|MICHAEL LOCKWOOD / CRASH HOLLY
|Michael Lockwood, who had recently been wrestling for NWA-TNA as Mad Mikey, died on November 6, 2003 in Navarre, Florida from undisclosed causes. He was 32 years old.
Lockwood had a long career on the West Coast wrestling scene, starting as Johnny Pearson on Bay Area Wrestling. He then spent several years working for Roland Alexander's All Pro Wrestling as "Leprichaun" Erin O'Grady. It was through his outstanding efforts in APW that he was offered a developmental contract, then later a full-time contract, with the WWF (now known as WWE).
|After getting his full-time contract, Lockwood bleached his hair and assumed the role of Crash Holly, the "cousin" of long-time WWF star Bob "Hardcore" Holly. The Hollys would go on to win the WWF World Tag Team titles from The Rock and Mankind in 1999. Crash gained an even bigger following as the WWF Hardcore champion, defending his championship 24/7, which led to some pretty outrageous scenarios.
In 1992 Lockwood opened Crash Holly's School of Professional Wrestling.
He is survived by his wife, Christeena Wheeler Lockwood, daughter Patricia E. Lockwood, and brother Mario John Lockwood.
All of us at the CAC send our deepest condolences to the entire Lockwood family.