front of a thousand fans. I checked off my goal of wrestling on TV when I got destroyed on Ring of Honor in Philadelphia. Still one of my career highlights.
I’m the guy who traveled thousands upon thousands (dare I say millions) of miles learning and (nearly) perfecting my craft. I understand how things work inside the ring…on the mat…and behind the camera. I know all…scratch that…most of the little things that make the difference. Whether it be having your face up towards the camera instead of looking at the mat, how to progressively tell a story with facial expressions or movements and most recently costuming talent.
I could probably chat forever about how to do wrestling properly in the right company. Hell, often I do with my friends or at wrestling practice (which I still attend even though I’m “inactive”).
See, there I go…off track, again.
Cameron Matthews the guy who just a few weeks after his 19th birthday arrived at the BG East house outside of Boston. My first few days in the underground wrestling world I got to meet legends like Aryx Quinn, Brad Rochelle, Mr. Joshua and Kid Leopard.
I was the guy that was “too small” to make it at Thunder’s Arena, but I ended up proving that big muscle guys aren’t the only guys worth seeing on video. I made a couple friends there including super stud, Big Sexy.
I’m the dude who would drive for hours and hours to have an hour long wrestling match at a hotel, or in a ring, or wherever we could make work. Just because I liked wrestling so much. Sure I made money doing it, but I could make money doing a few things…I’m sure McDonald’s would love an employee like me 🙂
Oh yeah, I’m also Denny Webb. The underwhelming opponent for many at NHB-Battle. What an adventure wrestling in New York City with my friends. And traveling on a plane for the first time.
One of my teen dreams was to be good enough for Cyberfights. I used to watch guys like Christopher Daniels, Suicide Kid, Blitzkrieg Kid, Kidd USA and Travis Lee showcase their talents for the early internet wrestling federation. How cool was it when I got on a cross country plane next to Kidd USA? A guy I used to watch when I was 10-11 years old at a local federation that I looked up to. Cyberfights allowed me to wrestle future WWE Champion, Seth Rollins (aka Tyler Black) and standouts like Davey Richards & Joey Ryan.
I’ve got to do a lot because of wrestling. Like win multiple Match of the Year awards at BG East, including one of my all-time favorite matches against Austin Cooper.
Remember when I finally won the much deserved award for Best Ass after two years of being runner-up. Speaking of runner-up, how about Cameron Matthews the high school wrestler who was second best in his weight class at the state championship meet. Losing to the champion isn’t all that bad, right?
I met some great friends when I went over to England to wrestle for Spotland Scrappers. What an awesome group of guys they are. From the two guys who run the show to the wrestlers. It’s like a family there, plus where else do you wrestle in custard or in a ring full of balloons? I still keep in touch with those guys and they even helped progress Wrestler4Hire when I first got started.
I got my ass handed to me in mixed wrestling matches for my buddies website Fox Fight and a hilarious Greek dude named Theo, who runs Mixed Wrestling Zone. Hung out with my childhood friend, Paul Hudson in our first experience around legitimate porn stars. An eye-opening experience being from a rural area.
…and even got to play a in the sci-fi world as a villain and superhero at Hard Heroes, the Can-Am affiliate, under my alias “Trevor Matthews.” (FUN FACT: Trevor Matthews was a one-time wrestling name I used on the indy scene, except we pronounced it Trevah)
What fun that was and it felt like being a legit star. We had a professional make-up artists, who gave our abs the Hollywood look, awesome strapless eye masks and the sets were incredible. I even got to play the role of a childhood favorite, Spidey against a pro wrestling pal of mine and ball bash legend, Jobe Zander.
I could keep going, but sitting in front of a computer doesn’t offer me the same kind of experience that it used to. Back when I’d spend every possible moment online. I need action!
So I’ll leave it at that. I’m Cameron Matthews. I run this site (for better or worse). I don’t mean this to send sassy, but I was once somebody with enormous potential in the pro wrestling world and if you ever find yourself looking for something to watch on YouTube give the search bar some use by typing in my name.
I wish I had comments under here, so I could hear all your praise 😉
I’m going to check my phone to see if Can-Am Owner, Ron Sexton messaged me back as he helps me with the technical aspects of this site. I have to do some administrative work on the Hero Hunks site and it doesn’t seem to be working properly, so hopefully he can help get this resolved. What a solid dude he is. Can’t praise him enough for his help and kind heartedness.
I don’t classify myself as a wrestler anymore….and I’d hate to say I’m an entrepreneur. I’m just a dude with a weird way of looking at the world who likes having fun with a few of his friends. I don’t wrestle as much as I used to, but I still enjoy a good wrestling match whether in the ring or on the mat. I prefer lying in my own bed these days rather than hotel rooms. I still log 50,000 miles a year inside a car and 30,000 miles by airplane. Not bad for a small town kid with a dream of making it to the BIG TIME.