Originally Posted by THE_CRIPPLER
Didn't the Marty incident cost the WWF, like, ten million dollars, or something like that?
Also, I remember that beating TPE took at the hands of those two bully's! The spineless Terry Taylor talks about it on Forever Hardcore, and says it broke his heart telling them to go out and take the beating.... Wonderful place to work!
Was planning on bumping this thread soon, but as I'm here I'll throw a few more out there.
In the late sixties Sabu's uncle, The (original) Sheik, caused a riot during one of his matches in New York. He was banned from ever wrestling in the state again.
Amongst most of his peers and colleagues Bruno Sammartino wasn't considered a great worker, especially in the NWA territories. Sticking to basic strong man moves, his matches were anything
but technical masterclasses. Not that it mattered.... He was WWE champ for like six
Andre The Giant supposedly drank fourteen bottles of wine before
his match with The Hulkster at Mania III!
Andre The Giant hated
Bam Bam Bigelow, as was evidenced in the following story.
During a six man tag match, Andre and Bigelow found themselves facing each other in the ring. Andre was the veteran, so he called the action, and told Bam Bam to get him on the floor, somehow, and give him a falling headbutt, then another! But.... As Bam Bam was falling, literally, face first Andre put his massive fist straight up and punched him full on in the face!
Jim Hellwig legally changed his name to Warrior, and Scott Simpson legally changed his name to Nikita Koloff.
Doug Williams has a second Dan Black Belt in Judo.