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Pro-Wrestling FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Pro-Wrestling

This FAQ about Pro-Wrestling was compiled and written by macika@emunix.emich.edu (Dominic Macika) with numerous contributions by others.

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This document is compilation copyright (c) 1995, 1996 by Dominic Macika and compilation copyright (c) 1993, 1994 by Cal Jewell. It may be freely copied and/or distributed in its entirety as long as this copyright notice is not removed. It may not be sold for profit or incorporated into commercial products without the editor's written permission. [Compilation copyright means that you can freely use individual sections of this document, but any significant collection of sections is subject to the copyright.]

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-1.1. What is r.s.p-w?
Rec.Sport.Pro-Wrestling (r.s.p-w or RSPW for short) is a ...
-1.2. My news software does not allow me to post, but I wish to contributeto r.s.p-w. How can I?
If you have email access, you can post to r.s.p-w by mailing ...
-1.3. Where can I get a copy of this FAQ?
If you know how to FTP, you can get a copy from the ...
-2.1. Are there any other newsgroups related to pro-wrestling?
Yes. There are two other pro-wrestling newsgroups in the rec....
-2.2. Are there any r.s.p-w FTP sites?
Yes. There is one known to the FAQ Editor....
-2.3. Are there any WWW sites related to r.s.p-w?
Yes. There is one site that is considered the
-2.4. What other information is available over the internet?
Herb Kunze makes weekly posts to r.s.p-w under the ...
-2.5. Are any wrestlers or promoters reachable on via the net?
Sure. However, due to a desire for privacy, most keep their ...
-2.6. How can I subscribe to newsletters?
There are a number of newsletters and fanzines (commonly ...
-2.7. Are there any books available on pro-wrestling?
A number of books have been published about pro-wrestling, ...
-3.1. What is the story behind the forming of the WWF?
As NWA champion, Buddy Rogers' bookings were controlled by ...
-3.2. When did the WWWF become the WWF?
The best information available suggests that the name change ...
-3.3. Who currently owns and runs the WWF?
Since the WWF is a privately held company, we have no way ...
-4.1. When did the NWA become WCW?
In November, 1988, Jim Crockett sold Jim Crockett Promotions ...
-4.2. Who owns and runs WCW?
WCW is owned by WTBS and Ted Turner. The position in WTBS ...
-4.3. When Ric Flair left WCW in 1991, why did he take the title belt withhim?
Flair owned the NWA Heavyweight title belt that had been in ...
-5.1. What was the NWA and how did it get started?
The NWA was and is the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1948, ...
-5.2. What is the NWA today?
Today, the NWA still exists, but in a very different form. ...
-5.3. What happened to the NWA?
The transformation of the NWA into its current state took ...
-6.1. United States Wrestling Association (USWA)
The Memphis area has been a hot area for wrestling for decades....
-6.2. Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW)
ECW began operating in 1992 as Eastern Championship Wrestling. ...
-6.3. Other regional groups
The number of other regional groups in the US is too numerous and ...
-7.1. How did pro wrestling get its start in Japan?
Pro-wrestling in Japan dates back nearly as far as it does in ...
-7.2. What is AJPW?
All-Japan Pro Wrestling is Shohei Baba's group in Japan. Baba, ...
-7.3. What is NJPW? Is it different from IWGP?
Kanji Inoki, a japanese emigrant to Brazil, was scouted ...
-7.4. What other groups are there in Japan?
There are numerous other groups in Japan. In 1994 it was ...
-7.5. What about the Japanese Women's groups?
The first women's shows were held in Japan in 1948. The women'...
-7.6. What is Shootwrestling?
Shootwrestling is the idea of making wrestling matches seem ...
-7.7. How do I get to see Japanese wrestling?
There is currently no Japanese wrestling available on ...
-8.1. What are the major Mexican groups?
There are two major wrestling groups in Mexico: the EMLL -...
-8.2. What is Lucha Libre?
Lucha Libre is a phrase that describes the professional ...
-8.3. What's with all the masks in Mexico?
The masks worn by the Luchadores are inspired by ancient ...
-8.4. I don't know Spanish, what does [some_word] mean?
Obviously, there isn't room to define every word you'll hear ...
-8.5. What's with all the midgets in Lucha Libre?
Midgets are very popular in Lucha Libre. Exactly why is unknown,...
-8.6. Lucha Libre confuses me, what are the rules?
Well, there are many rules, differing with the type of match ...
-8.7. How do I get to see lucha libre wresting?
If you cable company carries the Spanish language ...
-9.1. Ray "The Crippler" Stevens
Carl Raymond Stevens died May 3, 1996 of a heart attack. He ...
-9.2. Other recent wrestling related deaths
Dr. Bernhardt Schwartz, February 22, 1996, age 81. ...
-10.1. What happened to Cactus Jack's right ear?
It was accidentally ripped off on March 16, 1994 in a ...
-11.1. What happened to Tully Blanchard?
After getting suspended/fired from the WWF in November 1989,...
-11.2. What happened to Rick Rude?
Prior to May 1994, Rude had been working injured (back and knee)....
-12.1. Who were the Four Horsemen?
Over the years 13 different wrestlers have been part of ...
-12.2. Who were in the Midnight Express?
Randy Rose, Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin formed the ...
-12.3. Who were the Legion of Doom?
The Legion of Doom was a originally a group of wrestlers ...
-12.4. Who were Power Team USA?
Power Team USA was a group of bodybuilders formed by Red ...
-13.1. Who was/is [x]?
In the current
-13.2. Who is Doink the Clown?
That depends on which Doink the Clown you are ...
-13.3. Who is Steve DiSalvo?
Steve DiSalvo has wrestled all over the world, including ...
-13.4. Did [X] ever played organized football?
The crossover between wrestling and football is high. ...
-13.5. Are Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth really married?
Not any more. They were divorced ...
-13.6. Who are the Von Erichs?
To begin with, there are no
-13.8. How are all the Samoan wrestlers related?
The original Samoans, Afa & Sika are brothers, real names ...
-14.1. Who is Charles Austin?
In December 1990, Austin and The Genius (Lanny Poffo) jobbed ...









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