Can You Identify These Wrestling Legends if We Make Them Look Like Kids?

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By: Lauren Lubas

6 Min Quiz

This wrestler was a medical student before entering the ring. Who is he?

For a man with a 40-year career, Ric Flair is clearly one of the legends of professional wrestling. After he hung up his boots and left the ring, he went on to manage professional wrestlers.

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Goo goo, ga ga ... who is this stone of a man?

Even though he goes by Dwayne Johnson these days, it took The Rock a little bit of time to shed his wrestling persona. He became one of the most well-known actors of the 2010s and is considered one of the coolest people in Hollywood.

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He was a really big dude. Do you know his name?

Andre Roussimoff was born with gigantism, an excess of a growth hormone. Basically, his body didn't stop growing, and it took its toll on the wrestler's body. He died at a young age, but not before allowing Hulk Hogan to body-slam him.

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Do you recognize this little guy who wasn't so little when he was wrestling?

The fun-loving, giant wrestler, Bill Goldberg was one of the most chiseled wrestlers you ever saw. Weighing in at over 250 pounds of pure muscle, everyone loved seeing him on Monday nights.

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Can you name this shiny wrestler with easy-to-remember initials?

Starting his professional wrestling career at the age of 35 made Diamond Dallas Page the oldest rookie to ever step foot in the ring. However, he became one of the most memorable wrestlers, even being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Who is this wrestler who always brought his pet?

We all know that wrestling is all about the showmanship, and no one brought it to the ring quite like Jake the Snake Roberts. His snake became a staple of his character, and he often used it to intimidate his opponents.

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He might be the scariest wrestler. Do you know who he is?

The wrestler with possibly the most elaborate entrance of all had to be the Undertaker. Not only did he show up in a coffin, he always had spooky and creepy written all over his face.

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Can you name this wrestler who was all about the bling ... and Slim Jims?

Oooh Yeah! Even if you don't remember Macho Man in the ring, you probably remember him from his other endeavors. These included Slim Jim commercials and a rap album ... which didn't make it too far, but was still pure cheesy gold.

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Do you recognize this wrestler who loved bright pink?

You may remember him as one of the most handsome wrestlers to step in the ring, but there was even more to Bret Hart. The Canadian-American wrestler is considered one of the greatest of all time.

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Who is this babyface wrestler?

Not only was Steve Austin considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, his resume is longer than most in the industry. He works as an actor, speaker, host and producer these days.

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He was popular in the '80s, and he definitely wasn't a baby back then. Can you name him?

Originally from Fiji, Jimmy Snuka was best known as Superfly. He is best known for his style of wrestling which required timed jumps and high-flying stunts. Unfortunately, he died in January of 2017.

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This dude loved fringe. Do you know who he is?

Underwear, face paint and tassels connected to his arms ... this is most likely how you remember the Ultimate Warrior. He was great at smack talk and didn't mind getting his hands dirty when necessary.

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Curtis Michael Hennig went by what stage name?

Even though he really didn't have a neck, Mr. Perfect was still pretty perfect in the eyes of many of his fans. He was part of nearly every wrestling company, including the AWA, the WWF, the WCW and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling until his untimely death in 2003.

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Can you name this shirt ripper without his signature facial hair?

Anyone who took part in Hulkamania knows a thing or two about the Hulkster. Not only did he wear signature yellow attire, he was one of the most famous wrestling personalities of the '80s and '90s. He body-slammed Andre the Giant one iconic match.

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Who wore a kilt?

T-shirts and kilts were the way to go with Rowdy Roddy Piper. This trash talker often got his stuff handed to him, but he kept coming back for more, because he was a legend, and fans loved seeing him. He's also a king of B-movies!

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Do you recognize this wild man with a baby face?

Professional wrestling was never really considered a "pure" sport, but it was entertaining in every form. However, when Hacksaw Jim Duggan started introducing weapons in the ring, things got even more interesting and fans loved it.

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Do you recognize this Monday Night RAW star?

Paul Levesque currently works as the executive vice president of talent for live events and creative at WWE, but before he "sold out" to the man, he was known as Triple H. This intense wrestler was considered one of the best in the '90s.

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He's almost named after a comic book villain. Do you know who he is?

You may remember him as having one of the most perfect mullets of all time (feathered on top, long party style in the back). Lex Luger currently works as a consultant for WWE, but he was also the two-time Heavyweight Champion in the WCW.

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Which wrestler loved to be seen with piles of money?

There are some amazing moments in professional wrestling history, and most of them require a little peacocking from the wrestlers. No one did this better than Ted DiBiase, The Million Dollar Man.

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Can you name this unkind wrestler?

Growing up with a name like Richard Rood, you just know he was born to be in the spotlight. His full ring name was technically the Ravishing Rick Rude, and that mustache made it so very true.

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He carried around chains. Do you know his name?

Before his time in the ring, Sylvester Ritter (the Junkyard Dog) was a college football star and actually worked at a junkyard. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004, just six years after his untimely death.

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Who is this AWA wrestler with an awesome name?

