Mike Rotundo

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Real Name - Lawrence Michael Rotundo
Birthdate - 3/30/58
6'3" 248 lbs. - Syracuse, NY

Aliases - Capt. Mike Rotunda, Michael Wallstreet, Irwin R. Schyster, VK Wallstreet, M. Wallstreet, Mr. Wallstreet

Athletic background - Freestyle Wrestling (Syracuse University)

Teachers - The Destroyer

Professional background - Germany(`81-`82), Canada(`83), Florida(`83-`84), WWF(`85-`86), Florida(`86), JCP/NWA(`87), WCW(`88-`90), WWF(`91-`95), WCW(`96-`97), New Japan(`97-`9?), All Japan(`00-`02), IWA(`04)

Groups - Varsity Club, York Foundation, Hart Family, Million Dollar Corporation, New World Order, nWo Japan, Team 2000, Black-Ship

Career Highlights -
- Defeats Greg Valentine in a tournament to win the vacant Florida Heavyweight title
- Beats Nikita Koloff to win the NWA Television title for the first of two times
- Teams with Steve Williams (Varisty Club) to win the NWA Tag titles from the Road Warriors
- Teams with Ted DiBiase to win the WWF Tag titles for the first of three times from the Legion of Doom
- Reforms the Varsity Club to win the 2000 Real World Tag League

Finisher(s) -
- Writeoff/Wallstreet Crash (Samoan Drop)
- Jumping Lariat

Favorites -
- Abdominal Stretch
- Butterfly Suplex
- Spike Slam
- Airplane Spin
- Legdrop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 5
science - 4
aerial - 2
power - 6
strikes - 5

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 5
selling - 6
bumping - 6
heat - 5
carrying - 6
legacy - 4

Place in History - Mike Rotundo was an excellent amateur wrestler who ended up finding himself in the wacky world of pro-wrestling. While some are never able to find their place, Rotundo was one of the opposite examples as he turned into a very good worker and midcard performer. After a few years of seasoning, Rotundo hooked up with another promising youngster, Barry Windham (whose sister he would later marry). They became a classic babyface team, but both soon became much more success as heels. Rotundo began getting saddled with some bad gimmicks, but one caught on. As a heel tax man, Irwin R. Schyster (IRS) became nationally recognized and lived off that fame for the rest of his career. He did enjoy a brief rebirth in Japan, where he was allowed to simply wrestle and get over on his natural ability. Like many WWF characters, Mike Rotundo is not remembered for the majority of his accomplishments, but instead his hokey gimmick.

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