Pro wrasslers' : The early years

Check out these pictures I just ran across showing various pro wrestlers... before they got signed (some of them are actually recent.. but rare). It's always interesting to compare some of their mugs after years of compulsive steroid & opiate abuse, or after 'father time' starts catching up. Who would've ever thought that orca incarnate, a la Rikishi was once a twig, or that Mick Foley was actually good-looking in highschool?

(I posted this on the UG because I figured that most MMA fans were Pro Wrestling fans at one point...)

Lo and behold:

Kevin Nash w/ son Tristan

Shawn Michaels @ age 3

Chyna (Joanie Laurer) as a teenager

A younger Bill Goldberg

Shawn Michaels' wife (Rebecca Frau) & son Cameron

Hogan & son

A younger Steve Austin

Scott Hall w/ Jimmy Snuka

Owen & brother Bret

Rey Mysterio w/out his mask

Younger Scott Steiner

Undertaker before signing w/ WWF

triple h & ex-wife chyna

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rob Van Dam

Curt Hennig

Sean Waltman (123 Kid)

Younger Hulk Hogan

Young Buff Bagwell

Younger Ric Flair

Chris Jericho early 20's

YoungER Buff Bagwell

Road Dogg

Bill Goldberg 2

Randy Savage

Shane McMahon

Rick Flair w/ The Rock

Kevin Nash

Bret & Owen as kids

Steve Austin and ???

Vince McMahon in soldier uniform

Skinny Rikishi

Undertaker

Shane McMahon as a teenager

Ken Shamrock in HS (we've all seen this one)

Mick Foley prom picture

Raven

Triple H

Jerry "The King" Lawler

Kevin Nash in HS

Cool pics, lol.....

Ever look up wrestlers real names?

Some are pretty funny.....

Chyna had the man jaw as a teenager, years before entering bodybuilding !!?!!

in the first pic of kevin nash and his son, ahmmmmmmmmmm anyone else notice that "kevin" is black in that pic??


It's crazy how small The Rock was next to Flair, even as a teenager.

On a side note,

Rikishi looked like the kid that had an affair w/ Mary Kay Laterno ; The Undertaker sorta looked like Michael Berryman w/ hair (Pluto, from the 1977 version of The Hills Have Eyes) ; Shane McMahon looked like Fred Savage from The Wonder Years ; Ken Shamrock looked like... TheRealJoker ; and Triple H looked like Jesse Forbes from TUF 3...

ttt cool

The Rock/Flair encounter = the vulgar version of Tiger Woods meets Jack Nicklaus.

Those Saku pics are new to this place.

most pics were pre steroids

that's what I thought draventyler...

and seriously hasn't anyone else noticed that keving nash is black in that picture??

Scott Hall looks like Borat

Goldberg, the only Jew so bad he sports a Hitler stache.

Interesting stuff! Cool!

"and seriously hasn't anyone else noticed that keving nash is black in that picture??"

Dear Sir, I can tell you are new to life. What you are observing is typically refered to as a "shadow". It is also an old black and white photo, and is quite low quality. Such "shawdows" are common.

Also, he is not black in that pic.

Chyna and HHH were never married

"Dear Sir, I can tell you are new to life. What you are observing is typically refered to as a "shadow". It is also an old black and white photo, and is quite low quality. Such "shawdows" are common.

Also, he is not black in that pic."

Dear Sir, ahhmmm that's no shadow and he's black in that pic. low quality or not. what colour do you see?

Very Cool. Wheres Iron Sheik ? Chief Jay Strongbow.

I thought it was Terry Hogan?

Pro wrestling always looked like a neat business to be involved in...I didn't
know Vince was in the military....maybe ROTC or something?