Johnny Grunge

 

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..
  • March 2, 1998 – Nitro: The Public Enemy defeated Hugh Morrus and The Barbarian.
  • March 12, 1998 – Thunder: Scott Steiner defeated Johnny Grunge.
  • April 13, 1998 – Nitro: Johnny Grunge defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr..
  • April 20, 1998 – Nitro: Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell defeated Public Enemy.
  • May 9, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated High Voltage.
  • May 15, 1998 – Thunder: WCW tag team champions Kevin Nash and Dusty Rhodes (replacement for Scott Hall) defeated The Public Enemy to retain.
  • May 23, 1998 – Worldwide: The Public Enemy defeated Wayne Bloom and Mike Enos.
  • June 1, 1998 – Nitro: Raven and Saturn defeated The Public Enemy.
  • June 6, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated The Power Company.
  • June 15, 1998 – Nitro: The Public Enemy defeated The Barbarian and Hugh Morrus.
  • June 18, 1998 – Thunder: The Public Enemy defeated Riggs and Sick Boy.
  • June 22, 1998 – Nitro: The Public Enemy defeated Horace and Sick Boy.
  • June 25, 1998 – Thunder: The Public Enemy defeated Raven and Sick Boy.
  • June 27, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated High Voltage.
  • July 2, 1998 – Thunder: Jim Neidhart and The British Bulldog vs. The Public Enemy ended in a no contest.
  • July 6, 1998 – Nitro: The Public Enemy defeated Alex Wright and Disco Inferno by disqualification.
  • July 9, 1998 – Thunder: The Public Enemy defeated Shiima Nobunaga and Tokyo Magnum.
  • July 11, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated Judo Suwa and Sumo Fuji.
  • July 17, 1998 – Thunder: The Public Enemy defeated Alex Wright and Disco Inferno by disqualification.
  • August 1, 1998 – Saturday Night: Disco Inferno and Tokyo Magnum defeated The Public Enemy.
  • August 8, 1998 – Road Wild: The Public Enemy defeated Alex Wright and Disco Inferno in a street fight.
  • August 13, 1998 – Thunder: Alex Wright and Disco Inferno defeated The Public Enemy.
  • August 15, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated Alex Wright and Disco Inferno.
  • 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..
  • February 16, 1999 – RAW: The Public Enemy defeated Edge and Gangrel by disqualification.
  • February 22, 1999 – RAW: Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) beat Edge & Gangrel w/Christian by disqualification..
  • ~~~After the match, the lights went out, and when they came on, fans saw that Public Enemy had received a blood bath!
  • February 28, 1999 – HEAT: The Public Enemy defeated The Hardy Boyz.
  • March 7, 1999 – HEAT: The Public Enemy defeated The Acolytes by disqualification.
  • March 15, 1999 – RAW: Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Public Enemy to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • April 3, 1999 – Shotgun: Too Much vs Skull & 8-Ball vs Hardy Boyz vs Public Enemy ended in a No Contest..
  • April 10, 1999 – Shotgun: The Hardy Boyz vs. The Public Enemy ended in a no contest.
  • The WWF roster did not accept PE since it was understood that they were jumping from a sinking ship (WCW)..
  • June 13, 1999–Deep South Wrestling: Khris Germany and Kit Carson vs. The Public Enemy ended in a no contest.
  • June 17, 1999–NWA: The Public Enemy defeated Knuckles Nelson and Rick Fuller to win the tag team titles.
  • June 19, 1999–NWA: Dukes and Knuckles Nelson defeated The Public Enemy in a street fight to win the tag team titles.
  • World Championship Wrestling:
  • June 25, 1999 – House Show: Hak defeated Johnny Grunge in a hardcore match.
  • July 11, 1999 – Bash at the Beach: Public Enemy returned to WCW for the infamous Junkyard Invitational Battle Royal..
  • August 7, 1999–Saturday Night: The Public Enemy defeated Jerry Flynn and Hugh Morris by disqualification.
  • August 9, 1999–Nitro: Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated The Public Enemy.
  • August 16, 1999–Nitro: The Insane Clown Posse defeated The Public Enemy.
  • August 26, 1999–Thunder: Sid Vicious defeated The Public Enemy in a handicap match.
  • August 28, 1999–Saturday Night: Public Enemy defeated Horace and Scott Norton.
  • Independent Wrestling:
  • July 30, 1999–Curtis Comes Home: The Public Enemy defeated Beau James and Roger Anderson.
  • October 2, 1999–NWA: Kronus and Tommy Gilbert defeated The Public Enemy.
  • December 17-18, 1999–XPW: The Public Enemy vs. Bigg Rott and Chronic ended in a no contest.
  • April 28, 2000–XPW: The Public Enemy defeated Axl Rotten and Supreme.
  • May 26, 2000–XPW: Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) vs. Westside NGZ (Bigg Rott and Chronic) ended in a no contest.
  • May 27, 2000–Wrestling In Ashwaubenon: Jim Duggan and Road Warrior Animal defeated The Public Enemy.
  • May 28, 2000–XPW: Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Westside NGZ (Bigg Rott and Chronic).
  • June 30, 2000–IGW: The Road Warriors defeated The Public Enemy to win the tag team titles.
  • July 16, 2000–WWC: Barry and Kendall Windham defeated The Public Enemy.
  • August 11, 2001–MECW: MECW tag team champions The Public Enemy defeated Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke in a falls count anywhere match to retain the titles.
  • November 9, 2001–VWC: The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock), Fiver Rock and Marc Wittmann) defeated Alex The Iceman, GEIL, The Hustler & The Skull Crusher in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 10, 2001–NAWA: Crazy John Tiger and Martin Nolte defeated The Public Enemy.
  • November 13, 2001–XWF: The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Dave and Dean Palmer.
  • November 14, 2001–XWF: The Nasty Boys defeated The Public Enemy, The Shane Twins and The Road Warriors in a 4-way tag team match to win the tag team titles.
  • May 18, 2002–3PW: The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Christian York and Joey Matthews.
  • June 29, 2002–3PW: The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Ian Rotten and Axl Rotten.
  • 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.