Can You Identify These Famous Wrestlers of All Time By Their Old Ring Name?
Colorful antics and aliases paint the wacky world of pro wrestling. Some Avante Garde artists portraying wrestling’s unique art of physical storytelling donate blood to the maroon-stained canvas of Extreme Championship Wrestling in front of shabby spectators whose taste for beer is only equaled by their bloodthirst. Others wade through the barbwire-wrapped wreckage to reach safer, superior glories in World Wrestling Entertainment. Of course, some grow their hardcore roots in WWE by launching off of Hell in a Cell 20 feet through a table like Mick Foley. Wherever and however wrestling is performed, loyal wrestling fans cheer or jeer the names of each professional wrestler.
This quiz tests if you know some of the most famous wrestlers by their moniker when grit obscured glitz. Professional wrestlers of all shapes, sizes, and origin stories await your recall. You may encounter a WWE Hall of Famer (or several). One resides in the hypothetical Hall of Shame. All were a main event mainstay and former world champion in World Wrestling Entertainment.
Most wrestling fans know these common names, but recognizing previous ring names presents a formidable challenge that Vince Mcmahon himself likely wouldn’t meet with complete accuracy.
Famous wrestlers are not a dime of dozen, but there was a time when all of them couldn't draw a dime. The arduous climb to the summit for WWE superstars takes years and sometimes two decades. Professional wrestlers grow their at-first severely limited skill and visibility in small territories, collectively known today as the independent scene. Like indie artists in music, wrestlers who march to the beating of their opponents travel countless miles. Success stops at the four-way intersection experience, experimentation, luck, and opportunity.
The best wrestlers cement themselves in one of the biggest companies. The most handsome rewards of fame and fortune await main event-caliber WWE wrestlers. From Stone Cold Steve Austin to John Cena and Hulk Hogan, there are many memorable professional wrestlers. WWE differentiates its performers as "sports entertainers" to emphasize the global impact the brand has and the artistic agility needed to become one of the greatest in the world. Many wrestle over two decades there and earn respect for technical abilities that earn five-star match ratings from journalist and obsessive wrestling fan Dave Meltzer.
Supreme skill establishes a connection with every wrestling fan. The best wrestlers of all time see their ring names evolve into household names etched in World Heavyweight Championships, WWE Hall of Famer rings, and pop culture's fabric. The ultimate example is Hollywood movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Another example of incredible iconography is Andre The Giant, who became a real-life global attraction and was even nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World."