12 Insane Real Life Stories Of The Four Horsemen
Written by Ana Krneta
In the history of the WWE, there have been a number of very successful and popular factions. The biggest in WWE history are:
- The Fabulous Freebirds.
- The Four Horsemen.
- D-Generation X.
There are arguments for which faction is the best, but one thing fans can agree on is that The Four Horsemen were one of the best factions the WWE has ever seen.
Made up of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and Ole Anderson in the beginning, Ric Flair was the only one who remained consistent throughout. Here are 12 crazy stories about the beloved and iconic faction.
1/ The inception of The Four Horsemen was not devised by the company and was not a part of a storyline. It was a true accident! All the original members had been teamed up before and knew each other well. Arn Anderson decided to call the four of them, The Four Horsemen. Arn explained he was inspired by, of course, The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse that are in the bible. As well as as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 195’s backfield which also had that nickname.
2/ Lex Luger started out his wrestling career just like a lot of other young wrestlers, inexperienced but full of raw talent that just need to be honed. His big break was when he joined up with The Horsemen. He didn't have a finishing move before he joined the faction, but after his time in it and taking direction from the more experienced members he came up with the Torture Rack as his finisher.
3/ Apparently, Arn Anderson had quite the temper outside of the squared circle. Many many years ago, he was on a flight along with wrestler Mike Enos and a WCW wrestler, Disco Inferno. Enos was on a phone call that was irritating Anderson who asked him multiple times to end his call, but his requests only fell on deaf ears as Enos ignored him and continued chatting. When things got heated and were about to get physical, Disco Inferno who had been sitting next to Enos, told Anderson to take care of him ‘Horsemen style’ and he held up for cheeky fingers, which is the factions hand signal. Anderson simply turned to face Disco and slapped him right across the face and that was the end of that scuffle.
4/ While we just mentioned that Arn Anderson could be a bit irritable, he was truly known as a good friend and an all around good guy. This does not mean that his friends and colleagues were exempt from practical jokes though! He also loved to make crazy bets. For example, one time he bet Sid Vicious to put his pet squirrel in his pants for a total of 60 seconds. Sid took the bet and won. However, considering the fact the squirrel went nuts, as they are ought to do, and bit him in the crown jewels causing him to go to the emergency room, did he really win?
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