Wrestling / Tyler Breeze

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Look, everyone! It's Tyler!

Mattias Clement is a Canadian professional wrestler, best known by the ring name Tyler Breeze. He is currently employed to WWE.

Clement was trained by the revered Canadian superstar Lance Storm and first made a name for himself in the Canadian ECCW promotion. He joined WWE in 2010 and was given the ring name Mike Dalton. As Dalton, Clement won the FCW championship from Leo Kruger, but unfortunately dropped it back to him a month later. When FCW became WWE NXT, Dalton's momentum cooled, as the fans typically aren't receptive to homegrown wrestlers without gimmicks. Thus, Mike Dalton became Tyler Breeze, a vain male model. After Kevin Owens left NXT to go to the main roster, longtime midcarder Breeze became the top male heel on NXT before transitioning to the main roster himself a few months later, aligning himself with Summer Rae and engaging in a feud with Dolph Ziggler.

"#MMMGORGEOUSTROPES":

  • Alpha Bastard: Oh. Dear. God. Good looking, rich, and will make sure everybody knows it.
  • Arch-Enemy: For a period, it was Hideo Itami.
  • Break Them by Talking: Did this in brutal fashion to Marcus Louis before beating him in one move.
  • Camp Straight
  • Catch Phrase: He likes to insult people by calling them 'Uggos'.
  • Character Development: Went from being a Sissy Villain who was reluctant to let his face and hair get messed up to a legitimate contender for the NXT title who had no problem getting hit in the face, but continued to focus on his looks to throw his opponents off their games.
  • David vs. Goliath: He actually has a great record against the bigger wrestlers in NXT, sometimes squashing them flat, it's only when a guy similar in build that he has problems.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Sings" the lyrics to "#Mmmgorgeous", which basically amounts to Tyler talking about how really really really ridiculously good looking he is.
  • Even Narcissistic Heels Love Their Mamas: He flipped when Adrian Neville made a Your Mom joke.
  • Expy:
    • Of Zoolander - he practically emulates Zoolander's signature "Blue Steel" look as he walks to the ring.
    • Of post-Rockers Shawn Michaels - he's athletic, he's arrogant, his Finishing Move is a kick to the head, and he sings his own theme music, which is entirely about how good-looking he is.
    • Of Dolph Ziggler during his earlier heel runs, as a vain, self-absorbed blond (who is himself an expy of post-Rockers Shawn Michaels). Ziggler (who, fittingly enough, was Breeze's first feud) even lampshades it at one point during the feud.
    • He's also an expy of Rick "the Model" Martel with the whole male model who wrestles in poofy ring gear gimmick
  • The Fighting Narcissist
  • Finishing Move: A spinning heel kick called the Beauty Shot. Once he made it to the main roster, he added a double underhook facebuster he calls the Unprettier. Yeah - that one.
  • Gorgeous George: Actually cites the man himself as a primary inspiration for the gimmick.
  • Groin Attack: Accidentally low-blowed Sami Zayn during their match at Takeover, when he raised his hands to protect his face and in the process hit Zayn (who was trying to kick him) in the balls.
  • Heel: Breeze has been one for the entire duration of the gimmick to date. Sometimes it was hard to tell, as for all his heelish actions he still had half the crowd chanting his name most of the time.
  • Hidden Depths: Sort of. For such a prim, fastidious guy, he's not above getting into a fight.
    • Despite his It's All About Me attitude, he does care for his tag team partner Fandango.
  • Incoming Ham: He makes it a point in his entrance to turn around dramatically just as the music really gets going.
    • His original theme built up for 10 seconds, before the spotlights fell on Tyler as the main tune kicked in.
    • "#Mmmgorgeous" starts with a crowd of paparazzi calling for Tyler to look in their direction.
  • It's All About Me: He pretty much had a fit when he found out that the song '#selfie' by the Chainsmokers didn't have a single selfie of him in it. After starting a campaign, the Chainsmokers put one of his selfies in an updated version of the video.
  • Long Runner: Nobody has been in NXT longer than Tyler Breeze. He was there when NXT wasn't NXT but instead FCW, and by the time he got called up to the main roster, he was the longest tenured performer in the Performance Center that wasn't a coach or an indie star.
  • Not in the Face!: Obviously his weak spot; he'd also prefer it if his hair didn't get messed up. CJ Parker made a point of targeting his face because of this, and as a a result he got better about it.
  • Pet the Dog: The only heel to congratulate Sami Zayn on finally winning the NXT title.
  • Pretty Boy
  • Pretty in Mink: It's become something of a Running Gag that all of his clothes are made out of the fur of extremely exotic animals.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a very nasty one to Marcus Louis that had a very big hand in Louis' mental breakdown.
  • Red Baron: The King of Cuteville, the Sire of Selfies and Prince Pretty.
  • Shaking Her Hair Loose: Generally starts matches with his hair in a neat bun. Once the pace of the match picks up, he stops caring about his hair, and it usually ends up in a frazzled mess.
  • Sissy Villain: Perhaps because of this and the general silliness of the gimmick, even though he's a heel, he still gets cheers.
    • As his feud with CJ Parker escalated, he started to become afraid of the guy, with stunts like running out of the ring at the bell.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: His feud with CJ Parker with Parker as the slob, himself as the snob.
  • Sore Loser: For all he pretended to not care about Hideo Itami beating him in the first round of the #1 Contenders' Tournament, he later attacked Itami in an interview, furiously berating him for winning only to lose to Finn Balor.
    • Eliminated Samoa Joe from a battle royal to become #1 Contender for the NXT Championship, because Joe eliminated him. Joe got revenge by choking him out with the Coquina Clutch in what would be his last match on NXT.
  • Unexpected Character: Spent seemingly forever in developmental (five years, to be exact) only to get yanked up to the main roster during the fall (not a traditional call-up season) completely without warning or preamble and immediately begin feuding with Dolph Ziggler. A few weeks later, he was actually in a tournament for the vacated world championship, for his debut match no less. Unfortunately, his first opponent was Dean Ambrose, so he didn't last extremely long. note .
  • Undisclosed Funds: One must only assume he'd be decently wealthy as a model... but clearly he's either got side ventures or came from old money on top of his modeling career. Apparently he's got a vacation house in each of the following places (and this is not a comprehensive list): Milan, Italy; Campo Grande, Brazil; Santorini, Greece; Boca Raton, Florida; Helsinki, Finland; Cairo, Egypt; Patagonia, Chile. His billing location still changes every two to three months, too - which is very quick for him to be selling and buying these homes in sequential order. So chances are he's just obscenely rich.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: He loves to take selfies of himself, something teenage girls are known for. He's also obsessed with his appearance so therefore we must hate him.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: He's a model turned wrestler.
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