A few of the coolest wrestling names include Ace of Hearts (Shane Valentine), The Heartbreak Kid (Shawn Michaels) and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea) is perhaps the most well-known wrestling name.Continue Reading
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Wrestlers use many interesting and unique names to attract a fan base, especially in the professional arena.
Audiences often judge wrestling names just as highly as skill, and the name chosen can make or break a wrestler's career. Pro wrestlers assume names that are intimidating, comedic and unique. Names like "The Undertaker" and "The Rock" certainly stand out, and they also express the persona the wrestler wants to establish.Learn more about Wrestling
Some of the World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, superstars receive their names by pure accident while some are nicknamed by fans, press or managers and others are basically assigned names by the WWE. Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was contemplating wrestling under the name Chilly McFreeze, got his name after his wife told him to drink his hot tea before it became "stone cold." Andre the Giant's real first name was Andre, and Giant was an appropriate adjective to complete his wrestling persona, while Boo Boo Brazil embraced Bobo after his name was misspelled by a promoter.Full Answer >
The WWE did not disclose the names of the WWE wrestlers suspended for steroids, but according to ESPN, a close source listed Shoichi Funaki, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Shane Helms, Dave Bautista, John "Johnny Nitro" Hennigan, Eddie Guerrero, Chris "Masters" Mordetsky, Chris Benoit and Brian "Crush" Adams. Chris Benoit had previously killed his family and then hung himself, and Eddie Guerrero and Brian Adams were also among the deceased on the list to be investigated.Full Answer >
Professional wrestlers often take ring names to hide their identities or to play a character more effectively. Professional wrestling, such as the WWE, is about putting on a show as much as it is about having an actual wrestling match. Wrestlers with memorable ring names stay in the audience's mind.Full Answer >
WWE promotes more than more than 50 superstar names, including wrestlers who hold 14 championship belts, as of 2015. WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Champion and United States Champion comprise the most prestigious superstar championship titles.Full Answer >