Jim the Anvil Neidhart, a former Raw superstar, tried out for the Cowboys, before pursuing pro wrestling.
On April 5, 1993, the Florida Marlins made their debut with 45-year-old knuckle baller Charlie Hough on the mound.
Former wrestler Dale (The Demon) Torborg, whose father, Jeff, is a former Marlins manager, was trained by The Warlord and Neidhart, a former Raw superstar.
On April 5, 1993, North Carolina men’s basketball beat Michigan for the NCAA national title.
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, a former Raw superstar and authority figure, is royalty in North Carolina.
On June 20, 1993, the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns in the NBA finals.
Dennis Rodman, who later played for the Bulls, also teamed with the nWo’s Hollywood Hulk Hogan, a former Raw superstar, in WCW.
On Oct. 23, 1993, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.
Edge, a former Raw superstar, proud Canadian and WWE Hall of Famer, later threw out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game.
• Kofi King of the hill
In five years (plus) in WWE, Kingston is a four-time Intercontinental champ, two-time U.S. champ and three-time tag team champ (CM Punk, Evan Bourne, R-Truth).
• Screaming Eagles
Kingston graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communication, concentrating on advertising, marketing and public relations.
Alabama or Notre Dame?
“I could never ever root for Notre Dame because I went to BC,” Kingston said. “So many years later, I have nothing against Notre Dame. I wrestled in Indiana a few times, and they have great fans there, but I’m an Eagle at heart, and we don’t root for Notre Dame.
“I’m sure the people in Alabama are still partying it up. Congratulations.”
• Boston Soldier
“Confrontation” by Damian Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley.
Kofi Kingston’s theme music with Deep South Wrestling, a former feeder group to WWE in Georgia.
The late Bob Marley performed at the Manhattan Center, home to the debuting Raw.
• Kofi Kingston Social Media
• McCall Middle School: http://www.edline.net/pages/McCall_Middle_School
Boston College: http://www.bc.edu/
• The WWE Royal Rumble is live 8 p.m. EST on pay-per-view on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Rock will be in the main event against WWE champ CM Punk (with Paul Heyman).
The Royal Rumble is the kick off to the Road to WrestleMania 29, which is April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
• Go to http://www.wwe.com/.