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(NYPost)   Almost everyone knows the world of pro wrestling is fake, but that doesn't mean you can't have some true stories come out of it   (nypost.com) divider line 38
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2013-10-27 02:05:45 PM
Andre the Giant is the Keith Moon of wrestling. Every story you hear about him is more than likely true and you've only heard half of them. The man had an interesting life. Everyone who ever worked with him has a story about the guy. RIP Andre.
 
2013-10-27 02:46:48 PM
Number 1 should be Stone Cold shiatting his pants during a wrestling match while the WWF toured South Africa
 
2013-10-27 04:05:32 PM
I hadn't heard the Harley Race/Hulk Hogan one.
 
2013-10-27 04:17:38 PM
No New Jack stories? Aw..
 
2013-10-27 04:18:44 PM
I knew about most of these stories, but still it's always a hoot to hear them, especially from the golden age of WWF when the gimmick was bigger than the wrestling quality. Nothing against the "it's still real to me" crowd, but the best wrestling is the camped up versions. Glad to see GWF on ESPN Classic regularly, and I'm just starting to get into the El Santo movies.
 
2013-10-27 04:26:21 PM

Prairie Phoenix: I hadn't heard the Harley Race/Hulk Hogan one.


That's not even close to the best Harley Race story out there.
 
2013-10-27 04:33:05 PM
There is a list of 500+ wrestling urban legends, most of which are false (and utterly disgusting), here: http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html

But in the 80s in particular, wrestlers were ridiculously hedonistic. You really can't blame Savage THAT much for keeping Elizabeth under lock and key with the way some of those guys behaved. That is a big reason there is a "morality clause" in new WWE contracts now.
 
2013-10-27 04:44:24 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html

I have no idea if half of these are even true.  (VERY VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.)
 
2013-10-27 04:47:52 PM
I hadn't heard about half of these
 
2013-10-27 04:49:34 PM
 Dusty Rhodes got Baby Doll fired (or something) because he was pissed that she married near-jobber Sam Houston instead of him.

Stopped reading right there.
 
2013-10-27 04:50:27 PM

MFAWG: Dusty Rhodes got Baby Doll fired (or something) because he was pissed that she married near-jobber Sam Houston instead of him.

Stopped reading right there.


Yeah, most are blatantly false. There are a few true ones, but 95% are false.
 
2013-10-27 04:50:38 PM
I'm shiatting in a diva's handbag so I'm getting a kick of this thread....

/whar HITC whar?
 
2013-10-27 04:53:09 PM

Unright: No New Jack stories? Aw..


Seems like they didn't go past the late 80's

The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention. That shiat was brutal. Also, Mick Foley losing an ear in Germany, Ted Dibiase's dad dying in the ring, Jimmy Snuka's wife dying under mysterious circumstances. etc
 
2013-10-27 05:06:40 PM

Snapper Carr: Unright: No New Jack stories? Aw..

Seems like they didn't go past the late 80's

The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention. That shiat was brutal. Also, Mick Foley losing an ear in Germany, Ted Dibiase's dad dying in the ring, Jimmy Snuka's wife dying under mysterious circumstances. etc


Nancy Argentino was a ring rat, not Snuka's wife.  But yeah, farker almost certainly caused her death.
 
2013-10-27 05:36:40 PM

Snapper Carr: The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention.


Well then mention it. Some of the people reading this thread were still cum when the late 80's happened, let alone anything before that in a third tier coverage sport like wrestling.
 
2013-10-27 05:47:51 PM

Twitch Boy: http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html

I have no idea if half of these are even true.  (VERY VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.)


So that's the list Raven and Honky Tonk Man were referring to in this interview.  EQUALLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

And this is and always will be my favorite wrestling story.

Dusty's Muffler Falls Out
 
2013-10-27 06:04:20 PM

doglover: Snapper Carr: The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention.

Well then mention it. Some of the people reading this thread were still cum when the late 80's happened, let alone anything before that in a third tier coverage sport like wrestling.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Transit_incident_(professional_wr est ling)

tl;dr:  New Jack goes HAM on a 17-year-old fat kid who lied about his age/wrestling experience and damn near kills him in the ring.
 
