List of Michigan Sports Figures - Professional Wrestling

Professional Wrestling

  • Eric Bischoff, wrestling promoter and former World Championship Wrestling president (born in Detroit)
  • Monty Brown, professional wrestler who originally began as a football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills (born in Bridgeport)
  • Ed Farhat aka The original Sheik, professional wrestler (born in Lansing)
  • Kevin Nash, professional wrestler (born in Detroit)
  • Rhino aka Terry Gerin, professional wrestler (born in Detroit)
  • Bob Roop, Greco-Roman wrestling participant at the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics turned professional wrestler under such names as "The Gladiator" and "The Enforcer" (born in Blacksburg, Virginia; raised in East Lansing)
  • Chris Sabin, (aka Josh Harter ) professional wrestler (born in Detroit)
  • Sabu, (real name Terry Brunk), professional wrestler (born in Detroit)
  • Jimmy Jacobs, (aka Chris Scoville ) professional wrestler (born in Grand Rapids)
  • Dan Severn, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (born in Coldwater, Michigan)
  • Alex Shelley, professional wrestler (born in Detroit)
  • Tank,(aka Tim Swan ), professional wrestler (retired)born in Lansing
  • Lou Thesz, professional wrestling legend (born in Benat)
  • Rob Van Dam, professional wrestling legend ( born in Battle Creek)
  • Rick Steiner, professional wrestler legend (born in Bay City, Michigan)
  • Scott Steiner, professional wrestler legend (born in Bay City, Michigan)
  • George "The Animal" Steele, professional wrestler legend (born in Detroit, Michigan)

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    There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Men seem more bound to the wheel of success than women do. That women are trained to get satisfaction from affiliation rather than achievement has tended to keep them from great achievement. But it has also freed them from unreasonable expectations about the satisfactions that professional achievement brings.
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