It's said that you can tell a person's age by who their favorite wrestler is. If you grew up in the Golden Age of wrestling, you were probably a fan of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair or Andre the Giant. If you came along a little later, then you probably clung to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin or The Undertaker, and if your favorite wrestler is just now making his run, then Daniel Bryan or A.J. Styles are at the top of your list.
If you're a pro wrestling fan, take this quiz and see how much you really know about the sport. That's if you're up for the challenge, of course, because not everyone can score a victory on this quiz.
The Montreal Screwjob was one of the most famous incidents of wrestlers breaking kayfabe. In the incident, Bret Hart lost the WWF Championship to Shawn Michaels when the bell rang without him actually tapping.
Vince McMahon took on the kayfabe of Mr. McMahon and wrestled for his company in the late '90s. His feud with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin helped the WWE overcome the WCW as the most popular wrestling promotion in North America.
Wrestling promoter Paul Heyman was never one to keep his opinion to himself. When he got his chance to go off on Vince McMahon in 2001, he did just that, calling McMahon out for ruining the wrestling business by overtaking competing territories.
The Undertaker has one of the most legendary gimmicks in the wrestling business. Mark Calaway has successfully portrayed The Dead Man since 1990.
WrestleMania I was billed as "The Greatest Wrestling Event of All Time!" In the main event of the night, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T took on Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper.
WrestleMania X-Seven featured one of the greatest tag team matches of all-time when Edge and Christian defeated the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz. The match became famous for its revolutionary use of tables, ladders and chairs.
"The Macho Man" Randy Savage was well-known for scripting out an entire match. He wanted to know exactly how everything was going to happen and when it was going to happen.
The Undertaker became famous for pinning an opponent by crossing their arms over their chest. This was typically done after he delivered a Tombstone Piledriver.
Bret Hart's signature submission move when he wrestled was the Sharpshooter. Sting used a variant of the Sharpshooter in the WCW which he called the Scorpion Deathlock.
The Attitude Era helped the WWE overtake the WCW in ratings in the late '90s and early '00s. The era was defined by increased violence and adult-themed content.
Few wrestling matches are regarded as highly as the 1983 Dynamite Kid versus Tiger Mask match in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The match was revolutionary at the time because of its pace and the display of athleticism.
In 1995, two of the largest wrestlers in the WWE, Yokozuna and Mabel, went at it at the In Your House event. Leaving much to be desired, the match ended with a double count out after both wrestlers were knocked out of the ring.
The WCW stole major talent from the WWE throughout the '90s. Stars like Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage found their way over to the rival promotion, which was willing to pay much more money for the acquired talent.
Some wrestlers will get the jump on their opponent before the match ever begins. Since it's entertainment, the match will continue as normal after the bell rings even though one wrestler has already been beaten down.
Few wrestlers are regarded as highly as Andre the Giant. Andre had huge draw appeal as fans either loved the massive wrestler or hated him, in which case they sided with Hulk Hogan.
Occasionally, guest referees will be used in a match. Mike Tyson once refereed a match between Shawn Michaels and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for the WWF Championship.
Chris Jericho popularized the submission move The Walls of Jericho. The submission is a real move used in MMA known as the Boston Crab.
There weren't many heels hated as much as Roddy Piper. Piper was known for his trash talk, which helped him earn an interview segment known as "Piper's Pit," which he mainly used to antagonize other wrestlers.
Ric Flair was one of the first wrestlers to brag about his wealth and success. However, if any wrestler had a right to brag, it was Flair, who was capable of making anyone look good in the ring.
Most wrestlers achieve a pin after performing their signature move. However, some wrestlers are good at maneuver pins where they get their opponent in a position where both wrestlers' body weight is pinning the opponent's shoulders to the ground.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the ultimate anti-hero of the WWE. His foul mouth and willingness to stand up to his boss inspired WWE fans all around the world. Some were probably inspired a little too much, though.
The Undertaker and Kane have a long-running feud in the WWE built around their history as brothers. The feud has taken turns at times when the brothers team up to take on various opponents, such as Shawn Michaels and HHH.
Kurt Angle has gotten some of the greatest heat of any wrestler in the business. The famous "You Suck" chants helped launch his career as a heel.
Few wrestling storylines were promoted as heavily as The Undertaker's "Streak," which lasted from 1991 until 2013. During that span, the Undertaker went 21-0 before finally losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX.
Mankind was known for taking huge bumps throughout his career in the WWE. No spot was more perfectly planned or dangerous than when he was thrown off a cage by The Undertaker at the 1998 King of the Ring.
The Four Horsemen was a stable that dominated the WCW in the late '80s and '90s. Holding multiple championships during their height, the original team included stars like Ric Flair, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard.
Bret Hart was trained to wrestle by his father Stu Hart from the time he was young. In the ring, Bret always wrestled at his best and was known as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all-time.
Almost no one could cut a promo like Chris Jericho. With the voice of a rocker and hair of a movie star, Jericho humiliated opponents through pure pettiness, and it was great to watch.
Early in his career, The Undertaker didn't sell the moves of his opponents. The decision to not sell made him seem like an actual dead man, which is what he was portraying.
Billed as "The Mega-Powers Explode," WrestleMania V pitted "Macho Man" Randy Savage against Hulk Hogan in the main event. Hogan defeated Savage with a leg drop to win the WWF Championship.
Usually, popular wrestlers refuse to lose to unknown wrestlers because it hurts their brand. However, when the top wrestlers do lose to a lesser known, they are putting them over with the audience.
Many wrestlers come into the top promotions like the WWE as job workers. They are simply supposed to lose to the top wrestlers in the company until they can make a name for themselves.
In 2017, A.J. Styles defeated Kevin Owens for the United States Championship. The match was a surprise for many who expected it to take place on a pay-per-view event.
Throughout the '70s and '80s, Bruiser Brody was one of the most well-known bladers in the business. Sadly, Brody was killed in Puerto Rico after being stabbed by another wrestler named Jose Gonzalez.
In 1997, Bret Hart and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin wrestled in a submission match. Hart won the match when Austin passed out after refusing to tap from the Sharpshooter. After the match, both wrestlers turned when Bret Hart, a face at the time, attacked Austin while he was still unconscious.