Wrestler turns Poker Pro. Yes its true! Lee Watkinson, former wrestler by trade has gone over to Playing Poker and has made quite the name for himself in the tournaments
Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor were asked to take part in a gay marriage at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre PPV in 1999, but both refused to do the angle.
Billy Gunn was once arrested for disorderly conduct.
Rico Constantino once won an American Gladiators competition.
During a wild match with Doug Gilbert in Power Pro Wrestling, Vic Grimes got his face cut with a glass pitcher. Immediately after the match, he had the cut tattooed over.
The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) paid the WWF $100,000 to get out of his contract to leave for WCW, after "Bret screwed Bret"- as Vince McMahon likes to say it.
"The Big Show" Paul Wight played college basketball at Wichita State.
Terry Funk is Jason Hervey's (from the Wonder Years and WCW) Godfather.
Dick The Bruiser gave Bobby Heenan the nickname "The Weasel."
Vader was on a Kuwaiti talk show in April of 1996. He lost control and attacked the host, Bassam Al Otham, when he asked Vader if wrestling "was fake." The Undertaker was also on the show and just watched. Vader was detained in Kuwait briefly following the incident, then was allowed to return to the US pending trial. The end result was a $200 US fine. Recently (7/1/02), Vader was arrested Monday night on suspicion of spitting and threatening officers with rocks, resisting arrest, drinking and driving, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
WWE referee Tim White owns a bar called The Friendly Tap.
Ric Flair owns a bar in Charlotte, North Carolina called The South End Brewery.
Roddy Piper won the prestigious amateur boxing award, The Golden Gloves, at the age of 15.
The Hardy Boyz did all of the moves for the video game WWF Attitude.
The Hardy Boyz have designed their own previous wrestling attire (plaid tights, headbands, etc). They are both really brothers and learned their arial moves from wrestling on a trampoline when they were kids.
Jason "EZ Money" Broyles designs his own tights and other wrestlers tights, as well.
Raven is rumored to be a homosexual (You didn't read it from me first!)
New Jack stated on the movie Beyond The Mat that he has four justifiable homicides. He was a bounty hunter at the time.
Justin Credible can speak Portuguese (which explains his "Portuguese Man-O-War" gimmick in the mid nineties).
Kevin Nash once played basketball and was a bouncer before he became a wrestler.
Junior heavyweight great Danny Hodge was the first wrestler to ever be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, not Hulk Hogan.
Arn (real name Marty Lunde) and Ole Anderson are not related.
The Undertaker once stated that Sid Vicious once shit his shorts during a match with him.
The Undertaker is the un-official WWE locker room leader.
Bill Goldberg was the first person ever cut from the Carolina Panthers.
Ernest "The Cat" Miller is Eric Biscoff's son's karate teacher.
The character Gangrel was taken from a comic book series. The WWF, at one time, had rights to that name.
Former WWF manager Mr Fuji is a 5 time former WWF tag team champ.
Scotty 2 Hotty was "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin's first opponent in his WWF debut.
The nickname "Big Sexy" was actually a name created by Canadian wrestler Luther Biggs who did several try-out matches with WCW under that name? Former WCW and WWF booker / wrestler Terry Taylor watched liked the name and gave it to Kevin Nash.
Ed Leslie has had 12 different identities in his wrestling career- "Dizzy" Ed Boulder, Brutus Beefcake, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Furface, Brother Bruti, The Butcher, The Man with No Name, The Man With No Face, The Zodiac Man, The Clipmaster, The Booty Man and The Disciple.
Road Dogg fought in Desert Storm.
The Big Valbowski used to race Motocross.
Rob Van Dam is the only mainstream pro wrestler to have an article about him in High Times magazine and has starred in various independent films. RVD also has an unique weightlifting record of doing a split across two benches and lifting a 200 lbs Dumbbell, called the Van Dam Lift. It was invented by Rob and is officially recognized.
Edge is married to The Big Valbowski�s sister Allana Morely.
