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TIL Abraham Lincoln is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American (not to mention his 300-1 record). He shares a spot in the hall with three other presidents, a Kentucky Derby winning jockey, the guy who started Benihana, and only one UFC champion.

TIL Abraham Lincoln is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American (not to mention his 300-1 record). He shares a spot in the hall with three other presidents, a Kentucky Derby winning jockey, the guy who started Benihana, and only one UFC champion.

0010001

“I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” -Abraham Lincoln ([possibly](https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lincoln-wrestling-hall-of-fame/))


Luung

I'm on the record saying this is possibly the gayest sentence ever uttered, but I can't fully explain why.


QTom01

Because you're applying a modern day understanding of the words to something said 150+ years ago?


Thesaintsrule

He didn't even say it 😂😂


RubPsychological88

Whoa had no idea , really wanted to see him do a double leg takedown


billygoat_graf

Is nobody going to point out that "the guy who started Benihana" is Rocky Aoki, father to Steve Aoki and Devon Aoki?


LengthinessDue5066

You know the founder of Benihana, Benihaha, Beni fucking hana https://youtu.be/MAioK8ZJhJE?t=80 NSFW


tiny_butt_toucher

Came here to comment this!


TerpBE

That one loss? John Wilkes Booth.


AudibleNod

Booth from the balcony with his Sic Semper Tyrannus move!


AppropriateTea5193

Weird fact the guy that killed Booth castrated himself to end temptations of prostitutes


RayAnselmo

A drastic solution, but probably effective.


speccadirty

I heard that in a podcast, but don’t remember which? BTB?


liverfailure

Between Two Bibles?


AppropriateTea5193

No in the UK we have a TV show called QI i highly recommend it to every Yank, QI stands for quite interesting the whole show is trying to show interesting facts


LogicalLimit75

Imagine Mean Gene and Bobby the Brain calling that match


Bau5_Sau5

Watchout watchout watchout !!!!


LordBrandon

Like pocket sand, it's an old wrestlers trick to shoot somone in the back of the head to gain the upper hand in a wrestling match.


kinzer13

Too soon


RayAnselmo

Glad to not be the only one who thought of that. I feel less evil now.


wnr_wnr_chkn_dnr

He killed vampires too in a movie


Christophelese1327

The book is actually really cool. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.


LogicalLimit75

He also traveled to the future in a phone booth


[deleted]

AND Macho Man Randy Savage!


bearfeedmitch

Randy Savage is in the WWE Hall of Game, but not the National Wrestling Hall of Fame: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy\_Savage#:\~:text=He%20was%20inducted%20into%20the,Fame%20induction%20following%20in%202015](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Savage#:~:text=He%20was%20inducted%20into%20the,Fame%20induction%20following%20in%202015).


IIIlllIIlllIIIIIlIl

Then the wrestling hall of Fame is bullshit Didn't think I needed a /s


njwood97

His in the actual wrestling hall of fame, not pro wrestling hall of fame


a_crusty_old_man

He’s not, but Kurt Angle is.


JoeDiBango

That guy that started Benihana? Ya, that’s Steve Aoki (the DJ’s) dad. TMYK 🌈


RayAnselmo

In the UFC's defense, it's only been around for 28 years, barely long enough to generate a Hall of Fame career. Major League Baseball was around for 70 years before it even HAD a Hall of Fame, the NFL 43 years.


a_crusty_old_man

I don’t know who besides triple C is going to get in. Yoel, Dan Henderson, and DC come to mind, but the first two weren’t UFC champs. DC is a slight maybe. Askren wasnt a UFC champ but he was Bellator’s and One’s. Kamaru never made it big in wrestling. Weidman’s wrestling accolades were actually in submission grappling and weren’t HoF worthy. Dern might become a champ in the future but she has the same problem as Weiidman as she practiced BJJ. I’m sure there are many others that wrestled before I started watching MMA that deserve mention but idk who they would be. I’m not disagreeing with you, though. Just spitballing who else has come close. Besides Chael. Never lost a round.


ungr8fulhate

Ugh, i saw Jim Jordan was also on that list, and i lost the will to continue scrolling.


cupcakes4brains

You mean Republican Representative Jim Jordan who --at best-- sat by while wrestling coaches sexually abused wrestlers?


ungr8fulhate

Thats the one, current sitting ohio representative for the republican party.


