Mike Barton



Height: 6'3"

Weight: 285 lbs

Real Name: Mike Plotcheck

DOB: 12/27/1963

Hometown: Eddyville, Kentucky (Billed from Austin, Texas)

Other Names: Bart Gunn(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1991

Finishing Maneuver: Barton Death Star, Barton Bomb, Sidewinder

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #309(2004), #252(2003), #169(2002), #139(2001), #231(2000), #156(1999), #152(1998), #129(1997), #133(1996), #195(1995), #252(1994), #300(1993)

Other Related Websites:
The Smoking Gunns - Rollercoaster Bio
Mike Barton - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Mike Barton - Wikipedia Bio
"A Farewell To Arms" - Interview of Mike Barton by Tim Towe, Wrestling Digest

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (30 - 35)
- WWF King of the Ring '93 (June 13) = The Smoking Gunns (Bart & Billy Gunn) & the Steiner Brothers won over Ted DiBiase, Irwin R. Schyster, & the Headshrinkers.
- WWF Summerslam '93 (August 30) = The Smoking Gunns & Tatanka beat Bam-Bam Bigelow & the Headshrinkers.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 (January 22) = Gunn competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Bret Hart & Lex Luger.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 (November 23) = The Smoking Gunns, Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, & Mabel fought in an "Elimination" match with King Kong Bundy, Bam-Bam Bigelow, Tatanka, & the Heavenly Bodies. Bart was eliminated by Tatanka. Bundy and Bigelow 'survived'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 (January 22) = Gunn competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF Wrestlemania XI (April 2, '95) = The Smoking Gunns lost the WWF Tag-Team Titles to Owen Hart & Yokozuna.
- WWF In Your House I (May 14, '95) = The Smoking Gunns fell to the Tag-Team Champions, Owen Hart & Yokozuna.
- WWF Summerslam '95 (August 27) = The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blue.
- WWF In Your House IV (October 22, '95) = The Smoking Gunns retained the WWF World Tag-Team Titles, beating Razor Ramon & the 1-2-3 Kid.
- WWF Survivor Series '95 (November 19) = In a dark match, the Smoking Gunns took down Public Enemy.
- WWF In Your House V (December 17, '95) = In a dark match, the Smoking Gunns, Barry Horowitz, & Hakushi defeated Isaac Yankum, Yokozuna, & the Bodydonnas.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 (January 21) = The Smoking Gunns retained the WWF Tag Titles, beating the Bodydonnas.
- WWF Beware of Dog I (May 26, '96) = The Smoking Gunns won the WWF Tag-Team Titles from the Godwinns.
- WWF King of the Ring '96 (June 23) = The Smoking Gunns stayed the WWF Tag-Team Champions, taking down the Godwinns.
- WWF International Incident (July 21, '96) = The Smoking Gunns fell to the Bodydonnas.
- WWF Summerslam '96 (August 18) = The Smoking Gunns kept the WWF Tag belts, winning a "Four Corners" match over the New Rockers, the Godwinns and the Bodydonnas.
- WWF Mind Games (September 22, '96) = The Smoking Gunns lost the Tag-Team Titles to Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Buried Alive (October 20, '96) = The Smoking Gunns were beaten by the Tag-Team Champions, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 (November 17) = Bart Gunn, Bob Holly, Jesse James, & Aldo Montoya fought in an "Elimination Dark Match" against Justin Bradshaw, Billy Gunn, Salvatore Sincere, & the Sultan. Bart was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '97 (January 21) = Gunn competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Final Four (February 16, '97) = Gunn, Flash Funk, & Goldust fell to Savio Vega, Crush, & Faarooq.
- WWF King of the Ring '97 (June 9) = In a dark match, Gunn & Jesse James were beaten by the Headbangers.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIV (March 29, '98) = The New Midnight Express (Gunn & Bob Holly) competed in the Tag-Team Battle Royal, which was won by the Legion of Doom 2000.
- WWF Unforgiven '98 (April 26) = The New Midnight Express retained the NWA World Tag-Team Titles, beating the Rock-n-Roll Express.
- WWF King of the Ring '98 (June 28) = The New Midnight Express lost to the WWF World Tag-Team Champs, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Brawl For All Tournament (June/August '98) = Gunn took down Bob Holly, Steve Williams, Kama Mustafa, and Justin Bradshaw to win the tournament.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '98 (November/December) = Gunn & Johnny Ace competed in the league, which was won by Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 5, '98) = Gunn & Johnny Ace beat Maunukea Mossman & Takao Omori.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV (March 28, '99) = Gunn was KO'ed in a "Brawl For All" Match by Butterbean.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 11, '99) = Gunn was pinned by Vader.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 23, '99) = Gunn & Johnny Ace lost the AJPW World Tag-Team Titles to Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '99 (November/December) = Mike Barton & Johnny Ace competed in the league, which was won by Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '00 (March/April) = Barton beat Masao Inoue, then lost to Takao Omori. Kenta Kobashi won the tournament.