Chastity of ECW and WCW fame is in the porno Live Bait.
The Rock claims he got the catchphrase �Smell what the Rock is cookin�?� from someone he knew in college.
The Honkey Tonk Man and Jerry Lawler are cousins and are not too fond of each other.
Kevin �Nailz� Wacholtz was fired from the WWF for throttling Vince McMahon. Nailz subsequently filed sexual assault charges against McMahon, but nothing came out of it.
The Ultimate Warrior legally changed his name from Jim Hellwig to Warrior.
Vic Grimes� character in the WWF was supposed to be him portraying a drug dealing coke fiend called Kilo. The WWF later shortened the name to Key and made no reference to Grimes� drug persona.
Raven, Barry Horowitz, Dean Malenko, Diamond Dallas Page, and Bill Goldberg are all Jewish.
Tully Blanchard and Ted Dibiase are both preachers across the United States.
Paul Heyman made his first ever RAW appearance, along with Taz, Stevie Richards, Nova, The Blue Meanie, Sabu, The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, The Eliminators, Raven, Mikey Whipwreck and Little Guido, in February of 1997. Paul E. plugged ECW�s first PPV Barely Legal and got into a scuffle with Jerry Lawler at the end of the show.
Rob Van Dam made his RAW debut in May 1997 by squashing Jeff Hardy. Months later, Sabu makes his RAW debut wrestling to a double count-out with Flash �2 Cold Scorpio� Funk. Afterwards, Sabu angers Vince McMahon by exiting in the crowd while tossing around chairs.
Yoshihiro Tajiri made his RAW debut in July of 1997 by losing to TAKA Michinoku.
Super Crazy of ECW and lucha fame has wrestled in the WWF under the names of Histeria and Super Loco.
On an episode of Shotgun Saturday Night, the night before the 1997 Royal Rumble in Amarillo, TX, Terry Funk gets on the PA system and swears at Jim Ross, among others. He then turns his attention to Stone Cold Steve Austin- who was doing commentary. A fight erupts and Austin and Funk are separated (one of the WWF�s better angles at that time).
D�Lo Brown is a certified public accountant.
Reverend D�Von�s father was a minister.
Vince McMahon lost around 30 million dollars because of the XFL.
Brian �Lee� Harris (Chainz) was the best man at Mark Callaway's (The Undertaker) wedding.
Honky Tonk Man and Jerry Lawler are cousins.
Dynamite Kid left the WWF because he got into a backstage brawl with former Quebecer Jacques Rougeau.
Ric Flair owned the WCW World Heavyweight Title up until 1991, as he originally bought it for use by the company using his own money. WCW paid Ric Flair $75,000 to give back the WCW title after he had departed to the WWF in 1991. Weeks after his WWF debut and before WCW bought the title back, the WWF blurred out the WCW title from television.
Ahmed Johnson played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.
Faarooq aka Ron Simmons was cut by the Cleveland Browns.
Steve Austin was trained by the late �Gentleman� Chris Adams and is also an avid antique collector.
Terri Runnels was a hair stylist for the Larry King show prior to wrestling and is allergic to horses.
Haku made his pro wrestling debut before Molly Holly, Essa Rios, Jeff Hardy and Stephanie McMahon where even born. Rhyno and Trish Stratus were aged 1 at the time.
Steve Blackman contracted a case of malaria and dysentery (while in Africa) that was so severe, he had to quit wrestling for a long period of time. He made his return by debuting at the WWF�s infamous 1997 Survivor Series in Montreal.
Francine was the first graduate of ECW's School of Hardcore. Subsequent graduates include Tom Marquez, Roadkill, Danny Doring, and Chris Chetti (Tazz�s cousin).
Kevin Nash played the part of the "Super Shredder" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
Kevin Nash played University basketball, but was kicked off the team for numerous altercations with the coach.
Kevin Nash introduced Shawn Michaels to his wife, the former Nitro Girl Whisper (Rebecca Curci).
Kurt Angles wife Karen is a former stripper.
