Can You Recognize These Famous Wrestlers From a Black and White Photo?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Wrestling is a popular form of combat sport which involves different grappling techniques which are not limited to throws and takedowns, Today, the sport can either be genuinely competitive or for the theatrics of entertainment. 

Professional wrestling events are conducted by various touring companies, the most popular of which is the WWE. Their matches are known for having predetermined outcomes in which all of the different maneuvers seen on stage have the full cooperation of all parties involved and are even rehearsed well before the match begins.

Each of the wrestlers is known for playing a role, whether that be a bad guy, a Mexican Lucha wrestler or the role of an undertaker. Some of the names who come to mind when people think of wrestling are Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Dwayne "The Rock " Johnson, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Andre the Giant, John Cena, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. 

How well do you know some of the world's most famous wrestlers? Are you a true fan of the sport or do you only watch it when there is nothing else on? All will be revealed if you decide to take this quiz!

Terry Ugene Bollea, also known by the stage name “Hulk Hogan”, is an American actor, entrepreneur and retired professional wrestler who is referred to as “the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s” by IGN.

Óscar Gutiérrez, who is also called “Rey Mysterio” which is Spanish for “King Mystery”, is an American professional wrestler who is best known for being the greatest cruiserweight wrestler as well as for the numerous appearances that he has made in Extreme Championship Wrestling and WWE.

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, better known by the stage name Shawn Michaels, is an American actor, television presenter and retired professional wrestler who has been referred to as one of the finest wrestlers in the 1990s and early 2000s, winning 4 world championships.

Kevin Scott Nash, sometimes called Diesel or Chet Lemon, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler who after playing college basketball and the German basketball league found success after joining the World Wrestling Federation, winning a total of 21 championships.

Bruno Sammartino is an Italian-born American professional wrestler whose greatest achievement is holding the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) World Heavyweight Championship for over 11 years, which earned him the nickname “The Living Legend”.

Paul Donald Wight III, whose stage name is “Big Show,” is an American professional wrestler and actor who has won the world championship 7 times, the tag team championship 11 times, and he has also won the WWF/WWE Championship twice.

Steve Austin, better known by the stage name “Stone Cold”, is an American former professional wrestler and actor who has often been called “the most profitable and most influential wrestler of all time”. During his career, he has held 19 championships, six of which are WWF Championships.

Curt Michael Hennig, who is also known by the stage name “Mr. Perfect”, was an American professional wrestler and manager best known for winning the world championship twice and holding a record of over 370 days for the American Wrestling Association’s World Heavyweight Championship.

Mark William Calaway, who used the stage name “The Undertaker”, is an American professional wrestler who is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. During his on-going career, he has held 17 championship titles and he is also a 7-time WWE Champion.

Robert Tio Huffman, also called "Booker T", is an American professional wrestler who is one of the most decorated wrestlers in the World Wrestling Entertainment industry. He has won 35 championships and he has also held 21 titles, 15 of which are the world tag team champion.

Andre the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor who is best remembered for the role he played in the movie "The Princess Bride" and for his feud with Hulk Hogan. Andre, who was 7 feet 4 inches tall, suffered from a condition called acromegaly - which is an excess secretion of growth hormone.

Phillip Jack Brooks, also called by the stage name "CM Punk", is an American mixed martial artist and retired professional wrestler who was best known for winning the WWE Championship twice and for being the 2011 WWE Superstar of the Year.

Bret Sergeant Hart, who is also known by his ring name Bret “The Hitman” Hart, is a Canadian-American actor and retired professional wrestler who has held over 30 championships throughout his career. After a manipulated match in 1997, between him and Shawn Michaels, he retired.

Rodney Agatupu Anoa’I, whose stage name is "Yokozuna" - which the highest rank in sumo wrestling - was an American professional wrestler who never competed in sumo wrestling. He was a 2-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and after his death, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, who was also known as “The Rock,” is an American actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler who has been called one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. After winning many titles, he went into acting where he was rated as the highest paid actor in 2016.

Richard Henry Blood Sr., who is also known by the stage name Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. He has also won the Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion once and the World Tag Team Champion 12 times.

Randy Mario Poffo, who is also known by “Mach Man Randy Savage,” was an American professional wrestler and commentator who has had one of the most successful careers in wrestling history. Throughout his 32 years in the industry, he has won over 25 titles including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times.

