Mike Tenay

Oct 24, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Mike Tenay
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 170 lbs.
Date of birth: October 1, 1956
Pro debut: 1994
From: Los Angeles, CA


– Tenay made his announcing debut on the WCW/AAA When Worlds Collide PPV. Every other WCW announcer refused to work the show, leading Tenay and Chris Cruise to take the reigns
– Tenay’s performance so impressed WCW officials that he immediately became the lead announcer for WCW’s B-shows, whilst also regularly appearing as a backstage interviewer on bigger shows
– On September 2, 1996, Tenay was ‘promoted’ to Nitro, serving as part of a three-man booth alongside Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan
– On January 8, 1998, WCW debuted the Thunder TV show, with Tenay as lead announcer
– Tenay remained with WCW until it was bought out by WWF. His contract was not acquired
– In June 2002, Tenay became the lead announcer for the new NWA:TNA promotion
– In mid-2005, TNA joined the TNA booking committee
– Tenay also serves on the board of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, New York
– In 2015, Tenay was replaced by Josh Mathews at the TNA announce desk, though retains an occasional on-screen role with the company
– In 2016, Tenay announced that he had left Impact Wrestling and retired from the wrestling business
– On November 30, 2022, Tenay was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame
– At Bound for Glory 2023, Tenay was inducted into the Impact/TNA hall of fame

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