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Mike Best Biography


Real Name:  Michael Lee Best  
Hometown:  Chicago, IL  
Birthday:  February 7th, 1986  
Height:  6'0  
Weight:  247 lbs 


Biography:  The son of famed Chicago wrestling promoter and HOW creator Lee Best, Michael Lee Best is a seasoned professional wrestling veteran who has been polarizing the opinions of the general public for over ten years. From a controversial reign as DREAM Wrestling Women's Champion to the High Octane Hall of Fame, Michael has made both a life and a career out of turning heads and shocking wrestling fans.

A veteran of the independent circuit, Michael truly began to gain traction as a member of James Wingate's DREAM Wrestling in 2008. The aforementioned reign as DWF Women's Championship made him a household name (albeit a despised one) to the casual wrestling fan, and his multiple reigns as DREAM World Champion cemented him as both a talented competitor and cunning strategist before he was legally old enough to rent a car. It was in 2010 that Michael made the jump to the big leagues-- High Octane Wrestling. It was at the Best Arena in Chicago that Michael Best discovered the identity of his biological father, and subsequently adopted the middle and surname by which he uses today both legally and professionally. Over the course of the next five years, he would rack up an impressive twenty championship reigns, win the Triple Crown of War Games, Solitary Confinement, and the LBI Final at March To Glory, and truly become a household name in professional wrestling. Love him or hate him, Michael Lee Best's name is one that you've heard before, and one that will rouse an opinion out of you one way or another.

In December 2014, Michael Best achieved a lifelong dream when he was inducted into the High Octane Hall of Fame by a panel of his peers. With nothing left to accomplish, he hung up his boots in April of 2015 to focus on the students at his wrestling school, FiveTime Academy. He now serves as the manager and mentor of one such student, Alexandra Beckman, as she climbs the ladder in the United Toughness Alliance.

Other Feds:  High Octane Wrestling, DREAM  
Other Fed Titles:  8x HOW World Champion, 5x HOW ICON Champion, 3x HOW LSD Champion, 2x HOW Tag Team Champion, 2x HOW HOFC Champion. 2x DREAM World Champion, 1x DREAM Tag Team Champion, 1x DREAM Women's Champion (Yes, seriously).  
Other Fed Awards:  HOW Hall of Famer, 2015 Class. OH AND HE TOTALLY WON BATTLEMANIA.  


  • I’m known for two things in this industry-- running my mouth, and backing it up
  • Behold, I bring you The Machine.
  • With the possible exception of a Chris Hopper debate on the role of women in wrestling, I have never seen someone put a human being to sleep as quickly as Alex Beckman.
  • To see Alex Beckman-- with a smile wider than Bobby Dean’s maternity jeans-- lock your neck up in a death grip sparks something within me that I’ve never felt before.

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