Wrestler: "Above Average" Mike Sanders
Real Name: Michael Edwin Neil Sanders
Birthday: July 20
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 230 lbs.
Trained by: WCW Power Plant
Debut: June 1998
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: 3.0
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: the Cat
Ron Killings

[Mike Sanders Gallery]
[Natural Born Thriller Gallery]

  • WCW Cruiserweight title defeating Elix Skipper (October 2, 2000);
  • UCW American Jr. Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Lewis (champ), Dylan Rage and Chris Hamrick (February 14, 2004);
  • HWA Tag Team titles w/Lance Cade defeating Val Venis & Steve Bradley (February 13, 2002);
  • Big Time Wrestling Heavyweight title;

  • World Championship Wrestling:
  • Mike Sanders was the leader and mouthpiece of WCW PowerPlant faction, the Natural Born Thrillers..
  • October 2, 2000 - WCW Nitro: Mike Sanders defeated Elix Skipper for the WCW Cruiserwight title..

    WWF Developmental Talent:
  • Mike Sanders signed a WWF Developmental contract and was assigned to Les Thatcher's Heartland Wrestling Association..
  • February 13, 2002 - HWA: Mike Sanders & Lance Cade defeated Val Venis & Steve Bradley for the HWA Tag Team titles..
  • Mike Sanders becomes one of the bookers in HWA..
  • Mike Sanders was released by WWE because it was said they had no plans to call him up to the main roster..
  • ~~~However, there are rumors that he was blackballed by Paul Heyman..

    World Wrestling All-Stars:
  • November 28, 2002: Mike Sander joins the World Wrestling All-Stars European Tour as their "commissioner"..
  • January 4, 2002--New Blood Championship Wrestling: Mike Sanders defeats David Flair..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action:
  • January 15, 2003 - NWA:TNA: Jerry Lynn defeats Mike Sanders (TNA debut) with a TKO..
  • January 22, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders & David Flair b Ron Killings & Jerry Lynn..
  • January 29, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Ron Killings after botched interference by Jerry Lynn..
  • Fenruary 5, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Ron Killings defeated Jerry Lynn, Col Sanders & David Flair in a 4 corners elimination match..
  • February 9, 2003 - WWA PPV: Mike Sanders defeated Joe E. Legend..
  • February 12, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Ron Killings/Jorge Estrada/Tenacious Z beat Mike Sanders/Glen Gilbertti/BG James..
  • February 19, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats "Tough Enough" Jonah..
  • March 5, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Glen Gilbertti & Mike Sanders defeats Chris Harris & James Storm..
  • March 7, 2003--Big Time Wrestling: Mike Sanders defeated Jason Styles to win the Big Time Heavyweight title..
  • March 12, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Jim Duggan (suprise!) defeats Mike Sanders!!
  • March 19, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Moondog Spot & Jim Duggan defeat Mike Sanders & Glen Gilbertti..
  • April 16, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Kid Kash beat Mike Sanders to retain then left Trinity in the ring to get H-Bombed by the Harris Boys..
  • April 23, 2003 - NWA^TNA: AJ Styles & DLo Brown beat Glen Gilbertti & Mike Sanders via DQ..
  • May 14, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Mike Awesome in a TABLES match with help from Glen Gilbertti..
  • May 21, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Mike Sanders defeats Brian Lee in a HARDCORE match where fans supplied weapons..
  • June 18, 2003 - NWA:TNA ANNIVERSARY: New Jack defeated Mike Sanders in a Hard 10 Tourniment match..
  • August 2003: Mike Sanders is let go by NWA Total Nonstop Action..

    On The Road Again:
  • February 14, 2004--Universal Championship Wrestling: Mike Sanders won four-way over Dylan Rage and Chris Hamrick and Jeff Lewis to win Lewis's American jr title..
  • November 15, 2004--UCW: Mike Sanders defeated NWO Sting..
  • December 18, 2004--Georgia Championship Wrestling: Jason Cross beat "Natural Born Thriller" Mike Sanders to retain the US Jr title..
  • February 11, 2005--UCW TV taping: Mike Sanders defeated Kwee Wee..
  • February 20, 2005--Vince Russo's GLORY Wrestling: Mike Sanders & Disco Inferno defeated Adam Jacobs & Johnny Swinger..
  • December 16, 2005--Vince Russo's Ring of Glory: D-Lo Brown & Glen Gilberti defeated Erik Watts & Mike Sanders..