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WWE Facts & Information

  • Eric Bischoff came up with the idea for the New World Order after seeing a Tokyo Dome show during the New Japan vs. UWFI feud.
  • Former Bushwacker Luke (Williams) works on the IWA Puerto Rico creative committee.
  • Koko B. Ware's bird Frankie was killed in a 2002 house fire.
  • Jonathan Coachman is the all-time basketball scoring leader at McPherson College in Kansas.
  • "Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez is the head wrestling coach at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA.
  • Victoria once performed as a cheerleader at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
  • Former wrestler George "The Animal" Steele played defensive tackle at Michigan State University.
  • At one time, Road Warrior Hawk dated Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of the former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale.
  • WWE talent agent Johnny Ace has three degrees in business and two minors, one in economics and one in computer science.
  • Road Warrior Animal and Ace are brothers.
  • Legion of Doom is the only tag team in wrestling history to hold the AWA, NWA, and WWF tag titles.
  • Paul London took theatre classes at the University of Austin (Texas).
  • Kim Woods is created with coming up with the 'loose cannon' gimmick for Brian Pillman.
  • Melanie Pillman (widow of Brian Pillman) had a relationship with the Ultimate Warrior before she met Brian. Previously, Pillman had dated Terri Runnels.
  • Les Thatcher produced the Melanie Pillman interview on Raw, a day after Brian Pillman had passed away.
  • Pillman played for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 1986, but broke his ankle in the third game of the season and never played again.
  • At one time, WCW had plans to use Pillman as a member of the Midnight Express.
  • Jim Hellwig (Warrior) is orginally from Crawfordsville, Indiana. He attended the Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Nick Bockwinkel appeared in an episode of "The Monkees."
  • Bockwinkel received a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, but lost the scholarship due a knee injury, and ended up at UCLA.
  • Jesse Ventura gave Gene Okerlund the nickname "Mean Gene."
  • Japanese promoters originally created the Big Van Vader gimmick/mask for Jim Hellwig, the Ultimate Warrior.
  • Hellwig studied to be a chiropractor in Atlanta.
  • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was originally hired by the WWF to be a manager.
  • Red Bastien was Piper's best man at his wedding.
  • Piper was Ric Flair's best man.
  • Piper was paid $50,000 for his Wrestlemania VI match with Bad News Brown. Brown only received $10,000.
  • In 1975, Flair was in a plane crash with Johnny Valentine, Bob Bruggers and "Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods. Modern medical science said that he'd never wrestle again.
  • From 1986-1989, Flair averaged 34 minutes per-match. In that span he had 19 matches that lasted longer than 50 minutes.
  • WCW paid Flair $75,000 to give back the WCW title after he had departed to the WWF in 1991.
  • Flair's first match against Hulk Hogan took place in October 1991 with the "Nature Boy" winning the contest.
  • Flair was adopted. - In WCW, Jim Herd wanted Flair to cut his hair and name him "Spartacus."
  • Early in his career, Hogan teamed with "Dizzy Hogan" who would later be known as Brutus Beefcake.
  • Hogan earned $1.8 million for his match against Randy Savage at Wrestlemania V.
  • In 1979, Hogan earned $125 a week from the AWA.
  • Hogan weighed 195 pounds at age twelve.
  • Maven taught sixth grade at Twality Middle School in Oregon.
  • One of the conditions of the sale of WCW to WWF was that Turner Networks agreed not to air pro wrestling until April 2006.
  • "Lethal" Larry Cameron was at one time being considered by WCW to be the third member of Doom.
  • Tough Enough 2 winner Linda Miles played basketball at Rutgers. She played four seasons, 1998-2001, averaging 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds.
  • A-Train (Matt Bloom) played offensive tackle at the University of Pittsburgh, 1990-1994. He majored in legal studies.
  • WWE Ring announcer Lilian Garcia lived in Spain for eight years and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • WWE CEO Linda McMahon worked as a paralegal at Washington, D.C., law firm.
  • Shane McMahon was on camera at Wrestlemania VI, as a referee named Shane Stevens.
  • The Dudley clan featured in ECW included the Dudley Boyz, Sign Guy Dudley, Little Snot Dudley, Dances with Dudley, Dudley Dudley, Big Dick Dudley, Chubby Dudley, and of course, Spike Dudley.
  • Spike Dudley/Brother Runt was a former third grade teacher from Rhode Island before getting into the wrestling business.
  • Elektra (Donna Adamo) was once married to Big Dick Dudley.
  • Stacy Keibler was once a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens.
  • The Midnight Express theme music was originally used by Randy Savage in Kentucky. Savage later used the theme from "Fame."
  • Savage signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974, and was also cut by the Chicago White Sox.
  • Savage received the Harvard Lampoon's 1998 Real Man of the Year award.
  • Savage bought the Gorgeous George name for his brother Lanny Poffo to use in WCW.
  • Gorgeous George (real name Stephanie Bellars) spent jail time as a teenager for burglaziring a home and slashing a girl's face with a broken beer bottle.
  • For a time the WWF was apart of the NWA.

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