Louie Spicolli

Height: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Real Name: Louis Mucciolo

DOB: 2/10/71

DOD: 2/15/98

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Other Names: Mercenario III(WWA), "Cutie Pie"(UWF), The Zodiac(AWF), Body Snatcher(WWF), Killer Blond(AAA), Madonna's Boyfriend(AAA), Rad Radford(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1988

Finishing Maneuver: Power Bomb

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #165(1997), #220(1996), #189(1995), #378(1994), #428(1992), #414(1991)

History: Louis Mucciolo may never have been a major wrestling star, but he definitely had major potential. He became one of only a small fraction of professional wrestlers to perform all over the world, as well as appearing at least once in each of the Big Three.

Mucciolo's start in professional wrestling came almost as a fluke, as his family paid for his training for his 17th birthday. Under the tutelage of Bill Anderson, Mucciolo began preparing for his new career. He debuted in 1988 for one of the top federations in the game, the WWF, wrestling under the name "Louie Spicolli". Unfortunately, Spicolli never truly caught on, being simply a dark-match wrestler for the federation. He also spent some time in the AWA, wrestling occassional matches for them, while not being a full-time star. In 1989, Spicolli went to Tijuana as one of the masked American Mercenaries (Los Mercenarios Americanos), teaming with his former trainer, Anderson, and another American, Tim Patterson. The trio did very well, twice gaining the WWA World Trios Titles. In a feud with the Villanos, the Mercenaries were forced to unmask in July '91. Their second title reign would last until December, ending the Mercanaries' strong run in the WWA.

During this time, Spicolli continued to wrestle for different promotions, including a short stay in the UWF as "Cutie Pie", as well as being the first-ever Heavyweight Champion for the Arizona-based Interwest Wrestling Federation. He briefly tried another gimmick in the WWF in 1992, calling himself the Body Snatcher, but the attempt fell flat, and Spicolli quickly went back to his old name. In 1993, Spicolli began appearing in Mexico, either as the Killer Blonde or under his "real" name. He also toured overseas, wrestling for FMW in Japan, without much impact. Spicolli's run in AAA took a new turn in 1994, when he began appearing as Madonna's Boyfriend, an arrogant American. This led to him finally becoming more well-known in the wrestling world, as he was involved in many prominent matches. It also led to another chance in the WWF.

In 1995, Rad Radford made his first appearance in the WWF. As a grunge wrestler, Radford became known for his pursuit of the Bodydonnas, which was the group he wanted to be a part of. Radford rarely rose above low-card status, however, as his gimmick never truly caught on with the fans. He soon once again left the WWF behind, opting to give another federation a try. This is how he ended up in ECW. As an Extreme wrestler, Spicolli finally seemed to hit his mark, wrestling in many well-done matches. He became known for his short feud with Tommy Dreamer, as well as his battles with such greats as Sabu, Shane Douglas, Chris Candido and Too Cold Scorpio (whose ECW career was ended by Spicolli). Spicolli's fame began to grow, as he continued to be a strong mid-carder in ECW from 1996-1997.

In late '97, Spicolli, through his old WWF friend Scott Hall, was granted a shot in World Championship Wrestling. Spicolli became known for following Scott Hall around as a potential candidate for the nWo. He began a running feud with WCW announcer/former wrestler Larry Zbysko, and seemed to have finally found the angle that would get him over with the fans. He appeared every so often as an announcer, taking over Zbysko's place at times, and was a growing star. But on February 15, 1998, only days after his 28th birthday, Louie Mucciolo was found dead in his San Diego home. It was announced that he had died of an overdose, due to mixing painkillers with alcohol. In what is considered one of the biggest mistakes of the WCW run, Larry Zbysko, as one of the announcers, refused to break character in the wake of his foe's death, saying only that he would hold back his comments for the sake of Louie's family.

Louie Spicolli is one of the tragic stories of professional wrestling. Just as it seemed like all the blood, sweat and tears were finally going to pay off, his life was ended by what many call a preventable accident. Still, Spicolli will always be remembered around the world for his many accomplishments under so many different names. His hard-working attitude should be a staple for other up-and-comers who are looking to make it big someday in the WWF.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (8 - 12)
- AAA La Lucha del Honor (November 12, '93) = Spicolli & Vandal Drummond defeated Super Boy & Captain Oro.
- AAA When Worlds Collide (November 6, '94) = Madonna's Boyfriend, Fuerza Guerrera & Psicosis won over Rey Mysterio Jr, Heavy Metal & Latin Lover.
- WWF In Your House #4 (October 22, '95) = In a dark match, Rad Radford fell to Bob Holly.
- WWF Survivor Series '95 = Radford, the 1-2-3 Kid & the Bodydonnas fought in an "Elimination" Match against Marty Jannetty, Barry Horowitz, Bob Holly & Hakushi. Radford was eliminated by Horowitz. The 1-2-3 Kid was the sole 'survivor'.
- ECW Heat Wave '96 (July 13) = Spicolli defeated El Puerto Ricano. Later that night, Spicolli was pinned by Sabu.
- ECW The Doctor Is In (August 3, '96) = Spicolli fell to Johnny Smith.
- ECW Natural Born Killaz (August 24, '96) = Spicolli won over Devon Storm.
- ECW Arena (September 14, '96) = Spicolli lost to the ECW Television Champion, Shane Douglas.
- ECW Ultimate Jeopardy '96 (October 5) = Spicolli took down Doug Furnas.
- ECW November To Remember '96 (November 16) = Spicolli won a "Loser Leaves Town" Match over Too Cold Scorpio.
- ECW Holiday Hell '96 (December 7) = Spicolli fell to Brian Lee.
- ECW House Party '97 (January 11) = Spicolli was beaten by Chris Candido.
- ECW Crossing The Line Again (February 1, '97) = Spicolli defeated Mike Awesome.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '97 (March 15) = Spicolli lost a "Three Falls" Match to Chris Candido.
- ECW Barely Legal (April 13, '97) = In a dark match, Spicolli took down Balls Mahoney.
- ECW Chapter 2 (May 10, '97) = Spicolli was pinned by Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW Orgy of Violence (June 28, '97) = Spicolli fell to Balls Mahoney.
- ECW Born To Be Wired (August 7, '97) = Spicolli lost to Mikey Whipwreck.
- WCW World War III '97 (November 23) = Spicolli competed in the WWIII Three Ring Battle Royal, which was won by Scott Hall.

Title Summary:
- WWA World Trios Champion w/ Bill Anderson & Tim Patterson (4/29/89 - 89)
- WWA World Trios Champion(2) w/ Bill Anderson & Tim Patterson (7/28/89 - 12/20/91)
- AWF Heavyweight Champion (3/08/91 - 3/12/91)
- IWF Heavyweight Champion (12/15/92 - ??)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)