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Wrestling is a sport that breeds superstars, and there's never been a bigger one than Hulk Hogan — and it was the big guy with the Fu Manchu who inspired young Adam Copeland from Orangeville, Ontario to join the body-slamming, pile-driving, good old-fashioned groin-kicking world of professional wrestling.
Adam would go on to give Hulk a run for his money. Going by the name Edge, Adam ruled the ring. He was the World Champ 11 times and held 31 titles in all during his days with the WWE. But as those titles added up, so did the injuries: torn knee ligaments, a broken jaw, and a broken neck. Adam was forced to retire. He then decided to follow in the footsteps of other wrestling greats like Andre The Giant, Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura and The Rock — by which we mean he gave acting a shot. You can see the results for yourself in the TV series Haven, based loosely on a novel by Stephen King, which means creepy things, deep mysteries and strange people all unfolding in a picturesque New England town (actually shot in Halifax).