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Wrestling Urban Legends – True or False? by Ana_ZackPack

A long time ago, I came across a funny website with a list of urban legends in the world of professional wrestling. While some of them aren’t that big of a deal, there are tons that are hilarious or just bizarre and then I remembered that we THE INFAMOUS CREW™, aren’t the most ethical wrestling bloggers around (no offense to anyone that might be xD). It then dawned on me that it would be awesome if I posted some of these urban legends for us to discuss here. I will still do other types of articles, but this new column will be something sporadic for us to laugh about.

However, before I present to you our first Wrestling Urban Legend, I would like to clarify that:

-Most of these legends might not be true, but they are still interesting.

-The urban legend itself will be copy and pasted in italics. The only alterations I’ll do is editing the spelling mistakes. After the legend, I will comment.

-Some of these are really old. The site I read hasn’t been updated in a long time, so most of the current roster won’t be mentioned.

-Some of these aren’t really legends, but little stories.

-Prepare yourself to have a new (or worst) vision of the professional wrestling business.

-I’m going to mention infamous wrestlers (such as Chris Benoit and the Von Erich’s) all the time. So if you think that it’s “too  soon” maybe you shouldn’t read the urban legends.

Now with the warnings out of the way, let’s talk about this week’s urban legend. It involves one of the current WWE commentators. No, Michael Cole didn’t blow anyone to get his job. This legend, isn’t about him. It is about the veteran Jerry “The King” Lawler. Here it is:

“Apparently after Lawler first arrived in the good old WWF, a lot of people disliked him for his general arrogant attitude. Hall, Nash, and Michaels didn’t take to this too well, so at one of the Royal Rumbles, Lawler left his crown in the dressing room to go do the Rumble. So the Kliq decided to shit in his crown, but apparently this wasn’t like a couple of pieces of poop in the crown. No, they apparently filled King’s precious crown to the brim with a nice hearty Kliq shit.”

The Kliq (from left): Triple H, Kevin Nash (complete with fannypack), Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall (also sporting a fannypack, I guess they call them "The Outsiders" for a reason) and Sean "X-pac" Waltman

First of all, I was shocked when I read this because Jerry seems to be a nice person, but after reading a lot of commentaries of the past, this supposed arrogance made more sense. Also, I should explain (in case someone doesn’t know) who The Kliq consisted of. While the name indicates they were a stable, that is not true. “The Kliq” (a term apparently given to them by Lex Luger) consisted of Triple H, Sean Waltman, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and Scott Hall, who were all friends and apparently had tons of backstage power, since they were Vince’s favorites. Anyone who wasn’t in the group and had the misfortune of facing them would probably be buried, which led to tons of incidents.

The most known incident happened on May 19, 1996, when Nash and Hall were about to leave WWF in order to go to WCW. That night, the face Hall faced the heel Triple H and after that a babyface Shawn Michaels faced a heel Kevin Nash. When this match ended, the men decided to have a cute group hug, which caused a scandal, since the WWF was strict to the point of not allowing faces and heels to show their real life friendships. At first Vince was okay with his favorite’s actions, but unfortunately things changed when a fan videotaped the hug. Hall and Nash weren’t punished because they jumped to WCW and Michaels saved himself because he was the WWF Champion at that time. Triple H was the only one to suffer the boss’s (and later father-in-law) rage, who jobbed Hunter out in a bunch of crappy matches for a long time after that.

Yoshi Tatsu used to take pics of his action figure just living the life, but no more because somebody decided to decapitate little Yoshi. What kind of world do we live in where a mans action figure suffers such injustices? I pity the fool that did this. The last I heard of this The Miz was the number one suspect.

Finishing the history lesson, I find this story hilarious and also very possible. I mean, these backstage pranks are common EVERYWHERE, especially in high schools. God knows how much clothing I damaged in the gym’s showers (YES, IT WAS ME BITCHES). A more recent example of these backstage pranks happened to Yoshi Tatsu, whose action figure was beheaded.
Besides the “common” factor of this prank, we are talking about the Kliq, which means this was way before Michaels became a good religious guy. I could see all those guys doing things like this all the time from the stories I have heard.

The Kliq and friends having a good time drinking and smoking (clockwise from top center): The Undertaker, Phineas I. Godwin (AKA Naked Mideon with clothes on), "The Ringmaster" ("Stone Cold") Steve Austin, Razor Ramon (Scott Hall), Shawn Michaels, The 1-2-3 Kid (Sean Watlman), Paul Bearer, Gerald Brisco (one of Vince McMahon's main stooges), Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Triple H, who went on to fuck, marry and impregnate Vince McMahon's daughter, multiple times), Henry O. Godwin (from the infamous Hog pen Match against Triple H) and Diesel (Kevin Nash).... The Kliq rolls deep like THE INFAMOUS CREW™

Now, after showing you guys the urban legend and commenting on its possibility, it is time for the list of FACTS. This list will be a list of things that happened to help prove if this legend is possible or not, when it happened, etc:

– Shawn Michaels entered the WWF in 1988 (debut – July).

