Behind The Mask: What Your Favorite Wrestlers Look Like Outside The Ring

Published on 08/16/2020
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The WWE typically gives wrestlers some interesting origin stories to drum up interest among fans. When a mask is added to the mix, a huge and dedicated following is practically guaranteed. For some reason, people find it very intriguing when a wrestler’s face is almost or entirely hidden. If you want to know what these wrestlers look like behind the leather straps or unique makeup, keep reading. We have gathered pictures of WWE superstars without the masks and costumes they are known for. Some will be surprising, others might be as what you had expected. However, you will surely enjoy seeing these stars look like regular people.

Your Favorite Mysterious Wrestlers Unmasked

Your Favorite Mysterious Wrestlers Unmasked

Goldust

In 1995, Goldust was fabulously bedazzled. According to his rivals, he was a “sick freak.” He was also dubbed The Bizarre One. He headlined several pay-per-view events in the 1990s. Goldust definitely made his own mark in the in spite of being the son of Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. He has won 23 championship titles between WWE and WCW. He is currently one of the performers in All Elite Wrestling.

Goldust

Goldust

Curry Man

Curry Man was one of the funniest gimmicks in the WWE. What’s crazy about this is the fact that Christopher Daniels or “The Fallen Angel” was wearing it. Nobody expected this because Fallen Angel had a brooding serious nature while Curry Man was a cartoonish comedy act. About a year later, Christopher Daniels started playing the masked Suicide. The wrestler is currently a performer in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He also serves as the oranization’s head of Talent Relations.

Curry Man

Curry Man

El Torito

In the USA, El Torito was not all that popular but in Mexico, he was a superstar. Despite being small in stature, the wrestler was known for being really athletic. We think that’s super impressive. He won the Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship twice and the AAA Mascot Tag Team Championship once together with Máscara Sagrada. His real name is not public record, since the private lives of masked wrestlers in Mexico are kept a secret.

El Torito

El Torito

Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy definitely deserves being one of the WWE superstars who are the most well-loved by fans since he puts so much effort into his gimmicks. Can you imagine how long it takes to put on all that makeup? Aside from wrestling, he has other passions like music, painting, and motocross. He is a member of PeroxWhy?Gen, who has released three studio albums and three EPs. He also co-wrote the New York Times best seller “The Hardy Boyz”, which is an autobiographical book of memoirs.

Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy

Psychosis

Known mostly for his flying moves and good looks, Psychosis fought with Ray Mysterio to find out which masked wrestler was better. Psychosis was born Dionicio Castellanos Torres. The Mexican pro wrestler also used the ring name Nicho el Millonario. He performed for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Lucha Libre AAA World Wide, and the World Wrestling Association. He also made appearances in the US. He won many championship titles, including the WWA World Welterweight Championship, and AAA World Tag Team Championship.

Psychosis

Psychosis

Vader

Vader’s mask may not be spooky for most, but he would still leave audiences in awe. He was massive in terms of size, but he was also super athletic. He had incredible flying moves. He was once really popular among fans. He headlined many pay-per-view events and was a Hall of Famer. According to CBS sports, Vader is widely considered to be one of the best super-heavyweight wrestlers in history.

Vader

Vader

Ultimo Dragon

In Japan, Ultimo Dragon was famous. He is credited with making the pro wrestling move “Asai Moonsault” popular. However, his gimmick didn’t have the same effect in America. Vince McMahon still gave him a chance, but he only performed in the WWE from 2003 to 2004. After a number of years, Ultimo Dragon took the mask off and showed his real face. He also starred in two movies in 2008.

Ultimo Dragon

Ultimo Dragon

The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman did not wear a leather mask, but he wore a lot of makeup. It is impossible to tell what he looks like under all that makeup. Fortunately, the picture on the right exists, so we know what Martin Wright looks like. It is incredible that he made his debut in the wrestling world in 2005 at the age of 40. He retired from the sport in 2019 but he continues to make sporadic appearances.

The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman

Sin Cara

A number of wrestlers have worn this mask through the years. However, the first to ever do it was this man, Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde. After he left WWE in 2014, he used the ring name Myzteziz and worked for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). He then adopted the name Carístico when he returned to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in 2015. Luis comes from a family of wrestlers.