Kurt Angle had his first WWF match in mid 1998 against Christian at a WWF house show. This was four days after he began training at the WWF training facility!
Molly Holly's first televised WWF match was a Women's Title match against Jackie on a 1998 episode of Sunday Night Heat. She wrestled under the name Starla Saxton.
Molly Holly was trained by Dean Malenko in spring 1997.
Chris Benoit received a WWF try out in 1994 but didn't impress management enough to be signed.
Hugh Morrus had a try out in 1995 with the WWF but ended up signing with WCW.
One of Ravens legs are shorter than the other because he was injured in a wrestling match and the leg is shorter because of surgery. He wears a special pair of shoes for this reason and if you look closely, you can tell one of the shoes sole is taller than the other.
Tatanka quit the WWF to start a family with his wife Michelle.
Lita got the tattoo on her left shoulder in Amsterdam, Holland in 1995- as a souvenir. She also has the word 'PUNK' tattooed on the inside of her lower lip!
The longest title reign in WWF history belongs to the Fabulous Moolah, whose reign as the first Women's Champion lasted from September 18, 1956 to July 23, 1984 (27 years, 10 months, 5 days).
Bret Hart won the last non-televised King Of The Ring in September 1991. He pinned I.R.S in the final round and is the only man ever to win two consecutive King Of The Ring crowns- his second win came at the first KOTR PPV in 1993; he beat Bam Bam Bigelow in the finals.
Paul Heyman is the same age as Shawn Michaels and three years younger than Raven and Jerry Lynn.
The Godfather used to run strip clubs in Las Vegas before getting involved in wrestling. It was his real life friend Mark Callaway (The Undertaker) who got him the job in the WWF.
Test got into wrestling in January 1997 after meeting Bret 'Hitman' Hart at Planet Hollywood in Toronto. Bret gave him details on who to get in touch with to begin training.
Glenn Jacobs (Kane) was Born in Madrid, Spain but moved to the USA at the age of 3.
Ron Killings (formerly K-Kwik of the WWF) taught some of MC Hammer's dance troops their moves.
Before joining the WWF in 1993 Hardcore Holly worked as a full time welder. He also wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling (a WWF affiliate at the time) as �Hollywood� Bob Howard. �Sparkey Plugg� also used to actaully race his own stock car.
The shortest match in World Wrestling Federation history was Bob Baclund v.s. Diesel for the WWF Championship Title. It was 7 seconds long.
Tom Pritchard and Brother Love are brothers.
Jerry Lawler was a 23 time USWA Champion
Undertaker has a win/loss record of 11 wins and 0 losses at Wrestlemania.
Chris Benoit was trained by Stu Hart in The Dungeon.
Lance Storm and Chris Jericho trained together and also teamed in Smoky Mountain Wrestling as The Thrill Seekers.
Tazz�s personalized license plate reads Tap Out.
During one drinking session, Andre the Giant drank 119 bottles of beer!
Perry Saturn dated Joanie �Chyna� Laurer before she entered the WWF.
Shawn Michaels is a huge Garth Brooks fan.
The Rock is a skilled light tackle salt water fisherman.
The Rock was the youngest WWF World Champ, I-C Champ and also the first African American to hold the WWF World Title.
WrestleMania VII was moved from the Rose Bowl to the Sports Arena in Los Angeles because Vince McMahon feared a sniper might try and take out lead heel Sgt. Slaughter, playing the role of a Iraqi sympathiser during the Gulf War.
Sid Justice kicked out of Hulk Hogan's leg drop at WrestleMania VIII because Papa Shango was late for his run-in to cause a DQ victory for Hogan.
Triple H (WM2000) was the first heel to leave a WrestleMania as WWF World Champion.
Undertaker was in Suburban Commando, starring Hulk Hogan.
In 1994, WCW used to hire paid models and actors to sit in the audience to cheer and boo their wrestlers because the audience was usually dead for their shows.
