Here is an interesting tidbit on Brutus Beefcake. Back when he and Hulk Hogan started their professional wrestling careers together during the late 1970s, they were billed as brothers. Since they really wanted people to believe that, they made it a point to stay in character outside of the arena. It caused enough confusion that many people, including those in the industry, really believed that they were blood brothers.
August 16, 2015
While his character was always against the United States of America, an interesting tidbit about the Iron Sheik is that he actually was an assistant wrestling coach for the country during the 1972 Olympics. The former world heavyweight champion competed in the Olympics for Iran, but when he moved to America, he changed his allegiance in the sport.
August 13, 2015
Here is an interesting tidbit on the late Roddy Piper, who passed away earlier this month from a heart attack. When he initially started this character, his name was Roddy the Piper. However, fans in the audience did not hear the announcer clearly, so they started calling him the name that he is now legendarily known as. Piper never bothered to correct them since he liked the way it sounded.
August 12, 2015
There is an interesting rumor floating around right now that WWE is considering the possibility of having Sting and Stephen Amell, both of whom portray vigilante characters on television, teaming up to take on Stardust and Miz, who portrays a cocky Hollywood actor character at Summerslam. That would generate quite the mainstream media attention for the company.
July 28, 2015
There are sectors of the internet wrestling community that really cannot handle change. Kane is fully aware of this because he still gets a good amount of fans that tell him that he has ruined his legacy by switching over to the corporate puppet character. Glen Jacobs defends himself by stating that when you are in WWE for as long as he has been, you need to prove that you can add wrinkles to your character to keep it interesting.
May 24, 2015
A video on Instagram of Curt Hawkins wrestling a real life Starman, a popular character from the Pro Wresting video game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System back during the 1980s. It was the first of its kind back then and still remains a cult classic among the internet wrestling community.
May 23, 2015
One of the more interesting things that were revealed by CM Punk during his convention appearance over the weekend was the fact that he has already auditioned for a role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He refused to reveal which character he was trying out for, however. Punk wants to add movie star to his resume that already includes professional wrestler, mixed martial arts fighter and comic book writer.
April 26, 2015
Rumors broke over the weekend that CM Punk was going to be writing a new comic book on the Punisher. It turned out to be another character instead, even though Punk did admit that he really wanted to write one for the Punisher. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that the character that Marvel gave him was Drax the Destroyer, which interestingly enough is portrayed by Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
April 26, 2015
Since they spent a lot of time in WCW tormenting one another, fans were a bit confused that the nWo would come out and save Sting. Scott Hall was asked about that from a fan through social media, and his response was that he had no comment. It is difficult for anyone involved with WWE to explain the logic behind that one. Hall did mention money as a factor, but that more than likely has to do with what his character is thinking.
April 6, 2015
During a recent interview, Sting told a backstage story in regards to Randy Savage, a man whom he respects and admires greatly. While in WCW together, the former asked the latter to speak in his normal voice, to which Savage replied that it was his normal voice. There have long been those who believed that the Macho Man purposely stayed in character at all times, so they tried to see if they could catch him being normal.
March 27, 2015