Mike Mondo, a member of the now defunct Spirit Squad in WWE, said there was more left in the group, before it disbanded, and he continues to compete in the ring despite the thought of hanging up his boots.
In an interview on The Roman Show during a performance at CWF in Miami, he discussed how the group formed.
“[WWE CEO/Chairman] Vince [McMahon] had an illusion,” he said. “He wanted five male cheerleaders since its Vince’s promotion, and what Vince wants, Vince gets.”
Mondo, known as Mikey in the Spirit Squad, added, “I was in OVW. [McMahon] picked his guys and off we went. [McMahon] said, ‘Anyone have an issue?’ We were taken back by the idea. None of us were cheerleaders. We went to gymnastic lessons and cheerleading lessons.”
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Mondo, who still wrestles across the country, says he learned the moves in four weeks, and that the storyline was cut too soon.
“The Spirit Squad had a lot of life to it,” he said.
Mondo is not retiring from the ring. “Am still going...I am still going strong. There are a lot of turns in life. You have to make the best decision for you. I love pro wrestling too much.”
He also spoke about his relationship with former Spirit Squad member and current WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler and working on a video with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.
Here is the link to the video interview.