Austin Matelson (March 10, 1985) is an American professional wrestler previously signed to NXT Wrestling under the ring name Judas Devlin. He currently wrestles for various independent promotions, including Lucha Underground, under the name Vibora.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2009-2012)

Matelson was trained by the Ballard Brothers Shane and Shannon and made his in-ring debut on October 25, 2009 in New Wave Pro Wrestling. On that date, Matelson wrestled at NWPW Halloween Party as Austin Morrison, defeating Gus Doe. He returned on December 6, 2009 at NWPW Disaster In December, winning a singles match against Cedric Johnson. During 2011, Matelson wrestled matches in the National Wrestling Alliance and its affiliate promotions including Championship Wrestling From Hollywood under the ring name "W", when he was part of the wrestling stable The Disorder with teammate "M".

World Wrestling Entertainment (2012-2013)

FCW / NXT (2012-2013)

During 2012, Matelson signed a developmental contract with WWE and began appearing on its training roster previously called Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) as Judas Devlin. He wrestled on August 1, 2012 teaming with Corey Graves in a match defeating Briley Pierce & CJ Parker. Later in 2012, the training brand was renamed WWE NXT, and Devlin continued making match appearances, mostly in House shows during the months of August through November 2012. He continued wrestling in NXT House shows from January until March 2013 until his release.

Lucha Underground (2016)

Matelson debuted on April 24 as Vibora during the "Evil Rising" episode of Lucha Underground, where he formed a team with Drago, Pindar in defeating The Rabbit Tribe (Mala Suerte, Paul London & Saltador) in a tag match. On May 7 during the "Sudden Death" episode of Lucha Underground, Vibora won his first title when he and teammates Drago and Pindar defeated Aero Star & Fenix in a Three On Two handicap match, to win the Lucha Underground Trios Championship. During "Macho Madness", held on that same date, Vibora wrestled in a Cueto Cup Tournament, where he was eliminated in the first round by Paul London. During the May 8 TV-Taping, Vibora defeated Paul London in a rematch. On the June 26 TV-Taping, Vibora and teammates Drago and Pindar lost the Tiros Championship to Dante Fox, Killshot & The Mack.

Return to the independent circuit (2016-present)

Millenium Pro Wrestling (2016-2017)

After three years away from the ring and three years since his release from the WWE, Matelson returned to independent promotions. He resumed his work with Millennium Pro Wrestling, after four years since his last appearance in MPW. He used the names Austin Draven and Just Judas during his matches in MPW. He made a successful returning debut on June 17, defeating Ryan J. Morals. Over the course of his MPW run, Matelson wrestled fellow WWE alumni including Damien Sandow and John Morrison. During the September 30, 2016 edition of MPW as Just Judas, he won his first title, defeating Danny Divine for the MPW Heavyweight Championship. On October 15 Judas teamed with fellow WWE alumni Brad Maddox and Bronson in a six-man tag team steel cage match won by Danny Divine, Hot Young Briley and Seth Skyfire. Matelson wrestled his last MPW on August 18, 2017, wrestling under the name Luchasaurus, defeating Héctor Canales.

Other promotions (2017-present)

Matelson made his Union Independent Pro Wrestling (UIPW) debut on January 15, 2017, wrestling as Judas el Luchasaurio in a three-way match involving Super Panda and won by Johnny Mundo. These three opponents later met two months later on March 18 in a rematch held at Baja Star's USA, that ended in a No Contest finish.

Matelson made his Venue Wrestling Entertainment (VWE) debut on June 2 at VWE VenueMania as Luchasaurus, in a match defeating Super Panda. On June 24, he made his WrestleCircus (WC) debut at WC Dive Hard With A Vengeance, where as Luchasaurus, he was defeated by John Morrison.

On July 4, Luchasaurus made his debut in Bar Wrestling at Bar Wrestling 2: Independents Day, teaming with Taya Valkyrie in a mixed tag match won by The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe & Laura James).

Luchasaurus debuted in Pro Wrestling Blitz (PWB) on August 12 at PWB Wrestlefest 8 where he teamed with Serpentico as team Chimera defended PWB Tag Team titles against Angelico & Jack Evans and the match-winner Garza Jr. & Laredo Kid.

On August 17, Luchasaurus returned to Bar Wrestling at Bar Wrestling 3: Bar Of Hardcore, where he was defeated by Trent. On September 7, Luchasaurus returned for Bar Wrestling 4: Autumn In LA where he teamed with Ethan Carter III, JTG and X-Pac to defeat Brian Cage, Eli Drake, Hot Young Briley & Joey Ryan.

Matelson debuted in Cleveland Knights Championship Wrestling (CKCW) on September 9 at CKCW The Kingdom as Vibora, teaming with JD Smooth in a tag match won by Team Storm (Jack Pollock & Jaxon Argos).

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Vibora
      • Snake Bite (Kneeling reverse piledriver)
    • As Judas Devlin
      • The Betrayal (Scoop lift spun out into an over the shoulder back-to-belly piledriver)
  • Nicknames
    • "The Post Modern Phenomenon"

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ranked #331 in PWI 500 singles wrestler of 2013

External links