10 shared wrestler nicknames

Steve Austin will always be “Stone Cold.” Bret Hart will always be the “Hit Man.” And it’s doubtful there will ever be another Y2J. Since the early days of territorial wrestling, grapplers have always adopted nicknames to match the characteristics of their personas.

View photos of wrestlers who shared nicknames

But some of the ring’s most well-known nicknames are not associated with only one Superstar. And, sometimes, a brawler became so identifiable with a particular moniker that he felt it necessary to fight the imposter for the rights to the name.

Watch wrestlers battle it out for naming rights

WWEClassics.com looked to the hard-nosed style of Mid-South Wrestling, the class and elegance of the AWA, the excitement of WWE and beyond to find the most egregious instances of wrestlers who shared nicknames – politely or not.