If you are a big fan of WWE, you will know why it has become so popular. It does not only boast of talented wrestlers but also gives us quality entertainment! WWE started out a while ago, and many of the most famous stars have moved on with their lives. However, we bet you want to know what has since happened to them. Read on to see what our favorite wrestlers have been up to lately.
Big Show – $20 Million
Did you know that Big Show used to go by the moniker The Giant? He is a seven-time world champion. Apart from wrestling, this guy has tried his hand at acting too. He has appeared in a number of films and shows. The biggest role he has landed would probably be a part in the 2010 comedy flick Knucklehead. He currently has a net worth of $20 million.
Tugboat – Unknown
Fred Ottboat was nothing short of an absolute beast. He was once an ally of Hulk Hogan but later joined The Natural Disasters. That was where he earned the nickname “The Typhoon.” He left wrestling in 2001 and decided to work as a safety manager instead. He also went on to coach the little league teams of his sons. His net worth has not been disclosed, but we are sure he is having a blast with his retirement!
Kane – $9 Million
Glenn Thomas Jacobs might not sound familiar, but Kane probably does. He might be 51 years old now but is still active in WWE, occasionally performing for SmackDown. His fame got bigger when he became an actor, businessman, and politician. He was in the 2016 movie See No Evil and became the Knox County mayor in 2018. He is an insurer as well, which is good for his $9 million net worth.
The Ultimate Warrior- Deceased
James Brian Hellwig is better known as The Ultimate Warrior, but he also went by the Dingo Warrior and The Warrior. He even decided to make Warrior his real name in 1993. Before he died, there were conspiracy theories going around about how the real Ultimate Warrior was already dead. They said that another wrestler had been performing under his name. The truth was he died of a heart attack in 2014.
Ric Flair – $3 Million
Rick Flair had an amazing career that spanned four decades. He was a world champion 16 times, but he used to say that he was a 21-time world champion instead. Like his colleagues, he made plenty of TV appearances as well. Sadly, he had to deal with the tragedy of losing his son to a heroin overdose.
Macho Man- Deceased
You might not be a WWE fan, but we are sure you recognize this man. Randy Savage, also known as Macho Man, was a household name and one of the greatest wrestlers in history. He had a career that lasted 32 years and took home 29 titles. He also appeared in TV shows and films like Spider-Man, Ready to Rumble, and Baywatch. Sadly, he died in a tragic car crash. However, the autopsy went on to say that he suffered from a heart disease he was not aware of.
Rey Mysterio – Estimated $10m
Rey Mysterio is yet another well-known masked man. Born Oscar Gutierrez, he wore a mask similar to the one Lucha Libre wrestlers do. He became famous in the ‘90s and ‘00s thanks to his unique wrestling style. He won big titles like the WWE Championship, WWE Cruiserweight Championship, and World Heavyweight Championship. The King of Mystery still looks the same as he did a decade ago. He still wrestles but now participates in Lucha Underground and independent shows.
Sunny – Estimated $300k
Tammy Lynn “Sunny” Sytch let fame get to her. She dealt with drug and alcohol abuse problems. In 2017, she was arrested and then imprisoned. Even though this shocked many people, she already had DUIs before this. WWE terminated her contract right away. However, the rumor mill claims that she is trying hard to get her act together and even checked into rehab again.
Razor Ramon – $3 Million
During the ‘80s, Razor Ramon made the decision to go pro. However, he only made it big in the ‘90s when he debuted in WWF and WCW. From then on, he is a four-time winner of the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Unfortunately, his health has not been very good. He has gone to the hospital a number of times for double pneumonia, seizures, and low blood pressure.
Joan Marie Laurer debuted in WWF under the name Chyna in the ‘90s. She was the first woman to participate in Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. She helped pave the way for other women in the world of wrestling. After her wrestling career, she chose to focus on writing and released an autobiography. On top of that, she also dipped her toes into the adult industry before dying of an overdose in 2016.
Sable – $1.5 Million
Rena Marlette Lesnar, better known as Sable, was one of the first WWE divas. She earned a lot of popularity from wrestling, modeling, and acting. She was in Corky Romano and Pacific Blue. Her first marriage ended abruptly when her husband died in a car crash. Her second one, on the other hand, ended in divorce. In 2006, she finally found her match! She is married to Brock Lesnar.
The Great Khali – $16 Million
The Great Khali is one of the tallest wrestlers at 7 feet 1 inch. Formerly known as Dalip Singh Rana, he used to work in the Punjab State Police before he entered wrestling. It looks like he is gradually retiring from the ring. He, however, started a school called the Continental Wrestling Entertainment in 2015. In 2017, he shocked everyone by making a WWE comeback and helping Jinder Mahal in the Battleground. Apart from wrestling, he is also a television personality in the United States and India.
