Famous American 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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John Cena
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
John Cena
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Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

One of the biggest WWE stars of all time, John Cena has bagged 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion since his professional career began two decades back. Apart from wrestling, Cena has also carved a career as an actor and rapper. His significant projects include films The Marine, Trainwreck and Sisters and rap album You Can't See Me.

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The Undertaker
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
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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Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
Ronda Rousey
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Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

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Sasha Banks
(American Professional Wrestler and First Women to Compete in a 'Hell in a Cell' Match)
Sasha Banks
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Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, United States

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

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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.

 7 
Bill Goldberg
(Four-time World Champion in His Professional Wrestling Career (WWE & WCW))
Bill Goldberg
9
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.  

 8 
Stephanie McMahon
(Retired Professional Wrestler, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of WWE)
Stephanie McMahon
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Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Stephanie McMahon is an American businesswoman. As the chief brand officer of WWE, McMahon contributes immensely to the development of the entertainment company. Also a popular wrestling personality, she often appears on WWE's SmackDown and Raw brands. She is considered one of the most powerful women in wrestling business around the world.

 9 
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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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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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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Charlotte Flair
(Professional Wrestler and First Woman to Headline a WWE Pay-Per-View Event)
Charlotte Flair
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Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte Flair, daughter of wrestler Ric Flair, is also known as “Nature Girl.” Apart from winning the 2014 NXT Women's Championship, she has also won the Raw Women's Championship four times and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times. She was also the first lady to headline a WWE pay-per-view event.
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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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Bray Wyatt
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bray Wyatt
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Birthdate: May 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooksville, Florida, United States

Bray Wyatt is a professional wrestler. Signed to the popular wrestling promotion WWE, Bray Wyatt uses intimidation as a major factor to gain an upper hand over his opponents. He also uses gimmicks, such as playing with his opponents' psychology to win matches. Wyatt has held several championship titles, such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship.

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Brock Lesnar
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Brock Lesnar
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Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States

A multi-faceted personality, Brock Lesnar has had successful careers in the field of wrestling, mixed martial arts, and football. Best known for his wrestling career, Brock is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever. Brock, who has had an equally successful MMA career, is the only person in history to hold a WWE world championship and UFC championship.

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Bayley
(Professional Wrestler and the Longest Reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion)
Bayley
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Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, California, United States

Bayley is an American professional wrestler. Currently, she is one of the most important female members of WWE. She has won several WWE championship titles, such as Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship. Renowned for her tag team partnership with Sasha Banks, Bayley has also won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship along with Banks.

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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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Matt Hardy
(American Professional Wrestler)
Matt Hardy
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Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, United States

Matt Hardy is an American wrestler best known for his appearances in WWE where he was part of the famous tag team, The Hardy Boyz, with his real-life brother Jeff. One of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time, Hardy has held various championships, such as the United States Championship and Tag Team Championship.

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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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Nia Jax
(American Professional Wrestler Who Also Performs Under the Ring Name ‘Lina Fanene’)
Nia Jax
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Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nia Jax is a professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A former WWE Raw Women's Champion, Nia Jax has been an important member of WWE's women's division since 2018. Nicknamed The Irresistible Force because of her speed and size, Jax has often been criticized for causing unintentional injuries to her colleagues while performing risky moves on the ring.

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A.J. Styles
(One of the Best In-Ring Performers of All Time)
A.J. Styles
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Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Wrestling legend Allen Neal Jones, better known as A.J. Styles, who currently performs for Raw under WWE, was named the PWI Wrestler of the Decade (2011-2019). He also became the first TNA wrestler to top the PWI 500 list and the first to complete the TNA Triple Crown.
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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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Yokozuna
(Professional wrestler)
Yokozuna
9
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 23, 2000
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Cody Rhodes
(Professional wrestler)
Cody Rhodes
10
Birthdate: June 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Sean Waltman
(Professional wrestler, Podcaster)
Sean Waltman
9
Birthdate: July 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis
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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
9
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, 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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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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Ashley Massaro
(Professional wrestler, Model, Playboy Playmate, Beauty pageant contestant)
Ashley Massaro
10
Birthdate: May 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Babylon
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Jeff Jarrett
(professional wrestler)
Jeff Jarrett
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Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville
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Jim Ross
(Commentator)
Jim Ross
5
Birthdate: January 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, California, United States
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Kerry Von Erich
(Professional Wrestler)
Kerry Von Erich
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Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1993
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John Morrison
(Wrestler)
John Morrison
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Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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David Otunga
(Professional wrestler)
David Otunga
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Birthdate: April 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
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CJ Perry
(Professional Wrestler Known for Her Time in WWE Under the Ring Name ‘Lana’)
CJ Perry
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Birthdate: March 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States

CJ Perry, better known by her ring name Lana, is an American professional wrestler, actress, model, singer, and dancer. She is known for her appearance in WWE, often accompanying her real-life husband and professional wrestler, Rusev. Before establishing herself in the world of wrestling, Perry worked as a backup dancer for entertainers like Usher, Akon, Pink, Keri Hilson, and Nelly.

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Nancy Benoit
(Wrestler)
Nancy Benoit
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Birthdate: May 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 22, 2007

Nancy Benoit first gained fame as a cover girl for Wrestling All Stars. She later appeared in matches, taking up numerous pseudonyms, such as Devil Angel, Woman, and Fallen Angel. She was later killed mercilessly along with her child, by her second husband, Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, who then committed suicide.

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Billy Gunn
(American Professional Wrestler and Eleven-Time Tag Team Champion in WWE)
Billy Gunn
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

Wrestler Monty "Kip" Sopp, better known as Billy Gunn, is associated with All Elite Wrestling as a talent coach and wrestler. Gunn has been part of WWF/E and TNA. He has won 10 WWE tag team titles with teams such as The Smoking Gunns and Billy and Chuck.

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Paul Bearer
(Manager (professional wrestling), Professional wrestler, Funeral director)
Paul Bearer
9
Birthdate: April 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 5, 2013
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Ethan Carter III
5
Birthdate: March 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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Bobby Heenan
(Professional wrestler)
Bobby Heenan
6
Birthdate: November 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 17, 2017
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Rocky Aoki
(Restaurateur)
Rocky Aoki
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Birthdate: October 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 10, 2008
 42 
Alicia Fox
(Professional wrestler)
Alicia Fox
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Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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Hornswoggle
(Professional wrestler)
Hornswoggle
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Birthdate: May 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oshkosh
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Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
Jade Cargill
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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Nate Parker
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Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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The Boogeyman
(American Retired Professional Wrestler)
The Boogeyman
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Lenny Montana
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Birthdate: March 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 12, 1992
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Dominik Mysterio
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Birthdate: April 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Maurice Tillet
(Wrestler)
Maurice Tillet
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Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954

Maurice Tillet was a Russian professional wrestler. A two-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tillet was a very successful and popular wrestler at that time. He even appeared as The Swedish Angel in the 1949 American fantasy film Mighty Joe Young. Maurice Tillet was posthumously inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Eric Bischoff
(Entrepreneur, Television producer, Wrestler)
Eric Bischoff
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Birthdate: May 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit