In 2000 Ted went solo on the independent circuit first appearing in USA Pro Wrestling. On 21 September 2002 Ted passed away for an apparent heart attack at the age of 49.
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" where Mike used the name "Johnny Rotten" and Ted used the name "Cheetah".
In 1992 he met Michael Durham & they became good friends & decided to form a tag-team together so they debuted as "Public Enemy" Mike was Johnny Grunge & Ted was 'Flyboy' Rocko Rock in the UWF late in 1992.
Ted learned how to wrestle as a student at the Wild Samoan Training Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania by ½ of "The Wild Samoans" tag-team Afa Anoai & he made his in-ring debut in 1986 as The Cheetah Kid.