Ten Wrestlers in WWE in Dating Competition (P2)

3/ John Morrison (WWE) & Taya Valkyrie (IMPACT!)

After the relationship with WWE alumni and MNM’s manager Melina for several years, John Morrison started dating fitness model cum wrestler Tara Valkyrie in 2016. They worked together in IMPACT! and Lucha Underground.

In 2011, Taya inked a developmental contract with WWE. In the same year, Morrison left the firm after ten-year of accompanying, during which he gained the tag titles five times, the Intercontinental Championship three times, and the ECW World Championship.

On June 1, 2019, they held the marriage with the attendance of many wrestling guests, with John’s groomsmen being Zack Ryder, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler.

Morrison came back to the WWE on January 3, 2020 at the episode of SmackDown while Tara is still signed to IMPACT!

4/ Mickie James (WWE) & Nick Aldis (NWA)

As a future Hall of Famer for the WWE, Mickie James has achieved the WWE Women’s Championship for five times and have had first-rate matches with Beth Phoenix, Trish Stratus, and Asuka. Meanwhile, Nick Aldis is an NWA World Champion, who has helped develop the NWA brand remarkably.

They met together when working for the TNA. They married in 2015 and had a son after that.

5/ Bayley (WWE) & Aaron Solow (AEW)

Bayley is a famous wrestler and becomes the first Women’s Grand Slam champion in the WWE. Meanwhile, her partner Aaron Solow is less well-known as he has spent most of his time on the independent circuit. Aaron participated in the WWE for a short time and was one of the five alternatives for the Cruiserweight Classic in 2016.

They became engaged in November 2016 after the dating since 2010. However, Solow disappointed fans and those in the wrestling industry for being in a relationship with one of four of the legendary Four Horsewomen.

At present, Bayley is tearing up on SmackDown while Solow is working on AEM Dark, joining Scorpio Sky, The Gunn Club, and Jurassic Express.

Two Biggest Company in Pro Wrestling Industry of Japan

When it comes to pro wrestling, the US-based WWE, the largest pro-wrestling company in the world, quickly comes to your mind. While in Japan, wrestling draws thousands of fans to venues across the country. Now let’s take a look at two biggest companies in pro wrestling of Japan.

New Japan Pro Wrestling

Among 12 major wrestling companies in Japan, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is the biggest one.

Founded in 1972, NJPW is a 5 billion dollar revenue company that hosts annual biggest show, Wrestle Kingdom, at the Tokyo Dome. The 1993 version of the event, Fantastic Story in the Tokyo Dome, atracted 63,500 fans, which records the largest number for a pro wrestling event at the Tokyo Dome.

NJPW also has a presence outside of Japan. From 2014 to 2019, NJPW aired on American TV network AXS TV with 200,000 viewers each week with their Japanese-style pro-wrestling brand. Although the program is no longer shown, American interest in NJPW still exists. In addition to NJPW videos available for sale on Amazon, they also have their own streaming service, NJPW World, which is available to fans worldwide and now has about 100,000 subscribers.

Michinoku Pro

Among more than 20 small/medium-sized wrestling companies in Japan, Michinoku Pro is the most successful.

Founded in 1993, Michinoku Pro has most of their events in the Tōhoku region but they are popular in other areas of the country as well. Their DVDs are sold in stores nationwide. Michinoku Pro usually has events in Tokyo, especially in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring venue.

Michinoku Pro has also put more focus on the Korakuen Hall, which is known as a place where a lot of historical moments of Japanese pro wrestling have occurred. Their event on December 13 last year at Korakuen Hall had a sellout, standing room only attendance of 1,890, which is the highest reported attendance at the Hall for a pro-wrestling event since April 2015.

Ten Wrestlers in WWE in Dating Competition (p1)

Dating in the wrestling community is similar to dating in a small town when everyone knows each other and their romantic history. Wrestlers are attracted together due to the carnival-like lifestyle when their time is mostly spent on the road together.

The following are ten couples of wrestlers in the WWE who are dating in the competition.

1/ Ruby Riott (WWE) and Cousin Jake (IMPACT!)