Sin Cara

Sin Cara

Kalisto

Like other masked wrestler, Kalisto tried his best to keep his identity hidden. Fortunately, an unmasked photo of the wrestler leaked online. Back in 2006, Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez, who was then called Samuray del Sol, debuted on the independent circuit of the Midwestern United States wearing a mask. He signed with WWE in 2013. He has won the WWE United States Championship two times and the WWE Cruiserweight Championship once. He performs on WWE’s SmackDown.

Kalisto

Kalisto

Abyss

Abyss is also known as “The Monster.” Depicted as a beast inside the ring, Abyss never took off his mask in his matches, but fans succeeded in figuring out who was really behind the mask – Christopher Joseph Parks. He had the longest tenure of all the performers of Impact Wrestling. He was with the company between 2002 and 2019. He was elected to the Impact Hall of Fame in 2018.

Abyss

Abyss

Mil Mascaras

This is classic. Mil Mascaras is among the first luchadores who became famous. He is also one of the first masked wrestlers, paving the way for other masked wrestlers in the WWE and in other organizations. He has never really been unmasked and his identity is kept a secret in general according to Lucha Libre traditions, but his real name is known because of the credits of the movies he has appeared in.

Mil Mascaras

Mil Mascaras

Mantaur

Some wrestlers prefer makeup. Others choose masks. Mantaur, on the other hand, is on a whole different level. This mask is really bizarre, and surely gives everyone nightmares. In the end, Mantaur revealed his face and his name – Mike Halac. The wrestler actually played another character who also wore a mask. He later performed as Tank and took home the Unified World Heavyweight Championship title on March 15, 1997. It was his only wrestling title.

Mantaur

Mantaur

Suicide

What’s cool about the Suicide character is the fact that he was played by multiple wrestlers. The Suicide mask was most popularly worn by T.J. Perkins, an American professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Impact Wrestling. He won the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament, becoming the first WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Perkins also used the ring name Manik, which is a spin-off of Suicide. On the independent circuit, he played another character who wears a mask and was called Puma.

Suicide

Suicide

Glacier

One of the wrestlers who fought during the ‘90s, Glacier never showed his face during any of his matches. After he retired, he revealed who he was. Aside from being a pro wrestler, Raymond Lloyd was also a mixed martial artist and an actor. His Glacier persona is similar to the Sub-Zero character in Mortal Kombat. According to a fictional profile, the name Glacier symbolizes the power of the elements.

Glacier

Glacier

Juventud Guerrera

Juventud Guerrera’s joining the WCW resulted in the Cruiseweight division starting to look pretty amazing. He was quite the entertaining luchador. Guerrera did everything he could for the fans. Behind the mask is Mexican pro wrestler Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández. In Spanish, Juventud Guerrera means youth warrior. The wrestler surely lives up to his ring name seeing as he has won several championship titles in both Spanish and American professional wrestling promotions.

Juventud Guerrera

Juventud Guerrera

The Great Muta

If you follow Japanese wrestling, you will know of The Great Muta. He is definitely an icon in the sport. The Great Muta was revealed to be Keiji Mutoh. He mainly performed in Japan, but he also worked in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan. While he was a full-time wrestler for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), he also served as the president of the promotion, though he resigned in 2011.

The Great Muta

The Great Muta

Imposter Kane

No one knew who Imposter Kane was when he made his debut in the WWE ring. It was later revealed to be Drew Hankinson. In May 2006, he first appeared on Raw wearing Kane’s old ring attire and mask. Hankinson and Kane finally faced off at a pay-per-view match, where Hankinson won by using a Kane trademark move. One night later, the storyline was ended, with the original Kane attacking the Imposter Kane, removing his mask, and throwing the imposter out of the building.

Imposter Kane

Imposter Kane

Shark Boy

Shark Boy made his TNA debut almost twenty years ago, and he worked for the promotion for more than a decade. Before TNA, he had a brief stint in WCW. His funny mask and cool fighting moves endeared him to fans. In 2014, Shark Boy began wrestling a lot less, and that trend continued. His most recent appearance was in April 2019. He was in a six way match during WrestleMania 35 weekend.

