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Ten Fun Facts about WWE WrestleMania.

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The inaugural WrestleMania did not have a WWE TitleMatch

While the WWE Title wasn't up for gets in 1985, three title matches occurred — the Intercontinental Championship, World Tag Team Championship and Women's Championship.

At 4-0, Rob Van Dam is now the WrestleMania undefeated streak leader.

As a result of Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, Rob Van Dam now has the most Victories without a defeat on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

The WrestleMania 32 attendance record is 101,763.

More than 100,000 WWE fans packed AT&T Stadium in Dallas for WrestleMania 32, topping the 93,173 attendees for WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Mich, and smashing a record that was thought to be unbreakable.

Nearly 1.4 million fans have attended WrestleMania since its inception in 1985.

WrestleMania 2 happened on a Monday

That Scheduling decision makes the 1986 version the just a single to not occur on a Sunday. WrestleMania come back to Sunday the next year, while WWE grasped the possibility of Monday night battles nine years after the fact with Raw, the longest-running week by week Episodic program on TV.

Three Superstars share the record for most WrestleMania defeats.

With their respective losses at WrestleMania 32, Triple H and Big Show tied Shawn Michaels for the infamous record. Of course, HBK suffering 11 losses didn’t stop him from earning the moniker “Mr. WrestleMania.”

Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels squared off in WrestleMania’s longest match.

The WrestleMania XII WWE Iron Man Match between Hart and HBK set the record at 61 minute, 52 seconds in a marathon fight that required extra minutes to choose the victor.

The Rock won the shortest match in WrestleMania history.

The rock Crushed Erick Rowan in 6 seconds at WrestleMania 32. And made a record of shortest match at WrestleMania’s history.

With five appearances, Trish Stratus has competed at WrestleMania more than any female Superstar.

Stratus made her WrestleMania debut in a Women’s Title Match in her hometown of Toronto at WrestleMania 18.

Miss Elizabeth wore four different outfits at one WrestleMania.

Miss Elizabeth sparkled similarly as splendidly on The Grandest Stage of Them All since she wore an alternate dress during each of Savage's matches.

posted May 31 by Ranjith Havaldar

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Filipino world champion Manny Pacquiao is one of the top boxers of today. He is all over the world for his excellent fighting skills, and for reaching a tremendous height of success. But he is more than just a boxer.

He is a multi-faceted talent who has done well in several other sports. He has also tried his hand at several other fields, like music, and even serving in the army. Let us take a look at the life and career of Manny Pacquiao and know Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao.

1. An accomplished Singer

Manny Pacquiao released his first album called “Laban Nating Lahat Ito” under Star Records in 2006 which featured songs such as “Para Sa’Yo Ang Laban Na ‘To”, “Pagsubok Lamang Yan” and “Champion Sa Kantahan” which was a major hit in his nation. He released his second album called “Pac-Man Punch” under MCA Records in 2007. That album features songs such as “Pac-Man Punch (R U Ready?)” and “Pac-Man Punch (Knockout Remix)”, and also showcased Willie Wilcox and Nemesis Yankee beside him. Pacquiao released two more singles after that, “Lahing Pinoy” under GMA Records in 2009 and “Remake of Dan Hill’s Sometimes When We Touch” in 2011. Besides his own singing talent, Pacquiao is also mentioned in Pitbull’s song “Get It Started” and also in a song called “51” by Kool A.D.

2. His Tax evasion case​

All of Pacquiao’s Philippine bank accounts were frozen by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue a few days after his victory against Brandon Rios on 26th November, 2013. The Philippine Bureau later stated the reason for the freeze as he failed to pay ₱2.2 billion in taxes for his income that he made in his bouts between 2008 and 2009 in the United States. The very next day after all of his accounts got freeze, the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue also issued an order to freeze all of his Philippine properties. Manny Pacquiao arranged a press meeting to counter the BIR where he showed documents which proved the payment of income tax for non-resident alien by his promoter to the BIR’s US counterpart. Pacquiao also showed a letter from Bob Arum to back up his own evidences.

