Zack Ryder debut match in WWE
On the April 21, 2005 episode of Smackdown, Zack Ryder made his debut in a match against Matt Morgan.
Andre the Giant drops out of school
After the eight grade, Andre the Giant decided to drop out of school, as the future WWE legend did not believe that an education was needed in order to be a farmer.
Charlie Haas a stockbrocker
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Charlie Haas worked as a stockbrocker.
Curt Hennig and Eddie Gilbert in WWE
During his first stint with WWE during the early 1980s, Curt Hennig was paired up with Eddie Gilbert, another second generation wrestler, in a tag team.
Andre the Giant moves to Paris
At just the age of 17, Andre the Giant moved from Grenoble to Paris to start training for professional wrestling. He hit the mats at night, while working as a mover during the day to pay his bills.
Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid feud
Prior to forming the massively popular British Bulldogs tag team, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith were booked in a long feud in both Canada and Japan.
Tamina Snuka a janitor
Prior to becoming a WWE diva, Tamina Snuka was working as a janitor to support her two kids.
Joey Ryan gothic gimmick
When he first started out as an independent wrestler in southern California, Joey Ryan went by the name of Joey Shadow and he utilized a gothic gimmick.
Rosa Mendes studied buisness
Prior to dropping out of college to pursue a career in modeling, Rosa Mendes studied business at the University of British Columbia.
Darren Young a backyard wrestler
Prior to becoming an independent wrestler throughout the northeast, Darren Young was a backyard wrestler.
Paul Heyman early start in business
Paul Heyman started his first business when he was just eleven years of age. He sold celebrity and sports memorabilia from his parents' house.
Aksana starts bodybuilding career
At just the age of 16, WWE diva Aksana began her bodybuilding career.
WWE buys Chavo Guerrero contract from WCW
When WWE purchased WCW, they also paid for the contracts of twenty five wrestlers. One of those performers was Chavo Guerrero.
Brodus Clay and Snoop Dogg
Before he became a professional wrestler, Brodus Clay worked as a bodyguard. His most well known client was rapper Snoop Dogg.
D'Lo Brown as a jobber
While working as a local jobber, D'Lo Brown wrestled a televised match for WWE against Earthquake. He used his real name on the show.
Satoshi Kojima loading trucks
Satoshi Kojima began his wrestling career by loading trucks for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It took him several months to convince the school dojo to accept him.
Road Dogg debut match
In December of 1986, Road Dogg had his debut match in professional wrestling against Kevin Sullivan during an NWA show.
Undertaker brought Godfather to WWE
Godfather was a given a chance with WWE because of his real life friendship with the Undertaker.
Jimmy Hart and Jerry Lawler were classmates
Jerry Lawler and Jimmy Hart were classmates at Memphis Treadwell High School.
Dolph Ziggler wrestled in high school
While wrestling in high school in Ohio, Dolph Ziggler set a school record with 82 pins during his career.
Gunner in Iraq War
TNA star Gunner served in the United States military during the Iraq War.
Eddie Guerrero wrestling scholarship
Former WWE champion Eddie Guerrero attended the University of New Mexico on a wrestling scholarship.
Fit Finlay trains Jillian Hall
Prior to the two of them working together in WWE, Jillian Hall was trained by Fit Finlay.
Traci Brooks grew up on a farm
Traci Brooks spent much of her childhood on a pig and chicken farm in Ontario.
Bret Hart college major
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Bret Hart majored in filmmaking at Mount Royal College.
Lita as a roadie
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Lita worked for several years as a roadie for a band.
Layla El danced for Kanye West
Layla El once danced with Kanye West during a performance at the MTV Music Awards.
Naomi as Orlando Magic cheerleader
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Naomi was a cheerleader for the Orlando Magic.
Andre the Giant growth spurt
Andre the Giant was 6'3" and 240 pounds by the time he was 12 years old.
Jim Neidhart shot put record
Jim Neidhart set a shot put record for California high schools that stood firm for twelve years before someone else broke it.
Mike Knox and Samoa Joe
Back when both of them were working for UPW in 2000, Mike Knox and Samoa Joe were tag team partners.
Chris Masters and John Cena training partners
Future WWE stars Chris Masters and John Cena both started training at UPW in California on the exact same day.
Bobby Roode trained by Val Venis
Since both guys are from Ontario, future TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode was trained by former WWE star Val Venis, whose real name is Sean Morley.
Xavier Woods is Consequences Creed
WWE developmental wrestler was known as Consequences Creed and teamed with R Truth when they were in TNA.