"The Crippler Cross Face" was invented by
Dean Malenko and not Chris Benoit.
Spike Dudley was a school
teacher from Rhode Island before getting into the wrestling business
Kurt Angle's wife is a former
Al Snow is well trained in
martial arts, mat grappling, free style, hardcore, and shoot-fight wrestling
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan got the
idea of bringing a 2x4 to the ring from the movie, "Walking Tall"
The Rock's wife Dany is the
Associate Vice President of Merrill Lynch
Dick the Bruiser actually gave
WWE Heenan the nickname "The Weasel"
Early in his career, Hulk Hogan
teamed with "Dizzy Hogan" who would later be known as Brutus Beefcake
Before becoming a wrestler, Val
Venis used to race motocross
Marcus Bagwell had calf implants
in 1995 but they later leaked and had to be removed
Glen Jacobs (better known to the
wrestling world as Kane) has degrees in English and Teaching
Former WWF announcer Craig
DeGeorge is now the number one sports anchor for an NBC affiliate in Miami and
now uses his given name, Craig Minnervni (Torch)
Mike Awesome and Horace Hogan
are cousins (Awesome and Hulk Hogan are not related)
Two days before WrestleMania 9,
Hogan was injured in a jet-ski accident. That explains the shiner he had when
he wrestled at WrestleMania 9
Kevin Nash introduced Shawn
Michaels to his wife, the former Nitro Girl Whisper (Rebecca Curci)
Silver King and Dr. Wagner, Jr.
The former Bart Gunn (of the
Smoking Gunns) wrestles as Mike Burton for All Japan pro wrestling
When the Honkeytonk Man beat
Ricky Steamboat for the IC title, he was a replacement for "The Natural" Butch
Reed who was scheduled to win the gold
Stephanie McMahon works for the
WWF as a accountant executive at their New York sales office
That before Mark Henry joined
the WWF, he was actually sponsored by Titan Sports during the 1996 Olympic's
in which he competed in the sport of weight lifting
Gorgeous George, real name
Stephanie Bellars, spent jail time as a teenager for burglaziring a home and
slashing a girl's face with a broken beer bottle
Eddie Guerrero's father 'Gori'
invented the camel clutch
Terry Funk is Jason Hervey's
Steve 'Mongo' McMichael was one
of Lawrence Taylor's backup men during his match against Bam Bam Bigelow at
Ryan Shamrock's real name is
Alesha Webb, and she is a topless dancer from Houston, TX
WWF's first pick for the Mr.
Perfect gimmick was Terry Taylor
Former Freebird Jimmy Garvin is
now an airline pilot
D'Lo Brown began his career as
the "head of security" for the Gangstas in Smokey Mountain Wrestling? He later
debuted in the WWF as one of the many members of Faarooq's Nation of
Nitro Girl Fyre attended Arizona
State University, and used to be a mortgage home broker
The Warlord (real name Terry
Szopinski) was forced to retire following a 1996 car accident
ECW's Dawn Marie appeared in the
original Austin Powers MTV special as one of the go-go dancers and actually
had a couple of speaking lines
Chris Chetti was the first man
to graduate from ECW's School of Hardcore.
Taz and Chris Chetti are cousins
Paul Wight played college
basketball at Wichita State
Nicole Bass's married name is
Rick Rude still held half of the
NWA tag titles when he signed with the WWF (the NWA later claimed that the
Rock 'n' Roll Express regained those titles in a match that never actually
Jerry Jarrett brought Rick Rude
to Memphis, and gave him the nickname "Ravishing"
Rick Rude, for a time, was
managed by his sister Raven in the World Class promotion.
Rude was the only foreign talent
to make the finals of G-1 Tournament in Japan.
Rude worked as a bouncer at
Gramma B's in Minneapolis before he was discovered, working with the Road
Warriors and Barry Darshow.
Rick Rude was trained by Eddie
Sharkey, who also trained the Road Warriors, Barry Darsow, and Nikita Koloff.
Rick Rude and Nikita Koloff
attended the same high school.
The orginial Midnight Express
was a six man tag team in Alabama, consisting of Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose,
and Norvell Austin
Mark Henry and Pittsburgh
Steeler Kevin Henry are cousins.
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
suffered his career ending back injury in a match with Steve Austin, while
they were in WCW.
The British Bulldog (Davey Boy
Smith) paid the WWF $100,000 to get out of his contract to leave for WCW.
Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington
despises his cousin Davey Boy Smith so much, he can't bring himself to say his
Emiko Kado, 23, suffered a brain
injury that ended her life in only her 15th professional match.
Bill Goldberg's father is a
Terry Funk first announced his
retirement in 1983.
Larry Zbyszko is a licensed