Mike Bell (wrestler)
|Birth name||Michael Bell|
March 18, 1971|
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Died||December 14, 2008
Costa Mesa, California
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Mike Bell
|Trained by||David Schultz
Michael "Mike" Bell (March 18, 1971 – December 14, 2008) was an American professional wrestler who worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as Mike "Mad Dog" Bell. He is the brother of Mark Bell and Chris Bell (Director of Bigger, Stronger, Faster).
Professional wrestling career
Bell worked as a jobber for the WWF during the early 1990s and appeared on Monday Night Raw, though he never had a contract with the company. He later worked with ECW and appeared at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.
Bell was well known amongst the wrestling community after an incident with professional wrestler Perry Saturn during a dark match in the WWF. During the match, Bell attempted a snapmare armdrag on Perry, which left Perry "out on [his] feet" leading to a legitimate assault by Saturn on Mike Bell. Neither sustained serious injury.
Bell, who had a history with substance abuse, was featured in the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster along with his two brothers. On December 14, 2008, he was found dead at a rehabilitation facility in Costa Mesa, California. Bell was 37 years old.
Championships and accomplishments
- "Local pro wrestler Mike Bell dies at 37". Poughkeepsie Journal. Archived from the original on Feb 2, 2009.
- Associated Press (December 19, 2008). "Pro wrestler Mike 'Mad Dog' Bell found dead at 37". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-25.