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Baby names inspired by pro wrestlers

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Written by Mary Fetzer   

Is it sport or theater? Technically, it's both. Once called "fake-o wrestling" because of the predetermined outcome of each match, the acrobatic wrestling moves are carefully scripted and maneuvered to guarantee both the safety of the participants and the entertainment value for the crowd. Over the years, a great many memorable wrestlers have emerged, and each provides most-excellent inspiration for boy baby names.

20 Current WWE Superstars


WWE, Inc. (aka World Wrestling Entertainment) is big business. The professional wrestling group promotes events, films, music, product licensing and these impressive superstars:

  • Adam Rose
  • Bo Dallas
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Chris Jericho
  • Curtis Axel
  • Damien Sandow
  • David Otunga
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Heath Slater
  • John Cena
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Mark Henry
  • Randy Orton
  • Roman Reigns
  • Santino Marella
  • Seth Rollins
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Tyson Kidd
  • Xavier Woods

20 Hall of Fame Wrestlers


The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in New York "pays tribute to professional wrestlers who have advanced this national pastime in terms of athletics and entertainment."

  • Andr√© the Giant
  • Bret "Hitman" Hart
  • Bruiser Brody
  • Captain Lou Albano
  • Chief Jay Strongbow
  • Classy Freddie Blassie
  • Dick the Bruiser
  • Dusty "The American Dream" Rhodes
  • George "The Animal" Steele
  • Gorgeous George Wagner
  • Ivan "The Russian Bear" Koloff
  • Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff
  • Playboy Gary Hart
  • Ray "The Crippler" Stevens
  • Ric "Nature Boy" Flair
  • Rowdy Roddy Piper
  • Superfly Jimmy Snuka
  • Terry "The Hardcore Iron" Funk
  • Tito Santana
  • Walter "Killer" Kowalski

20 Professional wrestlers who died too young


The lifestyle of these bulky performers can put a tremendous strain on the body. These wrestlers died young and unexpectedly:

  • Andrew "Test" Martin, age 33
  • Brad Armstrong, age 51
  • Chris Benoit, age 40
  • Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, age 44
  • Davey Boy Smith, age 39
  • Dr. Death Steve Williams, age 48
  • Eddie Guerrero, age 38
  • Flyin' Brian Pillman, age 35
  • James "The Ultimate Warrior" Hellwig, age 54
  • John "Earthquake" Tenta Jr., age 44
  • Matt "Doink the Clown" Osborne, age 55
  • Michael "Mike Awesome" Alfonso, age 42
  • Nelson "Big Daddy V" Frazier, age 43
  • Owen Hart, age 34
  • Randy "Macho Man" Savage, age 58
  • Ravishing Rick Rude, age 40
  • Raymond "The Big Boss Man" Taylor Jr., age 41
  • Rodney "Yokozuna" Anoa'i, age 34
  • Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, age 45
  • Sylvester "Junkyard Dog" Ritter, age 45

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