Shark Boy

Shark Boy

Rosey

Rosey was in a duo called 3-Minute Warning together with Umaga. They were a fearsome pair in the WWE. Rosey later teamed up with The Hurricane but they disbanded after losing a championship. Rosey was known for destroying his opponents. After his stint with WWE, he continued wrestling and appeared at independent promotions, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Great Championship Wrestling. He also appeared on the reality television show Fat March as a featured contestant.

Rosey

Rosey

The Ultimate Warrior

Born James Hellwig, Ultimate Warrior will always be remembered for defining future generations of wrestlers. When he was with WWF, Ultimate Warrior won the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship once. He was the first wrestler that held both titles at the same time. After he retired from pro wrestling in 1998, he went into public speaking. However, in 2008, he wrestled one more time in Spain.

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

Rey Mysterio

Although the WWE did all they could to keep the identity of Rey Mysterio hidden, the picture on the right the appeared online. Now we know Óscar Gutiérrez is the man behind the mask. One of the most famous wrestlers ever, Mysterio has had sustained success with WWE, winning multiple championship titles. He has also headlined many major pay-per-view events for WWE. ESPN said that he is “widely regarded as the greatest cruiserweight in pro wrestling history.”

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio

Mankind

Mick Foley played Mankind really well, taking this terrifying mask to a whole new level. Mankind is certainly a legend, but Foley has played other characters including Cactus Jack (before Mankind) and Dude Love (after Mankind). The personas were called “Three Faces of Foley”. Mick is widely considered to be one of the best wrestlers in WWE history. He was elected to the WWE Hall of Fame in the year 2013.

Mankind

Mankind

The Pegasus Kid

Chris Benoit, the man behind the mask, had long and successful wrestling career, spanning 22 years. According to industry journalist Dave Meltzer, Benoit was “one of the top 10, maybe even the top 5, all-time greats.” Benoit won 22 championship titles, including multiple world championship wins, and headlined several pay-per-view events for WWE. He was still at the height of his career when his life ended in a really disturbing way.

The Pegasus Kid

The Pegasus Kid

Mr. America

Hulk Hogan is a legend, but he also wore a mask before WrestleMania XIX. His ring name at the time was Mr. America. However, he was more popular when not wearing a mask, so he took it off. He is widely considered the most recognized wrestler in the world and arguably the most popular from the ‘80s. He was elected to the WWE Hall of fame twice, in 2005 and in 2020. Even when he was still wrestling, he already started his extensive acting career. He starred in different movies and TV shows and appeared in commercials and a video game. He also tried his hand at music, fronting the band called The Wrestling Boot Band.

Mr. America

Mr. America

The Undertaker

The Undertaker was born Mark William Calaway. He has played other characters like The Last Outlaw, Deadman, and The American Badass. You might be familiar with these characters. However, not a lot of people know that he also tried wearing a mask during the early ‘90s. Widely considered to be one of the greatest pro wrestlers in history, The Undertaker won multiple world championship titles and is heavily associated with WrestleMania.

The Undertaker

The Undertaker

Juan Cena

In 2010, Cena had a feud with The Nexus. He lost a match against them and another match against Randy Orton, which led to Cena being fired from the company. After leaving the WWE in this storyline, Cena began wrestling at live events using the name Juan Cena while wearing a mask. This happened for a couple of weeks only since he was re-hired. Yes, you read that right. So, Juan Cena wears a mask. John Cena doesn’t.

Juan Cena

Juan Cena

Super Liger

Christopher Keith Irvine aka Jericho aka Super Liger is an American-Canadian pro wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling. This mask was no help to him in wrestling, so he ditched it. You likely never saw him dressed this way before. Jericho is noted for his rock star persona and he has been named by industry colleagues and journalists as one of the best pro wrestlers in history.

