Mike Bennett

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Mike-Bennett

Title History

  • NRG Heavyweight Championship
  • NEWA Heavyweight Championship
  • NCW Tag Team Championship with Chris Venom and Johnny Idol
  • PWE United States Championship defeating Robbie E (April 26, 2012);
  • PWI ranked him #78 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012
  • Ring of Honor Top Prospect Tournament (2011)
  • TRP Heavyweight Championship
  • TRP Tag Team Championship with Bryce Andrews
  • Kowalski Cup (2006)

Career Highlights [Courtesy in part of Wikipedia.com]

Starting Out:

  • Bennett made his professional wrestling debut in 2002.  The following year, Bennett made a single appearance for the East Coast Wrestling Association, when he lost to Big Benny.
  • October 3, 2004 – NEWA: Mike Bennett was part of the Return to Exile’s battle royal in which the final two competitors would face each other for the vacant NEWA Heavyweight Championship. Bennett and Brian Rogers were the final men left, and later that night Bennett defeated Roger to win the NEWA Heavyweight Championship.
  • April 9, 2007 – WWE Heat: Cryme Time defeated Mike Bennett and Bryce Andrews.
  • April 27, 2007 – EPW: Derek Destiny defeated Mike Bennett.
  • February 29, 2008 – EPW: Nick Westgate defeated Mike Bennett. The following day, Bennett, who was accompanied by Gia Savitz, defeated Thom Kane.
  • October 6, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Kip James defeated Mike Bennett.
  • January 16, 2010 – EPW: EPW Television Champion Nick Westgate defeated Mike Bennett.
  • March 5, 2010 – EPW: Mike Bennett won the ‘Rhodes Island Rumble’ battle royal to become the number one contender to the EPW Heavyweight Championship.
  • March 2010 – NEW: Mike Bennett participated in a five-way match for the NEW Heavyweight Championship, which was won by Matt Taven.
  • September 25, 2010 – 2CW: Mike Bennett defeated Matt Taven.
  • December 2010 – 2CW Nightmare Before Christmas: Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett.
  • April 15, 2011 – NEW’s Spring Slam: Matt Hardy defeated Mike Bennett.
  • September 14, 2012 – Chikara: Mike Bennett, Matt Jackson,  and Nick Jackson entered the 2012 King of Trios tournament as Team ROH, defeating the Faces of Pain (The Barbarian, Meng and The Warlord) in their first round match.  The following day, Team ROH advanced to the semifinals with a win over The Extreme Trio (Jerry Lynn, Tommy Dreamer and Too Cold Scorpio). Team ROH opened the third and final day of the tournament by defeating the all-female Team Sendai Girls (Dash Chisako, Meiko Satomura and Sendai Sachiko) in the semifinals.  In the finals of the tournament, Team ROH was defeated by the Spectral Envoy (Frightmare, Hallowicked and UltraMantis Black), when Bennett submitted to Hallowicked’s Chikara Special.

New England Championship Wrestling (2003–2005; 2009–2010): 

  • November 14, 2003 – NECW: Johnny Idol defeated Mike Bennett.
  • March 2004 – NECW: Mike Bennett defeated Bob Evans.
  • August 2004 – NECW: Mike Bennett began feuding with Ru Starr, trading victories with him, until Starr won the rubber match on February 12, 2005.
  • March 2005 – NECW: Mike Bennett moved into a feud with Michael Sain, losing to him in two singles match that month, and again in a Stretcher match on April 16. He earned his first victory over Sain in June.
  • Mike Bennett spent the next several months wrestling against competitors including Frankie Arion, Pat Masters, and Fergal Devitt, before taking a four-yeat hiatus from NECW.
  • April 18, 2009 – NECW: Mike Bennett and Guy Alexander defeated TJ Richter and Mr. Munroe.
  • September 2009 – NECW Tag Team Classic: Mike Bennett and Guy Alexander defeated Richter and Munroe in the first round of a tournament, but their match against Scott Osborne and Brandon Locke ended in a double countout, eliminating both teams from the tournament.
  • January 23, 2010 – NECW: Mike Bennett defeated David Cash.

