|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1. 78 m)|
|Billed weight||214 lb (97 kg/15. The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass 3 st)|
|Born||June 5, 1972 |
Toms River, New Jersey
|Resides||Brick Township, New Jersey|
|Billed from||Clearwater, Florida (as Simon Dean)|
Silicon Valley (as Nova)
Toms River, New Jersey
|Trained by||Mike Sharpe|
Michael Bucci (born June 5, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. The stone is a unit of Weight. It is part of the Imperial system of weights and measures used in the British Isles, and formerly used in most Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Township of Toms River is a large township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Clearwater is a City located in Pinellas County Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa and northwest of St For the valley nicknamed "Silicone Valley" see San Fernando Valley. The Township of Toms River is a large township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the Mike Sharpe is an ex- Professional wrestler better known as Iron Mike Sharpe. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff Bucci is probably best known for his appearances in Extreme Championship Wrestling as Nova and Super Nova and World Wrestling Entertainment as Simon Dean. Extreme Championship Wrestling ( ECW) was a Professional wrestling promotion that was founded in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1992 by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, He was previously the Talent Development Manager for WWE.
After graduating in 1990 from Toms River High School East in Toms River, New Jersey, he attended nearby Ocean County College for a few semesters. Toms River High School East is a comprehensive four-year public high school the third high school built in Toms River, New Jersey, as part of the Toms River The Township of Toms River is a large township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the Ocean County College is an accredited, Coeducational two-year public, Community college located in Ocean County, New Jersey There, he met a friend who informed him of a wrestling school in nearby Brick Township, New Jersey, run by "Iron" Mike Sharpe. Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Mike Sharpe is an ex- Professional wrestler better known as Iron Mike Sharpe. Bucci trained at the school and officially went pro in 1992.
Bucci's first taste of superstar exposure came between 1992 and 1994, when WWF Chairman Vince McMahon used talent from various promotions as jobbers to various up and coming superstars on WWF programming. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24 1945 popularly known by his Ring name Mr In professional wrestling slang, the term job describes a losing performance in a wrestling match
During his time spent in Mike Sharpe's wrestling school, Bucci wrestled as a superhero with a mullet; his attire included a star over his right eye and a sparkly blue cape. Bucci sparked the interest of Raven; Raven was looking to put together a new stable known as The Flock in Extreme Championship Wrestling and asked Bucci to appear at the ECW Arena in South Philadelphia. Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) better known by his Ring name Raven, is an American Professional Raven's Nest was a Professional wrestling stable led by Raven that was present in Extreme Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1997 Extreme Championship Wrestling ( ECW) was a Professional wrestling promotion that was founded in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1992 by
Upon his arrival in ECW, Bucci was immediately paired with Raven, Stevie Richards, and The Blue Meanie in the Flock. For similar names see the disambiguation page Stephen Richards Michael Manna is an American professional wrestler and Brian Heffron (born May 18 1973 is a professional wrestler better known as The Blue Meanie. His first exposure to the crowd was as a parody of KISS where the wrestlers came out to KISS's hit "Rock and Roll All Night" and did the bump and strut with air guitars. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Playing air guitar is a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play rock or heavy metal -style Electric guitar solos Although it was intended to garner heat with the crowd, it was an immediate hit. This article is about a Professional wrestling term For the World Wrestling Entertainment program see WWE Heat. Later a quote was stated to have been said by Bubba Ray Dudley in the "Rise and Fall of ECW" book, "that was great; the crowd really loved it. Mark LoMonaco (born July 14, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling The only thing better than that would be . . . a parody of the nWo. The New World Order (commonly known as the nWo, the official typeset in the Logo) was a Professional wrestling stable that originally wrestled "
Bucci along with Stevie asked permission from both Raven and Paul Heyman to parody the nWo; it was granted, and Bucci was given credit with the creation of the bWo logo. Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is an American entertainment producer most well-known for his former roles in Professional wrestling The New World Order (commonly known as the nWo, the official typeset in the Logo) was a Professional wrestling stable that originally wrestled The Blue World Order (bWo was a stable of professional wrestlers formed at ECW's November to Remember 1996 event at the ECW Bucci would parody Hollywood Hulk Hogan, after a dispute between Raven and Richards, where Richards said "if he's Hogan, fans will think he's the leader of The Flock", Raven than said, "Fuck it . Terrance "Terry" Gene Bollea (born August 11 1953 better known by his Ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American Actor, and retired professional . . he's Hogan", (and was originally introduced by Stevie as "Hollywood Bob Star"). Richards became "Big Stevie Cool" (a takeoff on Kevin Nash's nickname of "Big Daddy Cool"), and Meanie was "Da Blue Guy", a takeoff on Scott Hall, "Da Bad Guy". Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9 1959 is an American professional wrestler and Actor. Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958 In WCW he was a 2-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a 1-time Television Many other members were added and removed between 1996 and 1998, before the team split in the latter.
