What do you do for fun?
Some people take up a hobby, or partake in a team sport.
Some people bake, or attend a box social with some of their closest chums.
Personally, I sit up late at night in my basement, illuminated by the flickering light of a single candle.
Hours upon hours spend researching facts.
Eating dry bread and water while looking up endless facts.
I’m not lonely, I promise.
Isn’t that WACKY!?
As I’m sure you’re aware, wrestling is fun too.
So I’ve decided to combine the two for your viewing pleasure.
Without further ado, I present to you 100 Wrestling Facts You Didn’t Know. (Probably.)
Raven is the only wrestler to have had an action figure made by WCW, WWE, TNA and ECW.
Smackdown was originally set to be a 2-Hour Women’s Show.
Wrestlemania XVI didn’t have a single male singles match on the card.
Shawn Stasiak has been a Hardcore Champion in WWE 15 times.
Each of those reigns lasted less than a day and he was never seen with the belt on TV as all of the wins/losses occurred at house shows.
In 1994, Jeff Hardy wrestled King Kong Bundy.
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s first televised WWF opponent was none other than Matt Hardy.
Ric Flair was stolen as a baby.
Hulk Hogan has a big penis, but Terry Bollea does not.
Jim Ross defeated Triple H one-on-one in the main event of Monday Night Raw.
Vince McMahon didn’t meet his biological father until he was 12 and was raised as Vince Lupton until then.
Terry Funk made his debut the same year that The Undertaker was born.
Alberto Del Rio wrestled more matches on Raw than Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Dolph Ziggler has never had a singles match at Wrestlemania.
Undertaker’s? original name was Cain “The Undertaker” Vince McMahon is 1-0 against God.
For now. “Mr. WrestleMania” Shawn Michaels lost 11 of his 17 WrestleMania matches.
Kane was born in Spain.
Probably on the plain.
Triple H now owns record for most losses at WrestleMania.
The Rock is a skilled light tackle salt water fisherman.
Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle at WM 19 Was First WrestleMania Main Event where both competitors used their real life names.
WrestleMania 2 Happened On A Monday.
The Undertaker and Sting did actually wrestle… sort of.
The Undertaker, who was known as Mean’ Mark Callous at the time, wrestled Sting for the
NWA title, after Mark Callous subbed in for Windham, who way originally advertised for the match.
Diamond Dallas Page’s First WrestleMania Appearance Was At WrestleMania 6
Speaking of DDP, he was 33 years old when he had his first pro wrestling match.
The Undertaker has a real-life phobia of cucumbers.
Why this hasn’t been incorporated into a match I will never understand.
Remember Kai-En-Tai’s english voice dubbing when they delivered a promo?
That voice was Shane McMahon’s.
Finn Balor signed with WWE in 2013.
Adam Cole signed in 2017.
They both made their Royal Rumble debut in the same year – 2018.
The original idea of the Mankind gimmick is that he was a piano playing child prodigy who couldn’t take the pressure his parents were putting on him and so he went to live with rats.
John Cena has never held the Intercontinental Championship
The Undertaker has never held the Intercontinental Championship
The Miz has main evented Wrestlemania more times than CM Punk, Ric Flair, AJ Styles and
Bruno Sammartino combined.
Rey Mysterio Was A Stunt Double For Freddy Krueger
Billy Kidman is the only person to have 3 straight pinfall victories over Hulk Hogan
Shinsuke Nakamura and Hulk Hogan appeared on the same PPV card, in consecutive matches.
Abraham Lincoln invented the chokeslam.
Vince hates scarves and told Del Rio to wear one when he made his debut as he thought it would draw heat.
Before he was Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley once cut a promo completely naked.
Andre The Giant once fell asleep during a match with Big John Studd.
Batista got his belly button tattoo because his girlfriend wanted to get matching tattoos and he thought that was the best place to get identicals.
They’ve since broken up.
According to The Honky Tonk Man, Howard Finkle at one point had the largest physical collection of porn videos in the United States.
WWE’s Most Viewed YouTube Video Of 2015 Was Lana Kissing Dolph Ziggler
Chris Jericho is from Winnipeg, you idiot.
Rob Van Dam currently has the best undefeated record in Wrestlemania with a streak of four wins.
Paul Bearer, before getting into the wrestling business, actually worked at a morgue.
Michael Cole has a higher Wrestlemania winning percentage than The Undertaker.
One of the options for Stone Cold Steve Austin’s name before he debuted was Fang McFrost.
