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10 Wrestling Moments You Didn’t Realise Inspired People To Become Wrestlers

Had Brock Lesnar not ended the streak, would Matt Riddle still be an MMA fighter?

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It's been well documented that not every professional wrestler working today dreamt of becoming WWE Champion at a young age. Some were simply roped into the industry off the back of success in another sport and took to it like a duck to water, earning a nice pay cheque in the process.

However, for every Brock Lesnar there's always another individual who instantly fell in love with this wonderfully distinct world from the first moment they witnessed the spectacle of a wrestling show at either a very young age or even much further down the road.

Though a large number of current performers were understandably inspired to step into the squared circle by the pinnacle of sports entertainment that is WrestleMania, there have been other smaller PPVs or even weekly television shows that have suddenly lit the wrasslin' fire inside of a future talent.

Whether it was the sight of three monstrous future legends battling it out on SmackDown, witnessing a hardcore legend almost kill themselves in the ring or seeing two all-time greats capture the imaginations of an entire generation, things were never really the same for the following ten stars in the wake of these important moments.

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