Money for Mongo: Fundraiser for Steve McMichael

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An entertainer and larger-than-life character from his days on the football field as a member of the lauded Monsters of the Midway defense for the Chicago Bears to his days as a commentator and later wrestler for World Championship Wrestling, Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael was always ready for anything. That is until he met an opponent he’d never faced before, ALS. In an emotional piece published in the Chicago Tribune in April 2021, Mongo shared this news with the world. In addition to sharing the diagnosis and new realities of life, Mongo officially stepped away from public life. “I want everybody to realize why they’re no longer going to see me around,” he said in the Tribune article. Sadly along with ALS, the McMichael family has been struggling financially. Mongo requires full-time care, usually delivered by his loving wife, Misty. Now the wrestling community rallies around one of our own to provide positivity, fun, and hopefully, financial aid. That’s where Money for Mongo comes in. 

Conrad Thompson will host Money for Mongo, an all-star fundraising event featuring friends and foes from Mongo’s wrestling career. Scheduled to appear are Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett, Jim Ross, Mick Foley, and Tony Schiavone to relive Mongo’s greatest moments. The event will stream live, free of charge, on FITE.TV on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 12:30 pm CST. It is hoped that wrestling will come together and reminisce about the incredible career of Mongo, as well as raise money for his brave battle against ALS. For more information about the event or to donate, you can visit

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