Another option was Otto Von Ruthless.
And another option was Buddy Peacock.
Neville has competed for the NXT title, the US title, and the World Heavyweight title, all through open challenges.
At the time of his death, Bruiser Brody was in talks with the WWE to come in for a run that would have been highlighted by a Wrestlemania main event against Hulk Hogan.
Chris Benoit’s title victory at WrestleMania 20 was the first time a title was won by submission in the main event at a WrestleMania.
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat’s real name is Richard Henry Blood…
Sabu’s real name is Terry Brunk, so ECW’s infamous Born to be Wired match was Terry
Brunk vs Terry Funk.
Elvis Presley was supposed to wrestle Jerry Lawler, but died.
So they got Andy Kaufman.
Dusty Rhodes taught Finn Balor how to drive.
Randy Savage lost all of his WWF and WCW world titles to either Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair
John Cena appeared in the 2000 WCW movie Ready to Rumble as an extra
Howard Finkel was the first employee hired by Vince Jr when he took over the company from his father.
Out of 89 Pay Per View appearances, Hulk Hogan was in the main event in 78 of them.
According to Bruce Pritchard, It was once the plan to have Roddy Piper fight OJ Simpson at Wrestlemania 12 Bruno Mars was named after Bruno Sammartino because his dad was a huge wrestling fan.
Rick Steiner is an elected member of the Cherokee County School Board in Georgia.
Sheamus worked as Bono’s bodyguard… and Brodus Clay worked as Snoop Dogg’s.
Joey Ryan has appeared in both GLOW and Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
R-Truth has spent more days as NWA champion than Dusty Rhodes.
Before it was Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart was Eric Bischoff’s choice to be the NWO third man.
The Gobbledy Gooker was Hector Guerrero, Eddie Guerrero’s brother.
You could fit a hard boiled egg through Andre The Giant’s ring.
As in his jewelry ring.
On his finger.
Terry Taylor was originally going to be given the Mr Perfect gimmick.
Instead, he would become the Red Rooster.
Just as good.
X Pac rejected the chance to use Red Hot Chili Peppers for his theme song — he preferred to use Uncle Kracker instead.
As part of his character, Balls Mahoney wouldn’t shower while in ECW.
Pedro Morales is the only living inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame to no-show his own induction.
After being fired from NXT, Kassius Ohno would take the pedigree on indy shows and kick out at one.
Scott Hall Came Up With The Crow Sting Gimmick.
Beth Phoenix is the youngest member of the WWE Hall of Fame, entering at age 36.
Ricardo Rodrigruez was an extra in a porn film.
Edge was voted “most likely to be WWE Champion” in High School.
Viktor trained in the Hart Dungeon.
Tommy Dreamer is the only man to hold the ECW Championship in both versions of ECW.
Bret Hart’s original Twitter handle was “bretshart” Jimmy Wang Yang has never won a singles title anywhere he has ever wrestled.
Not even the indys.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kamala is a match that actually happened.
Jerry Lawler has held at least 220 championship titles in his career but ZERO titles in the
The Wrestling Album and Piledriver were both produced by Simon Cowell.
Andre The Giant used to use the Tombstone piledriver as a finisher.
Out of all the wrestlers to portray the evil russian stereotype in WWE none were actually from Russia.
Roman Reigns and Tyler Breeze were FCW Tag Team Champions.
Before it was given to CM Punk, Randy Orton once used Punk’s “This Fire Burns” entrance music.
Bruno Sammartino turned down a role in The Sopranos when he found out there was swearing on the show.
Undertaker has fought against two generations of the Rotunda family on a PPV.
He fought IRS in 1995 and Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania two decades later.
John Cena’s debut match against Kurt Angle wasn’t planned.
Originally the open challenge by Angle was to be answered by the Undertaker, but he had come down with an awful flu, so a rookie John Cena answered the call instead.
Wrestlemania was almost called “The Colossal Tussle”.
Roman Reigns first WWE TV appearence was at Elimination Chamber 2012 in a segment shot at John Cenas gym where he let some FCW guys train.
The Bushwackers have had a 5 star match and a -5 star match
Batista collects vintage lunchboxes.
Alundra Blayze is now a professional monster truck driver under her WCW name, Medusa.
Stone Cold Steve Austin doesn’t actually enjoy beer.
In fact, he’s a self-described connoisseur of wine.
Heath Slater holds clean pinfalls over both Edge and Chris Jericho…
On the same night…
Within a minute of each other.
Rellik is Killer spelled backwards!