Mongo McMichael was born on October 17, 1957. He is a former National Football League (NFL) defensive tackle. And a former professional wrestler, pundit, and head coach.
However, McMichael was an All-American in college football for the University of Texas. He was a member of the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers. With the Bears winning Super Bowl XX in January 1986. McMichael was most recognized for his tenure. In World Championship Wrestling throughout his professional wrestling career (WCW). He was a one-time WCW United States Champion and a member of the renowned Four Horsemen team.
He has been a fixture on Chicago sports radio for several years. And his name is now the name of a restaurant in the southwest suburbs of the city. he is the head coach of the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League. (CIFL). He ran for mayor of Romeoville, Illinois, and came in second In 2013.
McMichael was born in Houston, Texas, on October 17, 1957. McMichael was two years old when His parents divorced. and his mother remarried E.V. McMichael. an oil industry executive from whom McMichael took his surname. John Richard is his older brother, and Kathy and Sharon. his younger sisters are his other siblings. He attended Freer High School after his family relocated to Freer.
During his senior year, he lettered in six sports. football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, and golf. Baseball was his favorite sport, and he batted.450 in his final year as a catcher. attracting the attention of the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds.
Football career in college:
Seventy-five colleges and universities offered McMichael scholarships. due to his high school football success. and he chose to attend the storied University of Texas at Austin. From 1976 to 1979, he was a defensive tackle for the Texas Longhorns. although the death of his stepfather hampered his rookie season. He is a consensus first-team All-American in his senior year and the defensive MVP of the 1979 Hula Bowl.
Football career as a professional:
The New England Patriots drafted McMichael out of Texas in 1980. he cut before his second season. The Chicago Bears signed him as a free agent in 1981. In the year 1985. He led the Bears in sacks with 1112 in 1988. He had 108 tackles for the 1986 and 1987 seasons in 1989.
McMichael chose for both the NFC and AFC Pro Bowl teams. However, He had a stretch of 101 games starting in 1990 when his playing time was reduced.
Similarly, In a 1991 game against the New York Jets, McMichael rose to prominence. With 1:54 left in the game, McMichael forced a fumble by Blair Thomas and recovered it at the New York 36. With:18 went in the game. Quarterback Jim Harbaugh threw a game-tying touchdown to Neal Anderson. Harbaugh scored a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime to give the Bears the victory. In 2005, Bears coach Mike Ditka stated that. McMichael was the most challenging athlete he had ever coached. Before retiring in 1994, he was a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Wrestling Federation of the World:
After the end of their NFL career, he worked as a ringside announcer. for Lawrence Taylor in the WWF at WrestleMania XI in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 2, 1995. However, Extra football players were at ringside. to keep wrestlers from interfering in Taylor’s match with Bam Bam Bigelow.
However, McMichael delivered guest commentary with Vince McMahon. on Monday Night Raw on March 20 and then brawled with Kama Mustafa, one of Bigelow’s comrades. The brawl erupted across the arena floor and into the stands. knocking over the broadcast table and prompting employees to intervene. In the end, Taylor triumphed in the second encounter.
Wrestling at the World Championships:
World Championship Wrestling recruited McMichael in 1995. (WCW). On the launch of WCW Monday Nitro on September 4, 1995. he made his debut with the promotion. as the pro-babyface color commentator with Bobby Heenan filling in. However, as the usual pro-heel commentator alongside lead broadcaster Eric Bischoff. During matches, McMichael would cheer for the famous wrestlers, quarrel with Heenan. So, bring his dog Pepe to the broadcast booth.
The Horsemen of the Four Horsemen:
Jarrett boot out of the Horsemen in July 1997, and Debra left McMichael for Jarrett. On the August 21 program of Clash of the Champions XXXV. McMichael avenged himself by defeating Jarrett for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. However, Curt Hennig took Arn Anderson’s position in the Horsemen. after being forced to retire due to injuries weeks before. Similarly, During the War, Games match that the Horsemen involve in at Fall Brawl. Hennig turned on the Horsemen and joined the nWo.
Therefore, McMichael and Benoit were steel cages surrounding the ring. And neither man could defend Flair from the NWO’s 5-on-1 assault. However, The match ended after McMichael surrendered to prevent the nWo from attacking Flair. But, Hennig would still slam the cage door on Flair’s head (edited out of the home video release. but included in full on the WWE Network). McMichael lost his United States title to Hennig. the next night on Nitro and Flair disbanded the Horsemen.
Mongo McMichael’s net worth:
Mongo McMichael has a $3 million net worth. as a former professional football player in the United States. In October 1957, Steve McMichael was born in Houston, Texas. However, he was a unanimous first-team All-American. The New England Patriots picked McMichael #73 in 1980 as a defensive tackle.
McMichael married Debra Marshall in 1985. On October 12, 1998, they divorced.
However, McMichael married Misty Davenport on March 24, 2001. On August 3, 2007, McMichael appeared as a guest on ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy Show. Similarly, When he announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child. On January 22, 2008, their daughter Macy Dale McMichael was born at 4:12 p.m.
Chicago 6, which includes McMichael, Dan Hampton, and Otis Wilson of the 1985 Chicago Bears. He is a rock and roll oldies band (with amusing satirical Mike Ditka verses).
On April 23, 2021, McMichael stated diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).