– Scott Hall entered in 1992 (debut – August).

– Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman entered in 1993 (Nash debut – June; Sean debut – May).

– Triple H entered in 1995 (debut – April).

– Scott Hall and Kevin Nash left in May, 1996.

– Triple H and Shawn aren’t mentioned in the legend so should we presume that they didn’t participate?

– If Triple H and Shawn have nothing to do with this, the “Let’s shit on Lawler’s crown” event could only have happened between 1994 and 1996. 1993 isn’t on the list because the Royal Rumble happens in January and Nash only debuted in June.

– Lawler didn’t participate in the 1994 Royal Rumble.

– He also didn’t participate in the 1995 Rumble.

– He PARTICIPATED in the 1996 Rumble. He was eliminated by Shawn Michaels.

– Lawler was the 4th to enter the match. Shawn was the 18th and Nash was the 22nd. Hall had wrestled in the match before the Rumble.

Conclusion: While Lawler was in the Rumble, Shawn, Nash, Waltman and Hall had tons of time to do this prank, especially since this Royal Rumble went on for almost an hour. Believing the “Jerry is a douche” information and believing that The Kliq were really crazy back then (some of them are still wild till this very day), I put this urban legend on the “PROBABLY/POSSIBLY TRUE” category. Honestly, I believe this one really happened.

What do you guys think? Did The Kliq shit in the crown? Or do you think that someone really clever created this story?

Scott Hall should have been in this pic 😦 RIP....oh wait.. he's not dead, he's drunk

Discuss this and also follow me on Twitter (@Ana_ZackPack).

  1. May 19, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Nice idea for a column – can I suggest you investigate the story about Meng /Haku biting off someone’s nose in a bar fight?

    • May 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

      I might try. Those are harder, since I can’t check wikipedia on that 😄

    • May 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Meng was a beast in WCW. One of my favorite midcarders of the 90’s. Very underrated.

      • Capt. Smooth
        May 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Meng was badass!

        • May 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm

          Hell yea, I wonder what happened to him?

          • Capt. Smooth
            May 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

            Works at a local Waffle House.(kidding)

  2. May 19, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Yeah, I think these will be really enjoyable. I only wish there were more to read today, I was really digging it. Man the Infamous Crew is rocking on all cylinders.

    • May 19, 2011 at 8:52 am

      Well there are some legends that are more current. And maybe one day someone will do a list with more recent stuff.

  3. May 19, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Long day ahead so I will leave this quick comment before I return:

    Fuck yea!!!! As soon as I started to read this it brought a smile to my face. Poop humor and wrestling together at last. The Kliq were my favorite wrestlers ever at that time. If Nash and Hall stayed around they would have been the greatest “Kliq” of all time. Even after drifting apart The Kliq reign supreme one half in WCW as The Outsiders. The Outsiders kicked off the greatest revolution in wrestling history by forming the NWO. The other half of The Kliq reigned supreme as Degeneration X. The Kliq was that one element of wrestling that sucked me in. HBK and Diesel were the best team back in those day racking belts left and right. Diesel had the WWF Championship for a whole fucking year. Thats domination. Razor Ramon was my absolute favorite wrestler growing up. Those classic ladder matches with Shawn, the yelling at referees to make sure nobody fucks with his gold, the throwing of the toothpick, all that shit intrigued the hell out of me as a kid. I wish Scott Hall was in that pic. I really do. He didn’t go to the Hall of fame because he didn’t want to be in a celebratory environment for fear of relapsing but the stupid fuck ended up relapsing like a week after. What a fucking doofus. He might as well have gone to see Shawn get inducted and got drunk as fuck on a high note instead of getting high and ending his life on a low note.

    And yes there is no doubt in my mind that The Kliq took a shit in the King’s crown. I would love to see a video of Lawler putting on the crown not realizing theres shit in it, lol. Priceless.

    Lots more stuff to edit when I get back. Have a good one yall.

    *Fades2Black*

  4. Capt. Smooth
    May 19, 2011 at 6:37 am

    The problem is that we really have no idea what goes on backstage. It does make you think about the wrestlers a little differently. Ana, may I suggest Macho Man and Steph?

    • May 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

      That one is on my list xD

      • Capt. Smooth
        May 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

        Yeah, something about him wanting Steph to try his Slim Jim or something.

    • May 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      RIP Macho Man (November 15, 1962 to May 20, 2011)

      • May 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        Yeah…I was so sad when I read that. Macho Man was one of the most interesting performers ever. And he was a better rapper than John Cena.