3. His Influence in Pop culture

A film called “Pacquiao: The Movie” was released on June 21, 2006 which was based solely upon Manny Pacquiao’s life. The movie featured Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and the film was directed by Joel Lamangan. The movie grossed around $99,322 in box office. Pacquiao also featured in several video games of boxing which includes “Fight Night Round 2”, “Fight Night Round 3”, “Fight Night Round 4” and “Fight Night Champion”.

4. His Very Own Basketball career

Manny Pacquiao is an honorary member of the Boston Celtics and was presented with a replica of a green and white Celtics jersey by the Boston Celtics authority which bears his name and number 1. Pacquiao announced his intentions to join the Philippine Basketball Association on April 17, 2014, as the playing coach of Kia Motors Basketball team.

5. His Political career

Manny Pacquiao first announced his intention of running for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives on February 12, 2007. He declared he would represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province at the May 2007 legislative election in the Philippines. Pacquiao had his affiliation with the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the candidate of the Liberal Party faction in the Philippines.

6. His Acting Career

Manny Pacquiao was featured in a superhero-comedy film called “Wapakman”. The film was released on December 25, 2009, and has entered the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2009. He then signed as an actor with GMA Network in September 2007, and filmed his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records on December 17, 2007. 

7. Pacquiao – An Army personnel

Manny Pacquiao first joined the Philippines Army’s reserve force as a Sergeant Officer on April 27, 2006. He then promoted to the post of Technical Sergeant on 1st December of the same year. Pacquiao eventually became a Master Sergeant which is the highest rank in the enlisted personnel in Philippines on October 7, 2007.

8. A Little Personal

Manny Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines, on 17th December 1978, and is the fourth among his six siblings, two siblings from the first husband of his mother and four siblings from his parents. His parents Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao and Rosalio Pacquiao were separated when Pacquiao was in sixth grade of junior school.

9. His Amazing Accolades

Pacquiao currently holds the number three rank on The Ring pound-for-pound list is also the current WBO welterweight champion. Three main boxing organizations the World Boxing Council, the Boxing Writers Association of America, and World Boxing Organization have named him “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s decade. Manny Pacquiao won the “Fighter of the Year” award by The Ring and BWAA thrice in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He also achieved the ESPY Award for being the Best Fighter twice in 2009 and 2011.

10. Super-Rich Boxer

Filipino world champion professional boxer Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, famously known to the world as Manny Pacquiao, is involved in acting, singing and basketball besides his boxing career, and is also a member of the Philippine House of Representatives. He achieved ten world titles and is the first and only eight-division world champion. Pacquiao achieved the lineal championship titles in four different weight categories. He was named as the World’s 6th Highest Paid Athlete by Forbes in 2009 for total earnings of nearly $40 million which was equal to the income of NBA superstar LeBron James during that year. He was then named the 8th Highest Paid Athlete in the world by Forbes in 2010 for total earnings of nearly $42 million. He was named as one of the two top earning athletes by the ESPN Magazine in 2010.

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When one talks about India’s greatest match winners in the past 2-3 decades, the first name which pops up is perhaps Sachin Tendulkar. But unanimously, Anil Kumble comes a close second, ahead of even the likes of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. Ignoring the stats, it is his ability to get crucial breakthroughs when things seem bleak was one of the most revered qualities of Anil Kumble.

Steaming in like a medium pacer, Kumble was not the greatest turner of the ball. But even the most subtle of variations is enough to make a difference, and that differentiated him from two other giant spinners of international bowling during his time- Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about "The Jumbo" Anil Kumble:

1. Anil Kumble was born to K N Krishna Swamy and Saroja and is married to Chethana Ramatheertha. He married Chethana after her divorce and has a son Mayas and two daughters Aaruni and Svasti from Chethana’s previous marriage.

2. Kumble went to Holy Saint English School and completed his schooling from National High School in Bangalore. He didn’t let cricket disrupt his graduation and completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering.

3. All Kumble wanted to do in his childhood was to play cricket. ‘Jumbo’ joined Young Cricketers club at a tender age of 13.

