Weight: Over 400lbs
Hometown: The wall cavity in Ric Flair’s ‘Flair For The Gold’ set
Glory Days: 1993-94
Fun Fact: Years prior to the Nirvana and Pearl Jam rip-offs frequently used for wrestler’s entrances in WCW, The Shockmaster’s theme was a poorly executed cover of Day Tripper by The Beatles (get it?!) leading into the chorus of Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, for some reason.
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Glory Days: 1989-1991
Fun Fact: Fred ‘Tugboat’ Ottman is an uncle to Cody Rhodes and Goldust, as is Nasty Boy Jerry Saggs.
Hometown: Mount Trashmore, Florida
Glory Days: 1994-1996
Fun Fact: Before signing for the WWF, Mike ‘Duke The Dumpster’ Droese wrestled on the Florida independent scene as Garbage Man. He even made it onto the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 Wrestlers of 1993. Granted he was number 500, but it still counts.
Height: 10 inches
Hometown: Mick Foley’s house, probably
Glory Days: November 1998 – August 2002
Fun Fact: In total there were 240 separate Hardcore Championship reigns over the near four-year life of the title. That equates to an average of a title change every 6 days.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
Glory Days: 2001-2005
Fun Fact: Maven is a 3 time WWF Hardcore Champion, which is 3 times as many reigns as Mankind, The Undertaker and Kane. However, it is also 19 fewer than Crash Holly and 25 less than Raven.
Glory Days: October – December 1990
Fun Fact: Dean ‘Original Battle Kat’ Peters attended Robbinsdale High School, Minnesota. He graduated in 1976, alongside ‘Mr Perfect’ Curt Hennig, ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude and Tom ‘Z-Man’ Zenk. Other alumni from the school include The Berzerker, Nikita Koloff, Demolition Smash, Mean Gene Okerlund and Verne Gagne.
Hometown: Three Mile Island
Glory Days: 1993 – 1995
Fun Fact: ‘The Ringmaster’ gimmick which later found a home with Steve Austin was also pitched to Bryan ‘Adam Bomb’ Clark