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WrestleMania Reading Challenge: What’s on the WWE Stars’ Reading List?

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There are some really smart people who have professionally wrestled for the WWE. Hardcore legend Mick Foley has written 10 books and counting. Xavier Woods is working on his Ph.D. Kofi Kingston graduated from Boston College and was an executive before his wrestling career (you know he loves books—his father is a university librarian). Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, actually has a degree in English literature. Michelle Callaway (aka Michelle McCool), the retired Diva’s champ, is a science teacher with a master’s degree. And David Otunga (also known for sweeping Jennifer Hudson off her feet) is a Harvard-trained lawyer. And this is just to name a few!

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So perhaps it’s no surprise that the WWE has teamed up with First Book to issue the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Kids who have fulfilled the requirement to read a minimum of 15 minutes a day can enter to win here. But the real questions in our minds are—what books really are on the reading list of our favorite wrestlers? And how in the heck were they able to get Kofi and Mick to wear a suit to visit those adorable New York City schoolchildren?


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