Wednesday, April 15, 2009


For most people, especially today, the I.R.S. conjures bad images. For Mike Rotunda, it equated to success. Representing Tax Day today, is former professional wrestler Rotunda, also known as I.R.S. (although it stands for Irwin R. Schyster).
Rotunda (sometimes Rotundo) graduated from Syracuse University and enjoyed a lengthy and successful wrestling career. Rotunda flip-flopped between good and evil, assuming several identities before settling into his biggest character, Irwin R. Schyster (aka I.R.S.).

It was during his second stint in the WWF (now WWE) that Rotunda adopted the I.R.S. gimmick. Teaming with the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, Rotunda would win the Tag Team Championship 3 times.
Rotunda is the son-in-law of Blackjack Mulligan and the brother-in-law of Barry Windham (Mulligan's son). Currently an agent for the WWE, Rotunda has made a handful of guest appearances on WWE television shows over the last few years. It is expected that he will gain enshrinement in the WWE Hall of Fame in the future.
Mike Rotunda and me (with Ted DiBiase looking down) in Tampa, FL-January 2005.

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