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Dean Simon (born August 4, 1960) better known by his ring name Dean Malenko, is a retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working on its ECW brand as the senior road agent. World Wrestling Entertainment was previously known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He is best known for his time with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In WWF, he was a 2-time Light Heavyweight Champion. In WCW, he was a 1-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a 4-time Cruiserweight Champion, and a 1-time World Tag Team Champion with Chris Benoit. In ECW, he was a 2-time Television Champion and a 1-time Tag Team Champion with Chris Benoit. Malenko was born into a wrestling family, and his father Boris Malenko was a prominent wrestling figure in his own right. He has wrestled all over the world and has spent much time wrestling in Mexico and Japan. He wrestled with his brother Joe from 1988 to 1992, forming a tag team, until his brother retired. On January 24, 1992, Malenko defeated "the Superstar" for the Suncoast Pro Wrestling (SPW) Southern title in Palmetto, Florida. Malenko defeated Jimmy Backlund for the ICWA Light Heavyweight title on March 12, 1992, in Tampa. He later joined Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) on August 27, 1994, as a heel participating in a tournament for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Osamu Nishimura in the quarterfinals before he ended up losing to the eventual winner Shane Douglas in the semifinals. Douglas would later rename his ECW title, the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Title after throwing down the NWA World Title, and the promotion was also renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling. He became known as "The Shooter" Dean Malenko and was given a gimmick similar to an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter (due to his uncanny resemblance to Royce Gracie). In the beginning of 1995, Malenko formed a faction called the Triple Threat with Chris Benoit and Shane Douglas. In September 1995, Malenko and Benoit joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he continued to be a heel. Malenko came to be known in WCW as "The Iceman" Dean Malenko because of his cold, calculating demeanor and was also given the nickname of "The Man of 1,000 Holds". In September 1998, Malenko became a part of the final incarnation of Ric Flair's Four Horsemen stable. They feuded with the nWo, particularly Eric Bischoff. Malenko and Benoit also battled the West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) during this period. After the Horsemen were finally disbanded in May 1999 due to Flair's abuse of power, Malenko joined up with Shane Douglas' faction, The Revolution, which was formed in July 1999. Malenko's final wrestling match took place at 4th Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show in August 2001. In his final match, Malenko teamed with longtime friend Perry Saturn and defeated Raven and Justin Credible. Malenko appeared in the ring along with other legendary wrestlers during a segment of the WWE Homecoming edition of Raw on October 3, 2005. His friend Eddie Guerrero died on November 13, 2005 and Malenko made a special appearance on the November 14 edition of Raw alongside Chris Benoit, speaking about Eddie's death and talking about the memories they had shared together. The following Friday on SmackDown!, Malenko once again appeared after a match between Chris Benoit and Triple H, and the three embraced. After the 2006 Royal Rumble, he was seen congratulating Rey Mysterio on his Rumble victory. At Vengeance 2007, he appeared in a backstage segment watching Chavo Guerrero. On the Chris Benoit memorial episode of Monday Night Raw, he talked about the life of Chris Benoit. He was very sad since two of his close friends, Eddie and Benoit were both dead, but said he was happy that they were together again. Dean then made an appearance on the March 31, 2008 edition of Raw to join The Four Horsemen and other WWE superstars in a farewell tribute to Ric Flair. Malenko was seen on the August 19th edition of ECW on SciFi after a brawl erupted between Finlay and Mike Knox, when Malenko along with referees broke the brawl up. On March 31, 1996, Dean married Julie Hittinger. They have two children, daughter Larissa (December 25, 1997), and son Preston Dean (April 2002). Larrisa was named after Dean's father, whose real name was Larry Simon. Dean stands 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), and weighs 212 lb (96 kg). This DVD covers matches from 1996-1998, and includes the following matches, all shot in their entirety: Dean Malenko vs Brad Armstrong Dean Malenko vs Alex Wright Dean Malenko vs Alex Wright (again) Dean Malenko vs Chris Jericho Dean Malenko vs Alex Wright (3rd time) Dean Malenko vs Jim Powers Dean Malenko vs Scotty Riggs Dean Malenko vs Rey Mysterio Jr Dean Malenko vs Chris Jericho (again) Dean Malenko vs Ultimo Dragon Dean Malenko vs Steven Regal Dean Malenko vs David Sammartino Dean Malenko vs Lenny Lane Dean Malenko vs Chavo Guerrero Jr Dean Malenko vs Rey Mysterio Jr (again) Dean Malenko vs Barry Horowitz Dean Malenko vs Kaz Hayashi Dean Malenko vs Kendall Windham All images included with this description are actual scans from the video, they are not file copies. DVD runs approximately 2 hours.