Officer Colt Cabana

Real name: Scott Colton

Birth date: May 06, 1980

Trained by: Ace Steel, Danny Dominion, Kevin Quinn

Ring Names: Chris Guy, Colt Cabana, Colt Nevada, The Goon, Matt Classic, Masked Flipper #7, Officer Colt Cabana, Punchline, Scott Colton, Scotty Goldman, Twinkie The Kid, Colt Daddy, Officer Jack Offerson

Debut: June 19, 1999

 

 
     
     
 

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Colt Cabana
      • Billy Goat's Curse / Chicago Crab / Cubs Win (Reverse Boston crab)
      • Chicago Skyline (Chikara / Independent circuit) / Cabana Special (Noah)
        (Elevated fireman's carry dropped onto the turnbuckles)
      • Colt .45 (Double underhook overhead gutwrench backbreaker rack drop,
        sometimes preceded by a Gory special)
    • As Matt Classic
      • Clawhold
  • Signature moves
    • As Colt Cabana
      • Airplane spin
      • Bionic elbow
      • Cabanarama (Cradle DDT)
      • Canadian Bacon Leaf (Inverted cloverleaf)
      • Diving leg drop
      • Double underhook
      • Eat The Feet (Inverted stomp facebreaker)
      • Flying Asshole (ROH / Independent circuit) / Flying Apple (Chikara)
        (Leaping hip attack to a cornered opponent)
      • Frankensteiner
      • Lake Shore Drive (Rope hung cutter)
      • Lariat
      • Over-the-shoulder back-to-belly piledriver onto the knee
      • Powerbomb
      • Ram-Man (Missile dropkick)
      • Running double knee strike
      • Sitout scoop slam piledriver
      • Snap suplex
      • Springboard moonsault
    • As Matt Classic
      • Abdominal stretch
      • Airplane spin
      • Heart punch
      • Scoop slam
  • Managers
    • Lucy
    • Traci Brooks
    • Bobby Heenan
    • Lacey
    • Daizee Haze
    • Dave Prazak
    • C. Edward Vander Pyle
    • Blake McMillan
  • Nicknames
    • "Boom Boom"
    • "Classic"
    • "The Guv'nor "
    • "The Iron Jew"
  • Entrance themes
    • "The Freaks Come Out at Night" by Whodini
    • "Say I Yi Yi" by The Ying Yang Twins
    • "Calling Out" by Presence
    • "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy and Anthrax
    • "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow
    • "Super Freak" by Rick James
    • "CopaColtCabana" by Barry Manilow and Kidd Russell
    • "Anarchy" by Peter Northcote and Lindsay Jehan
    • "Boom Boom" by Kidd Russ and The Girthtones

Championship and accomplishments

  • All American Wrestling
    • AAW Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • All Pro Wrestling
    • APW Worldwide Internet Championship (1 time)
  • All-Star Championship Wrestling / NWA Wisconsin
    • ACW/NWA Wisconsin Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • All Star Wrestling
    • ASW People's Championship (1 time)
  • Christian Wrestling Alliance
    • CWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling
    • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
  • Extreme Wrestling Federation
    • EWF Xtreme 8 Tournament (2004)
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
    • IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • ICW/ICWA Tex-Arkana Television Championship (4 times1)
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
    • ICW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Grado
  • Insane Wrestling Federation
    • IWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Landmark Wrestling Federation
    • LWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Legend City Wrestling
    • LCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Mid-American Wrestling / NWA Mid-American Wrestling
    • MAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • New Horizon Pro Wrestling
    • Global Conflict Shield Tournament (2010)
  • NWA Midwest
    • NWA Illinois Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Nevermore Championship Wrestling
    • NCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Television Championship (1 time)
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times) – Charles Evans (1) and
      Shawn Spears (1)
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Title Tournament (2007) - with Shawn Spears
  • One Pro Wrestling
    • 1PW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Darren Burridge
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #44 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012
  • Pro Wrestling Noah
    • Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2015) – with Chris Hero
    • Global Tag League Technique Award (2012) – with Eddie Edwards
    • Global Tag League Technique Award (2014, 2015) – with Chris Hero
  • Pro Wrestling World-1 Great Lakes
    • World-1 Great Lakes Openweight Championship (1 time)
  • Professional Championship Wrestling
    • PCW State Champion (1 time)
  • Revolution Championship Wrestling
    • RCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
    • RPW British Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Revolución Lucha Libre
    • RLL Absolute Championship (1 time)
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with CM Punk
  • Steel Domain Wrestling
    • SDW Television Championship (1 time)
  • UWA Hardcore Wrestling
    • UWA Canadian Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Is Fun
    • Wrestling Is Fun 24/7 Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Other titles
    • MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Stone
    • MMW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • PWF Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
    • WC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