Super Liger

Super Liger

El Generico

Sami Zayn was El Generico before WWE Raw. He began wrestling wearing the mask but he decided to let go of it. He has been quite successful in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). He is the only wrestler who has won both PWG’s annual tournaments. Along with Kevin Steen, Zayn was awarded the Feud of the Year in 2010 by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He wrestled internationally and won championship titles in Germany and in Japan.

El Generico

El Generico

Blue Blazer

Blue Blazer wore a mask throughout his legendary career. Owen Hart, the man behind the mask, came from a wrestling family, and his father was the wrestling legend Stu Hart. He was a World Wrestling Federation superhero and won multiple championship titles. In 1994, he was awarded WWF King of the Ring. He also headlined several WWF pay-per-view events. Sadly, he died because of one of his gimmicks in the ring.

Blue Blazer

Blue Blazer

The American Dragon

The man behind the mask, Daniel Bryan got famous after winning the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2001, the American Dragon made his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut. He was in the junior heavyweight division, and was successful in singles and in tag team competitions. He is a four-time WWE Champion and was a WWE World Heavyweight Champion once. WrestleMania XXX is one of the many major pay-per-view events for WWE he headlined.

The American Dragon

The American Dragon

Finn Balor

Irish pro wrestler Fergal Devitt, better known as Finn Balor, does not only introduce the new generation to wrestling but also offers variety to the wrestling scene. He became famous in Japan, performing as Prince Devitt or The Demon King. He is currently signed to WWE and has had success in the company. In the history of WWE, he is the first wrestler who won a world title in his pay-per-view debut and the quickest wrestler who a world title at only 27 days after his main roster debut.

Finn Balor

Finn Balor

The Road Warriors

The famous tag team was known for destroying opponents and were the scariest tag team in wrestling during their time. The Road Warriors were also known by the name Legion of Doom and were composed of Road Warrior Hawk and Road Warrior Animal. Their gimmick was two imposing wrestlers wearing face paint. For short periods, other wrestlers became stand-in partners for them. In the ‘90s, Kensuke “Power Warrior” Sasaki teamed with the two men, separately and together.

The Road Warriors

The Road Warriors

Jushin Thunder Liger

Jushin Thunder Liger is among the most famous wrestlers in history and debuted in 1984. He retired in January 2020, having had a long and successful career. He performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) since his debut until his retirement, making him the longest-tenured wrestler in their roster. Throughout his career, he fought in more than 4,000 matche, including major events for different promotions across the globe. He was elected to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.

Jushin Thunder Liger

Jushin Thunder Liger

The Hurricane

Shane Helms is the man behind this fan favorite superhero mask. He won a WWE Hardcore Championship and a Tag Team Championship. He adopted the ring name “The Hurricane” but in 2005, he dropped the superhero gimmick. He is the longest reigning in SmackDown history. He was out of action for more than a year due to neck fusion surgery. In February 2010, Helms was released by WWE but he came back as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match in 2018.

The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Kane

Glenn Thomas Jacobs had his pro wrestling debut in 1992 but only started playing the character of Kane in 1997. Everyone shivered with fear at this mask, which makes us think unmasking him was a huge mistake. He won many titles, with the most recent being the 24/7 Championship. Veteran wrestler Ric Flair said Kane is “the best in the world” and Big Show described Kane as “the best big man ever”.

Kane

Kane

Mil Muertes

A Lucha Underground baddie, Mil Muertes is also called the big boss. He held the title of champion for 217 days, the second longest. Ricky Banderas is the man under the mask and uses the name El Mesias as well. One of the biggest stars in the Mexican wrestling scene, Banderas started his career in Puerto Rico, where he won championships multiple times. In March 2006, he debuted in Mexico.

