He went solo on the independent circuit appearing in 3PW in June 2004 & at the ECW Hardcore Homecoming pay-per view on 10 June 2005. On 16 February 2006 he was pronounced DOA at the Atlanta, Georgia Hospital due to complications from sleep apnea.
After Ted passed away on 21 September 2002 of a Heart Attack Mike began tag teaming with his so-called brother Joey Grunge also sometimes-called Jerry grunge as "The New Public Enemy" until August 2003.
On 18 July 1999 they reappeared in WCW at the "Bash at the Beach" pay-per view & then went on the independent circuit where they appeared in the XWF as "The South Philly Posse" managed by Jasmine St. Claire (Rhea Alexandria Devlugt).
On 22 September Public Enemy beat Harlem Heat for the WCW World Tag Team Titles. After losing the titles back to Harlem Heat 9 days later they went back to ECW for about month and then back to the WWF.
They went to the WCW and debuted there on 15 January 1996 beating the "American Males" who were Buff 'The Stuff' Bagwell (Marcus Alexander Bagwell) & Scotty Riggs (Scott Antol).
In 1994 they joined ECW that was called Eastern Championship Wrestling & later became Extreme championship Wrestling. While they were in ECW they won the ECW World Tag Team titles 4 different times together.
On 11 January 1993 they faced each other on the very first ever taping of "WWF Monday Night Raw" (now known as the WWE) where Mike used the name "Johnny Rotten" and Ted used the name "Cheetah".
They first met and formed their tag-team while Ted was wrestling as The Cheetah Kid & they debuted as "Public Enemy" Johnny Grunge & 'Flyboy' Rocko Rock in the UWF late in 1992.
He made his debut in wrestling in 1987 wrestling solo on the independent circuit. Mike is however best known for being ½ of the tag-team "Public Enemy" with 'Flyboy' Rocco Rock (Theodore James Petty).