Matt Sinister (Matthew Obbema), who is a commentator for EWF and was a long time wrestler in the Southern California area, is in the hospital after attempting to take his own life on Friday, June 10, 2016.
On Friday morning his wife found him unconscious on the living room floor after attempting to commit suicide by taking a large amount of pills. She immediately called an ambulance and the paramedics were able to stabilize him, but he remained in a coma until yesterday and was on a ventilator. He is currently awake and the ventilator has been removed.
Matt Sinister started his wresting career in 1994, with his first match taking place at the now famous Ice House in Fullerton, teaming with Stephan DeLeon against American Wild Child and Kimera. In 1995 he left for Calgary, Canada to continue his training at the Hart Dungeon under Bruce and Ross Hart. After returning to Southern California he wrestled all over the area, most notably for EWF and Revolution Pro, where he was the long time Rev Pro Mexican Lucha Libre Heavyweight champion. Upon retirement from being an active wrestler, he has been a long time commentator for EWF.
Over the last few years Matt Sinister has had numerous injuries stemming from his time as a wrestler, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression.
Matt Sinister’s family has setup a Go Fund Me page to help with bills while Matt attempts to get help. They have incurred a large number of bills and were behind on their rent. They have already been served with a pay or quit notice to vacate by the 15th.
If you wish to donate to their Go Fund Me you may do so here.