Mike Rotunda (Alive)

Lawrence Michael "Mike" Rotunda [1958 - Present]

"Captain" Mike Rotunda
Irwin R. Schyster

Pro wrestler Mike Rotunda

Currently a road agent for the WWE, Mike Rotunda was a fan favorite who also wrestled under the names Captain Mike Rotundo, Michael Wallstreet and Irwin R. Schyster. Rotunda graduated from Syracuse University and started his professional wrestling career with Championship Wrestling from Florida. He soon formed a highly successful tag team with his brother-in-law, Barry Windham, called the "U.S. Express" and the pair won the WWF World Tag Team Championships twice. Rotunda later teamed up with "Golden Boy" Dan Spivey as "The American Express." Rotunda returned to Florida in 1987 and captured the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship. The following year, he defeated Nikita Koloff to win the NWA World Television Championship.  As a member of Kevin Sullivan's Varsity Club with Rick Steiner, Mike Rotunda feuded with "Georgeous" Jimmy Garvin over his valet "Precious".  In the 1990s, Rotunda adopted a variety of increasingly bizarre personas (arguably the best remembered was that of evil I.R.S. agent, Irwin R. Schyster).

Annette Wallace - 2016-02-21 03:50:13

Can someone tell me where he went to high school I've always been told it was owego free academy but now I see Newark valley which is just up the road

Ernie - 2013-09-26 03:06:42

Mike's son Windham Rotundo is with WWE as Bray Wyatt, the leader of the bizarre redneck heel group The Wyatt Family.

RichHib - 2010-06-27 18:23:00

I went to high school with Mike and he was a terrific athlete, both in football and wrestling, and was a good guy as well. He's alive and last I knew was doing well being retired in Florida.

Joe S. - 2010-02-18 10:11:06

Good wrestler, but I'll never have him do my taxes.

Ernie - 2010-02-18 00:24:14

Mike was great in the ring either as a face or a heel - his only real problem was that he just seemed to be one of those guys who got saddled with horrible gimmicks. ("Captain Mike", "Michael Wallstreet" - remember his manager Alexandra York, better known as Terri Runnels?)