Mil Muertes

Mil Muertes

Rosemary

Rosemary, aka Holly Letkeman, also wore face paint. Hailing from Canada, Rosemary is signed to Impact Wrestling, where she won the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Championship. She has performed for different promotions, including BSE Pro, Maximum Pro Wrestling, BCW, NCW Femmes Fatales, Shimmer Women Athletes, Smash, and Steel City Pro Wrestling. She won a Shimmer Tag Team Championship with Sara Del Rey. If you follow Rosemary on Instagram, you will see her often without any face paint.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Doink The Clown

This creepy clown wrestler debuted in 1992. He surely made nightmares come true. A second generation wrestler, Matt Osborne portrayed this character. At first, his appearance seemed silly, but in the end, it became bizarre and disturbing. Other wrestlers have also portrayed Doink. As for Osborne, he reinvented the clown character and named the incarnation Reborne Again. He still wore the clown suit but not the wig, he put on minimal face paint, and grew out his beard and hair. Sadly, Osborne died of an accidental overdose of morphine and hydrocodone.

Doink The Clown

Doink The Clown

Sting

He never sported a mask, but he put on face paint. There were times when the WWE superstar wore only black and white makeup. There was a time when did his face paint in honor of the Joker. The fans were not pleased about his choice, though. Nevertheless, he is considered to be one of the greatest pro wrestlers in history. His career spanned over three decades and his legacy includes multiple championship wins.

Sting

Sting

‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

Famously known by the ring name “Macho Man”, Randy Savage was not only a huge personlity but was also a cool WWF pro wrestler. He may have a rather small physique, but he never let that stop him from competing with wrestlers who came his way. He was hardly seen not sporting his funky bandana and sunglasses. This look definitely became iconic, and people remember it when they think of Macho Man.

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‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

Mr. Wrestling II

Johnny Walker actually started wrestling back in 1956 but his character Mr. Wrestling II was only created in the early 1970s. When he started competing as a wrestler who wore a mask, he became quite successful and was considered to be among the five most popular wrestlers in the United States. It is even believed that former President Jimmy Carter was one of his fans. The ultimate champion passed in 2020.

 

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Mr. Wrestling II

CM Punk

Not a lot of people know that aside from being a professional American wrestler, CM Punk is also an expert in mixed martial arts. As a matter of fact, CM Punk, or Phillip Jack Brooks, quit wrestling to focus more on his career in the MMA. He explicitly stated he had no intention of returning to the wrestling industry, but it is clear to see that the 40-something-year-old had changed his mind because he returned to WWE. The biggest shock has to be the fact that he now wears a mask!

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CM Punk

The Patriot

Many people know American retired pro wrestler Del Wilkes as The Patriot, whose career only lasted seven short years but was a huge hit amongst wrestling fans. Aside from his stint in the WWF, he also spent time wrestling for other organizations, including All Japan Wrestling. He was especially popular when his fights were against other wrestlers that were anti-American. At the age of 58, The Patriot still wrestlers every now and then.

 

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The Patriot

Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart

He may have started his wrestling career in the early 1970s, but Bret “The Hitman” Hart continued to wrestle until 2000. He was extremely popular in spite of not being the most successful wrestler in the WWE. His role in wrestling is definitely significant and he is credited with the change in perception of mainstream professional wrestling in North-America in the early 1990s. Hitman was usually seen with his metallic sunglasses, which surely elevated his macho look even more.

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Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart

Gangrel

Born David Heath, Gangrel was among the most fearsome fighters in the WWE during the ‘90s. After you see his pictures, you will understand why. His appearance probably made him so famous. In spite of this, other wrestlers have said that his looks do not represent his personality at all. Apparently, he was among the “chill” wrestlers. Nevertheless, no one would probably want to get on his bade side. Just imagine the Gangrel in a dark alley.

Gangrel – $500k

Gangrel

In terms of ranking wrestlers, the task may look easy but it’s not! So many factors have to be taken into consideration when ranking all of the best wrestlers, from ability to skill as well as the finishing moves they do. Obviously it is not possible to include every single wrestler on this list, so let us take a look at the top wrestlers ranked according to “wow” factor. Keep reading to see if your favorite wrestler made the cut…

Big Show

We start the list with one of the biggest superstars. Big Show entered the wrestling world because of Hulk Hogan. They wanted to create some new competition between Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan in the ‘90s, but at that time, Big Show’s incredible talent was generally underestimated by people. He said that he has met older fans in the U.S. who think that his father is Andre The Giant. Big Show’s goliath-like stature earned him a lot of fans and many other wrestlers feared him.

