Can YOU smell what The Rock is cooking? During the 1990s, the world of wrestling was cooking up All-Stars whose names would always be remembered. 91% of people can't name these wrestlers from the 1990s. Can you?
The world of wrestling is currently known as the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), but when it was founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952, it was called CWC (Capitol Wrestling Corporation). In 1979, it would become the World Wresting Federation and the 1990s brought the Golden Age.
Led by Vince McMahon, the WWF had two weekly programs (Raw and Smackdown), and the company became well-known for their pay-per-view events, the most popular of which were WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam.
The 1990s would bring a host of wrestlers who helped propel the WWF. The first half of Hulk Hogan's career was winding down in the '90s and paving a way for The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Rick Flair. D-Generation X dominated, with Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Chyna. Half-brothers Kane and The Undertaker became known as the Brothers of Destruction.
While recognizing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might be easy, can you pick out Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero? What about Chris Jericho or Kurt Angle? Could you recognize brothers Jeff and Matt Hardy or best friends, Edge and Christian? We can't forget about the females Trish Stratus and Lita.
Are you ready to go a few rounds with this quiz? Will you come out with the belt or will you be knocked out by a sweet chin music? Let's find out!
Terry Bollea, who you might recognize as Hulk Hogan, just might be one of the most popular wrestlers of all time. He had huge success as a solo star in the '80s and '90s, and also thrived as a tag team with wrestler Edge. After retiring, he starred on the reality show "Hogan Knows Best."
Known as Stunning Steve Austin in the early '90s, the wrestler took on his Stone Cold persona around 1994, when he started swilling beer and giving Vince McMahon a hard time in the ring. He spent much of the decade battling Hulk Hogan for supremacy in the sport.
The flamboyant Macho Man Randy Savage was known for his catch phrase, "Oooh Yeah." He played minor league baseball before moving to wrestling, and went on to win nearly 30 titles in as many years.
Born Richard Fliehr, Ric Flair was also known by his nickname The Nature Boy. He won the Royal Rumble in 1992.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came from a family of wrestlers. In the late '90s, he was part of the Nation of Domination, and took turns feuding with both Steve Austin and Farooq before turning to movies.
Bret Hart was part of a huge family of wrestlers. Known as The Hitman, he was King of the Ring in both 1991 and 1993. Hart was the brother of legendary wresting star Owen Hart, who died in a tragic accident in the ring in 1999.
Born Michael Hickenbottom, Shawn Michaels was a pay-per-view headliner throughout the '90s. He briefly wrestled as a vain villain named The Heartbreak Kid in the early '90s, then went on to feud with Triple H for several years.
Andre the Giant had big success tag teaming with Haku in the ring in the late '80s and early '90s.
Bill Goldberg was a football player for the LA Rams in the early '90s before switching to wrestling. He is known for his impressive winning streak in the late '90s and his tag line, "Who's Next?"
Big Van Vader played in Super Bowl XIV for the LA Rams before becoming a wrestling star in the '90s. In 1992, he was part of the Big, Bad and Dangerous team with Bam Bam Bigelow.
Sting became popular in the '90s, particularly after major feuds with Vader and Rick Rude. He was the 1998 world heavyweight champ at SuperBrawl VIII.
Real name Mark Calaway, The Undertaker had one of the scariest images in the ring in the '90s. He is best remembered for his 21 straight WrestleMania victories, which stretched from 1991 to 2013.
James Hellwig, which would have been a pretty cool stage name itself, took on the persona of The Ultimate Warrior when he stepped into the ring. In the '90s, he was frequently pitted against Hulk Hogan, and once found himself locked in a coffin thanks to The Undertaker.
Kevin Nash was a top college basketball player before moving to wrestling. He tried on several personas, including Oz from "The Wizard of Oz," a mobster named Vinnie Vegas, and a biker thug named Diesel.
Mick Foley, aka Cactus Jack, made his WCW debut in 1991 in a fight with Sting. He spent the next few years feuding with Vader, then took on the persona of Mankind -- an insane wrestler with an imaginary rat named George.
Rowdy Roddy Piper was a Canadian boxer turned pro wrestler. He became the temporary WWF President in 1996 after the standing President was injured in an attack by the wrestler Vader. He was also a huge B-movie star, known for fare such as "Hell Comes to Frogtown."
Known as Mr. Perfect, Curt Henning was undefeated in the sport for over a year a the start of the '90s. He later went on to have a major rivalry with Ric Flair and to gain a reputation for stealing Triple H's women.
Ravishing Rick Rude helped found D-Generation X with Shawn Michaels, Chyna and Triple H. In the late '90s, he was a member of WCW's New World Order.
Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase had tag team success in the early '90s. In 1992, he and wrestler IRS formed a team called Money Inc and went on to win the WWF tag team championship.
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat partnered up with Dusty Rhodes for early '90s tag team success. Before his 1994 retirement, he was known for major feuds with Rick Flair and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Paul Levesque wrestled under the nickname Triple H for most of his career, but also tried out some other personas. He started off as wealthy French-Canadian Jean-Paul, and later became rich New Englander "Blue Blood." He maintained a long-running feud with The Rock.
