WWE tops the list when it comes to having a list of some of the best athletes in the world. Many World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstars went on to write successful acting careers or emerged as meaningless cameos after building a reputation as top wrestlers. Of Dwayne The Rock Johnson To Jean CenaHere are some notable wrestlers who have gained fame as actors.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Johnson is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He made his WWE debut in 1996, and during his wrestling career he won eight WWE Championships. He made his debut in “The Scorpion King” in 2002 and has since appeared in several films including “The Game Plan” (2007), “Hercules”, the Fast & Furious franchise (2014), “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and “Baywatch” (2017). Johnson has also been named twice to Times Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List and is on Forbes’ Top Paid Actors list.
The 42-year-old 15-time WWE Champion is a force to be reckoned with both in and out of the ring. With the release of Marine in 2006, John Cena became a big star. Since then he has appeared in numerous films including 12 Rounds (2009), Daddy’s Home (2015) and Bumblebee (2016). He also played the role of Jakob Toretto in Fast and Furious 9.
Hogan was one of the most renowned wrestlers of the 1980s, winning a total of six WWE Championships. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and has a long acting career. He has appeared in such films as “Rocky III” (1982), “No Holds Barred” (1989), “Suburban Commando” (1991) and “Mr Nanny” (1993)
Bautista, who has now retired from professional wrestling, is better known as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By beating Triple H, this WWE superstar won his first World Heavyweight Championship. He holds the WWE record for longest reign as world heavyweight champion which spanned 282 days. Although he left WWE in 2014, Batista starred in several blockbuster films, including “The Man with the Iron Fists” (2012), “Riddick” (2013), “Specter” (2015), “Blade Runner 2049 “(2017),” Guardians of the Galaxy “(2014),” Avengers: Infinity War “(2018) and” Avengers: Endgame “(2019).
Ronda Jean Rousey is a former mixed martial artist and judoka from the United States. She is best known for her career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and as a wrestler in WWE. Rousey is the only woman to win a title in both the UFC and WWE, as well as the only woman to head a pay-per-view event in both organizations. She has also starred in films such as The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Mile 22.
Jesse Ventura is an actor, television host, political commentator, author and former professional wrestler from the United States. After rising to prominence in WWE, he was elected 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 after a long career as a WWF / WWE wrestler. Ventura also pursued an acting career, starring in films such as Predator and The Running Man.
Steve Austin is a former professional wrestler who performed under the title Stone Cold Steve Austin. He is a retired American television host, actor and professional wrestler. During his wrestling career, Austin won 19 titles. He is a six-time World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, four-time WWF Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Million Dollar Champion. He is also the fifth WWE Triple Crown Champion, the 1996 WWF King of the Ring Tournament winner and three-time Royal Rumble winner. He has starred in renowned films such as The Longest Yard, The Expendables and The Recoil.
Andre the giant
André René Roussimoff, commonly known as André le Géant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. His most famous accomplishment was his tenure in the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation. Andrews was over seven feet tall as a result of gigantism induced by too much growth hormone, which led to acromegaly. As a result, it has been called “The Eight Wonder of the World”. He played Bigfoot in the famous science fiction series “The Six Million Dollar Man”. He also starred in films such as The Princess Bride and Trading Mom.