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Big Show

Kelly Kelly

Up next is Kelly Kelly or Barbara Jean Blank. Aside from being an American model, reality TV personality and actress, she is also a glamourous pro wrestler. Kelly has spent more than a decade in the wrestling industry, and more recently competed for many titles. She is the first woman to have become the WWE 24/7 Champion. She was certainly a fan favorite because of her gorgeous appearance. We totally get it.

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Kelly Kelly

Bill Goldberg

53-year-old Bill Goldberg is another great wrestler on this list who still does wrestling part time. Known mononymously as Goldberg, he certainly has a scary appearance, and he always gets the crowd going and on their feet with his explosive, volcanic energy. His famous finishing move – called the Jackhammer and Spear – can easily cause serious damage. His backstage persona is reportedly much nicer compared to his character in the ring.

Bill Goldberg (1996-2004, 2015-2017)

Bill Goldberg

Chyna

Every wrestling fan who grew up in the ‘90s knew and loved Chyna. The wrestler first came to fame when she joined the WWF. Dubbed “Ninth Wonder of the World”, Chyna’s impact on professional wrestling for females is exceptional. Aside from her impressive performance, she also has an amazing physique, which was perfect and accompanied by fantastic strength. It is not a surprise that she has been ranked as one of the greats in the wrestling world.

Chyna (1995-2202)

Chyna (1995-2011)

The Sheik

One of the first to establish the hardcore wrestling style, The Sheik laid many foundations in pro wrestling. For an incredible 48 years, this successful Syrian wrestler was famous and extremely popular among wrestling fans. He is well known for how he gripped his opponents into submission even after the referee finishes counting down. The Sheik often used the ropes in order to get an advantage, a ploy that many wrestlers today use.

The Sheik (1949-1995)

The Sheik

Randy Orton

Randy Orton became the youngest winner of the World Heavyweight Championship when he won against Chris Benoit during the 2004 SummerSlam. Orton has challenged and defeated many legendary wrestling icons throughout his successful wrestling career. He is actually a third-generation pro wrestler. At 40 years old, he is currently signed with WWE, where he has won championship titles multiple times. What makes him so amazing is probably his finishing move called the RKO!

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Randy Orton

Trish Stratus

Fun fact: Trish Stratus is the youngest person who has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Her breathtaking maneuvers have been used by so many wrestlers, which is why she is included in this awesome list. Many people, however, speculated that the only reason she made it big was due to her good looks. Fortunately for Trish, she was able to prove a lot of people wrong. This beauty is currently a model and master of fitness.

Trish Stratus (2000-2010)

Trish Stratus

Triple H

More commonly known as Triple H, Hunter Hearst Helmsley is part of some of the most incredible WWE moments. Any chance he got, he aimed to show people he was the best! It is often said that Triple H is one of the most impressive wrestling superstars ever. At 50 years old, Triple H serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy and Development of the WWE. Without a doubt, the star had a really successful career.

Triple H (1992-Present)

Triple H

Lita

Born Amy Christine Dumas, Lita is only 45 years old but she has accomplished so much. She was a pro wrestler in the WWE from 2000-2007 and was elected to the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2014. When she retired from wrestling, she started focusing on her singing career. She has had a couple of romantic relationships with other wrestlers, but Lita remains a bachelorette. She also founded an animal charity organization.

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Lita

Andre the Giant

It does not matter how old you are. If you are a wrestling fan, you definitely the name Andre the Giant. Dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” this French pro wrestler was actually undefeated for 15 years! He met his match in Wrestlemania III, another legendary wrestler by the name of Hulk Hogan. Andre was bodyslammed and leg dropped into submission. Nevertheless, Andre The Giant is still a wrestling icon!

Andre the Giant (1966-1993)

Andre the Giant

The Rock

This amazing individual does not seem to have limits! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was born to do anything and he is totally unstoppable. He is definitely among the most loved wrestlers of all time. He knows exactly how he can please the crowd, giving remarkable entertainment through the competitions he takes part in. When he retired from wrestling, The Rock went into acting and has starred in some really successful movies.

