10 Things You Didn't Know About Raven

What about Raven? There is more to this record-breaking genius than meets the eye.

Raven ECW champ

What about him? What about Raven? One of the most respected minds in modern pro wrestling history, the former Johnny Polo played a major role in WCW, WWE (then WWF) and ECW in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, leading stable after stable of misfits to midcard mediocrity. No matter which Attitude Era promotion was your favourite, Raven featured on your screen at some point.

Fast forward to the current day and the man himself has even been on AEW Dynamite after years of appearing in TNA and ROH. Come to think of it, has anyone been as ubiquitous in modern pro wrestling as Raven? It is as if the former ECW Champion got a little overly obsessed with his ‘What about Raven?’ catchphrase.

The man behind the character is one of the most respected minds in the pro wrestling business, even if his slightly unorthodox ways have rubbed a few people up the wrong way. Is he the Exalted One? Time will tell on that front, but there is plenty to discover about this legitimate modern-day legend.

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Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.