In 1998, he, along with many other ECW talent, competed at Jersey All Pro Wrestling's 1st anniversary show. Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW is an independent wrestling promotion based in New Jersey.
Bucci was known for having a unique and creative move set, and was called by Joey Styles "the most imitated man in wrestling" and the "inNOVAtor of Offense" by Jeremy Borash due to the fact that almost all his moves were copied by other wrestlers in the business. Joseph Carmine Bonsignore On the May 1, 2006 edition of RAW, Styles announced that he was quitting by delivering a worked shoot promo in which Jeremy Borash (born May 28, 1977 in Minneapolis Minnesota) also known as TV'S JB is an American Professional wrestling
In late 2000 through early 2001, he started a heated rivalry with his former tag partner Chris Chetti, who he beat in a match where the loser was fired. Christopher "Chris" Chetti At the final ECW pay-per-view Guilty as Charged 2001, Chetti refereed a bout between Nova and Chris Hammerick. Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or " gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of Performing His last televised appearance in ECW was at their last pay-per view, Guilty as Charged 2001. At the second to last ECW event in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, he was named as Danny Doring's tag team partner to help defend the ECW tag titles against Hot Commodity. Extreme Championship Wrestling ( ECW) was a Professional wrestling promotion that was founded in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1992 by Poplar Bluff is a city in Butler County, Missouri, United States. Dan Morrison (born February 19, 1974) is an American professional wrestler better known as Danny Doring, who started with Extreme Championship The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW World Tag Team Championship was the Tag team championship contested in Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Group History Hot Commodity was a group formed around the final years of ECW. Bucci filled in for an injured Amish Roadkill, and the team retained the titles. Michael DePoli (born on August 10, 1976) is a professional wrestler who started with Extreme Championship Wrestling.
When ECW went out of business, Bucci became more active on the indy scene until 2003. Bucci wrestled in places such as California's Ultimate Pro Wrestling, and New Jersey's Phoenix Championship Wrestling. Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW is a Professional wrestling promotion owned and operated by Rick Bassman During this time, he formed a tag team with Frankie Kazarian known as Evolution. Frank B Gerdelman (born August 4 1977) better known as Kaz and Frankie Kazarian, is an American professional wrestler In most of the promotions they competed for, they were successful in becoming tag team champions. He also briefly wrestled in Australia based World Wrestling All-Stars where he feuded with A.J. Styles amongst other "cruiserweights" for the WWA International Cruiserweight Championship, which he did not win. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Alan Jones (born June 2 1978 (TNA where he is a three-time TNA Triple Crown Champion. In Professional wrestling, a cruiserweight is a wrestler weighing below 220 lb (100 kg sometimes 215 This is the title history of the World Wrestling All-Stars International Cruiserweight Championship. In late 2001, he even worked a number of shows in England. In April of 2002, Bucci received a phone call from then WWF (soon to be renamed WWE) to partake in a developmental program at Ohio Valley Wrestling. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW is an American independent Professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky.
