Never let it be known that I don't take requests. Does this make me less of a pansy, Steve? :p
Anyway, mentioning real wrestlers in our e-fed world... a very hot button topic if you bring it up in certain circles. I think if you know me and my history, you know my feelings on it. If you don't, then you should probably be aware that I handle a character called Jericoholic Anonymous, and his gimmick for awhile was Gimmick Infringement ®. Basically, he was meant to be a low-grade Jericho fanboy who imitated everyone except Jericho. Ineptitude at its finest. (worst?) Plus I reference real wrestlers all the time in matches. Arn Anderson quality spinebuster, Hennig special, suplexes trio a la Eddy Guerrero. Memphis piledriver.
But why do I take that stand? Well, the simplest reason is that this hobby wouldn't exist without the real guys. Basically, everyone who's in this thing is doing it because they saw someone on WWF, WCW, ECW, TNA, whatever television, tape or DVD and they admired them enough to want to pretend to be like them in a way. As a wresting fan, e-fedding is the ultimate homage to the business, and it's the best thing you can do to show your total nerdosity for wrestling outside of going to school to train to be a wrestler.
People can counter with the "fantasy world" aspect of things, and that's fine. If you're one who doesn't approve of the use of the real guys in our hobby, I'm not going to get up in your grill about it. I respect your opinion and such. But I also think that the fantasy rationale can be used to include the real guys in with this. I mean, it is a fantasy to believe that there are this many national level wrestling promotions to compete with the WWE and TNA right now, and it's a fantasy to believe that the JAs, Danny Fergusons, and Richard Farnswirths can coexist in the same world as the Chris Jerichos, Terry Funks and Ted DiBiases, and in some cases having met them too.
There are other technical aspects... like how do you describe moves like the Stunner/Ace Crusher or Pedigree without using their almost synonymous real world names, especially if they're being used in a match where there is no other gimmick name for them in the fed you're in? I mean, this is a real petty reason, but it's a reason.
Now, I don't condone the use of real wrestler references as a crutch. I almost always try to make my e-fedder to real wrestler ratio be at least 80% e-fedder. If there's an e-wrestling example I can use, then I'm all over it. However, sometimes the real wrestler reference is the best one to use. It's the funniest, it packs the most meaning.
I would never advise on relying on real wrestler references as a crutch. But once in awhile is okay.