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Welcome to The Flava, a site dedicated to Tough Enough 3's Matt Cappotelli! This 23-year old and former Caledonia-Mumford football player won a WWE contract on January 23, 2003! Have fun, take a look around, and lets all keep the Flava hot!
11/16/04 ***MATT @ RAW***
Some matches before Raw included Matt Cappotelli and Johnny Jeter beat Chris Cage and Johnny Nitro via pinfall.
Tough Enough 3 winner Matt Cappotelli will be joining the Smackdown-Brand superstars when they head over to Tokyo in mid-July. Cappotelli will be facing Chavo Guerrero on both the 7/16 and 7/17 shows and it is expected that he will be the next challenger for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship upon his debut.
Speaking of the house shows at the Budokan Hall, Tough Enough 3 winner Matt Cappotelli will be joining the Smackdown-Brand superstars when they head over to Tokyo in mid-July. Cappotelli will be facing Chavo Guerrero on both the 7/16 and 7/17 shows and it is expected that he will be the next challenger for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship upon his debut.
WWE has released the lineups for their June shows in Japan, featuring the return of The Big Show, after several complicated knee surgeries. Both are Smackdown brand shows, and will be taking place in Tokyo’s Budokan Hall.
The 7/16 lineup features:
*WWE champion Eddie Guerrero vs. Rob Van Dam
*The Undertaker vs. John Bradshaw Layfield
*WWE United States champion John Cena vs. Rene Dupree
*WWE Tag Team champions Rico and Charlie Haas vs. The Dudley Boyz
*Rey Mysterio vs. Big Show - listed as a "Match made by Kurt Angle"
*Billy Kidman and Paul London vs. Hardcore Holly and Billy Gunn
*Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie with special guest ring announcers Sable and Funaki
*Chavo Guerrero vs. Nunzio vs. Matt Cappotelli
*Jamie Noble vs. Mordecai
The lineup for Saturday 7/17 features:
*WWE champion Eddie Guerrero vs. John Bradshaw Layfield
*The Undertaker vs. The Big Show - No DQ
*WWE United States champion John Cena and Torrie Wilson vs. Rene Dupree and Dawn Marie
*WWE Tag Team champions Rico and Charlie Haas vs. Hardcore Holly and Billy Gunn
*Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio vs. The Dudley Boyz
*Funaki vs. Mordecai
*Billy Kidman and Paul London vs. Jamie Noble and Nunzio
*Chavo Guerrero vs. Matt Cappotelli
Tough Enough 3 winner Matt Cappotelli (who is expected to debut on SmackDown! in the next few weeks) is feeling much better from a concussion he suffered last month while working a match against Bob Holly at a SmackDown! house show. He had been suffering from dizziness and headaches similar to what Christopher Nowinski is experiencing.
***SMACKDOWN SPOILER FOR 5/6***
-Last night, Jackie defeated Chavo to win the cruiserweight title. The plans were to bring in Tough Enough 3 winner Matt Cappotelli to face Chavo for the belt, but he suffered a concusion at a house show on 4/24 and was not able to work the match. A last minute decision was made by Stephanie McMahon to make the move of putting the belt on Jackie last night, which alot of people backstage do not like.
4/22/04 : From WrestlingExposed.com
Tough Enough 3 winner Matt Cappotelli will wrestle at both Smackdown house shows this weekend. His opponent in Tulsa is his Tough Enough 3 rival Hardcore Holly.
as well as new photos...
10/22/03: From WrestlingExposed.com
Tough Enough 3 winners Matt Cappotelli & John Hennigan will be working the SmackDown! brand house shows this weekend in Georgia. They'll be in tag matches against Sean O'Haire & former WCW worker Horsu.
