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Wrestling Facts

  • DDP credits WWE "The Brain" Heenen for coming up with the name Diamond cutter.
  • "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 stripper

  • 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. are brothers

  • 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 Godfather

  • Steve 'Mongo' McMichael was one of Lawrence Taylor's backup men during his match against Bam Bam Bigelow at Wrestlemania XI

  • 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 Domination entourage

  • 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 Fuchs

  • 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 took place).

  • 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 name.

  • Emiko Kado, 23, suffered a brain injury that ended her life in only her 15th professional match.

  • Bill Goldberg's father is a retired Gynecologist.

  • Terry Funk first announced his retirement in 1983.

  • Larry Zbyszko is a licensed pilot.

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