One of the unspoken rules in the wrestling business is that you can’t break in using someone else’s name, no matter who you are. Case in point: when young Steve Williams showed up in the Memphis locker room, Dutch Mantel forced him to become Steve Austin because there was already a “Dr. Death” Steve Williams in the business.
Mike Hayes made the list of 40 finalists for WWE Tough Enough 2015. He shares his name with the leader of Badstreet USA, Freebird Michael “P.S.” Hayes. But Mike Hayes from Louisville more than earned the right to wear his own name proudly with the service and sacrifice he offered his country.
Eli Keel of Insider Louisville did a terrific write up on Michael two years back. Click here to read Michael’s inspiring story. Then come back and watch the video.
No matter how far he goes in this competition, you won’t see anyone tougher than Mike Hayes.