Nicknames have likely been around since the dawn of time. Probably since a mumbling caveman was referred to as “Hoonga Boonga” by his friends. I’ve had nicknames, you might have had a nickname. It’s safe to say we all know at least one person with a nickname.
One of the places where you will find the most coomon use of nicknames is in professional sports. You had “Air” Jordan in basketball, boxing’s Tyson was “Iron Mike”, and baseball, football and hockey have never been any different.
Of course, I have been around wrestling in some form since I was 15 years old. For the first several years I did a bit of everything. Made posters, wrote programs, announced, rang the bell, acted as timekeeper, set up rings, you name it. Then after I graduated from high school I started wrestling. I quickly found that nicknames are aplenty in pro wrestling. I can honestly say I made some close friends whose real names are still a mystery to me.
Some nicknames are fun. Some are silly. Some are obscene. Some are accurate. Some are just stupid.
Here’s a few nicknames that we need to see used more often, either in wrestling, boxing, MMA, or in the office. Feel free to add your own suggestions…
- Crazy Legs
- Shoulders (or really any part of random anatomy)
- Man Mountain (what if you’re referring a girl?)
- Lightning Foot
- The [insert ethnic orgin here] Angel
- The Sodbuster
- Mr. Danger
- No Class (why would you want to admit you had no class?)
- The Roughneck (better than Turkeyneck, I suppose)
- Starship Eagle
- Captain (especially if you’re not actually a captain of anything)
- Firebreaker (what IS a firebreaker, anyway?)