        • May 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

          Yeah really sad news…..I feel like watching the Hogan vs. Macho Man Wrestlemania match I have on DVD. I believe that’s the only Macho Man match I have.

          Macho Man was one of those few wrestlers that EVERYONE knew whether they were a wrestling fan or not. As great as Ric Flair is, not everyone knows who he is.

          • Capt. Smooth
            May 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

            Now I feel bad for the Slim Jim joke. RIP, Randy. 😦

  5. May 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I heard an Urban Legend that the tag team division was recently murdered, maybe you could look into that?

    Speaking of which my twin brother just wrote his first article for our website, give it a read over at: http://twintalkwrestling.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-i-would-do-in-depth-look-at-tag.html

  6. Mr.Redlight
    May 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    lol i never even knew that story thats hella funny. Anyone else think that sean waltman never would have gotten any where without the others?

    • Capt. Smooth
      May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      You never know. A “What if?” type of column might be good on here.

      • May 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

        Funny you should say that…..I just submitted my “What If” column to Jcity. If you want to read it right now, it’s already posted on my blog.

        • May 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

          Cool, I have a few things to edit up tonight so I’m looking forward to reading that.

    • May 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      I was a fan of The 1-2-3 kid before I knew he was down with the Kliq so yes he would have been fine. Maybe not as big as a member of NWO and DX but I think he would have found his own way regardless.

      • Mr.Redlight
        May 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm

        i was like eight in 98 i think is where i started watching. It was already when he was xpac. I thought he was so bad ass lol!

        • May 20, 2011 at 2:15 am

          The Bronco Buster was one of the greatest wrestling moves of the Attitude Era. Other moves include The Worm, the Stink-face, and the mandible claw (featuring Mr. Socko!)…..I miss the Attitude Era so much.

    • May 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Actually another legend says that Waltman was only on the kliq to carry others bags, but I call bullshit on that one.

  7. Lee
    May 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I almost got in trouble at work reading this because I couldn’t contain my laughther. This is a great idea. I’ve read about a few pranks and how Owen Hart was the king of the ribbing (joking or pulling pranks).

    • May 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      I’ve read some stuff on Owen being a big prankster in Bret Hart’s book. I don’t think he ever took a shit in a crown but i’m interested in reading some of the stuff he did. So many possibilities with this.

      • Mr.Redlight
        May 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

        the way people seem to describe owen is he was such a nice person lol this seems like somethin you would do to piss someone off lol!!!!

    • May 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

      True. Also read some. Also read that they tried to prank him to.

  8. Mike Brazil
    May 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Nice article it made me think. Knowing is half the battle

  9. Capt. Smooth
    May 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Tony Kegger :Funny you should say that…..I just submitted my “What If” column to Jcity. If you want to read it right now, it’s already posted on my blog.

    I still say they should’ve had RVD beat Cena clean at ONS 2006.

    • May 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Clean, dirty, RVD was the only one to cash in MITB on the up and up. Major props to RVD for not taking the easy route.

      • Capt. Smooth
        May 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        Still needed Edge’s and Paul E’s help. J, go to 411mania right now and click on their movies/tv section. Click on “news”. They are doing another “Dick in a Box”!

        • May 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm

          He didn’t really ask for it though. RVD is one of the only faces that I respect as a wrestler. Most of them are all style, no substance.

          • May 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

            Dick in a box 2? Yea Im watching SNL this week for sure. [||] Pause

            • Capt. Smooth
              May 20, 2011 at 6:15 am

              You said it.

          • Capt. Smooth
            May 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

            Still, it looked like he was handed the title instead of earning it. He was more than able to win it by himself and should’ve. I’d book it this way. After a grueling match, RVD wins with NO help. Cena has the belt and hands it over to Rob. Cena then raises RVD’s hand in front of the crowd. As Cena is walking to the back, RVD gets on the mic and tells Cena that he went into the arena hating his guts and still brought it and that they should do it again sometime. Cena gives a respectful nod. This act may have helped put Cena over with the smark fanbase and would’ve shown RVD to be classy. Here is where things are iffy. If the crowd is still chanting “Fuck you, Cena!”, RVD can tell the crowd that he loves them, but even they can be wrong and they are right now. If they turn on him, that would just prove how phony they are. If the ECW fans were to take RVD’s words to heart and show Cena some respect, it would’ve put over the loser(Cena) with one group of fans and would’ve cemented RVD as “the guy”. Finally, RVD would get busted for weed and lose the title. 🙂

            • May 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

              RVD owns John Cena, maybe not in markability, but he does.

              • Capt. Smooth
                May 21, 2011 at 10:40 pm

                *coughs* Bullshit! *coughs*

  10. May 20, 2011 at 2:59 am

    As much I want it to be true, I don’t think it is. Even the Kliq couldn’t be that disrespectful!

