Here we go with yet another edition of pro wrestling facts, stats, trivia answers and so on and so forth. If you don’t like this kind of stuff, this piece is definitely NOT for you. For everybody else, let’s take a look at somethings that we may or may not know and learn a little shall we?
George Reeves, the actor most famous for starring as Superman in the 1950’s television series ‘The Adventures of Superman,’ also tried his hand as a professional wrestler. He wrestled briefly between 1957 and 1958 and was said to not be very good.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. is the “fight coordinator” or the wrestling trainer for all the actors in the Netflix television series ‘GLOW.’ His uncle Mando Guerrero filled the same role as Chavo Jr back in the 1980’s for the original GLOW wrestling show that the Netflix series is based on.
AJ Styles two WWE championship reigns combined are longer than The Rock (8), Kurt Angle (4), Undertaker (4), Edge (4) and Roman Reigns (3) in number of combined days.
Since winning the WWE Universal title on April 2nd, 2017, Lesnar has appeared on Raw (as of this writing) a total of one hour and thirty six minutes.
As of this writing, Alexa Bliss has been on WWE’s main roster for 709 days. Of those days on both Raw and Smackdown…Bliss has been champion for 457 of them.
The World Wrestling Council is the oldest active wrestling promotion on the island of Puerto Rico having been established in 1973. It is run most notably by WWE Hall of Famer Carlos Colon. There was another WWE Hall of Famer who helped found the WWC. Gorilla Monsoon, along with Colon and Victor Jovica created Capitol Sports Promotions, which was later renamed the World Wrestling Council. Monsoon eventually sold off his shares of the Puerto Rican promotion to work for the WWF full time.
By winning New Japan’s IWGP Intercontinental title in June of 2018, Chris Jericho became the first and currently only wrestler to win both IWGP and WWE Intercontinental championships.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was formed in 1948. The NWA was a governing body that controlled professional wrestling for many years. It was, however, not the only NWA in the history of professional wrestling. The National Wrestling Association was actually the first governing organization that ran pro wrestling. It was formed in 1930 by the National Boxing Association. The Alliance was a spin off of the National Wrestling Association after several members disagreed who the world champion should be. The Association folded around 1980.
Just six days after winning the WWF title in the infamous Montreal Screwjob….Shawn Michaels defended his newly won title against the Brooklyn Brawler at Madison Square Garden. The match lasted 15 minutes and HBK needed outside interference from both Chyna and Triple H to win.
Speaking of Shawn Michaels, his cousin wrestled tryouts for both WCW and the WWE and also wrestled for ECW, Ring of Honor and TNA. His name is Matt Bentley…better known as ‘Michael Shane’ from TNA.
Kevin Owens favorite wrestler growing up was Owen Hart. So much so, he chose his ring name Owens and named his son Owen to honor his hero. KO also revealed that before every match, he talks to Owen Hart to make sure he stays safe and has a good match. Kevin and Owen also shared the same birthday….May 7th.
When Renee Paquette was hired by the WWE, the name she was initially given was Renee Sterling. Renee hated the name and wanted to use her real given name. The two sides eventually settled on Renee Young.
In 2009, WWE Magazine posted a letter from a fan named Dylan Miley who said his girlfriend broke up with him because he attended ECW’s One Night Stand pay per view in New York City in 2005 instead of being with her for her birthday. Dylan Miley would later become known as ‘Lars Sullivan’ in WWE’s NXT brand.
Good Ol’ Jim Ross is always associated with the great state of Oklahoma. The truth is, Ross was not originally from the Sooner state. Jim Ross was born in Fort Bragg, California and lived there mostly until he was in the fourth grade. It was then that JR and his family moved permanently to Westville, Oklahoma.
Beth Phoenix is the youngest inductee into the WWE’s Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2017 at the age of 36.
The WWE Hardcore Championship was active for 3 years and 9 months. In that time, there were 240 different title reigns.
For instance, Shawn Stasiak was a former 15 time WWE Hardcore Champion. All of his 15 title reigns combined, do not even equal a full day as champion. To be more specific, Stasiak’s title reigns added up to less than one hour of total time.
Bret Hart’s first ever match was against Dennis Stamp.
The May 24, 1963 match between Rikidozan versus The Destroyer Dick Beyer is the second most watched event in Japanese television history. Over 70 million watched the match with the rating peaking at 72.2…which amounts to an 83% share. In case you are curious, the Olympics held in Tokyo in the summer of 1964 is currently the number one most watched.
Legendary fitness guru Jack Lalanne was a professional wrestler in 1938 in the San Francisco territory. He wasn’t very good and eventually quit.
Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch once auctioned off her breast implants on ebay for $11,000. The person who won the auction never paid the money and they were never sold.
Trish Stratus received contract offers from both WCW and ECW…before making the decision to sign with WWE in 1999.
Ricky Morton of the Rock N Roll Express tag team has a tattoo of the WWE logo on his calf and reads ‘WWE Hall of Famer.’
The current oldest living pro wrestling personality in the United States is the former voice of World Class Championship Wrestling…Bill Mercer at 92 years old. Behind him, is wrestler ‘Cowboy’ Bob Ellis at 89 years of age. Ellis is also known as the innovator of the bulldog wrestling maneuver. Also, in case you were wondering who the oldest pro wrestler of all time was…it was Abe Coleman who lived until 101 years old.