Everyone starts somewhere. What did these WWE stars do before they were professional wrestlers?
Sure, mixed martial arts and its predecessors date way before UFC 1, but for all intents and purposes, the American conscience awoke to the sport 17-odd years ago with that first Pay-Per-View event. Guys crowded around a TV at a friend’s house, and it provided water cooler talk for the days to come. Yet few had any idea what the future of the sport held.