Chris Michael Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler who had a 22-year career in the league. During that time, he won 22 championships including the World Champion, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and was considered one of the top 10 wrestlers of all time.

Kurt Steven Angle is an American professional wrestler, actor and gold-medal Olympian who has won a total of 21 total championships in his career. Some of these championships include the King of the Ring tournament, the WWF/WWE Championship and the WCW Championship.

Eldrige Wayne Coleman, who is known by the stage name “Superstar Billy Graham,” is an American retired professional wrestler who was well remembered for being the WWF Heavyweight Champion from 1977 to 1978 and for also being the training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

James Brian Hellwig, who is also known as “The Ultimate Warrior,” is a 2-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and he was also a WWF World Heavyweight Champion after beating Hulk Hogan. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1998.

Theodore Marvin DiBiase Sr., better known as “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, is an American former professional wrestler and manager who has been known as one of the greatest villains in pro wrestling history. Throughout his career, he has held over 30 titles including the 1988 King of the Ring.

Roderick George Toombs, who is also known by the name “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor who was best known for wearing a kilt and holding a bagpipe when he entered the arena. He is also known for his villainous role and was called “one of the most gifted entertainers” by Ric Flair.

Ronald Simmons is an American retired professional wrestler and football player who was the first African American to win the title of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Champion. He was also a 3-time WWF Tag Team Champion with partner Bradshaw.

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. is an American professional wrestler, actor and rapper who during his career has won 25 championships including 16 reigns as the world champion since 1999. He has headlined the WWE’s flagship event Wrestlemania five different times, and outside of his wrestling job, he has starred in films like "Daddy’s Home," "Ferdinand" and "The Marine."

Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes was an American professional wrestler who was best known as one of the members of the Guerrero, wrestling family. He was also remembered for using the catchphrase “I Lie! I Cheat! I Steal!”. The WWE Championship winner has been posthumously inducted into the WWE hall of fame.

Freddie Joe “Jack” Brisco was an American professional wrestler who has often been called the “greatest champion of the 20th century” by many different sources. Among his many achievements, he has won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005 and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.

Adam Joseph Copland, who is known by the stage name “Edge,” is a Canadian actor and professional wrestler who has won over 30 championships throughout his career including the WWE Championship 4 times and the World Heavyweight Championship a record seven times.

Christopher Keith Irvine, who is referred to by the name “Chris Jericho”, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler who is best known for winning a total of 32 total championships between the World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling.

Terrence Funk, also known by the name "Terry Funk" is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and actor whose wrestling career has lasted over 50 years. He has multiple career wins and has also been inducted into multiple halls of fame including the WWE, NWA and WCW.

Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the stage name “Triple H”, is an American business executive, actor and former professional wrestler who has won a total of 25 championships in his career. Some of these include nine reigns as the WWF Champion and 5 WWE World Heavyweight Champions.

Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., who is also known as “The American Dream”, Dusty Rhodes is an American professional wrestler and trainer who has won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 3 times and he has also won the United States Heavyweight Championship. He is one of only six people to be inducted into each Hall of Fame.

Steve Borden, better known as “Sting”, is an American actor, author and retired professional wrestler who throughout his 30-year career has held 15 World Championships, 6 WCW World Heavyweight Championships and is often called one of the best in his generation.

Glenn Thomas Jacobs, who uses the stage name “Kane”, is an American professional wrestler, businessman, and actor who is best known for being the younger brother of the wrestler, The Undertaker. Throughout his career, he has won the world tag team championship 12 times and the World Championship three times.

Herman Gustav Rohde Jr., who is also known by the name “Buddy Rogers” was an American professional wrestler who is best remembered for being a 2-time world champion in both the NWA and the WWWF. Along with two other wrestlers, he is one of three men in history to do so.

Richard Morgan Fliehr, who used the stage name “Ric Flair” is an American professional wrestling manager and professional wrestler who has been called "the greatest professional wrestler of all time". Throughout his ongoing 40-year career, he has been Wrestler of the Year eight times.

Jimmy Reiher Snaku, who went by the stage name “Superfly”, is a Fijian professional wrestler and actor who has won several titles as well as being inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was convicted of the third-degree murder of his girlfriend which occurred more than 30 years earlier.

Harley Leland Race is an American retired professional wrestler, trainer and promoter who has been inducted into several halls of fame. He has held the WWA World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Aurelian Jake Smith Jr., who went by the stage name “The Snake”, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014, just two years after getting treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.

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