Mike Rotundo

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Mike Rotunda

Title History

  • NWA Mid Atlantic Televison title defeating Leroy Brown (December 25, 1982);
  • NWA (Toronto) Televison title defeating Don Kernodle [Tournament] (August 7, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass (September 24, 1983);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine [Tournament] (December 16, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mike Davis defeating One Man Gang & Ron Bass (January 11, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (March 14, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (April ??, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass (May 21, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (May 26, 1984);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis (January 21, 1985);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik (June 17, 1985);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Ed Gantner (March 15, 1987);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Jr. for vacant title (June 7, 1987);
  • NWA World Televison title defeating Nikita Koloff (January 26, 1988);
  • NWA World Televison title defeating Rick Steiner (Febuary 20, 1989);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Steve Williams defeating Road Warriors (April 2, 1989);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Legion of Doom (Febuary 7, 1992);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Earthquake & Typhoon (October 13, 1992);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Rick & Scott Steiner (June 16, 1993);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Mike Rotunda wrestled for Syracuse University..
  • Mike’s real name is “Rotunda” and he started out under that name but later used the name “Rotundo” elsewhere.

World Wrestling Federation – The US Express:

  • Mike Rotunda formed an extremely successful tag team with a young Barry Windham, known as the US Express..
  • Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham hired Captain Lou Albano as their manager..
  • January 21, 1985: Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham defeated Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch to capture the WWF Tag Team titles!
  • March 31, 1985 – Wrestlemania 1: Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik defeated Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham for the Tag Team titles!
  • June 17, 1985 – Live Event: Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik to capture the WWF Tag Team titles!
  • August 24, 1985 – TV Taping: Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake beat Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham to capture the Tag Team titles!
  • Mike Rotunda became a singles competitor after Barry Windham left the World Wrestling Federation to go to Florida..
  • Mike Rotunda then formed the American Express with Danny Spivey but the team was short-lived..
  • Mike Rotunda left the WWF for NWA Florida, where he is reunited with old tag team partner Barry Windham.

Florida:

  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Kiern & Stan Lane).

National Wrestling Alliance – The Varsity Club:

  • Mike Rotunda became a member of the Varsity Club, led by Kevin Sullivan..
  • March 27, 1988 – Clash of the Champions: Mike Rotunda defeated Jimmy Garvin in the 2nd Round of an Amateur match..
  • June 8, 1988 – Clash of the Champions II: Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin defeat Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda..
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: The Road Warrior’s Team beat Kevin Sullivan’s Team in a Tower of Doom Cage match..
  • ~~~The Road Warrior’s Team consisted of Hawn, Animal, Ron Garvin, Jimmy Garvin and Steve Williams..
  • ~~~Kevin Sullivan’s Team consisted of Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, The Russian Assasian & Ivan Koloff..
  • September 7, 1988 – Clash of the Champions III: Mike Rotunda vs Brad Armstrong ended in a DRAW..
  • Starrcade 1988: Rick Steiner defeated Mike Rotunda to win the Television Title..
  • April 2, 1989: Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams defeated the Road Warriors to win the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • WrestleWar 1989: Road Warriors defeated Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda by Disqualification..
  • Heloween Havoc 1989: Tom Zenk defeated Mike Rotunda..
  • July 7, 1990 – Great American Bash: Mike Rotunda defeated The Iron Sheik.

National Wrestling Alliance – York Foundation:

World Wrestling Federation – Irwin R Schyster:

  • 1991: Mike Rotundo’s biggest exposure came with his lengthy stint in the WWF as Irwin R Schyster (IRS, a tax man gimmick)..
  • IRS’s first matches were with Jimmy Snuka, who jobbed to IRS as Snuka was on his way out of the WWF..
  • SummerSlam 1991: Irwin R Schyster defeated Greg Valentine..
  • Survivor Series: The Big Bossman & Legion of Doom beat IRS & Natural Disasters when the Naturals walked out on IRS..
  • Royal Rumble 1992: IRS entered the Royal Rumble as the 18th participant.

