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Some wrestlers are dedicated to the sport above all else
Some have had eating disorders
Some have a relative in the business
Some drink beer and smoke cigars
Some are addicted
to the sport and it's all they know.
Some love the traveling part of it.
Some are married
Some are married with children
Some are tattooed
Some have body piercings
Some are junk food eaters
Some are Health nuts
Some are Super Stars
Some are card fillers
Some were in awe at events sitting in the stands as little kids
Some hate being annoyed in public by fans
Some are dating the Divas
Some do not like other wrestlers
Some hate the locker
Some create locker room gossip
Some have suffered more than two concussions
Some have trouble keeping
their weight up
Some do not have high wrestlling skill levels
Some are out there as eye-candy for the fans
Some love to
pull pranks on others or press their buttons
Some have padding in their boots to
Some have the gift of gab
have chips on their shoulders
Some don't see their familes very much
Some visit sick children in hospitals
Some are loners
Some believe they are being held back or over-looked at the job
Some are chosen for WWE storylines
Some can get the audience
of fans fired up with excitement
Most feel immortal
Most are injured in a mis-timed move
Most want the respect of their fellow
Most want to be part of the business when they retire
Most are between the ages of 20 and 34
Most do not eat right
Most want to be a bad mean guy character
Most do not pick their character for the ring
Most try to get to the gym
Most work in the ring with some type of injury and pain
Most are always on pain pills
Most are very competitive among
Most are willing to give a leg up to a newcomer
Most enjoy working in Japan
Most charge a fee for their autograph
Most have had some body injury repair surgery
have an action figure of themselves for sale
Most drive rental cars to the events
Most are at least 6 feet tall
Most admit they are living their dream as a wrestler
Most started in the business right after high school
are not paid the same amount
Most create their own finishing move
Most expect a ten year career that will lead to something else
retire early in their careers due to a nagging injury
WWE wrestlers are not tested
for drugs before any event
WWE Superstar wrestlers take home a really big paycheck!
Drug Policy Update
WWE has been working diligently to complete its new wellness
program for talent, which includes an aggressive drug and steroid testing program and heightened cardiovascular monitoring.
The company believes it has identified a third-party that will be able to implement the program, which will be done independently
of WWE, and is going through final phases of its due diligence. WWE believes the program will be ready to implement before
the end of the first quarter of 2006.
All WWE programming, talent names,
images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
ECW is a trademark of WWE Libraries, Inc. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective
The World Wrestling Federation changed its name due to a trademark dispute with the World Wildlife Fund in 2002.
It costs WWE money if a PPV goes longer than the time alloted as PPV companies want the shows completed with 10 minutes to
Many wrestlers put lifts in their wrestling boots and shoes... Kane is one who does this.
Seventy wrestlers , under the age of 45 , have died between 1997 and 2004.
Everyone works and is on the road 250 days a year.
THE WWE ROSTER TALENT : is always evolving...wrestlers come and go..new talent and old talent
A bad guy wrestler
is called a HEEL
A good guy wrestler is called
Women who are wrestlers are called
Raw's ring ropes are Red
SmackDown's ring ropes are Blue
Heat's ring ropes are Red
Velocity's ring ropes are Blue
Special Events ropes are red..white and blue
Ring corners are call TURNBUCKLES
The Banner around the ring is called an APRON
A Shooter is a wrestlers without a script
History states that there are no dangerous moves, just dangerous wrestlers
POLICY OF THE WWE:
"Actions you will not see WWE characters portray are murder, rape or robbery."
The policy is posted under the "ratings" section, and is part of a website designed to educate parents on whether
or not they should allow their children to watch WWE events.
WWE restricts the style of wrestling its wrestlers do. Moves like the Vertebreaker, and piledriver, have been banned from
use due to the danger they incur.
Now only 15 safe wrestling moves allowed.
TO BE A WRESTLER?
Ohio Valley Wrestling, the only official developmental program
for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), will hold its second annual tryout camp March 21-26, 2004. Its purpose is finding
new wrestling talent for OVW, and potentially, the WWE. Attendance will be limited to 50 participants whose applications are
accepted by OVW, and the objective is to find those with the talent, look, and drive necessary to succeed in professional
wrestling. Those individuals will be invited to join OVW's training program, where they can learn alongside WWE developmental
talent and be seen by WWE agents on a regular basis. (credit WWE website)
FIVE REASONS WHY HELL IN THE CELL MATCHES ARE DREADED:
5. NO AID:
Even if a competitor has willing friends, there' s no way into the Cell to lend a helping hand, making this match a true
4. CAGEY TACTICS: The cold steel of the Cell lends
itself to many unorthodox forms of attack, including face-rakes across the Cell, high-flying maneuvers and tight squeezes.
