Mike Hughes
Mike Hughes

Height: 6 ft 5 in (183 cm)
Weight: 256 lb (104 kg)
Hometown: Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada (billed from Canada)
Pro debut: 1998
Finishing move: Hughsey Driver
Other aliases: "Kowboy", Hangman Hughes
Career highlights: RAW Heavyweight Champion (4), IWA Hardcore champion
Trained by: Hubert Gallant, Emile Dupree

While training at a gym, Mike Hughes met Adam Copeland (Edge), Jason Reso (Christian), and Glen Kulka who were touring at the time in the local indy promotions, who told him to get a hold of Emile Dupree to see if he would train him. Mike Hughes would start training for wrestling in 1998 in Shediac, New Brunswick by a variety of people with Emile Dupree overseeing all the training. He now works at Wells Fargo.

It was at this training that the Kingman and Mike Hughes became close friends. The pair would form the Kardinal Sinners tag team two years later. Mike Hughes wrestled a full year for Grand Prix Wrestling, and then traveled to the states to work for EWA.

After a brief stint there he returned to the Maritimes to work for Real Action Wrestling. He won the RAW Heavyweight belt on the last night of the 1999 tour and then successfully defended it on the 2000 tour. Mike Hughes continued to work for Real Action Wrestling up until May of 2002, when he had a brief stint with All Canadian Pro Wrestling. However, Mike Hughes would re-join the Real Action Wrestling roster until it's last show, on July 29, 2002.

The following winter Mike Hughes competed in a few shows by the short lived Ultimate Championship Wrestling, and a televised tryout match for World Wrestling Entertainment, before heading overseas to work with All Star Wrestling in Europe. He returned to the Maritimes in July 2003, worked some shows with ECPW over the summer, and competed in the Maritime Cup in October of that year, wrestling Bobby Roode in the finals of the tournament.He later returned to England to work for All-Star promotions again where he was noticed and invited to be apart of the German catch wrestling tournament. He continued to make a name for himself wrestling against greats such as Rick Steiner, Robbie Brookside, Big Vito, and Kendo Kashin. After Germany, Kashin gave Hughes the invitation to train at the Inoki Dojo in Los Angeles, California. There he was invited by Simon Inoki to tour with New Japan. Mike Hughes worked for New Japan Pro wrestling as a singles competitor and has paired up with Harry Smith in Japan as well.

Since then Mike Hughes has divided his time between wrestling overseas and in Puerto Rico, and running his top notch training school at home in the Maritimes.

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