Yokozuna played a Japanese sumo wrestler in the ring, but he was never an actual sumo and was Samoan, not Japanese. Despite this, he was marketed as competing for Japan, and was managed by Mr. Fuji throughout much of his career.
Chris Jericho livened up the ring as the rockstar wrestler, and in 2001 he beat both Steve Austin and The Rock in a single night. He went on to a music career toward the end of the '90s.
Sid Vicious, born Sidney Eudy, spent three decades in the world of professional wrestling. He was part of the Four Horsemen in the early '90s, and went on to have a popular feud with Vader in the middle of the decade.
Brian Pillman wrestled as the wild and unpredictable Loose Cannon until a serious car accident knocked him out of the sport. Prior to wrestling, he was a promising player in the Canadian Football League.
Lawrence Pfohl, better known as Lex Luger, was the co-winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble with Bret Hart. He later worked for WWE behind the scenes, helping the organization develop its athlete wellness policy.
Born Dean Simon, Dean Malenko was named the top wrestler in the world by "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" in 1997, In the mid-'90s, he formed the Triple Threat with Shane Douglas and Chris Benoit.
Candian Chris Benoit was a major wrestling star in the '90s, and once wrestled using the nickname The Crippler. Sadly, he may be best remembered for the 1997 murder-suicide of himself, his wife and son.
Jake The Snake Roberts invented the infamous DDT move in the '90s. He is also remembered for bringing his reptilian friends into the ring, especially his python Damien.
Terry Funk introduced a hardcore wrestling style in the '90s. He was a 1997 ECW world heavyweight champ after beating both The Sandman and Stevie Richards to take the title.
Scott Hall entered the ring as The Diamond Studd in 1991, and also wrestled under the name Razor Ramon. He was a nine-time world tag team champion.
Born Oscar Gutierrez, Rey Mysterio -- Spanish for King Mystery -- had a Lucha Libre wrestling style that made him a fan favorite. He was a major cruiserweight champion throughout the '90s.
Rob Van Dam wrestled as Robbie V in the early '90s. He was part of Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1996 to 1998, and was known for his rivalry, then tag team, with fellow wrestler Sabu.
Born in Fiji, Jimmy Snuka went by the nickname Superfly for much of his career. A former bodybuilder, he turned to wrestling for its economic appeal, and went on to have great success in the sport.
Glenn Thomas Jacobs wrestled under the much cooler nickname Kane. He was introduced in 1997 as the younger half-brother of The Undertaker. the pair went on to alternate between feuding and partnering up in the ring.
Known as The Blue Blazer, Canadian Owen Hart was a popular wrestler in the '90s. He was tragically killed in the ring at age 34 during a wrestling stunt going wrong.
Born Troy Martin, he wrestled as both Shane Douglas and The Franchise. After making his winning ECW debut in 1993, he won two heavyweight championships in his very first year as a pro wrestler.
Nikita Koloff wrestled in the '80s and '90s as The Russian Nightmare, a nickname given to him by Dusty Rhodes -- who wrestled as The American Dream. After his career ended, Koloff went on to become a preacher.
Bam Bam Bigelow is easy to recognize thanks to the giant flame tattoo on the back of his head. In the late '90s, he found tag team success with Triple Threat, which also featured Chris Candido and Shane Douglas.
Lebanese wrestler Sabu played up his heritage with an Arabian-American persona in the ring. Born Terry Michael Brunk, Sabu was also known as a table breaker, and always found a way to destroy at least one table in every match.
Paul Wight II wrestled under the name The Big Show. He later went on to act in TV shows like "Psych" and "Burn Notice," as well as movies like "The Waterboy."
Martin Lunde took the stage name Arn Anderson and had great success in the '90s as part of The Four Horsemen. He retired in 1997 and then served as a long-time producer for "WWE Raw."
Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick became Ken Shamrock after switching from martial arts to wrestling. He made his WWF debut in 1997, where he was dubbed The World's Most Dangerous Man.
Marc Mero wrestled as Johnny B. Badd in the early '90s. During that time, he won the WCW World Television Championship three times. He's also known for his relationship with WWF star Sable.
Tito Santana had success as a college football player, and briefly played as a pro before turning to wrestling. He was part of the Strike Force tag team, then wrestled as El Matador in the early '90s.
Taz wrestled on tag team Tazmaniacs with Joe Chetti from 1993 to 1995. In the late '90s, he was known for his rivalry with Sabu.
Diamond Dallas Page was known for his feud with Macho Man Randy Savage -- as well as his feuds with other wrestlers who tried to steal his wife Kimberly -- aka Diamond Doll.
Ron Simmons wrestled as Faarooq, and was the first African-American wrestler to be WCW world heavyweight champion. Before wrestling, he played pro football for the Cleveland Browns.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the first Royal Rumble in 1998. He later took on an American patriot persona, beating up "foreigners" with a 2x4.