2013-10-27 06:08:15 PM

Twitch Boy: doglover: Snapper Carr: The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention.

Well then mention it. Some of the people reading this thread were still cum when the late 80's happened, let alone anything before that in a third tier coverage sport like wrestling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Transit_incident_(professional_wr est ling)

tl;dr:  New Jack goes HAM on a 17-year-old fat kid who lied about his age/wrestling experience and damn near kills him in the ring.


The moral of the Mass Transit incident is:  Never tell a sociopath responsible for multiple justifiable homicides to cut you.  There's a reason Paul Heyman made sure he got paid on time.
 
2013-10-27 06:35:39 PM
When Andre the Giant was a kid, playwright Samuel Beckett (author of Waiting for Godot) lived in the same town in France.  Beckett gave Andre rides to school, because he was too big to fit on the school bus.

Which means that James Joyce is 3 degrees of separation from Macho Man Randy Savage and Billy Crystal.
 
2013-10-27 06:47:27 PM

The_Y2P_Problem: Twitch Boy: doglover: Snapper Carr: The Mass Transit story alone deserves mention.

Well then mention it. Some of the people reading this thread were still cum when the late 80's happened, let alone anything before that in a third tier coverage sport like wrestling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Transit_incident_(professional_wr est ling)

tl;dr:  New Jack goes HAM on a 17-year-old fat kid who lied about his age/wrestling experience and damn near kills him in the ring.

The moral of the Mass Transit incident is:  Never tell a sociopath responsible for multiple justifiable homicides to cut you.  There's a reason Paul Heyman made sure he got paid on time.


Yeah being a financial advisor doesn't seem very scary
 
2013-10-27 06:48:17 PM

TheManofPA: I'm shiatting in a diva's handbag so I'm getting a kick of this thread....

/whar HITC whar?


I didn't know Najeh Davenport was a wrestling fan.

/yeah, yeah, I know it's about that Sable lawsuit
//I think
 
2013-10-27 07:12:28 PM

snake_beater: TheManofPA: I'm shiatting in a diva's handbag so I'm getting a kick of this thread....

/whar HITC whar?

I didn't know Najeh Davenport was a wrestling fan.

/yeah, yeah, I know it's about that Sable lawsuit
//I think


You think... erroneously.

/DAMMIT ORTON
 
2013-10-27 07:28:00 PM
I worked with a guy who drove with some of the guys, mostly the Quebeccers.  One of my favorite stories was that supposedly Harvey Whippleman jumped out out of a moving car on the highway to fetch his cap when it was blown/thrown out the window.  Also, he said that Raven isn't a gimmick; he was genuinely scared of "Johnny Polo."
 
2013-10-27 07:31:55 PM

No Line For Beer: I worked with a guy who drove with some of the guys, mostly the Quebeccers.  One of my favorite stories was that supposedly Harvey Whippleman jumped out out of a moving car on the highway to fetch his cap when it was blown/thrown out the window.  Also, he said that Raven isn't a gimmick; he was genuinely scared of "Johnny Polo."


Raven is an oddball; smart as hell (He's legitimately a member of MENSA), but odd.  Also he has absolutely no qualms about showing off his polo stick in the locker room.
 
2013-10-27 08:22:01 PM
"Local wrestler Harley Race"
 
2013-10-27 08:30:41 PM
There sure was a lot of "supposedly" in that article of "true" stories...
 
2013-10-27 08:34:34 PM

pestluvr: snake_beater: TheManofPA: I'm shiatting in a diva's handbag so I'm getting a kick of this thread....

/whar HITC whar?

I didn't know Najeh Davenport was a wrestling fan.

/yeah, yeah, I know it's about that Sable lawsuit
//I think

You think... erroneously.

/DAMMIT ORTON


Please refresh my memory, then.

/honestly can't remember where I heard it from
 
2013-10-27 08:44:28 PM
I don't know what it is but I love reading stories from wrestlers about being on the road.  The good, the bad, the certainly ugly...it's all entertaining as hell.  I especially love the prank stories (can never get enough of those) and stories where guys square off for real and beat the shiat out of each other over something.
 
