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[Nova / Simon Dean Gallery]
Wrestler: Simon Dean
Real Name: Mike Bucci
Birthday: June 5, 1972
Hometown: Bricktown, New Jersey
Relocated to Lousiville, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married to Melissa
Height & Weight: 5' 10 - 214lbs
Trained by: Iron Mike Sharpe
Debut: 1992
Previous Gimmicks: SuperNova (ECW)
Hollywood Nova (ECW)
Nova (Indys)
Simon Dean (WWE)
Finishing Move: Kyptonite Krunch
Favorite Moves: Spin Doctor
Novacaine
Super Blockbuster Suplex
Nova Blast
Third Degree
Super Kypronite Krunch
Senton Bomb
Sledge-O-Matic
Scream Machine
DDT Squared
Elevator
Smash Mouth
Leg Lever Face Driver
One Arm Bandit
Notable Feuds: Chris Chetti
Rosey
The Hurricane

  • SCW Tag Team titles w/Blue Meanie;
  • BCW (Border City Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Tommy Dreamer;
  • UPW Tag Team titles w/Frankie Kazarian;
  • PCW (Phoenix Championship Wrestling) World Tag Team titles w/Frankie Kazarian;
  • Russ Haas Memorial Cup w/R.C. Haas;
  • OVW Heavyweight title;
  • OVW Tag Team titles w/Aaron Stevens defeating Chris Cage & Tank Toland (October 10, 2003);


  • In The Beginning:
  • August 9, 1993 - WWF RAW: Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Pritchard) beat Bobby Who & Mike Bucci..
  • October 25, 1993 - WWF RAW: Ludvig Borga defeated Mike Bucci..
  • November 15, 1993 - WWF RAW: The Headshrinkers defeated Mike Bucci & Mike Moraldo..
  • November 29, 1993 - WWF RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated Mike Bucci & Reno Riggins..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - Super Nova and the blue World order:
  • April 20, 1996--Hostile City Showdown: Super Nova vs El Puerto Ricano ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • May 3, 1998--Wrestlepalooza: The Blue Meanie & Super Nova b The FBI (Little Guido & Tracy Smothers)..
  • November 1, 1998--November to Remember: Nova & Blue Meanie beat Danny Doring & Roadkill..
  • November 22, 1998: Blue Meanie & Super Nova defeated High Society for the SCW Tag Team titles..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - Chris Chetti & Nova:
  • Chris Chetti was part of a popular tag team in ECW with Nova..
  • March 21, 1999--Living Dangerously: Super Nova & Chris Chetti defeated Danny Doring & Amish Roadkill in a DARK MATCH..
  • April 3, 1999--CyberSlam: Super Nova & Chris Chetti defeated Rod Price & Skull Von Krush..
  • August 2, 1999--Heat Wave: Nova & Chris Chetti defeated Danny Doring & Roadkill..
  • September 19, 1999--Anarchy Rulz: Chris Chetti & Nova vs Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • November 7, 1999--November to Remember: Little Guido defeated Super Nova..
  • January 9, 2000--Guilty as Charged: Danny Doring & Roadkill & Simon Diamond beat Nova & Kid Cash & Chris Chetti..
  • March 12, 2000--Living Dangerously: Nova & Chris Chetti defeated Gedo & Jado..
  • April 22, 2000--CyberSlam: Lance Storm & Dawn Marie b Super Nova & Jazz in a "Mixed Tag Team" match..
  • May 14, 2000--Hardcore Heaven: Nova & Chris Chetti defeated DeVito/Angel and Doring/Roadkill in a three-way dance..
  • July 16, 2000--Heatwave: Chris Chetti & Nova defeated Da Baldies (DeVito & Angel)..
  • October 1, 2000--Anarchy Rulz: Nova defeated Bilvis Wesley in a "Dark Match"..
  • November 5, 2000--November to Remember: Nova defeated Chris Chetti in a "Loser Leaves ECW" match..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - Nova:
  • December 3, 2000--Massacre on 34th Street: Nova defeated Julio Dinero..
  • December 23, 2000--Holiday Hell: Nova vs EZ Money ended in a NO CONEST..
  • January 7, 2001--Guilty As Charged 2001: Nova defeated Chris Hamrick..

