You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! Well, I hope you can anyway, because this is the latest edition of useless pro wrestling facts and stats. Some you have probably heard about, while others may come as news to you. Either way, here we go. Let’s learn a little…
Despite WWE’s proclamations, Kurt Angle is not the first or only Olympic gold medalist to compete for the company. Back in the 1970’s, the then WWWF had a wrestler named Wim Ruska who competed. Ruska was a two time Olympic gold medalist in Judo at the 1972 games.
Vince McMahon wears a hearing aide. His hearing loss was due to all those years sitting at the Gorilla Position while the pyrotechnics went off.
Linda Bollea aka Linda Hogan, Hulk’s ex-wife, was once a contestant on Match Game in 1978 at the age of 19.
Jason Broyles aka Jason Jett aka EZ Money was the only wrestler to appear on both ECW and WCW’s final pay per views.
The final ECW match at the ECW arena took place on December 23rd, 2000 and featured Sandman vs. Justin Credible vs. Steve Corino.
Maria Kanellis had her own rock album entitled ‘Sevin Sins.’
The original name for All Elite Wrestling was World’s Best Wrestling.
Steve Austin debuted his ‘Stone Cold’ nickname in a match against Savio Vega on Monday Night Raw in 1996.
Becky Lynch’s mother Anne did some modeling in her younger days.
AWA legend Nick Bockwinkel once guest starred on the hit television show The Monkees.
WWE paid $3 million in 2003 to acquire the AWA videotape library.
Jerry ‘The King Lawler’ and ‘Superstar’ Bill Dundee once partnered up in the mid 1980’s to open a furniture store in Evansville, Indiana.
Hikaru Shinohara is a pro wrestler/MMA fighter who happens to be the daughter of the man who stabbed and killed Rikidozan. (The father of Japanese wrestling)
Dory Funk Jr debuted in wrestling the same year that the postal zip code was introduced.