In May 2002, Bucci beat Prototype and became the OVW Heavyweight Champion, as Nova. May 2002: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September John Felix Anthony Cena (born April 23 1977 In his WWE career Cena has been a three time WWE Champion, He has also made appearances on television shows The OVW Heavyweight Championship is the major championship in Ohio Valley Wrestling. He held the title for half a year before losing the title to Damaja. Daniel "Danny" Hollie (born October 3 1977) is an American professional wrestler, currently working in the Independent Circuit It was around this time he was called up to start competing in SmackDown! dark matches and on WWE Velocity. WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing WWE Velocity, also known simply as Velocity, was a Professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment that He then began to try out a Richard Simmons-like fitness expert type gimmick. Milton Teagle Simmons (born July 12, 1948) Simmons was raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans Louisiana, and attended Cor Jesu High
In his debut for World Wrestling Entertainment, he portrayed the gimmick of a physical-fitness guru, very similar to Ben Stiller's character Tony Perkis in the movie Heavyweights, named Simon Dean. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30 1965 is an Emmy Award -winning American Comedian, actor Film producer and director Heavyweights is a 1995 Comedy film about a Fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness Guru named Tony Perkis ( Ben Heavyweights is a 1995 Comedy film about a Fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness Guru named Tony Perkis ( Ben The name was inspired by Dean Malenko's real name, Dean Simon. Dean Simon (born August 4 1960 World Wrestling Entertainment was previously known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF Introductory promos showed him "selling" his "Simon System," a supposed program of diet, exercise, and supplementation. In Professional wrestling, a promo is short for "promotional interview" a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. The promos parodied fitness infomercials, as Simon routinely insulted his supposed customers. The promos went so far as to provide an actual telephone number to call and order the Simon System; however, unlike virtually all infomercials, the number was not toll-free. People who called the number wound up hearing a WWE promotional message. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet,
During this gimmick, he acted as the sponsor of RAW, occasionally wrestling after first insulting the fitness of the crowd and the area in which they were located. This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is After not making much of an impact on RAW, he formed a tag team with fellow heel wrestler Maven who supposedly was a user of the "Simon System". In Professional wrestling, a heel is a Villain character In non-wrestling jargon heels are the "bad guys" in pro wrestling storylines. Maven Klint Huffman Early life Maven was born to an African American father and a white mother Again not much of an impact was made, as Bucci was traded to SmackDown! on June 30, 2005 and Maven was released the next month. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper
During a WWE produced ECW PPV, One Night Stand 2005, Bucci returned as Hollywood Nova with Da Blue Guy and Big Stevie Cool as the bWo. ECW One Night Stand (2005 was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE Brian Heffron (born May 18 1973 is a professional wrestler better known as The Blue Meanie. For similar names see the disambiguation page Stephen Richards Michael Manna is an American professional wrestler and During the event, Joey Styles made a reference to his "Simon Dean" character. Joseph Carmine Bonsignore On the May 1, 2006 edition of RAW, Styles announced that he was quitting by delivering a worked shoot promo in which After Bucci was hit with two chairs, Styles said, "That's more painful than having to be Simon Dean on national TV. "
When Bucci moved to "SmackDown!" as part of the WWE Draft Lottery, he joined the other members of the bWo and appeared as "Hollywood" Nova for his first appearance on the show. WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing His next appearance for the brand was wrestling on its sister show, WWE Velocity, as Simon Dean. WWE Velocity, also known simply as Velocity, was a Professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment that The general belief was that the bWo appearance was going to be a one off, meaning Bucci would keep to his "health sponsor" gimmick. However, it was next announced that the bWo would participate in a 6-man tag match at the Great American Bash against The Mexicools (Juventud, Psicosis, and Super Crazy). The Great American Bash is an annual summer Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. The Mexicools were a Professional wrestling stable and Tag team, that were signed to World Wrestling Entertainment 's SmackDown! Juventud Guerrera (born Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández on November 23, 1974 in Mexico City, D Francisco Pantoja Islas They then attacked Chavo Guerrero and Paul London during their WWE Cruiserweight Championship match The announcement of this match occurred on the same edition of SmackDown! that Bucci's Simon Dean character had a match with Booker T. Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1 1965 better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. At the Great American Bash, the bWo lost to the Mexicools in the six-man tag team match. The appearance of the bWo soon faded. With no mention of The Blue Meanie staying with the company and Richards returning to his previous heel gimmick, Bucci continued with the Simon Dean persona.
