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  • Jake The Snake Roberts never won a belt in his entire WWF career.

  • Along with The Rock, Chavo Guerrero and Randy Orton are 3rd generation Superstars.

  • Vince McMahon was Shane's best man at his wedding.

  • Jerry Lawler and the Honky Tonk Man are cousins.

  • Roddy Piper's first clean pin in the WWE was by Bret Hart when he defeated Piper to capture his second Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania VIII in 1992, 9 years since his debut in the WWE from 1983.

  • DDP drove the Honky Tonk Man's pink cadillac at WrestleMania VI.

  • Bret Hart, Chris Benoit and King Booker are the only triple crown champions in WCW and WWE.

  • Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy is the only cage match in WrestleMania history.

  • WrestleMania 2000 is the only WrestleMania not to feature a traditional male singles match.

  • WrestleMania I is the only WrestleMania to not feature a WWE Championship match.

  • Molly Holly's first televised WWE match was a Women's Title match against Jackie on a 1998 episode of Sunday Night Heat. She wrestled under the name Starla Saxton.

  • The World Tag Team titles have changed hands more times than any other WWF/E title in history.

  • Chris Benoit's title victory at WrestleMania XX was the first time a title was won by submission in the main event at a WrestleMania. Not only that, but it was the first ever triple threat match in the main event.

  • Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XIX was the first main event at WrestleMania to feature two wrestlers using their real names.

  • Shawn Michaels is the wrestler who has forfeited most titles in WWE history.

  • Christian is the only wrestler to win a championship in 3 consecutive Wrestlemania's. (2000, X-Seven, X-8)

  • Vader was on the cover of the first ever RAW magazine.

  • Owen Hart left Wrestlemania 3 times with 3 different partners as a tag champion.

  • Currently, Lex Luger is the only man to win a Royal Rumble and not eventually win the WWE Title when the winner of the Royal Rumble would automatically get a title shot at WrestleMania.

  • Rob Van Dam, Chris Jericho, Christian, Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle are the only people to hold 5 separate titles. (note: The titles of Raw and Smackdown do not count as separate titles. ex. The US title and the IC title are not separate).

  • Rene Dupree is the youngest champion in the WWE. He won the World Tag Team titles at age 19. The second youngest is Kenny from the Spirit Squad who was 20 when he won his title.

  • The Intercontinental Championship has changed hands 12 times in 2001, the most times ever in recorded history. That averages to once per month. Here is the list:

    Chris Benoit-Chris Jericho
    Chris Jericho-HHH
    HHH-Jeff Hardy
    Jeff Hardy-HHH
    Albert-Lance Storm
    Lance Storm-Edge

  • The WWE Championship has changed hands 11 times in 1999, the most times ever in recorded history. Here is the list:

    Mankind-The Rock
    The Rock-Mankind
    Mankind-The Rock
    The Rock-Stone Cold
    Stone Cold-Undertaker
    Undertaker-Stone Cold
    Stone Cold-Mankind
    HHH-Vince McMahon
    Vince McMahon-HHH
    HHH-Big Show

  • Rey Mysterio was an extra in Freddy vs Jason.

  • Eddie Guerrero is the only Smackdown Triple Crown Champion, winning the Smackdown tag team title, US title and WWE title since the brand extension.

  • Edge is the only Raw Triple Crown Champion, winning the World tag team title, Intercontinental title and WWE title since the brand extension.

  • The music used for the promo for the Undertaker/Flair match at WrestleMania-X8 is now used for Rene Dupree.

  • The rumor that Bret Hart defended his IC belt against the Mountie with a 103 degree fever so he wouldn't disappoint his fans is debated whether it is true or not. Bret was in the middle of a contract negotiation, so the title was taken off of him. When he resigned, the excuse of having a fever was given so he would appear sympathetic.

  • Number #27 has won more Rumble matches than anyone else.

  • Shelton Benjamin coached Brock Lesnar at a point during his college amateur wrestling days.

  • The Dudley Boys have never participated in the Royal Rumble. Neither has Razor Ramon (Scott Hall).

  • The Rock won the WWE Title 15 years to the day that his father and Tony Atlas won the WWE Tag Titles.

  • Andre the Giant once fell asleep during a match with Big John Studd.

  • J.B.L played his last two college games with a broken leg.

  • Paul Bearer, before getting into the wrestling business, actually worked at a morgue.

  • Al Snow's mannequin head, was the model for Mankind's Mask.

  • Hardcore Holly is a former NASCAR driver and welder.

