Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Erick Rowan Joseph Ruud Erick Redbeard WWE Wyatt Family

Happy Birthday Erick Rowan – November 28th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

Joseph Ruud, known as Erick Rowan in WWE, was born on November 28th, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He debuted on December 12th, 2012 on WWE’s NXT brand. At that time, NXT was the WWE’s developmental program and not aired on television. Erick Rowan would be a follower of Bray Wyatt in the Wyatt Family for […]

Shayna Baszler WWE NXT MMA UFC

Shayna Baszler Punches Her Way into the World – August 8th, 1980 – Today in Wrestling History

Shayna Baszler is a cross sport star, having started her career in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She would see a final mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 15 wins and 11 losses. Most of those wins being via submission. She would begin her wrestling career with a loss before becoming a force in the WWE.

Golden Boy Greg Anthony

Golden Boy Greg Anthony is Born – June 5th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

The Golden Boy Greg Anthony is old school. He can talk fans into the arena and entertain them once inside. Anthony is someone that can talk the talk and walk the walk. Born in Centralia, Illinois, it was clear that Greg Anthony had wrestling in his blood. Nearly two decades of experience is behind the […]

James Storm

Sorry About Your Damn Luck, James Storm Born – June 1st, 1977 – Today in Wrestling History

James Allen Cox, better known as James Storm, was born on June 1st, 1977 in Franklin, Tennessee.  His wrestling career is a storied one spanning many companies and over two decades. Storm almost was not a wrestler though as he was a multi-sport athlete in his teenage years. He had a scholarship to college for […]

Vampiro WCW Athlete

Vampiro is Born – May 31st, 1967 – Today in Wrestling History

Way back in the year 1967, a fella by the name Ian Richard Hodgkinson was born. That man grew up to be one of my favorite underrated wrestlers of all time, Vampiro. After getting his start in Canada and traveling the Indies in Mexico and Japan, Vampiro made his WCW debut on June 29th, 1998 […]

Horace Eugene White Jr

Athlete Promoter Teacher Horace Eugene White Jr. Born – May 31st, 1976 – Today in Wrestling History

Horace Eugene White Jr. was born in Brooklyn New York in 1976. He is not only an athlete, he is a trainer, and promotion owner. Many of us know him as Junior White. White is a two-decade veteran of the ring who has held gold in many promotions.

Jake the Snake Roberts Jake Roberts

Sadistic Jake the Snake Roberts Born – May 30th, 1955 – Today in Wrestling History

It’s been 6 years since Jake was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but on this day in 1955, Jake the Snake Roberts was born. He was one of the most intimidating wrestlers in wrestling back in the day. I could not imagine laying in the Ring and having a huge snake laid on […]

Blaze Ray The Ray Boys Mid South Wrestling

Blaze Ray Born Today – May 22nd, 1993 – Today in Wrestling History

Blaze Ray, one half of the tag team The Ray Boys, was born May 22nd in 1993. This is a man that throws back to the wrestlers whose matches would be called slobber knockers. He has held gold in both singles and tag team competition. Fans of no-nonsense fighters, sit back and enjoy as we […]

Andre the Giant WWF

Eighth Wonder of the World Andre the Giant Born Today – May 19th, 1946 – Today in Wrestling History

Born André René Roussimoff in the town of Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France, you may know him better as Andre the Giant. In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now WWE, he was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” among other names. His match against Hulk Hogan in 1987 at Wrestlemania III is unforgettable. His career […]

Matt Riviera Wrestler Athlete Loverboy

Loverboy Matt Riviera Born Today – May 18th, 1983 – Today in Wrestling History

Matt Riviera may not be a household name for many. For those of us that follow indies closely we know this athlete. For me personally, I know him as a local athlete living his dream. There is much more to Riviera though, he is not just an athlete. He holds credits in movies, television, and […]

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