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Known as ‘The Bulldozer’, Matt Tremont is a hardcore veteran, he’s participated in many brutal and violent matches.
You made your debut in 2011 for NWA Vintage, who gave you your chance there and where did you train and by whom?
I actually made my professional wrestling debut on January 27th, 2007. The booking with NWA Vintage was the first BIG booking I got in 2011, where I finally got a chance to do hardcore wrestling. I was trained by a group of guys at the AWFR Wrestling School in Pennsylvania.
You’re known for wrestling the hardcore style and participating in deathmatches, how do you prepare for something like that?
Hardcore wrestling was something I always wanted to venture into and I knew someday I would wind up applying my craft in it. No real preparation after doing it for almost 8 years now, it’s just another day at the office. Aside from your usual butterflies and excitement, no real preparation on my half is needed for me personally.
Not everyone is fan of that type of wrestling, what do you say to people who don’t like it?
The thing about hardcore wrestling is; this style and genre of wrestling is indeed not everyone’s cup of tea. But it is something I enjoy and can now make a decent living at doing. If it’s not your thing, that’s ok. Everyone has an opinion and choice of what they want or don’t want to watch and enjoy.
CZW is where you’ve wrestled the most, what is it about CZW that makes it your home base? And have the fans always been big supporters of you?
CZW was the 1st big promotion to give me a platform to apply my craft and make a name for myself. It’s the promotion I’ve supported since I was a fan on the other side of the guardrail and its the company I always wanted to be a part of.
In the past, you teamed up with the legendary New Jack, what was it like being in the ring with one of the ECW originals?
Wrestling has given me a lot of great memories, I grew up an ECW fan and being able to work with ECW originals like New Jack means a lot to me personally. It’s been a pleasure to work with a lot of guys who paved the way for guys like myself and now to be able to share a ring with them is very cool.
Out of the matches that you’ve participated in, which do you look back on and think “I don’t believe I actually did that”?
I’ve been through a lot of crazy matches but I never look back at them and say “Wow, why did I do that” etc. I knew what I was getting into with this genre of wrestling well before I ventured into it, I don’t have any regrets or second thoughts about anything I’ve participated in thus far
In 2011, you made your debut for the infamous IWA-MS at their annual King Of The Deathmatch, what’s the appeal of working for them?
IWA-Mid South was another company early on to give me a shot and opportunity to make a name for myself outside of CZW. IWA & Ian Rotten have always been good to me and have given me the platform to do something I enjoy, I have nothing but good things to say about IWA-Mid South.
MASADA has been an opponent you’ve faced more than once, what is it about him that makes him such a good opponent?
MASADA is a ring veteran and someone I learned a lot from, about the business in and out the ring. He’s someone I’ve enjoyed working with and hope to do it again someday. Nothing but love for the Ultraviolent beast!!
You have wrestled for Beyond Wrestling, which recently was home to the controversial Chris Dickinson vs Kimber Lee match, what’s your opinion on that?
In this day and age, a lot of things are viewed differently by people in and out of the wrestling business. I can see what Beyond was trying to accomplish, it had its negative and positive reactions. Men on women violence has been done many times before that in wrestling history, so I didn’t find it distasteful etc. But I really don’t have much to say on the matter .But I wouldn’t say it was bad thing.
You’ve wrestled intergender matches yourself for WSU, teaming up with Addy Starr, is that something you’d like to do more of and what do you say to the people who don’t like intergender matches?
I enjoyed working for WSU, teaming and working with women in our industry; it’s a different dynamic and a lot fun. The woman I’ve been in the ring with are tough as nails and can do a lot of the things the guys can do and more. Mickie Knuckles & I won the Queen & King Tourney last year and that was memorable for me. For the nay sayers, it’s like hardcore wrestling, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are those that do enjoy it and that’s all that matters.
CZW has had many talents grace its doors, including Drew Gulak, The Young Bucks, and Chris Hero etc. What is it about CZW that attracts a diverse range of wrestlers?
CZW has always been a diverse brand of entertainment throughout its 16 years of promoting events. It’s what gives the promotion the “Like Nothing Else” Attitude, for the paying fan you can always get a little bit of every wrestling style from an array of cast and characters.
For those who would like to get into the hardcore/deathmatch style, what’s your advice to them?
Anyone looking to jump into this style and genre in wrestling before doing anything should find a reputable school and learn the ropes and fundamentals first. If hardcore wrestling is something you want to venture into, great but learn the game first and then be 100% dedicated to the craft and have fun.
Is there anything else you’d like to add or plug
Thanks for the support as always, to all fans of myself and pro Wrestling. Your support keeps me going and I’m always very appreciative of that.
Follow me on Twitter @TremontCZW , for FREE Content of Matches & Promos of my work, check out and subscribe to Youtube.com/TremontCZW. Follow me on Instagram @TremontCZW. Check out Randomthings.com for Bulldozer Merchandise and check out my new website for all things Bulldozer at www.matt-tremont.com and again, thank you for the support. Stay violent, Matt Tremont.
Thanks to Matt for taking time out to answer the questions.