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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
History of Wrestling
Billy Gunn. An informal group of friends in wrestling, Michaels (Michael Hickenbottom), Hall, Nash, Sean Waltman (X-Pac), and Paul Leveques (Triple H) formed the core of the group eventually known in the WWE as Degeneration X, which later included Gunn (Monty Sopp) and 'Road Dogg' Jesse James Armstrong.
|Rudolfo Guzman Huerta is known throughout Mexico and Latin America as one of the most beloved wrestling 'faces' (short for 'baby-face', good guy) of all time. What name did he wrestle under?||History of Professional Wrestling
El Santo. Whether in the squared circle or on the silver screen, El Santo (The Saint) sold out venues throughout Latin America. Millions mourned when he died in 1984. As was the case through his career that he was never seen without his mask, he was buried with his mask on. He is survived by a son, who wrestles as 'El Hijo de Santo' (Son of the Saint).
|This legendary bruiser, now owner and operator of a wrestling school, is credited with graduates like Paul Leveques (Triple H) and Joanie Laurer (Chyna) among a host of others. Who is he?||History of Professional Wrestling
Killer Kowalski. Besides his sons, Hart is also instrumental in the training of such stars as Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho. Denucci has trained the likes of Mick Foley and Shane Douglas and Anderson brought Sting and the Ultimate Warrior into the wrestling world. Other stars turned trainers include Les Thatcher, Gene Kiniski, Brett Wayne Sawyer, Ivan Koloff,'Pretty Boy' Larry Sharpe and Shawn Michaels, among others.
Jimmy 'Jam' Garvin. One of the most innovative tag teams in the 1980s, along with the likes of the Rock and Roll Express, The Midnight Express, the Von Erichs and the Road Warriors. Garvin joined with Hayes in the Georgia area after Roberts retired and Gordy left for Japan in a tag team with 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams.
Bronko Nagurski. This two time NWA World champion was a mainstay with the Chicago Bears. McMichael, to this date, is the only wrestler with a Super Bowl ring while playing with the same Chicago team in 1985.
The Fabulous Moolah. Lillian Ellison's reign as ladies champion, first in the NWA then transferred to the WWF, extended an astounding 27 years (1956-1984).
|In the mid-1980s, a tag team was formed called the Blade Runners, comprising of Runners Rock and Sting. Most are well aquainted with Sting, but what is Rock known as now?||History of Professional Wrestling
The (Ultimate) Warrior. The former Jim Hellwig went so far as to legally change his name to The Warrior.
Blood. 'To juice' means to bleed in the progression of a match. 'To blade' means to intentionally cut one's self for effect, while to 'juice hardway', is an unintentional cut or laceration.
Dustin Rhodes. The original Horsemen, Ric Flair, Arn and Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard, formed to fight Rhodes' father, Dusty. Other past Horsemen included Barry Windham, Lex Luger, Sting, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Jeff Jarrett.
He wrestled with an artificial limb. Unknown to many at the time, the University of Houston graduate Kerry lost his right foot in a motorcycle accident in 1986. His stint in the WWF, including a reign as Intercontinental Champion, was aided by a prostetic. This affliction led to a dependency on painkillers and may have led in his suicide in 1993.
Jimmy. Despite managing Brett and brother-in-law Jim Neidhart as the Hart Foundation, the 'Mouth of the South' is not related to the Calgary, Alberta family of Stu and Helen Hart.
|Jack Johnson may have been the first African-American boxing champion in 1910, but it wasn't until 1992 that the first African-American world wrestling champion was crowned. Who was it?||History of Professional Wrestling
Ron Simmons. The now-retired Florida State All-American, last known as 'Faarooq', defeated Leon (Vader) White to win the WCW world title. Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, won the WWF Tag Team title with Tony Atlas in 1983.
George Hackenschmidt. His only two losses in his career were to Frank Gotch, considered by many the best wrestler of all time...but a bit of a cheater.
Dusty Rhodes. The Missouri Hwt title was regarded by some as a steppingstone to a world title, but it was one that eluded 'Big Dust'.
Sweetwater, Texas. Or as The Iron Sheik used to ask, 'Vere is dis ''Svitvotter, Toxas''?'
Rechsteiner. Yup. Robert and Scott Rechsteiner.
|Only one set of brothers has won the NWA Hwt title and the NWA Jr.Hwt title between them. Who are they?||Wrestling Classic Trivia
Jack and Jerry Brisco. Jack held the Hwt title from 1973-75 (2 reigns), and Jerry held the Jr Hwt title in 1981. Dory and Terry Funk both held the Hwt title, Chavo and Hector Guerrero both held the Jr. Hwt title, and the Armstrongs held neither.
Buddy Rogers. Rogers was the first WWWF title -holder in 1963, only a couple of months after he lost the NWA title to Thesz.
1987. He last won the title by forfeit from Stan Hansen in 1986, and lost it to Curt Hennig in 1987
Blackjack Slade. Slade was a prelim wrestler around the same time as the originals, but not a member.
Mary Hart. This Intercontinental Title Match is considered one the greatest matches of all time. Although Savage put on an amazing performance, Steamboat captured the title in an epic battle that lasted less than fifteen minutes.
Jesse Ventura. To viewers of "Wrestlemania III," it was strange to see Ventura at ringside, considering he did commentary for this historic event.
|What was the name of Rhythm & Blues's female aquaintance that accompanied the tag team to many of their matches and sang back-up during their in-ring performances? ||Memories of Wrestling's Good Ol' Days
Peggy Sue. Peggy Sue was the back-up singer for Rhythm & Blues' songs including Honka, Honka, Honky Love.
Tito Santana. Following Tito's run-in during this match, he teamed with The British Bulldogs to take on The Hart Foundation and Danny Davis earlier in the night.
Full Nelson. To end their bitter feud, these two power-houses decided to settle their differences in a match at "Wrestlemania III."
Big Josh. Big Josh was featured in many mid-card matches in WCW during the early 1990s. Perhaps one of his biggest challenges was when he defeated Richard Morton at "Wrestle War" 1992.
Brian Pillman. Brian Pillman, a.k.a. The Yellow Dog, wore a costume that consisted of yellow tights and a yellow mask that concealed his identity.
Steve Armstrong. Perhaps The Young Pisols' most difficult challenge was when they wrestled Dan Spivey and Rick Morton at "Superbrawl I."
Gene Okerlund . This classic WWE promo was used before major events including Pay Per Views and big matches. During this promo, the WWF logo was struck by lightening and surrounded by a cloudy pink sky.
May 1998. On the cover of this magazine was none other than The Undertaker!