Top Rope Promotions (2006–present):

  • February 17, 2006 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett defeated Stryker.
  • March 24, 2006 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett, as part of NRG, defeated Freightrain. The following month Bennett defeated Billy Warhawk. Bennett continued on a winning streak, defeating Joe Chece, Spike Dudley, and DC Drake.
  • June 23, 2006 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett competed in the 2006 Kowalski Cup. He defeated Romeo Roselli and Chece en route to the final, where he defeated Slyck Wagner Brown to win the tournament.
  • July 1, 2006 – Top Rope: Antonio Thomas defeated Mike Bennett.  Two weeks later he lost to Roselli.
  • September 1, 2006 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett defeated Dudley in a street fight to win the NRG Heavyweight Championship. The following night, he lost to Dudley in a steel cage match, and lost a Loser Leaves Town steel cage match to Dudley on September 29.
  • January 5, 2007 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett returned to TRP, teaming with Bryce Andrews to defeat ‘Chunky But Funky’ to win the TRP Tag Team Championship. After losing to The Aldren Brothers in a non-title match in February, Bennett and Andrews won a two out of three falls match to retain the championship on April 6. The following night, they lost to The Heart Throbs (Antonio Thomas and Romeo Roselli) in a non-title match.
  • May 2007 – Top Rope: Roselli defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 9, 2007 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett and Andrews defeated Kristian Frost and Brutus Beefcake.
  • July 2007 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett aligned himself with Luscious Latasha, with the pair defeating Dudley and Leah Morrison in a mixed tag team match on July 15.
  • April 2008 – Top Rope: Dudley defeated Mike Bennett in a street fight.
  • May 30, 2008 – Top Rope: Andrews defeated Mike Bennett in a First Blood match.  He continued competing in TRP for the remainder of the year, wrestling against Dudley, Brian Fury, Bushwhacker Luke, and Jason Blade.  He formed a semi-regular tag team with Ryan Waters in January 2009, and the pair lost to the reigning TRP Tag Team Championship, The Alden Brothers on January 9.
  • March 20, 2009 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett faced Stevie Richards in a match for the vacant TRP Heavyweight Championship, but was unsuccessful.
  • April 4, 2009 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett defeated Richards to win the TRP Heavyweight Championship for the first time.  He successfully defended the championship against Jimmy Preston on July 12, Isys Ephex on September 18, and Ken Anderson on November 8.
  • January 1, 2010, Mike Bennett defeated Kenny Dykstra to retain his TRP Heavyweight Championship, and retained it again against Colin Delaney on February 5, and against J. Freddie in a No Disqualification match on February 21.
  • April 9, 2010 – Top Rope The Anniversary: The TRP Heavyweight Championship was vacated when a match between Bennett and Freddie ended in a no contest. The following month, Freddie defeated Bennett in a Last Man Standing match.
  • Top Rope 2010 Kowalski Cup Tournament : Mike Bennett defeated TRP Interstate Champion Guy Maestro in a non-title match, provoking a feud between the two.
  • November 2010 – Top Rope: Mike Bennett defeated Maestro in a strap match, with Ox Baker as the guest enforcer.
  • December 2010 – Top Rope Spindle City Rumble: Mike Bennett  defeated Maestro by countout, and so did not win the championship.
  • January 1, 2011 – Top Rope: Guy Alexander defeated Mike Bennett in a steel cage match for the Interstate Championship.
  • February 19, 2011 – Top Rope: Bennett debuted “Brutal” Bob Evans as his manager in TRP, and went on to defeat Frankie Arion.
  • Ring of Honor (2008, 2010–present)

Ring of Honor:

