Mike Kruel

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Mike Kruel

Title History

  • ECWA Heavyweight title;
  • USA Pro Wrestling United States title (3);
  • USA Pro Wrestling Tag Team titles;
  • NWS Junior Heavyweight title (2);
  • PTW Cruiserweight title;
  • 3PW (Pro Pain Pro Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Simon Diamond defeating Monsta Mack & Damian Adams (February 19, 2005);
  • UXW Heavyweight title defeating Balls Mahoney (April 15, 2005);
  • UXW United States title defeating Andy Douglas (May 21, 2005);
  • Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight title winning a Tournament (June 3, 2005);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Television title [by association with Bad Company] (January 3, 2007);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Television title defeating Boris Alexiev (February 7, 2007);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Vladimir Kozlov (July 28, 2007);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

3PW & Other Independents:

  • February 21, 2004 – 3PW: Slyk Wagner Brown w/April Hunter defeated Mike Kruel..
  • March 8, 2004 – RAW: Travis Tomko & Kevin Fertig defeated Horshu & Mike Kruel (wrestling as Mike Mayo)..
  • April 17, 2004 – 3PW: Mike Kruel defeated Monsta Mack..
  • May 1, 2004–ECWA: John Walters won four-way over Christopher Daniels, Mike Kruel and Austin Aries..
  • May 15, 2004 – 3PW: Ruckus defeated Mike Kruel and Damian Adams in a THREE WAY DANCE..
  • June 19, 2004 – 3PW: Damian Adams defeated Mike Kruel..
  • July 17, 2004 – 3PW: The Pitbulls 2004 (Mike Kruel & Gary Wolf) defeated Roadkill & Blue Meanie..
  • July 19, 2004 – RAW: Mike Kruel, Arch Kincaid and Matt Striker worked WWE TV tapings acting as security guards..
  • July 22, 2004 – Smackdown!: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated The Philadelphia Jobber (played by indy worker Mike Kruel)..
  • September 17, 2004–USA Pro Wrestling: Chris Candido defeated Mike Kruel to retain the United States title..
  • October 16, 2004 – 3PW: Gary Wolf & Mike Kruel defeated Slyk Wagner Brown & April Hunter to win the Tag Team titles..
  • October 30, 2004–Cyberspace Wrestling Federation: Nick Berk vs. Mike Kruel vs. Josh Daniels was a time limit draw..
  • November 19, 2004–USA Pro Wrestling: Mike “The Shooter” Kruel defeated Jay Lethal..
  • November 20, 2004 – 3PW: Mike Kruel & Gary Wolf beat Double Trouble (Monsta Mack & Damian Adams) to retain..
  • January 15, 2005–ECWA: Mike Kruel defeated Fred Sampson..
  • February 12, 2005–ECWA: Scotty Charisma beat John Walters, Andrew Ryker, Mike Kruel and Xavier to become ECWA champion!
  • February 19, 2005 – 3PW: Mike Kruel defeated Hollywood Striker..
  • ~~~Later: Simon Diamond & Mike Kruel defeated Monsta Mack & Damian Adams to win the vacant Tag Team titles..
  • February 24, 2005 – Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas defeated Mike Kruel & Fred Sampson (taped for VELOCITY)..
  • February 26, 2005–Frank Goodman’s UXW: Chris Candido defeated Mike Kruel and Jay Lethal in a 3-WAY..
  • March 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: Mike Kruel appeared on SD! as an “extra” acting as a security guard during the Angle/Michaels brawl.

ECWA + Chaotic + Cyberspace + UXW + PWU + NSW + Ring of Honor:

