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Former Wrestling Stars: Where Are They Now?

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There are millions of viewers all across the world that are fans of WWE. Many people love watching fit wrestlers fighting against one another in the ring. However, the real thrill of WWE is the dramatic storylines that accommodate the actual wrestling. Pro wrestling is known as being very similar to soap operas. This is a fair assumption as you gain the same amount of drama and the only real difference is that there is more action, as well as much more over-the-top outfits. The characters of WWE are very convincing at what they do. This can make what these wrestlers do outside the ring shocking for some who are familiar with and fans of the wrestlers’ persona. Read on to find out what these retired famous wrestlers are doing now.

Razor Ramon

Fans may know Scott Oliver Hall by his wrestling name, Razor Ramon. He first started appearing in the ring in the 1980s and got his big break in the 1990s when he joined the WCW and WWF. However, lately, Razor Ramon has been admitted for seizures, pneumonia, and low blood pressure.

Kane

The name Glenn Thomas Jacobs may not ring a bell, but Kane certainly does if you’re a fan of WWE wrestling. He is one of the most popular wrestlers in the entire WWE history. However, you may not know that he is an actor and business man that even went into politics in 2018.

Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious is someone that helped pro wrestling become the highly successful machine it is today. He first started in the 1980s and later joined a variety of franchises, including WWE, WWF, and WCW. He later came out of retirement for one final performance and hasn’t been seen since.

Mideon

Dennis Knight has used various names over the years. A few of these names include Tex Slazenger and Phineas I. Godwin, but he’s mostly known as Mideon. He became a successful chef after retiring from the pro wrestling world.

Kelly Kelly

The legal name behind the wrestling persona Kelly Kelly is Barbra Jean Blank. Along with her pro wrestling career, she has also worked as a model, TV personality, and reality star. Some of these shows include Days of Our Lives and WAGS.

Goldberg

Goldberg is one wrestler that has left his mark in the pro wrestling world. After retirement, William Scott Goldberg went on to open his own gym that’s located in California. This is also the place that he now lives with his wife and son.

The Undertaker

More commonly known as the Undertaker, Mark William Calaway made gigantic waves in the world of pro wrestling. He still makes appearances on the franchise every now and then. However, you can mainly find him in the real estate market nowadays.

The Rock

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is possibly one of the most popular stars to come out of the pro wrestling world. Times magazine has even gone on to say that he is one of the most influential figures in the world, today. However, not many people know that he first got his start in the ring.

Hulk Hogan

Many people may recognize Hulk Hogan even if they aren’t the biggest pro wrestling fans. The wrestler, originally named Terre Gene Bollea, left his mark in the industry and then went on to become an actor, musician, entrepreneur, and TV personality.

Tugboat

Fred Ottman is known by many interesting names, like Typhoon and Tugboat. He was part of the Natural Disasters and an ally of Hulk Hogan. He left his wrestling work to pursue being a safety manager and is also a coach for the little league teams.

Big Show

Big Show isn’t the only name this pro wrestler is known by. He also goes by the Giant. However, he wasn’t just present in the wrestling world as he also took up acting. You may have spotted him in a variety of different movies and TV shows.

Stacy Keibler

If you’re not a wrestling fan, then you’ve probably seen the face of Stacy Keibler in the acting world. Although she got her start as a pro wrestler, she has gone on to feature in many different shows, including How I Met Your Mother and What About Brian.

The Ultimate Warrior

James Brian Hellwig, better known as Dingo Warrior or Ultimate Warrior, loved wrestling and the persona he shared with fans that he legally changed his name to Warrior. After his retirement, he passed away in 2014 of a heart-attack at aged 54.

Ric Flair

Ric Flair’s massive achievement of 16 championships makes him one of the best wrestlers in the entire history of pro wrestling. He later dipped his toe in the acting world. However, his life hasn’t been free of hardships as he lost his son to an overdose.

Macho Man

It’s impossible not to know the face of Macho Man. With a career lasting 32 years, he is very popular among wrestling fans. He has also appeared in movies like Ready to Rumble, Spider-Man, and Baywatch. He later died of a heart attack in 2011.

Rey Mysterio

Best known as Rey Mysterio, Oscar Gutierrez was the masked wrestler that charmed his way into millions of wrestling fans’ hearts. He made huge waves in the wrestling world during the 1990s and 2000s with his Lucha Libre mask. His love for wrestling is still present as he remains active in the wrestling community.

Sunny

Tammy Lyn Sytch made a name for herself in the wrestling world under the persona of Sunny. She may have been well presented in the ring, but her personal affairs weren’t as organized. She’s allegedly been booked into rehab for drug and alcohol problems.

Chyna

Joan Marie Laurer made a huge name for herself as Chyna back in the wrestling world of the 1990s. In fact, she went on to become the first well-known female wrestler in the WWE, WWF, and WCW community. She later went on to write and release an autobiography.

Sable

No one could possibly forget the iconic Rena Marlette Lesnar, better known as Sable. It isn’t surprising to find out that she later went on to pursue a career in modeling and acting after her days in the ring came to an end.

