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Famous Wrestler Nicknames That Have Really Weird Origins
By SERGIO PEREIRA
Daddy Ass
Father to Austin and Colten Gunn, Billy Gunn came to be known as Daddy Ass after he joined AEW. Anthony Bowens coined the nickname, saying, "Austin Gunn kept calling his father 'Daddy' and I was like, 'It'd be kinda funny if I said scissor me, Daddy Ass, live on television,' I'm just gonna go out and say it."
Ayatollah of rock 'n' rolla
Although Chris Jericho has adopted several nicknames, he didn’t come up with "The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" all on his own. Jericho drew inspiration for the name from 1981's "Mad Max 2" movie when Toadie introduces Lord Humungus as "the warrior of the wasteland," and "the ayatollah of rock 'n' rolla."
Adam Cole Bay Bay
Being a fan of Chris Jericho, Cole had noticed how he posed on top of his opponents and say, "Come on, baby!" This, mixed with putting his fists in the air like Joey Matthews, gave Cole the idea for his now-famous "Adam Cole Bay Bay" chant.
The Bionic Redneck
Steve Austin has admitted to creating the Bionic Redneck nickname and gimmick because of the necessary additions to his ring gear. He said, "That was the reason I had those knee braces, man," adding, "It was because I needed them. But it turned out to be part of the Bionic Redneck."
The 9th Wonder
With her chiseled physique, ability to beat up male superstars on the roster, and title of Intercontinental Champion, Chyna earned the nickname "The 9th Wonder of the World." When Andre the Giant debuted, he was billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World, so it makes sense that Chyna came to be known as the ninth.