 

 
     
     
 

Scott Colton (born May 6, 1980) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring
name Colt Cabana. He is currently working for Ring of Honor (ROH). Colton also wrestled as
Scotty Goldman in World Wrestling Entertainment and as old school masked wrestler Matt
Classic in Wrestling Society X and Chikara.

Cabana began his professional wrestling career in the Midwest. He competed routinely in
St. Paul, Minnesota, for Steel Domain Wrestling in 2000 and 2001, often teaming or facing rival
and friend CM Punk. Cabana and Punk competed extensively from Michigan to Pennsylvania,
and notably for IWA-Midsouth across Indiana and Illinois. Cabana made a name for himself
when he joined ROH, where he was placed in a rivalry with Punk before uniting with Punk and
Ace Steel to form the Second City Saints alliance. He later formed a tag team with Punk to
win the World Tag Team Championship twice. He also had rivalries with Homicide and then-
World Champion Bryan Danielson.

Cabana has also toured in countries outside of the United States, and he was a part of the short
lived Wrestling Society X on MTV in late 2006, where he portrayed his "old school" wrestling
persona, the masked "Matt Classic". In 2007, he left ROH to wrestle in Ohio Valley Wrestling,
a developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment, where he won the Television
Championship once and the Southern Tag Team Championship once with Charles Evans and
once with Shawn Spears. He made several appearances, as Scotty Goldman, with WWE on
its SmackDown brand before being released from his contract in February 2009. Cabana is a
former one-time JCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time NWA World Heavyweight
Champion.

Early life

Colton was born in Deerfield, Illinois to a Jewish family. He attended Western Michigan
University and played on their football team until graduating in 2002 with a degree in Business
marketing.

Professional wrestling career

Ring of Honor (2002–2007)

Scott Colton was trained by Ace Steel and Danny Dominion, alongside Phil Brooks (CM Punk).
He broke into Ring of Honor with the name Colt Cabana as CM Punk's rival before joining with
Steel and Punk as the Second City Saints. Cabana and Punk later became two–time ROH Tag
Team Champions. With Punk becoming a singles star, Cabana feuded with Austin Aries and
Nigel McGuinness. On August 13, 2005 Cabana defeated Punk in a two out of three falls match
in their hometown of Chicago in what was supposed to be Punk's last ROH match before going
to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Between August 2005 and April 2006, Cabana was involved in a feud with Homicide, which
featured Cabana being strangled with a metal coat hanger, bleeding from numerous chair shots,
having Drāno poured down his throat, being piledriven off the ring apron through a table, and
getting his head crushed between a ladder. On April 1, 2006 in Chicago, Cabana finally got his
revenge and earned the respect of Homicide after a Chicago Street Fight, which saw the feud
settled with a handshake and an embrace.

After his decisive victory against Homicide, Colt Cabana challenged the ROH World Champion
Bryan Danielson for the World Championship at Ring of Honor's 100th show on April 22, 2006
in Philadelphia. Danielson defeated him in less than five minutes. Feeling he lost the match because
he had spent the past eight months "brawling" as opposed to wrestling, Cabana rededicated
himself. He eventually earned a rematch against Danielson at Chi-Town Struggle on June 24,
though he once again lost. Cabana received one last shot against Danielson for the ROH World
Championship on August 26. The two fought to a 60-minute time limit draw in a two out of
three falls match, with each wrestler earning one fall.

In October 2006, Cabana was involved in an auto accident with fellow Ring of Honor stars
Adam Pearce and Dave Prazak. Cabana was driving from a Ring of Honor event in Dayton,
Ohio when he lost control of their car due to the weather conditions. The car was totaled but
everyone was wearing seat belts, which saved their lives. It was initially reported that Cabana
had to have a toe amputated, though he had only bruised it. Despite the injury, Cabana wrestled
the next night in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Pearce and Prazak also walked away with only bruises.

