“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan is as we all know a TNA wrestler. He is 7 ft. tall and 328 lbs. He debuted in 2002. He is defiantly a great wrestler. However he has done more than professional wrestling.  What do you know about the other sides of Matt Morgan?

Basketball “career”

                He had a successful high school basketball career at Fairfield High School in Connecticut.  He played Division I college basketball with Monmouth University at center position. During his freshman year at the university, the Monmouth Hawks defeated Rider University to become the Northeast Conference champions. By winning the conference tournament, Morgan and the Hawks received an automatic bid to the 1996 NCAA tournament. He had professional tryouts with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, but was not offered a contract by either team.

American Gladiator “The Beast”

                In 2008, Morgan accepted an offer to appear on the third series of American Gladiators as one of the Gladiators. Morgan, under the name Beast, made his Gladiator debut during the first night of the semi-finals in the joust. Joust is probably exactly what your imaging if you haven’t ever seen the show If you have then you know what it is. There are two small platforms and basically you get stick thingy’s and try and knock them off into the water below. He defeated each of his two opponents in less than eight seconds. 


               Morgan was not the only male gladiator with a connection to professional wrestling. One of the popular Gladiators Justice who came in at 6’8″, 290 lbs Tried out for WWE during the fourth season of Tough Enough.