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Are These Pro Wrestler Names Real or Fake?
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In the '40s and '50s era of pro wrestling, there were few names bigger than Gorgeous George. He was a fine fellow, as you can probably tell by his ring name -- and he helped draw female fans to matches.
Hound Dog Hank
That's ruff! There are a number of dog-themed ring names in wrestling, but sorry, Hound Dog Hank isn't one of them.
You know the answer. Hulk is hands-down one of the most notable wrestlers of the past century. He's bigger than life in and out of the ring.
Now retired, The Undertaker is one of wrestling's biggest names. As the story goes, he was a relative of Kane, and together they were The Brothers of Destruction.
Andre the Giant
At 7 feet 4 inches, French wrestler Andre the Giant was a massive name in and out of the ring. He gained lasting fame due in "large" part to his role in "The Princess Bride."
You have to admit that this is a good one. But it's not the name of a wrestler, it's a loud rock band.
The Mongolian Stomper
This one sounds borderline fake, but it's totally real. The Mongolian Stomper was Archibald Edward Gouldie, and he loved stomping foes with his black cowboy boots.
The Sandman is James Fullington, and even though he's sort of retired, you can bet that he'll deliver a beatdown on anyone who makes him mad.
This one's not real, and perhaps Bone Snapper's better suited for a horror movie character than a pro wrestler.
This is yet another fake pro wrestler. But if it was real, it would be based on a character from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Rowdy Roddy Piper
With his kilt and his bagpipes, Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of wrestling's most memorable characters. He appeared in a lot of movies and TV shows, too, and his 2015 death was mourned by millions.
Sorry, Brain Breaker isn't an actual wrestling character. We imagine him wielding a sledgehammer and doing ungodly things to mere mortals.
Nobody kills pain in wrestling -- instead, they bring it. But Painkiller would've been a good character name.
The Great Kabuki
The Great Kabuki is a well-known Japanese pro wrestler. One of his signature moves is blowing "Asian mist" into the faces of his opponents to distract and anger them.
Pew pew pew! Sniping opponents from the top rope, it's Samuel Sniper! Only he doesn't exist.
Ravishing Rick Rude
For more than a decade, Ravishing Rick Rude created havoc in the ring, and did you see that guy's abs? Wow. Tragically, he died in 1999 at age 40.
Yo, bringing the "JYD" into the ring! Junkyard Dog wore a spiked dog collar into the ring, and then he tore his competitors to shreds.
Christopher Contusion? Right. And Larry Laceration will be up next. Fake.
The Iron Sheik
In the 1980s, The Iron Sheik capitalized on his Iranian roots to become one of the biggest heels in American wrestling history. His evil ways helped make Hulk Hogan -- the All-American hero -- into an even bigger celebrity.
The Midnight Express
The Midnight Express wasn't just one wrestler, it was a group of guys hell-bent on punishing their opponents. They peaked in popularity during the '80s and '90s.
Is he a rock star or a wrestler? Well, both, actually. And with his distinctive black-and-white face paint, Sting is a major wrestling star who has held 25 titles during his career.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is known to wield a two-by-four piece of lumber he uses to bash his opponents. In 1988, he was the winner of the very first Royal Rumble.
Sadly, there is no Torturer Tom. But if there was, his backstory would have something to do with Guantanamo Bay.
Macho Man Randy Savage
Macho Man Randy Savage was just 58 when he died in 2011, but his legend lives on forever thanks to those funky sunglasses and rumbling voice.
He throws $100 bills at his opponents in mockery and contempt! Only he doesn't, because Millionaire Miles is fake.
Pork Chop Cash
Pork Chop Cash has a hilarious ring name, but if you meet him in the ring, you won't be laughing. This huge wrestling star made his ring debut all the way back in 1973.
Hopi Warrior impales his enemies on a giant spear! But this one, sadly, is make believe.
Dusty Rhodes was "The American Dream." This gigantic blond wrestler had a rotund physique and a huge personality. He started his career back in the '60s and became a major star.
The Muchos Hombres are the biggest Mexican duo since tacos and burritos! But that's a load of hot salsa, because they don't exist.
Ravishing Ric Flair
Some call Ravishing Ric Flair one of the best wrestlers in all of history. He started wrestling in the '70s and climbed the ropes to become a celebrity who has almost no equal.
It's the question that sports fans often debate -- is pro wrestling real or fake? We'll leave that one for another day, but in the meantime, do you know if these pro wrestling names are real or make-believe?
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