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Colt Cabana (real name '''Scott Colton''') is a professional wrestler and comedian who is perhaps best known for his time in Wrestling/RingOfHonor. He has also had noteworthy runs in IWA Mid-South and Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and he even had a brief run in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as Scotty Goldman after years in their then-developmental company, Ohio Valley Wrestling (with a few televised matches even before). He was also a part of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX'' as the masked Matt Classic, supposedly a wrestler from the 1950s who used old-school moves such as the airplane spin. In addition to all of this, he frequently wrestles all over the world.

Outside wrestling, Colt has taken up stand-up and improvisational comedy. Every Monday he and comedian Marty [=DeRosa=] star in a show called ''Creative Has Nothing for You'', about a wrestler who has difficulties dealing with the writer of a wrestling promotion. Every Thursday he releases a podcast called ''The Art of Wrestling'', in which he interviews anyone he knows within the industry from independent wrestlers or active Wrestling/{{TNA}}/WWE superstars. He and Marty [=DeRosa=] also do [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]-style commentary on Highspots' $5 Wrestling series.
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!!'''Tropes associated with Colt Cabana include:'''
* {{Acrofatic}}: Colt is not fat, but he is often described and is self-described "barrel-chested" and one of the bigger non-giant wrestlers in the indy's where most wrestlers are less than two hundred pounds, doesn't stop Colt from using an Asai Moonsault as a fairly regular move. On the other hand, a blinded Delirious was eventually able to tell Cabana and Todd Sinclair apart by the later being much fatter.
* AllJewsAreCheapskates: Is able to live comfortably in his dream job of professional wrestling, partially, by his own admission, by being incredibly thrifty.
* AlliterativeName: His usual one anyway, not so much the rest.
* AssKicksYou: One of his moves is the "Flying Asshole".
** {{Bowdlerize}}: When he wrestles for Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, it's called the "Flying Apple".
* ArchEnemy: Adam Pearce, with whom he had a bitter rivalry over the Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA World Heavyweight Title and instigated a Best of Seven series, aptly known as "Seven Levels of Hate".
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Big guy to Punk's little guy. While Punk isn't what someone would call "little," he is considerably less bulky than Cabana.
* BreakupBreakout: The (relative) Jannetty in the Second City Saints, his partner being Wrestling/CMPunk, who is world famous and a five-time world champion in the WWE. Compare that to Cabana, who got released from WWE after a brief run as a jobber and is a two-time world champion in the NWA (a belt which Punk claims, is nothing to compared to the Ring Of Honor World Title belt, something else Punk won that Cabana did not). Though he hit superstardom compared to what happened to the third member of the group, Ace Steel, who never got out of developmental and doesn't have a world title to his name at all.
* CavalryBetrayal: At ''ROH So Cal Showdown'', Cabana ran out to stop Scotty 2 Hotty from giving [[FinishingMove the worm]] to referee Johny Fairplay, only to give Fairplay the worm himself and follow it up with [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} a stink face.]]
* CardiovascularLove: Parodied. He has a T-shirt that has a Jewish Star in between the words "I" and "Colt." CM Punk has even been photographed wearing it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: On the ''Art of Wrestling'' podcast, he starts each episode with the same paragraph, but the two most beloved lines are "Live from the studio... apartment!" and "It's a professional wrestling podcast, a '''life''' podcast!"
* CelebrityEndorsement: Gave/gives out free trials of Hulu Plus
* CombatCommentator: For ''Family Wrestling Entertainment''
* CombinationAttack
** A double hamstring stretch with an unwilling WWL referee who though Colt Cabana was going to stomp on Steve Corino's nuts and tried to stop him. In his defense, Cabana had resorted to similar tactics in the promotion before.
** One of Big In USA's is to trip each other while they're running so they will fall on top of the opposition.
* ComedicSpanking: To the referee during his match against El Hijo del Fishman while wrestling in Mexico for the WWL.
* CouchGag: In the opening paragraph for the ''Art of Wrestling'' when introducing himself he says different things ("I'm a Chicago native!" "I'm a tax payer!""I'm a small business owner!") before saying "but more importantly, I'm a professional wrestler!" He'll often use the same descriptions multiple times but never the same way.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: While he lost the International Wrestling Cartel's Super Indy Title belt to Wrestling/AJStyles, Cabana did successfully defend it against Styles several times before it happened, AJ Styles being considered the second most difficult man in IWC to defeat after Abyss.
