Many of the early UFC results featured future pro wrestling personalities, such as Ken Shamrock, Tank Abbott and Dan Severn, which is why they are included in This Day in History. We totally agree that MMA is not pro wrestling, but when someone from the business does something on the outside, it's still noteworthy, whether its MMA or The Rock doing movies.
I read where WWE Diva star Eve Torres was pulled from Raw in order to take part in a new NBC reality series where stars take part in military style training. Was it her idea to do the show or WWE? What would happen if Eve Torres refused to take part in it? Do you think the training might help improve her wrestling in the ring?
NBC cast her after WWE made the suggestion. I can't see how the training is going to hurt her in the ring if she wants to fire a gun at her opponent. Beyond that, the conditioning will help but not much else.
When ECW was still in existence one of the most memorable moments in its history was when a countless number of chairs would be thrown into the ring. When did that first take place? Who started it? Why did it happen? Was anyone hurt because of it?
Hardcore Heaven 1994. The Public Enemy ruined Cactus Jack vs. Terry Funk as they were feuding with Funk. Cactus didn't like their help and it turned into Funk and Cactus vs. TPE. They laid out PE and Funk called for a chair. Well, at the previous event, when the Funks were wrestling PE and they called for a chair, about 5-9 chairs were tossed in. The audience decided to top themselves and we had the rainstorm of chairs that became immortal. No one was hurt, believe it or not. I was sitting in the first row and completely amazed at the entire incident.
Its been a general rule or myth that you are not suppose to eat before going swimming. Its perhaps silly but are wrestlers, male and female, advised to eat before a match or wait until after?
It depends on the performer. Some I know will eat. Some will eat hours before and then go without.
When you read of WWE signing someone do you ever get the unrelenting feeling of dred for this person? Although they are on board with a very well established and successful wrestling promotion earning a very nice paycheck they are now in a world they will experience as something completely unbelievable. I use to be happy for wrestlers I was a fan of when they join WWE. Nowadays I feel sorry for them. Welcome to the Twilight Zone (aka WWE). Opinion?
I am never sad that someone is going to be in the position to potentially make six to seven figures. NEVER.