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Nitro Kyx
Nitro Kyx VWE 2020
Nitro Kyx after capturing the VWE PULSE Championship on February 23rd, 2020. Photo: @VWEWrestling

Born:

Matthew James O'Brien
September 24th, 1990 (Age 30)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Stage Name(s):

Nitro Kyx
Matt Nitro

Billed From:

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Billed Height:

5'11" (180cm)

Billed Weight:

227lbs. (102kg)

Alignment:

Heel

Professional Debut:

August 27th, 2012

Trained By:

Octane
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Nitro Kyx

Nitro Kyx ahead of his match at PULSE Wrestling's GROUND ZERO: City of Gold FPV in March 2020.

Matthew James O'Brien (born September 24th, 1990), better known by his ring name Nitro Kyx, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to Virtual Wrestling Entertainment (VWE), where he competes on the PULSE brand and is a former PULSE Heavyweight Champion, having held the title for 46 days.

Career History Edit

XLW Wrestling Edit

2010-2012 Edit

In early June 2010, Matt Nitro signed a developmental deal with small, independent promotion Xtreme Live Wrestling (XLW). Following almost two years of training under Joshua Watson, who made a name for himself as Octane on the Mexican lucha-libre circuit, Matt Nitro made his official in-ring debut on the August 27th, 2012 episode of XLW Mayhem in a short exhibition match with his trainer. Throughout the following weeks, Nitro would continue to wrestle Octane in one-on-one matches, as the two eventually competed against each other to determine the holder of the vacant XLW Heavyweight Championship, a match that Nitro would win. As champion, Nitro competed against the likes of Mac Gaelyth, Romlic "The Rebel" Diamond, & Scott Hex. However in December of 2012, due to lack of sponsorship and funding, XLW ceased it's operations and marked Matt Nitro as the final holder of the title.

APW Wrestling Edit

2013 Edit

Following the closure of XLW in December 2012, Nitro took a short break from professional wrestling to focus on healing injuries that he had sustained while with the company. During this time, he was approached by a talent scout with Apocadelic Performance Wrestling (APW), an independent company owned by Broly Blackheart. On the January 19th, 2013 edition of APW Ignition, made his debut in a losing effort towards Damien Hex. Over the following weeks, Matt Nitro would compete in matches against Maven Gothly & Curt Bombastic, with the three trading the APW Metaverse Championship back and forth during live events. Through a partnership with Virtual Attitude Wrestling (VAW), which allowed both competitors to wrestle for APW and VAW regularly, Damien Hex and Matt Nitro would once again wrestle each other at the inaugural APW Night Of Destiny show inside a Steel Cage. This match would mark Matt Nitro's final appearance for APW.

VAW Wrestling Edit

2013 Edit

During the fan convention attached to VAW No Remorse 2013, it was announced that Matt Nitro had signed a one-year contract with the company that allowed him to appear on VAW programming and still accept outside bookings. Taking advantage of this, Nitro would often appear for small independent promotions throughout North America, including Ring Of Warriors Wrestling (ROW), where he held the promotion's heavyweight championship for a brief time.and NEXT Legends of Wrestling (NLW), where he was recognized as a two-time NLW United States Champion.

During the first half of his initial tenure with VAW, Matt Nitro appeared as a high-flying over-the-top masked wrestler with deep roots in the style of Lucha-Libre. At VAW Hardcore Rebellion 2013, Matt Nitro defeated Damien Hex in a Steel Cage Match to gain the VAW Intercontinental Championship for the first time. His reign was short-lived, as he quickly dropped the championship to Tetsu Oyama, a young protege of Shinja Ugajin. However, as weeks followed, Nitro was revealed to be a member of the villainous faction, The Union, and would become the VAW Intercontinental Champion once more at VAW Bully 2013.

Throughout the following months, Matt Nitro would continue his rivalries with Damien Hex & Tetsu Oyama, as the infrastructure of the Union slowly crumbled around him. Following an ankle injury at the hands of Michael Karsin in September 2013, Matt Nitro was quietly released from his contract and took a hiatus from professional wrestling to pursue his interest in acting.

