The true stories of wrestling's most unique nicknames

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March 11, 2013

Many legendary Superstars are remembered for their wrestling acumen, their captivating interviews or a signature maneuver that was their meal ticket to victory. But, for many competitors, a memorable nickname has helped make them a part of every sports-entertainment fan’s vernacular.

But where did familiar monikers like “The King” and “The Hammer” come from? WWEClassics.com was interested in the genesis of these nicknames, so we reached out to nine WWE Legends with immediately recognizable handles. 

Here, in their own words, are the true stories behind sports-entertainment’s most unforgettable nicknames.  (PHOTOS)

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