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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMichael Stephen Manna
Nicknames Stevie Night Heat
Big Stevie Cool
'Dancin' Stevie Richards
Parasite
Wacko Stevie
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Manna was born on October 9, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Stephen Manna. He is an actor, known for TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004), ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams (1995) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He was previously married to Valerie Munson.

Spouse (1)

Valerie Munson (26 April 1996 - 26 June 2006) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (8)

His impersonations of wrestlers including the infamous BWO
New Finisher: Stevie T (Double Arm DDT)
Trademark move: The Rat Trap (Full Nelson Camel Clutch)
Trademark move: Rat Trap (Full Nelson Camel Clutch)
Trademark move: Sit-Down Facebuster
Trademark move (as Big Stevie Cool): Stevie Bomb (Release Powerbomb)
Finishing move: Stevie Kick (Superkick)
Finishing move: Stevie-T (Implant Double Underhook DDT)

Trivia (22)

Professional wrestler.
Won the NWA 2000 title before joining the WWF.
Had a gimmick in which he impersonated other WWF wrestlers. Has impersonated such wrestlers as The Rock, The Dudley Boyz, the Mean Street Posse, Gangrel, the Brood, the Acolyes, Val Venis, the Headbangers, Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan.
Had a gimmick in which he wore a suit and censored inappropriate things, such as language and nudity. He started this gimmick by censoring a stripping Terri Runnells.
His "censor" gimmick started when Vince McMahon wrote a letter to the head of the PTC, threatening that if the PTC didn't back off from making sponsers pull out of Smackdown!, he would create a character making fun of him, mimicing him in every way. When the PTC didn't back off, he "repackaged (wrestling term for getting a new gimmick)" Stevie Richards into his new character, Steven Richards, who goes around violating people's first amendment rights. The head of the PTC was flattered that he was represented by this anti-constitutional vigilante.
Stevie Richards' repackaged gimmick as the head of the Right to Censor was very briefly introduced in Worcester Massachusetts, on Raw is War, the night after King of the Ring 2000. It happened between an "Over the Top, Drop the Top" match between Jerry "The King" Lawler and Dean Malenko, as Terri Runnels, The King's "representative" in the match, was about to "drop the top."
He should be called the bad luck kid because in 1998 he had three operations, lost a close friend (Louie Spicolli, suffered concussions, and a dislocated shoulder.
In May of 1997 he wrestled in a Four Way Dance with Sandman, Terry Funk, and Raven. He and Funk were the last two in the ring. Terry dropped a steel guardrail on Richards' neck (right on his neck). Richards was out for 20 minutes. The arena was cleared. After taking a little time off he showed up on Nitro with Raven.
Brther, Steven.
Main evented the first ECW PPV in a three way dance against Terry Funk and Sandman.
(Before RAW - 11th November 2003) After his best friend Michael Lockwood (Crash Holly) died, Manna came out to Crash's theme music, wearing a Crash Holly shirt, stood on the turnbuckle and pointed up to the sky.
December 22, 1997, Stevie Richards retired from the ring after undergoing neck surgery to remove two vertebrae. The retirement didn't last long as he showed up in WCW a few months later.
Notable Title Wins Include: SCW Tag Team title (2); PWX Tag Team title; MEWF Heavyweight title; UCW title; NWA National title; MCW (Maryland) Tag Team title; NWA World Light Heavyweight title; NWA 2000 title; APWF Heavyweight title; NWA East Tag Team title; HWA Heavyweight title; ECW Tag Team titles w/Raven (2); WWE Hardcore title
On January 24, 2004 at 3PW Show, Stevie Richards returns to Philadelphia for a bWo reunion with his buddy The Blue Meanie. The bWo did several skits through the night, and Stevie thanked the crowd for "the best night of his career..and his life".
has been the hardcore champion 21 times
Wrestlers he has managed: Raven, Val Venis, The Goodfather, Jazz, Ivory, Bull Buchanan, Brian Adams, Bryan Clarke, Victoria, The Pitbulls.
Previous Managers: Chastity, Francine, Raven.
He was the first victim of Chris Masters' Master Lock (full nelson submission move)
Richards followed Raven to WCW a few months later. Stevie became a member of Raven's flunkies known as the Flock.
Former ECW Tag Team Champion.
Former WWE Hardcore Champion.
Endorsed Ron Paul in the 2008 presidential election.

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