2013-10-27 09:12:09 PM

Gene Masseth Jr.: I don't know what it is but I love reading stories from wrestlers about being on the road.  The good, the bad, the certainly ugly...it's all entertaining as hell.  I especially love the prank stories (can never get enough of those) and stories where guys square off for real and beat the shiat out of each other over something.


I've never been a fan of wrestling or skateboarding but it's amazing how many documentaries from those genres I've watched and really enjoyed.  There's just something about that lifestyle that makes for compelling human drama.  I remember watching 'The Wrestler' a few years ago (which I really liked) and being able to reconstruct almost the entire thing from documentaries I had seen.  MTV, of all people, made a really good wrestling documentary back in the late 90's (MTV True Life - I'm a Pro Wrestler) that seemed to fill half the script of that movie.  'Beyond the Mat' filled in the rest.
 
2013-10-27 09:56:16 PM

snake_beater: pestluvr: snake_beater: TheManofPA: I'm shiatting in a diva's handbag so I'm getting a kick of this thread....

/whar HITC whar?

I didn't know Najeh Davenport was a wrestling fan.

/yeah, yeah, I know it's about that Sable lawsuit
//I think

You think... erroneously.

/DAMMIT ORTON

Please refresh my memory, then.

/honestly can't remember where I heard it from


I did.  A former female WWE employee claimed that Randy Orton endlessly harassed her, including making a mess in her gimmick bag.  I believe she's since said that Orton dumped lotions and oils in her bag, but that hasn't stopped the urban legend that he dropped a deuce in her stuff.
 
2013-10-27 11:54:35 PM

machoprogrammer: There is a list of 500+ wrestling urban legends, most of which are false (and utterly disgusting), here: http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html


Wow, Angelfire's still around?

That's gotta be one of the oldest webhosts on the Internet.
 
2013-10-28 12:05:27 AM

Loan Starr: I've never been a fan of wrestling or skateboarding but it's amazing how many documentaries from those genres I've watched and really enjoyed. There's just something about that lifestyle that makes for compelling human drama. I remember watching 'The Wrestler' a few years ago (which I really liked) and being able to reconstruct almost the entire thing from documentaries I had seen. MTV, of all people, made a really good wrestling documentary back in the late 90's (MTV True Life - I'm a Pro Wrestler) that seemed to fill half the script of that movie. 'Beyond the Mat' filled in the rest.


I actually find wrestling matches and shows themselves trite and boring, but all the drama behind the matches, including the behind-the-scenes stuff where the lines between kayfabe and real are blurred, how heals becomes faces and how the fans get to pretty much dictate whether someone is put over or not (wrestling is literally a democracy. Popular approval moves storylines, not the other way around), and all the mess between writers, bookers, and athletes with massive egos utterly fascinating. Everything from the Montreal Screwjob to the Attitude Era to the meteoric rise and utter collapse of WCW, makes for compelling entertainment.

Wrestling is the ultimate reality show, full of more trainwrecks, more tragedy, more meltdowns, and more drama than all the other unscripted gameshows combined.
 
2013-10-28 07:41:58 AM
It's not fake. It's choreographed.
 
2013-10-28 11:15:28 AM
The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase is now a minister and founded the Heart of David Ministry.
 
2013-10-28 11:39:05 AM
FTA: Race walked up to a seated Hogan and punched him, knocking him to the floor. When Hogan sheepishly said that he was surprised Harley wasn't carrying a gun, Race reached into this jacket and pulled out a .38 Special.

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Well, I hadn't heard THAT one before. Jesus Christ, dude! O_O
 
2013-10-28 11:59:00 AM
List fails without the Benoit-Sullivan-Nancy love triangle.
 
2013-10-28 04:35:29 PM

Captain Steroid: FTA: Race walked up to a seated Hogan and punched him, knocking him to the floor. When Hogan sheepishly said that he was surprised Harley wasn't carrying a gun, Race reached into this jacket and pulled out a .38 Special.



Well, I hadn't heard THAT one before. Jesus Christ, dude! O_O


OH MY GOD is wrong. It should be Jim Ross with "BAH GAWD"
 
2013-10-28 04:38:14 PM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: List fails without the Benoit-Sullivan-Nancy love triangle.


Booking your own divorce = double murder/suicide and unpersoning.  Who knew?
 
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