There's a little hot dog place here in Miami that I like to go to because the food is great, the atmosphere is ok and sometimes magical things happen. The last time I went, there were two guys talking within 10 feet of me, but loud enough where it seemed like they wanted me to hear. Anyhow, they were talking about video games because the latest Call of Duty had just come out the week before. One of the guys had mentioned how he had played online with the Big Show. He said that the Big Show likes to eat there, too and the last time the Big Show ate there, they exchanged gamertags. I'm 50/50 on whether I believed this story, only because my sister has met the Big Show in Miami too and said he was a super nice and a very approachable guy, so it's possible (although I suppose my sister could have lied to me too). Either way, it got me thinking...
What was the Big Show's gamertag? How many other wrestlers play video games online and what gamertags do they use? Do they keep kayfabe in mind when they are creating their gamertags? Who would have the most creative gamertags?
So, I decided to write an article on fictional wrestler gamertags. As I'm trying to come up with ideas, I contacted Podswoggle member Tope to spitball some ideas. As I thought of some fictional gamertags, I wanted to see if they were good enough by trying to have Tope figure out the wrestler by just giving him the fictional gamertag. That's when Tope said the one line that changed my entire article...and possibly snowball into a venture all it's own...he said, "This would make a good Sporcle."
(Sporcle is essentially a trivia website where you can test your knowledge on user created quizzes. Just type the answer, if you are correct, it will automatically be taken. Quizzes are timed and you can compare how you did with others who have also taken the quiz.)
So I would like to present the first, and hopefully not last, Sporcle quiz: Can you name the wrestler by their fictional gamertag?