Duke Droese

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:

  • September 19, 1994–RAW: Duke Droese defeated Jerry Lawler by countout (Duke was hit in the head by his own trash can).
  • January 2, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Mike Bell.
  • January 22, 1995–Royal Rumble: Duke Droese entered the rumble at number 4 and was eliminated by Shawn Michaels.
  • March 6, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Steven Dunn.
  • April 17, 1995–RAW: Jean Pierre Lafitte defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • October 23, 1995–RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese competed in a battle royal which was won by Owen Hart.
  • January 21, 1996–Royal Rumble: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by DQ 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.
  • February 18, 1996–In Your House 6: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • April 8, 1996–RAW: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • May 13, 1996–RAW: Vader defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • July 1, 1996–RAW: Mankind defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese by Submission.
  • 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..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..