Michael C. Larkin is an American podcaster, currently a co-host on the Max Wrestling Podcast, Netpicks, Steve and Mike Show and Pop Culture History and host of On The Mic With Mike, LFC Podcast - Beauty Strength and Dominance and Life Of Mike on IGTV. Larkin is part of "The Max Elite."
Since first appearing on Max Wrestling Podcast in late 2016, Larkin has appeared on the second-most episodes of Max Wrestling Podcast, becoming a regular co-host following PromoMania II in 2017. Larkin has acheived almost every accolade available in Max Wrestling as a former Promo Champion, three-time Knowledge Champion, nine-time Predictions Champion, Iron Bank 2020 winner, winner of Promo Climax 2 in 2019 and King Of The Mic 2019 winner.
Larkin established himself early on as a formidable opponent in trivia competition. After making his debut in late 2016, Larkin began his rivalry with inaugural Knowledge Champion Kinny Killa, eventually defeating him for the title at Podcast Promo Rumble 2 in January 2017. Larkin went on to hold the title for 364 days before a twist of fate saw Kinny regain the title at the same event a year later. Larkin began his second reign by defeating Killa at PromoMania III, and this time went on to break his own record for an unprecedented 628 days, surviving BOTH Iron Bank cash ins by Killa in 2018 and The Phoenix in 2019. His reign was brought to an end by The Phoenix at the Maxies Awards 2019.
Mr. Iron Bank
Reeling from his loss, Larkin competed for the third Iron Bank contract in 2020, defeating Ella Jay
and The Phoenix. He held on for the rest of the year before announcing he would cash in at the end of the contract - at PromoMania VI, where he defeated The Phoenix, becoming the first person to successfully cash in the Iron Bank contract. This was the shortest of Larkin's three reigns as he was unable to survive the "Champion's Chase" at Trivia Takeover 6: Mortal Conflict.
King Of The Mic
After participating in the first Promo Climax in 2018 to crown the inaugural Promo Champion, Larkin quickly flourished in the King Of The Mic tournament the following year, developing his skills and eventually winning by defeating Robert Davis in the final. He then went on to win a 4-way bout at
PromoSlam 4, becoming Promo Champion.
Larkin won Promo Climax 2 while still Champion, before losing to Travis Anderson at the Maxies Awards 2019. Since then, Larkin has not competed in promo competition, but has participated in promo exhibitions with The Shape, Daniel Crimmins and Brittney Savage.
At PromoSlam 2021, Larkin participated in a promo exhibition with Cypher in what would be Cypher's farewell match.
Championships and accomplishments
Max Wrestling Knowledge Championship (3 times)
Max Wrestling Promo Championship (1 time)
Max Wrestling Predictions Championship (9 times)
King Of The Mic (2019)
Promo Climax 2 (2019)
Iron Bank Contract (2020)
1st Max Wrestling Triple Crown Champion
Larkin in 2021