Johnny Grunge

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Title History

 

  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Tazmaniac & Kevin Sullivan (March 6, 1994);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Mikey Whipwreck & Cactus Jack (November 5, 1994);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Beniot/Malenko and Steiner/Taz in a 3-WAY (April 8, 1995);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Stevie Richards & Raven (October 7, 1995);
  • CWA (New England) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating ???????? (July ??, 1996);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Harlem Heat (September 23, 1996);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Rick Fuller & Knuckles Nelson (June 17, 1999);
  • NWA U.S. Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Tommy Rich (sub for Buddy Landell) & Doug Gilbert (October 30, 1999);
  • SOW (Superstars of Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Legion of Doom (July 29, 2000);
  • SOW (Superstars of Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Legion of Doom (August 3, 2000);
  • TCW (Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Jorge Estrada & Ray Lloyd (July 7, 2001);
  • MECW (Main Event Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating ??????? (July 14, 2001);
  • NWCW (New Wave Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Rocco Rock defeating Sinn & Jason Cain (November 4, 2001);
  • IWF Tag Team titles w/Joey Grunge defeating Ronnie Vegas & Viscera (August ??, 2003);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • 1993: Public Enemy debuted in the UWF, Ted Petty (as Rocco Rock) and Mike Durham (as Johnny Grunge)..

 

Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • 1994: Public Enemy moved on to Eastern Championship Wrestling (Later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling)..
  • Public Enemy were soon matched up with main eventers like Raven, Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman..
  • Public Enemy and the rest of the ECW Roster revolutionized American Wrestling with their “extreme” style..
  • In the land of Extreme, Public Enemy were once told to “tone down” their act, by promoter Paul Heyman..World Championship Wrestling:
  • 1996: Public Enemy decided to try their luck in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling..
  • January 15, 1996: Public Enemy made their debut defeating The American Males (Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs)..
  • Public Enemy broght their “tables gimmick” to WCW (which would later by ripped off by The Dudley Boyz in WWF)..
  • September 22, 1996: Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW Tag Team titles!
  • October 1, 1996: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Public Enemy to recapture the WCW Tag Team titles..Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • Public Enemy Returned to ECW for about a month, before jumping to the World Wrestling Federation..World Wrestling Federation:
  • 1997: Public Enemy debuted with the World Wrestling Federation surrounded by a lot of controversy..
  • The WWF roster did not accept PE since it was understood that they were jumping from a sinking ship (WCW)..World Championship Wrestling:
  • July 18, 1999 – Bash at the Beach: Public Enemy returned to WCW for the infamous Junkyard Invitational Battle Royal..Independent Wrestling:
  • August 2003: Johnny Grunge often teamed with his fictional brother “Joey Grunge” as the NEW Public Enemy..
  • ~~~The NEW Public Enemy (Johnny & Joey Grunge) defeated Viscera & Ronnie Vegas to win the IWF Tag Team titles..
  • June 19, 2004 – 3PW: Rockin’ Rebel vs Johnny Grunge ended in a NO CONTEST..Extreme Reunion:
  • June 10, 2005 – Hardcore Homecoming: Johnny Grunge, Gary Wolf & Tammy Sytch paid tribute to wrestlers who died..
  • ~~~RIP: Louie Spicolli, Road Warrior Hawk, Rocco Rock, Big Dick Dudley, Pitbull #2, Eddie Gilbert and Chris Candido..
  • ~~~Danny Doring & Roadkill came out next and got into a brawl with Johnny Grunge & Gary Wolf in the ring..
  • ~~~Tammy Sytch ran backstage and brought out 911, who chokeslammed Danny Doring and Roadkill to hell!
  • ~~~Roadkill was then placed on a table and Johnny Grunge delivered a top rope splash through the table!!!
  • August 6, 2005–UCW-Zero/AWA: Johnny & Joey Grunge & Sabu defeated Khan Kussion & Derrick Janetty & Poco..The Death of Johnny Grunge:
  • February 16, 2006: Mike “Johnny Grunge” Durham was pronounced dead on arrival and a local hospital in Atlanta, GA..
  • ~~~Johnny Grunge was at a friends house in Peachtree City and started gasping for air and was rushed to hospital..
  • ~~~Johnny Grunge, whose age is believed to be 39, was said to have never been the same since Ted Petty’s death.
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mike Durham’s death was officially caused from a coronary artery blockage and morbid obesity.
  • February 25, 2006 – Ring of Honor: They did a 10-bell salut for Johnny Grunge..
  • February 18, 2006–International Wrestling Cartel: They did a 10-bell salute for Johnny Grunge..
  • June 16, 2007–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Johnny Grunge was inducted in the New Alhambra Arena Hardcore Hall of Fame

    Scott VanVelzor wrote: I just want to say I was real good friends with Mike, and his personality and ability to make you laugh with be greatly missed.. I just talked to him a week ago, I still cannot believe it…. R.I.P Mike… you will be greatly missed.