Looking Back on Former ECW Champion, Mikey Whipwreck

Mikey Whipwreck

Mikey got with Sharon, Sharon got Cherise
As she was sharin’ Sharon’s outlook on the topic of disease
Mikey had a facial scar and Bobby was a racist
They were all in love with dying, they were doing it in Texas

If you a fan of ECW in the mid-late 90′s you’ll remember that Butthole Surfers tune blaring as the ultimate underdog, former ring crew member and one-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion, at just 5’7″ and 187lbs. Mikey Whipwreck would make his way to the ring.

Whipwreck began his career in ECW in 1993 as a member of the ring crew. As the story goes, Whipwreck (along with “Giant” Paul Lauria) was noticed by ECW booker, Paul Heyman as he practiced a variety of aerial maneuvers prior to a live event. Many of his matches would see Whipwreck take a great deal of punishment, getting little to no offense in.

Whipwreck would get his first taste of championship gold n May 15th, 1994 when he defeated Pitbull #1 Gary Wolf for the ECW Television Title. His second would come when he was asked to replace Terry Funk and team with Cactus Jack on August 27, 1994 to defeat the Public Enemy for the ECW Tag Team Championship.

The biggest win of Whipwreck career would come on October 28, 1995 (15 years ago today, as I write this) when he defeated The Sandman in a ladder match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. During his reign as World Heavyweight Champion, Whipwreck defeated future WWF Champion and Hall of Famer, Steve Austin. In December of 1995 Whipwreck and Cactus Jack would team again become World Tag Team Champions.

Whipwreck left ECW in 1998 briefly competing in World Championship Wrestling. Leaving WCW he would return to ECW in 1999 with a new pyromaniac gimmick and bright red hair, aligning himself with The Sinister Minister and Yoshihiro Tajiri. Teaming with Tajiri, Mikey would go on to become a three-time ECW World Tag Team Champion.

In early 2001, soon after ECW went out of business, Whipwreck announced his intention to retire in May of 2002.

Mikey Whipwreck will forever be remembered as ECW’s ultimate underdog, accomplishing far beyond what anyone would have thought. However, Mikey will also be remembered for training some of today’s up and comers in the professional wrestling business such as current TNA stars Jay Lethal and Amazing Red, WWE’s Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, former WWE Diva, Dawn Marie, and other stars such as Joel and Jose Maximo, Chris Devine, Quiet Storm, Trinity, and many others.

Today Mikey works as both a trainer and competitor for the New York Wrestling Connection.

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One Response to “Looking Back on Former ECW Champion, Mikey Whipwreck”

  1. Hardcore Icon says:

    Mikey was awesome! Great story.

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