Tonight is WrestleMania XXVII, WWE's biggest wrestling event of the year. The WWE held the first WrestleMania in Madison Square Garden in 1985 and it has become the world's longest running pro wrestling event. To honor the WWE and WrestleMania, I am featuring two WWE superstars.
Many say that Hulk Hogan is pro wrestling or that he made pro wrestling. While those might be overstatements, Hogan's success and significance cannot be denied. The Florida resident has been spotted at Tampa Rays games (a 6'6" man wearing a bandanna and cutoff sleeves revealing huge arms is hard to miss). For those who love background noise in trading cards, Brooke Hogan is visible (although slightly blurred) over his right shoulder.
While the Hulkster is a wrestling legend, Sheamus is on his way to being a future legend. He is already a two time champ, as well as the reigning King of the Ring. Today, King Sheamus will be battling Daniel Bryan for the United States championship.
Sheamus was born in Dublin and was a pretty good amateur athlete. I don't know of any connection to the team, but he did throw out a first pitch for the Kansas City Royals (hmm King Sheamus..Royals...maybe), which earned him his first Celebrity Jersey Card.