Famous 20th Century Wrestlers

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Dwayne Johnson
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time & One of the World's Highest-Grossing Actors)
Dwayne Johnson
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Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

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The Undertaker
(Professional wrestler)
The Undertaker
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Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

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André the Giant
(French Professional Wrestler Known for His Great Size)
André the Giant
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Birthdate: May 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: January 27, 1993

André the Giant was one of the most popular French wrestlers ever to appear in WWF. He stood over seven feet tall due to a condition aptly called gigantism, but used his condition to gain popularity. Also an actor, André the Giant continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in the world, several years after his death.

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 4 
Hulk Hogan
(The Most Recognized and Popular Wrestler of the 1980s)
Hulk Hogan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Former American professional wrestler Hulk Hogan had a very successful career from the 1970s to the 2010s and won many championships. He has also acted in several movies. However, he has been accused of being a racist and a homophobic and a leaked sex tape involving him created quite a stir.

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Bill Goldberg
(Four-time World Champion in His Professional Wrestling Career (WWE & WCW))
Bill Goldberg
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Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Professional wrestler and former football player. Bill Goldberg, is currently signed to WWE on a part-time deal. A very popular figure in the late 1990s/early 2000s, he has wrestled for many promotions and is best known for his stint with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Also an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

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Kurt Angle
(Former American Professional Wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kurt Angle
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Birthdate: December 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler Kurt Angle is a 13-time world champion. He became a Triple Crown champion and a Grand Slam champion with WWE before joining TNA. He has been named to the WWE, the TNA, and the International Sports Halls of Fame. He has also participated in Japanese wrestling championships.

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Eddie Guerrero
(American Professional Wrestler and Member of 'Guerrero' Wrestling Family)
Eddie Guerrero
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Birthdate: October 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: November 13, 2005

Eddie Guerrero was an American professional wrestler. At the time of his death at age 38, Guerrero left a legacy and impact as one of the most beloved wrestlers and an inspiration to several future wrestlers. Considered one of the greatest in-ring performers ever, Guerrero was renowned for his technical skills and ability to entertain the audience with his gimmicks.

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Roddy Piper
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Roddy Piper
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Birthdate: April 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: July 31, 2015

Canadian professional wrestler, amateur boxer, and actor, Roddy Piper, is best remembered for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).  He headlined multiple PPV events and hosted the popular WWF interview segment Piper's Pit. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He also appeared in a few films and TV shows.

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Big Show
(Professional Wrestler and Commentator for Web TV Show ‘AEW Dark: Elevation’)
Big Show
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Birthdate: February 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Big Show is a professional wrestler. Known for his large frame and athleticism, Show is one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. He has won several world championships in WWE. Big Show's large frame is attributed to a condition called acromegaly, which he used to his advantage and established himself in the wrestling world.

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Johnny Knoxville
(Stunt Performer & Actor Best Known as a Co-creator of the MTV Reality Stunt Show 'Jackass')
Johnny Knoxville
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Birthdate: March 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Johnny Knoxville is an actor, filmmaker, and stunt performer. He is credited with owning and operating Dickhouse Productions, which produces films and documentaries. Johnny Knoxville is also credited with co-creating the popular MTV reality show Jackass

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Rocky Johnson
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Father of Actor and Former WWE Wrestler Dwayne Johnson)
Rocky Johnson
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Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020

The father of former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Rocky Johnson was a popular Canadian professional wrestler. He was the first black wrestler to win the Georgia Heavyweight Championship. He inspired several popular wrestlers, such as The Rock. He is also credited with helping wrestlers like Hulk Hogan establish themselves in the wrestling world.

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Bret Hart
(Professional Wrestler & a Member of the Hart Wrestling Family)
Bret Hart
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Birthdate: July 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Bret Hart is a Canadian-American former professional wrestler. Regarded as one of the all-time greats, Bret Hart was one of the most popular and important WWF wrestlers during the promotion's New Generation Era. In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is amongst the seven people who have entered the WWE Hall of Fame twice

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David Arquette
(Actor, Director and Former Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Role as ‘Dewey Riley’ in the Film ‘Scream’ )
David Arquette
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Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bentonville, Virginia, United States

Born into the illustrious Arquette family, David Arquette is a multitalented personality. As an actor, he grabbed limelight with the Scream film series and other films like Never Been Kissed, Bone Tomahawk and the web series Cleaners. Apart from acting, he has also ventured into direction, production and screen writing. Arquette has also won WCW World Heavyweight Championship’ title in 2000.

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Mick Foley
(Considered as One of the Greatest Wrestlers in WWE History)
Mick Foley
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Birthdate: June 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Mick Foley is an American author, actor, and retired professional wrestler. Widely considered one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time, Foley played an important role in popularizing WWE's Attitude Era during the late-1990s. Also a well-known humanitarian, Foley's philanthropic work is centered around children; he often participates in Make-a-Wish Foundation events and makes surprise visits to children’s hospitals.

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James Hellwig
(American Professional Wrestler and Bodybuilder)
James Hellwig
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Birthdate: June 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Died: April 8, 2014

WWF legend James Hellwig was better known as The Ultimate Warrior and the Dingo Warrior and won the WWF Heavyweight Championship once and the Intercontinental Championship twice. Following his retirement, he became a public speaker. Shortly before his death, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.

