Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Reality Star Matt Riviera Makes Strong Bid to Join New Trump Show; Still in Talks for New Projects

Reality Star Matt Riviera Makes Strong Bid to Join New Trump Show; Still in Talks for New Projects

(Tampa, FL) --- Matt Riviera, pro wrestler/Reality TV star and movie actor/producer, is closer to his next big project after a near-miss involving billionaire Donald Trump’s new Reality/dating show.

Riviera made it to the final 20 men considered for Trump’s new “The Ultimate Merger,” a dating show designed to find a bachelor for a female star, rumored to be Omarosa from Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Twelve men were ultimately chosen to be contestants.

But that’s OK, because Riviera’s experience vying for the “Merger” show, which included a trip to Las Vegas, has only helped his other pursuits.

“I’ve been in talks with Reality TV and Hollywood producers about new projects featuring me,” Riviera said recently upon returning from Las Vegas. “Making it as far as I did for the Trump show didn’t hurt those talks at all.”

Riviera added that the new projects are both Reality and non-Reality in nature.

Riviera appeared on VH1’s “Megan Wants a Millionaire” over the summer—another show featuring men vying for a woman’s heart.

Riviera has had a very busy and productive 2009 because of all his endeavors in the entertainment and pro wrestling industries. He did the VH1 show, has participated in several pro wrestling shows—including a very successful charity event—and starred in and co-produced a new movie.

“It’s an exciting time,” Riviera said. “Interest in me is high and I’m weighing all my options at this point.”

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At just 26-years-old, professional wrestler Matt Riviera has lived a lifetime in just a few short years.

Ironically, it wasn't until he exchanged wrestling holds with Megan Hauserman (VH1's "Rock of Love," CW's "Beauty and the Geek") that the world took notice of his unique ability.

With an estimated net value of more than $5.5 million, Matt was one of 17 cast members vying for the affection of Hauserman on the VH1 reality series "Megan Wants a Millionaire." It was during this series that Matt demonstrated his unique ability to play to his audience, inspiring and entertaining the VH1 crowd by playing to the very talents he has cultivated for more than five years in the ring.

Movie roles, including serving as a deputy in the horror film “Blood Forest“ (2009) soon followed.


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