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Mike Bucci


Professional wrestler for both Severe Tournament Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment especially who had ring names of Nova, Super Nova, and Hollywood Nova. He educated in a wrestling college that was operate by Iron Mike Sharpe and transformed pro in 1992. He’s an achieved wrestler, positioned #88 of 500 greatest singles wrestlers in 2005 and earning many championships. He was created in Toms River, NJ and resided in Louisville, Kentucky. At one stage in his profession he attempted a Richard Simmons-like fitness gimmick for his regular.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mike Bucci
Date Of Birth June 5, 1972
Place Of Birth Toms River, NJ
Height 1.77 m
Weight 97.07 kg
Profession Wrestler
Education Ocean County College
Nationality American
Spouse Melissa Bucci
Movies ECW on TNN
TV Shows ECW Hardcore TV, Saturday Night's Main Event, USA Championship Wrestling, Deep South Wrestling
Star Sign Gemini

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1Is now wrestling in WWE house shows as Simon Dean, a rib on Dean Simon (better known as trainer and former wrestler Dean Malenko). [August 2004]
2Employed by Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment. However, he is currently out of action due to a knee injury. [October 2003]
3Will take on Bobby Lashley at No Mercy. [October 2005]
4Traded to WWE Smackdown! where he wrestles both as Simon Dean and Hollywood Nova of the bWo. [July 2005]
5First wrestled for the WWE in 1993. He teamed with Bobby Who and they were defeated by the Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Pritchard).
6Notable title wins Include: SCW Tag Team titles with Blue Meanie; BCW (Border City Wrestling) Tag Team titles with Tommy Dreamer; UPW Tag Team titles with Frankie Kazarian; PCW (Phoenix Championship Wrestling) World Tag Team titles with Frankie Kazarian; Russ Haas Memorial Cup with R.C. Haas; OVW Heavyweight title; OVW Tag Team titles with Aaron Stevens
7In ECW, Nova was part of a popular tag team in ECW with Chris Chetti.
8Began wrestling for ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) in 1996 under the name Supernova. It was later shortened to Nova.
9January 30, 2003 at a WWE Velocity Taping, Nova debuts on WWE TV using his real name Mike Bucci, getting defeated by Jamie Noble.
10In June 2004, Mike was promoted to the role of "assistant booker" in Ohio Valley Wrestling to learn more about the creative process.
11In April 2002, Nova signs a developmental deal with the WWF/E.
12Twin brother Don is also involved in professional wrestling. He is a manager/promoter known as Donnie B.
13Is widely acknowledged as the innovator of several moves used by wrestlings's top stars.



Hardcore Justice2010TV MovieHollywood Nova
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoSimon Dean
Deep South Wrestling2006TV SeriesSimon Dean
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieNova
ECW One Night Stand2005TV MovieSuper Nova
UPW: Rage on the River: Unleashed2003VideoNova
UPW: The Home of the Brave2001VideoNova
ECW Guilty as Charged 20012001VideoNova
ECW: Anarchy Rulz2000Video GameNova (voice)
ECW Massacre on 34th St.2000VideoNova
Eastern Championship Wrestling1999-2000TV SeriesNova
ECW Anarchy Rulz 20002000TV MovieNova
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Heatwave '002000TV MovieSuper Nova
ECW Hardcore Heaven '002000TV MovieSuper Nova
ECW Living Dangerously '002000TV MovieSuper Nova
ECW Guilty as Charged 20002000TV MovieNova
ECW November to Remember 19991999TV MovieNova
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Anarchy Rulz '991999VideoNova
ECW Wrestling TNN1999TV SeriesNova
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Heatwave '991999TV MovieNova
ECW Cyberslam '991999VideoSuper Nova
ECW Living Dangerously '991999VideoNova
ECW It Ain't Seinfeld 19981998VideoSuper Nova
ECW November to Remember 19981998VideoSuper Nova
ECW Wrestlepalooza1998TV MovieSuper Nova
ECW November 2 Remember 971997VideoSuper Nova
ECW as Good as It Gets1997VideoSuper Nova
ECW November to Remember '961996VideoHollywood Nova



E.C.W.2006TV Series producer



Barbed Wire City: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling2013Video documentaryHimself / Mike Bucci
WWE Smackdown!2005-2006TV SeriesSimon Dean Nova
WWE Velocity2005-2006TV SeriesSimon Dean Nova
WWE Judgment Day2006TV SpecialSimon Dean
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialSimon Dean (dvd edition)
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2006TV SeriesSimon Dean
WWE No Way Out2006TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Sunday Night Heat2005-2006TV SeriesSimon Dean / Mike Bucci
WWE Royal Rumble2006TV SpecialSimon Dean
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Raw1993-2005TV SeriesSimon Dean Mike Bucci Hollywood Nova
WWE No Mercy2005TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Backlash2005TV SpecialSimon Dean
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentarySimon Dean
WWE Royal Rumble2005TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE New Year's Revolution2005TV SpecialSimon Dean
ECW November to Remember 20002000TV SpecialNova
Champs-Elysées1987TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

It's Good to Be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story2015VideoNova
WWE Royal Rumble2015TV SpecialSimon Dean
WWE Saturday Morning Slam2012TV SeriesSimon Dean
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoSimon Dean
WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-20092009VideoSimon Dean
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008VideoSimon Dean
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesNova
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryNova
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Hardcore History2001VideoSuper Nova

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1Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Senton Bomb
2Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Diamond Dust (Top-Rope Stunner)
3Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Third Degree (Two Rolling Piledrivers followed by a Spinning Sit-Down Powerbomb)
4Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Elevator (Powerbomb, victim is face up across shoulders)
5Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Nova Missile (Spear; opponent in corner)
6Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Smash Mouth (Powerbomb into a Stunner)
7Trademark move (as Nova and Hollywood Nova): Sledge-O-Matic (Powerbomb followed by an Elbow Drop to the groin)
8Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Scream Machine (Electric Chair Bomb)
9Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): One Arm Bandit (One Armed Swinging Neckbreaker)
10Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): DDT Squared (Inverted DDT)
11Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Nova Blast (Blockbuster)
12Trademark move: Deep Impact (Double Underhook Sit-Down Facebuster)
13Trademark move (as Nova and Super Nova): Spin Doctor (Rolling Cutter)
14Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Super Kryptonite Krunch (Top-Rope Over-the-Shoulder Back-to-Belly Piledriver)
15Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Kryptonite Krunch (Over-the-Shoulder Back-to-Belly Piledriver)
16Finishing move (as Nova and Super Nova): Novacaine (Reverse STO)
17Trademark move (as Hollywood Nova): Parodies of other attacks and taunts used by Hollywood Hulk Hogan
18Finishing move (as Hollywood Nova): Atomic Leg Drop
19Trademark move (as Simon Dean): Modified Facebusters, the opponent's head is caught between Dean's legs as he performs push-ups
20Trademark move (as Simon Dean): Curb Stomp (Modified Deathlock Surfboard with a Stomp to the back of his opponent, forcing their head into the mat)
21Finishing move (as Simon Dean): Simonizer (Modified Spinning Leghook Fireman's Carry Slam)
22Trademark move: Deep Impact (Double Arm Facebuster)
23Finishing move: Kryptonite Krunch

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