Background_Ad9509

jim jordans in the wrestling hall of fame? didnt realize he was so good at it


ungr8fulhate

I thought his only talent was spreading election lies and turning a blind eye to sexual assault, the more you learn i guess.


Background_Ad9509

well that has nothing to do with his wrestling career does it? that would be his coaching career


Mummick

... and Trump is in WWE Hall of Fame. https://www.wwe.com/superstars/donald-trump


Acadia-Intelligent

Males sense he would be in the hall of fame for a fake over the top sport that caters to dumb poor people.


DripDropDrippin

You'd be surprised to see how left-leaning WWE fans are based on studies to determine which fanbase has the most liberal fans. They may be fans of something you don't enjoy but they're hardly stupid people for enjoying entertainment that you do not.


PatriarchSamael2

As opposed to your smart and rich sports like MMA? Or perhaps Chess?


HisOrHerpes

Yeah WWE “wrestlers” at least make a decent chunk of money, mma fighters are paid terribly. Everyone knows wwe is a soap opera and no one is convinced it’s got real outcomes. But they get paid a ton for some high level acrobatics. Can’t speak for how much chess pros make tbh.


PatriarchSamael2

From what I understand the top Chess pros make over a million a year but that’s chump change compared to some NFL contracts.


laziestindian

Chess grandmasters average $3,500/month (there are 1712 or 0.3% of the chess community). Magnus Carlsen's (the #1 player for almost a decade) net worth is around $8 million.


Acadia-Intelligent

I didn't say the participants are dumb just the people that consume the content and that's absolutely accurate. Sorry you're so triggered by the truth. Also I couldn't give less of a fuck about those sports either so go ahead and try again.


PatriarchSamael2

A user naming themselves Intelligent already taints the limit of their ability. You shot yourself in the foot say one and wonder why no one cares about your opinion. Citing yourself as “absolutely accurate” source also denote lack of knowledge.


GronkeyDonkey

Would you mind citing your source? Marketing studies done on the industry are not completely in line with your comments. People watch this stuff for entertainment. They also watch other clearly fictional shows such as Game of Thrones. Also, most of the viewers are kids. I'm not triggered by the truth. I'm more-so triggered by your judgmental nature and subsequent presentation of stereotypes as facts.


Acadia-Intelligent

Lol if you had studied that proved me wrong why not post them dipshit


speccadirty

Let me try to speak to you in a language you’ll understand. Go fuck yourself, you snarky little dumbass. You don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re talking out of your ass, and use insults to push off any burden of accountability. Go away and become a better person. Cheers!


GronkeyDonkey

Because you're the one on the high horse with the wild claim. It doesn't matter to me in any way. Just thought you may want to appear credible at the very least if you're going to claim that 11 million people are dumb. You're making *yourself* appear "dumb" in the process.


speccadirty

How’s you come to that conclusion?


859ben

I didn't realize until reading that link that Trump was in the WWE Hall of Fame before becoming president. I don't follow wrestling, so I had no idea he was so involved in it, and had been for years. I mean, it makes sense, but it's funny to read their blurb about the hijinks.


rostasan

“The original gorilla,” George McClellan.


chyerch

new Tekken 8 feature?


sirjohnharrington610

Also the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers Joshua Harris


HWGA_Exandria

He also was prepared to duel a man with longswords. The challenger dropped out after Lincoln cleaved a tree branch like buttah'.


againstthe-grain

He should be in the hall of fame as the most corrupt, vile president too. Suspended habeas corpus and imprisoned 38,000 people for criticizing his administration, enlisted criminals from all around the world to rape, burn and plunder the south, invaded his own country (definition of treason), never freed any slaves, open racist, monopolized centralized government, created corporate welfare state and paved the way for the inhalation of 45,000 native Americans.


Al-Anda

Smoke em if ya got em