- Birth Name Mike Knoxville Hettinga
- Birth Place San Bernardino
- Famous Name Mike Knox
- Net Worth N/A
- Salary N/A
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Currently Working For TNA
- Affair with Melena Perez
Mike Knoxville Hettinga is an American professional wrestler born on July 17, 1978. He was born in San Bernardino, California, United States. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida, United States. His nationality is American and belongs to the white ethnic background. He is better known by his ring name Mike Knox in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Knox.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Knox has started his career as a wrestler for Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) in 2000. He got the training from Navajo Warrior. He tagged with Samoa Joe at UPW in the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California and defeated Al Katrazz and Basil.
He signed a developmental contract making handful appearances on WWE in 2005. Before that he wrestled for the Atlanta, Georgia-based developmental territory, Deep South Wrestling. He made his debut performance on the July 20, 2006, episode of ECW. There he interfered as a heel in Kelly Kelly's striptease segment, coming from the backstage area, covering her with a towel before escorting her off stage.
Knox and Derek Neikirk reformed the Team Elite on March 1 and were booked to win the Tag Team Championship after defeating the Major Brothers. He then moved to WWE's Florida-Based territory Florida Championship Wrestling after DSW closed.
Knox made his debut for TNA competing in a dark match against the Television Champion, Devon. He made his television debut on January 3, 2013. It was one of the most remarkable episodes of Impact Wrestling where he became a member of the villainous group, Ace, and Eights. He has played various other matches with the professional wrestlers during his time in TNA.
He has won APWA Hardcore Cup Championship for 1 time and APWA Tag Team Championship for 1 time with D.O.C in American Pro Wrestling Alliance. He is a one time winner of DSW Tag Team Championship with Derek Neikirk in Deep South Wrestling.
He has achieved many other titles in his playing career. It includes Heavyweight Championship for 2 times and Tag Team Championship for 1 time (with Derek Neikirk) in Impact Zone Wrestling. He has also won Tag Team Championship for 1 time with D.O.C in River City Wrestling and Heavyweight Championship for 1 time in Western States Wrestling. Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) ranked him as #87 of the top 500 singles.
PERSONAL LIFE AND AFFAIRS
Knox has reached the age of 38 now. His zodiac sign is cancer. His finishing moves consist of various significant moves such as Bicycle kick, Inverted fisherman buster, Knox Out and Sit out spine buster. He has performed various signature moves in the ring which includes Big Boot, Boston Crab, DDT, Flying Bear, Power Slam, STO backbreaker and standing moon sault.
Moving on to his personal life, he is neither married nor in a relationship. He has dated Melena Perez as his girlfriend with whom he had an affair for several of years. Melena is a Mexican model and former wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California. The relationship ended up after having an affair for several of years. Both seem to be devoted towards their career.
NET WORTH AND BODY MEASUREMENTS
This professional wrestler has yet to reveal more about his salary and net worth in near future. He seems to be enjoying his personal life by his earning through his playing career. He stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 293 pounds.