WWE's hometown heroes

Marietta, Ga.

Atlanta may be known as the headquarters of WCW and all things Turner, but the nearby town of Marietta. Ga., has just as strong of a sports-entertainment pedigree.

The patriarch of the great Armstrong family, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, was born in Marietta in 1939. And all four of Bob’s grappling sons — including The Road Dogg and WWE referee Scott Armstrong — were also born in the Georgia city.

Watch "Bullet" Bob team up with his son Brad

Marcus Alexander Bagwell was “the stuff” growing up in the city and was a highly regarded baseball player at Marietta’s Sprayberry High School. And while he’s most well-known as hailing from Cobb County’s Department of Corrections, The Big Boss Man was also born in Marietta, where he laid down the law at an early age. Former WCW Champions Lex Luger and Ron Simmons didn’t grow up in Marietta, but both have settled there in their post-competing days.

Watch Marietta natives meet in the ring on Raw

But it’s not all retired legends who called Marietta home. One of WWE’s most exciting young stars, Cody Rhodes, was an excellent amateur wrestler at Lassiter High School. Each time Cody dashes to the ring, he is proudly announced as hailing from the city 20 miles north of Atlanta on I-75, Marietta.

Visit profiles: “Bullet” Bob Armstrong | Road Dogg | Big Boss Man | Lex Luger | Ron Simmons | Cody Rhodes