3. NO MEANS OF ESCAPE: Unlike a Cage Match, the competitors are literally
surrounded. There's no refuge over the top or out the door. The Superstar has to win the old fashioned way, only under
more extreme conditions.
2. UNLIMITED WEAPONRY: Who knows what an opponent
might find beneath the ring apron. Perhaps a screwdriver, a sledgehammer, or the notorious barbed-wire 2 x 4.
1. ACROPHOBIA: In the past, circumstances have led to WWE members finding their way to
above the Cell itself, where every step is perilous. No WWE fan or Superstar will ever forget Mick Foley's death-defying
plunge through the Cell and deep into the ring mat itself at No Way Out in 2000.
The WWE said it expects operating profit for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2004 to more than double from the prior year.
It expects revenue of $370 million to $375 million, compared with $374 million in the prior year. It expects operating income
of $68 million to $73 million, up from $27 million a year earlier.source (SlamSports.com)
WHAT IS INVOLVED:
JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD
To understand the relationship among wrestlers, you have to
understand our schedule. We are on the road more than we are home, usually four days a week on the road traveling home on
the fifth. We often travel two to four hours a day in a car together, going to the next town. We go to the gym together. We
sit around a building waiting for the show to start every day. And we fly together. We are basically around each other 12-18
hours a day, much more than we are around our families.
We know everything
about one another's families and home lives. We know of everyone's problems and successes. We are a home away from
home, that often is even more like home itself. One reason guys have a hard time leaving this business is the camaraderie.
The ring ropes
are made from sisal, a type of fiber known for
its durability and can stretch.
its strength of 6,200 pounds can support more than 3 tons.
The ropes are imported from Mexico.
A 261 foot spool of un-oiled rope is sized and cut into 12 19-foot sections for installation on the ring posts
attaches the rope to posts using a 5/8-inch by 6-inch turnbuckle.
is designed to ajust the tension and lenght of rope or cable
If tied improperly...superstars
could suffer serious skin lacerations.
Ropes last about 5 years
WWE replaces its strands 3 times a year because of wear and tear wears down the fibers.
They don't want to risk a rope spllitting during a match.
Ropes are sstored in a temperature-controlled case designed to
prevent rope rot.
Posted on their website WWE.COM:
Trademarks: The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised
and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and
wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are
trademarks, which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling
The WWE said it expects operating profit for the fiscal year ended April 30 to more than double from the prior year. It
expects revenue of $370 million to $375 million, compared with $374 million in the prior year. It expects operating income
of $68 million to $73 million, up from $27 million a year earlier.
Spike TV wants WWE fans to audition for their reality show "10 Things Every Guy Should Experience". Contestants
must be in teams of two. The first 100 teams to show at American Royal Building (The Wagstaff Theater) at the Kemper Arena
will be guaranteed an audition. In the end there will be one team that consist of Smackdown! fans and another team that consist
of Raw fans. The two last teams will battle in a Raw VS Smackdown! show-down for tickets to Wrestlemania 20.
(credit Slam wrestling website)
$1 million + per year
These are the big money earners in wrestling. In this bracket are Big Show ($1 million per year until 2009), Ken Shamrock
($1.1 million per year until 2001) & Steve Austin earned over $6 million in 1999.
Yearly salaries in 2003:
Lower-card Wrestlers: $75,000
Mid-card Wrestlers: $150,000
Upper-card Wrestlers: $200,000-$800,000
There are some exceptions making 1.5 million
The first WRESTLEMANIA was started in 1985
ECW: ( extreme championship wrestling)
TNA: ( total non-stop wrestling)
NWO: ( new world order)
It is the dream of every WWE Superstar to hear their name chanted by thousands of WWE fans. But only the truly special
get their name chanted.
When a referee gives an "X" sign...it means that the fallen wrestler is truely injured
and unable to continue in the match.
WHAT IT TAKES TO AIR A WRESTLING SHOW
Credit Info: CONFIDENTIAL (October 11, 2003 airing)