Ruby Riott made her name on the independent circuit from the beginning of 2010 and was signed a contract with the WWE in 2016. He was famous for the punk heels stable The Riott Squad with Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, which attracted a cult following online from WWE fans.

Meanwhile, Cousin Jake has signed a contract with IMPACT! in March 2019. He teamed up with Cody Deaner to found The Deaners. You could know him from the weekly wacky Wrestle House, an IMPACT!’s reality show.

Fans knew that they have been dating since 2018 via their cute exchanges on Twitter. On a promo Jake posted on Twitter in August 2019, Ruby commented that “My boyfriend is so cool.”

2/ Toni Storm (NXT UK) and Juice Robinson (NJPW)

Born in New Zealand, Toni Storm is considered as a future headliners in the female WWE wrestling. At the age of 24, she unbelievably won the 2018 Mae Young Classic at Evolution after defeating Io Shirai and the NXT UK Women’s Championship after beating Rhea Ripley.

Meanwhile, Juice Robinson is one of the top wrestlers in Japan and has become the IWGP United States Champion for twice. He worked for the WWE in the 2011-2015 period as a CJ Parker before being asked for the release from the company.

Juice Robinson missed a chance to work with Toni Storm as she made her debut for the WWE in 2017. However, it did not prevent them from getting together to date.

Storm confirmed the relationship with Robinson with a picture of Robinson embracing her. Since that, she has continued posting pictures of the happy couple online. (To be continued)

Education Requirements for Professional Wrestling (part 2)

Check out WWE’s website

WWE provides one of the best opportunities in professional wrestling, which can boost a wrestler’s career to great lengths. Head to WWE’s site to see what is expected from you as an applicant before making your decision to choose which program to learn wrestling.

When you have determined their education requirements, choose trainers or programs that will help you reach them. There may be trainers who specifically provide training that help get a spot in WWE. Sign up for those programs and start for the WWE tryouts. Once you are ready, come back to their performance center website and sign up for a tryout. WWE will give you 4-6 weeks to prepare and provide details on the place where these tryouts will take place.

Prepare for WWE tryouts

Once you have been sent confirmation and date, you should start preparing for the tryout. Finding your own ways to improve your skill and humble yourself. In addition, prepare your finance if you need to travel to a different state or even abroad for the tryouts. Asking different types and sizes of fighter to prepare for anything. Remember to prepare yourself mentally for loss and never give up at any cost.

Keep an open mind for anything may happen afterwards

If there is a program that you have qualified for, WWE will contact you. Keep it in mind that not all will make since it is only the elite fighters who even get consideration. Once you’ve been accepted, remember that wrestling may be not as beautiful as what you can see on T.V. It is really tough when you get inside so keep training hard and work out like you are always fighting.

Sometimes you may get injured or not qualify or feel homesick when you are far from home for so long. Remain humble and keep an open mind that you may lose some certain games or even be ripped of sponsorship by your agent. These things happening may make many wrestlers to crack under pressure.

Seven World’s Famous Wrestlers in All-time -P2

The followings are some of the most famous wrestlers in the world.

4/ John Smith 

John Smith, born in 1965, is one of the most decorated freestyle wrestlers in America. His wrestling career began in college, where he won two-nation championships.

After college time, he won two gold medals at Olympics, four gold medals at the World Championship, two gold medals at Goodwill Games, and two gold medals at Pan American Games. Until now, there is no American wrestler to break the record achieved by John Smith.

After retirement, Smith became the head coach of OSU’s wrestling team. Thanks to his support, his pupils have achieved a total 32 individual national championships.

3/ Hamid Sourian

Sourian is one of the most famous Greco-Roman wrestlers in the world. Born in 1985, Sourian has so far gained six world championships. Notably, in 2012, he became the first Iranian to accomplish the gold medal in the 55-kg division at the Summer Olympics.

2/ Cael Sanderson

Sanderson is known as the best American wrestler in history. His career started in the NCAA, where he was undefeated, compiling a 159-0 record.

He won four NCAA championships during his college time, four NCAA Outstanding Wrestler of the Year awards, and four Big 12 titles.

He represented the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games to win the gold medal. Now, he is the head coach of the Penn State University wrestling program.

1/ Aleksandr Karelin

Aleksandr Karelin is described as the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all-time. He was born in the harsh Siberian Tundra in 1967. It was his father who encouraged him to participate in sports. He decided to pursue a wrestling career during the teenage years.

He won three gold medals at Olympics, nine gold medals at World Championship, 12 gold medals at European Championships, among others. He secured 29 gold medals an one silver medal.

Seven World’s Famous Wrestlers in All-time

Wrestling is one of the most competitive sports and the oldest martial arts in the world. The following are the most famous wrestlers in all-time. 

7/ Jordan Burroughs

Born in 1988, Jordan Burroughs was a young wrestler in America. His name often pops up during a discussion about the world’s best wrestler ever. He won a list of impressive results during his wrestling career, including a gold medal at the Olympics 2012, four gold medals at the World Championship, two gold medals at the Pan American Championship, and two Pan American gold medals. 

She finished his collegiate wrestling career with an overall record of 128-20. Currently, Jordan Burroughs is ranked second in the United States in terms of his accolades as a wrestler.

 6/ Dan Gable

When he was a member of Iowa State University’s wrestling team, Dan Gable won many national and conference titles. His success helped him win a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and won a gold medal for his weight class during the 1972 Olympics. 

After his gold medal, Dan Gable decided to transition to coaching and achieved many successes. He worked as a coaching assistant for the University of Iowa’s wrestling team and became its head coach in 1972. 

He became one of the most successful coaches in the NCAA when taking his team to 45 National Championships, creating 152 All-Americans, 106 Big Ten champions, and 12 Olympic medalists. 

5/ Valentin Yordanov

Born in a small village in Bulgaria, Valentin Yordanov began wrestling at the age of ten. About a decade later, he won his first European Championship. During the early part of his career, he won seven World Championship gold medals. 

Notably, he won a bronze medal at his first Olympic competition in 1992 and won a gold medal during the 1996 Summer Olympics after his short-time retirement.

Education Requirements for Professional Wrestling (part 1)

If you have a dream of becoming a professional wrestler, here are the top education requirements of joining the sport to make real money out of it.

Go to a wrestling school

Going to a wrestling school and getting all the training required is the best way to get an educational background in wrestling. You will have a lot things to learn, especially if you are completely new to this sport. Be ready to adapt to any changes you may experience in your studying. Trust your teachers and follow their advice.

You had better start earlier when you are still younger. You may also join wrestling classes as an extracurricular activity if it is allowed at your educational institute.

Attending at a wrestling school also help you learn all the basics of wrestling and how to succeed. Depending on which program you chose to enroll in, you will be provided with all the theory and practical education. You will need the best free plagiarism checker for all your research work, essays, and term papers. Most students and teachers from universities across the U.S. and outside rely on EduBirdie’s plagiarism, which is considered as the best in the academic arena.

Where to start your wrestling career?

You can start a wrestling career mostly anywhere; however, some places take preference over others. For example, in the US, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio are considered prime destinations for individuals to start a wrestling career. These areas have important decision-makers such as agents that may represent your interests in big-time fights and help you be recognized.

They also have the best training programs and coaches who can teach you valuable skills and tactics of being a pro fighter. You may get some small-time gigs that can help with some cash to buy groceries and pay for rent. Moreover, you can build momentum for that big break in your career.

Antonio Thomas named head wrestling coach at Auburndale

Antonio Thomas has a dream come true thanks to being named head wrestling coach at Auburndale after spending last season as an assistant to Matt Jones.

After graduating from Auburndale in 2013, Thomas played college football at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He also coached wrestling at Bartow in 2017 for one season and teaches ninth-grade reading.

Auburndale athletic director Pam Lancaster said when the position opened up and he expressed interest, they thought that he did a great job and he is a former Bloodhounds wrestler. He is on campus and just brings a lot of energy and passion to their program.

