10 Professional Wrestlers + WWE from Connecticut

According to a recent article in Ewrestlingnews, since 2019, WWE has been slowly moving to their new official home at 677 Washington Boulevard, and another huge step has been taken. Here’s the tweet explaining what’s going on from former employee and WWE Encyclopedia author, Kevin Sullivan.

Twitter / Kevin Sullivan

Twitter / Kevin Sullivan

As a newcomer to Connecticut, I wasn’t aware that WWE called Stamford home. I’ve seen “Titan Tower” on TV many times but never really knew where it was.

John O’Neill (jjron)

John O’Neill (jjron)

My mass wrestling ended when I was about 12, and that would have put an end around 1983 or 1984. Not quite sure what drove me away, at one point, I was fully invested. Up to 9, 10 or 11 years of age can be “invested”. I had the magazines and watched wrestling on our local channels. For national radio, it was TBS when there were like a dozen people in the crowd, and “Mean Gene” Okerlund was advertising something called AWA (All-American Wrestling).

Wiki / CC / Paul Billets

Wiki / CC / Paul Billets

You could say I’m quite old school when it comes to pro wrestling. Out of my head, I can remember “Bulldog” Bob Brown (a John C Riley clone), “Junkyard Dog”, “Super Fly” Jimmy Snuka, CoCo Beware, Andre The Giant, and “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes , The Great Kabuki, and the reason I remember, is that I saw them all live in action a long time ago. This is a picture of the American Dream giving Bulldog work.

wiki / public domain

wiki / public domain

When I searched for wrestlers from the 70s and 80s, some very familiar names came up like Killer Kowalski, Superstar Billy Graham, Terry Funk, The Iron Sheik, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah The Butcher, King Kong Bundy, Ted DiBiase, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Arn Anderson, and Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd, who was an All-Pro defensive tackle for the 1971 Super Bowl champion of the Kansas City Chiefs. Below is a circa 1980 “Superstar” Billy Graham, anything.

public domain

public domain

We can go on all day reminiscing and get all the nostalgia for all the great wrestlers we have memories of. Because of this revelation of Stamford being the central location of the largest professional wrestling “league” on the planet, it made me wonder how many wrestlers from Connecticut made it to the professional ranks. We immediately found 10 bats and I’m sure most of you will recognize them and have fond memories.

10 professional wrestlers who have been billed from or from Connecticut

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