"Mike Kirchner had been the original Leatherface, for the FMW promotion in Japan. He had a short run in the WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION as CORPORAL KIRCHNER in the mid-eighties, but their attempt at making him a new Sergeant Slaughter had failed, and he had been drifting in the business for years before catching on in Japan.
He was a nice guy, but he had a short fuse, and two years earlier an argument that he had not started ended with him punching a Japanese man in the face. The punch had been so devastating that the man's face had almost been destroyed, and Kirchner spent six months in a Japanese jail as a result."
- an excerpt from "HAVE A NICE DAY: A TALE OF BLOOD AND SWEATSOCKS" by MICK FOLEY
'Cartoon Characters come to life', is a description used to describe the men and women who are our professional wrestlers of today. We know all about their ring persona, but little about what brought them there.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT is the story of Corporal Mike Kirchner. The names have been changed to protect the innocent (and not so innocent). Corporal Punishment takes you into the lifetime it takes to enter the ring as a professional wrestler.
Mike Kirchner knew two things from his eariest childhood to his outlandish and outrageous performance in the ring. The first was how to rebel, and he demonstrated this as a child in grade school, a teenager in trouble with the law, a young man in the military, and to every wrestling promoter who tried to own him.
The other was the love of a mother who would not give up on the son she loved and believed in.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT brings you behind the scenes for a first hand look at the good, the bad, THE TRUTH.
As MICK FOLEY and all the others know, CORPORAL KIRCHNER did it his way.
A fascinating story about life, professonal wrestling, and an unbreakable spirit.
by Genevieve O'Callaghan
This book was written byCorporal Kirchner'smother based upon the stories she was told. This book is consideredfiction, but its entirely based upon the stories he told her.