Gertner was just 17 years old when he began wrestling as a heel announcer for a local wrestling organization under the alias Joey Jaguar. He would threaten the wrestlers and was generally beaten up for it. Eventually, the boss of the company found out about Gertner's true age (which was not disclosed during his appearances) and fired him. From then on, Gertner worked as a face announcer for the same company.
He continued in this role for several years until he reached hernia surgery age (35 at the time). At that point, the company asked him to start working again as a heel announcer because they were running out of faces. Gertner returned to wrestling in 1992 and has been using the "Jaguar" name ever since.
In addition to being involved in the creation of many popular wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and The Undertaker, Joel Gertner has also done play-by-play commentary for various WCW events including Halloween Havoc '97 and World War 3 1999'.
Now aged 50, Gertner still works the indie scene and most recently appeared at an All In event in Chicago in September 2016.
He has also written a book called Wrestling Myths & Facts which is full of anecdotes from the world of wrestling.
He began competing at the age of five and went on to attend a high school that had multiple state wrestling titles. He swiftly rose through the ranks of amateur grappling, becoming a two-time high school heavyweight state champion. At 18 years old, he turned professional.
His first career match took place in January 2007 and he competed almost every week until July 2009, when he suffered his first loss at the hands of Matt Hughes. The following month, he announced that he had signed with the UFC.
Swagger's debut came at the end of September 2009 at UFC 100 in Las Vegas. He fought veteran Ken Shamrock in the main event and won by knockout just 56 seconds into the first round. This win earned him the nickname "The King of Swing-gate" from commentator Mike Goldberg. In October 2009, it was reported that Swagger had been paid $100,000 for this fight.
Two months later at the end of November, he fought at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. His opponent this time was former WEC light heavyweight champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Swagger lost the fight by submission due to a heel hook late in the third round. After this defeat, all future fights were canceled out of respect for Swagger who at this point in time had not yet reached the age of 25.
The next day, Zumhofe, 62, was sentenced to 25 years in jail. Zumhofe requested to use the toilet following the conclusion of the trial. He attempted to run once he was out of sight of court personnel. To the aged wrestler, a 25-year sentence must have felt like a lifetime in prison.
During his time in prison, Zumhofe contracted kidney disease and heart problems. He died in 1998 at the age of 74.
Here are some other famous wrestlers who had problems with crime and drugs: Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, and Chris Jericho.
Nicholas Theodore Nemeth was born on July 27, 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a fan of professional wrestling since he was five years old, when he attended a wrestling event at the Richfield Coliseum, and at the age of twelve, he decided to become a professional wrestler. His father, Ted, did not want him to follow in his footsteps and play baseball but instead encouraged him to try out for the football team at North Cleveland High School. When that didn't work out, he let Nicholas decide for himself whether to continue playing sports or pursue wrestling full-time.
Ted Nemeth died on March 4, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. After hearing about his death, Nicholas decided to retire from wrestling to focus on school and athletics, but then he changed his mind and returned to the ring eight months later at the WWE Draft. Since then, he has not looked back and is currently one of the top wrestlers in the company.
As far as his age goes, Nicholas started training for a pro wrestling career at the age of fifteen. According to his official website, he is twenty-one years old.
Mr. Wrestling II, age 83. His full name is John Francis Walker, although he is better known as Mr. Wrestling II. He made his professional wrestling debut in 1955, and some of his finest performances came in Florida and Georgia Championship Wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s. He also worked in Japan's New World Pro-Wrestling and Mexico's Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
Walker has said that he chose "Mr. Wrestling" as a stage name because it was easy to remember and would make him stand out at concerts.
He has also mentioned that he chose this career because he liked wrestling and thought it would be easy to make a living from it.
Walker started his career at the young age of 22 after answering an ad in the paper looking for wrestlers to work for $15 per match. He had never done any form of martial arts before this point, but decided to give it a try out of curiosity. Within a few months, he was able to land a job with one of the local clubs performing under the moniker of "The Florida Panther".
He soon after signed with a larger club named Miami Beach Hotel & Casino where he met his wife Peggy who was a dancer there. They were married for nearly 40 years until her death in 2003. They have two children together, a son named Matthew and a daughter named Megan.