2016-2017 Edit

In December 2016, as part of Vince Aftermath's re-envisioning of VAW, Matt Nitro was signed to a short-term contract, which allowed him to work a small amount of dates for the promotion and still be able to pursue his outside ventures.

On the January 6th, 2017 episode of VAW Elite, Matt Nitro made his official return to VAW in a losing effort to then-VAW Legacy Champion, Tyler Crisis. Over the following weeks, Matt Nitro and Tyler Crisis would feud over the championship, with Nitro ultimately capturing the title on the March 4th, 2017 edition of VAW Elite. Shortly thereafter, Matt Nitro was faced with yet another new threat in up-and-comer, Pasta Lopez, and after a month of matches together, would drop the championship to him and exit the promotion for the second time.

2018 Edit

Following the departure of Vince Aftermath and Jeni Porta from VAW, Matt Nitro began negotiating a new, short-term deal with the company, this time under new management in Alyce Faithful and Henry Parker. At VAW Macabre II 2018, Matt Nitro made his third and final return to the company in a match with ring veteran, Mike Romo. Following this match, Matt Nitro began a heated social media rivalry with "The Tomahawk" Henry Parker, which would eventually spill into the ring, as the two faced off numerous times through October and into the end of December, before Nitro was released from his contract for violating the company's wellness policy.

DSE Wrestling Edit

2014 Edit

As Matt Nitro began to recover from his ankle injury which led to his departure from VAW in 2013, he began to get in contact with various independent promoters across the Northwest United States and became close with Shawn Tyson, whom he had met during his time with VAW. During his time with DSE, Matt Nitro mainly wrestled former XLW alumni, Matt Miller in one-on-one competition, before ultimately capturing the DSE Chaos Championship in 2014.

Accolades Edit

Championships Edit

  • PULSE Heavyweight Championship - VWE Wrestling (1x)
  • APW Metaverse Championship - APW Wrestling (1x)
  • ROW Heavyweight Championship - ROW Wrestling (1x)
  • XLW Heavyweight Championship - XLW Wrestling (1x)
  • VAW Intercontinental Championship - VAW Wrestling (2x)
  • VAW Legacy Championship - VAW Wrestling (1x)
  • DSE Chaos Championship - DSE Wrestling (1x)
  • NLW United States Championship - NLW Wrestling (2x)
  • SOW Hardcore Championship - SOW Wrestling (1x)
  • SOW Television Championship - SOW Wrestling (1x)

Awards & HOF Edit

  • VAW Social Media Mogul Award (2018)
  • VAW Comeback Of The Year Award (2018)
  • UXW Hall Of Fame (Class of 2014)

