Sunday, July 31, 2005

(In?)Famously-Named Wrestlers

Today's lectionary reading was the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel and along the way being renamed Israel (which means "Wrestles with God"). Apparently God was not the only one to assign strange names to wrestlers. Here are just a few names listed in the encyclopedia of professional wrestling:

Sid Vicious

Thom Thumb

Big John Studd (notice the two 'd's)

Erich Von Erich

Big Black Dog

Junkyard Dog

Pit Bull #1

Pit Bull #2

The Professional

The Thing

Kazuo Yamakazi

Mikey Whipwreck

Chief Thundercloud

Flyboy Rocco Rock


Brutus the Barber Beefcake who also wrestled as Eddi Boulder, Eddie Hogan the brother of Hulk Hogan, Dizzy Golden, Dizzie Eddie Hogan, Brother Bruti, The Butcher and, finally, The Man with No Name

The Headshrinkers

The Heartbreakers

and, last but not least, for all you wome folk out there...Lady X

Fun stuff, I swear.