World Wrestling Federation – Money Inc:

  • IRS’s allaince with Ted Dibiase, known as Money Inc., was a very successful one, dominating the Tag Team division for over a year..
  • Feruary 7, 1992: IRS & Ted DiBiase defeated The Legion of Doom to capture the Tag Team Titles..
  • Money Inc aquired the managerial services of Jimmy Hart, who was previously the manager of the Natural Disasters..
  • WrestleMania VIII: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc. by COUNT OUT (Money Inc retains)..
  • Money Inc. feuded with The Natural Disasters, while defending against the LOD, the Bushwhackers and High Energy..
  • April 8, 1992 – TV Taping: Randy Savage defeated IRS (Match shown on WrestleFest 1992 Video)..
  • July 20, 1992 – Superstars: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc. to win the Tag Team Titles..
  • SummerSlam 1992: The Legion of Doom defeated Money Inc. in the opening match of a historic PPV event..
  • October 13, 1992 – TV Taping: Money Inc. defeated The Natural Disasters to recapture the Tag Team titles..
  • October 27, 1992 – SNME: Ultimate Warrior & Randy Savage defeated Money Inc. by Count Out (Flair & Ramon interfere)..
  • Survivor Series 1992: Natural Disasters & Nasty Boys defeated Money Inc. & Beverly Brothers in a Survivor Series match..
  • Royal Rumble 1993: IRS entered the Royal Rumble match as number 18..
  • WrestleMania IX: Money Inc. defeated Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake by Disqualification..
  • June 14, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Money Inc. to win the Tag Team titles..
  • June 16, 1993 – TV Taping: Money Inc. defeated The Steiner Brothers to recapture the Tag Team titles..
  • June 19, 1993: The Steiner Brothers beat Money Ince to once again recapture the Tag Team titles.

World Wrestling Federation – Singles Wrestler:

  • SummerSlam 1993: IRS defeated The 1-2-3 Kid.  IRS then began a feud with the Kid’s friend, Razor Ramon..
  • September 13, 1993 – RAW: PJ Walker (aka Justin Credible) pinned IRS with a roll up after Razor Ramon distracted IRS..
  • September 27, 1993 – RAW: IRS competed in a battle royal to determine the top contenders to for the vacant IC title..
  • Survivor Series 1993: IRS & Rick Martel & Diesel & Adam Bomb vs Razor Ramon & Randy Savage & Marty Jannetty & 123 Kid..
  • Royal Rumble 1994: Razor Ramon defeated IRS to retain the Intercontinental title..
  • IRS got involved in a six month feud with Tatanka..
  • WrestleMania X: IRS was scheduled for a 10-man tag match but it was cancelled due to time restrictions..
  • April 4, 1994 – RAW: The Match planned for Wrestlemania took place with IRS pinning the 123 Kid for his team..
  • King of the Ring 1993: IRS defeated Mabel first round but lost to Razor Ramon in the semi-finals.

World Wrestling Federation – Million Dollar Corporation:

  • After Ted DiBiase retired from wrestling, he & IRS started the Million Dollar Corporation and feuded with the Undertaker..
  • IRS began to team regularly with stable-mate Bam Bam Bigelow..
  • SummerSlam 1994: IRS & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Headshrinkers by DQ in the opening match..
  • Survivor Series 1994: IRS interfereed in the Undertaker vs Yokozuna Casket Match attacking the Undertaker..
  • Royal Rumble 1995: The Undertaker defeated IRS..
  • King of the Ring 1995: Savio Vega defeated IRS..
  • July 23, 1995 – In Your House #2: IRS makes his final WWF PPV as one of the lumberjacks for the Diesel/Sid Lumberjack Match.

World Championship Wrestling – VK Wallstreet:

  • Mike Rotunda returned the WCW becoming known as “VK Wallstreet” (a shot at “Vincient Kennedy” McMahon..
  • August 15, 1995 – Clash of Champions #33: VK Wallstreet defeated “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
  • September 11, 1995 – Nitro: WCW United States Champion Sting defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Craig Pittman defeated VK Wallstreet in a dark match..
  • November 26, 1995 – World War 3: VK Wallstreet participanted in the main event 3 Ring Battle Royal..
  • February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl VI: Big Bubba Rogers & VK Wallstreet defeated Joey Maggs & Craig Pittman in a dark match.
  • May 13, 1996 – Nitro: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree (Lethal Lottery): Jim Duggan & VK Wallstreet defeated Steven Regal & Dave Taylor.
  • ~~~~Dick Slater & Robert Eaton defeated Jim Duggan & VK Wallstreet in the second round of the Lethal Lottery.
  • June 16, 1996 – Great American Bash: VK Wallstreet defeated Jim Powers in a dark match..
  • June 24, 1996–Nitro: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • July 22, 1996–Nitro: Konnan defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • August 19, 1996–Nitro: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • September 30, 1996–Nitro: Lex Luger defeated VK Wallstreet by submission.
  • October 14, 1996–Nitro: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • VK Wallstreet changed his wrestling name to Michael Wallstreet..
  • November 4, 1996–Nitro: Chris Jericho defeated Michael Wallstreet.
  • November 24, 1996–World War 3: Michael Wallstreet competed in the three ring battle royal which was won by The Giant.
  • December 9, 1996–Nitro: Michael Wallstreet defeated “Mean” Mike Enos.
  • December 30, 1996–Nitro: Konnan defeated Michael Wallstreet in a Strap match.