Thanks to CT for this recap:
10/4/03 OVW revives Matt/Holly TE3 incident - Jim Cornette announced to the audience that footage from the infamous Bob Holly/Matt Cappotelli incident that created some discussion on the internet and elsewhere was just recapped for the Television audience and then went on to introduce "Hardcore" Holly to the ring. Jim Cornette that he was going to give Holly the opportunity to defend his actions regarding the incident since no one has heard his side of the story. Holly basically said that he saw some potential in Matt during the filming of Tough Enough 3 and decided to find out if he had what it takes, and see just how tough he is. Jim Cornette jumped to Matt's defense acknowledging that the match was merely a practice match and not an all out brawl. Cornette told Holly that it didn't take much to blatantly blind side someone. Holly told Cornette that he was trying to teach Matt a valuable lesson, that being that in this world you must be prepared for anything. Matt Cappotelli made his way to the ring after a few other said words and really wanted a physical altercation from the looks of things. OVW Amateurs Mack Johnson and Seth Skyfire had to restrain Matt who was obviously very upset. Matt stated that it is cowardly to blindside someone and wanted to fight him right then and there. Unfortunately, or perhaps thankfully for Matt, Holly stated that he would not fight him this week, but instead wait for next week, so Matt could think about the beating he was going to receive. Holly stated that what he will do to Matt wouldn’t be considered murder, but suicide on Matt's behalf for stepping into the ring with Holly. The cameras cut to a commercial break as Holly continued to taunt the restrained Tough Enough 3 winner as he made his way to the locker room.
Thanks to Rey for this info:
Nick Dinsmore & Rob Conway defeated Matt & John from Tough Enough 3 in a dark match this past Monday night (6/28/03). Everyone expected the TE winners to win, but Dinsmore and Conway put up a great match.
Thanks to Rey for this info:
Raw 7/14/03: In a dark match, John Hennigan and Matt Cappotelli defeated Horshu and Aaron Stevens when Cappotelli pinned Stevens. The Tough Enough 3 winners looked good and the crowd was really into them.
Thanks to Chrissy for the following info:
Matt wrestled Paul Enormous at KY Kingdom last Friday night. He did better but lost again. He was wearing the pants that he has on in Sara's pictures!! Much better than the purple ones! From what they tell me his song, although upbeat, is a love song. I am not sure I don't recognize it off the top of my head!
Thanks to Sara for these photos. You can find lots more in the Fan Pics.
Thanks to Chrissy for the following info:
Just letting you know that Matt wrestled Friday the 13th at Kentucky Kingdom. He lost but he was really entertaining. They introduced him as Matt Cappotelli, he didn't use Flava. He also wrestled in deep purple pants with some sort of white palm tree looking design down the front and back of the legs. And of course he had his hair pushed back with a bandana. Woo hoo did he look great!
Matt and John are currently wrestling in OVW.
Matt is featured in the newest Raw Magazine (with John Cena on the cover) as well as the rest of cast from TE3 in a look back at the TE3 finals in NY!
Matt items are now up for auction at Ebay!
Matt was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle again on March 1, 2003. Click HERE to read the article.
At the 2/15 house show in MI, Matt teamed up with Maven to defeat Sean Morely and Christopher Nowinski.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, had a huge article on the front page of their Sports section on Sunday regarding WWE TE3's Matt Cappotelli. Matt is a 1998 graduate of Caledonia-Mumford High School, which is just a bit southwest of Rochester; this is a case of "Local Boy Does Good", as Matt joins the ranks of Robert "Gorilla Monsoon" Marella and Joanie "Chyna" Laurer as Western New Yorkers who've made it big in the WWE.
Matt was the special in-studio guest on The Pain Clinic on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK in Rochester, NY and on www.feelthepain.net. Read the recap HERE.
The OVW website isn't updated yet with the results and he and John still do not have any information on the website yet.
Some information, unfortunately I didn't think to bring a camera because they don't give specifics on all of the "filler" matches on the websites just the ...and more. So I didn't get any pictures but they will be back again the weekend after next and I promised my nephew that we would go since the Team Angle is supposed to be there. If he wrestles then I will get some pictures and try to send you some.