* DirtyCop: As Officer Colt Cabana in JCW.
* DirtyCoward
** When Lucy was injured by a mystery assailant, Cabana and Ace Steel were initially too afraid to return to Ring Of Honor.
** He hid under the table from the Carnage Crew at ''ROH Generation Next''
* EnemyMine: Was willing to work alongside the World Champion he was gunning for, Jay Lethal, against Adam Cole after Cole joined with Wrestling/BulletClub in exchange for making sure Cabana did not become champion.
* EvilVersusEvil: He held nothing back when The Second City Saints were against The Prophecy, promising Punk he'd do anything to win.
* FinishingMove: Double Underhook Canadian Backbreaker he calls Colt 45 and an Inverted Boston Crab he calls Chicago Crab. Matt Classic liked the Wrestling/{{Von Erich| Family}} Claw
* FlawExploitation: He ended his self imposed five year exile from Ring Of Honor because he was tired of being seen as CM Punk's friend and wanted the World Title Punk had had. When Wrestling/JayLethal said there were no challengers left in ROH to face him, however, Cabana neglected to get the match he got by insulting Lethal's {{pride}} turned into a title match in order to show the rest of the roster how to beat the world champion. Kevin Kelly and Mr Wrestling III noted Truth Martini would not have allowed any match to take place [[SpannerInTheWorks had he not been hospitalized by Donovan Dijak]] just before Cabana's return, though.
* GorgeousGeorge: Not his gimmick, but he used many techniques associated when wrestling Steve Corina in the World Wrestling League.
* GroinAttack
** Accidentally low blowed Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness at ''ROH Nowhere To Run''. When he realized what he did, he gave [=McGuiness=] some time to recover but Nigel didn't appreciate it and purposefully gave Colt a low blow after the ref was knocked over.
** Colt was beaten down for much of the battle royal to determine the first World Wrestling League's first Heavyweight Champion by the seven foot Dementus until he kicked Dementus below the belt.
* GutturalGrowler: Matt Classic tried his best anyway.
* HeelRealization: He got booed at ''ROH Fifth Year Festival Finale'' when he tried to remove [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious's]] mask, which made him stop and apologize to the fans.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wrestling/CMPunk. The two met at wrestling school and wrestled throughout the indies together. Notably, Punk wrestled his last match in ROH against Cabana -- echoing retirement matches where a close friend of the performer would wrestle their last match with them, like Wrestling/TrishStratus and Wrestling/{{Lita}} did at ''Unforgiven 2006''.
* HowDidThatGetInThere He was wrestling in Ring Of Honor both as Matt Classic and as Colt Cabana and someone found the Classic mask in his bag.
* HumanPopsicle: Matt Classic's gimmick is that he was recently revived from the 50s who uses hilariously outdated wrestling maneuvers and survives on a diet of "raw eggs, mayonnaise sandwiches and cigarettes".
* HypocriticalHumor: When Wrestling/{{Konnan}} and former WWE writer Court Bauer invited Colt on their own podcast, Colt kept calling Konnan "Conan" throughout the show before jokingly calling out Konnan for always calling Court Bauer "Kurt".
* IAmSong: ''Boom Boom'' is more a ''he is'' song but otherwise fits.
* IHaveManyNames: Mostly wrestles as Colt Cabana and Matt Classic, but has also wrestled on WWE Heat and Velocity as Chris Guy (real name of trainer Ace Steel, who worked as Scott Colton on Raw), Scotty Goldman (on Smackdown) and as Officer Colt Cabana (for [[Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling the Insane Clown Posse's JCW promotion]].)
* InformedJudaism: Colt is Jewish, but in all his interviews he's made himself out to be either non-practicing or extremely reformed about it.
* JerkJock: One whom "The Lovely" Lacey was smitten with, which he used to rub in the face of Wrestling/JimmyJacobs. Later Cabana would admit he was only using Lacey for sex and told Jacobs to abandon her because she clearly did not care about his much more genuine feelings. And that was the nicest thing Cabana did in this angle, which says something about the [=ROHbots=], who cheered Cabana on the whole way.
