Random Wrestling Facts Christmas Countdown: December 2. 2015

We’re now on the countdown to Christmas 2015, and to take the sight off the doom and gloom in the buildup to this time of the year we shall be counting down the 24 Days till Christmas by bringing you a random wrestling fact on each day, with something related to the specific number of days left till Christmas. Yesterday, amongst other things we bought you 25 Years of The Undertaker, and now here we go with Number 24…

Random Fact Number 24: 24 Inch Pythons

He was the John Cena of the WWE throughout the 1980s, and remained one of its biggest and sometimes most controversial stars to the current day. A 6-time WWE Champion, 6-Time WCW Champion and WWE Hall-of-Famer (we think)…pretty much everyone knows of Hulk Hogan. Throughout the rise of Hulkamania in the 1980s, Hogan continually made references to his infamous 24-inch pythons, even measuring them with “Classy” Freddie Blassie to demonstrate his sheer strength – not a promo would go by without a reference to them…

Currently surrounded in a cloud of controversy, Hogan seems to be laying low and staying out the lime light waiting for the dust to settle. We have no doubt he will eventually re-emerge, he always does…it’s not a case of if but more when!

Other Number 24 Random Facts

  1. February 24. 2014: On this date, after much hype and several years of planning, the WWE Network was launched as a 24/7 Online Streaming Service using a whole variety of footage from the WWE Library. And it only costs $9.99/£9.99/many more currency related 9.99 prices…
  2. WrestleMania 24: To date, this marks the last WWE in ring appearance of Ric Flair where he lost a Career Threatening Match to Shawn Michaels and bowed out to much fanfare and admiration from competitors alike. It would still mean so much more if he hadn’t returned to the ring with TNA a couple of years later…
  3. August 24. 1945: On this date, a child was born to Vincent J McMahon and Vicky Askew, this child is known as Vincent Kennedy McMahon, current Chairman and CEO of WWE. Vince, at the tender age of 70 still remains as involved in the WWE as he did 30 years ago and shows no signs of slowing down.
  4. The Fabulous Moolah: in either 1999/2000 following her return to the WWE at the age of 76, she began experiencing dizziness whilst in the ring. She was later admitted to hospital for 24 days were it was found she was suffering from two clocked arteries and viral pneumonia. She went onto make a full recovery, before her death in 2007.
  5. Randy Orton: at the tender, young age of 24 Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history when he defeated Chris Benoit at SummerSlam 2004. His reigns was to be short-lived, and he went onto lose the championship at month later to Triple H at Unforgiven 2004.
  6. February 24. 1997: On this date, ECW made the inaugural invasion to the WWE on Monday Night RAW at the Manhattan Center. The audience lambasted WWE competitors with “boring” chants whilst projecting standard ECW chants of the time throughout the show.
  7. August 24. 1985: On this date, Elizabeth Hulette made her WWE debut as the manager of “Macho Man” Randy Savage on Prime Time Wrestling. She would later become known as Miss Elizabeth to millions. Her wrestling career continued until her release by WCW in 2000, and sadly she later died in 2003.
  8. The Big Show: surprisingly, this man was the 24th Triple Crown Winner in WWE history, having held the World, WWE, World Tag, WWE Tag and Intercontinental Championships since his debut in the company in 1999. He became a Triple Crown Winner in 2012 when he captured the Intercontinental Championship.
  9. SummerSlam 2011: the twenty-fourth annual edition of this event featured three main championship matches, one world and two WWE…and the titles changed hands in all three of the matches.
  10. Royal Rumble 2011: the twenty-fourth annual edition of this event remains the only time the Royal Rumble match was contested with 40 competitors instead of the usual 30. It remains the biggest Rumble in history…

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