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IN Sports ON 03 Jan, 2016
Wrestling has been a pretty lucrative business, especially for WWE. However, there was WCW and ECW back then, who both are now gone. Beyond the matches in the squared circle, wrestlers have rich, interesting stories to tell about the history of wrestling.
Some are about the clash between TNA and WWE, while others talk about fans being bad people, such as in the case of Sasha Banks. Whatever the matter is, wrestling fans need to realize just how important wrestling has been for some people.
Here are 10 facts about wrestling that you seriously need to know about if you want to be called a legitimate wrestling aficionado.
Big Show is one of WWE's most iconic stars of recent years, but now he hasn't really battled again as he is just being utilized to promote the business. However, Big Show recently told former WWE employee Jonathan Coachman that he actually wants to team up with Neville, who he admires in the ring.
Jeff Jarett has quit TNA to focus on his Global Force Wrestling brand. Likewise, even though Jeff became more popular with the help of "diva" Debra McMichael back in WWF, Jeff felt that simply having a woman as some sort of accessory ruins their credibility in wrestling. He hopes that with his own wrestling business, women will be seen as fighters too, not just beautiful people.
Currently, New Day is a group that have been viewed positively in WWE. Instead of being called New Days Sucks, they are now getting recognition by being called New Day Rocks. Likewise, New Day believes that Enzo Amore and Big Cass are their favorite tag team in NXT.
Sasha Banks might be having a great 2016 because of her promising performance, but during one Smackdown taping, fans actually started to throw garbage and even chicken at her. WWE probably did not see this on camera, or the incident was removed.
Tommy Dreamer felt quite sentimental during the TLC match in Boston because it was the place where he first had his match outside of New York. He has come a long way from being part of the ECW.
Heath Slater was a household name back in 2010 as he was part of The Nexus, but now people think that he won't really last long with the spotlight. Despite this, he managed to get up to number 8 for the Slammy award, even if people thought he would not even get to the top 20 list.
AJ Styles is currently doing his work at New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor, although he was with TNA way back in 2002. He even thought that TNA was simply there to fill the void created by the disappearance of ECW and WCW.
It was Hogan and Bischoff's idea to let TNA compete head on with WWE Monday Night Raw. TNA obviously lost immensly, but former WWE fighter and now TNA member Kurt Angle believes that TNA risking it against WWE was a good thing.
Jacques Rougeau might have had some sort of appeal with his comedic entrance, but Canada didn't really find it funny. In fact, The Mountie is not allowed in the country and he can only enter if he just wears plain clothes and uses his real name.
Chris Jericho was still not that popular back in 1997 at WCW, but Scott Hall was there to help him. Hall was supposed just to beat Jericho in a match by doing several finishing moves, but then he said that Jericho should actually beat him. Jericho felt that Eric Bischoff might get mad, but Hall said that he would handle any issues after Jericho won.