Lancaster added that they liked the continuity that he brings and they are trying to build their program back up. He knows that Thomas is going to get a lot of kids out to wrestle, and they are excited for the program.

Thomas, 26, was a multi-sport standout for the Bloodhounds. He has won varsity letters in wrestling, weightlifting, football, and track and field, where he threw the shot-put and discus. He was also a Ledger All-County first team selection as a heavyweight wrestler and offensive lineman. 

Thomas said that he wanted to get back to his roots and get a chance to come back to Auburndale and give back. Being an Auburndale coach has always been like his dream and he has planned on being here for a long time.

Finishing the FHSAA state finals at the Lakeland Center as the Class 2A 285-pound third-place state medalist, Thomas had a huge senior year at Auburndale on the wrestling mats. He finished with a 51-3 record that season and also started the season with 35 consecutive wins.

Thomas also said the biggest challenge right now for him may be to recruit with the coronavirus pandemic going on right now since a lot of kids may not want to come out and wrestle due to the virus.

Secrets of American Professional Wrestler Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is one of the most famous American professional wrestlers for his wide range of achievements in his career. However, not many people know a few things that linger in the shadow of this athlete. The followings are four secrets of Brock Lesnar.

1/ Lesnar Partially Colorblind

Yes, Brock Lesnar has partial colorblindness or tritanopia to be exact. It means that he cannot distinguish colors. He may have trouble in the colorful ring. However, it does not seem to affect his wrestling career.

2/ Joins National Guard at 17 Years Old

It is not all-natural for Brock Lesnar to have a hulk-like physique. His superior stamina partly comes from his time in the U.S. National Guard at the age of 17. He participated in the Guard and learned a few things about military life before leaving to continue wrestling. Therefore, some of his defensive skills may come from his training there.

Despite his desire to fight on the front lines, his color blindness denied him his opportunity. He could not get into the bomb squad and was pushed to an office job.  

3/ NFL Career

After his big success at the WWE, he wanted to pursue his childhood dream of playing in the NFL. He decided to take a break from wrestling life to play football and gain some achievements.

He was noticed by scouts thanks to his extraordinary muscle and physique and quickly made his way up to the big leagues. Unfortunately, he suffered from a serious motorcycle accident before his trials.

Although he injured the groin region, Lesnar still managed to complete the tryouts in record time and joined the Minnesota Vikings soon. However, the injury harmed his NFL career and had to leave the club after half a year.

4/ Only NCAA, WWE, and UFC Champion at all-time

The most outstanding success of Brock Lesnar in his wrestling career is to be honored of being the only player to hold three major championships in professional wrestling powerhouses, namely the NCAA, the WWE, and the UFC.

The Best Young Wrestlers Who Are Already Doing Big Things (Part 3)

7. Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF)

All Elite Wrestling has had its share of super stars, and Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) is a typical example. It’s hard to believe that the Dynamite Diamond ring winner is only 24 years of age, given how comfortable he is on the mic.

MJF is quickly establishing himself as one of top young stars in the world of professional wrestling. His gift for gab is one of the reasons why Friedman has been involved in some of the promotions top storyline, such as his feud with AEW founder Cody Rhodes. The product is one of the best heels in the business, and he is just getting started.

8. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

Weighing around 150 pounds, the 22-year-old “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry still managed to accomplish some big things. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, he has made quite a name for himself since having signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in January of last year.

As a member of the “Jurassic Express,” the son of legendary actor Luke Perry has been prominently featured on AEW television. During his time with the promotion, he has had the chance to feud with megastars such as Chris Jericho while also making waves as a tag team competitor.

9. Austin Theory

Al though he is only 22 years old, McDonough, Georgia’s Austin Theory, has been wrestling for four years now. Moreover, the talented youngster has already earned himself a WWE contract. He made his NXT debut in 2019 and has already shared the ring with some of the promotions top stars such as Roderick Strong and Tommaso Ciampa.

Between his six-foot-one frame and outstanding athletic ability, Theory has all the making of a future megastar. There are a lot of promising young prospects in NXT, but he has the tools needed to separate himself from the pack.