Match Database Edit

  • 2012/08/27 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Octane via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2012/09/03 (XLW): Octane defeated Matt Nitro via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2012/09/10 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Octane via Pinfall in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to capture the XLW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2012/09/17 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Dogmi Lord via DQ in an Exhibition Match
  • 2012/09/24 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Neo Dragga via Submission in an Exhibition Match to retain the XLW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2012/10/13 (XLW): Mac Gaelyth defeated Matt Nitro via Count-Out in an Exhibition Match
  • 2012/10/20 (XLW): Romlic "The Rebel" Diamond defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the XLW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2012/10/27 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Romlic "The Rebel" Diamond via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the XLW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2012/11/12 (XLW): Matt Nitro defeated Scott Hex via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to retain the XLW Heavyweight Championship [1]
  • 2013/01/19 (APW): Damien Hex defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/02/02 (APW): Curt Bombastic defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to retain the APW Metaverse Championship
  • 2013/02/03 (APW): Matt Nitro defeated Curt Bombastic + Maven Gothly via Submission in a Three-Way Match to capture the APW Metaverse Championship
  • 2013/02/09 (APW): Curt Bombastic defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the APW Metaverse Championship
  • 2013/02/10 (APW): Matt Nitro defeated Maven Gothly via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/02/13 (VAW): Rob Crisis defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/02/19 (VAW): Hell Hound defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/02/23 (APW): Matt Nitro vs. Curt Bombastic ended in a No Contest following interference by Death Inc. (Damien & Scott Hex)
  • 2013/02/26 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Scott Hex via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/03/05 (VAW): Rob Crisis defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/03/24 (APW): Damien Hex defeated Matt Nitro via Cage Escape in a Steel Cage Match [2]
  • 2013/03/26 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Damien Hex via Door Escape in a Steel Cage Match to capture the VAW Intercontinental Championship
  • 2013/04/16 (VAW): Tetsu Oyama defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/04/23 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Damien Hex via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/05/28 (VAW): Tetsu Oyama defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in a No Holds Barred Match to capture the VAW Intercontinental Championship
  • 2013/06/14 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Metal Man via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/06/19 (NLW): Matt Nitro defeated Dannyboy Firehawk via DQ in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/06/25 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Tetsu Oyama via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the VAW Intercontinental Championship
  • 2013/06/29 (NLW): DaveMac Linata defeated Matt Nitro via Count-Out in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/07/02 (VAW): Hell Hound defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/07/13 (WrestleCon): Matt Nitro defeated Stixx Mayhem via Knockout in a Street Fight Match
  • 2013/08/07 (NLW): Matt Nitro defeated Usher Ibor + Shawn Tyson + Matt Miller via Submission in a Four-Way Match to capture the NLW United States Championship
  • 2013/08/14 (NLW): Zach Samedi defeated Matt Nitro + John Doeh via Pinfall in a Three-Way Match
  • 2013/08/16 (ROW): David Van Damme defeated Matt Nitro Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to become the inaugural ROW Heavyweight Champion
  • 2013/08/27 (VAW): Damien Hex defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the VAW Intercontinental Championship
  • 2013/08/30 (ROW): Matt Nitro defeated Local Talent via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/09/06 (ROW): Matt Nitro defeated David Van Damme via Pinfall in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to capture the ROW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2013/09/07 (VAW): Michael Karsin defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/09/20 (ROW): David Van Damme defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the ROW Heavyweight Championship
  • 2013/09/21 (NLW): Mat Blackheart defeated Matt Nitro via Submission in an Exhibition Match to capture the NLW United States Championship
  • 2013/09/23 (VAW): Michael Karsin defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2013/09/28 (PWA): Matt Nitro defeated Nevin Korobase via Pinfall in a Battle Royale Qualification Match
  • 2013/09/28 (PWA): Wolfy Kessel defeated Matt Nitro + Shawn Tyson + Damien Hex + Matt Miller + JW Beeswing via Elimination in a 6-Man Battle Royale[3]
  • 2014/02/01 (DSE): Matt Miller defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/02/03 (DSE): Matt Nitro defeated Matt Miller via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/02/05 (DSE): Matt Miller defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/02/14 (UXW): Matt Nitro defeated Johnny Van Dam via Pinfall in a 60-Minute Iron-Man Match (4-3)[4]
  • 2014/03/02 (DSE): Matt Nitro defeated Matt Miller via Door Escape in a Steel Cage Match
  • 2014/03/09 (DSE): Josh Poffo defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/03/10 (DSE): Rob Kristov defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/03/16 (DSE): Matt Nitro defeated WolfPR Magne via DQ in an Exhibition Match
