British professional wrestler Paul Burchill (or Birchall, depending on his mood) recently adopted a pirate persona because of his interest in genealogy.
Burchill broached the subject last month in a completely unchoreographed exchange with fellow wrestlers William Regal and Palmer Canon.
Burchill said his mother's second cousin's great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was the second lieutenant to Blackbeard the pirate, the fiercest pirate in the seven seas! Canon asked Burchill if he wants to bring this to Friday Night Smackdown, his network. Burchill said to picture this: Swashbuckling on Smackdown! Canon said this would be dynamite, huge, fabulous! Regal wished him all the best. Burchill left. Regal asked Canon if he could imagine if Burchill had come from a long line of proctologists. [Link]