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Mattias Clement (born January 19, 1988) is a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Tyler Breeze.

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. He later formed a comedy tag team (Breezango aka the Fashion Police) with Fandango, known for their backstage "Fashion Files" segments. After Fandango was shelved by an injury, Breeze disappeared from TV, until he returned to NXT in 2019 and picked up more or less where he left off.

He was released from WWE in June 2021, but returned to the company as a trainer after his guest appearance on the October 5, 2022 episode of The Bump.


  • Alpha Bastard: Oh. Dear. God. Good looking, rich, and will make sure everybody knows it.
  • Arch-Enemy: For a period, it was Hideo Itami.
  • Bash Brothers: With Fandango.
  • Break Them by Talking: Did this in brutal fashion to Marcus Louis before beating him in one move.
  • Camp Straight
  • Catchphrase: He likes to insult people by calling them, and especially The Usos '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 Versus Goliath: He actually has a great record against the bigger wrestlers in NXT, sometimes squashing them flat, it's only when a guy is 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.
  • Do Not Call Me "Matt": Inverted during a Fashion Files segment. Fandango called Tyler by his real name Matt, but Tyler didn't pretty much care about it.
  • 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.
    • Of "Dashing" Cody Rhodes - he's obssessed with his looks, being extremely protective of them while belittling opponents who don't fit his definition of beauty.
    • 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.
    • Heel–Face Turn: Because he had half the crowd chanting his name most of the time, it would later become the whole crowd chanting his name while Breezango fought The Ascension.
  • He's Back!: On the 12 December 2018 episode of NXT, Breeze made a sudden and unexpectednote  return to the promotion to be the "mystery challenger" who would take up North American Champion Ricochet's open challenge in the main event. Full Sail University greeted him like the prodigal son returned, and even though he didn't win, the ensuing match was a stunning reminder of how great Breeze had been during his NXT run.
    • He returned again, to a similarly explosive pop, on the 23 May 2019 episode to pick a fight with the new North American champion, The Velveteen Dream, which was put onto the card for the upcoming NXT TakeOver: XXV (while he'd actually been appearing at NXT live events again since the end of April). Breeze seems to be WWE's test case for whether they can get results from moving former NXT stars who've been called up to the main roster only to lose their momentum back down (or as some fans insist on putting it, "across") to NXT again to rebuild themselves, and judging from how well he's being received so far the experiment seems to be successful, potentially further legitimising NXT as a genuine "third brand" alternative to RAW and SmackDown (Breeze would later be followed by first Fandango then Finn Bálor, with the 3rd brand plan being actively advanced in the lead-up to Survivor Series).
  • Hidden Depths: Sort of. For such a prim, fastidious guy, he's not above getting into a fight.
  • 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. He even became the first wrestler to return to NXT from the main roster, first as a one-off in late 2018 before returning for good in 2019.
  • Master of Disguise: One of his character traits in his duet with Fandango is donning disguises that make him unrecognizable to anyone in kayfabe, but they're really silly.
  • 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 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 Versus 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.
  • 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; Ambanja, Madagascar. 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.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: His "Tenee Young" disguise really shows that with proper makeup Breeze can pass for a woman easily.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: He's a model turned wrestler.