WWE: Dan Matha released after bad car crash (photos)
At least he’s all right
Former WWE wrestler Dan Matha is having a very bad month.
Matha, 31, who wrestled under the name Dorian Mak for the company’s developmental NXT brand, was part of a large group of performers and other employees laid off by WWE last week.
The timing of the release could hardly have been worse for Matha, who revealed over the weekend that he had gotten in a serious car accident right before he was cut. He was sent through the windshield of his car and left with a nasty wound in the back of his skull. He shared photos of the stitches in his head and the damage the crash did to his car.
Replying to well wishers on Instagram, Matha said he’ll be just fine.
Matha played college football at D-II Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After failing to catch on with the Bengals and Montreal Alouettes, he signed with WWE in 2015 and began training to become a wrestler. He appeared in only three televised matches before being cut last week.
Despite being released, Matha says he plans on continuing to chase his wrestling dream.
“I would like to continue wrestling,” Matha said in a live video on Instagram, according to Wrestling Inc. “I’ve worked my ass off for this skill set. Five years, blood, sweat, and tears to be a great entertainer, okay? And I’m not just going to throw that by the wayside. I’m going to look for somebody who is looking for a young, hungry, driven, ambitious man that has something to offer the world. I think that they’re out there. I think that there’s plenty of people out there. It’s unfortunate that the WWE didn’t think the same things about me that I think about myself, but I know that there’s other people out there that think those things of me.”
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