Mike Sanders

Title History

  • WCW Cruiserweight title defeating Elix Skipper (October 2, 2000);
  • UCW American Jr. Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Lewis (champ), Dylan Rage and Chris Hamrick (February 14, 2004);
  • HWA Tag Team titles w/Lance Cade defeating Val Venis & Steve Bradley (February 13, 2002);
  • Big Time Wrestling Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

World Championship Wrestling:

  • October 10, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Mike Sanders.
  • October 31, 1998 – Saturday Night: Al Green defeated Mike Sanders.
  • October 16, 1999 – Worldwide: Kid Romeo defeated Mike Sanders.
  • November 6, 1999 – Saturday Night: Devon Storm defeated Mike Sanders.
  • January 8, 2000 – Saturday Night: Kid Romeo defeated Mike Sanders.
  • January 22, 2000 – Saturday Night: Chuck Palumbo defeated Mike Sanders.
  • June 3, 2000 – Worldwide: Crowbar defeated Mike Sanders.
  • June 10, 2000 – Worldwide: Elix Skipper defeated Mike Sanders.
  • June 17, 2000 – Worldwide: Alan Funk & Mike Sanders defeated Ashley Hudson & Kory Williams.
  • June 24, 2000 – Worldwide: Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire defeated Alan Funk & Mike Sanders.
  • July 8, 2000 – Worldwide: Johnny The Bull defeated Mike Sanders.
  • July 15, 2000 – Worldwide: General Rection, Lash LeRoux & Van Hammer defeated Alan Funk, Mike Sanders & Shane Eden.
  • Mike Sanders was the leader and mouthpiece of WCW PowerPlant faction, the Natural Born Thrillers..
  • July 19, 2000 – Thunder: Mike Sanders defeated Crowbar.
  • July 22, 2000 – Worldwide: Buff Bagwell defeated Mike Sanders.
  • August 9, 2000 – Thunder: Norman Smiley defeated Mike Sanders.
  • August 21, 2000 – Nitro: The Natural Born Thrillers (Mark Jindrak, Mike Sanders & Sean O’Haire) defeated The Filthy Animals (Disco Inferno, Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr.).
  • August 23, 2000 – Thunder: Mike Sanders defeated Disco Inferno.
  • August 28, 2000 – Nitro: The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak, Mike Sanders, Reno & Sean O’Haire) defeated The Filthy Animals (Disco Inferno, Juventud Guerrera, Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr. & Tygress) in a tag team elimination match.
  • August 30, 2000 – Thunder: Booker T defeated Mike Sanders.
  • September 1, 2000 – HWA: The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders) defeat Anthony McMurphy, Cody Hawk & Race Steele.
  • September 2, 2000 – HWA: The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders) defeat Anthony McMurphy, Cody Hawk & Race Steele.
  • September 3, 2000 – HWA: Anthony McMurphy, Cody Hawk & Shark Boy defeated The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders).
  • September 4, 2000 – Nitro: The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak, Mike Sanders, Reno, Sean O’Haire & Shawn Stasiak) defeated Big Vito in a handicap match.
  • September 18, 2000 – Nitro: Rey Mysterio Jr. & Tygress defeated The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak, Mike Sanders, Sean O’Haire & Shawn Stasiak) in a handicap, tag team elimination match.
  • September 20, 2000 – Thunder: The Jung Dragons (Jamie-San, Kaz Hayashi & Yang) & Leia Meow defeated The Natural Born Thrillers (Mark Jindrak, Mike Sanders & Sean O’Haire).
  • September 23, 2000 – Worldwide: Chuck Palumbo, Mike Sanders & Reno defeated Kevin Northcutt, Robbie Rage & Steven Sharpe.
  • October 2, 2000 – Nitro: Kevin Nash & Mike Sanders defeated Elix Skipper for the WCW Cruiserwight title in a handicap match Mike Sanders wins the title..
  • October 4, 2000 – Thunder: WCW cruiserweight champion Mike Sanders defeated Lance Storm to retain the title.
  • October 7, 2000 – Nitro: Booker T & The Cat defeated Mike Sanders & Kevin Nash.
  • October 11, 2000 – Thunder: Sting defeated Mike Sanders.
  • October 18, 2000 – Thunder: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mike Sanders.
  • October 25, 2000 – Thunder: Ms. Jones & The Cat defeated Leia Meow & Mike Sanders.
  • October 29, 2000 – Halloween Havoc: Mike Sanders defeated The Cat in a 3 round kickboxing match to become the WCW commissioner.
  • October 30, 2000 – Nitro: The Cat defeated Mike Sanders.
  • November 15, 2000 – Thunder: Kevin Nash defeated Mike Sanders by DQ.
  • November 20, 2000 – Nitro: Goldberg defeated Mike Sanders.
  • November 26, 2000 – Mayhem: WCW cruiserweight champion Mike Sanders defeated Kwee Wee to retain the title.
  • December 6, 2000 – Thunder: Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Mike Sanders to win the cruiserweight title.
  • December 11, 2000 – Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Mike Sanders by disqualification.