The Rock (1996-2004, 2011-2013)

The Rock

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is another famous wrestler who has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. He was especially popular during the late ’90s. Well-known for his ability to bring the audience “inside the ring” with him, Michaels let the crowd experience everything he did, the good, the bad and the painful. His career sadly ended when he had a back injury. To make things worse, he had problems with substance abuse.

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels (1984-2010)

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Everyone still remembers Steve “Stone Cold” Austin’s well-known beer crushing moments. He was one of the greatest wrestlers between 198 and 2003. In the beginning, he was among the most underestimated wrestlers when he was at WCW and was even fired, believe it or not. Stone Cold after retired from the wrestling industry almost 15 years ago, but he has managed to remain in the spotlight. He has even tried his had at brewing his own beer.

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin (1989-2003)

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Brock Lesnar

American professional wrestler Brock Lesnar was actually a mixed martial artist before. At 43 years old, Lesnar is still wrestling and signed with WWE. He made a massive impact when he won a WWE championship because he was the youngest wrestler to have achieved such a feat. He was praised for his perseverance in matches and his signature move called the F5. His most excellent matches are probably the ones where he fought Kurt Angle, Big Show, and lastly, the Undertaker. When Lesnar fought inside the ring, we could tell that he made everybody excited.

Brock Lesnar (2000-2007, 2012-Present)

Brock Lesnar

The Miz

Michael Gregory Mizanin, who is better known as ‘The Miz’, won over the audience with his intense passion for wrestling. He was actually considered a “wanna-be” wrestler but he was determined about never giving up on his dream, which was to become a world-famous wrestler. The Miz started his career in 2002 and he has been pretty successful. He has won multiple championship titles and is in the top 10 of the most prolific pay-per-view WWE performers.

The Miz

The Miz

Kazuchika Okada

Dubbed The “Rainmaker”, Kazuchika Okada is often regarded as the best Japanese pro wrestler in the world now. He is currently in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). For over two years, the international star has dominated the league. He has been world champion five times. At 32 years old, Okada still has a long way to go in his career. It definitely looks like he will achieve so much more!

Kazuchika Okada

Kazuchika Okada

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista started his professional wrestling career in 1999. Because of his talent, he is among the few wrestlers who joined the industry and became famous rather quickly. Bautista, or more famously known as Batista, has had incredible moments in wrestling which fans love so much. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall. His fierceness and athleticism are probably why he has so many fans. He has co-starred in some blockbusters as well.

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Dave Bautista

Vince McMahon

He is probably one of the most well-known wrestling personalities of all time. In spite of his vulgar attitude towards other wrestlers, he enjoyed a brilliant WWE career. His finishing and signature moves include the Pedigree (copied from Triple H), the People’s Elbow (copied from the Rock), the Atomic Leg Drop (copied from Hulk Hogan), and the McMahon Stunner (copied from Stone Cold Steve Austin). McMahon is currently the CEO and chairman of WWE.

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Vince McMahon

The Great Khali

At 7 feet 1 inch, The Great Khali is one of the tallest wrestlers in history. Born Dalip Singh Rana, he previously worked for the Punjab State Police. In 2015, it seemed like he had enough of wrestling and retired for good, but he shocked everyone when he made a comeback in 2017. Aside from being a wrestler, he is also a TV personality both in the US and India.

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The Great Khali

Jacqueline

Best known for being a pro wrestler in WWE, Jacqueline has won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, the third woman to do so. In 2016, she was elected to the Hall of Fame. Just like many other great wrestlers, Jacqueline has appeared on TV shows and video games. She was even on Tough Enough, the MTV reality show. Currently, the gorgeous Jacqueline is a professional wrestling manager. She is 56 years old but she definitely looks younger for her age.

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Jacqueline

Booker T

Booker T was born Robert Booker Tio Huffman. The 6-foot former pro wrestler is now 55 years old. Throughout his career, he took home the world championship title 6 times and won 21 other titles. In 2013, he retired from wrestling, and he is currently a professional wrestling promoter. He is also a WWE color commentator, so he hasn’t left the wrestling world completely. Booker T was also among the most prominent wrestlers in the African-American community.

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Booker T

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