Ricky Steamboat's real name is Richard Blood. With a last name like Blood, you may wonder why anyone would choose a ring name that doesn't include it. We're at a loss on that one as well.

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Can you name this bad boy of the '90s?

In 2012, Edge (Adam Copeland) was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and for good reason. He was trained by Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Huthison, and his work in the ring included both tag team and solo work.

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Who is this cartoonish baby face?

He was 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed a whopping 390 pounds. This was no small man, and he owned the ring every time he stepped into it. The New Jersey native debuted in the ring in 1986 and worked the squared circle for 20 years.

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Do you recognize this wrestler who was usually masked?

Born Glenn Jacobs, Kane was a dark force in the wrestling world in the 1990s. He started on the independent circuit, but these days, he's the Republican mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

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Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. went by which ring name?

It takes all shapes and sizes to rule the wrestling ring (as long as all of those shapes and sizes are huge). Dusty Rhodes took on the ring in a way that few could follow, and afterward, he became a trainer.

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She's one of the most famous female wrestlers. Do you know her name?

Considered the "Ninth Wonder of the World," Chyna was bold, beautiful and didn't take anyone's guff ... especially in the ring. Her wrestling career brought her into acting and modeling as well. She died of an overdose of alcohol and drugs in 2016.

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This wrestler often wore overalls. Do you know who he is?

Wrestling in the '80s gave us some great storylines and characters. Of those characters, Hillbilly Jim stands out as a memorable, if not cheesy, character who wore overalls and had a bushy beard.

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Who is this wrestler who always had his face painted?

He rose to fame as half of the tag team duo known as Demolition, but you may remember him from his one-on-one days as Krusher Kruschev or Repo Man ... where he was just as crazy as the Smash persona he created.

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Her career began in 1999. Who is she?

Mickie James wasn't just a professional wrestler with the WWE, she is also an American country music singer. When she first began her wrestling career, she played under the name Alexis Laree.

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Even with a baby face, he has wild hair. Do you know his name?

Tonga Fifita (or Haku) has wrestled nationally in America and Japan. He was wild in the ring and everyone loved to look at him, even if he grunted a lot (and we mean a lot ... even for a wrestler).

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Her real name is Mercedes, but can you guess her ring name?

As the NXT Women's Champion, Sasha Banks is a wrestler to be remembered. While she doesn't seem to have that much upper body strength, she does have a lot of fight in her, and she never gives up.

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Who is this blonde bombshell?

If you watched professional wrestling in the 1980s, you remember Adrian Adonis for his bleached hair and blue eye shadow. he worked with the AWA and WWE (WWF at the time) until his untimely death in 1988.

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Do you recognize this painted wrestler?

Known for his barefoot wrestling style in the ring, Kamala played a bad guy who was supposed to be a headhunter from Uganda. He debuted in the WWF in 1984, and was managed by "Classy" Freddy Blassie, who was quite a character himself.

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Sherri Schrull was better known as what in the 1980s?

You may even know her as Sherri Martel. This gorgeous and dangerous vixen took to the ring better than any woman before her, and her career went from wrestling to managing seamlessly.

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Can you name this drill sergeant baby?

Sgt. Slaughter was tough, loud and ready to put the smack down when it was necessary ... at least in the '80s, that is. Born Robert Remus, Slaughter wrestled for the AWA and WWE (WWF at the time).

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Who is this bad guy?

He was the only Iranian-American to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. However, due to the Iranian hostage situation during his prime, the Iron Sheik used his homeland as a way to create a villain character that no one would ever forget.

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He was an Avenger. Do you know his ring name?

Dave Bautista is probably most well known as one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but before his screen time, he was a professional wrestler for the WWE (WWF at the time). He was even the World Heavyweight Campion.

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Who is this wrestler with an award-winning smile?

John Cena might be one of the youngest professional wrestling legends on this quiz, but in his short (compared to others) career, he has already brought his celebrity to television and record labels.

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Who is this wrestler with frightening makeup ... but on a baby face?

Steve Borden might not seem like an intimidating name, but when you put on makeup that emulated "The Crow" and give deadpan stares to your enemies, things change a little bit. Change your name to Sting and get ready to put the hurt on your enemies, because you are one of the most intimidating wrestlers of all time.

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About This Quiz

The '80s and '90s were dominated by professional wrestling. The muscled-up men and women of the WWE and WCW took over our screens on Monday night and showed us exactly what fake fighting should look like ... and sound like. Although it took a lot of heat for the fake fights, professional wrestling had a fan base that knew the showmanship involved in each match was so much more important than the blood splatter real fights would deliver. This showmanship brought on some of the most memorable characters that the world has ever seen. Some of them even went on to lucrative acting careers, while others continued working in the industry as announcers.

If you know your wrestling from the '80s, '90s and '00s, you could probably name any wrestler who ever entered the ring. While this may make you an expert in all things Royal Rumble, we have an even bigger challenge for you. Do you think you have what it takes to name these wrestlers if we give a little Photoshop touch to their images? We're going to turn 40 wrestling legends into babies. Do you think you can identify them? To help you out, we'll only use their stage names (or ring names). 

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