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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 June 1972Bricktown, New Jersey, USA
Nicknames Nova
Supernova
Hollywood Nova
Simon Dean
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Bucci was born on June 5, 1972 in Bricktown, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993) and ECW Massacre on 34th St. (2000). He is married to Melissa.

Spouse (1)

Melissa (? - present)

Trade Mark (23)

Finishing move: Kryptonite Krunch
Trademark move: Deep Impact (Double Arm Facebuster)
Finishing move (as Simon Dean): Simonizer (Modified Spinning Leghook Fireman's Carry Slam)
Trademark move (as Simon Dean): Curb Stomp (Modified Deathlock Surfboard with a Stomp to the back of his opponent, forcing their head into the mat)
Trademark move (as Simon Dean): Modified Facebusters, the opponent's head is caught between Dean's legs as he performs push-ups
Finishing move (as Hollywood Nova): Atomic Leg Drop
Trademark move (as Hollywood Nova): Parodies of other attacks and taunts used by Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Novacaine (Reverse STO)
Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Kryptonite Krunch (Over-the-Shoulder Back-to-Belly Piledriver)
Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Super Kryptonite Krunch (Top-Rope Over-the-Shoulder Back-to-Belly Piledriver)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Spin Doctor (Rolling Cutter)
Trademark move: Deep Impact (Double Underhook Sit-Down Facebuster)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Nova Blast (Blockbuster)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): DDT Squared (Inverted DDT)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): One Arm Bandit (One Armed Swinging Neckbreaker)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Scream Machine (Electric Chair Bomb)
Trademark move (as Nova and Hollywood Nova): Sledge-O-Matic (Powerbomb followed by an Elbow Drop to the groin)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Smash Mouth (Powerbomb into a Stunner)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Nova Missile (Spear; opponent in corner)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Elevator (Powerbomb, victim is face up across shoulders)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Third Degree (Two Rolling Piledrivers followed by a Spinning Sit-Down Powerbomb)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Diamond Dust (Top-Rope Stunner)
Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Senton Bomb

Trivia (13)

Is widely acknowledged as the innovator of several moves used by wrestlings's top stars.
Twin brother Don is also involved in professional wrestling. He is a manager/promoter known as Donnie B.
In April 2002, Nova signs a developmental deal with the WWF/E.
In June 2004, Mike was promoted to the role of "assistant booker" in Ohio Valley Wrestling to learn more about the creative process.
January 30, 2003 at a WWE Velocity Taping, Nova debuts on WWE TV using his real name Mike Bucci, getting defeated by Jamie Noble.
Began wrestling for ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) in 1996 under the name Supernova. It was later shortened to Nova.
In ECW, Nova was part of a popular tag team in ECW with Chris Chetti.
Notable title wins Include: SCW Tag Team titles with Blue Meanie; BCW (Border City Wrestling) Tag Team titles with Tommy Dreamer; UPW Tag Team titles with Frankie Kazarian; PCW (Phoenix Championship Wrestling) World Tag Team titles with Frankie Kazarian; Russ Haas Memorial Cup with R.C. Haas; OVW Heavyweight title; OVW Tag Team titles with Aaron Stevens
First wrestled for the WWE in 1993. He teamed with Bobby Who and they were defeated by the Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Pritchard).
Traded to WWE Smackdown! where he wrestles both as Simon Dean and Hollywood Nova of the bWo. [July 2005]
Will take on Bobby Lashley at No Mercy. [October 2005]
Employed by Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment. However, he is currently out of action due to a knee injury. [October 2003]
Is now wrestling in WWE house shows as Simon Dean, a rib on Dean Simon (better known as trainer and former wrestler Dean Malenko). [August 2004]

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