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Phillip Theis
BornJune 25, 1958
FromLong Island, New York

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameJonn Reinhart
Mando Phil
Mondo Kleen
Damien Demento
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight271 lb (123 kg)
Billed"Man's Deepest Fear"
(as Mondo Kleen)
"The Outer Reaches of Your Mind"
(as Damien Demento)
Debuted1992


Phillip "Phil" Theis (born June 25, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1992 and 1993 under the ring name Damien Demento. As Damien Demento, Theis wrestled in the main event of the first episode of WWF Monday Night Raw on January 11, 1993, losing to The Undertaker.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (1987–1992)

After training under Johnny Rodz, Theis made his debut on the independent circuit in 1987 under the ring name "Jonn Reinhart". He later renamed himself "Mondo Kleen". In September 1992, he wrestled a tryout match with World Championship Wrestling as "Mando Phil".

World Wrestling Federation (1992–1993)

After The Bushwhackers helped forward a tape of Theis performing an interview, the World Wrestling Federation signed him to a contract. Theis, under his Mondo Kleen ring name, debuted in WWF at a live event on October 2, 1992 in a losing effort to Jeff Jarrett. On the October 12 episode of Superstars of Wrestling, Theis made his televised debut under the repackaged ring name and gimmick of "Damien Demento", a villainous]] [character]] who hailed from "The Outer Reaches of Your Mind" and showed mentally disturbed behavior. He then proceeded to defeat Steve May in his televised debut match. On the October 28 episode of Wrestling Challenge, he defeated Jim Brunzell.

Demento was in the main event of the debut episode of Monday Night Raw on January 11, 1993, losing to The Undertaker. Demento made his only pay-per-view appearance at Royal Rumble as a participant in the 1993 Royal Rumble match and lasted over twelve minutes before being eliminated by Carlos Colón. After this, Demento competed almost solely on house shows before leaving the WWF in October 1993.

In Wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Jumping knee drop
  • Signature moves
    • Hangman's neckbreaker
    • Powerbomb

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