When asked via Twitter whether the rumor is legitimate, he simply wrote "nope."
- SLAM! Wrestling has a never-before-published article from 1988 on the late John Tenta (a/k/a Earthquake) where he discussed leaving behind a sumo wrestling career in Japan to pursue professional wrestling.
While competing in North America, the behemoth wrestler generally weighed well over 400 pounds—he was billed at 468 in the World Wrestling Federation. In the article, Tenta revealed that his ideal weight was well below that number.
"My ideal weight is 350 to 360 pounds," said Tenta in 1988. "When I feel the pounds packing on I go training on the hills. Right now my weight is about 390 so when I go back to Japan I'll train and lose that weight again. It's funny but in training for pro wrestling we eat the same stuff as I did in sumo, but now I like it."
- This week's WWE Classics On Demand updates are as follows: Elimination Chamber (2013), ECW Unreleased, Vol. 1 (Part 5 and 6), World Wrestling Federation action from the Spectrum in Philadelphia (April 30, 1983), WWWF Championship Wrestling (December 31, 1977), ECW Hardcore TV (October 9, 1998), WWF Prime Time Wrestling (November 27, 1989).
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