Mike Bennett

ROH world title tournament 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.

Ring of Honor:

  • April 9, 2007 – WWE Heat: Cryme Time defeated Mike Bennett and Bryce Andrews.
  • April 27, 2007 – EPW: Derek Destiny defeated Mike Bennett.
  • April 18, 2009 – NECW: Mike Bennett and Guy Alexander defeated TJ Richter and Mr. Munroe.
  • October 6, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Kip James defeated Mike Bennett.
  • January 16, 2010 – EPW: EPW Television Champion Nick Westgate defeated Mike Bennett.
  • January 23, 2010 – NECW: Mike Bennett defeated David Cash.
  • September 10, 2010 – ROH: Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett.
  • September 25, 2010 – 2CW: Mike Bennett defeated Matt Taven.
  • 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 2010 – Top Rope Spindle City Rumble: Mike Bennett  defeated Maestro by countout, and so did not win the championship.
  • 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 1, 2011 – Top Rope: Guy Alexander defeated Mike Bennett in a steel cage match for the Interstate Championship.
  • 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.
  • May 10, 2014 – ROH/NJPW Global Wars: Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis defeated ACH.
  • May 17, 2014 – ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds: Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis.
  • May 18, 2014 – Beyond Wrestling: Mike Bennett defeated Chris Dickinson in a falls  count anywhere match.
  • June 6, 2014 – ROH Road to Best in the World: Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis defeated Delirious.
  • June 7, 2014 – ROH Road To Best in the World: Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis vs. Michael Elgin ended in a no contest.
  • June 14, 2014 – HOH: Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis defeated Lance Storm.
  • June 22, 2014 – ROH Best in the World: The Briscoe Brothers defeated Matt Hardy and Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis in a no disqualification tag team match.
  • July 12, 2014 – ROH Summer Heat Tour: The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Hardy and Michael Bennett) (w/ Maria Kanellis) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) and Michael Elgin ended in a no contest.
  • August 2, 2014 – NEW: Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett.
  • August 10, 2014 – NJPW: Adam Cole and Mike Bennett defeated Jushin Thunder Liger and Captain New Japan.
  • August 22, 2014 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian defeated Mike Bennett and Adam Cole.
  • August 23, 2014 – ROH Death Before Dishonor: ACH defeated Mike Bennett, Silas Young and BJ Whitmer in a 4-way match.
  • August 31, 2014 – Beyond of Battle of New England: Kimber Lee defeated Mike Bennett.
  • September 7, 2014 – NEW: NEW heavyweight champion Matt Taven defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • September 19, 2014 – NEW: Mike Bennett defeated Biff Busick and Tommaso Ciampa in a 3-way match.
  • September 27, 2014 – ROH Reloaded: ROH world champion Jay Briscoe defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • October 9, 2014 – ROH Michael Bennett’s Bachelor Party Hosted By Adam Cole: The Briscoe Brothers and Rhino defeated Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.
  • October 11, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): Mike Bennett won the #1 contenders battle royal for the heavyweight title.
  • October 25, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): ROH world champion Jay Briscoe defeated Mike Bennett to retain the title.
  • November 1, 2014 – NEW: Hanson defeated Mike Bennett.
  • November 7, 2014 – ROH Survival of the Fittest 1: Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated The Briscoe Brothers.
  • November 8, 2014 – ROH Survival of the Fittest 2: Mike Bennett defeated Will Ferrara.
  • November 8, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): The Briscoe Brothers defeated Matt Taven and Michael Bennett.
  • November 15, 2014 – ROH Glory by Honor: ROH tag team champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defeated Matt Taven and Mike Bennett to retain.
  • November 22, 2014 – ROH TV (Taped): ROH Title of Love champion Mike Bennett w Maria defeated The Romantic Touch to retain the title.
  • November 22, 2014 – NJPW: Mike Bennett and Matt Taven defeated KUSHIDA and BUSHI.
  • November 23, 2014 – NJPW: Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI defeated Mike Bennett and Matt Taven.
  • November 24, 2014 – NJPW: Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated Yujiro Takahashi and AJ Styles.
  • November 27, 2014 – NJPW: Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito.
  • November 28, 2014 – NJPW: Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated Captain New Japan and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • November 29, 2014 – NJPW: Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.
  • November 30, 2014 – NJPW: Jax Dane and Rob Conway defeated Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.
  • December 2, 2014 – NJPW: Captain New Japan and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.
  • December 3, 2014 – NJPW: Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga defeated Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.
  • December 5, 2014 – NJPW: Mike Bennett and Matt Taven defeated Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
  • December 7, 2014 – NJPW: Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated Captain New Japan and Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • December 28, 2014 – Beyond Ends Meet: Biff Busick defeated Mike Bennett.