Matt Morgan

Matt Morgan

Matt Morgan
Quick Facts About Matthew Morgan
Celebrated Name Matt Morgan
Age 47 years old
Nick Name Matt Morgan
Birth Name Matthew Thomas Morgan
Birth Date 1976-09-10
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Place of Birth Fairfield, Connecticut
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-White
High School Fairfield High School
University Monmouth University
Religion Christian
Net Worth $1 million - $5 million
Salary Around $1 million
Source of Wealth Political, Entertainment and Wrestling Career
Marital Status Married
Wife Larissa
Height 2.13 m
Weight 136 KG
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Light Brown

Matt Morgan is an American former professional wrestler, politician, and actor. He is famous for being the former mayor of Longwood, Florida. He is best known for achieving fame as a retired WWE Superstar, a former American Gladiator, and a former TNA/Impact pro wrestler. Notably, his wrestling career in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) included two TNA World Tag Team Championship victories. His political party is the Republican Party.

Matt Morgan Biography

Matt Morgan, an American politician, actor, and former professional wrestler, made a name for himself as the former mayor of Longwood, Florida. He's renowned for his wrestling career, which spanned WWE, American Gladiators, and TNA/Impact, where he secured two TNA World Tag Team Championship titles.

Matt Morgan was born on September 10, 1976. He hails from Fairfield, Connecticut, the USA. He holds American nationality and belongs to the American-White ethnicity. He initially excelled in high school basketball at Fairfield High School and later played college basketball for Monmouth University as a center, participating in the 1996 NCAA tournament during his freshman year. Following that, he transferred to Chaminade University in Hawaii to finish his college basketball career, graduating in public speaking. Despite trying out for NBA teams like the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, he did not secure a contract with either team.

Matt Morgan Career

Matt Morgan, a professional wrestler, began his journey in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002 as part of the Tough Enough II program but left due to injury. He signed a developmental deal with WWE and joined Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in 2002. In 2003, he made his SmackDown debut and was briefly considered for the role of Kane's storyline brother. He participated in various matches and tag teams during his WWE tenure. After leaving WWE, Morgan returned to OVW in 2004, becoming the OVW Heavyweight Champion. He later returned to WWE's SmackDown in 2005 but was released in 2005. 

Subsequently, he wrestled in various promotions worldwide, including Japan and Europe. In 2007, he joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was involved in storylines and feuds. His time in TNA saw him as both a face and a heel. He later joined forces with Crimson and won the TNA World Tag Team Championship. He continued wrestling in various promotions until his first retirement in 2014. Morgan made sporadic returns to TNA in 2015 and 2017. He briefly returned to the independent circuit in 2019 for his final match. In 2022, he made a one-night return to Impact Wrestling for an interview.

Former professional wrestler, Matt Morgan

In 2017, Matt Morgan entered politics, winning the role of District 4 City Commissioner in Longwood, Florida. He switched from Democrat to Republican during his campaign. He served as Longwood's mayor from May 2019 to September 2020, ran for Seminole County Commission in 2020 but lost, and continued as City Commissioner. Payments to his company stirred controversy but resulted in no charges. In May 2022, he became Longwood's mayor, a position he'll hold until May 2023, while his city commission term extends to November 2024.

In 2008, Matt accepted an offer to join the third series of American Gladiators as one of the Gladiators, using the name Beast. He made an impressive debut, defeating his opponents in the joust in less than eight seconds. In 2010, he appeared on the Fox TV show The Good Guys as a Russian mobster in an episode titled "Vacation." Later that year, he participated in an all-TNA week of Family Feud. In 2011, Morgan was announced as part of the new season of CMT Made 101. His filmography includes appearances in American Gladiators, The Good Guys, Family Feud, and CMT Made 101.

Awards and Achievements

Far North Wrestling

  • FNW Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 

NWA Florida Underground Wrestling

  • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 

Ohio Valley Wrestling

  • OVW Heavyweight Championship (2 times) 

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Ranked No. 32 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2011 

Ring Ka King

  • RKK World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 
  • RKK World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2011)

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

  • TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Hernandez (1) and Crimson (1) 

Matt Morgan Net Worth In 2023

Matt Morgan is a multifaceted individual, excelling in politics, acting, and formerly in professional wrestling. As of 2023, his estimated net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million. His primary source of income is derived from his political career, supplemented by earnings from his acting and wrestling endeavors. Matt's annual income is estimated to be around $1 million, affording him a luxurious lifestyle befitting his diverse career achievements.

Who is Matt Morgan Wife?

Matt Morgan is a happily married man, having exchanged vows with his lovely wife, Larissa Vasper. In 2014, the couple welcomed their first child into the world, adding joy to their lives. They currently enjoy a harmonious and fulfilling life together, free from disturbances. Matt's sexual orientation is straight. 

Matt Morgan and his wife, Larissa

Matt openly shared on a 2008 episode of TNA Impact! during the TNA Webography segment that he has been married to his college sweetheart, Larissa Vasper, a Hawaiian/Filipino woman from Hawaii, for four years. 

Matt Morgan Height

Matt Morgan, the former wrestler, possesses an athletic physique, standing at an impressive height of 2.13 meters and weighing 136 kilograms. He takes great care of his body, closely monitoring his dietary intake to maintain his impressive physique. Matt also boasts light brown hair and matching light brown eyes that complement his striking appearance. Additionally, he has adorned his body with several tattoos, adding to his unique and distinctive look.

Facts About Matt Morgan

Matt Morgan made his professional wrestling debut in 2002

In 2002, Matt Morgan embarked on his professional wrestling career, marking his debut in the industry. Initially introduced to the World Wrestling Federation through the Tough Enough II program, he had to exit the show prematurely due to an injury. However, his determination led him to sign a developmental deal with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in April 2002, where he was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). It was on October 2, 2002, during the OVW TV Tapings, that he made his debut as "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan, forming a team with Mark Jindrak and defeating Travis Bane and Lance Cade. He continued wrestling in OVW, often winning handicap matches, until October 2003 when he received a call-up to the SmackDown brand.

He has also appeared on reality television shows

Matt Morgan extended his television presence beyond the wrestling ring by participating in reality television shows. Notably, on September 24, 2010, he made an appearance on the Fox television show "The Good Guys," assuming the role of a Russian mobster in an episode titled "Vacation." Additionally, in November 2010, Morgan took part in an all-TNA week of "Family Feud," where he teamed up with Jay Lethal, Mick Foley, Mr. Anderson, and Rob Van Dam, competing against Angelina Love, Christy Hemme, Lacey Von Erich, Tara, and Velvet Sky. His foray into reality television continued when he was announced as part of the new season of "CMT Made 101" on June 30, 2011.

He briefly pursued a career in professional basketball 

Before his wrestling career, Matt Morgan briefly pursued basketball, playing for Monmouth University after a successful high school stint in Connecticut. In his freshman year, Monmouth won the Northeast Conference championship and secured a spot in the 1996 NCAA tournament, where Morgan got some playing time. Following a coaching change, he transferred to Chaminade University in Hawaii, where he finished his basketball career and earned a degree in public speaking. Despite trying out for NBA teams like the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, he wasn't signed.

He briefly retired from wrestling in 2018 but made a comeback in 2020

Matt Morgan's wrestling journey took an interesting turn when he briefly retired from the sport in 2018, marking a pause in his storied career. However, he didn't stay away for long, and to the delight of his fans, he made a comeback in 2020, reigniting the excitement and anticipation that surrounded his presence in the wrestling world. This return added another chapter to his already impressive wrestling legacy, showcasing his enduring passion and dedication to the sport.