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Sable
(Model)
Sable
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Birthdate: August 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Dave Bautista
(Actor and Former Professional Wrestler Widely Known for His portrayal of 'Drax the Destroyer' in the MCU.)
Dave Bautista
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Birthdate: January 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista, is a four time World Heavyweight Champion and two time WWE Champion. The WWE legend has also ventured in the entertainment industry and proved his acting capabilities with blockbuster movies like Guardians of the Galaxy film series and Avengers: Infinity War. His other notable films include House of the Rising Sun and Blade Runner 2049.

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Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)
Miss Elizabeth
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Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 1, 2003
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Scott Hall
(Professional wrestler)
Scott Hall
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Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 2022

Scott Hall is an American retired wrestler best known for his association with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is popularly known as Razor Ramon. Apart from his several championship reigns in WWE, Scott Hall is also renowned for being an original member of the New World Order, one of the most popular stables in the history of professional wrestling.

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Owen Hart
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Owen Hart
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Birthdate: May 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: May 23, 1999
Owen Hart, also known as “The Golden Nugget” and “Blue Blazer,” was part of the Hart wrestling family. He had won several titles, such as the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF World Tag Team Championship. He died in an equipment malfunction accident at the 1999 WWF Over the Edge.
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Kevin Nash
(Best Known for His Tenure with World Championship Wrestling Under His Real Name)
Kevin Nash
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Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
WWE legend Kevin Nash has also been part of the WCW and the TNA, winning 21 championships, including six world championships. He has won the world tag-team title 12 times. He was also part of the backstage group The Kliq and a co-founder of the New World Order.
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Kamaru Usman
(Mixed martial artist)
Kamaru Usman
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Birthdate: May 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auchi, Nigeria
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Chuck Liddell
(Former Mixed Martial Artist Who Helped Bring MMA Into the Mainstream of American Sports and Entertainment)
Chuck Liddell
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Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Chuck Liddell is a retired mixed martial artist. He participated in 23 fights in the UFC and is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is widely credited with bringing MMA into mainstream American entertainment. He was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine in 2007. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009. 

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Kenny Omega
(Wrestler)
Kenny Omega
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Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transcona, Winnipeg, Canada

Kenny Omega is the ring name of Tyson Smith, a Canadian-born professional wrestler. He had a successful tenure in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) after which he joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he is an executive vice president as well. He also appears in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Impact Wrestling. He considers himself straight edge. 

 

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Dusty Rhodes
(Former profession wrestler who later went on to work for WWE NXT as a General Manager.)
Dusty Rhodes
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Birthdate: October 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: June 11, 2015
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Eric Esch
(Boxer)
Eric Esch
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Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Chris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler Known for Winning 22 Championships Under WWF/WWE, WCW, NJPW, and ECW)
Chris Benoit
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Birthdate: May 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 25, 2007

Often regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit was known for putting his body on the line to create a greater impact than most of his fellow wrestlers. One of his popular moves, a diving headbutt, was cited as one of the reasons for his deteriorating mental health that eventually resulted in his suicide.

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Michelle McCool
(Professional Wrestler)
Michelle McCool
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Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palatka, Florida, United States
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Randy Couture
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist & Greco-Roman Wrestler)
Randy Couture
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Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

Randy Couture is a former U.S. Army sergeant and retired mixed martial artist. He currently works as an actor. He began his career as an army man and later turned to mixed martial arts. In this field, he was a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. After quitting UFC, he became an actor and starred in the hit film The Hard Way. 

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Rikishi
(Wrestler)
Rikishi
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Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Mandy Rose
(Wrestler)
Mandy Rose
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Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States
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Yokozuna
(Professional wrestler)
Yokozuna
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Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23, 2000
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Goldust
(Professional Wrestler)
Goldust
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Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
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Sean Waltman
(Professional wrestler, Podcaster)
Sean Waltman
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Birthdate: July 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis
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Sting
(Wrestler, Actor)
Sting
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Birthdate: March 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Henry Cejudo
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Henry Cejudo
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Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Adam Cole
(Wrestler)
Adam Cole
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Birthdate: July 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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Zelina Vega
(Professional wrestler)
Zelina Vega
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Birthdate: December 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
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Paul Heyman
(Writer)
Paul Heyman
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Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, USA
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Jake Roberts
(Professional wrestler, Film editor)
Jake Roberts
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Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gainesville
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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
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Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
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Jimmy Snuka
(Wrestlers)
Jimmy Snuka
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Birthdate: May 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fiji
Died: January 15, 2017
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John Morrison
(Wrestler)
John Morrison
9
Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Drew McIntyre
(Wrestler)
Drew McIntyre
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Birthdate: June 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ayr, Scotland, England
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Scott Steiner
(Wrestler)
Scott Steiner
8
Birthdate: July 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States
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Sonya Deville
(Mixed martial artist, Professional wrestler)
Sonya Deville
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Birthdate: September 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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Jerry Lawler
(Wrestler)
Jerry Lawler
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Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Curt Hennig
(Professional Wrestler)
Curt Hennig
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Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 10, 2003

Curt Hennig was an American wrestler and color commentator. The father of modern-day wrestler Curtis Axel, Hennig performed for various promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation, American Wrestling Association, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling. Credited for raising the bar of technical wrestling in WWE, Curt Hennig was made an inductee of WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Rick Rude
(Professional Wrestler)
Rick Rude
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Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 20, 1999

Rick Rude was an American wrestler who performed for several promotions, such as World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Although he never won the WWE Championship, Rick Rude is often regarded as one of the best WWE wrestlers of his generation. In 2017, he was inducted posthumously into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States