College football: Abyss (Ohio University), Hernandez, Ric Flair (University of Minnesota 1969)
College basketball: Matt Morgan (Monmouth College 1996; Chaminade College 1997), Sting
Arena football: Hernandez
College wrestling: A.J. Styles (Anderson College, South Carolina 1997), Kurt Angle (Clarion University 1989-92, 1990 NCAA heavyweight champion, 1991 2nd place NCAA heavyweight tournament, 1992 NCAA heavyweight champion), Scott Steiner (University of Michigan 1983-86, 1986 6th place at 190 pounds, NCAA tournament)NCAA
Freestyle wrestling: Kurt Angle (1987 teenage national champion, heavyweight, 1988 teenage world champion, 220 pounds, 1995 U.S. national champion, 220 pounds, 1992 World Cup 3rd place, 220 pounds, 1995 World Cup, 2nd place, 220 pounds, 1995 U.S. team trials 1st place, 220 pounds, 1995 world championships, 1st place, 220 pounds, 1996 U.S. national champion 220 pounds, 1996 Olympic trials, 1st place, 220 pounds, 1996 Olympics, gold medalist, 220 pounds)
Amateur boxing: Pope D’Angelo Dinero
High school wrestling: James Storm (1995 Tennessee state high school champion, 154 pounds), Kurt Angle (1986 Pennsylvania state championship0s, 3rd place, heavyweight, 1987 Pennsylvania state champion, heavyweight, 1987 U.S. high school champion, heavyweight), Ric Flair (1967 Minnesota state private school champion, heavyweight), A.J. Styles (1995 Georgia state high school champion, 160 pounds, 1996 Georgia state high school state champion, 160 pounds)
Junior Ice Hockey: Bobby Roode
College Ice Hockey: ODB (St. Cloud State University)
Muay Thai kickboxing: Sarita
MMA: ODB (0-1 record)
Competitive bodybuilding: Sarita, Sting, Tara, Rob Terry, ODB
Murphy's real name being Michael Cole is so perfect that I'm stunned that TNA hasn't jumped on this yet.
So your main eventers are: -Sting, 52 -Kurt Angle, 42 -Ken Anderson, 35 -Jeff Jarrett, 44 -Rob Van Dam, 40 -AJ Styles, 33
And the biggest storyline in the company is Sting (52) trying to goad Hulk Hogan (58) into one more match. That's...great.
Joe's younger than I thought and that's encouraging for when his contract extension eventually expires. I mean, he wouldn't be so dumb as to actually re-sign with TNA again after how little they've used him since he signed his extension, would he?
This shows Sting as 23 years pro, but it's really more like 26. He and the UW were the Blade Runners in '85 in CWA.
Lotta old guys on this roster.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
One of the things which I think often goes unsaid here as we criticize wrestlers is the fact that we all look at what they do as something out of the ordinary, and in most cases as people who are out of the ordinary.