  • January 11, 2008 – ROH: In his first match, Daniel Puder defeated Mike Bennett. His next appearance came three months later at Bedlam In Beantown in March, when he lost to Jason Blade.
  • March 2010 – ROH: Mike Bennett attended a ROH tryout camp which he heard about through announcer Kevin Kelly.  Mike Bennett appeared at the Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings in July and August.  Bennett signed a one-year contract with ROH in August 2010.
  • September 10, 2010 – ROH: Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett.
  • October 6, 2010 – NEW: The Hurricane defeated Mike Bennett.
  • November 2010 – ROH: Video packages about Mike Bennett began airing on ROH’s television program promoting his television debut.
  • December 6, 2010 – ROH: Mike Bennett and his manager “Brutal” Bob Evans appeared in the crowd to watch a match between the ROH World Television Champion Eddie Edwards and Christopher Daniels.
  • December 11, 2010 – OVW TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Matt Taven.
  • December 11, 2010 – OVW Saturday Night Special: Mike Bennett defeated Guy Alexander.
  • December 17, 2010 – ROH Tag Title Classic: Mike Bennett earned his first ROH victory when he defeated Colt Cabana.
  • December 19, 2010 – TRP: Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett.
  • January 14, 2011 – ROH Champions vs. All Stars: Mike Bennett defeated Adam Cole.
  • January 15, 2011 – ROH Only The Strong Survive: Mike Bennett defeated Cedric Alexander.
  • February 18, 2011 – TRP: Tommaso Ciampa, Guy Alexander and Matt Magnum defeated Mike Bennett, Matt Taven and Vinny Marseglia.
  • February 19, 2011 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Frankie Arion.
  • February 20, 2011 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Matt Magnum.
  • February 25, 2011 – ROH World’s Greatest: Mike Bennett defeated Mark Briscoe.
  • February 26, 2011 – ROH 9th Anniversary Show: Mike Bennett defeated Grizzly Redwood, Kyle O’Reilly and Steve Corino in a 4-way match.
  • February 28, 2011 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Adam Cole in the 1st round of the Top Prospect Tournament.
  • March 7, 2011 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Andy Ridge in the semi-finals of the top prospect tournament.
  • March 12, 2011 – NWA Liberty States: Bob Evans and Sid Reeves defeated Mike Bennett and Billy King to win the NWA tag team titles.
  • March 14, 2011 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Kyle O’Reilly to win the Top Prospect 2011 tournament.
  • March 18, 2011 – ROH Defy or Deny: ROH TV champion Christopher Daniels defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • March 19, 2011 – PWF: Mike Bennett defeated Mike Bauer to become #1 contender for the PWF Northeast heavyweight title.
  • March 19, 2011 – ROH Mayhem Manhattan: Mike Bennett w Brutal Bob Evans defeated Steve Corino.
  • March 26, 2011 – NEW: Matt Hardy defeated Mike Bennett.
  • April 8, 2011 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Matt Magnum.
  • April 15, 2011 – NEW: Matt Hardy defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 6, 2011 – ROH Revolution: Mike Bennett defeated Grizzly Redwood.
  • May 7, 2011 – ROH Revolution: Mike Bennett defeated Steve Corino.
  • May 21, 2011 – ROH Super Card of Honor: Mike Bennett defeated Steve Corino.
  • June 10, 2011 – TRP: Scott Reed defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 26, 2011 – ROH Best in the World: Jay Lethal defeated Mike Bennett.
  • July 8, 2011 – ROH Tag Team Turmoil: Mike Bennett defeated Kenny King. Rhett Titus defeated Mike Bennett.
  • July 9, 2011 – ROH No Escape: Mike Bennett defeated Andy Ridge.
  • July 23, 2011 – FTW: Mike Bennett defeated Josh Daniels.
  • August 5, 2011 – TRP: Matt Magnum defeated Mike Bennett in a best 2 out of 3 falls match.
  • September 17, 2011 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: Shelton Benjamin defeated Mike Bennett.
  • September 24, 2011 – GCW: The Amazing Red defeated Mike Bennett to win the vacant GCW cruiserweight title.
  • September 30, 2011 – NEW: Caleb Konley defeated Mike Bennett.
  • October 1, 2011 – ROH TV: Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Jacobs.
  • October 7, 2011 – TRP: Vinny Marseglia defeated Mike Bennett in the 1st round.
  • November 6, 2011 – ROH Gateway to Honor: El Generico defeated Mike Bennett.
  • November 11, 2011 – 2CW: Slyck Wagner Brown defeated Mike Bennett in the 1st round.
  • November 12, 2011 – 2CW: 2CW heavyweight champion J.Freddie defeated Mike Bennett, Loca Vida and Eddie Edwards in a 4-way match to retain the title.
  • November 18, 2011 – ROH Survival of the Fittest: Eddie Edwards defeated Mike Bennett to qualify in the Survival of the Fittest 2011.
