In the past, we have looked at how many celebrities in Hollywood, music and sports are secret or even “outed” as pro wrestling fans. In some cases, these celebrity fans hook up with wrestling personalities. Some times it works out and other times it fizzles out. Today’s top five looks at some of these celebrity and pro wrestling hook ups over the years.
It is time to travel back or forward to a bunch of useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia tidbits that will help us learn more or less about the history of pro wrestling….or probably not. Some of these we are well aware of and others maybe not so much. In either case, they are meant to be fun and enjoyable. So without any further waste of time…let’s learn.
The old rundown, rusted tin shack known as the Dallas Sportatorium was home to professional wrestling…most notably…World Class Championship Wrestling for many years. The famed building would be filled to capacity each week watching the likes of the Von Erichs battling the Freebirds among other big name stars at the time. By 1992, World Class was gone and many of the Von Erich clan were gone as well. Smaller wrestling promotions held shows there, but on September 5, 1992 one of the biggest wrestling company’s at the time World Championship Wrestling (WCW) made their way inside the famous building for a house show. It turned out to be anything but ordinary.
It’s Tiiiiiime! Yes indeed, it is time to partake in some more useless pro wrestling facts, stats and trivia. These facts are the best around! Well maybe not. In any case some of these facts you may be well aware of and some maybe not so much. Regardless, we are here to just have some fun and maybe learn a little bit about something. Let’s learn!
Make no mistake about it, pro wrestling does have a dark side to it. There are hundreds upon hundreds of stories about the dark and sometimes sinister side as chronicled in my ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. This piece is a direct opposite of that. With every bad story I have shared…there are also positive stories. Stories of wrestlers making it above and beyond the ring. Positive stories to inspire. Pro wrestlers aren’t all drug addicts, scam artists and carny sideshows. They all don’t die at an early age, or are broke and need to wrestle till they die. They don’t necessarily have to get into acting like The Rock or Batista. They don’t have to necessarily switch over to MMA like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk. Some of these stories are just about hard work, dreaming big and doing whatever it takes to succeed. We’ve already covered some stories as chronicled in part 1, part 2 , part 3 part 4part 5 , part 6 and part 7. With that said, let’s look at some positives…
Being a young wrestling fan nowadays, seems to offer them every imaginable aspect of the wrestling business like never before. From the “dirt sheets” to websites, to streaming services and everything in between…a fan can access anything and everything. Growing up in the 1980’s, it was a much different era. The internet was in its infancy and cable TV was a luxury that most couldn’t afford. To be a wrestling fan back then, meant you usually watched just one promotion and really weren’t familiar with much else. It was the wrestling magazines that invited the reader into a whole other world outside of their one territory.
Over the years, the WWF…now WWE… steamrolled over all of their competition in the various territories and organizations, on their way to national and eventually, global expansion. In that time, while killing off smaller wrestling promotions, the company amassed a very impressive number of video libraries. From World Class Championship Wrestling to the American Wrestling Association to Extreme Championship Wrestling and a number of other promotions in between, WWE had themselves a treasure trove of wrestling history at their disposal.
This week’s top five is all about wrestling valets that never appeared on WWF/WWE television during their successful careers. They are women that basically found fame and fortune in other promotions and territories.
It’s time to once again dig in to more useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia. Some of these facts may be common knowledge to some and may be completely new and unheard of to others. In either case, they are all meant to entertain and maybe learn a little something about nothing. So here are pro wrestling facts for all of us to chew on for a bit.