“If you have a college degree, you can be absolutely sure of one thing: You have a college degree.” -Anonymous
Today is a very special day for me. As you are reading this article, I am preparing to participate in my graduation ceremony to receive my Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (if you read the “FAQ” section on the website, you would have already known that). My college experience will be complete. As I prepared the past week and a half to be done with school, I wondered to myself, “How about professional wrestlers? Do any of them have college degrees or attended college at all?”
It’s no surprise that just like any other profession (especially with physicality involved), professional wrestling cannot be done forever. Every wrestler is on borrowed time as to how long they can participate in what they love. You can be lucky like Sting and still be wrestling in your 50s. You could be unlikely and suffer an unfortunate accident like Darren “Droz” Drozdov did when he was only 30. In the end, needless to say, a college education could be a good back-up plan just in case. And while at first this wasn’t the case, more and more wrestlers have completed their education first and then took the path to professional wrestling just in case anything happens.
Therefore, I decided to do a little bit of research and devise a quiz for all you fine wrestling fans out there. The next 10 questions are just a small, but unusual sample as to which degrees professional wrestlers have. It’s also made to make you think, “Wow. They may look dumb, but they are actually smart.” So, get those #2 pencils sharpened and NO CHEATING! Depending on how well you do, there will be a specific prize at the end for you. YOU MAY BEGIN!
1. Which original Nexus member has a Bachelor’s degree in marine biology?
A) Heath Slater
B) Wade Barrett
C) Darren Young
D) Skip Sheffield
E) Justin Gabriel
2. Which mini-talk show host has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism?
A) “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Piper’s Pit)
B) Edge (The Cutting Edge)
C) Carlito (Carlito’s Cabana)
D) Christian (Peep Show)
E) Chris Jericho (Highlight Reel)
3. Which former collegiate wrestler graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education?
A) Kurt Angle
B) Shelton Benjamin
C) Brock Lesnar
D) Charlie Haas
E) Bobby Lashley
4. Which Nation of Domination member graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a certified accountant?
B) Rocky Maivia (The Rock)
C) Kama Mustafa (The Godfather)
D) D-Lo Brown
E) Mark Henry
5. Which “big man” wrestler has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature?
A) Kevin Nash
B) The Big Show
D) The Great Khali
E) The Undertaker
6. Which second/third generation wrestler has 2 Bachelor’s degrees (Science and Business Administration)?
A) Ted DiBiase Jr.
B) Chavo Guerrero Jr.
C) Randy Orton
D) Michael McGillicutty
E) Cody Rhodes
7. Which “high-flyer” has a Bachelor’s degree in Film with a minor in Theology?
A) Evan Bourne
B) Kofi Kingston
C) AJ Styles
D) Rob Van Dam
E) John Morrison
8. Which McMahon/college degree combination does NOT match?
A) Vince McMahon has a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
B) Linda McMahon has a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
C) Shane McMahon has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
D) Stephanie McMahon has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
E) All statements are true.
9. Which non-American born wrestler has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture?
A) Alberto Del Rio
C) Drew McIntyre
D) Jinder Mahal
E) Yoshi Tatsu
10. Which Diva/Knockout has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology?
A) Mickie James
C) Beth Phoenix
D) Gail Kim
E) Trish Stratus
So, how did you do? Look at the score rankings and see where you fall. Then, click on the link associated with your ranking group to see your prize! If you get a minute, there are a bunch of other fun facts about wrestlers that have college degrees. Like Glacier has a Bachelor’s AND Master’s degree in Education. There ya go, Mullet.
0-2 answers right: High school dropout (STUPID!)
3-4 answers right: High school graduate (You have potential!)
5-6 answers right: Bachelor’s degree recipient (The ultimate BACHELOR!)
7-8 answers right: Master’s degree recipient (Grand MASTER Sexay!)
9-10 answers right: Doctorate degree recipient (Forget puns! I need a DOCTOR!)