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Megahab 01-30-2013 10:33 PM

Facts/Trivia
 
List some interesting facts and trivia that you know about wrestling.

-The last time someone won the Royal Rumble and didn't win the WWE or World title at some point in that same calendar year was 1997 - Steve Austin. Edge almost broke the streak in 2010, but ended up winning the World Title in December.

-According to a quiz on sporcle.com (http://www.sporcle.com/games/Ivan82/...who_beat_Hogan), only 9 men have ever beat Hulk Hogan on PPV in WWE and WCW (Warrior, Undertaker, Yokozuna, The Giant, Piper, Sting, Flair, The Rock, and Angle).

-I don't know if this is true, but I remember reading that Piper's loss to Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 8 was the first time he had been pinned in many years.

-"The Game" gimmick was originally meant for Owen Hart.

-Randy Savage is a 6-time World Champion and all 6 of his title losses have been to either Hogan or Flair.

LEAFANFORLIFE23 01-30-2013 11:36 PM

owen as the game? interesting

AfroThunder396 01-30-2013 11:44 PM

This may need to be verified, but I heard that Heath Slater was never pinned or submitted until like 8-10 months after his debut with Nexus.

I'm pretty sure it was when him and Gabriel were tag team champions with The Corre and they got pinned by the impromptu Miz/Cena team.

FromTheSide 01-31-2013 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by AfroThunder396 (Post 58726631)
This may need to be verified, but I heard that Heath Slater was never pinned or submitted until like 8-10 months after his debut with Nexus.

I'm pretty sure it was when him and Gabriel were tag team champions with The Corre and they got pinned by the impromptu Miz/Cena team.

Surely that can't right. I'm sure at some point him and otunga were in a random tag match and got their ***** handed to them.

Crimson Skorpion 01-31-2013 06:18 AM

- Ivory once was a valet that escorted The Godfather down to the ring.

I remember having a wrestling almanac book, and they had a picture of her and description of how long she did it for - I think only a few televised shows - before making her way up the ranks and becoming a Women's Champion. Interesting enough, both her and Godfather were then placed in the same stable, Right to Censor, a long while later.

Dean Ambrose 01-31-2013 10:41 AM

Lita was also one of The Godfather's ho's once.

Crimson Skorpion 01-31-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince McMahon (Post 58742417)
Lita was also one of The Godfather's ho's once.

More memorable; when she was the valet of Essa Rios.

Engebretson 01-31-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince McMahon (Post 58742417)
Lita was also one of The Godfather's ho's once.

As was Victoria. The Godfather's Ho Train launched the careers of nearly the entire Diva's division (minus Trish) in the early 2000's. :laugh:

Marf 01-31-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion (Post 58744721)
More memorable; when she was the valet of Essa Rios.

Ahahaha yes!

Fish on The Sand 01-31-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megahab (Post 58720045)
List some interesting facts and trivia that you know about wrestling.

-The last time someone won the Royal Rumble and didn't win the WWE or World title at some point in that same calendar year was 1997 - Steve Austin. Edge almost broke the streak in 2010, but ended up winning the World Title in December.

-According to a quiz on sporcle.com (http://www.sporcle.com/games/Ivan82/...who_beat_Hogan), only 9 men have ever beat Hulk Hogan on PPV in WWE and WCW (Warrior, Undertaker, Yokozuna, The Giant, Piper, Sting, Flair, The Rock, and Angle).

-I don't know if this is true, but I remember reading that Piper's loss to Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 8 was the first time he had been pinned in many years.

-"The Game" gimmick was originally meant for Owen Hart.

-Randy Savage is a 6-time World Champion and all 6 of his title losses have been to either Hogan or Flair.

Technically the '97 Rumble didn't have a winner I thought.

Fish on The Sand 01-31-2013 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion (Post 58744721)
More memorable; when she was the valet of Essa Rios.

Essa Rios was one of my favorite characters in WM 2000.

Megahab 01-31-2013 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 58758409)
Technically the '97 Rumble didn't have a winner I thought.

Austin was declared the official winner of the Rumble but since he cheated to win, Gorilla Monsoon (storyline WWF president) denied him his Wrestlemania title shot.

Fish on The Sand 01-31-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megahab (Post 58780045)
Austin was declared the official winner of the Rumble but since he cheated to win, Gorilla Monsoon (storyline WWF president) denied him his Wrestlemania title shot.

that's not quite how it went down.

HBK vacated the title, and they had a fatal 4 way between the final 4 of the rumble at the february ppv to decide who the champion would be which was won by bret hart. Sid was still awaiting a rematch, so he took it the next night on raw and won the title. Two matches were set for wrestlemania:

Hart vs Austin
Undertake vs Sid

Sid and Hart had a rematch for the title to decide who took it to wrestlemania, which created the weird situation of Austin and Undertake interfering on behalf of their rivals in order to get the WM title shot.

Megahab 01-31-2013 08:22 PM

Ya I knew that. I just meant that Monsoon took away Austin's guaranteed shot at Wrestlemania. That same night, he announced the Fatal Fourway match for the next PPV. Originally, the winner of the 4-way match would get the Wrestlemania title shot against the winner of the HBK vs. Sid title match. From what I remember, the HBK vs. Sid title match was scheduled for a special Thursday night edition of Raw. Not sure why they wouldn't just do it at the PPV.

But anyway, that Thursday night Raw featured the famous Shawn Michaels "lost my smile" promo and he vacated the title, so the match vs. Sid was cancelled. So the 4-way match at the PPV became a title match and the winner would defend the title against Sid the next night on Raw. Bret Hart won but lost to Sid the next night. They announced Undertaker as the #1 contender for Wrestlemania. I can't remember if they gave a reason for Taker being # 1 contender....maybe because he was the runnerup of the 4 way match. Probably the worst hyped Wrestlemania main event of all-time (either that or HHH vs. Jericho at WM 18).

Although, the Hart vs. Sid cage match the week before Wrestlemania is one of my favourite Raw main events ever. It was so unique for the Austin and Taker to be trying to help their rivals win the match.

RJ8812 01-31-2013 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 58758409)
Technically the '97 Rumble didn't have a winner I thought.

if it didn't have a winner, then why do they consider Stone Cold a 3x winner of the Royal Rumble?

Domhnall Dubh 01-31-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megahab (Post 58720045)
-"The Game" gimmick was originally meant for Owen Hart.

Internet rumour. No evidence for this being even remotely true. would have been cool, though.

BackGroundMusic 01-31-2013 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 58758637)
Essa Rios was one of my favorite characters in WM 2000.

That guy ruled. :nod:

Fish on The Sand 01-31-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 58787577)
if it didn't have a winner, then why do they consider Stone Cold a 3x winner of the Royal Rumble?

the same reason they consider Ziggler a former world champion.

Megahab 01-31-2013 09:39 PM

Austin is still the official winner. Go to 0:40 into this video:


nWo 01-31-2013 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand (Post 58784247)
that's not quite how it went down.

HBK lost his smile, and they had a fatal 4 way between the final 4 of the rumble at the february ppv to decide who the champion would be which was won by bret hart. Sid was still awaiting a rematch, so he took it the next night on raw and won the title. Two matches were set for wrestlemania:

Hart vs Austin
Undertake vs Sid

Sid and Hart had a rematch for the title to decide who took it to wrestlemania, which created the weird situation of Austin and Undertake interfering on behalf of their rivals in order to get the WM title shot.

Fixed


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