World Championship Wrestling – The new World order:

  • Michael Wallstreet eventually became a member of the original new World order..
  • January 25, 1997 – Souled Out: Chris Jericho defeated Michael Wallstreet..
  • Michael Wallstreet left the nWo when it was forced to dispant and started a one-man anti-WCW gimmick.

New-Japan Pro-Wrestling:

  • Mike Rotundo spent most of 1997 to 1999 wrestling in Japan as part of the working agreement between WCW and New Japan.

World Championship Wrestling – Short Stint:

  • Late 1999: The Varsity Club reunited in Vince Russo’s new WCW product for a few shows to help Jim Duggan..
  • December 19, 1999–Starrcade: Revolution defeated Jim Duggan’s Team after the Varsity Club turned on Duggan.
  • ~~~Shane Douglas & Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn & Aysa beat Jim Duggan & Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda & Rick Steiner..
  • WCW Nitro: The Varsity Club showed their true colors again and turned heel and attacked “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan..
  • December 20, 1999–Nitro: Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray).
  • December 27, 1999–Nitro: Buzzkill & Mike Rotunda defeated Dean Malenko & Konnan in the WCW Tag Team Title Tournament.
  • January 3, 2000–Nitro: Ron & Don Harris defeated Buzzkill & Mike Rotunda in the WCW World Tag Team Title Tournament.
  • January 17, 2000–Nitro: Masahiro Chono & Super J (nWo Sting) defeated Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda.

All-Japan Pro-Wrestling:

  • October 27, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Steve Williams, Mike Rotunda, & Johnny Smith defeated Yoji Anjoh, Mitsuya Nagai, & Ryuji Hijikata..
  • Early 2004: Mike Rotundo announces his retirement from Professional Wrestling..
  • Mike Rotunda’s retirement match is 5/4 at Korakuen Hall in Japan..
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: “Outlaw” Ron Bass & Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham..
  • October 9, 2006 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/The Flair Squad defeated “I admit it, I suck!” Mitch w/The Spirit Squad….
  • ~~~The “Flair Squad” consisted of pro-wrestling legends: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase, IRS (Mike Rotundo) and Arn Anderson!
  • April 1, 2007 – WrestleMania 23: Mike “IRS” Rotundo made a brief cameo during a backstage dance party started by Cryme Tyme..
  • June 24, 2007 – Vengeance (Night of Champions): The U.S. Express made an appearance as former World Tag Team Champions..
  • December 10, 2007–RAW 15th Anniversary: Irwin R. Sheister eliminated Sgt. Slaughter to win a RAW Superstars Battle Royal!
  • ~~~”The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase came down and paid IRS to eliminate himself so DiBiase could win the match!
  • March 10, 2008–RAW: The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham (WrestleMania 1 Rematch)..
  • ~~~Jillian Hall came out and started singling “Born in the USA” until Mike Rotunto gave her one of his classic Airplane Spins!
  • 2008: Mike’s two sons began wrestling at WWE’s developmental system – Windham Rotunda & Taylor Rotunda
  • November 19, 2009–FCW: IRS (Mike Rotundo) w/Lift Sawyer & Conrad Tanner came out and informed Abraham Washington that he had not paid his taxes and that he was being audited. The three of them escorted Abraham out of the ring!
  • December 21, 2009–RAW: IRS (Mike Rotunda) played Santa Clause in a backstage sketch with guest host Johnny Damon..
  • March 29, 2010–RAW: Christian defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Legends Lumberjack match..
  • ~~~Lumberjacks: “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, IRS (Mike Rotundo), Arn Anderson, Pat Patterson, Tony Garea ..
  • ~~~Lumberjacks: Rowdy Roddy Piper, Nick Bockwinkel, Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, & Jerry “The King” Lawler ..
  • June 28, 2010–RAW: Jerry Lawler and some other legends honored Ricky Steamboat and hyped the release of his new DVD..
  • ~~~The other legends in the ring consisted of Arn Anderson & Dean Malenko & Mike “IRS” Rotunda & Michael P.S. Hayes ..
  • ~~~The Nexus showed up and attacked Ricky “The Dragon Steamboat” and physically destroyed him with all their finishers.
  • November 15, 2010–Old School RAW: IRS (Mike Rotunda) was one of many old school wrestlers to appear on this special episode.