Duke Droese

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Title History

  • Florida Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title defeating The Warlock (04/22/00);

Career History

In the Beginning:

  • Mike Droese, the Wrestling Garbageman, broke into the business in Florida while attending The University of Miami..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • May 21, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • May 23, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • June 2-3, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Bastion Booger.
  • June 11, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Reno Riggins.
  • June 19, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Joey Maggs.
  • July 4, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 7-9, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Rick Martel.
  • July 9, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Jim Messenger.
  • July 17, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • July 25, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Duane Gill.
  • July 31, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Austin Steele.
  • August 15, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Nick Barbari.
  • August 18-21, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Steven Dunn.
  • August 27, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Jeff Jarrett by count-out.
  • September 1, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Pierre.
  • September 19, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Jerry Lawler by count-out (Duke was hit in the head by his own trash can).
  • October 8, 1994–Superstars: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Duke Droese.
  • October 16, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Nick Barberi.
  • November 5, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Barry Hardy.
  • November 25, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Mo.
  • December 3, 1994–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated The Black Phantom.
  • December 27, 30, 1994–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Kwang.
  • January 2, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • January 6-7, 1995–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Mantaur.
  • January 11-12, 15-16, 1995–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Timothy Well.
  • January 14, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • January 22, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 22, 1995–Royal Rumble: Duke Droese entered the rumble at number 4 and was eliminated by Shawn Michaels.
  • February 4, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • February 5, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • February 18, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated The Brooklyn Brawler in a dark match.
  • February 25, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese was in a battle royal won by The British Bulldog.
  • February 26, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Reno Riggins.
  • March 6, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Steven Dunn.
  • April 3, 1995–RAW: Jean-Pierre LaFitte defeated Duke Droese.
  • April 16, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Mike Khoury.
  • April 17, 1995–RAW: Jean Pierre Lafitte defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • April 22, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Roy Raymond.
  • May 7, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated The Black Phantom.
  • May 27, 1995–Superstars: Kama defeated Duke Droese to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament.
  • May 28, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Bob Cook.
  • July 2, 1995–Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • July 15, 1995–Superstars: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Duke Droese.
  • August 11-13, 1995–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • October 23, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese competed in a battle royal which was won by Owen Hart.
  • October 28, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Roy Raymond.
  • December 2, 1995–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Reginald Walker.
  • December 17, 1995–In Your House 5: Goldust defeated Duke Droese in a dark match.
  • January 12, 14, 1996–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • January 13, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated The Spider #1.
  • January 21, 1996–Royal Rumble: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by disqualification to earn the #30 spot..
  • ~~~Duke Droese was given the #30 spot in the Royal Rumble, while Hunter Hearst Helmsley was given the dreaded #1 spot..
  • ~~~~~~~Duke “The Dumpster” Droese entered the royal rumble at number 30 and was eliminated by Diesel & Kama.
  • January 27, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Steve Rizzono.
  • February 18, 1996–In Your House 6: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • February 19, 1996–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a dark steel cage match.
  • February 24, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Scott D’Amore.
  • March 16, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Bill Irwin.
  • April 8, 1996–RAW: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • April 6, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Raven Clark.
  • May 4, 1996–Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Duke Droese.
  • May 11, 1996–Superstars: Owen Hart & The British Bulldog defeated Bob Holly & Duke Droese.
  • May 13, 1996–RAW: Vader defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • June 13-16, 1996–House Show: Steve Austin defeated Duke Droese.
  • June 29, 1996–Superstars: Duke Droese defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • July 1, 1996–RAW: Mankind defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese by Submission.
  • July 5-7, 1996–House Show: Duke Droese defeated Leif Cassidy.
  • July 13, 1996–Superstars: TL Hooper defeated Duke Droese.
  • Duke Droese does impressions of fellow wrestlers, and his best impression is of none other than Vince McMahon!
  • Summer 1996: Duke Droese was later released from the WWF and he retreated to Florida Championship Wrestling..
  • December 30, 1999–FOW: Duke Droese & Rusty Brooks defeated Mean Mike & Sean Allen.
  • March 26, 2000–FOW: Duke Droese defeated Big Daddy Mac.
  • April 22, 2000–FOW: Alex G defeated Duke Droese. Duke Droese defeated Anthony Adonis. Duke Droese defeated Warlock.
  • April 29, 2000–FOW: Duke Droese defeated Alex G to retain the heavyweight title.
  • June 10, 2000–FOW: Typhoon defeated Duke Droese. Duke Droese defeated Johnny Craze, Les Adams, Lew Spectre and UNIT in a 5,000$ gauntlet match.
  • July 8, 2000–FOW: Duke Droese defeated Bobby Brooks to retain the heavyweight title.
  • August 25, 2000–FOW: Duke Droese defeated Scoot Andrews to retain the heavyweight title.
  • October 21, 2000–FOW: Duke Droese defeated Gary Steele.
  • April 1, 2001–WrestleMania: Duke Droese was in a the gimmick battle royal won by The Iron Sheik.
  • Indy Wrestling & Retirement:
  • Mike Droese has since left the wrestling business and moved out of Florida..
  • Mike Droese now works as a strength and conditioning coach for Warren County High School..