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Allen Neal Jones (born June 2, 1977), best known by the ring name A.J. Styles (also stylized as AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand and is the current WWE Champion in his second reign.
José Alberto Rodríguez (born May 25, 1977), is a Mexican-American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist.
The American Wrestling Association (AWA) was an American professional wrestling promotion based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that ran from 1960 to 1991.
An announcer is a person who makes "announcements" in an audio medium or a physical location.
Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Bam Bam Bigelow.
In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal or battle royals) is a multi-competitor match type in which wrestlers are eliminated until one is left and declared winner.
John William Minton (February 19, 1948 – March 20, 1995) was an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Big John Studd.
A blooper is a short clip from a film or video production, usually a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew.
Robert Montgomery Knight (born October 25, 1940) is a retired American basketball coach.
Raymond Louis Heenan (November 1, 1944 – September 17, 2017), better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, was an American professional wrestling manager, color commentator, wrestler, and comedian, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestling promoter, color commentator, and retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.
Marcus Alexander Bagwell (born January 10, 1970) is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell.
Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and former professional wrestler.
A color commentator or expert commentator is a sports commentator who assists the main commentator, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress.
Michael Kirchner (born Michael Penzel; September 7, 1957) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and former United States Army paratrooper.
Bryan Lloyd Danielson (born May 22, 1981) is an American professional wrestler and author currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Daniel Bryan.
David "Davey Boy" Smith (27 November 1962 – 18 May 2002) was a British professional wrestler.
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.
Duke University is a private, non-profit, research university located in Durham, North Carolina.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Thomas Billington (born 5 December 1958), best known by the ring name the Dynamite Kid, is a British former professional wrestler.
ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network.
William James Myers (April 16, 1937 – February 16, 2017), better known by his ring name George "The Animal" Steele, was an American professional wrestler, school teacher, author, and actor.
The high five is a hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand each, about head-high, and push, slide, or slap the flat of their palm against the flat palm of the other person.
Howard Finkel (born June 7, 1950) is an American semi-retired professional wrestling ring announcer, employed by WWE since 1977.
Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was the 16th Olympic Championship.
An interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given.
Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, former politician and retired professional wrestler, who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television host.
Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American comedian and actor. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in films such as Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005), Little Fockers (2010) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). Hart's comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album, I'm a Grown Little Man (2008), and performances in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014) and its sequel Ride Along 2 (2016), About Last Night (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), and George Beard in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017). He also released four more comedy albums, Seriously Funny in 2010, Laugh at My Pain in 2011, Let Me Explain in 2013, and What Now? in 2016. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. He starred as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease.
This is a list of both active and inactive Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards created by professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer.
Madison Square Garden, often called "MSG" or simply "The Garden", is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Johnnie Mae Young (March 12, 1923 – January 14, 2014) was an American professional wrestler.
Mark Madden (born December 29, 1960) is an American talk-show host from and based in Pittsburgh.
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Mountain Dew (stylized as Mtn Dew) is a carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo.
Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara (May 4, 1934 – August 28, 2016) was an American professional wrestler and manager, known professionally by his ring name Mr.
Laurence Tureaud (born May 21, 1952), known professionally as Mr.
The MSG Network (MSG) is an American regional cable and satellite television network, and radio service owned by MSG Networks, Inc.—a spin-off of The Madison Square Garden Company (itself a spin-off of local cable provider Cablevision).
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and Fan Fest is an American professional wrestling hall of fame.
The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City.
A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule.
Pee-wee Herman is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens.
Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.
The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) and Museum is an American professional wrestling hall of fame and museum located in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Randal Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor.
Randall Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Richard Erwin Rood (December 7, 1958 – April 20, 1999), better known by his ring name "Ravishing" Rick Rude, was an American professional wrestler who performed for many promotions, including World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler.
A ring name is a name assumed for professional purposes by a professional wrestler, martial artist or boxer.
Royal Rumble (1992) was the fifth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.
Stephen Farrelly (Stíofán Ó Fearghaile; born 28 January 1978) is an Irish professional wrestler and actor currently signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Sheamus (pronounced) shortened from his previous ring name Sheamus O'Shaunessy, performing on the SmackDown brand.
Sherri Schrull (born Sherri Russell, February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007) was an American professional wrestler and manager, better known by her ring names, Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri.
A shoot in professional wrestling is any unplanned, unscripted, or real-life occurrence within a wrestling event.
Sisseton is a city in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States.
The Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers.
In sports broadcasting, a sports commentator (also known as sports announcer, sportscaster or play-by-play announcer) gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense.
Spring Stampede (1997) was the second Spring Stampede pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Lash Huffman (born August 22, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Stevie Ray.
SummerSlam (1989) was the second annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
SummerSlam (1993) was the sixth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about former members of a fictitious United States Army Special Forces unit.
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is a sports talk radio show hosted by Dan Le Batard and Jon "Stugotz" Weiner and broadcast on WAXY AM 790 "The Ticket" in Miami, Florida, and on many ESPN Radio affiliates nationwide.
Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو علی وزیری; born 15 March, 1942), better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian American former professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor.
The Nexus (later renamed The New Nexus in January 2011) was a villainous stable in WWE that competed on the Raw brand from June 7, 2010 to August 22, 2011.
Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996.
Todd Eugene Okerlund (born September 6, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey right wing.
Noah Anthony "Tony" Schiavone (born November 7, 1957) is an American sports broadcaster.
Tuesday Night Titans (abbreviated TNT) is a professional wrestling television program produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States men's national ice hockey team is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with its U18 and U17 development program in Plymouth, Michigan.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (often referred to as the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, the U of M, UMN, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Vincent James Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American author, podcaster, professional wrestling writer and pundit.
WCW Saturday Night is a weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS that was produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public, land-grant, space-grant, research-intensive university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States.
World Championship Wrestling, Inc. (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion, historically based in Atlanta, Georgia.
WrestleMania (sequentially known as WrestleMania I) was the inaugural WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event (only in selected areas), produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
WrestleMania XXV (also marketed as "The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania") was the twenty-fifth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
WrestleMania XXVII was the twenty-seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), held on April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) is a newsletter that covers professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) Hall of Fame is a professional wrestling hall of fame that recognizes people who make significant contributions to the sport.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling.
WWE Classics On Demand was an American subscription video on demand television service provided by WWE.
WWE Confidential is a professional wrestling television program produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestlers and professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE.
The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand.
WWE Libraries Inc. (branded as WWE Legacy Department) is a WWE-owned subsidiary that consists of the largest collection of professional wrestling videos and copyrights in the world.
WWE Madison Square Garden Classics is a professional wrestling television program on the MSG Network, produced by World Wrestling Entertainment.
WWE Network is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by WWE, using the infrastructure of BAMTech.
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States.
WWE Vintage is a professional wrestling television program from WWE showcasing action from the extensive WWE video library.
WWF Superstars of Wrestling, later shortened to WWF Superstars, is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE).