Check the list of WWE wrestlers who turned popular Hollywood actors. Most of them are American which include Dwayne Johnson to John Cena. Taking the world by storm in the WWE with their fighting styles and strength, the champions have moved on to more unexplored areas of fame and talent. Many of the popular and successful wrestlers have delved into the realm of acting knowingly or unknowingly, and carved a handsome career out of it. Here is a complete list of top 10 wrestlers who turned to Hollywood:
1. Dwayne Johnson
2. Hulk Hogan
3. Dave Bautista
4. Andre The Giant
5. John Cena
6. Kevin Nash
7. Paul Levesque
8. Steve Austin
9. Nathan Jones
10. Mike Mizanin
Known by the name The Rock, Johnson is a popular handsome face. Born in 1972, California, Johnson’s father Rocky was a professional wrestler and inspired him to become one from his very childhood. He is of Black-Samoan ethnicity. Blessed with good looks and a charming personality, Johnson went on to act in innumerable movies after a successful career in wrestling. He is well remembered for the roles in Moana and Baywatch and WWE Raw TV series.
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Known for his role in Rocky III, Hogan now 64 years has been one of the most popular, charismatic as well as hated wrestler turned actor from Georgia. His amazing physique coupled with a husky voice has been his best assets and has fetched him innumerable role in hit TV series and movies like WWE Smackdown, WCW Nitro, Suddenly Susan and many more. This 6.4 feet giant has been part of several popular video games as well.
The 46 year old Greek-Fillipino wrestler from Washington Dc was deemed to be imperfect for sports entertainment. This propelled him to make it big and become a superstar in Hollywood. Bautista is well known for his appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049, Spectre, WWE Raw TV series, The Man with the Iron Fists and many more. H stands 6.2 feet tall and has a weird habit of collecting lunchboxes.
Andre The Giant
This French wrestler suffered from acromegaly for his abnormal growth in body size towering upto a height of 7.4 feet. Andre Rene Roussimoff is best remembered for The Princess Bride, Micki and Maude, Trading Mom and Wrestle Mania III. His record of 3000 winning streak was broken by Hulk Hogan and the legendary wrestler died at a young age of 42 years in Paris.
The WWE superstar, John Felix Anthony Cera is a 40 year old from Massachusetts with a French-Italian—Canadian and English descent. Cena gradually shifted from playing football to wrestling to eventually acting and is best known for his roles in WWE Raw, The Marine, 12 Rounds and Trainwreck.
Towering at a height of 6.11 feet Nash is a popular face in WWE as well as in Hollywood. He is nick named as Sexecutioner and is famous for his work in Brothers, Nikki, Almighty Thor, Monster Brawl and many more. Before fame Nash was into basketball in his hometown school in Detroit.
The long haired wrestler from New Hampshire is nicked named as Triple H an dis considered as one of the best and the bad guy in WWE. Levesque started body building from the age of fourteen and with several championship crowns he shifted to acting. Most memorable roles include movies like Blade, The Chaperone and Inside Out.
The 53 year old bald headed actor was an ace as a football player in his teens. He was worthy of gaining free education due to his football skills but he chose to take up wrestling only to shift into the acting world. Austin’s notable roles include movies and TV series like The Expendables, The Longest Yard, WWE Raw and The Condemned. The Texan is nicknamed as ‘Stone Cold’.
48 year old Jones hails from Gold Coast, Australia and is renowned for his great physique and undying energy. He is best remembered in Mad Max and Fury Road. Before fame the 6.11 feet giant was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment for eight armed robbery when he was only 18 years of age.
Michael Mizanin nicknamed as The Miz started off in a different course altogether with his career. He had initially audituioned for MTV’s The Real World and became extremely popular. Taking interest in WWE he started his career in the realm of bodybuilding and 12 years into it won him fame. He shifted to acting and is popul;ar for his roles in WWE Raw, E.C.W., The Marine 3 and many more. Mizanin hails from Ohio and is currently 37 years old.