Steve McMichael


Steve McMichael

Infobox NFLretired


|caption=
position=Defensive Tackle
number=76
birthdate=birth date and age|1957|10|17
Houston, Texas
debutyear=1980
finalyear=1994
draftyear=1980
draftround=3
draftpick=73
college=Texas
teams=
* New England Patriots (1980)
* Chicago Bears (1981-1993)
* Green Bay Packers (1994)
stat1label=Sacks
stat1value=95
stat2label=Games
stat2value=213
stat3label=Interceptions
stat3value=2
nfl=MCM299007
highlights=
* Pro Bowl (x2) (1986, 1987)
HOF=
CollegeHOF=

Steven Douglas McMichael (born October 17, 1957 in Houston, Texas) is an American former Football defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was also a professional wrestler for four years, and is currently the head coach of the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League.

NFL career

Steve "Mongo" McMichael was drafted out of Texas in 1980 by the New England Patriots. He was acquired by the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 1981. He would become one of their starting defensive tackles and help lead them to a Super Bowl win in 1985. He had a streak of 101 games started until 1990, when his playing time was reduced. He led the Bears with 11 1/2 sacks in 1988. He had 108 tackles in 1989. McMichael was named to the NFC's Pro Bowl teams for the 1986 and 1987 seasons. He played with the Green Bay Packers in 1994 before retiring.

Infobox Wrestler
name=Steven Douglas McMichael
names=Steve "Mongo" McMichael


height=6 ft 2 in
weight=270 lbs
birth_date =birth date and age|1957|10|17
birth_place =Houston, Texas
death_date=
death_place=
resides = Chicago, Illinois
debut=1996
trainer=
retired=1999|

Pro wrestling

World Wrestling Federation (1995)

After the end of his NFL career, he appeared at ringside in the WWF for Lawrence Taylor at WrestleMania XI on April 2, 1995 in Hartford, Connecticut. Taylor was wrestling Bam Bam Bigelow and there were several football players at ringside to keep wrestlers from interfering in the match. At a previous "RAW", McMichael did guest commentary and would later brawl with Kama Mustafa, one of Bigelow's comrades. The fight was all over the arena floor and almost into the stands, soon being broken up by personnel. Taylor ended up winning the later match. For unknown reasons, McMichael was not seen again on WWF television.

World Championship Wrestling (1995-1999)

Mongo then went to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a commentator. He bickered with Bobby Heenan during matches and brought his dog Pepe with him to the broadcast booth. In April 1996, Ric Flair started hitting on his wife Debra, who would sit at ringside during "WCW Monday Nitro". Mongo did not like this and challenged Flair and Arn Anderson to a match with his partner Kevin Greene. He trained with Randy Savage (In reality, he was trained by Terry Taylor at the WCW Power Plant.), while Flair and Arn got Heenan to be their "coach" for the match.

The match took place at "the Great American Bash" PPV on June 16 1996. During the match, Debra & Greene's wife were chased to the back by Woman and Miss Elizabeth. Debra came back with Woman and Elizabeth, and she had a briefcase full of money and a Four Horsemen t-shirt. Mongo accepted it and hit Greene in the head with the briefcase. Then they all pounded on Savage, and the Horsemen (along with Chris Benoit) were four strong again.

His first singles match was against Joe Gomez on the "Bash at the Beach" PPV on July 7, 1996. Mongo won with the Mongo Spike.

He went on to feud with the Dungeon of Doom with the other Horsemen, and he had problems with Jeff Jarrett over the affections of Debra in late 1996 through early 1997. Because of this, Woman would trash Debra, causing Mongo and Benoit to step in each time. The turning point in the Mongo-Jarrett issue was at "SuperBrawl" on February 23, 1997. Mongo wrestled Jarrett; and if Jarrett won, he was an official Horsemen. Debra interfered for Jarrett, so he would win. Then, Mongo and Jarrett had to team, and they bickered at first but then became a solid team.

Mongo wrestled two football players in 1997. He beat Reggie White at "Slamboree" on May 18, 1997 and lost to Kevin Greene at the "Great American Bash" on June 15, 1997, which saw Mongo slapped by Greene's mother at ringside.

In July 1997, Jarrett was kicked out of the Horsemen, and Debra soon left Mongo for Jarrett. Mongo got his revenge when he defeated Jarrett for his WCW United States Title at the "Clash of the Champions" on August 21, 1997. Just weeks earlier, Arn Anderson had been forced to retire due to an injury, and Curt Hennig took his place in the Horsemen. At "Fall Brawl" on September 14, 1997, Hennig turned on the Horsemen and joined the nWo. The next night on "Nitro", Hennig defeated Mongo for the United States Title, and Flair disbanded the Horsemen.

Mongo went after Debra's stable of wrestlers that included Jarrett, Eddie Guerrero, and Alex Wright. Debra hired Bill Goldberg to get Mongo, and he became one of Goldberg's first victims in November 1997.

He briefly helped Benoit feud with Raven's Flock in January 1998 and then got into a feud with Davey Boy Smith, in which he broke his hand during a match at "Super Brawl" in February.

Mongo returned in June 1998 and had a feud with Stevie Ray and finally helped to reform the Four Horsemen in October with Flair, Benoit, Malenko, and manager Arn Anderson.

They feuded with the nWo, and, in early 1999, Mongo left WCW for good. He was divorced from Debra around this time. She was already dating World Wrestling Federation superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin, prompting McMichael to do an interview with "The National Enquirer" entitled "Stone Cold Stole My Wife!"

After Wrestling

McMichael co-hosts a Bear pre-game show with Carmen DeFalco on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, and is the head coach of the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League

McMichael was a guest singer for Take Me Out to the Ball Game at a game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies in August 2001. After home plate umpire Angel Hernandez called Ron Coomer out at the plate on a controversial call, McMichael questioned Hernandez's call and said that he'd be waiting for him after the game. Hernandez ejected McMichael after he sang.

Return To Wrestling (2008)

Steve McMichael will be returning to professional wrestling for TNA Bound For Glory IV where he will referee the Monsters Ball Match.

Personal life

On August 3, 2007, McMichael appeared as a guest on the Waddle & Silvy Show on Chicago ESPN Radio 1000 and announced he is going to be a father with his wife, Misty. Their daughter Macy Dale McMichael was born at 4:12pm on January 22, 2008. [ [http://www.chicagoslaughter.com/ Steve and Misty McMichael Welcome Baby Girl The Chicago Slaughter would like to congratulate head coach Steve McMichael and his wife Misty on the birth of their first child Tuesday afternoon. Macy Dale McMichael was born at 4:12 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 19” long. Mother, baby and dad are all doing great.] ]

In wrestling

*Finishing and signature moves
**"Mongo Spike" (Tombstone Piledriver)

Championships and accomplishments


=Football=

*National Football League
**NFL Pro Bowler (2 times) - in 1986 and 1987
**Member of 1985 World Champion Chicago Bears

Professional wrestling

*World Championship Wrestling
**WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
*Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
**Worst Television Announcer (1996)

References

External links

* [http://www.chicagoslaughter.com/ Home Page of the Chicago Slaughter Indoor Area Football Team] http://www.tnawrestling.com/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,149/


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