On April 3, 2007 it was revealed by the Ring of Honor website that Colton had signed a
WWE developmental contract and was to begin working for their developmental territory Ohio
Valley Wrestling. At Good Times, Great Memories (named in his honor), held on April 28 in
Chicago, Cabana defeated long-time friend and fellow Chicago wrestler Adam Pearce.

International competition (2004–2007)

In 2004 and 2005, Colton went on extensive tours of Europe, competing in Scotland, Germany
and France, but mainly England. He received the 2004 Match of the Year in a European rounds
style bout with World of Sport journeyman, Johnny Kidd. Cabana also did a short tour of Puerto
Rico for IWA PR in early 2005. During 2006, Cabana became a popular wrestler in the British
promotion 1 Pro Wrestling (1PW), often tag teaming with Darren Burridge as Team SHAG
(Street Hooligans Adventure Gang). During 1PW's first anniversary show Team SHAG won the
1PW Tag Team Championship during a three way ladder match against the defending champions
Jonny Storm and Jody Fleisch, and the Southern Comfort team of Tracey Smothers and Chris
Hamrick.

Cabana also made his Japanese debut for Zero 1 Max in 2006. In a later tour, he formed an
alliance with Steve Corino and Yoshi known as the P Force Men, which wore all pink outfits.
Colt's also appeared and wrestled for Ireland's Irish Whip Wrestling, Austria's Rings of Europe
and various Montreal & Toronto Canadian independents. Colton's final European appearance
as an independent wrestler took place at UK promotion 1PW on April 6, 2007 where he, along
with fellow Team SHAG member Darren Burridge, successfully defended the 1PW Tag Team
Championship against Doug Williams and Nigel McGuinness, before formally retiring his half of
the title.

Wrestling Society X (2006)

In November 2006, Colton taped several matches for Wrestling Society X (WSX), a wrestling
series on MTV. He competed under the name Matt Classic, who is a throwback to the wrestlers
of the 1950s and 1960s. His gimmick used "old school" moves such as the skull vice and the
abdominal stretch as finishers. To further enhance his gimmick as an old school wrestler, his
WSX profile listed him as having won the Heavyweight Championship in 1952 (28 years before
he was born).

World Wrestling Entertainment (2007–2009)

Colton has worked a number of preliminary matches in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE),
starting out on its Heat and Velocity shows. On one occasion, he competed under the name
Chris Guy, the real name of his trainer Ace Steel. The real Chris Guy wrestled in a match for
WWE in 2004 under the name of Scott Colton, Colton's real name.

On April 3, 2007 it was announced that Colton had signed a contract with WWE. He was
assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, their developmental territory, and made his debut at a TV
taping on May 30. Wrestling as Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana, he lost to Michael W. Kruel in
the first round of a tournament to determine the opponent against The Miz at an OVW live
event on June 8. He won his first match in OVW when he forced the Belgium Brawler to
submit with the Chicago Crab on June 23. After helping Al Snow regain the role of OVW
Troubleshooter from Kruel, Cabana became involved in the OVW Television Championship
picture, defeating champion Shawn Spears by countout on August 11. Cabana twice came
close to winning the title only to be denied by the TV time-limit expiring. Cabana defeated
Spears on October 31, 2007 to win the OVW Television title. When OVW was replaced by
Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) as the WWE developmental territory, Cabana was
moved down to FCW.

On the August 15, 2008 episode of SmackDown!, Colton made his debut as Scotty
Goldman, losing to The Brian Kendrick. On the August 22 episode of SmackDown!, Colton
was a participant in a 10-man battle royal match to determine a qualifier for the WWE
Championship scramble match at Unforgiven, but was eliminated by Curt Hawkins and Zack
Ryder. His last singles match on SmackDown! was a quick loss against The Great Khali. A
show starring Colton premiered on WWE.com as What's Crackin'?, later renamed Good as
Goldman, on January 14, 2009. In his first appearance on television in five months, Colton
participated in an Elimination Chamber qualifying battle royal on February 6, 2009, but was
eliminated first. Colton was released from his WWE contract on February 20, 2009, the same
day that his final match for WWE, a loss to Umaga, aired on Smackdown!

