The runt of the Dudley litter, Spike never backed down from a fight, often to his detriment. Bubba Ray, D-Von and the rest of the Dudley clan beat their pint-sized brother around, but it didn’t stop Spike from going after the biggest, meanest competitors ECW had to offer. In one of ECW’s signature moments, Spike stepped up to Bam Bam Bigelow, but The Beast from the East threw Spike into the crowd, which promptly body-surfed him around the arena.
When his brothers left ECW, Spike stayed behind, finding his own way. He won the ECW Tag Team Titles on two occasions before resuming his role as the company’s giant slayer. Spike valiantly challenged ECW Champion Mike Awesome for his crown at Guilty as Charged 2000, though he came up short. Still, the Extreme faithful looked up to Spike for his unabashed bravery. — B.M.