Mike Best

Personal Info

  • Hometown
  • Birthdate February, 7th, 1986
  • Height 6'1"
  • Weight 257 lbs.


The son of famed Chicago wrestling promoter and HOW creator Lee Best, Michael Lee Best is a seasoned professional wrestling veteran who has been polarizing the opinions of the general public for over ten years. From a controversial reign as DREAM Wrestling Women’s Champion to the High Octane Hall of Fame, Michael has made both a life and a career out of turning heads and shocking wrestling fans.

A veteran of the independent circuit, Michael truly began to gain traction as a member of James Wingate’s DREAM Wrestling in 2008. The aforementioned reign as DWF Women’s Championship made him a household name (albeit a despised one) to the casual wrestling fan, and his multiple reigns as DREAM World Champion cemented him as both a talented competitor and cunning strategist before he was legally old enough to rent a car. It was in 2010 that Michael made the jump to the big leagues– High Octane Wrestling. It was at the Best Arena in Chicago that Michael Best discovered the identity of his biological father, and subsequently adopted the middle and surname by which he uses today both legally and professionally. Over the course of the next five years, he would rack up an impressive twenty championship reigns, win the Triple Crown of War Games, Solitary Confinement, and the LBI Final at March To Glory, and truly become a household name in professional wrestling. Love him or hate him, Michael Lee Best’s name is one that you’ve heard before, and one that will rouse an opinion out of you one way or another.

In December 2014, Michael Best achieved a lifelong dream when he was inducted into the High Octane Hall of Fame by a panel of his peers. With nothing left to accomplish, he hung up his boots in April of 2015 to focus on the students at his wrestling school, FiveTime Academy.