Return to the independent circuit (2009–present)

On February 21, 2009, Colton made his return to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla at Express Written
Consent where he, as Colt Cabana, challenged Chris Hero for the PWG World Championship
in a 3-way match which also included Human Tornado. Hero was able to retain his belt by
pinning Tornado and afterwards promised Cabana a 1-on-1 shot at the belt. That match took
place on April 12 at PWG's hundredth show, where Hero was able to retain his title. On
March 14, 2009, he was defeated by Loca Vida at 2CW in Binghamton, NY in a classic
comedy match. On March 20, 2009, he wrestled for Firestorm Pro Wrestling in Cleveland
at Rise of the Real Underground 2009 in a match up against J-rocc which he had won. On
March 21, 2009, he made his surprise return to ROH. In a tag team match at the 7th
Anniversary Show, he teamed with Bryan Danielson to defeat Bison Smith and Jimmy Rave,
who was also returning to ROH. On April 25, Cabana received an ROH World Title shot
against Jerry Lynn but lost. On June 6, Cabana debuted on Ring of Honor Wrestling, ROH's
television program, teaming with Brent Albright. On December 5 in Chicago Austin Aries
successfully defended his ROH World Title against Cabana in a steel cage match and as a
result Cabana can never again challenge for the title in his hometown.

On February 25, 2010, Chikara announced that Colton was to take part in the 2010 King
of Trios tournament in late April, under his Matt Classic persona, teaming up with Dasher
Hatfield and Sugar Dunkerton as the Throwbacks. On April 23, the trio of Classic, Hatfield
and Dunkerton were defeated in the first round of the tournament by the reigning King of
Trios winners F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Gran Akuma). On April 30, 2010 Cabana
made his Australian debut. Cabana won a two-day tournament to become the winner of
the NHPW Global Conflict Shield. The tournament was held in Perth, Australia. Cabana
beat Balls Mahoney in the finals. On October 23, 2010, Colton won the RCW World
Heavyweight Championship from Hank Calhoun.He has since been teaming with El Generico
in his feud with Kevin Steen and Steve Corino. On October 16, 2010, Cabana defeated
Corino in an "I Quit" match in Chicago Ridge to end their feud. At the September 22 tapings
of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's weekly television program Impact!, Colton, under his
Colt Cabana persona, wrestled in a dark match, where he defeated Puma.

On March 6, 2011, Colton (as Cabana) won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
from Adam Pearce at the NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood television tapings.
He lost the title to The Sheik on April 23, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. On March 19 Cabana
debuted for NWA Rampage in a World Heavyweight Championship defense against NWA
RPW Heavyweight Champion J-Rod. The match ended in a no contest after interference
from Hot Like Lava. Cabana & J-Rod teamed up to defeat Hot Like Lava afterwards. On
April 2 during the second night of ROH's Honor Takes Center Stage pay-per-view, Cabana
started a new feud with House of Truth members Christopher Daniels, Michael Elgin,
Roderick Strong and Truth Martini. Colton, as Matt Classic, returned to Chikara on April 15
for the 2011 King of Trios, once again teaming with Dasher Hatfield and Sugar Dunkerton as
the Throwbacks. The team was eliminated in the first round by Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi
Kotoge, Daisuke Harada and Ultimate Spider Jr.). On July 20, Cabana (as Officer Colt Cabana)
defeated 2 Tuff Tony to win the JCW World Heavyweight Champion at Juggalo Championship
Wrestling's event Above the Law. He lost the championship to Corporal Robinson at the
following event. On August 2, Cabana wrestled a dark match for WWE at a SmackDown taping,
losing against Wade Barrett. On August 6, 2011, Cabana tapped out to Ring of Honor
World champion Davey Richards in Carrolton, Georgia as part of the 2011 NWA Wrestling
Legends Fanfest Weekend activities. On August 20, Cabana wrestled in Aberdeen, Scotland
for Wrestlezone, losing a tag team title match. On August 26, 2011, Colt headlined the
inaugural show for PCW – Preston City Wrestling, joining once again with Darren Burridge
as Team SHAG. On October 15, 2011, Cabana made a surprise appearance at All Pro
Wrestling's Halloween Hell XIV event in Hayward, California, defeating "Wrestling
Personified" Rik Luxury for his APW Worldwide Internet Championship after answering
Luxury's open challenge. On November 13, at Chikara High Noon, Cabana faced and
defeated Archibald Peck after Colt Cabunny—a character that is essentially a parody of
Cabana—turned on Peck and helped his "human counterpart" pick up the win. Cabana and
Peck then teamed at Chikara's next iPPV, Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur,
where they were defeated by The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Mark Angelosetti).