Sid Vicious – $5 Million
Sid Eudy or Sid Vicious is a wrestler from the older generation. He has been a pro wrestler since the ‘80s after making his debut at the World Championship Wrestling. He went on to join both WWE and WWF. He had a great career and took home a few championship belts. He is now 57 and retired, although he was still fit enough to enter a competition when he was already 51 years old.
The Coach – $2 Million
Unlike others on the list, Jonathan Coachman did not leave the spotlight even though his pro wrestling career came to an end. He works as a color commentator for Raw and signed again with WWE in 2018. We are excited about his comeback! He still looks young at the age of 45 even though he is now married with two kids. His estimated net worth sits at $2 million, but this might change in the near future.
Mideon – Unknown
Dennis Knight is the real name of Mideon, who you might also know by the monikers Tex Slazenger and Phineas I. Godwin. After retiring from the world of pro wrestling, he started a new career as a chef and now lives a normal life like most people. If you want to try his cooking, go to Clearwater, Florida!
Skinner – $1.5 Million
Steve “Skinner” Keirn is yet another senior pro wrestler. A part of The Fabulous team, he appeared several times at the World Wrestling Federation. While he has since quit wrestling, he continues to operate a wrestling school in the ‘80s. He keeps offering training to folks who want to give wrestling a shot. He is now 66 years old and is still in great shape for this reason. He and his wife now live in Florida.
Scotty 2 Hotty – Unknown
At the end of his pro wrestling career, Scott Ronald Garland went on to be a coach. You will spot Scotty 2 Hotty or Scott Taylor at the WWE Performance Center. He tried another career path and enlisted for firefighter training in 2013. In 2016, he decided to return to WWE. During a 2015 interview, he showed that he is now taking good care of himself than he used to be. He is now in his best shape in history!
Kelly Kelly – $1 Million
Up next, we have Barbara Jean Blank or Kelly Kelly. Aside from wrestling, she was also a TV personality and model. In 2012, she chose to leave the WWE so that she can pursue more things. However, she has not stepped out of the spotlight. She has appeared on TV in the past. Among others, she was on Days of Our Lives and the E! show WAGS.
Mr. Mcmahon – $1.7 Billion
Nearly everyone knows Vincent Kennedy McMahon. After all, he is the WWE majority owner! He is the CEO and chairman as well. On top of that, he is an actor, film producer, businessman, and Alpha Entertainment founder. It is not all that surprising to hear that he has a $1.7 billion net worth and even made it to the Forbes yearly list of billionaires. He can afford his yacht and seven mansions easily.
Yokozuna, whose real name is Rodney Agatupa Anoaʻi, was the first Samoan wrestler ever. He is the only one who has brought home the WWF World Heavyweight Championship as well. In 2000, he had been on tour in Europe when he passed away unexpectedly. They found him dead in his hotel room and was thought to have died of a heart attack. However, the real cause of death was pulmonary edema.
Goldberg – $14 Million
William Scott Goldberg is better known by his last name. He is a wrestler who made a name for himself in the ‘90s. He did not suffer a loss from 1997 to 1998, so he soon became famous. The wrestler is doing well for himself and living with his family. He has a gym with an amateur boxing facility in California.
Jacqueline – Unknown
Jacqueline DeLois Moore is a wrestling manager and pro wrestler. She is the third woman to have brought home the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. In 2016, she got her induction into the Hall of Fame. Like other wrestlers, she has appeared in video games and TV shows! She was on the MTV reality show Tough Enough. Now nearing her 60s, she still looks as glamorous as she always did.
Stone Cold Steve Austin – $45 Million
Steve Austin retired when his body could no longer take on any more injuries. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million, which is not very surprising since he did win the WWF Championships six times. He has since decided to focus on acting after his retirement. He has appeared in TV shows and films such as
The Expendables and Nash Bridges.
The Rock – $220 Million
The Rock, also known as Dwayne Douglas Johnson, is a household name by now. He is one of the greatest wrestlers ever as well. It looks like he can excel in anything that he puts his mind to. We are not surprised that he has a $220 million net worth. Time has even dubbed him one of the most influential people in the world. He also launched the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a charity foundation for terminally ill children.
Mick Foley – $15 Million
Michael Francis, best known as Mick Foley, used different monikers such as Mankind, Cactus Jack, and Dude Love in the past. He retired from wrestling earlier than most. Instead, he pursued a new career path by appearing in films, TV shows, and radio shows. His acting and wrestling careers merged in an episode of Boy Meets World. He also does a lot of charity work to help out children! He and his wife Colette now have four kids between them.
Batista – $13 Million
David Michael Bautista Jr. is better known as Batista. This mixed martial artist and bodybuilder also made it big as an actor after his wrestling days. He has appeared in movies such as Riddick, The Man with the Iron Fists, and Spectre. There was a company that was under investigation and tried to frame him. They accused him of steroid use but failed to back up the claim!
Hulk Hogan – $25 Million
Terre Gene Bollea is more famous as Hulk Hogan. He is one of the most famous wrestlers in history and helped shape the wrestling world into its current state. He also dipped his toes into being a musician, actor, entrepreneur, and TV personality. Aside from these, he also launched an energy drink and launched a website called the Hogan Nutrition. In 2007, he went through a messy divorce and almost lost everything but ultimately recovered. At any rate, he is still in good shape and regularly exercises!
Randy Orton – $11 Million
Randy Keith Orton is one of the few wrestlers on our list who continues to compete. He is a part of Smackdown but also tried his luck on the silver screen. Perhaps you have even seen him in That’s What I Am, Deal or No Deal, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He got exposed for steroid use in 2007, although he did not officially comment on it. He and Samantha Speno got a divorce in 2013. Two years after that, he tied the knot with Kimberly Kessler.
Edge – $14 Million
When Adam Joseph Copeland AKA Edge quit pro wrestling, he decided to be an actor instead. Despite this, he is still one of the best wrestlers ever. He got inducted into the Hall of Fame and boasts of 31 championships. You should check out his 2004 autobiography, which is called “Adam Copeland on Edge.” Did you know that he hates cigarettes? He allegedly tried it as a teen but decided to quit later on.
Lita – $4 Million
Amy Dumas or Lita used to be a singer on top of being a pro wrestler. In 2006, she quit wrestling but now serves as a WWE analyst. After she retired from wrestling, she became a part of a punk band called The Luchagors. They released a record the year after that. She has been involved in many love stories with the likes of Matt Hardy and Joseph Copeland. However, she has not yet gotten married to anyone.
The Undertaker – $17 Million
Mark William Calaway became a household name under the name Undertaker. Now 53 years old, he still looks fit to compete! However, he is a free agent right now because not many want to employ him. He has 17 championships to his name and is feared in the field. Upon realizing that wrestling won’t last forever, he opted to enter real estate instead. He and his wife share a love for animals and even created a fund for the poor creatures!
Shawn Michaels – $17 Million
Michael Shawn Hickenbottom is better known as Shawn Michaels. This four-time world champion has also worked as a TV presenter and actor. He is now the main ambassador of WWE but hosts a hunting show called Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures. His first marriage did not go well, although he and his current wife Rebecca have been together since 1999! They have two kids together.
Alundra Blayze – Unknown
In 1988, Debrah Ann Miceli was dubbed the Rookie of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Also known as Alundra Blayze or Madusa, she was the first woman to get this title. She is a monster truck fan and has been driving them for years. She retired from wrestling and started acting in movies such as Shootfighter II and Death Match. She remains popular up until now. The wedding between her and Alan Jonason even received a huge viewership on the internet!
Booker T – $5 Million
Robert Booker Tio Huffman used to go by Booker T when he was a pro wrestler. He has won the world championship 6 times and held 21 other titles. After retiring from wrestling, he went on to be a color commentator and promoter. He still does these jobs now! He has a net worth of around $5 million thanks to his two published books, 27 video game appearances, and several movies.
Triple H – $40 Million
Triple H, short for Hunter Hearts Helmsley, went on to be a business executive and actor. He got married to Stephanie McMahon in 2003, which made the wrestler take on bigger roles in WWE. He is now the Executive Vice-President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative! His net worth must be big since he now has a staggering $1.5 million each year. He has spent a lot of money on charity and started Connor’s Cure, a cancer fund, with his wife. Fun fact: he has always hated alcohol!
Stacy Keibler – $4.5 Million
Stacy Kiebler has worked as a pro wrestler, actress, and cheerleader in the past. Her acting career made her famous thanks to her appearances in George Lopez, What About Brian, and How I Met Your Mother. She also hosted Supermarket Superstar in 2013 and walked the runway in the past too. In 2014, she got married to Jared Pobre. They now have 2 kids!
This story is tragic because Christopher Michael Benoit murdered his wife and son on June 22, 2007. After two days, he committed suicide by hanging. There were many unanswered questions, and people thought he was depressed. Perhaps he got brain damage from wrestling which led to this tragedy. WWE decided to remove all of his references and statistics from their website when the truth came to light.
Trish Stratus – $6 Million
Patricia Anne Strategies went by Trish Stratus. She was also the youngest member of WWE to get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Aside from wrestling, she also became an actress, TV personality, and fitness model. She has appeared on magazine covers as well. She has since quit wrestling but now runs a yoga studio. In 2013, it was even awarded the Best Yoga Studio by Top Choice Awards.
Road Dogg – $1.2 Million
Road Dogg became big in the ‘90s. He used to go by The Roadie but was born Brian James. He used to be a US Marine and had an intense workout program. He has since retired from pro wrestling but still works behind the scenes for WWE.
Brian “Crush” Adams
Brian Adams is also known as Crush. He became famous for competing in WWF and WCW. After he retired from wrestling, he decided to go into boxing instead. However, his personal injuries did not make it possible. He died from respiratory failure at the tender age of 43 in 2007.
Big Boss Man
Ray Wahington Taylor Jr. is more famous as Big Boss Man. This great wrestler got inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016. However, he was not at the ceremony since he passed away at 41 years old in 2004. After his fatal heart attack, he was survived by his wife Angela and their two daughters.
Mark Henry – $4.5 Million
Before becoming a pro wrestler, Mark Henry was already pretty successful. He broke lots of records as a powerlifter and weightlifter! It must have been easy for him to transition into wrestling. In 2011, he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In 2018, he got his induction into the Hall of Fame.
Paul Bearer didn’t compete to make a fortune since he used to be the manager of wrestlers such as Kane and The Undertaker. He used to weigh 500 pounds but got gastric bypass surgery to lose 200 pounds. He passed away from a heart attack at the age of 58 in 2013.
Jeff Hardy – $12 Million
Jeff Hardy was part of a trio called Team Xtreme with his brother and Lita. He took home two World Heavyweight Championships as well as the WWE Championship. He loves music and went into this industry after wrestling. He is part of a band called PeroxWhy?Gen.
Matt Hardy – $5 Million
Matt Hardy is the older brother of Jeff Hardy! He was also a successful wrestler with many championship belts to his name. He and Lita used to be together, but things ended when he found out that she was cheating on him with Edge. He continues to do pro wrestling until the present!
X-Pac – $500k
Sean Waltman, also known as X-Pac, was a very famous wrestler during the ‘90s. He started out with WWF but is now on the WWE legend program. He has a lot of cruiserweight and tag team championship belts! Now 46 years old, he still goes to the gym on the regular.
Kurt Angle – $25 Million
Kurt Angle had been wrestling since college, although he only went pro in the ‘90s. He has a lot of wins to his name such as the WCW Championship, WWE Championship, and WWE Heavyweight Championship. In 2006, he joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and became successful. In 2015, he was rushed to the hospital to get a benign tumor removed and to drain fluid in his spine.
Chris Jericho – $18 Million
Chris Jericho also launched his wrestling career in WWE back in the ‘90s. He later joined a different organization, New Japan Pro-Wrestling. During his WWE days, he won the World Heavyweight Championship thrice. He is still popular to this day! Aside from that, he invested in and became a co-owner of a D1 Sports Training and Therapy branch.
Ken Shamrock – $1.5 Million
Ken Shamrock used to compete in WWF and TNA. However, he saw more success in mixed martial arts. He is known for being the first person to win a UFC Superfight Championship. His two sons attempted to make names for themselves in MMA, but they neither of them saw a lot of success in the field.
Owen Hart hailed from a wrestling family, so it was a given that he would be successful. He won the WWF European Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship, and the WWF World Tag Team Championship. He passed away in a freak accident in 1999. During his final performance, he slipped off the harness lowering him down to the wrestling ring. People say that his ghost still haunts that place!
Rick Steiner – $2 Million
Robert Reichsteiner, better known as Rick Steiner, debuted in WCW and realized that he was great at Tag Team wrestling. He won the World Tag Team Championship a total of eight times. During his WWF days, he brought home the World Tag Team Championship twice. After retiring from pro wrestling, he entered the real estate industry. He is now a real estate broker!
Billy Kidman – $22 Million
Billy Kidman became famous in the ‘90s when he started competing in World Wrestling Federation as well as World Championship Wrestling. He was a good wrestler and joined different teams like The Filthy Animals, Raven’s Flock, and The New Blood. He has multiple titles to his name. Like other wrestlers out there, he is now working as a producer with WWE.
Tito Santana – Unknown
Tito Santana made it big in the ‘70s. He is a two-time winner of the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship and Tag Team Championship. He got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. After retiring, he taught Spanish at the Eisenhower Middle School. He is the basketball coach over there too!
