Sting Profile

Born: March 20, 1959 | Birthplace: Omaha, NebraskaBilled Hometown: Venice Beach, California | Billed Weight: 250 lbsOther Aliases: Flash Born in Nebraska, Steve Borden was raised in Southern California, and played football and basketball in high school, before embarking on a bodybuilding career. Not initially a fan of professional wrestling, he was inspired to enter the business after attending a […]

Road Warriors Profile

Hawk Born: January 26, 1957 (Michael Hegstrand) | Died: October 19, 2003 Billed Hometown: Chicago, IL | Billed Weight: 270 lbs Animal Born: September 12, 1960 (Joe Laurinaitis) | Died: September 22, 2020Billed Hometown: Chicago, IL | Billed Weight: 305 lbs Michael Hegstrand (Hawk) and Joe Laurinaitis (Animal) were childhood friends with a passion for weight-lifting. They became bouncers at […]

Monday Night War Begins (September 4, 1995)

The Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was used just once – as far as we can tell – as a wrestling venue. While it still would not equate to comparisons to other buildings like the Tokyo Dome, Dallas Sportatorium or the old ECW Arena, it did host a momentous night in the history of professional wrestling. On September 4, […]

Bobby Eaton Profile

Born: August 14, 1958 | Birthplace: Huntsville, AlabamaDied: August 4, 2021Billed Hometown: The Dark Side/Stoke-on-Trent, England | Billed Weight: 233 lbsOther Aliases: Beautiful Bobby, Earl Robert Eaton Bobby Eaton was a big fan of professional wrestling from a young age, and watched the local promotion, Nick Gulas’ NWA Mid-America. At thirteen, he began setting up the ring in his hometown […]

Vader Profile

Born: May 14, 1955 (Leon White) | Birthplace: Lynwood, CaliforniaDied: June 18, 2018 (Heart Failure)Billed Hometown: The Rocky Mountains | Billed Weight: 450 lbsOther Aliases: Baby Bull, Bull Power, Big Van Vader, Super Vader, Vader Leon White started his pro wrestling career in 1985 with Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association, after his NFL career (1978-79 with the Los Angeles Rams) […]

New World Order Profile

​In September 1995, World Championship Wrestling launched their new flagship television programme Nitro, in direct competition with the WWF’s Monday Night RAW. Eric Bischoff – in his role as President and play-by-play commentator – aggressively went after the WWF. For the first year and a half of Nitro, he repeatedly took potshots at his competition, even going so far as […]

Bret Hart Profile

Born: July 2, 1957 (Bret Sergeant Hart) | Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada​Billed Weight: 234 lbs Bret Hart was the eighth child of Stu and Helen Hart in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He became an amateur wrestler in high school and won a number of tournaments, including the 1974 city championship in Calgary.  Bret became collegiate champion at Mount Royal College in 1977, […]