Michael Lockwood (August 25, 1971-November 6, 2003) was an American Professional Wrestler from Anaheim, California best known for his time in WWE as Crash Holly. He debuted in 1989 as Johnny Pearson in Bay Area Wrestling, and also competed for All Pro Wrestling, Big Time Wrestling, ECW, Ohio Valley Wrestling and Power Pro Wrestling (Memphis), arriving in WWE in 1999, and staying until 2003. Along with his teaming with Hardcore and Molly Holly, he and Shannon Moore were Matt Hardy's followers during Matt's "Mattitude" run on WWE SmackDown. He also wrestled for TNA as Mad Mikey, and for other independents. He died in 2003 of a drug overdose.
As for his in-ring achievements, he was a 22x WWE Hardcore Champion, a former WWE World Tag Team Champion with Hardcore Holly, a 1x WWE European Heavyweight Champion, a 1x WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion, a 1x PPW Tag Team Champion as Erin O'Grady with Vic Grimes, a 1x PPW Young Guns Champion as Erin O'Grady, a 1x APW Junior Heavyweight Champion, a 1x IWA (Puerto Rico) World Junior Heavyweight Champion, a 1x UWA (Mexico) World Junior Heavyweight Champion, a 1x IWA (Puerto Rico) Hardcore Champion, a 1x MEWF (Maryland) Cruiserweight Champion and, as Mad Mikey, a 1x SPW (Supreme) Tag Team Champion.
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- Blatant Lies: Considered himself a 400-pound Superheavyweight! Really!
- Butt-Monkey: While teaming with Hardcore Holly, When they werent constantly bickering and beating each other up, Crash almost always took the fall. He also had a knack to be squashed by more competent wrestlers who were on the midcard like Albert, Bradshaw and even Jacqueline
- Celebrity Resemblance: Chris Jericho called him "Elroy Jetson", which caught on to the point that even Jim Ross was calling him "Elroy."
- Downer Ending: His death in 2003 at the age of 32.
- Finishing Move: Crash Landing
- I Have Many Names: Johnny Pearson, Erin O'Grady, Crash Holly, Crash, Mad Mikey
- Iconic Item: The scale he carried around during his "Superheavyweight" gimmick.
- Leprechaun: As Erin O'Grady in APW.
- Red Baron: "The Houdini of Hardcore," coined by Michael Cole, because of his ability to escape getting pinned when he was Hardcore Champion.
- The Rival: He had a feud with Jacqueline on Sunday Night Heat.
- Unrelated Cousins: With Bob Holly and Molly Holly.
- Ur-Example: He introduced the 24/7 rule for the Hardcore Title.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: "Crash" is not a name. It looks even more ridiculous when you consider that Bob Holly had previously had a wrestling race car driver gimmick.