  • The longest title reign in WWE history belongs to the Fabulous Moolah, whose reign as the first Women's Champion lasted from September 18, 1956 to July 23, 1984 (27 years, 10 months, 5 days).

  • Bret Hart won the last non-televised King Of The Ring in September 1991. He pinned I.R.S in the final round and is the only man ever to win consecutive King Of The Ring crowns.

  • At WrestleMania XIV, The Rock used the phrase "if you smell what The Rock is cooking" for the first time.

  • Lita has the word 'PUNK' tattooed on the inside of her lower lip.

  • WrestleMania VI and X8 are the only WrestleManias to have been held outside of the United States, both being held at the SkyDome in Toronto Canada.

  • The Ultimate Warrior was not scheduled to win the IC title from the Honky Tonk Man. He was a replacement for "The Natural" Butch Reed who was supposed to win the title.

  • Jonathan Coachman is the all-time basketball scoring leader at McPherson College in Kansas.

  • WWE Superstars who have undefeated streaks at WrestleMania are Undertaker at 14-0, Edge at 5-0, John Cena at 3-0, Rob Van Dam at 3-0 and Sable at 3-0.

  • Victoria once performed as a cheerleader at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

  • HHH made his debut in wrestling by beating future DX running mate Road Dogg.

  • Val Venis used to race motocross before joining the WWE.

  • The Rock is a skilled light tackle salt water fisherman.

  • The knee brace Stone Cold Steve Austin wore, is the result of an injury two years ago when he got his knee caught in the turnbuckle.

  • Dynamite Kid, in 1988, beat up both Rougeau brothers but was later jumped by them (including Jacque wearing brass knuckles). They beat him badly and, in his opinion, would've killed him had Bad News Brown not ran them off. Vince later got the Rougeau's to pay for the damage but warned Dynamite not to retaliate because the Rougeau's had connections with Montreal criminal organizations. (From Dynamite Kid's book)

  • Bret Hart and The Undertaker are tied with appearing in more wrestling matches at WrestleMania than anyone else with thirteen.

  • Chris Jericho named his son after Ash from the Evil Dead series.

  • Hulk Hogan has had more title matches at WrestleMania than any other wrestler in WWF/E history.

  • Most WrestleMania matches by a tag team is the Hart Foundation with six.

  • There have been more WrestleMania's on April 2nd than any other day (3).

  • The earliest WrestleMania was on March 14.

  • Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty won the WWF tag team title from Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart in October of 1990 at a taping for Saturday Night's Main Event. Neidhart had been fired and was filling contractual obligations, which including jobbing the tag titles to another team. In what should have been a minor point, the top rope broke at one point during the match. The Rockers defended the titles for a week after that, but then Neidhart was re-hired by the WWF, and Vince McMahon decided that the title change never actually happened, in one of the goofier decisions of the 90s, and one of many to affect the careers of Shawn and Bret. As an explanation, a story was sent to Pro Wrestling Illustrated about the rope break causing an "unfair working environment" for both teams, and hence the title reign was annulled. This was simply to cover up for the fact that they reported the title change as fact a week prior and needed a reason to no longer report it as such. The title change was edited out of the Main Event broadcast, and thus went down in history that the Rockers never had the belt.

  • The original idea for WWE Smackdown! was for an all women wrestling show.

  • Eddie Guerrero's father, Gori Guerrero, invented the camel clutch.

  • Dawn Marie made her professional debut in 1995 as the manager of Tony Atlas.

  • The Crippler Crossface was invented by Dean Malenko, not by Chris Benoit

  • The British Bulldog lost his European, Tag Team and IC titles to Shawn Michaels in three different matches.

  • Chris Benoit broke the record for shortest match at a Summerslam when he defeated Orlando Jordan at Summerslam 2005 at 25.5 seconds. The previous record was in 1988 when the Ultimate Warrior defeated the Honky Tonk Man to win the IC title.

  • Triple H's win at the 2005 Survivor Series was his first victory at that PPV ever. He debuted in the WWE in 1995.

  • WWE purchased WCW on March 30, 2003.

  • Each WWE camera is valued at over $80,000.

  • Hulk Hogan has never defeated Jerry Lawler in a wrestling match.

  • The Royal Rumble has been held in California 4 times, which is the most for any state.

  • Gregory Helms was the stunt double for David Arquette in the WCW film "Ready To Rumble."

  • Mr. Kennedy named his dog, Austin after his favorite wrestler, Stone Cold Steve Austin.