20 Tough Dog Names Inspired By Wrestling Superstars

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive. Wrestlers are tough, especially those professional wrestling superstars. When coming up to tough dog names, a great idea is to name your strong dogs after one of those famous wrestlers. Here comes our selection of 20 tough dog names inspired by famous wrestling superstars. These dog names come from first names, surnames, ring names, or nick names of these professional wrestlers.

Andre: Andre Rene Roussimoff, best known as Andre the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. He was called "The Eighth Wonder of the World."


Anvil: James Henry "Jim" Neidhart is an American retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, where he was a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bret Hart as The Hart Foundation.
Bam Bam: Scott Charles Bigelow was an American professional wrestler, best known by the ring name Bam Bam Bigelow. During his professional wrestling career spanning twenty-one years, Bigelow worked in major wrestling promotions. Bigelow was known by the nickname, "The Beast from the East."
Bobo: Houston Harris was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Bobo Brazil. Credited with breaking down barriers of racial segregation in professional wrestling, Harris is considered one of the first successful African American professional wrestlers.
Boss: Ray Washington Traylor Jr. was an American professional wrestler who was best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Big Boss Man, as well as for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling as The Boss, The Man, The Guardian Angel, and Big Bubba Rogers. During his appearances with the WWF, Big Boss Man held the WWF World Tag Team Championship once and the WWF Hardcore Championship four times. On March 7, 2016, Traylor was confirmed to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Bruiser: William Fritz Afflis was an American professional wrestler and football player, better known by his ring name, Dick the Bruiser. Afflis, with his charisma, NFL notoriety, and gravelly-voiced, tough-guy persona was a legitimate cross-media star, becoming something of a hero in the Indianapolis area. Dick the Bruiser's nickname is "The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler."
Buzz: Bruce Alan Woyan was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Buzz Sawyer. Throughout his career, he was also known by the nickname "Mad Dog". He was characterized by his crazy antics inside the ring and out.
Butcher: Lawrence Robert "Larry" Shreve, better known by the ring name Abdullah the Butcher, is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler. He has a reputation for being involved in some of the most violent and bloody hardcore wrestling matches of all time.
Cannon: George Arnold McCarther, better known as George "Crybaby" Cannon, was a Canadian pro wrestler and wrestling manager, best known as manager of the Fabulous Kangaroos.
Dragon: Richard Henry Blood Sr., better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler.
Hulk: Terrence Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist. Hogan is regarded by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. According to IGN, he is "the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s."
Killer: Walter "Killer" Kowalski was a Polish-Canadian professional wrestler. Kowalski was a known villain professional wrestler. He held numerous championships.
King: Jerry O'Neil Lawler is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and color commentator, signed to WWE under the company's legends program. Lawler is known throughout the professional wrestling world under the ring name Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Kong: Kia Michelle Stevens is an American professional wrestler best known for her time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Awesome Kong. She is also known by the ring name Amazing Kong and appeared in WWE as Kharma. She is a five-time Women's Champion.
Macho: Randy Mario Poffo, better known by the ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator. Savage is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history; a number of peers have ranked Savage among the industry's top performers of all time.


Moolah: Mary Lillian Ellison was an American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah.
Rowdy: Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. He earned the nicknames "Rowdy" and "Hot Rod" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage, spontaneity, and quick wit. Piper was described by industry veteran Ric Flair as "the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling"; he is regarded by many as the greatest wrestling villain of all time.
Savage: Randy Mario Poffo, better known by the ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator. Savage is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history.
Sputnik: Roscoe Monroe Brumbaugh better known by his ring name Sputnik Monroe, was an American professional wrestler. He was a headliner in many territories, and was best known in Memphis, Tennessee, where he and Billy Wicks set an attendance record that lasted until the Monday Night Wars boom period.
Vader: Leon Allen White, better known by his ring name Big Van Vader, or simply Vader, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and former professional football player. White wrestled as a super heavyweight wrestler capable of aerial maneuvers such as the Vadersault, which was voted as the "Best Wrestling Maneuver" for 1993 by Wrestling Observer readers.

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