  • December 12, 2000 – Nitro: Sid Vicious defeated Mike Sanders.
  • January 14, 2001 – Sin: The Cat defeated Mike Sanders to have the role of the WCW commissioner.
  • February 7, 2001 – Thunder: Konnan defeated Mike Sanders.
  • February 28, 2001 – Thunder: The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi & Yang) defeated Kwee Wee & Mike Sanders in the quarter-finals of the tag team cruiserweight titles tournament.
  • March 14, 2001 – Thunder: Hugh Morrus & Konnan defeated Disqo & Mike Sanders.
  • Mike Sanders signed a WWF Developmental contract and was assigned to Les Thatcher’s Heartland Wrestling Association..
  • August 28, 2001–HWA: The Haas Brothers (Charlie Haas & Russ Haas) defeated Mike Sanders & Reno.
  • August 30, 2001–HWA: The Big Show & The Haas Brothers (Charlie Haas & Russ Haas) defeated Chris Kanyon, Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders.
  • September 4, 2001–HWA: Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders defeated The Island Boys (Ekmo & Kimo).
  • September 15, 2001–HWA: Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders defeated Kimo & Race Steele.
  • September 25, 2001–HWA: Lash LeRoux & Mike Sanders defeated Chad Collyer & Race Steele.
  • September 29, 2001–HWA: Race Steele & Val Venis defeated Mark Jindrak & Mike Sanders.
  • October 2, 2001–HWA: Matt Stryker, Race Steele & Val Venis defeated EZ Money, Jamie Knoble & Mike Sanders.
  • October 13, 2001–HWA: Val Venis defeated Mike Sanders.
  • October 27, 2001–HWA: D-Lo Brown, Race Steele & Val Venis defeated EZ Money, Kwee Wee & Mike Sanders.
  • October 31, 2001–HWA: D-Lo Brown, Eddie Guerrero & Val Venis defeated Brian Adams, EZ Money & Mike Sanders.
  • November 14, 2001–HWA: Charlie Haas & Cody Hawk defeated Lance Cade & Mike Sanders.
  • November 24, 2001–HWA: Lance Cade & Mike Sanders defeated Charlie Haas & Cody Hawk in a lumberjack match.
  • December 4, 2001–HWA: Mike Sanders & Reno defeated Charlie Haas & Cody Hawk.
  • December 8, 2001–HWA: Lance Cade & Mike Sanders defeated Charlie Haas & Cody Hawk in a street fight.
  • December 10, 2001–HWA: Lance Cade & Mike Sanders defeated Maven & Shark Boy.
  • January 4, 2002–New Blood Championship Wrestling: Mike Sanders defeated David Flair..
  • January 8, 2002 – HWA: Lance Cade & Mike Sanders defeated Cody Hawk & Maven.
  • January 9, 2002 – HWA: Lance Cade & Mike Sanders defeated Maven & Nigel McGuinness.
  • January 12, 2002 – HWA: Mike Sanders defeated Cody Hawk.
  • January 15, 2002 – HWA: Mike Sanders & Lance Cade defeated tag team champions Ekmo & Kimo by disqualification. Ekmo & Kimo retains.
  • January 22, 2002 – HWA: Chad Collyer & Shannon Moore defeated Matt Stryker & Mike Sanders.
  • January 26, 2002 – HWA: Cody Hawk, Race Steele & RC Haas defeated Johnny The Bull, Lance Cade & Mike Sanders in a tag team elimination match.
  • February 2, 2002 – HWA: Ekmo, Kimo & Maven defeated Lance Cade, Mike Sanders & Steve Bradley in a tag team elimination match.
  • February 5, 2002 – HWA: Mike Sanders & Lance Cade defeated Chad Collyer & Payne.
  • February 6, 2002 – HWA: HWA tag team champions Ekmo & Kimo defeated Lance Cade & Mike Sanders to retain the titles.
  • February 12, 2002 – HWA: Justin Credible, Raven & RC Haas defeated Lance Cade, Matt Stryker & Mike Sanders.
  • February 13, 2002 – HWA: Mike Sanders & Lance Cade defeated Val Venis & Steve Bradley for the HWA Tag Team titles..
  • February 16, 2002 – HWA: Lance Cade vs. Mike Sanders ended in a no contest.
  • February 20, 2002 – HWA: Lance Cade defeated Mike Sanders to win the tag team titles.
  • February 26, 2002 – HWA: Derrick Neikirk defeated Mike Sanders.
  • June 30, 2002 – HEAT: Jason Sugarman & Mike Sanders defeated BJ Payne & Steve Bradley in a dark match.
  • July 13, 2002 – HWA: Mike Sanders defeated Steve Bradley.
  • July 14, 2002 – HWA: Chris Kanyon, Johnny The Bull & Mike Sanders defeated Lance Cade, Race Steele & Steve Bradley.
  • Mike Sanders becomes one of the bookers in HWA..
  • Mike Sanders was released by WWE because it was said they had no plans to call him up to the main roster..
  • ~~~However, there are rumors that he was blackballed by Paul Heyman..
  • November 9, 2002–NWA Wildside: Damian & Mike Sanders defeated Jay Freeze & Todd Sexton.
  • November 15, 2002–NWA Wildside: Todd Sexton defeated Mike Sanders.
  • November 28, 2002: Mike Sander joins the World Wrestling All-Stars European Tour as their “commissioner”..
  • November 28-30, 2002–WWA: Mike Sanders defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • December 1, 5,-8, 13, 2002–WWA: Mike Sanders defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • December 20, 2002–MLW: PJ Friedman & Steve Williams defeated Jimmy Yang & Mike Sanders in the 1st round.

