Spittin’ Facts: Hitting You in the Face with Completely Useless Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia

Brian Damage

It is time for yet another round of useless wrestling facts, stats, trivia and miscellaneous nonsense. You may learn a thing or two after reading this post…or you may lose some valuable brain cells. Some of these you might have heard of already or maybe not. In either case, it is time to regurgitate these facts for your reading pleasure. Let us learn a little….hopefully.

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Wrestling Is At Steak: The Iconic Ribera Steakhouse

Brian Damage

If you have been following pro wrestling for a bit, you are probably “in the know” about a little old steakhouse located in Japan called Ribera Steak House. You more than likely have seen several wrestlers wear that infamous shiny satin bomber jacket with the restaurant’s logo on it. From the likes of Hulk Hogan, the Road Warriors, the Dudley Boyz to the Young Bucks and John Cena have all been photographed wearing it. What does that jacket mean? Why is this tiny restaurant so popular with professional wrestlers? What’s the story of Ribera’s Steak House? It’s time to get seated and cut into the history of this iconic restaurant.

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Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Mike Awesome

Brian Damage

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

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Blessing or Curse? The Seal of Approval From Mr. McMahon

Brian Damage

Imagine being an up and coming wrestler getting a big break in WWE. Just being a part of the largest promotion in the world and dealing with the bright spotlight should be pressure enough. Now add the company’s CEO Vince McMahon to that mix and him wanting to put you over as a future main event superstar. You would think having Mr. McMahon giving his seal of approval publicly is a good thing for one’s career. Historically, however, that hasn’t been the case at all.

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