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Mike Jones (born June 13, 1962) is a retired Americanmarker professional wrestler better known as Virgil in the World Wrestling Federation and Vincent in World Championship Wrestling.

Career

Championship Wrestling Association (1987)

Virgil in a convention
After a standout amateur career, Jones started wrestling professionally as Soul Train Jones in the Championship Wrestling Association based in Memphis, Tennesseemarker in 1987. He feuded with Chick Donovan and Big Bubba. He also made appearances in ICW with the Soul Train Jones gimmick.

World Wrestling Federation (1986-1994)

Moving to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), he first appeared as a jobber wrestling under the name Lucius Brown in the 4th episode of Wrestling Challenge. He lost in a squash match to Paul Orndorff, "Mr. Wonderful".

He then went on to debut in the summer of 1987 as Virgil, the bodyguard for "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. His stage name, thought up by Bobby Heenan, was meant as a jab against then-World Championship Wrestling (WCW) wrestler Virgil Runnels, better known as Dusty Rhodes. Virgil carried DiBiase's cash that he liked to flaunt and was the one who got beat up while DiBiase ran away after a devious act on a face.

Eventually, Virgil got tired of being humiliated by DiBiase and turned on him, hitting him with his own Million Dollar Title belt at the Royal Rumble in January 1991. He defeated DiBiase by count-out at WrestleMania VII and pinned him for the belt on August 26, 1991 at SummerSlam. He would lose the belt back to DiBiase in November of that year as a result of outside interference by the Repo Man.

After this feud ended, Virgil wrestled in the undercard. At WrestleMania VIII at the Hoosier Domemarker in Indianapolis, Indianamarker, he, along with The Big Boss Man, Sgt. Slaughter, and Jim Duggan, defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags), Repo Man, and The Mountie. Virgil pinned Knobbs after five minutes of action following a heel miscommunication. He remained with the company until August 1994 (his last appearance on a PPV event was the 1994 Royal Rumble where he was a late substitute).

World Championship Wrestling (1996-2000)

He appeared in WCW as Vincent in 1996, where he was the "Head of Security" for the nWo. His name was meant to be a mockery of WWF owner Vince McMahon. Jones had minor success when first arriving, winning a few matches on the low profile WCW Saturday Night. Jones, like his role in the WWF, would again take the brunt of the beatings as other nWo members scurried away. He was part of the nWo Hollywood faction when the stable split and he was one of the last members of the nWo when it dissolved in 1999. Jones would soon return to WCW and he would then become Shane (to mock Shane McMahon) and again jobbed regularly on WCW Saturday Night. In late 1999, he joined The West Texas Rednecks in their dying days as Curly Bill but the faction split shortly after. His last role for the company had him managing Ernest "The Cat" Miller under the name Mr. Jones, but he was soon replaced by a valet coincidentally named Ms. Jones.



Retirement

Jones went to wrestling under his real name Mike Jones until he left WCW in 2000. Jones is currently retired from wrestling and is a math teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker. He holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Virginiamarker.

He does autograph appearances in both wrestling conventions and non-wrestling conventions. In April 2006, Jones toured Asia at different US Military installations as part of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program for soldiers stationed overseas. He wrestled as Vincent of the nWo against one of the Ballard Brothers dressed as Doink the Clown in the second to last match during this tour.

On November 28, 2008, Jones returned to the ring as "Virgil" and wrestled for Next Era Wrestling in Lockport NY in a tag match with Patrick O'Malley, defeating Ryot and Superbeast.

Shortly prior to January 31, 2009 in Manchester, England, Virgil had produced a promo for UK fan convention WrestleSlam 2 calling out Liverpool independent wrestler The Vulture for a proposed 'shoot'. However, when The Vulture arrived at the event, Virgil instead offered him a t-shirt.

On July 2, 2009, Jones returned to the ring, once again, in Summerside, Prince Edward Islandmarker, as Virgil, this time for Ultimate Championship Wrestling (UCW). Also on the same card was former WWE Superstar Lanny Poffo. Jones appeared to be in fantastic shape and was very well received by the crowd. In the pre-match introductions, a drunken fan charged into the ring to attack but was subdued by Jones and security guards. The fan was quickly ejected and order was restored.

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Championships and accomplishments





References

  1. Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man, p.156, Ted DiBiase with Tom Caiazzo, Pocket Books, New York, NY, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4165-5890-3
  2. WWE: Superstars > WWE Alumni > Virgil > Bio
  3. YouTube - VIRGIL IS COMING TO WRESTLESLAM 2
  4. WWE: Superstars > WWE Alumni > Virgil > Bio
  5. 1992 WWF results (search the page for "Russian legsweep")


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