  • 2014/03/23 (SOW): Matt Nitro defeated Stixx Mayhem via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the SOW Hardcore Championship
  • 2014/03/23 (SOW): Matt Nitro defeated Anarchy Fateweaver via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the SOW Television Championship
  • 2014/05/22 (DSE): Matt Nitro defeated Hyosuke Aiko via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the vacant DSE Chaos Championship
  • 2014/05/30 (DSE): Billy Bob Windham defeated Matt Nitro via Submission in an Exhibition Match to capture the DSE Chaos Championship
  • 2014/08/13 (PWA): Matt Nitro defeated Buger Shan via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/03/17 (ACW): Jamal Travis defeated Matt Nitro via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/04/07 (ACW): Matt Nitro defeated Evil Ernie via DQ in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/05/19 (ACW): Matt Nitro defeated Mr. Hollywood via Submission in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/06/06 (ACW): Matt Nitro defeated Kyle Strange via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/07/06 (PWA): Matt Nitro defeated El Toro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2015/11/02 (NMW): Matt Nitro defeated Stan Warbaum via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2016/03/17 (PULSE): William Naples defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2016/03/23 (VWE): Vince Easterwood defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2016/04/01 (VWE): Braden Karsin defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/01/06 (VAW): Tyler Crisis defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to retain the VAW Legacy Championship
  • 2017/01/14 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Pasta Lopez via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/01/31 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Seth via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/02/01 (GCW): Josh Poffo defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/02/11 (VAW): JP Sullivan defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/02/15 (GCW): Jeroen defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/02/22 (GCW): Matt Nitro defeated Josh Poffo + Jeroen via Submission in a Three-Way Elimination Match
  • 2017/02/25 (VAW): Tyler Crisis + Pasta Lopez defeated Matt Nitro + Mike Romo via Pinfall in a Tag-Team Match
  • 2017/03/04 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Tyler Crisis via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the VAW Legacy Championship
  • 2017/03/08 (GCW): Matt Nitro + Trent Ruby defeated Josh Poffo + Jeroen via Pinfall in a Tag-Team Match
  • 2017/03/11 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Tyler Crisis + Pasta Lopez via Pinfall in a Three-Way to retain the VAW Legacy Championship
  • 2017/03/25 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Yancy Low via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/03/28 (VAW): Pasta Lopez defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/04/01 (VAW): Pasta Lopez defeated Matt Nitro via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the VAW Legacy Championship
  • 2017/08/20 (PULSE): Bert "Turbo" O'Neil defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2017/09/03 (PULSE): Drake Edwards defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/04/01 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Mr. Hollywood via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/04/15 (PULSE): Austin Knight defeated Nitro Kyx via Forfeit in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/04/29 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Michael Borne via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/10/20 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Mike Romo via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/11/03 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Henry Parker via DQ in an Exhibition Match
  • 2018/11/10 (VAW): The Culture (Henry Parker + Skillex) defeated Matt Nitro + Pasta Lopez via Pinfall in a Tag-Team Match
  • 2018/12/08 (VAW): Matt Nitro defeated Henry Parker via Pinfall in a Best 2/3 Falls Match
  • 2020/02/02 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Victor Kessel via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2020/02/09 (PULSE): Corrupted + Victor Kessel defeated Nitro Kyx + Cerberus via Pinfall in a Tag-Team Match
  • 2020/02/16 (PULSE): Corrupted defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2020/02/23 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Kerok via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the PULSE Heavyweight Championship
  • 2020/03/01 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Draven Campbell via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match
  • 2020/03/15 (PULSE): Nitro Kyx defeated Kerok + Corrupted via Pinfall in a Three-Way Match to retain the PULSE Heavyweight Championship [5]
  • 2020/03/22 (PULSE): Adune Snowpaw defeated Nitro Kyx via Count-Out in an Exhibition Match
  • 2020/03/29 (PULSE): Nyle Nightfire defeated Nitro Kyx via Pinfall in an Exhibition Match to capture the PULSE Heavyweight Championship

References Edit

  1. On December 3rd, 2012, XLW ceased operations due to lack of sponsorship & funding. Matt Nitro is recognized as the final XLW heavyweight champion.
  2. This match, which took place at the inaugural APW Night of Destiny event, and the match on 2013/03/26 at VAW Hardcore Rebellion, was part of a series of cross-promotional matches between Virtual Attitude Wrestling & Apocadelic Performance Wrestling.
  3. During this match, Matt Nitro suffered a shoulder injury that kept him on the shelf until early 2014.
  4. This match took place on UXW's farewell event.
  5. Kerok suffered an ACL injury towards the finish of this match, allowing Nitro Kyx to capitalize and gain the victory.

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