    Independant Circuit:


    Evolution: Frankie Kazarian & Nova:
  • Nova formed a tag team with Frankie Kazarian known as "Evolution" in UPW and PCW managed by Looney Lane..
  • May 30, 2001 - Ultimate Pro Wrestling: Frankie Kazarian & Nova won a tournament to capture the UPW Tag Team titles..
  • June 13, 2001 - Border City: Nova & Tommy Dreamer defeated Johnny Swinger & Fantasy to capture the Tag Team titles..
  • July 20, 2001 - Phoenix Championship Wrestling: Frankie Kazarian & Nova defeated The Backseat Boyz and Matthews/York..
  • ~~~This was a three way dance, and Evolution captured the PCW (Phoenix Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles..
  • April 27, 2002 - Zero One: Frankie Kazarian & Nova defeated Steve Corino and C.W. Anderson..
  • May 3, 2002: Frankie Kazarian & Nova defeated Naohiro Hoshikawa and Yoshito Sasaki..
  • May 17, 2002 Phoenix Championship Wrestling: Kazarian & Nova & Chris Chetti defeated Christian York & Joey Matthews & Cham Pain..

    Independant Circuit:


    Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • April 2002: Nova signed a developmental deal with the WWF and was immediately assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling..
  • May 16, 2002: Nova (in his OVW debut) defeated The Prototype (John Cena) to capture the OVW Heavyweight title!
  • July 12, 2002 - OVW Summer Series: Nova defeated Christian to retain the OVW Heavyweight Title..
  • July 19, 2002 - OVW Summer Series: Nova defeated John Cena to retain the OVW Title..
  • July 24, 2002 - OVW Show: Nova defeated Seven to retain the OVW Title..
  • August 31, 2002: Nova & R.C. Haas beAt Damaja & Doug Basham in the finals of a tournament to claim the Russ Haas Memorial Cup..
  • September 25, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Damaja defeated Nova in a non-title match..
  • October 2, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Nova defeated Trash in a non-title match..
  • October 9, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Nova defeated Lance Cade in a non-title match..
  • October 23, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Nova defeated Badd Dogg in a non-title match..
  • October 30, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Nova defeated Chris Kanyon by DQ in a non-title match..
  • October 30, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Damaja defeated Nova for the OVW Heavyweight title!
  • November 20, 2002 - OVW TV Taping: Eddie Guerrero defeated Nova - Nova gets a whole lot of boos from the OVW crowd..
  • January 8, 2003 - OVW TV Taping: Doug Basham w/Nikita vs Nova w/Linda Miles went to a NO CONTEST..
  • January 15, 2003 - OVW Taping: Nova defeated Rene Dupree in a dark match..
  • January 22, 2003 - OVW Taping: Doug Basham & Nikita Fink defeated Nova & Linda Miles..
  • January 29, 2003 - OVW Taping: Nova & Rob Conway defeated Chris Kanyon & Doug Basham w/Nikita..
  • Nova is requested by WWE Management (mainly Stephanie McMahon) to cut his hair because his image is too similar to that of HHH..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • January 30, 2003 - Velocity Taping: Nova debuts on WWE TV using his real name Mike Bucci, getting defeated by Jamie Noble..
  • February 5, 2003 - OVW Taping: Nova & Rhyno defeated Chris Nowinski & Doug Basham..
  • February 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: Nova defeated Chris Nowinski by Disaqualification..
  • February 22, 2003 - Velocity: Chuck Palumbo & Nunzio defeated Johnny Jeter & Nova..
  • February 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: Chris Nowinksi w/Crash Holly defeated Nova..
  • March 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: The Disciples of Synn (Seven/Bane) defeated Nova & Mark Jindrak to retain..
  • March 22, 2003 - Velocity: Matt Hardy defeated Nova..
  • March 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: Nova & Mark Henry defeated Orlando Jordan & Mark Magnus..
  • April 11, 2003 - OVW Spring Breakout: Nova defeated Chris Nowinski..
  • October 10, 2003 - House Show: Aaron Stevens & Nova defeated Chris Cage & Tank Toland to win the Tag Team titles!