When WCW did their syndicated World Wide show, they used to have a monitor to tell the audience who to cheer and who to boo. On one occasion, when Rick Rude and the Equalizer (the "heels") came out, the audience accidentally cheered for them and WCW had to reshoot their entrance over again.
Shawn Michaels was attacked outside of a nightclub by approximately 10 "thugs" (actually it was by a marine group) in 1995. Shawn was accompanied by Davey Boy Smith and Sean Waltman (123 Kid, now X-Pac). Both men did nothing to help Shawn, reportedly.
Mike Awesome and Horace Hogan are cousins (Awesome and Hulk Hogan are not related), while Horace is Hulk's nephew.
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.
Bill Goldberg's father is a retired Gynecologist.
In 1975, Ric Flair was in a plane crash with Johnny Valentine, Bob Bruggers and "Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods. Doctors said that he'd never wrestle again.
Vampiro's sister is a former Miss Nude Canada.
Duane Gill and Barry Hardy made up the team called The Executioners in the WWF in the early 90s.
Road Warrior Animal and WWF road agent Johnny Ace are brothers.
The Vampire Warrior (Gangrel) and Luna Vachon are married.
Scott Hall has been arrested for keying a limo and assault.
Bret Hart is the ONLY wrestler in history to be triple crown winner in
both in WWF and WCW.
Shawn Michaels forfeited his WWF title on Raw due to the unwillingness
to job to Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 13. (what a loser)
Hulk Hogan has never defeated Jerry Lawler in a wrestling match.
Ryan Shamrock once worked at a Strip Club in Houston, TX.
The Rock played college football for the Miami Hurricanes.
Road Dogg fought in Desert Storm.
Part of Mankind's right ear was torn off by Vader on a tour of Germany
when his head was caught between the ropes.
Legion of Doom is the only tag team in wrestling history to hold the
AWA, NWA, and WWF tag team titles.
The Dudley Boyz are the only tag team in wrestling history to hold the
WWF, WCW, and ECW tag team titles.
Raven was a manager in the WWF that went by the name Johnny Polo. Under
this name he managed the Quebecers and Adam Bomb.
DLo Brown is a certified Accountant.
Diamond Dallas Page has held every Heavyweight Title in the WCW.
Mark Henry has set several world weight-lifting records and competed in
1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
WrestleMania VII was moved from the Rose Bowl to the Sports Arena in Los
Angeles because Vince McMahon feared a sniper might try and take out lead heel Sgt.
Slaughter, playing the role of a Iraqi sympathizer during the Gulf War.
Sid Justice doublecrossed Vince McMahon by kicking out of Hogan's
legdrop at WrestleMania VIII.
No heel has left one of the first 14 WrestleManias as WWF world
The Shawn Michaels-Bret Hart "Ironman Match" at Wrestle Mania
XII lasted 61:52.
Sable debuted at WrestleMania XII as Hunter Hearst Helmsley's valet.
Kevin Nash was "Super Shredder" in the Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles 2 movie.
Undertaker was in Suburban Commando with Hogan.
Owen Hart has either entered or left WrestleMania as a world tag team
champion with three different partners: Yokozuna, Davey Boy Smith and now, Jeff Jarrett.
In 1994, WCW used to hire paid models and actors to sit in the audience
to cheer and boo their wrestlers because the audience was usually dead for their shows.
When WCW did the WorldWide show, they used to have a monitor to tell the
audience who to cheer and who to boo. One one occasion when Rick Rude and the Equalizer
(the "heels") the audience accidentally cheered for them and WCW had to reshoot
their entrance over again.
On May 11, 1987, Kevin Von Erich collapsed in the middle of the ring
during an eight-man bout pitting him, The Fantastics, and Bruiser Brody against Brian
Adias, Black Bart, Al Madril, and Al Perez. Fantastic Tommy Rogers saw Von Erich turning
blue and applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
On May 26, 1987, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Iron Sheik were arrested by
NJ State police. Duggan was charged with possession of marijuana and drinking alcohol
while driving. Sheik was charged with possession of marijana and cocaine. Duggan received
a conditional discharge and Sheik received one year probation.
