Mike Rotunda

Professional Wrestler
Born Mar 30, 1958

Lawrence Michael "Mike" Rotunda is a former American professional wrestler, perhaps best known under the name Irwin R. Schyster or I.R.S. for short. He is currently signed with WWE working as a road agent and making occasional appearances on WWE shows as Irwin R. Schyster.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on March 30, 1958.


1976 18 Years Old Newark Valley, NY 1976 Sectional Champion in 215 lb class


1981 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Rotunda was a varsity wrestler at Syracuse University in New York. While he was never an All American, he did win the EIWA Championships in 1981 as a Heavyweight.
1984 26 Years Old Rotunda and Windham joined the World Wrestling Federation as The U.S. Express in 1984. They won the WWF World Tag Team Championship twice, first from Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis in January 1985. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Rotunda continued to wrestle in singles matches until he left the WWF himself, in early 1986. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old Rotunda left the WWF in early 1987 and returned to Florida, where he won the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in March. … Read More


1988 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned in 1990 as a face, using the maritime gimmick Captain Mike Rotunda. … Read More
The partnership ended when Rotunda left the NWA for a new role in the WWF, in early 1991.
1992 34 Years Old In January 1992, he competed in the Royal Rumble match entering at number 18 and lasted 28 minutes, giving him the third longest run behind Roddy Piper and winner Ric Flair. In February 1992, Schyster formed the tag team Money Inc. with Ted DiBiase; the two won the WWF World Tag Team Championship together three times. … Read More
1994 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He feuded with Razor Ramon, challenging him for the Intercontinental Championship at the 1994 Royal Rumble. … Read More
When the two eventually squared off at the 1995 Royal Rumble, the Undertaker was victorious following a chokeslam, but Schyster stole his urn after the match. I.R.S. then competed less frequently on WWF TV, his final two appearances being a loss to Savio Vega in a King of the Ring qualifying match in June 1995, and as a lumberjack the following month at In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old 1 More Event
The highlight of this run came at the 1996 Battlebowl, where he teamed with Jim Duggan and made it to the semifinals, losing to Dick Slater and Earl Robert Eaton.
His highest profile match in this period was a loss to Jeff Jarrett at nWo Souled Out in January 1997. … Read More


1998 - 2000 4 More Events
2001 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2001, Rotunda returned to Team 2000 as part of the All Japan branch and returned to New Japan for one match, on October 28, teaming with Chono to defeat Tencozy.
He entered the 2002 Champion Carnival, finishing in 5th place with 3 points. … Read More
2003 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
One such appearance was on the August 6, 2007 edition of WWE Raw; Mr. McMahon was discussing his IRS troubles with Jonathan Coachman, and when the conversation ended, Rotunda lowered the paper covering his face (Financial Times) and revealed himself.


2009 51 Years Old Rotunda appeared in the segment "Top Rope Theatre" on, on February 19, 2009, talking to Kelly Kelly. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old On the May 5, 2010 SmackDown, he helped throw Drew McIntyre out of the arena. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old Rotunda appeared on the April 9, 2012 edition of Raw. … Read More
2014 56 Years Old On the January 6, 2014 "Old School" episode of Raw, Irwin R. Schyster encountered Big E Langston on his way to a match and told him to pay his taxes, to which Langston smiled. … Read More
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