Former ECW Champion Mikey Whipwreck On Who Created the ‘Whippersnapper’ Name, Why He Appealed to ECW Fans


Former ECW Champion Mikey Whipwreck recently spoke with, and below are some interview highlights.

On his first championship win in Eastern Championship Wrestling:

“He made his way to the top rope or something like that and he would be working on me. My arm would be going over him, and I could do it that way. It was very, I don’t want to say anticlimactic, but there really wasn’t anything to it because the whole time I was being beaten up. It was definitely a really cool moment. It was like ‘Oh, crap I’m actually the champion after this thing’.”

On why he feels he appealed to the ECW fans:

“I think they could kind of relate a little bit. It was just being an average everyday kid, I think that was it. I didn’t go out there and try to be a great worker. I went out there to mainly get beat up. I think that may have been it. They just saw me as one of them.”

On who ‘created’ the whippersnapper:

“The funny part is I got it from Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin when he came back on a WCW pay per view in 1995 or 96 maybe. He came back with a haircut and wrestled Johnny B Badd just in some random match. He did the move with no kick to the gut, he just grabbed Johnny B Badd and just did it. He called it the 911. So, I got it from Jimmy Garvin. Steve (Austin) got if from Michael Hayes, who I guess got it from Johnny Ace. So, it was just kind of funny that we both got the move from a (Fabulous) Freebird, but a different Freebird.”