  • March 12, 2005–ECWA: Andrew Ryker defeated Mike Kruel..
  • March 18, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel won three-way over John Walters and Low Ki..
  • March 26, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Mike Kruel defeated Crazy Ivan..
  • April 1, 2005–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Mana defeated Mike Kruel..
  • April 15, 2005–Frank Goodman’s UXW: Mike Kruel defeated Balls Mahoney to win UXW Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~Later on that night, Balls Mahoney defeated Mike Kruel to recapture the UXW Heavyweight title!
  • April 16, 2005 – ROH: C.M. Punk w/Bobby Heenan defeated Mike Kruel (sub for Jimmy Rave) w/Prince Nana..
  • April 30, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: Mike Kruel won the first ever Chris Candido Memorial J-Cup Tournament..
  • ~~~First Round: Mike Kruel defeated Steve Zapf and Slayer and Damian Adams in a 4-WAY to advance to the next round..
  • ~~~Second Round: Mike Kruel defeated Trent Acid | Mike Kruel defeated Azrieal in the Finals to win the Tournament..
  • May 14, 2005–ECWA: Mike Kruel defeated Matt Striker..
  • May 21, 2005–UXW Chris Candido Memorial: Mike Kruel defeated Andy Douglas in a “Candido Protege” match to win the US title..
  • June 3, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel won an 8-man tournament to be named Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion!
  • June 4, 2005–NWS – ECW Style Show: Simon Diamond vs Mike Kruel ended in a Double Pin draw..
  • June 24, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel defeated El Milegro to retain the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight title..
  • June 24, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Josh Daniels defeated Mike Kruel to retain the Internet title..
  • July 9, 2005 – ROH: Matt Striker defeated Mike Kruel w/Prince Nana’s Embassy..
  • July 15, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel defeated Luis Ortiz..
  • July 16, 2005–ECWA: Cheetah Master & Ace Darling defeated Freak Nasty & Mike Kruel..
  • July 30, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Mike Kruel & 1 of the Maximos defeated Josh Daniels & Michael Shane
  • September 9, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Handsome Johnny defeated Mike Kruel..
  • September 24, 2005–ECWA: Mike Kruel defeated Ace Darling..
  • September 25, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Jay Lethal & Josh Daniels defeated Matt Bentley & Mike Kruel..
  • October 1, 2005–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel won Gauntlet over Dan McGuire and Psycho and John Walters..
  • November 5, 2005–ECWA: Chase Del Monte & Andrew Ryker beat Mike Kruel & Arch Kincaid and The Heavyweights in a 3-WAY..
  • November 19, 2005–NWA Cyberspace: Josh Daniels beat Matt Bentley and Mike Kruel in a 3-WAY to retain the Internet title..
  • December 3, 2005–ECWA: Freak Nasty & Cheetah Master defeated Arch Kincaid & Mike Kruel..
  • January 6, 2006–Chaotic Wrestling: Mike Kruel defeated Chase Del Monte and Maverick Wild and Brian Milonas in a 4-WAY..
  • January 13, 2006–East Coast Wrestling Association: Mike Cruel defeated John Walters w/Prince Nana to retain the ECWA Title..
  • January 21, 2006–NWA Cyberspace: Matt Bentley defeated Mike Kruel..
  • January 28, 2006–East Coast Wrestling Association: Charlie Haas defeated Mike Kruel..
  • March 25, 2006–Frank Goodman’s UXW: Trent Acid defeated Mike Kruel to win the vacant United States title..
  • March 26, 2006–NWA Cyberspace: Ricky Reyes defeated Mike Kruel in a Shooter’s Club Challenge (two pinfalls in a row)..
  • ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Mike Kruel defeated Ricky Reyes in another Shooter’s Club Challenge
  • February 20, 2006 – RAW: Gene Snitsky defeated Mike Kruel in dark match..
  • March 4, 2006–East Coast Wrestling Association: Mike Kruel & Mr. Ooh La La defeated Andrew Ryker & Johnny Maxx..
  • April 29, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars (Candido Memorial J-Cup): Devon Moore beat Sabian and Mike Kruel in a 3-WAY..
  • May 6, 2006–NWA Cyberspace: Ricky Reyes defeated Mike Kruel in 30:00 Iron man match..
  • May 20, 2006–Frank Goodman’s UXW: Mike Kruel defeated Billy Kryptonite (aka Chad Wicks)..

Ohio Valley Wrestling:

  • July 15, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Shawn Spears defeated Mike Kruel..
  • July 21, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Brent Albright defeated Mike Kruel..
  • July 22, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Shawn Spears defeated Mike Kruel..
  • July 26, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: C.M. Punk & Seth Skyfire defeated Mike Cruel & Eddie Craven in a dark match..
  • July 27, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Shawn Spears defeated Mike Kruel..
  • July 29, 2006–OVW Six Flags: Shawn Spears defeated Mike Kruel..
  • August 2, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Shawn Spears defeated Mike Cruel in a dark match..
  • August 9, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Mike Cruel..
  • August 16, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Seth Skyfire defeated Mike Kruel..
  • August 23, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Chet the Jet defeated Mike Kruel in a dark match..
  • August 30, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Elijah Burke in a dark match..