4. The achievement of taking 10 wickets in an innings was commemorated by naming a traffic circle in Bangalore after him.

5. He was named Jumbo by his teammates not just because he was a tough bowler to face but also because his feet are quite big.

6. Kumble held the record of taking his first 50 wickets in only 10 matches, which was later broken by Ravichandran Ashwin who performed the feat in 9 matches.

7. Kumble as a batsman proved that he was a match winner for India by adding 52 runs for the ninth wicket and helping the team chase the target of 216 runs in the 'Titan Cup' against Australia, along with Javagal Srinath in October 1996.

8. The 45-year-old is the 3rd highest wicket taker in the history of Test cricket after Shane Watson and Muttiah Muralitharan. He is the 2nd Indian bowler to capture 400 Test wickets after Kapil Dev.

9. Kumble was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1995. He was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year in the year 1996. The Government of India presented ‘Jumbo’ with the Padma Shri in 2005.

10. He is only the 2nd bowler after England‘s Jim Laker to scalp all 10 wickets in a test innings. The 10 for 74 against Pakistan at the Feroze Shah Kotla in 1998 is hailed as the second best “Bowling performance of all time” by Wisden.

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Irfan Pathan’s parents wanted him to become an Islamic scholar but Irfan and elder brother Yusuf took an interest in cricket at a young age. Both would play inside the mosque where their father worked as muezzin.

Irfan Pathan was chosen for Baroda Under-15 level in a national competition. It was at exactly that point that he was at long last given a full set of cricket kit. Prior to that day, he was confined to second-hand cricketing gear because of his family's restricted financial conditions.

He made his first Test appearance at the age of 19 against Australia at Adelaide Oval on December 12, 2003. Amid a similar series, he likewise made his ODI appearance at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on January 9, 2004.

Following his impressive performances in 2004, Pathan was named ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2004.

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Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Emerging Star' Hardik Pandya:

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Hardik Pandya was conceived on eleventh October 1993 in Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat.

2. Growing years

Hardik Pandya's developing years were difficult and he experienced childhood in hardship. Krunal, his sibling and Hardik would regularly spend the whole day exclusively on one dinner.

3. Passionate father

His dad Himanshu was an impassioned significant other of the diversion. He was drawn towards cricket in light of his dad who took him to watch coordinates in Vadodara.

4. The start of it

Subsequent to seeing the enthusiasm for the diversion, Hardik Pandya alongside his senior sibling Krunal Pandya were enlisted in the Kiran More International Academy at 5 years old and 7 individually.

5. Struggles in life

His dad needed to leave his place of employment in the wake of agony from heart assault thrice. Life ended up plainly harder for him after the sole provider of the family was bound to bed rest.

6. Education

Hardik Pandya fizzled ninth class and quit instruction to concentrate on his cricketing dreams.

7. Jack of all trades

Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder. His mentors recognize him as an ingenious player who is neither an ordinary batsman nor a sublimely gifted bowler. Be that as it may, he gives an affirmation that he can passage well in both viewpoints and create coordinate wining exhibitions which he has demonstrated in his past trips.

8. Nickname

Hardik Pandya has an exceptionally cool epithet in the Mumbai Indians changing areas. He is called "Rockstar" by his colleagues.

9. A leg spinner

Hardik Pandya was leg spinner before one day all of a sudden he changed to crease knocking down some pins. Once at the Kiran More International Academy, the group was one quick bowler short before a neighborhood coordinate. Kiran more requesting that he assume the liability. He promptly acknowledged the assignment and overwhelmed everybody by grabbing seven wickets in that match. This is the means by which he turned into a medium pacer.

10. Entry in the big league

Pandya was spotted by then Mumbai Indians mentor John Wright in a West Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Every last prominent individual from Mumbai Indians was awed by him amid the determination trials. Head mentor Ricky Ponting short-recorded Hardik in the wake of experiencing the recording of more than 50 short-recorded cricketers in front of the IPL 8 player sell off in February. He was in this way purchased by the establishment at base cost of 10 lakhs.

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