    Grooming Mike Bucci:
  • Late February 2004: Mike Bucci goes on the road with the RAW crew and wrestles in dark matches at RAW & Smackdown! tapings..
  • June 2004: Mike Bucci was promoted to the role of "assistant booker" in Ohio Valley Wrestling to learn more about the creative process..
  • July 24, 2004: Mike Bucci went on the road trying out his new gimmick as a Richard Simmons exercise guru type..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Simon Dean:
  • September 13, 2004 - RAW: The "Simon System" infomercial played (If you called the #, you get insulted for being out of shape)..
  • November 1, 2004 - RAW: Simon Dean debuts on RAW participating in his first LIVE infomercial for his patented Simon System..
  • ~~~During the segment, Simon invited an overweight fan into the ring and made fun of him and had a brief altercation..
  • November 8, 2004 - RAW: Simon Dean comes out for the second week in a row with an in-ring infomercial..
  • ~~~Simon Dean insulted several fans (planted) at ringside and invited one woman into the ring for further humiliation..
  • November 15, 2004 - RAW: Rosey confronted Simon Dean during his Infomercial, only to accidentally splash the planted "fan"..
  • November 22, 2004 - RAW: Simon Dean interrupts Stacy Keibler as she shills the ECW DVD, but The SuperHeros made the save!
  • December 6, 2004 - RAW: Simon Dean (debut match) defeated The Hurricane..
  • December 13, 2004 - RAW: The Hurricane defeated Simon Dean by Disqualification in a match taped for HEAT..
  • December 27, 2004 - RAW: Simon Dean defeated Rosey..
  • January 30, 2005 - Royal Rumble: Simon Dean entered at #18 but was quickly eliminated by Shawn Michaels..
  • January 31, 2005 - RAW: Shelton Benjamin defeated Simon Dean to retain the Intercontinental Championship..
  • February 14, 2005 - RAW: Kane defeated (or should I say "destroyed") Simon Dean..
  • February 21, 2005 - RAW: Chris Jericho made Simon Dean submit to the Walls of Jericho..
  • March 7, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri defeated Simon Dean & Maven to retain the Tag Team titles (taped for HEAT)..
  • March 21, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri & Christy Hemme w/Lita defeated Maven & Simon Dean & Molly Holly..
  • March 28, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri beat La Resistance and Maven/Simon Dean in a 3-WAY to retain the tag team titles..
  • April 4, 2005 - RAW: Simon Dean & Maven did a live infomercial which was interrupted by Stone Cold Steve Austin!!!
  • April 22, 2005--Bert Prentice's USA Championship Wrestling: Cassidy Riley defeated Simon Dean by Disqualification..
  • April 25, 2005 - RAW: Simon Dean defeated Robbie Brookside in a match taped for International HEAT..
  • May 1, 2005 - Backlash: The Heart Throbs participated in a Gauntlet Match for Regal & Tajiri's Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Regal/Tajiri b Romeo/Antonio, Regal/Tajiri b Dean/Maven, La Resistance b Regal/Tajiri, SuperHeros b La Resistance!
  • May 16, 2005 - RAW: The SuperHeros (Hurricane & Rosey w/Stacy) beat Simon Dean & Maven to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: The blue World order interrupted the main event and proclaimed "we're taking over!"
  • ~~~Balls Mahoney, Axl Rotten & Kid Kash came out and brawled with the bWo all the way to the backstage area......
  • ~~~Balls & Axl smacked Nova with chairshot and Joey Styles said it was more painful than being Simon Dean on TV!
  • June 30, 2005: Simon Dean was traded to Smackdown!..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Simon Dean AND Hollywood Nova:
  • July 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: The blue World order (Big Stevie Cool/Blue Meanie/Hollywood Nova) debuted on SD! to confront JBL..
  • ~~~The Blue Meanie defeated John Bradshaw Layield in a 1-on-1 match with help from the bWo as well as World Champion Batista!
  • July 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean wrestled a match on HEAT, showing that he'll play two different characters in WWE..
  • July 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: The bWo (Stevie Richards & Blue Meanie & Nova) defeated Nick Berk & Joson Static & Scott ???..
  • ~~~Later on, during the Smackdown! tapings: Booker T w/Sharmell defeated Simon Dean in a quick match..
  • July 24, 2005 - Great American Bash: Juventud & Pyschosis & Super Crazy defeated Big Stevie Cool & Blue Meanie & Nova..
  • August 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: "The Rabid Wolverine" Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean by Submission..
  • August 18, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio defeated Simon Dean..
  • August 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean defeated Russell Simpson in a match taped for Velocity..
  • September 1, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista defeated Simon Dean in a NON TITLE match..
  • September 23, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Simon Dean and made a major impression on fans and management!
  • September 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean defeated Robbie Dawber in a match taped for Velocity..
  • ~~~On Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Russell Simpson (Simon Dean challenged Lashley to a match at No Mercy)..