The Coach

Although the Coach, Jonathan Coachman, isn’t actively making waves in the ring, he still remains active in the wrestling industry. He served as one of Raw’s color commentators. He later resigned from WWE to focus on his family life, consisting of his wife and two sons.

Skinner

Skinner made a name for himself while being part of the Fabulous team when he was involved in the WWF franchise. He remains passionate about wrestling even after his retirement. He has gone on to open a school for wrestling and resides in Florida with his wife.

Scotty 2 Hotty

Scott Ronald Garland is best known as Scotty 2 Hotty and enjoyed a successful wrestling career over the years. He doesn’t appear as a wrestler nowadays but rather works as a wrestling coach. He tried firefighting out but quickly returned make to comfort of working as a coach.

Mr. McMahon

Mr. McMahon may possibly have the most popularity in the WWE franchise. This popularity is likely to stem from him being the owner, chairman, and CEO of the franchise. However, WWE isn’t his only big venture. Vincent Kennedy McMahon also works as a film producer, businessman, and actor.

Yokozuna

Yokozuna was the first Samoan wrestler ever to be featured in the pro wrestling ring, and fans best knew his name as Yokozuna. However, his real name is Rodney Agatupa Anoa’i. He was sadly found dead in 2000 after he sustained a heart attack.

Jacqueline

Jacqueline DeLois Moore was one of the three female wrestlers to bag the title of Cruiserweight Champion. However, she isn’t just known for her incredible wrestling skills. In addition to this, Jacqueline has made a name for herself as a wrestling manager. She has also gone on to work in TV shows, movies, and video games.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Due to the injuries sustained from his wrestling career, Steve Austin made the decision to retire from pro wrestling. He later went into acting. Many may have spotted the retired actor in The Expendables and Nash Bridges. He is also said to have a pretty impressive net worth.

Mick Foley

Michael Francis is known by many ring names, such as Cactus Jack, Mick Foley, Dude Love, and Mankind. He left the wrestling world far too soon for his fans’ liking. However, he isn’t just known for this work in the ring. He’s an actor and media personality.

Batista

The wrestler known as Batista, David Michael Bautista, retired from his work in the ring in the 2000s. He has later gone on to pursue careers in acting, martial arts, and bodybuilding. There have also been rumors of him taking steroids, but these have turned out to be untrue.

Randy Orton

Randy Orton may not be as relevant in the wrestling world, but he still remains active. He also showed promise as an actor and featured in shows like That’s Who I Am. He got divorced in 2013 from his first wife, Samantha Speno, and later went on to marry Kimberly Kessler.

Edge

Adam Joseph Copeland, also known as Edge, left his persona in the wrestling ring to try out his acting skills. He has even gone on to release an autobiography in 2004. There were many things that fans were surprised to find out. One of these was that he hates cigarettes.

Lita

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas quit her career in wrestling in 2006. She also was a singer and a performer at that time. She even had her own music band called the Luchagors. She now works as an analyst for WWE and has had much speculation about her dating life.

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels was first known as Michael Shawn Hickenbottom. He went on to make a name for himself in the pro wrestling world. Aside from acting, he has also worked as a TV presenter. He now has two kids with his wife, Rebecca.

Alundra Blayze

Alundra Blayze made history as the first female pro wrestler to take the title of Rookie of the Year back in 1988. She was first known as Debrah Ann Miceli. After her retirement, she dipped her toe in the acting world and has appeared in a few movies.

Booker T

Robert Booker Tio Huffman is best known for his wrestling persona, Booker T. After his retirement, Booker T went on to work as a promoter and color commentator. He has also made appearances in more than 25 video games and even written a book.

Triple H

Triple H is the wrestling persona of Paul Michel Levesque. After he decided to retire from the wrestling world, he tried his hand at business and acting. He later got married to Stephanie McMahon in 2003. He now works alongside his wife to fight against Medulloblastoma.

Chris Benoit

The achievements accomplished by Chris Benoit are forever going to be tainted by what he did after his retirement. In June of 2007, he killed his wife and son. Two days after this ordeal, he took his own life. Many people suspect that he had suffered brain damage that had led to this occurring.

Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus was the youngest person ever to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In addition to being a WWE wrestler, she has also worked as an actress, TV personality, and fitness model. She now runs a successful yoga studio.

Road Dogg

Best known as Road Dogg, Brian James made enormous waves in the wrestling world back in the 1990s. He was first a marine before entering the pro wrestling world, which explains how he was so fit. He is now a coordinator and producer for WWE.

Brian ‘Crush’ Adams

When Brian Adams was active in the wrestling world, he was a member of both the WWF and WCW franchises. He tried his hand at boxing after he retired from pro wrestling. However, his injuries didn’t allow this to occur, and he passed away in 2007 at age 43.

 

 

Mark Henry

Before Mark Henry’s career as a pro wrestler, he was making waves in the powerlifting and weightlifting world. He had since gone on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title in 2011 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

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