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Michael Manna (born October 9, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. Best known by his ring name, Steven "Stevie" Richards, Manna has previously worked for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and, briefly, World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
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Stevie Richards was trained at Iron Mike Sharpe's wrestling school in Brick Township, New Jersey after being discovered by Dan Haney of the World Wide Wrestling Alliance based out of Colmar/Hatfield PA.
With the redevelopement of the ECW brand in 2006, Richards would soon leave the Smackdown! brand to join the other members of the ECW brand; making his first appearance as part of the new brand during the WWE vs. ECW Head to Head show on June 7, 2006. Richards would go on to appear on ECW's weekly show under his old ring name of Stevie Richards, though his Titantron video and the on-screen display would still refer to him as Steven.
Richards would soon fit back into his heel persona acting as a sell out to the other ECW Originals and siding with the newer stars. Stevie Richards picked up his first win on ECW's weekly show on September 5, 2006 against Balls Mahoney after interference from Kevin Thorn, who was feuding with Mahoney at the time.
Richards was part of the new ECW brand's first pay-per-view December to Dismember; participating in the pre-PPV dark match. He defeated Rene Dupree.
Richards, who hadn't appeared on television in months, returned in a match on ECW on February 27, 2007 against CM Punk. On the April 3, 2007 edition of ECW, Richards again fought CM Punk, and again came out on the losing side. Richards faced Punk once again on the April 10, 2007 edition of ECW and came out on the losing end of the match for what was actually the fourth consecutive time. The fifth consecutive loss to Punk on ECW took place May 15, 2007. At WWE One Night Stand 2007 Richards served as a lumberjack in the Kane vs. Mark Henry match. On June 5, Richards got a match against Kevin Thorn which he lost. Richards has been recently been teaming with Tommy Dreamer on house shows replacing Sandman in the ECW Originals against the New Breed due to the fact that Sandman was drafted to RAW. On July 10, 2007, Richards was in a great match with C.M. Punk, but for the sixth time he fell to Punk.