10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (April 1)

Learn why Jim Ross had no idea how to call Marc Mero's matches...

Marc Mero and Sable

Ask Chris Jericho what he thought about Triple H before the May 21, 2001 edition of Raw Is War, and it may have been somewhat different to his feelings afterwards. 

During a routine tag-team bout pitting Jericho and Chris Benoit against Triple H and Steve Austin, 'The Game' landed awkwardly upon striking Jericho from behind. Tearing his quadriceps muscle in one leg, Triple H promptly hit the mat in complete agony, the muscle literally rolling up his limb.

To his credit, the man was somehow able to finish the match. Perched atop the announce desk, he even received Y2J's trademark 'Walls Of Jericho' finishing hold, which must have been excruciatingly painful to absorb. 

Many times since, Jericho has said he gained a new level of respect for his peer that evening, but the injury would come at a cost. Triple H was benched for quite some time, only able to return in early-January, 2002. 

This week's article features a story from the man himself, including his thoughts and feelings as he stood behind the curtain before his big MSG comeback. There are also facts and stories related to the likes of Sable and Luna Vachon, The Honky Tonk Man and the current WWE Diva's division as a whole.

A truly eclectic mix of wrestling facts we didn't know last week, this week! 

10. Dean Ambrose Told WWE's Camera Crew Terry Funk Nailed It

Marc Mero and Sable

On his way to clashing with Brock Lesnar in a match being billed as a 'No Holds Barred Street Fight', Dean Ambrose has been shown colluding with some wrestling legends recently.

The story has been simple; Ambrose is going back to his more hardcore wrestling roots in order to prepare for the match and in the process has received advice from the likes of Mick Foley and Terry Funk.

Discussing his segment Funk with Live Audio Wrestling, Ambrose stated that it was an incredible experience. Right there on Monday Night Raw, the iconic brawler handed the current WWE star a chainsaw and advised him to use it against Lesnar. The skit was only a short one, but many of the WWE camera crew were blown away by Funk's promo.

As soon as the segment was in the bag, Ambrose told the production staff that he wanted to do more promos exactly like that. Funk's delivery was goosebump-inducing, and a reminder that the sometimes-saccharine, often heavily-scripted WWE promo style of today doesn't quite cut it for Dean Ambrose.


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