Mathew Shoemaker was born in Torrance California. He started with Midsouth wrestling, Southern wrestling, He was trained in Minnesota by Nick Bockwinkel Then started his career the American Wrestling Association (AWA),After working in the Health Club Industry he joined WWE as part of the rock and roll connection. He along with the Honky Tonk Man, Greg the Hammer Valentine. He was not the headliner. He was always a good back up and enforcer role for the rest of the teams he worked. He retired with his back and other injuries. In Pasadena California. Read more... and conventions.