    Anyways it was a good read, more of this please! 🙂

    • May 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      These are the same guys that tell the world to suck it though so I think disrespecting other people is nothing to them.

  11. Max
    May 21, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Lol, this was awesome and yes I think they did it.

  12. May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Wow…I found the list of urban legends online and I’ll just say this column could last a few years.

  13. Capt. Smooth
    May 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    THE INFAMOUS JCITY™ :Its true. RVD is way more exciting in the ring than Cena.

    But will Cena be caught with weed?

  14. MEek3rz
    May 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

    ha lol

  15. Kyrumption
    May 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Just to let you guys know, I have read Jerry Lawlers book and someone deff snapped one off in his crown.
    He says he never found out who tho. Seems The Kliq is a fairly good guess haha.

    • May 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you for this valuable information 🙂

    • May 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      Wow really? I rented Lawler’s book from the library and I don’t remember reading that? Damn…it’s because I was skipping parts and just reading the good stuff like the Lawler-Kaufman rivalry and story behind Lawler leaving the WWE because the WWE fired The Kat (his wife at the time).

  16. June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    i tried viewing your blog through my mobile but the site layout was messed up.is your site not optimized for mobile or is my mobile the problem.i am using sony ericson xperia.

  17. charles
    April 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    check out the story that Bill Dundee pulled a gun on Randy Savage! and savage reportedly disarmed dundee and beat the shit out of him

  18. frank john
    April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    the kliq ran the company then by divide and conquer tactics, lets look at
    how they were given the chance to achieve such an(which is before than) unthinkable
    task, to be more specific the factors that enabled them to achieve it:

    1. WWE had lost steam, the train that hulkamania,andre,savage and the rest of the
    80s golden generation drove in lightening speed slowed down, im talking about the drugs scandal, wwe lost alot
    of fans after that, their reputation tarnished, money lost too.

    2. The 1980s mega stars like Hulk Hogan,warlord,barbarian and some other wrestlers left the company by around 92/93, Andre died, warrior was never around for long, mr perfect and savage remained as nash often cites in shoot interviews, and he was just an announcer.

    3. with what happened in number two above, a new breed of wrestler was required, smaller, so tag team stars like BRET hart and shawn michaels were pushed forward, with the former taking the impossible Hogan role(only stone cold would fulfil it!), and the theme of wrestling being cartoonish i.e. doink the clown,yokozuna the sumo wrestler had become old, the 90s wanted something new, something to resemble the rest of pop culture i.e. gangsta rap had become cool, tupac was a hero now,not michael jackson,but wrestling didnt realise this from 92-96/97, when one stone cold steve austin arrived!!!.

    4. the above 3 were more leading into what paved the way for the kliqq, now because
    of the above, vince knew business was down, and with media baron ted turner buying hogan,savage, and gradually expanding wcw, vince was losing more fans gradually, so with the popularity of the kliq on the internet, vince realised he may have some use for the kliqs animosity stiring ways, plus undertaker,bret,luger,tatanka and yokozunas position hadnt been threatened much, undertaker is a phenom, thats his title, he never needed any belt! bret was still champion in that period sporadically! luger was still posing lol! yokozuna was still a great heel squashing people!, and tatanka was never a belt man! so it was more
    the others who may have or have not suffered due to the kliqs influence and games.

    5.Hulk Hogan, if hulk hogan had been around there would have never been no kliqq!
    its a fact he is the biggest politician backstage, he was the best money drawing man around! and the fans love him, even nash praises him regularly in shoot interviews, he is king politician, king fan favourite/money drawer etc… there wouldnt have been no space for the kliqq to function like that!

    6. Tough Guys: in the 80s the locker room was ruled by ANDRE ‘THE BOSS’ GIANT, in that same locker room was HAKU,HARLEY RACE,RICK RUDE,BARBARIAN,BAD NEWS ALLEN,DYNAMITE KID,JIMMY SNUKA,HOT ROD,HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN and many other tough guys, who would never tolerate the bs, especially ANDRE he was the boss and despised shawn michaels(the latter was petrified of andre), HARLEY TOO, HAKU IS KNOWN TO DEFEND THE WEAK, AND CHRIS CANDIDO BECAME HIS FRIEND IN WCW, and defended him against eric bischoff who was his boss(i know he wouldnt have known him,but im more highlighting his heroic behavioural feats), so imagine if he saw what shawn michaels did to him, what he would have said?!?!.

    Do you think if the kliqq tried that again during stone cold and the rocks regime they would
    succeed, no way, cos at the end of the day shawn michaels can fly around all he likes, the fans will always prefer the former two names, so if an ultimatum was placed by any of the rock or stone cold to choose between them or the kliqq, vinces wallet would instinctively choose the ATTITUDE ERA KINGS!!!

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