- AJPW 28th Anniversary Show (October 28, '00) = Barton & George Hines fell to Nobutaka Araya & Shiro Koshinaka.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '00 (November/December) = Barton & Jim Steele competed in the league, making it to the semi-finals at Budokan Hall.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 9, '00) = Barton & Jim Steele lost to Masa Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada in the semi-finals of the Real World Tag League. Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams won the tournament.
- AJPW Heavyweight Battle Royal '01 (January 2) = Barton won the Battle Royal.
- AJPW Tokyo Dome (January 28, '01) = Barton fell to Steve Williams.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '01 (March/April) = Barton competed in the league, which was won by Genichiro Tenryu.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (April 14, '01) = Barton & Jim Steele took down Nobutaka Araya & Jinsei Shinzaki.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, '01) = Barton was pinned by Manabu Nakanishi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '01) = Barton & George Hines defeated Nobutaka Araya & Shigeo Okumura.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 14, '01) = Barton & Jim Steele were beaten by Jinsei Shinzaki & Mohammed Yone.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 8, '01) = Barton & Masa Chono won over Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuya Nagai.
- NJPW Rainbow Hall (September 16, '01) = Barton & Masa Chono fell to Hakushi & Kokushi (Keiji Mutoh).
- AJPW 29th Anniversary Show (October 27, '01) = Barton, Jim Steele, Mike Rotunda, & Steve Williams took down Mitsuya Nagai, Nobutaka Araya, Shigeo Okumura, & Yuto Aijima.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag Team League '01 (November/December) = Barton & Jim Steele competed in the league, reaching the finals at the Prefectural Gym.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, '01) = Barton & Jim Steele lost in the finals of the G-1 Tag-Team League to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 24, '02) = Barton, George Hines, & Jim Steele beat Yoji Anjoh, Nobutaka Araya, & Arashi.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '02 (March/April) = Barton won over Genichiro Tenryu, then lost in the finals to Keiji Mutoh.
- AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Six Man Tag Tournament (April/May '02) = Barton, Jim Steele, & the Cedman fell to Yoji Antoh, Mike Rotunda, & Steve Williams in the opening round. Kaz Hayashi, George Hines, & Keiji Mutoh won the tournament.
- AJPW Prefectural Gym (July 17, '02) = Barton & Jim Steele defeated Tomoaki Honma & Mitsuya Nagai.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 20, '02) = Barton & Jim Steele won a "Four Way" Match over Kronik, George Hines & Johnny Smith, and Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 30, '02) = Barton & Jim Steele lost to the AJPW World Tag-Team Champs, Kronik.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '02) = Barton & Jim Steele defeated Hideki Hosaka & Shigeo Okumura.
- AJPW 30th Anniversary Show (October 27, '02) = Barton, Jim Steele, & George Hines beat Nobutaka Araya, Nobukazu Hirai, & Arashi.
- NJPW Triathalon Survivor League '02 (November/December) = Barton, Jim Steele, & Yuji Nagata lost in the finals to Manabu Nakanishi, Osamu Nishimura, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #39, April 9, '03) = Barton was forced to submit to Perry Saturn.
- NJPW Green Dome (July 21, '03) = Barton was pinned by Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag Team League '03 (October) = Barton & Jim Steele competed in the league, which was won by Osamu Nishimura & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- AJPW Giant Baba Farewell (February 5, '05) = Barton, Jim Steele, & George Hines took down Rodney Mack, Chuck Palumbo, & Jamal.

Title Summary:
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Billy Gunn (1/23/95 - 4/02/95)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Billy Gunn (9/25/95 - 2/15/96)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Billy Gunn (5/26/96 - 9/22/96)
- PCW Americas Heavyweight Champion (5/03/97 - 6/07/97)
- PCW Americas Heavyweight Champion(2) (6/07/97 - 9/26/97)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Holly (3/30/98 - 8/14/98)
- AJPW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Johnny Ace (6/09/99 - 7/23/99)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1995 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Smoking Gunns)