As you can see wrestling is actually a very important part of my life as well as online casino gaming. The reason for that is because as a child of 6 years old my grandfather introduced it me to it. On Saturday’s this is what we did. It bonded us in a way that has NO description. And more than enough times when I watch wrestling I feel as though he is right here with me moaning, puffing, grunting and shouting to the TV “Knock him out!”
One of the things I love the most about wrestling is being able to talk to the many fans (or shall I say marks because the real fans are far and few) that follow sports entertainment. I also love it when I get the chance to meet and talk to some of the wrestlers. I will be working on a picture gallery shortly. But one of the biggest questions that comes up in conversation is “What ever happened to?”, “Where is he now?” or after finding out someone has been released or left (after contracts expires or quitting) “Will they ever show up again?”
Wrestling is a very demanding sport both mentally & physically and in some of the things I have read most times you make little to nothing starting out. As I grow more and more into Jab & Grapple I will do my best to provide information on those often asked questions which bring me to today’s topic.
After Vince McMahon purchased WCW from Ted Turner there was a major buzz on who he would keep and who he would let go. And the same rule applied to ECW after they disbanded. At least that the PC word for it. The truth is they could not compete with WWE when it came to drawing crowds and making money.
Here are some of the former WWE, WCW & ECW stars that are now with TNA Wrestling:
- WWE’s Road Dogg Jesse James-Now known as “BG James“
- WWE’s Christian-Now known as “Christian Cage“
- WWE’s Gail Kim
- WWE’s Jeff Hardy
- WWE’s/WCW’s Jeff Jarrett-Kept his name and runs TNA
- Jerry Lynn formerly of WWE/WCW/ECW
- Kevin Nash formerly of WWE/WCW
- WWE’s Badd Ass Billy Gunn-Now known as “Kip James“
- WCW’s Primtime Elix Skipper
- ECW’s/WWE’s Rhino
- WWE’s Kid Quick-Now know as Ron “The Truth” Killings
- ECW’s Sabu
- Known in WWE as “The Kid”, “The Kamikaze Kid”, “The 1-2-3 Kid” & “X-Pac” and in WCW as “Syxx”-Now known as Sean Waltman
- WCW’s/WWE’s Shannon Moore-Now Known as “The Prince of Punk Shannon Moore“
- ECW’s Simon Diamond
- WCW’s Sting (What a surprise)
- Last but not least ECW’s/WWE’s Dudley Boys-Now known as Brother Devon & Brother Ray “Team 3D“
Wow what a lineup. Eventually I will be doing more on TNA Wrestling but this is just a small glimpse at the after life of some of wrestling well knowns after life in the WWE & WCW.