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Mike Quackenbush

Mike Quackenbush

West Lawn, Pennsylvania
Michael Spillane
Height & Weight:
191 Ib

Titles Won:

  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas – with Jigsaw
  • King of Trios (2007) – with Jigsaw and Shane Storm

He has hosted several podcasts and video podcasts including The Grizzly Bear Egg CafeChikara Podcast-A-Go-GoDeep Blue SomethingThe Trending ShowDaddy on BoardKayfabe 2.0, and Til We Make It. He is also the sole content contributor to Quackenbush on Camelot, a news resource for the goings-on at the dinner theater franchise Medieval Times and renaissance fairs.

Quackenbush has written seven books including the two memoirs Headquarters (2001) and Secret Identity: Essays From Both My Lives (2004). Both memoirs were re-released as e-books for the Kindle in May 2010, and a few years later in 2017, he released 7 Keys to Becoming a Better Performer: A Book for Fellow Pro-Wrestlers. From 1998 to 2008, Quackenbush penned a regular column titled “From Bell To Bell” for The Wrestler magazine and “The International Report” for Pro Wrestling Illustrated, among other publishing credits.

In wrestling, Quackenbush is well known for being the promoter of Chikara and head trainer of its Wrestle Factory, a promotion and school he co-founded in 2002 with Reckless Youth. Quackenbush is also noted for his 25 year in-ring career on the independent wrestling circuit, during which he became a former NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion and CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion. In 2016, Sports Illustrated included Quackenbush on their list of the Top 101 Wrestlers of All Time.

Notable Feuds

vs. Mitch Ryder

w/ Team F.I.S.T vs. Toxic Trio

w/ Reckless Youth & Jigsaw vs. The Kings Of Wrestling

vs. BDK

Other Notable Achievements

AULL Intercontinental Lightweight Championship (2 times)

AULL Mexican Middleweight Championship (2 times)

APWF Internet Championship

CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Best of the Best 5

EWF Light Heavyweight Championship

FNW Freeweight Championship

FWA Championship (3 times)

IPW Junior Heavyweight Championship

IPW Hardcore Light Heavyweight Championship

IWA Deep South Heavyweight Championship

IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship

IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship

Ted Petty Invitational (2007)

IWU Light Heavyweight Championship

NEW Junior Heavyweight Championship

PCW Junior Heavyweight Championship

PCW Six-Man Tag Team Championship – with Inferno Kid and Boogie Woogie Brown

PCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Pat Shamrock (1) and Inferno Kid (1)

PWE Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

PWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Hallowicked

SCW Junior Heavyweight Championship

SCW Lord of the Dance Championship

USCW Junior Heavyweight Championship

wXw World Heavyweight Championship

wXw World Lightweight Championship