  • November 19, 2011 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Jamin Olivencia.
  • November 19, 2011 – ROH Glory By Honor: Michael Elgin defeated Mike Bennett, Adam Cole and Grizzly Redwood in a 4 corners survival match.
  • November 24, 2011 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Vinny Marseglia.
  • December 3, 2011 – ROH Southern Defiance: Mike Bennett defeated Adam Cole.
  • December 4, 2011 – ROH Northern Aggression: Mike Bennett defeated TJ Perkins.
  • December 9, 2011 – NEW: Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett.
  • December 23, 2011 – ROH Final Battle: ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated Mike Bennett and El Generico in a 3-way elimination match to retain the title.
  • January 5, 2012 – PWE: Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Jacobs.
  • January 20, 2012 – ROH Homecoming: Tommaso Ciampa defeated Grizzly Redwood, Andy “Right Leg” Ridge, Mike Bennett in a 4 corners match.
  • January 21, 2012 – ROH Underground: Mike Bennett defeated Grizzly Redwood.
  • February 4, 2012 – ROH TV (Taped): ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • February 25, 2012 – FWE: Mike Bennett defeated Jorgi Santi, Matt Taven and Wes Draven in a 4-way match.
  • March 3, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Bennett w Maria and Bob Evans defeated TJ Perkins.
  • March 4, 2012 – ROH 10th Year Anniversary Show: Mike Bennett defeated Homicide.
  • March 17, 2012 – CFW: Mike Bennett defeated Caleb Konley.
  • March 24, 2012 – FWE: Brian Kendrick defeated Mike Bennett.
  • March 30, 2012 – ROH Showdown in the Sun Night 1: Mike Bennett defeated Lance Storm.
  • March 31, 2012 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett w Maria and Bob Evans defeated Eddie Edwards.
  • April 6, 2012 – MCW: Mike Bennett defeated Shawn Patrick.
  • April 26, 2012 – PWE: Mike Bennett defeated Robbie E to win the vacant United States title.
  • April 28, 2012 – ROH Unity: Mike Bennett defeated Mike Sydal.
  • May 12, 2012 – ROH Border Wars: Lance Storm defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 19, 2012 – ROH The Battle of Richmond: Eddie Edwards defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 26, 2012 – ROH TV: Lance Storm defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 1, 2012 – PWS: Koko B. Ware, Mike Bennett, Starman and Taka Suzuki defeated Apollyon, George South, QT Marshall and The Sheik
  • June 9, 2012 – FWE: Sonjay Dutt and Daivari defeated Mike Bennett and Bandido Jr..
  • June 16, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Bennett defeated Adam Page.
  • June 21, 2012 – ROH: Mike Bennett teamed up with Brutal Bob in a tag team match, where they were defeated by Adam Cole and Eddie Edwards. Afterwards, Bennett, Bob and Maria Kanellis attacked Cole and Edwards, before being chased away by the returning Sara Del Rey.
  • June 24, 2012 – ROH Best in the World: Mike Mondo defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 30, 2012 – ROH Live Strong: Mike Mondo defeated Mike Bennett, Kenny King and Mike Sydal in a 4-way match.
  • July 3, 2012 – PWE: Mike Bennett defeated Guy Alexander.
  • July 6, 2012 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Vinny Marseglia.
  • July 12, 2012 – PWE: PWE United States champion Mike Bennett defeated Carlito to retain the title.
  • July 28, 2012 – FWE: Harry Smith defeated Mike Bennett.
  • August 4, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Bennett defeated Lance Storm.
  • August 11, 2012 – ROH Boiling Point: Eddie Edwards and Sara Del Rey defeated Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis in an intergender tag team match when Bennett submitted to Edwards.
  • August 18, 2012 – PWX: PWX heavyweight champion Caleb Konley defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • August 25, 2012 – ROH TV: Mike Mondo beat TJ Perkins, Tommaso Ciampa, Roderick Strong, Jay Lethal, and Mike Bennett to earn the “DBD X” TV Title match.
  • September 29, 2012 – ICW: Mike Bennett defeated Robbie E.
  • October 5, 2012 – FWE: Mike Bennett defeated Colt Cabana.
  • December 6, 2012 – PWE: PWE champion Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the title.
  • December 16, 2012 – ROH Final Battle 2012: Doomsday: Mike Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn in his final ROH match before retirement.
  • December 28, 2012 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Mike Magnum.
  • February 16, 2013 – FWE No Limits: Jorge Santi and Matt Taven defeated Chris Mordetzky and Mike Bennett (w/Maria Kanellis).
  • February 23, 2013 – PWX: Zane Riley and Amber O’Neal defeated Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis.
  • April 5, 2013 – ROH Super Card of Honor: Mike Bennett defeated Shelton Benjamin.
