Spirit Squad

The Spirit Squad was a professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) that consisted of Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky, and Mikey. The team's ring personas were those of an all-male cheerleading squad.

Before forming the group, all members competed in OVW, WWE's developmental territory, where they were once opponents. In January 2006, the Spirit Squad made their television debut on the Raw brand. Three months later, the team would go on to win the World Tag Team Championship and, by "executive decision", were all collectively recognized as champions and internally decided which two defended the belts at any given time. Their reign marked the first time five wrestlers had been simultaneously recognized as World Tag Team Champions.

After losing the tag team championship in November 2006, the team disbanded, with Kenny the only member to appear on WWE television. Nicky, Mikey and Johnny returned to OVW, where Mikey and Nicky formed a tag team, and Mitch was released from his WWE contract in May 2007. Today, only Nicky still remains under a WWE contract, where he performs under the name Dolph Ziggler, a two-time and current World Heavyweight Champion.

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Survivor Series (2006) - Event
... a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match between Team Spirit Squad and WWE Legends ... Team Spirit Squad included Kenny, Johnny, Nicky, and Mikey, with Mitch overseeing the match and managing team ... Dusty Rhodes (WWE Legends), and Nicky (Spirit Squad) ...
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... He is best known by his ring name Mike Mondo and for his time as Spirit Squad member Mikey in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ... In OVW, he formed the Spirit Squad faction with four other wrestlers ... The Spirit Squad debuted on the Raw brand in January 2006, and quickly won the World Tag Team Championship in April ...
New Year's Revolution (2007) - Background
... Kenny Dykstra (originally just Kenny) stemmed from Flair's feud with the Spirit Squad, which Dykstra was a part of ... Two weeks after defeating the Spirit Squad for the World Tag Team Championship, Flair and Roddy Piper lost their title to Rated-RKO ... Flair, however, continued to feud with the Spirit Squad, defeating them all at Survivor Series with his team of WWE legends ...
Survivor Series (2006) - Aftermath
... Michaels, and Ric Flair defeated all five members of the Spirit Squad ... They were sick and tired of the Spirit Squad, so in a backstage segment, DX locked the male cheerleaders in a travel case and sent them to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky ... That was the end of the Spirit Squad faction ...
Cyber Sunday (2006) - Event
... was the World Tag Team Title match between The Spirit Squad, and Ric Flair and Roddy Piper, who won the voting with 46% ... Kenny and Mikey were the two Spirit Squad members who were defending the championships, and it was Kenny who began the match with Flair ... Flair quickly tagged in Piper, who was dominated by the Spirit Squad for the majority of the match ...

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