Mike Enos

Michael Enos (born November 9, 1967) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his birth name and with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Blake Beverly. For much of his career, Enos teamed with Wayne Bloom as The Destruction Crew/The Beverly Brothers.[3]

American professional wrestler

Mike Enos

Enos with a fan
Birth name Michael Enos
Born (1967-11-09) November 9, 1967 (age 54)
Residence Tampa, Florida, US
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Blake Beverly[1][2]
The Masked Sky Scraper[3]
The Mauler[3]
Mike Enos[1][2]
Total the Terrible[4]
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Billed weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Billed from Shaker Heights, Ohio
(as Blake Beverley)[1]
Trained by Eddie Sharkey
Debut 1988
Retired 2000

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Mike Enos started wrestling in the late 1980s after being trained by Eddie Sharkey. His signing with the AWA was due to trainer Eddie Sharkey’s connections in the federation. Early on, Enos worked mainly as a referee but slowly got more and more bookings as a wrestler. He was billed as “The Construction Worker” Mike Enos, that name was soon replaced by “Mean” Mike Enos, as he teamed up with fellow rookie Wayne “The Train” Bloom to form The Destruction Crew. The Destruction Crew was managed by Johnny Valiant.[5] In the fall of 1989 the Destruction Crew challenged then AWA World Tag Team championsKen Patera and Brad Rheingans to a “car lifting” contest. During the challenge the Destruction Crew attacked Patera and Rhenigans and injured them (Storyline) and forced them to vacate the tag team titles.[6]

A tournament was set up to crown new tag team champions. In the tournament, the Destruction Crew would defeat the team of Sgt. Slaughter and Baron von Raschke in the first round and then beat Greg Gagne and Paul Diamond in the finals to win the titles.[6] That victory combined with their devious tactics earned the duo a joint Rookie of the Year award from the readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, which is the only time a tag team has won the award.[7] At the last original AWA television taping on August 11, 1990 the Destruction Crew lost the AWA tag-team titles to longtime rivals The Trooper and D.J. Peterson.[6]

While still AWA World Tag Team Champions, the Destruction Crew joined World Championship Wrestling during the spring of 1990. In WCW they wrestled under masks as the “Minnesota Wrecking Crew II” and were managed by Ole Anderson who was part of the original Minnesota Wrecking Crew. They attempted without success to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship from The Steiner Brothers during a brief feud. Enos also made a one-off appearance at WrestleWar 1990 as the (masked) third member of The Skyscrapers, called “The Masked Skyscraper.” He was a last-minute replacement for Dan Spivey, who had left WCW days earlier.[8]

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