  • April 12, 2013 – TRP: Vinny Marseglia defeated Mike Bennett.
  • April 19, 2013 – TRP Road To The Anniversary Night 1: Mike Bennett defeated Jason Blade.
  • April 20, 2013 – ROH TV: Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 3, 2013 – NEW: Goldust defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 4, 2013 – Border Wars: Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 11, 2013 – ROH TV: Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett with Maria.
  • May 17, 2013 – TRP: TRP heavyweight champion Biff Busick defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • June 1, 2013 – ROH TV: Jay Lethal defeated BJ Whitmer & Mike Bennett with Maria in a 3-way match.
  • June 21, 2013 – FWE: Tommy Dreamer defeated Alex Reynolds, Bandido Jr, Chris Masters, Damien Darling, EJ Risk, Jason Gotti, Jay Lethal, Jigsaw, Jimmy Wang Yang, Johnny Knockout, Jorge Santi, Matt Jackson, Matt Striker, Mike Bennett, Nick Jackson, The Patriot, Paul London, Petey Williams, The Rockstar, Sam Shields, The Sandman, Stone Cold ET, Tony Nese, VSK and Wes Draven.
  • June 22, 2013 – Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore: Carlito defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 22, 2013 – ROH Best in the World: BJ Whitmer defeated Mike Bennett.
  • June 28, 2013 – TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Kevin Perry.
  • July 12, 2013 – ROH Reclamation Night 1: Michael Bennett defeated BJ Whitmer.
  • July 13, 2013 – ROH Reclamation Night 2: Michael Bennett defeated Andy Muscat. Michael Bennett defeated Rhino.
  • July 13, 2013 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Nick Merriman.
  • July 26, 2013 – TRP: Todd Hanson defeated Mike Bennett.
  • August 3, 2013 – ROH Extravaganza: Michael Bennett vs. BJ Whitmer in the World Heavyweight Title Tournament 1st round was thrown out after Bennett piledrove Whitmer on the apron and BJ needed immediate attention.
  • August 17, 2013 – ROH Mayhem Manhattan: Tommaso Ciampa defeated Michael Bennett in the Tournament Quarter Finals.
  • September 7, 2013–ROH The Road To Greatness Night 2: Mike Bennett defeated Davey Richards.
  • September 13, 2013–RWE: Mike Bennett defeated Brandon Locke.
  • September 20, 2013–ROH Death Before Dishonor: Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & Tadarius Thomas) & C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) defeated Matt Taven, Michael Bennett & reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly).
  • September 28, 2013–ROH A New Dawn: Mike Bennett defeated Eddie Edwards.
  • October 5, 2013–ROH Charm City Challenge: Michael Bennett defeated Jimmy Jacobs in the Jimmy Jacobs trial #3 match.
  • October 19, 2013–ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis defeated Bob Evans and Cheeseburger.
  • October 26, 2013–ROH Glory by Honor: Mike Bennett defeated Kevin Steen.
  • November 1, 2013–TRP: Mike Bennett defeated J.Freddie.
  • December 7, 2013–NEFW: NEFW United States champion JT Dunn defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • December 14, 2013–ROH Final Battle: Kevin Steen defeated Mike Bennett.
  • January 25, 2014–ROH Wrestling’s Finest: Mike Bennett defeated The Romantic Touch.
  • February 1, 2014–ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett defeated Cedric Alexander.
  • February 1, 2014–NEW: Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett.
  • February 1, 2014–National Pro Wrestling Day: Hallowicked defeated Mike Bennett.
  • February 8, 2014–ROH State of the Art: Mike Bennett defeated Mark Briscoe.
  • February 21, 2014–ROH 12th Year Anniversary Show: Jay Briscoe defeated Mike Bennett.
  • February 28, 2014–PCW: Mike Bennett defeated Danny Hope in the 1st round.
  • March 1, 2014–PCW: Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis defeated Danny Hope and Mad Man Manson.  Kris Travis defeated Mike Bennett in the quarter-finals.
  • March 7, 2014–ROH Raising The Bar Night 1: Mike Bennett defeated Tyson Dux.
  • March 8, 2014–ROH Raising The Bar Night 2: Mike Bennett defeated Jay Lethal.
  • March 15, 2014–NEW: Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Preston.
  • March 22, 2014–ROH TV (Taped): The Briscoes defeated Mike Bennett and Adam Cole.
  • March 22, 2014–ROH Flyin’ High: The Briscoes defeated Mike Bennett and Adam Cole.
  • March 23, 2014–Beyond Wrestling: Mike Bennett defeated Chris Dickinson.
  • March 29, 2014–NEW: Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Preston.
  • April 4, 2014–ROH Super Card of Honor: Mike Bennett defeated Mark Briscoe in a no disqualification match.
  • April 17, 2014–TRP: Mike Bennett defeated Anthony Greene.
  • April 19, 2014–ROH Second to None: Jay Briscoe defeated Mike Bennett.
  • May 3, 2014–NEW: Michael Bennett defeated Dalton Castle.