Weird facts about wrestling and wrestlers
8 weird wrestling facts you probably don’t know about
Like others in the entertainment industry, pro wrestling also has its fair share when it comes to outlining the unusual facts about wrestling. The difference is, some of the facts fans may come across are completely obscure, and they would be extremely difficult to believe, if not backed up by reputable sources. While lots of weird wrestling facts can be found online, this list narrows down only the oddest, weirdest ones.
#1 Since the inception of the WWE, there has been more than 100 World Heavyweight Champions, from Buddy Rogers to Seth Rollins.
#2 This is from the list of WWE wrestling facts. Europe houses one of the most well-known homages to pro wrestling—the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in upstate Amsterdam. Inductees include Captain Lou Albano and “Killer” Kowalski.
#3 After not appearing in either SmackDown and Raw, despite being advertised, CM Punk has become a writer for Vertigo Comics (DC Imprint) and Marvel Comics.
#4 John Cena is the current record holder for the most wishes granted at the Make-A-Wish Foundation with more than 500 wishes.
#5 The fifth entry in this list of interesting facts about wrestling is The Undertaker appearing in a movie titled Suburban Commando with Hulk Hogan in 1991.
#6 Given that pro wrestlers usually go by their pseudonyms, codenames, and nicknames, the WrestleMania XIX main event was the first between two wrestlers with their real names—Brock Lesnar versus Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship.
#7 The WWE legend “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan was inspired enough by the original Walking Tall movie (a remake of which was made in 2004 starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and carried a 2X4 to the ring as a prop.
#8 The final entry on this list of unusual facts about wrestling is sourced from WWE. Kane was the first WWE Champion who wore a mask after he beat Steve Austin.
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Morrell, Jack. 2016. “30 Surprising WWE Facts You Probably Don’t Know”. What Culture, May 5. Accessed January 1, 2018. http://whatculture.com/wwe/30-surprising-wwe-facts-you-probably-didnt-know.