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10 wrestlers with fake hometowns

Ivan and Nikita Koloff.  Neither man was born in Russia.
Ivan and Nikita Koloff. Neither man was born in Russia.
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Modified 28 Dec 2017, 15:56 IST
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Most people are proud of their hometowns. The place where they grew up is familiar, old stomping grounds, and they know it like the back of their hand.

But if you're a WWE Superstar, sometimes your hometown just won't cut the mustard. You need to be from a place more exotic, more heat-generating, than just Hoboken, New Jersey.

What to do? Pretend to be from somewhere else, of course!

Here are ten wrestlers and factions that claimed to be from one place, but are really from another.


#10 Sabu - Saudi Arabia, originally from New York City

Sabu is a hardcore legend.  Just look at the scars!
Sabu is a hardcore legend. Just look at the scars!

The nephew of wrestling's original Sheik, Terry Brunk at least has Arabian heritage in his genealogy. However, his hometown is not Saudi Arabia, but Staten Island, New York!

In order to prevent confusion, Sabu couldn't go by the name Terry Brunk -- it sounds too similar to Terry Funk! Drawing on his heritage, he originally was called Sabu, the Elephant Boy, until he started competing in FMW.

From there, Sabu would show his true hardcore tendencies and become the Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal icon we all have come to love. The scars on his chest are totally real, but you know what's not? His hometown.

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Published 28 Dec 2017, 15:56 IST
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