In March 2012 Cabana appeared on the debut show for London-based promotion Progress
Wrestling, in a losing effort to Loco Mike Mason. On April 8, 2012, Cabana defeated Adam
Pearce to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship for the second time. He re-lost
the title to Pearce on July 21. Cabana teamed with Eddie Edwards to take part in Global Tag
League 2012 and gained five points but did not progress further. On September 14, 2012,
Colton returned to his Matt Classic persona as he, Dasher Hatfield and Mark Angelosetti
entered the 2012 King of Trios, losing to Team JWP (Command Bolshoi, Kaori Yoneyama
and Tsubasa Kuragaki) in their first round match. On October 27, Colton concluded a seven
match series against Adam Pearce with a victory leading to Pearce vacating the NWA World
Title

On October 12, 2013, Cabana was defeated by Ted DiBiase, Jr, in DiBiase's first match out
of the WWE, at Family Wrestling Entertainment's Grand Prix.

On August 10, 2014, Cabana with Grado, as Irn Jew, defeated The New Age Kliq for the
ICW Tag Team Championship at ICW: You Have The Right To Remain Dead.

On July 9, 2015, Cabana was announced as part of the roster of the Global Force Wrestling
promotion.

On September 20, 2015, Cabana competed in Russia's Northern Storm Wrestling in a losing
effort to Serg White.

On October 16, 2016 Colt Cabana competed for the Ringmaster Title in the main event of the
inaugural WrestleCircus debut show. Cabana lost in a 4-Way Elimination match against Ethan
Carter III, Lance Hoyt and Raymond "Death" Rowe.

Return to ROH (2016–present)

On April 1, 2016, Cabana returned to ROH at Supercard of Honor X, confronting and
challenging ROH World Champion Jay Lethal. Cabana received his title shot against Lethal
on May 8 at Global Wars, but the match ended in a no contest, when Bullet Club took over
the ring. On September 30, at All Star Extravaganza VIII Cabana and Dalton Castle defeated
The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King) (with Caprice Coleman), Keith Lee
and Shane Taylor and War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) in a Four Corner Survival
tag team match for the #1 contendership to the ROH World Tag Team Championship. On
October 14, at Glory By Honor XV night one Cabana defeated Mark Briscoe. The next
night Cabana was on Team ROH All-Stars with The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)
and Dalton Castle against the Team ROH Champions (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and The
Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) in a Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team match
that went in a no contest because Cabana and Castle challenged The Young Bucks (Matt
Jackson and Nick Jackson)) to a ROH World Tag Team Championship where they was
defeated. On the November 19, 2016 edition of ROH's television show, Colt Cabana turned
heel by attacking Dalton Castle and splitting up his tag team. At Final Battle Cabana was
defeated by Dalton Castle.

On January 1, 2017 Cabana became a commentator for Ring of Honor, replacing Nige
l McGuinness (while still also wrestling). On the January 7, episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling
Cabana was defeated Chris Sabin, with the help from The Boys. On February 18, episode
of Ring of Honor Cabana defeated The Boys in a 1 on 2 Handicap Match. On March 4 at
Manhattan Mayhem VI Cabana lost his rematch with Dalton Castle.

On April 15 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling Cabana was involved in a random draw
eight-man tag team match where he teamed with Bobby Fish, Lio Rush and Hanson as they
were defeated by Jay Lethal, Hangman Page, Jay White and Silas Young, where the winners
faced each other in a fatal four number one contender match for the ROH World Championship.

On August 13, Cabana challenged Dalton Castle and the Boys for the ROH World Six-Man
Tag Team Championship, and teamed with The Tempura Boyz (Sho & Yohei) in a unsuccessful
efforts at winning the championship on August 20. After the match, Cabana shook hands
with Castle and the Boys, turning him face.

Personal life

While at Western Michigan University, Colton became friends with Matt Cappotelli, who
went on to participate in WWE Tough Enough.

Colton hosts a podcast called The Art of Wrestling which had over 350 episodes by
November 2017. In February 2015, the Chicago Tribune reported that Colton had been
named as a co-defendant in a lawsuit filed by WWE physician Christopher Amann over
comments Phil Brooks (CM Punk) had made in a November 2014 episode of the podcast.

 

 
   
   

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