* JobberEntrance: If you saw him on WWE television, his entrance would not be the reason you remembered. Well, he did have a televised entrance with music when he went out to face [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick The Brian Kendrick]] but it wasn't a common thing.
* MaskedLuchador: Matt Classic didn't wrestle a style immediately identifiable as technico or rudo, but his mask was of the style worn by countless luchadors.
* NameOfPower: Baby swing? Billy Goat's curse!
* OddCouple: CM Punk hated everyone in ROH, it even seemed like he might hate Cabana at times, or at least Colt's eternally cheerful party nature.
* OneSteveLimit: Even if WWE didn't have its habit of renaming people so it could trademark them (it did let CM Punk stay CM Punk, though it also only kept Punk because of Wrestling/PaulHeyman) they probably would not have been able to reconcile him with Wrestling/{{Carlito|Colon}}'s Cabana.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Lucy]] and Tracy Brooks in The Second City Saints, Wrestling/DaizeeHaze outside of it.
* PowerStable
** Besides the Second City Saints, he was in CM Punk's New Dawn with Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Azriel and David Prazak in Full Impact Pro
** (as Matt Classic): The Throwbacks with Dasher Hatfield, Mark Angelosetti and Sugar Dunkerton
* PowerTrio:Old School Express with Jock Samson and Marion Fontaine
* RedOniBlueOni: RealLife example, The Blue Oni to Wrestling/CMPunk's Red Oni. Colt is typically more open to meeting fans in random places than Punk, though if you either catch him at a bad time or if you piss him off, he can be just as much of a JerkAss as Punk is, or [[UpToEleven worse]].
* RingOldies: Parodied with Matt Classic.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Infamously lead an exodus out of the Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA with Adam Pearce in one of the few cases that did not have anything to do with someone finding national success.
* ShoutOut: As mentioned above, he and his trainer Ace Steel wrestled on WWE television using each other's real names.
* SignatureMove:
** Besides the flying asshole, a twisting superplex (or Tornado Plex), Bearhug into Cradle DDT (Cabanarama) and an air raid crash onto his knee.
** Matt Classic's were the airplane spin, abdominal stretch airplane spin, drop suplex and heart punch
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: On ''Art of Wrestling'' "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment For Colt Cabana, I'm Colt Cabana!]] Thanksssssssssss!"
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Wise Guy to Punk's Straight Man, as indicated in Punk's farewell match in ROH.
* SoLastSeason: He's tried to win matches with an alligator clutch. It almost never works, not even when he introduced a ''jumping'' variation.
* TagTeam:
** The Gold Bond Mafia, w/CM Punk and Wrestling/ChrisHero. He and Chris Hero are known as "Big In U.S.A." while teaming in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH.
** Team SHAG with Darren Burridge
* TeachHimAnger: He tried to get [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] to get angry with Wrestling/KevinSteen and Steve Corino
* TheCavalry: For Wrestling/SamoaJoe in northern Championship wrestling when Wrestling/KevinSteen interrupted a match between Joe and Franky The Mobster and the two teamed up on him.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Covered his crotch with his hands after realizing El Hijo del Fishman had him in position for [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} Shattered Dreams.]]
* TournamentArc
** He won the tournament to become The International Wrestling Cartel's new World Heavyweight Champion after CM Punk had to drop the belt. He's also won their second Super Indy Tournament, beating Matt Stryker in the finals.
** He won New Horizon Pro Wrestling's Global Conflict 2010 World Shield, beating Wrestling/BallsMahoney in the finals
* ThreeMonthRule: He was perfectly willing to team up with Homicide against Brent Albright and Adam Pearce in ROH, despite the latter two merely being assholes while Homicide tried to kill Colt Cabana multiple times in ROH prior.
* WartsAndAll: Adam Pearce was a hero of his before Colt Cabana became a pro wrestler and as a wrestler, Cabana continued to admire Pearce's skill and work ethic. He had come to learn that Adam Pearce was also a real asshole though.
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Early in their pro wrestling careers, around 2001, he and CM Punk did a lap dance for a raffle winner.
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