Last night we took to Twitter to ask you what are your favourite wrestling facts that sound fake…but are actually true!
Here are our five favourites so far!
1 – Kelly Kelly is younger than Charlotte Flair
Twitter user EndlessSwimming blew our minds with this one, current WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair is currently 37 years of age making her a full year older than retired WWE Divas Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer Kelly Kelly.
“Kelly Kelly is younger than Charlotte Flair” – @EndlessSwimming
2 – Jimmy Snuka – Hardcore Legend?
This one may be less of a surprise to certified wrestling historians, however, to the everyday fan it sounds unbelievable.
Twitter user MoisesDaya71450 submitted this fantastic piece of trivia.
“Jimmy Snuka was the first ECW World Champion” – MoisesDaya71450
Jimmy Snuka is best known for his tenure in the WWE and the controversies that followed him, however, did you know ‘Superfly’ was the inaugural ECW Champion?
Snuka would win the then ECW World Heavyweight Championship at a live event in 1992 defeating Salvatore Bellomo to win the newly created championship.
The win would come when ECW was still associated with the NWA as Eastern Championship Wrestling and a very different product to what it would become from 1994 onwards when the company disassociated from the NWA and became extreme.
3 – ‘The Rapid Wolverine’ Rush
This submission comes from Twitter user Peps_Wrestling and we will let the video below do the explaining on this one…
4 – Ric Flair The Final Stage of Evolution?
Evolution is one of WWE’s most iconic factions…but did you know Ric Flair has currently outlasted Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H when it comes to in-ring competition?
This unbelievable fact submitted by the fantastic Wrestlelamia surrounds the in-ring status of Evolution and the endurance of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.
“Out of all Evolution members, Ric Flair has had the most recent match.” – @wrestlelamia
It sounds unbelievable but it’s true, despite Randy Orton still being an active competitor, his ongoing back issues have kept him out of action prior to ‘Ric Flair’s Last Match’ meaning that ‘The Nature Boy’ is currently the most recent active member of Evolution despite being the oldest faction member by a whopping 20 years!
5 – Jeff Hardy Putting The L In TLC
This final fact comes from Twitter user Patrick The Heel and is a fantastic bit of trivia.
Jeff Hardy has become synonymous with TLC matches due to his death-defying stunts during them including, most iconically, getting speared from over 20ft in the air whilst dangling from the WWE Tag Team Championships.
However, did you know… Jeff Hardy has never won a TLC match!
“Jeff Hardy never won a TLC Match in WWE” – @patricktheheel
Hardy has competed in five TLC matches during his storied career and is 0-5 with his last appearance being a losing effort at SummerSlam 2009 against CM Punk.
You can check out Hardy’s full TLC record, here.
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