One wrestler whom I’ve wanted to write about since I started this blog also happens to be a competitor I know little about.
For me, it’s an irony indeed when it comes to Spike Huber.
Even though I remember Huber’s catchy name well from the early 1980s, he was not frequently on WWF TV. The Online World of Wrestling, a great tome of biographies of wrestlers, does note Huber, including his start in the old WWA in Indianapolis.
I never knew this until this week, but Huber is the son-in-law of legend Dick the Bruiser. Can you imagine coming over to pick up your date and Bruiser is waiting for you? Or even worse, Dick and his tag partner, the Crusher?
The Online World of Wrestling states Huber was a guest in Piper’s Pit, a moment that I vaguely recall.
The History of WWE website has posted results from 1984 which show Huber did most of his WWF work in St. Louis and Ohio (the WWF was attempting to make a big impact in St. Louis after buying the rights to the famous Wrestling at the Chase TV show, but that didn’t last long). He appeared on Piper’s Pit in St. Louis, too (see the clip above).
I didn’t know what had happened to Huber since then until I read a July 2012 article in the Indianapolis Star about a wrestling card being held as a church fundraiser. It mentioned Bruiser’s roots in that city, and brought up Huber and Michelle, who is Bruiser’s daughter:
Spike and Michelle Huber currently reside in Memphis where they own a company that installs flooring for Lowe’s. Huber hasn’t wrestled since 2000 and now prefers watching MMA to wrestling. He competes as a bodybuilder.
I have no clues about where Huber wrestled from 1984 until 2000, but I doubt it was on the national stage. But if anyone knows differently, please let me know.