Monthly Archives: August 2014

10 Quick facts about: Rob Van Dam

1.In 2002, Van Dam was ranked the number one wrestler in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He was voted “Most Popular Wrestler” by readers of the magazine in 2001 and again in 2002.

2.He made his first appearance on WWF television in 1987 in a skit with “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. At the time, DiBiase was selecting plants from the audience and offering to pay them to perform degrading acts and offered the 16 year old Szatkowski $100 to enter the ring and kiss his foot, which he did.

3.The name Rob Van Dam was given to Rob in 1991 by Ron Slinker, a promoter in Florida, possibly because of his martial arts experience and his resemblance to actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

4.Szatkowski is of Polish ancestry.

5.In 2011, he performed stand up at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club.

6.Szatkowski is a trained kickboxer and martial artist. In 1990, he placed second in the Kalamazoo Heavyweight Toughman Contest.

7.His real name is Robert “Rob” Alex Szatkowski

8.He also provides the voice for a character named Bobby in the video game, whom served as a commentator for the Professor Genki side-quests Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.

9.He is the inventor of the Van Dam Lift, a weightlifting technique that involves performing a split between two benches and lifting a dumbbell from the floor to the waist.The lift was approved by the International All-Around Weightlifting Association in 1998, and Szatkowski holds the current record, 166.5 lb (76 kg).

10.Van Dam started up RVD Radio on October 8, 2008 with the help of Brett Cohen, a producer for BlogTalkRadio. The episodes have changed between an hour and two hour long, initially held weekly but now sporadically held at

10 Quick facts about: Sheamus

1.Bodyguard for Bono and Larry Mullen, Jr. of the band U2, as well as Denise van Outen. 2.He is a former IT technician, 3.He speaks fluent Irish 4.He played Gaelic football for the Erin’s Isle team. What is Gaelic football … read more

10 Quick facts about: Raven

1.He took a semester off from college to enlist in the United States Marine Corps as a reservist. 2.possesses an IQ of 143 and is a member of Mensa and Theta Chi Fraternity. 3.He along with former colleague Chris Kanyon … read more

10 Quick facts about: Tazz

1.His World Wrestling Entertainment career as an in-ring performer came to an early end in 2002, when mounting injuries forced him to retire and subsequently saw him transition into a color commentary role, which he continued to do until his … read more

10 Quick facts about: Tommy Dreamer

1.Dreamer is known for the time he spent in the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion, of which he has been called the “heart and soul”. 2.He is known as the “Innovator of Violence.” 3.He was regularly embroiled in the … read more

10 Quick facts about: Paul Heyman

1.He is a most notable villain on WWE programming, having managed five WWE World Heavyweight Champions (a record) including Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Big Show, and CM Punk, respectively. 2.By age 11, he was running a mail … read more

10 Quick facts about:Ryback

1.Reeves started watching wrestling at the age of 8 and was allowed to ring the bell at a live World Wrestling Federation event. 2.He was nicknamed “Silverback” as a teenager, after a childhood friend joked that he resembled a Gorilla, … read more

10 Quick facts about: The rock

1. He was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. ( grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson both were professional wrestlers) 2.Johnson’s first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he … read more

10 Quick facts about:Roman Reigns

1.His real name is Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoa’i 2.He had a brief stint as a professional defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) before joining the WWE. 3.Reigns holds the WWE record for most … read more