On July 4, 1989, Davey Boy Smith, Jason the Terrible, and Chris Benoit
were injured in a head-on automobile accident in Jasper, Alberta. Smith suffered a cracked
vertebrae in his back and needed 100 stitches in his head after being thrown through the
windshield of the car. Jason suffered 2 fractures in his left leg. Benoit injured his
The WWF claimed that the Dynamite Kid left the WWF and retired because
of an injury. Actually, the Kid still wrestles in England and the real reason he left was
because of a locker room fight with him and Jacques Rougeau. The Bulldog opted to keep
contact with the WWF and because of that and other reasons, the Bulldog and the Dynamite
Kid haven't spoken in years.
In 1991, Ric Flair quit the WCW. He showed up in the WWF soon thereafter
holding the WCW title and claimed to be the "Real World's champion." The reason
he was able to leave the company with the title is because he owned that title. WCW later
bought it back from Flair for reportedly $75,000.
Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth Hewlitte were supposedly
"married" in August 1991. Actually, that was an angle to get a better buy rate
for the pay-per-view. Savage and Liz were married in December 1984.
On March 6, 1992, Paul Roma made his pro boxing debut which resulted in
a 4-round loss when his manager threw in the towel. Roma won his first fight on April 1
with a 47-second TKO over Norman Fortini in Randolph, MA.
On April 4, TitanSports debuted WBF BodyStars on USA Network.
On October 1, 1992, Kerry Von Erich was sentenced to 6 felony counts of
prescription forgery. He received a 10-year suspended sentence, 10 years of supervised
probation, and a $6,000 fine. On February 18, 1993, Von Erich committed suicide by gunshot
with a .44-caliber handgun, one day after being indicted on a cocaine possession charge.
It was also later revealed that he had an artificial foot because of a car accident he was
involved in in 1984.
When Shawn Michaels was attacked outside of a Syracuse nightclub by
approximately 10 thugs (actually it was by a marine group), Shawn was accompanied by Davey
Boy Smith and X-Pac. They beat up Shawn while the others held Davey Boy and X-Pac back.
Ted Dibiase attends church at First Assembly of God in Concord, North
Former Four Horsemen member Tully Blanchard is now a preacher in North
The Ultimate Warrior left the WWF in 1991 because he and Vince McMahon
did not come to terms on his future role...Warrior wanted to be in the title situation but
the WWF saw differently...in 1992, the Warrior disappeared again because he did not want
to get involved in a second-rate feud with Nailz.
While Alundra Blayze was in Japan, she released her own music CD!
Bret Hart used to co-own the Calgary Hitmen. (WHL Hockey Team)
Before entering the world of wrestling, Rikishi earned money by dancing
on the streets of San Fransisco!
Dok Hendrix is an avid Atlanta Braves fan, while Jerry "The
King" Lawler is crazy about the Indians!
Before going in to pro wrestling, Ahmed Johnson's favorite wrestler was
Marty Jannetty had aspirations of becoming NOT a pro wrestler, but a pro
boxer! His all time favorite? The one and only Muhammad Ali!
Duke "The Dumpster" Droese is also known as "The Garbage
Man Of A Thousand Voices"! Duke can imitate alot of wrestlers, and his best one? Non
other than Vince McMahon!
In his free time, Stone Cold Steve Austin is a big time Antiques
Bret "HitMan" Hart is an avid Boston Red Socks fan!
After getting out of college, The Late Great Brian Pillman played two
seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL!
Prior entering the WWF, Sable was a top model for "Guess"
Luke and Butch of the Bushwhackers, own one of the most popular
restaurants in Tampa, Florida, called "Bushwhackers Down Under"!
Before entering the World Wrestling Federation, Faarooq was one of the
only two men to have had his football jersey retired at Florida State University!
Mr. Bob Backlund was a wrestling teacher at Central Connecticut State
Ahmed Johnson used to be a pro football player for the Dallas Cowboys.