There are some finishing maneuvers that are synonymous with top tier talent in pro wrestling. For example, the Stunner with Stone Cold Steve Austin or the Tombstone Piledriver with the Undertaker. Before these stars perfected their famous finishers, they dabbled with other ways to take out an opponent. Today’s top five, looks at early finishing moves of future wrestling legends.
Welcome to another entry of useless facts pertaining to professional wrestling. We are once again filled to capacity with little nuggets of knowledge. As always, some of these facts you may be well aware of and others maybe had no clue. Whatever the case, please enjoy these facts and stats. They are all just meant for fun.
Injuries are a natural part of the pro wrestling business. When a wrestler suffers a legitimate injury they are taken off the road and or TV to have time to heal up. In some cases, a storyline or angle is created to explain their extended absence from the ring. Today’s Top Five looks at the top segments or angles explaining a wrestler’s legitimate injury.
There are many moments in professional wrestling where a particular match or moment changes a mid card wrestler into a bonafide star. Today’s Top Five looks at moments and/or matches that completely changed a wrestler’s status in a promotion for the better.
Here we go again! Another round of completely useless pro wrestling facts to entertain and educate. Sure, some of these facts are well known and some may not be so much. In any case, they are all in good fun. So let’s start learning…or not.
With World Championship Wrestling emerging as a legitimate threat to the World Wrestling Federation in 1997…the WWF began making changes to how they did business. Fewer squash matches were used to enhance top stars and in its place were more meaningful confrontations. The WWF was slowly getting a bit more edgier with its content. We were seeing less and less cartoonish gimmicks and were being given more characters with relateability. This was a time where Vince McMahon and company were testing the waters for a product with a bit more…attitude.
‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson is arguably the biggest star to ever come from WWE. He was over as both a babyface and heel, cut memorable promos and always seemed to have the pulse of the fans who were paying to see him. That is why in 2003, WWE fans were given perhaps the greatest incarnation of ‘The Great One.’ This version was “Hollywood” Rock and this is the story of how the character came to be.
What? This week we return with the top five best catchphrases from a pro wrestler. What? Phrases that fans loved to chant with a particular wrestler. What? And no…the WHAT catchphrase should not be listed…ever.
The next category of the Ring the Damn Bell Olympics is the top three most influential wrestlers of all time. You can only pick one from a particular country. Remember Gold is first, Silver is second and Bronze is third.