Ohio Valley Wrestling (Bad Company = Shawn Osborne & Mike Kruel & Eddie Craven III):

  • Mike Kruel formed a faction with Eddie Craven III and Shawn Osborne known as “Bad Company”..
  • September 6, 2006–OVW Tapings: Eddie Craven III & Mike Kruel defeated Pat Buck & Johnny Punch..
  • September 13, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Eddie Craven III & Mike Kruel defeated Wyatt Young s TJ Dalton..
  • September 27, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Eddie Craven & Mike Kruel defeated High Dosage (Ryan Reeves & Jon Bolen..
  • October 18, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Shawn Osborne & Eddie Craven & Mike Kruel beat Jon Bolen & Ryan Reeves (Handicap match).
  • November 1, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels & Shawn Spears beat Mike Kruel & Shawn Osborne to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • November 4, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Mike Kruel & Eddie Craven & Shawn Osborne beat Devin Driscoll & Chris Rambola & Jason.
  • November 5, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: High Dosage (Jon Bolen & Ryan Reeves) defeated Eddie Craven III & Mike Kruel..
  • ~~~The team of High Dosage won “five minutes” with Shawn Osborne but Eddie Craven & Mike Kruel prevented it.
  • November 8, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Chris Rombola beat Mike Kruel (Bad Company attacked Rombola. High Dosage made the save)..
  • November 15, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Shawn Osborne & Mike Kruel & Eddie Craven beat Chris Rombola & Jon Bolen & Ryan Reeves!
  • November 29, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: High Dosage defeated Bad Company in a Handicap Coal Miner’s Glove on a Pole match..
  • December 9, 2006–OVW Live: Eddie Craven & Mike Kruel & Milena Roucka defeated Jon Bolen & Ryan Reeves & Seth Skyfire..
  • December 13, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Seth Skyfire & Paul Burchall won a 4-WAY Tag Team Elimination Christmas Present match..
  • ~~~Seth Skyfire/Paul Burchill beat Justin LaRoche/Charles Evans and Ryan Reeves/Mike Kruel and T.J. Dalton/Steve Lewington..
  • January 6, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Bad Company defeated Seth Skyfire & Cody Runnels & Shawn Spears (6-Man Tag)..
  • January 10, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel (representing Bad Company) beat Seth Skyfire to retain the Television title..
  • January 17, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Seth Skyfire & Cody Runnels & Shawn Spears beat Mike Kruel & Mike Mondo & Nick Nemeth.
  • January 24, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Boris Alexiev defeated Mike Kruel to win the OVW Television title..
  • January 31, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Boris Alexiev defeated Mike Kruel & Shawn Osborne to retain the OVW Television title..
  • February 7, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel w/Milena beat Boris Alexiev w/Mr. Strongko to win the OVW Television title!
  • February 14, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel w/Milena Roucka beat Jamin Ovilencia to retain the OVW Television title.
  • February 17, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Mike Kruel & Daniel Rodimer defeated Boris Alexiev & Atlas DaBone.
  • March 7, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel & Deuce & Domino beat Johnny Jeter & Cody Runnels & Shawn Spears (dark match).
  • March 14, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Boris Alexiev beat Mike Kruel w/Milena Roucka to win the OVW Television title.
  • March 21, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Too Cold Scorpio defeated Mike Kruel..
  • March 24, 2007–OVW House Show: Idol Stevens defeated Paul Burchill and Mike Kruel in a 3-WAY to retain the OVW Title..

Ohio Valley Wrestling (Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov):

  • April 11, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov & Boris Alexiev beat Mike Hutter & Nick Nemeth & Chris Cage..
  • April 18, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel w/Milena Roucka defeated Atlas DaBone.
  • April 21, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Chet The Jett & Steve Lewington..
  • May 2, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Chet The Jett.
  • May 9, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Steve Lewington.
  • May 11, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Mike Kruel defeated Jamin Olivencia..
  • May 12, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Mike Kruel defeated Jamin Olivencia by Submission.
  • May 16, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Atlas DaBone.
  • May 23, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov & Mr. Strongo beat up Mike Hutter.
  • May 30, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel beat Colt Cabana (1st) | Atlas DaBone beat Mike Kruel (2nd)..
  • June 1, 2007–OVW Six Flags: Chris Benoit defeated Mike Kruel by Submission in a 20:00 main event..
  • June 6, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Jake Hager in a dark match.
  • June 20, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: The James Boys beat Jeter/Skyfire and Kozlov/Kruel and Dalton/Olivencia in a 4-WAY Tag match.
  • July 6, 2007–OVW Six Flags: Idol Stevens & Colt Cabana defeated Vladimir Kozlov & Mike Kruel by DQ.
  • July 18, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel participated in a Royal Rumble for the right to face John Cena on 7/27..
  • July 21, 2007–OVW: Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov & Milena Roucka defeated Teddy Hart & Harry Smith & Nattie Neidhart..
  • July 25, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: Al Snow’s Team vs. Vladimir Kozlov’s Team in a 5-on-5 match ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~A.Snow & I.Stevens & The Jett & A.DaBone & C.Cabana vs. V.Kozlov & M.Kruel & The Belgian Brawler & Los Locos..
  • July 28, 2007–OVW: Chet the Jett & C.Cabana & A.DaBone & I.Stevens beat Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov & The Akbars..
  • July 28, 2007–OVW (Night): M.Kruel & Belgian Brawler & The Akbars beat A.DaBone & I.Stevens & C.Cabana & Chet the Jett.
  • ~~~Vladimir Kozlov beat Paul Burchill to win the OVW Title | Mike Kruel beat Vladimir Kozlov to win the OVW Heavyweight title..Notes from OVW: After Vladimir Kozlov won the OVW Heavyweight title from Paul Burchill, Mike Kruel forced him to lay down and take the fall for him while one of Los Locos counted the pinfall – thus giving the OVW Heavyweight title to Mike Kruel.