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

  • January 15, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Jerry Lynn defeats Mike Sanders (TNA debut) with a TKO..
  • January 22, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders & David Flair b Ron Killings & Jerry Lynn..
  • January 29, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Ron Killings after botched interference by Jerry Lynn..
  • Fenruary 5, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Ron Killings defeated Jerry Lynn, Col Sanders & David Flair in a 4 corners elimination match..
  • February 9, 2003 – WWA PPV: Mike Sanders defeated Joe E. Legend..
  • February 12, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Jorge Estrada, Ron Killings & Tenacious Z defeated BG James, Glen Gilberti & Mike Sanders.
  • February 19, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats “Tough Enough” Jonah..
  • March 5, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Glen Gilbertti & Mike Sanders defeats Chris Harris & James Storm..
  • March 7, 2003–Big Time Wrestling: Mike Sanders defeated Jason Styles to win the Big Time Heavyweight title..
  • March 12, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Jim Duggan (surprise!) defeats Mike Sanders!!
  • March 19, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Moondog Spot & Jim Duggan defeat Mike Sanders & Glen Gilbertti..
  • April 16, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Kid Kash beat Mike Sanders to retain then left Trinity in the ring to get H-Bombed by the Harris Boys..
  • April 23, 2003 – NWA^TNA: AJ Styles & DLo Brown beat Glen Gilbertti & Mike Sanders via disqualification..
  • May 14, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Mike Awesome in a tables match with help from Glen Gilbertti..
  • May 21, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Brian Lee in a hardcore match where fans supplied weapons..
  • June 1, 2003 – Xplosion: David Young defeated Matt Stryker and Mike Sanders in a 3-way match.
  • June 15, 2003 – Xplosion: Mike Sanders & Sonny Siaki defeated CB Cage & Jason Knight.
  • June 18, 2003 – NWA:TNA ANNIVERSARY: New Jack defeated Mike Sanders in a Hard 10 TOURNAMENT match..
  • August 2003: Mike Sanders is let go by NWA Total Nonstop Action..
  • August 1, 2003–BPW: Shark Boy defeated Mike Sanders in the 1st round.
  • August 30, 2003–VIP: Sonny Siaki defeated Mike Sanders.
  • September 27, 2003–VIP: Mike Sanders defeated Elix Skipper.

On The Road Again:

  • February 14, 2004–Universal Championship Wrestling: Mike Sanders won four-way over Dylan Rage and Chris Hamrick and Jeff Lewis to win Lewis’s American jr title..
  • June 12, 2004–UCW: UCW American cruiserweight champion Mike Sanders defeated nWo Sting to retain the title.
  • November 15, 2004–UCW: Mike Sanders defeated NWO Sting..
  • December 18, 2004–Georgia Championship Wrestling: Jason Cross beat “Natural Born Thriller” Mike Sanders to retain the US Jr title..
  • February 11, 2005–UCW TV taping: Mike Sanders defeated Kwee Wee..
  • February 20, 2005–Vince Russo’s GLORY Wrestling: Mike Sanders & Disco Inferno defeated Adam Jacobs & Johnny Swinger..
  • December 16, 2005–Vince Russo’s Ring of Glory: D-Lo Brown & Glen Gilberti defeated Erik Watts & Mike Sanders..