10 WWE Wrestlers Who Became Successful Actors In Hollywood

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The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a professional wrestling organization that was created in 2002. In addition to being a worldwide entertainment business, WWE has moved into other industries such as film, American football, and a number of other commercial enterprises.

While most WWE superstars are still wrestling in the ring, a few of the top stars have shown that they can also act by starring in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies.

There have been a number of WWE superstars that have made the move from professional wrestling to the film industry with great success.

Here is the list of the 10 most successful wrestlers in the film industry.

Wrestlers in the professional ranks must be able to withstand cage matches, body smashes, and chair strikes. A further requirement is the ability to create a distinctive figure that transcends the ring and transforms into something else. It’s no secret that professional wrestling is a kind of entertainment, and this is no exception. Given how tightly wrestling is related to performance, it’s no surprise that many wrestlers end up working in the entertainment industry when they leave the ring.

Top:10 Andre the Giant

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André René Roussimoff (given name) was born on May 19, 1946, and passed away on January 27, 1993. He was a French professional wrestler and actor better known by his ring identity, André the Giant. Roussimoff was well-known for his enormous size and strength, which was caused by gigantism induced by an excess of growth hormone (acromegaly).

AfIn a 1967 French boxing film, Roussimoff started acting in movies in the 1970s and 1980s, making his US acting debut as a Sasquatch (“Bigfoot”) in a two-part episode of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man in 1976. Other television appearances include The Greatest American Hero, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, and Zorro in 1990. Roussimoff appeared in a number of films towards the end of his acting career.

In his final film, he appeared as a circus giant in the comedy Trading Mom, which was released a year after his death in 1994.

Top:09 Jessie Ventura

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The professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was born James George Janos on July 15, 1951. From 1999 until 2003, he was the 38th Governor of Minnesota, following his success in the WWF(World Wrestling Federation).

Former politician & military man, tag team champion, and Governor of Minnesota, he has a long list of accomplishments, including film industry success. He has worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on films such as Predator, Batman & Robin, and The Running Man, among others.

Top:08 Kevin Nash

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Kevin Nash is an actor and former wrestler. Former WWF (World Wrestling Federation, later WWE) and TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) wrestler (World Championship Wrestling). Born from a pious household, he lost a family member young. After graduation, he became interested in wrestling and made it his career. He began his career with WCW and eventually went to WWE and TNA. His supporters call him “Diesel” and “The Master Blaster.”

“Magic Mike,” “The Longest Yard,” “The Rock of Ages,” and other notable films have used him as a character actor or stunt double. He is only somewhat retired at this point, although he continues to appear in films.

Top:07 Hulk Hogan

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Terry Eugene Bollea, born August 11, 1953, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler and television personality who resigned from the ring in 2005 after more than two decades in the business. The most well-known wrestler in the world, as well as the most popular wrestler of the 1980s, is widely considered to be Mr. Perfect.

WWE/WCW champion Hulk Hogan wrestled until he was 50 years old, becoming the world’s oldest professional wrestler. Earlier in his wrestling career, he appeared in Rocky III as Thunderlips, which was a highlight of his filmography.

Top:06 Kane

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Glenn Thomas Jacobs, better known by his ring moniker “Kane,” was born on April 26, 1967, and is an American politician, actor, and professional wrestler. Since 2018, he has served as the Republican Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

Kane has gone through several feuds and makeovers in the wrestling business in his life. Despite spending years on the road, Kane took time out of his demanding schedule in 2006 to film the horror-thriller See No Evil, in which he played sociopath Jacob Goodnight. In a 2014 sequel, he played the same character again.

Top:05 Triple H

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His ring name is Triple H, Paul Michael Levesque born on July 27, 1969, is an American business entrepreneur, actor, and former professional wrestler who is most known for his work in the entertainment industry. His new position will be Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy and Development of WWE.

Hunter still makes the occasional cameo in the ring at large events, despite the fact that he now spends most of his time in a suit and tie. However, a few years ago, he appeared to be on the verge of becoming a more prominent figure in Hollywood. He has appeared in films such as The Chaperone and Blade: Trinity, among others.

Top:04 Batista

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The full name ‘David Michael Bautista Jr.’, born on January 18, 1969, rose to prominence as the ring name Batista. He is a former professional wrestler and actor from the United States. He is most known as a professional wrestler for his career in WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and one final run from 2018 to 2019. He performs more than just professional wrestling. He is well recognized for his role as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel cinematic world.

Bautista won six championships. He has appeared in The Man with the Iron Fist as Brass Body, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax the Destroyer and Drax the Conqueror, among other films.

Top:03 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

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Steve Austin, better known by his ring name as “Stone Cold,” was born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964. (Steve Austin). Throughout his WWE tenure, he developed a name for himself as a loud and flashy personality, as well as a fierce in-ring opponent. Austin is a WWE six-time champion.

“Stone Cold” made his acting debut opposite Adam Sandler in the 2005 comedy picture “The Longest Yard.” He did his greatest job as an actor in the WWE-produced action film The Condemned, which was released in 2007.

Top:02 John Cena

John Cena is a multi-talented personality. Cena was given the name John Felix Anthony Cena when he was born on April 23, 1977, in New York City. He is a professional wrestler, actor, and former rapper who is signed to the WWE. The 15-time WWE Champion is a force to be reckoned with both in and out of the ring. In his acting career, which has featured appearances in films like Bumblebee, Blockers, and Trainwreck, Cena has burned through opponents.

People believe John Cena to be one of the all-time great professional wrestlers, and he is widely regarded as such. In addition, he and Ric Flair hold the record for the most world title reigns in the history of professional wrestling.

Top:01 The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

Following a lengthy and successful career as a professional wrestler in the WWE, Dwayne Johnson(The Rock) has gone on to become an American actor, businessman, and philanthropist.

He wrestled for WWE for eight years before breaking into the big screen and becoming an immediate success. He is widely recognized as one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. His films have grossed more than $3.5 billion in North America and more than $10.5 billion globally, making him one of the world’s highest-grossing and highest-paid performers. In Hollywood, he has appeared in films such as Jumanji, Hercules, the Fast & Furious trilogy, and Pain & Gain.

 

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