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10 Quick facts about: New Jack

He is also known for having his theme song “Natural Born Killaz” by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre

The inspiration for his ring name came from the movie New Jack City.

He is known for his willingness to take dangerous bumps and his stiff hardcore wrestling style, often taking high risks and “shooting” on opponents.

New Jack was featured in the 1999 wrestling documentary Beyond the Mat.

New Jack is referenced in the Weezer song “El Scorcho”. The line “watchin’ Grunge legdrop New Jack through a press table” was derived from a caption for a photograph of New Jack fighting wrestler Johnny Grunge that was published in Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

His career lasted over 20 years, beginning in 1992 before retiring in April of 2013.

New Jack claims to have been a bounty hunter before becoming a professional wrestler

He refused to go to WCW or WWE because he knew they would try to soften his character up or that they would be afraid of him.

New Jack was possibly the first to really bring hip hop gangsterism into professional wrestling

In a match against Gypsy Joe in 2003, New Jack was angered by Joe’s refusal to sell his moves. The match quickly turned into a real fight.

10 Quick facts about: Samoa Joe

Seanoa’s family founded a Polynesian dance troupe in the United States called Tiare Productions. Seanoa made his on stage debut at the 1984 Summer Olympics opening at the age of five. He became a California State Junior Judo Champion Joe … read more

10 Quick facts about: MVP

He later completed 9½ years of prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping which he started at the age of sixteen. Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) in-ring persona: an arrogant, self-obsessed athlete partially inspired by the fictional NFL wide receiver Rod … read more

10 Quick facts about: Hulk Hogan

Hogan real name is Terry Eugene Bollea Hogan appeared on a local talk show, where he sat beside Lou Ferrigno, star of the television series The Incredible Hulk.The host commented on how Terry, who stood 6 ft 7 in and … read more

10 Quick facts about:CM Punk

His real name is Phillip Jack Brooks The initials CM in his ring name represented the phrase “Chick Magnet” He won the World Tag Team Championship (with Kofi Kingston) and the WWE Intercontinental Championship, making him the 19th WWE Triple … read more

10 Quick facts about: The Undertaker

The undertaker real name is Mark William Calaway He also played college basketball at Texas Wesleyan University during the 1985–1986 season. Calaway was cast as a bounty hunter in the movie Suburban Commando, alongside WWF Champion Hulk Hogan. Hogan had … read more

10 Quick facts about: Jake Roberts

Roberts derived his nickname for being known as “snake like” and untrustworthy. Credited as the inventor of the DDT Jake real name is Aurelian Smith, Jr after his father wrestler Aurelian Smith aka Grizzly Smith Roberts was born on May … read more