Mike Knox

Oct 3, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Mike Hettinga
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of birth: July 17, 1978
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Pro debut: 1998
Trained by: Steve Islas
Finishing move: Reverse Fisherman Brainbuster


– In February 2005, Knox signed a WWE developmental contract
– On the June 20, 2006 edition of ECW on Sci Fi, Knox debuted by interfering in Kelly’s expose
– On June 24, 2006, Knox defeated Balls Mahoney in his ECW debut match
– On April 15, 2009, Knox was drafted to the Smackdown draft during the Supplemental draft
– WWE released Knox on April 22, 2010
– On September 8, 2012, Knox defeated Viper to win the APWA Hardcore Cup
– At Final Resolution ’12, Knox competed as one of the masked Aces & Eights wrestlers
– On January 3, 2013, Knox was unmasked by Kurt Angle, thus making his official TNA debut. His ringname was tweaked to Knux
– At One Night Only: World X Cup ’13, Aces & Eights (Knux & DOC) defeated Team International (Petey Williams & Funaki) but went on to lose the final to Team USA
– At Turning Point ’13, Aces & Eights disbanded
– In March 2014, Knux began a new storyline, leading a troupe of ex-carnival performers called ‘The Menagerie’
– On May 8, 2014, Knux made his in-ring re-debut, defeating Kazarian
– At One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown ’14, The Menagerie (Knux, Crazzy Steve & Rebel) defeated The BroMans (Robbie E & Jessie Godderz) & Angelina Love
– In February 2015, Knux entered the TNA Classic, defeating Kenny King in the first round before losing to Rockstar Spud
– On May 19, 2015, Knux left TNA
– Knox retired from wrestling in early 2018
– Knox returned to action in September 2020, defeating Jake Davis at a Lariato Pro event
– In late-2021, Knox began working for the NWA
– On the NWA 312 pre-show, Knox & Trevor Murdoch defeated Daisy Kill & Talos
– Knox & Murdoch won the 2023 Crockett Cup Tournament, defeating Blunt Force Trauma (Carnage & Damage) in the final
– At the NWA Return to Robarts special, Knox & Murdoch defeated The Country Gentlemen (AJ & KC Cazana)
– At Hard Times 2024, Knox & Murdoch defeated The Southern Six (Kerry Morton & Alex Taylor) in a Cage Match

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