Top Five Interesting WWE Facts You Probably Don’t Know About 

Discover the top five unknown and interesting facts about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Established seventy-one years ago in 1953 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CPC) Ltd by Jess McMohan, Vince McMohan and Linda McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has undergone significant transformation over the last few decades and, with billions of viewers and a cult following, it currently hails as one of the most popular and influential wrestling platforms in the world. While there are numerous wrestling platforms in the world, WWE offers a rare mix of entertainment, dramatic story lines and wrestling, which sets it apart from the rest of the wrestling tournaments and leagues that focus entirely on athletics. Additionally, WWE is renowned for its iconic wrestling superstars, including John Cena, The Undertaker, Kane, Randy Ortan, Seth Rollins and many others. The dramatic and controversial storylines of the WWE format are drafted with a mission to attract and serve a large-scale audience. The dramatic plot twists, ruthless attacks, fearless rivalries and fuming controversies are often scripted. Over the years, WWE has initiated numerous leagues and tournaments, including SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and many more that have undeniably left a benchmark and revolutionized the wrestling industry on a global scale. Although WWE has a strong and unmatched viewership in billions, a majority of the hardcore fans still aren’t aware of the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the world’s greatest professional wrestling platform, WWE. 

In this article we will take a look at the top five fascinating facts about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that you probably don’t know about. 

All-Women’s WWE Smackdown! 

Originally launched in 1999, WWE Smackdown was considered to be one of the most popular wrestling events in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and instantly bloomed and skyrocketed among the audience on a global level. The dramatic storylines, action-packed wrestling matches and intense rivalries made WWE Smackdown a blockbuster hit among the fans and significantly contributed to boosting the platform’s popularity worldwide. However, not many hardcore fans are aware of the fact that WWE Smackdown was initially designed to be an all-women’s concept. Since the 90s era witnessed tremendous growth in women’s interest in wrestling, WWE initially planned to promote women’s wrestling talent within the company instead of sidelining women’s matches. 

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The Mystery of Undertaker 

Mark William Calaway aka “the Undertaker” has undoubtedly been one of the most scary and popular characters in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The walking dead man of WWE has been buried alive numerous times during his wrestling tenure and still made a comeback each time in search of his cold revenge. The supernatural character has witnessed countless modifications and changes in his ring names that are not known to even his hardcore fans. Although, since his debut in WWE, William Calaway has been dominantly known as “the Undertaker”, a few of his unpopular ring names also include, “Texas Red”, “The Punisher”, “The Master of Pain” and “Mean Mark Callous”. 

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts’ Unsuccessful WWE Career 

Often hailed as one of the most creepy, scary and formidable wrestlers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Jake ‘the snake’ Robert has had an extremely disappointing wrestling career in WWE. Although the wrestler enjoyed immense popularity and garnered a lot of praise from the hardcore fans of WWE, he was never able to prove his dominance inside the ring. In his decade-long wrestling tenure, Jake ‘the snake’ Roberts was never able to clinch even one WWE championship title. Therefore, more than his achievements inside the ring, Jake ‘the snake’ Roberts is still recognised for his persona and dramatic storylines ruled and broadcasted by the WWE. 

Donald Trump Is A WWE Hall Of Famer 

A majority of the WWE fans are not aware of the fact that Donald Trump, the 45th U.S. President, has his name engraved on the WWE Hall Of Fame wall. Donald Trump was inducted into the “Celebrity Wing” of the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2013. In addition to that, Donald Trump has also officially hosted “WrestleMania IV” and “WrestleMania V” in the years 1988 and 1989, respectively, at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Furthermore, during the 2007 WrestleMania, Donald Trump and the chairman of the WWE company, Vince McMohan, picked up Bobby Lashley and Umaga respectively to compete against each other from their sides. The match result compelled Vince McMohan to shave off his head as Bobby Lashley defeated Umaga in the match. 

The “Coffin Match” of WWE 

Although Mark William Calaway has been the flag bearer of the “coffin” concept in the WWE format, the theme isn’t a WWE original, instead it was introduced in the mid 1970s by Dusty Rhodes in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Since it was a compelling storyline that attracted the masses and worked well with the crowd, the directors of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) picked it up and introduced it to their audience, making “the undertaker” as a catalyst. The concept involves defeating and placing the opponent inside the coffin in order to win the match. The Undertaker, being the catalyst of “coffin matches” in the WWE, has fought against numerous prominent wrestlers, including Yokozuna at the Royal Rumble 1994, Mankind at the In Your House 8 in 1996 and Shawn Michaels at the Royal Rumble 1998.