In late August, the Simon Dean character began coming to the ring on the Dean Machine (a Segway PT type machine). The Segway PT is a two-wheeled, self-balancing Electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. He would also force feed "Simon System" products to jobbers who wouldn't accept his offer to try them after defeating them in squash matches. Force-feeding, which in some circumstances is also called gavage, is the practice of feeding a person or an animal against their will The Simon Dean character had his first major WWE pay-per-view appearance at No Mercy, in a loss against Bobby Lashley. No Mercy is an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE Franklin Lashley Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle After the match, Simon ate 20 double cheeseburgers which caused him to vomit backstage. Dean had been noted on his later appearances as the "Head of Smackdown's welcoming committee", a position in which he was used as a jobber to debuting wrestlers.
During the January 6, 2006 episode of SmackDown!, Dean came to the ring and challenged any tag team. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This article refers to the band For the wrestling term see Tag team. Paul London and Brian Kendrick answered the challenge, only to be brutally attacked by The Gymini (Jake and Jesse), two "users" of The Simon System. Paul London and Brian Kendrick were a Professional wrestling Tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE The Shane Twins (born December 21, 1967 in Galesburg Illinois) are a Professional wrestling Tag team that consist of twin Dean began managing the team, but the team soon faded off television after Jesse suffered an injury in May 2006 and Dean went back to jobbing to other superstars.
Bucci left the ring on his own accord in August of 2006 and took over the running of the developmental program for WWE, thereby retireing from the ring in the process. He tried the best he could to make it work, but told many, that "he hated it from day one, due to the politics and having to move to Stamford, Ct. "
On August 31, 2007, Bucci was released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract after his name was mentioned in an ongoing investigation, citing the WWE's Wellness Policy. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Bucci had been on a 3 month regime of testosterone after he left WWE rings for good, but alas, after venting about the job, and all of the headaches that came with it, he was removed after his name came up, despite a legal medical prescription. The 13 others on that list were suspended for 1 month, and none were released.
Bucci now works as a licensed Mortgage broker throught the US, and although he has received offers to wrestle in various places, he has yet to do so, and has told many, he doesnt see himself "ever going back"
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He is the twin brother of Phoenix Championship Wrestling promoter and founder Don "Donnie B. Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW is a Professional wrestling promotion owned and operated by Rick Bassman The UPW Tag Team Championship is the top Tag team Professional wrestling title contested for in the Ultimate Pro Wrestling promotion The UPW Tag Team Championship is the top Tag team Professional wrestling title contested for in the Ultimate Pro Wrestling promotion Frank B Gerdelman (born August 4 1977) better known as Kaz and Frankie Kazarian, is an American professional wrestler " Bucci.
His original career choice was to be a math teacher, as confirmed in his RF Video shoot interview. Robert Feinstein is the owner and operator of RF Video (a professional wrestling video tape & DVD distribution company who were best known as the videographers of Extreme Championship In Professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event &ndash that is an event that is "real" and not staged He managed a Wendy's in Toms River, to make money to pay for gas for his trips to work with ECW in the mid-90s, as confirmed in his RF Video shoot interview and The Rise and Fall of ECW. Wendy's is an international chain of Fast food Restaurants founded by Dave Thomas in 1969 in Columbus Ohio. The Rise and Fall of ECW is a documentary DVD produced by World Wrestling Entertainment.