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Encyclopedia > Crash Holly

Michael John Lockwood (August 25, 1971-November 6, 2003) was a professional wrestler born in Anaheim, California. His best friend was wrestler Steven Richards.

He made his wrestling debut in 1989 and competed in Bay Area Wrestling from that year until 1994. He used the alias Johnny Pearson during his stay. In 1996, Lockwood moved to All Pro Wrestling (APW), where he became "The Leprechaun" Erin O'Grady.

After viewing a tape of O'Grady and Mike Modest, Taz contacted Erin about joining ECW. Prior to entering the World Wrestling Federation, he competed in Monterrey, Mexico under a mask and alias of the Green Ghost.

At the "SmackDown!" television tapings on February 22, 2000, he (now using the name Crash Holly) defeated Test for the WWF Hardcore Championship, thus decreeing that the championship belt be defended 24/7. Later he was drafted onto the RAW roster. Then Holly was sent to SmackDown! by Eric Bischoff in the midst of a match with Jeff Hardy.

Shortly after being released by WWE in July 2003, Holly joined Total Nonstop Action as "Mad Mikey" and joined his friends at Pro Wrestling Iron in Hayward, CA.

On November 6, 2003, Mike Lockwood's life came to a tragic end after apparently choking on his vomit while passed out in Richards home in Navarre, Florida after a party1 (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2003/11/06/249046.html). Toxicology tests released in February 2004 showed that he had overdosed on painkillers and alcohol. He was reportedly extremely depressed during the week leading up to his death; according to some reports, his estranged wife had just served him with divorce papers.

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Holly's most famous songs are "That'll Be The Day" and "Peggy Sue." He was killed in a plane crash in 1959, along with fellow rockers Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
Holly's music was sophisticated for its day, including the use of instruments considered novel for rock and roll, such as the celesta (heard on "Everyday").
Holly also managed to bridge some of the racial divide that punctuated rock, notably winning over an all-fl audience when accidentally booked for New York's Apollo Theater (though, unlike the fictional portrayal in his movie biography, it took several performances for audiences to be convinced of his talents).
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Crash came into the WWF to help back up Hardcore (Bob) Holly, and within ten seconds of getting in the ring with his cousin he was fighting him.
Crash Holly the houdini of the hardcore belt, the clown of the wwf, Crash Holly...
Crash holly is now to be known as crash, so as not to associate him with his cousin, hardcore.
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