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
Hometown: ‘The Orient’
Glory Days: 1994-95
Fun Fact: Debatably Kwang’s biggest claim to fame was being the only hidden character in the WWF Raw video game. He could only be found on the Sega 32X version though.
Hometown: The South Pole
Glory Days: The week before Christmas 1995
Fun Fact: In hindsight Xanta Klaus is easily identifiable as ECW’s Balls Mahoney. This was not Balls’ first appearance for WWE though. He was a fairly prolific jobber under his real name, Jon Rechner
Ring Name: Drew Carey
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Glory Days: A few minutes on the evening of Sunday January 21st 2001
Fun Fact: Carey was inducted into the WWE ‘Hall of Fame’ by Kane, who also inducted Pete Rose and Paul Bearer.