10 Interesting Facts About WWE that You Didn’t Know


WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, is a global entertainment brand that has been entertaining audiences for decades. With its unique blend of athleticism, storytelling, drama, and now the wide range of WWE Action figures by Mattel, WWE has captured the hearts of fans all over the world. South Africa is no exception to this, with a passionate fanbase that has supported the brand for years. 

WWE first made its way to South Africa in the early 2000s, with its first live event taking place in Johannesburg in 2003. Since then, WWE has held several events in the country, with some of the biggest names in the industry, including John Cena, The Undertaker, and Triple H, making appearances. In recent years, WWE has also launched its streaming service, WWE Network, in South Africa, allowing fans to watch their favourite shows and events on demand. 


10 Interesting Facts About WWE that you didn’t know: 

  1. The first-ever WrestleMania was held in 1985 and featured Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the main event. 
  2. WWE Superstar John Cena holds the record for granting the most wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
  3. The Undertaker's real name is Mark Calaway, and he has been with WWE for over 30 years. 
  4. WWE's longest-running TV show is Monday Night Raw, which has been on the air since 1993. 
  5. WWE Superstars have made several appearances in South Africa over the years, including John Cena, Triple H, and The Undertaker. 
  6. WWE held its first-ever African try-out in Johannesburg in 2018, with over 40 athletes from 12 different countries taking part. 
  7. WWE has partnered with several South African organizations over the years, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Reach for a Dream Foundation. 
  8. WWE has had several South African Superstars over the years, including Justin Gabriel and Leo Kruger (now known as Adam Rose). 
  9. WWE has its own music label, WWE Music Group, which produces music for its Superstars and events. 
  10. WWE has also featured South African music on its programming, including songs by South African artists Die Antwoord and Jeremy Loops. 

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