41 Facts About Mike Rotunda


Lawrence Michael Rotunda was born on March 30,1958 and is an American retired professional wrestler.

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Mike Rotunda is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the 1980s and 1990s under the ring names Mike Rotunda, Mike Rotundo, Michael Wallstreet, Irwin R Schyster, and V K Wallstreet.

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Mike Rotunda was born on March 30,1958, in St Petersburg, Florida.

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Mike Rotunda attended Newark Valley High School in Newark Valley, New York.

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Mike Rotunda transferred to Owego Free Academy where he lettered in football and wrestling.

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Mike Rotunda participated in amateur wrestling, becoming a sectional champion in the 215 lb class in 1976, and placing 4th at the New York State Championships.

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Mike Rotunda competed in football and amateur wrestling, becoming Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion in 1981, in the heavyweight division and becoming a letterwinner in 1977,1978,1979 and 1981.

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Mike Rotunda debuted in 1981, wrestling for promotions including Lutte Internationale, Jim Crockett Promotions and Championship Wrestling from Florida.

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Mike Rotunda continued to wrestle in singles matches until he left the WWF himself, in early 1986.

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Mike Rotunda briefly returned to the WWF in the fall of 1986 to team with "Golden Boy" Dan Spivey as a new version of "The US Express", but they were more or less used as a jobber team against up and coming teams such as Demolition in house shows.

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Mike Rotunda stayed around for a few more months with little success.

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Mike Rotunda left the WWF in early 1987 and returned to Florida, where he won the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in March.

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Later in the year, Mike Rotunda joined the National Wrestling Alliance affiliate Jim Crockett Promotions, where he lingered at mid-card level as a face before turning heel and joining Kevin Sullivan's Varsity Club, a group of wrestlers with amateur wrestling credentials.

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Mike Rotunda began bickering with fellow Varsity Club member Rick Steiner, a graduate of the University of Michigan, over which of the two had a superior alma mater.

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Mike Rotunda won the NWA World Television Championship from Nikita Koloff in January 1988, and subsequently gave his Florida Heavyweight title to Steiner.

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Mike Rotunda then began a feud with Jimmy Garvin, because Sullivan wanted Garvin's wife Precious.

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Mike Rotunda returned in 1990 as a face, using the shipowner gimmick Captain Mike Rotunda.

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Mike Rotunda formed a "crew" and feuded with Kevin Sullivan's new stable, "Sullivan's Slaughterhouse".

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In mid-1990, Mike Rotunda turned heel again and became Michael Wallstreet, with Alexandra York as his manager.

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The partnership ended when Mike Rotunda left the NWA for a new role in the WWF, in early 1991.

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Mike Rotunda made his pay-per-view debut at SummerSlam 1991, defeating Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.

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Mike Rotunda then had a short-lived feud with Big Bossman in the fall of 1991.

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Mike Rotunda used the name for nearly a year while wrestling in a lower midcard position.

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Mike Rotunda's highest profile match in this period was a loss to Jeff Jarrett at nWo Souled Out in January 1997.

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Mike Rotunda returned to WCW at Starrcade 1999, reforming the Varsity Club with Rick Steiner and Kevin Sullivan to team with Jim Duggan against The Revolution.

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Mike Rotunda's team lost when they abandoned Duggan during the match.

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Mike Rotunda returned to Japan and made some appearances for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico.

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Mike Rotunda jumped to New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the summer of 1997, where he joined nWo Japan.

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Mike Rotunda toured full-time with New Japan, and was used in the midcard.

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Mike Rotunda reunited the Varsity Club, this time with "Dr Death" Steve Williams.

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In late 2001, Mike Rotunda returned to Team 2000 as part of the All Japan branch and returned to New Japan for one match, on October 28, teaming with Chono to defeat Tencozy.

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Mike Rotunda finished the year teaming with Williams in the 2001 World's Strongest Tag Determination League, which they finished in 5th place with 6 points.

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Mike Rotunda entered the 2002 Champion Carnival, finishing in 5th place with 3 points.

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Mike Rotunda left All Japan in early 2003, after wrestling on the New Year's Shining Series Tour.

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Mike Rotunda retired from professional wrestling on a regular basis in 2003, but still had sporadic matches and makes sporadic appearances.

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Mike Rotunda started to run a security company with his wife in 2004.

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Mike Rotunda played a prominent role in the conspiracy of the exclusively online storyline of the series, drawing Kelly Kelly into his schemes in opposition to his arch enemy "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.

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Mike Rotunda appeared on an episode of Monday Night Raw as a lumberjack in the "'80s Legend Lumberjack Match", in which Christian defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.

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Mike Rotunda continued work as a WWE road agent and was occasionally seen on TV in 2008.

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Mike Rotunda was furloughed, along with many other WWE employees, on April 15,2020 and was officially released on September 10,2020.

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Mike Rotunda is married to Stephanie Mike Rotunda, the daughter of wrestler Blackjack Mulligan, and sister of wrestlers Barry and Kendall Windham.

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