Ohio Valley Wrestling (Mike Kruel – OVW Champion):

Ohio Valley Wrestling (Mike Kruel w/Milena Roucka):

Florida Championship Wrestling (Mike Kruel):

  • April 15, 2008 – FCW: Mike Kruel & Sheamus O’Shaunessy defeated Matt Sydal & Big Rob.
  • May 6, 2008 – FCW: Mike Kruel defeated Mr. Yamamoto.
  • June 3, 2008 – FCW: “Handsome” Heath Miller’s Happy Hour with special guest Mike Kruell (Kruell said he was looking for the girl with the most integrity), Angela & The Bella Twins co-won a FCW Diva Bikini Contest (Participants: Daisy & Roucka & Victoria Crawford & Brianna Bella & Nicole Bella & Angela & Taryn Terrell – Daisy refused to disrobe and left with Mike Kruell.
  • July 12, 2008 – FCW: Mike Kruel defeated Kafu (w/Daisy, who turned on Kafu and low-blowed him allowing Kruel to win).
  • July 19, 2008 – FCW: Joe Hennig & Kevin Kiley defeated Mike Kruel & Brandon Groom.
  • August 2, 2008 – FCW: Heath Miller defeated Mike Kruel.
  • August 9, 2008 – FCW: The Puerto Rican Nightmars (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) defeated Mike Kruel & Nic Nemeth to retain the FCW Tag Team titles.
  • August 16, 2008 – FCW: Mike Kruel defeated Heath Miller.
  • August 26, 2008 – FCW: Ian Richardson defeated Mike Kruel.
  • September 23, 2008 – FCW: Heath Miller & Joe Hennig defeated Mike Kruel & Jack Gabriel to retain the FCW Tag Team titles.
  • September 30, 2008 – FCW: Jack Gabriel & Alicia Fox defeated Mike Kruel & Wesley Holiday w/Roucka.
  • October 8, 2008 – FCW: Joe Hennig & Heath Miller defeated Mike Kruel & Jack Gabriel w/Alicia Fox in a Non-title match.
  • October 10, 2008 – FCW: Johnny Prime & Ricky Ortiz defeated Mike Kruel & Jack Gabriel w/Alicia Fox.
  • October 16, 2008 – FCW: Chris Logan defeated Mike Kruel.
  • October 23, 2008 – FCW: Mike Kruel w/ Weksley Holiday defeated Kizarny.
  • October 25, 2008 – FCW: Johnny Prime defeated Mike Kruel.
  • October 28, 2008 – FCW: Wesley Holiday won the Diva Halloween Costume Contest with Mike Kruel as the Judge.
  • November 6, 2008 – FCW: Lupe Santiago defeated Mike Kruel w/ Wesley Holiday.
  • November 13, 2008 – FCW: Scotty Goldman & Kevin Kiley defeated Mike Kruel & Kaleb O’Neal.
  • December 4, 2008 – FCW: Kafu defeated Kaleb O’Neal and Chris Logan and Mike Kruel in a 4-WAY.
  • December 18, 2008 – FCW: Goldust defeated Mike Kruel.
  • January 8, 2009 – FCW: Yamamoto & Miss Angela defeated Mike Kruel & Wesley Holiday.
  • January 9, 2009: Mike Kruel was released from World Wrestling Entertainment during a cost-cutting spree.