quote:Originally posted by BJ_Sturgeon: Sorry if this list has been posted before. Otherwise enjoy!
I've made some comments below. As for the other 400 or so I didn't comment on, it was because:
A)I have never heard of the wrestler/promotion/incident, so I have no clue.
B)They're the standard (and often greatly exaggerated) sex stories that go around in just about every sport on planet Earth. Whether or not they're true will probably never be proven, and most people wouldn't care anyway.
C)They're so stupid they're not even worth commenting on.
#11 has been going around for years. Pat Patterson is openly gay, but it's not known whether or not Lombardi really is his lover.
While nobody knows for sure what really happened with Snuka, #24 is based in fact. His girlfriend really did die under suspicious circumstances, and Vince did what he could to bury the situation. No charges have ever been filed against Snuka.
#34 is true, and has been discussed repeatedly by both Shiek and Hogan. Shiek apparently believed (rightfully) that a program with Hogan would be worth far more than the $100k he was offered.
#44 may or may not be true. Several times in the past, former champions have offered their belts on Ebay for large sums when they need the money. Morales selling his belt isn't out of the question.
After leaving the WWF, Tammy Sytch (Sunny) posed nude on various x-rated sites and has been in and out of the porn industry to some degree. #51 is entirely possible.
Back in the old NWA days, EVERY champion was forced to put a $25000 deposit down if they were going to be given the belt. When Ric Flair made his first run back in '91-'92, he never was given his money back after losing the belt, so he kept it and turned it into the "Real World's champion" storyline in the WWF. He eventually was given his money back -- plus interest --, gave the belt back, and the storyline was dropped. #52 isn't an urban legend. It was standard practice back then.
#68 is blatantly false. Stephanie was 14 in 1990. Macho Man was in the WWF until sometime around 1994.
Lita's promiscuity, #72, has been discussed several times, though stories about what she has or hasn't done have increased and/or become greatly exaggerated after it became known she had cheated on Matt Hardy with Edge.
As for #74, see my comments about #11.
Trish just got married to her boyfriend of 14 years -- long before her career in the WWE or her meeting Lillian Garcia. I highly doubt if she's a lesbian as it claims in #76.
As for #155, Heyman's financial troubles are well known and well documented. "The check is in the mail" was a common excuse, as some wrestlers got paid extremely late, or not at all. Some die-hard ECW wrestlers even wrestled some dates for free in their attempt to help keep the company afloat. Heyman is an amazing booker, but horrible with money.
#202 didn't happen at Wrestlemania 13. It supposedly happened at a house show.
#221 is just an exaggerated version of #11.
So is #284.
#294 is true. It's been well documented and is discussed in "Wrestling with Shadows." Look up "Montreal Screwjob" for more information.
#296 might actually be a bit of a mix up. In the A&E documentary on Andre the Giant, Bobby Heenan tells the exact same story, only Andre is the one who punches Warrior, not Rude.
The steel cage match between Luger and Brody (#300) recently showed up on Youtube. It MIGHT still be there. There were no razorblades involved, but Brody was intentonally working stiff, and Luger bailed out first chance he got before getting himself seriously injured.
Goldberg really did say that he wanted to beat up HHH (#317).
#345 is true. Some people refer to this as "the first Montreal Screwjob."
#349 is true, and Bobby Heenan discusses this in the A&E documentary about Andre.
#350 is true. Look up "Plane Flight From Hell" about this incident.
#380 did happen, during a live episode of RAW. A fan did manage to jump in and make it all the way into the ring and to the ladder before the ref tackled him. There was no "free shot", though.
#452 is true. His being abusive, overprotective, and paranoid that Elizabeth was screwing [insert wrestler here] has been well documented.
#460 is true.
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quote:Originally posted by DawnStorm: #1 UL of wrestling: It's real.
Yeah, that one was abandonded years ago.
As for the article:
Mick Foley confirms #26 in his first book.
#57 appeared in PowerSlam, which is pretty reliable.
#59 is true (PS again).
#62 is true (well the allegations were made). The ref was Billy Silverman who the WWF brought in as part of the Invasion angle.
On #64, Ric Flair had a confrontation with Victor on a WWE tour of Puerto Rico, which some have connected to this incident.
#80 is bollocks. I've seen some pics of Lyger early in his career (pre-mask). He looks fine.
#87 is possible. Or it could be a misunderstanding, based on New Jack's four justifiable homicides.
#114 is true (PS once again).
#445 is true. It happened on a WCW tour of Australia and led to him getting fired.
ETA: #402 is kinda true. According the to the Rise And Fall Of ECW book (published by WWE), Beluah was noticed in Penthouse before being brought into ECW. BTW, she and Dreamer are married now. Lucky NFBSK.
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