How well do you know these professional wrestling nicknames? (Quiz)

How well do you know the not so famous names these dudes and dudettes went by?


Aliases, nicknames, AKAs, whatever you want to call them, professional wrestling has some fantastic choices. Over the course of these 20 questions, you will have to guess which wrestler goes by which name.

Some of these names are rather obvious. Some of these names you may not have heard. Either way, sit back and enjoy the quiz.

Let us know how you did in the comments below!

  1. 1 Who is known as "The Messiah of the Backbreaker"?

    1. Andrade 'Cien' Almas
    2. Edward James Almos
    3. Roderick Strong
    4. Ron Swanson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Roderick Strong

    It was a nickname given to him on the indies and has stuck in NXT.

  2. 2 Who is "The Man of 1,000 Holds"?

    1. Dean Malenko
    2. Perry Saturn
    3. Chris Benoit
    4. Chris Jericho
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dean Malenko

    One of the Four Horsemen and possibly one of the best technical wrestlers ever, Malenko was called this in ECW and WCW.

  3. 3 Time for an easy one: Who is the mayor of Suplex City?

    1. Taz
    2. Kurt Angle
    3. Mr. Wrestling No. 1
    4. Brock Lesnar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course it's Brock

    To get to Suplex City, hang a right off of exit F5. The people there are real nice. The Mayor will pick you up and take you for a spin before you lay down.

  4. 4 Who is the "Rainbow Haired Warrior"?

    1. Jeff Gordon's pit crew
    2. Jeff Hardy
    3. The Ultimate Warrior
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jeff Hardy

    Jeff was also called Willow, The Charismatic Enigma, and the Wrestling Anti-Christ, though two of those nicknames came from his time with Impact Wrestling.

  5. 5 Who was known as the "Dog Faced Gremlin"?

    1. Scott Steiner
    2. Rick Steiner
    3. Davey Boy Smith
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rick Steiner

    Both Steiner Brothers have had some "unique" monikers over the years.

  6. 6 Who was called "Mr. SmackDown"?

    1. John Bradshaw Layfield
    2. The Rock
    3. John Cena
    4. AJ Styles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    JBL

    At one point he was the longest reigning WWE Champion in the Modern Era. The self-proclaimed "Wrestling God" began calling himself this in 2005.

  7. 7 What former WCW and WWF star was known as the "Mecca of Manhood"?

    1. Scott Steiner
    2. Buff Bagwell
    3. Shawn Stasiak
    4. Val Venis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A third generation star nonetheless

    He challenged people to face their fears as a character called 'Fobia' and was the boy toy for Terri Runnels and the Pretty Mean Sisters (who were referred to as PMS). PMS called Stasiak 'Meat'.

  8. 8 Who was the "Psycho Yuppie"?

    1. Eric Bischoff
    2. Vince Russo
    3. Ed Ferrera
    4. Paul E. Dangerously
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paul E. Dangerously aka Paul Heyman

    Old school cell phone in hand, the Psycho Yuppie earned this name in the AWA and again in WCW.

  9. 9 Who is the "Sicilian Psychopath"?

    1. Tommaso Ciampa
    2. Andrade 'Cien' Almas
    3. Johnny Gargano
    4. Kassius Ohno
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ciampa

    When he comes back to NXT, if he comes back to NXT, should begin one heck of a rivalry with former tag partner, Johnny Gargano.

  10. 10 Who was the "Quintessential Stud Muffin"?

    1. Val Venis
    2. Buff Bagwell
    3. Joel Gertner
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Just one of his many names

    ECW was a wild and raunchy place at times. Most of what Gertner like to refer to himself as cannot be mentioned in proper decorum.

  11. 11 Who was the "First Lady of Wrestling"?

    1. Miss Elizabeth
    2. Linda McMahon
    3. Sunny
    4. Sharmell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Miss Elizabeth

    May she rest in peace

  12. 12 Who was the "Human Suplex Machine"?

    1. Brock Lesnar
    2. Taz
    3. Dean Malenko
    4. Eddie Guerrero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's with one "Z"

    From the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, he is a former FTW and ECW Champion. Ladies and Gentlemen, that was Taz.

  13. 13 Who was called the "Sensation of Innovation" in WCW?

    1. Shannon Moore
    2. Jamie Noble
    3. Tommy Dreamer
    4. Shane Helms
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    STAND BACK

    Long before he was a green clad super hero, and even before he was in a rip off boy band, he was lauded for his creative move set.

  14. 14 Who is the "Samoan Submission Machine"? (If you get this wrong, close this browser window and rethink your wrestling fandom.)

    1. Roman Reigns
    2. Afa
    3. Sika
    4. Samoa Joe
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Samoa Joe

    Paul Heyman will tell ya, Mike Tenay will tell ya, Michael Cole will tell ya, hell, everyone will tell ya who he is!

  15. 15 Who is "Black Machismo"?

    1. Apollo Crews
    2. Xavier Woods
    3. Jay Lethal
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jay Lethal

    Among other things Lethal has called himself...

  16. 16 Who is the "Greatest Man Who Ever Lived"?

    1. Arn Anderson
    2. Anderson Cooper
    3. Austin Aries
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sorry Doink

    This is what A Double claimed on many occasions. No offense to the other choices (maybe some to Doink).

  17. 17 Who was the "Gentleman Villian"?

    1. Jack Gallagher
    2. William Regal
    3. Davey Boy Smith
    4. Doink the Clown
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    William Regal

    Before he was a Commissioner, he was one heck of a bruising British brawler (say that five times fast) and was known for his manners and brass knucks.

  18. 18 Here's a lay up for you: Who is the "Man that Gravity Forgot"?

    1. Neville
    2. Evan Bourne
    3. John Morrison
    4. Buzz Aldrin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In all of his cape wearing glory

    Back when he had a first name and looked less like a personification of a Lord of the Rings villain, he was referred to as this.

  19. 19 Who was the "Innovator of Violence"?

    1. Crash Holly
    2. The Sandman
    3. Raven
    4. Tommy Dreamer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tommy Dreamer

    When he ditched the rainbow suspenders and became the heart and soul of ECW, his "creative" ways to maim earned him this title.

  20. 20 Who is the "Man of 1,004 Holds"?

    1. Chris Benoit
    2. Chris Jericho
    3. Christian
    4. Kris Kristofferson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Y2J

    He is a man of many names. The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla, The Savior, The Best in the World at What He Does, The Lionheart, The Sexy Beast, The List Master, The 61 Minute Man, and, of course, Y2J are just some of the things Jericho has been identified as.

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