Date of Birth
May 16, 1979
Place of Birth
"People always say, 'Oh, there haven't been many black champions,' but on the other hand, there are a whole lot of white people that never won a belt either. These days, I think it's less of a racial thing. I honestly believe that if you are able to entertain and interact with the crowd, it doesn't matter what ethnicity you may be. WWE will reward you." - Kofi Kingston discusses racism and backstage politics
March 26, 2014
As was the case with most other performers who portrayed a heel foreigner during the era, Ivan Koloff was not a Russian. He was actually born in Canada, and his real name is Oreal Perras. Prior to becoming a well known heel in the industry, Koloff portrayed yet another ethnicity. He was once known as Red McNulty, whose character was Irish.
February 25, 2014
If you're a big fan of the Spirit Squad and live in New York, then you might want to head to the Queensboro Elks Lodge in Queens on March 29 because Kenny Dykstra and Mike Mondo will be teaming up at an independent wrestling show there. SoCal Val has been booked as their manager for the evening. Jerry Lawler and Ashley Massaro are being advertised as well.
March 15, 2014
In one of the best kept secrets in professional wrestling, it was revealed that Ashley Massaro actually has a daughter who was born in or around 2000. The belief was that she kept it hidden from the public because she was worried that it might affect her chances with becoming a WWE Diva.
February 18, 2012
Last week, Ashley Massaro revealed that she had asked the company for a release from her contract because her eight year old daughter was sick, and this week, WWE granted that request. The belief is that she is done with the professional wrestling industry.
July 9, 2008
On Monday Night Raw, Ashley Massaro outlasted all the other competitors and was named the WWE Diva Search winner. By doing so, she has earned $250,000 in cash, which is essentially a one year deal with the company. The New York native is expected to begin with the company immediately.
August 15, 2005