  • October 9, 2005 - No Mercy: Bobby Lashley defeated Simon Dean in 2-minutes and forced him to eat 20 cheeseburgers!
  • October 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy (redebut on Smackdown!) defeated Simon Dean..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Legion of Doom defeated Simon Dean & Orlando Jordan in a match taped for Velocity..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Hardcore Holly defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • November 14, 2005 - RAW Eddie Guerrero Tribute: Eugene defeated Simon Dean and stole Simon's "Dean Machine"..
  • November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series: Juventud Guerrera defeated Simon Dean in a Non Title Match on the Pre-show..
  • December 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Boogeyman (debut) defeated Simon Dean (dragged to the ring by security) in a quick match..
  • December 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean defeated Caprice Coleman in a match taped for Velocity..
  • December 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean defeated Brian Kendrick in a match taped for Velocity..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Simon Dean & Gymini:
  • January 6, 2006 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean introduced Gymini, who destroyed Brian Kendrick & Paul London..
  • January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Simon Dean participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 19, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Simon Dean defeated Ray Gordy with help from Gymini..
  • January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchill defeated Simon Dean in a dark match..
  • ~~~During the Smackdown! TV Taping: The Gymini w/Simon Dean defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick..
  • January 29, 2006 - Royal Rumble: Simon Dean entered at #3 and was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in about 60 seconds..
  • February 9, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Bill DeMott & Ray Gordy & Damien Steele defeated Simon Dean & The Gymini ..
  • February 17, 2006 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy defeated Simon Dean w/Gymini..
  • February 19, 2006 - No Way Out: The Boogeyman defeated Simon Dean in a Pre-sho match shown on HEAT..
  • February 24, 2006 - Smackdown!: Gymini & Simon Dean defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick & Sho Funaki (Velocity)..
  • March 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: Super Crazy defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • March 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Simon Dean participated in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Battle Royal (won by Bobby Lashley)
  • March 25, 2006--North East Wrestling: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Simon Dean in Bristol, Connecticut ..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Simon Dean:
  • April 7, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean (A patriotic messege from JBL played on the screen)..
  • April 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: Gunner Scott (Brent Albright) defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 12, 2006 - SmackDown!: Matt Hardy defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 19, 2006 - SmackDown!: "Pirate" Paul Birchill defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Tatanka defeated Simon Dean...
  • May 31, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Shawn Spears beat Simon Dean (Simon Dean cracked Al Snow with a chair after the match)..
  • June 2, 2006 - SmackDown!: Gunner Scott defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • June 7, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: C.M. Punk defeated Simon Dean by DQ when Shad Gaspard & The Neighborhoodie interefered..
  • June 9, 2006 - SmackDown!: Matt Hardy defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velcoity..
  • June 16, 2006--OVW Six Flags: C.M. Punk & Al Snow defeated Shad Gaspard & The Neighborhoodie & Simon Dean..
  • June 23, 2006 - SmackDown!: Tatanka vs Simon Dean ended in a No Contest when The Great Khali attacked both men!
  • June 30, 2006--OVW Six Flags: Simon Dean defeated Al Snow by Disqualification..
  • June 30, 2006 - SmackDown!: Big Vito (wearing a dress) defeated Simon Dean by Submission with Simon's head up his dress..
  • July 19, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Simon Dean defeated T.J. Dalton.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
  • July 23, 2006 - Great American Bash: Sho Funaki defeated Simon Dean in a Pre-show match..
  • July 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: Big Vito (wearing a dress) defeated Simon Dean...
  • July 28, 2006--OVW Six Flags: Al Snow & Brent Albright defeated Simon Dean & Eddie Craven in a Double Strap match....
  • August 4, 2006 - SmackDown!: Hardcore Holly defeated Simon Dean in a dark match..
  • August 10, 2006: Mike Bucci replaced Tommy Dreamer as head of WWE Developmental and will work under John Laurinatis..
  • August 11, 2006--OVW Six Flags: Al Snow defeated Simon Dean in a Steel Cage match..