Damien Sandow – $2 Million
Aron Steven Haddad or Damien Sandow also used the names Idol Stevens and Aaron Stevens. He began his pro wrestling career in 2002. He is a good impersonator who has brought home the WWE Tag Team Championship title once. He retired after a decade in the industry and is now taking acting classes.
Diamond Dallas Page – $8 Million
Diamond Dallas Page has participated in many competitions like WWF, WCW, and TNA. His career was two decades long. He won the WCW World Tag Team Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion multiple times. He also made a yoga program called “Yoga for Regular Guys Workout.” He is now the host of a radio show called DDP Radio.
Kamala – Unknown
Kamala is best known for his wrestling days in the ‘80s. He wore face paint, carried a spear and shield with him, and competed barefoot. Sadly, he declined to get his diabetes treated after he was diagnosed in 1992. It was a mistake because he lost his legs to his condition.
The Russian Bear
Ivan Koloff used the moniker The Russian Bear. He was active in the WWWF back in the ‘60s and brought home the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. After his retirement, he wrote two books and went on to be an ordained minister. He died from liver cancer in 2017 at the age of 74.
John Nord – $1 Million
John Nord also went by The Berzerker or Nord The Barbarian. He started his pro wrestling career in the ‘80s by debuting at the World Class Championship Wrestling and appearing in the American Wrestling Association. He changed his nicknames a couple of times but eventually just used his name. He retired in 2002 and took on a normal job by working at a car dealership called Nord East Motors.
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts – $500k
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts did not just compete in many competitions but also boasted of a great ringside presence. His snakes were always with him in the ring, with the most famous one being Damien the python. Since he retired, he suffered many health issues including muscular cancer. He recovered fully from it but got hospitalized in the same year thanks to double pneumonia.
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Rowdy Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs. He spent 30 years in pro wrestling! He usually had a “villain” role and was a crowd favorite. In 2005, he got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The year after that, he announced that he was suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He fought a long battle against it, but he ultimately died from a cardiac arrest in 2015.
Marc Mero – $3 Million
Marc Mero got the moniker Johnny B. Badd late in his pro wrestling career. He simply used his real name in the beginning. Like other wrestlers, he suffered health issues after retiring. He had an enlarged heart and was advised to get heart surgery. He decided to postpone it, but the condition resolved itself! He now works as a motivational speaker.
Debra – $667k
Debra Marshall, also called Queen Debra, made her World Championship Wrestling debut, in 1995. She went with the nickname Debra in 1998 and got signed by WWF. The year after that, she brought home the WWF Women’s Championship title. She is also known for her marriage to Steve Austin, who got arrested when they were still married. He assaulted her and gave her a bleeding nose and bruises!
Big Van Vader
Big Van Vader was famous in the superheavyweight division. He competed in World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Some of the titles he won were the WCW Heavyweight championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and United States Heavyweight championship. In 2016, he suffered from heart issues. Two years after that, he died of pneumonia.
Kevin Nash – $8 Million
Kevin Nash does not have the same story as other wrestlers. He started out in WWE but switched to WCW later on. He made a group called the New World Order. Despite his age, he is semi-retired and only makes occasional appearances. He has also acted in titles such as Magic Mike and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
The Honky Tonk Man – $4 Million
Wayne Farris, also called the Honky Tonk Man, is the cousin of pro wrestler and color commentator Jerry Lawler. Wayne was in WWC and WWE. Even though he has since retired, he still hits the gym on the regular! He is a great impersonator especially when it came to Elvis Presley. He once appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro too!
James Snuka invented the “Superfly Splash” move. In the ‘80s, the wrestler of Fijian descent had a successful wrestling career. However, his life changed after he was suspected of murdering Nancy Argentino, his girlfriend. He pleaded “not guilty,” but he had been suffering from dementia. The charges got dismissed later on, and he ended up dying not long after that.
Stephanie Mcmahon – $25 Million
The McMahon family has wrestling in their blood. She is the fourth generation to compete! After her retirement, she worked as a CBO promoter and has been part of a storyline revolving around The Undertaker. She later got married to Triple H and serves as the creative director of WWE.
Rico – Estimated $500k
Before Rico Constantino became a WWE villain, he was in the Empire Wrestling Federation. A SmackDown! episode led him to bag aa villain role that was adored by the crowds. In 2004, he quit wrestling and pursued a career in law enforcement. He is now a Sergeant Officer!
Garbage Man – $100k
Duke Droese got the moniker ‘Garbage Man’ while competing in WWF. Why? Well, he brought a garbage can to the ring before the start of a fight. In the ‘90s, he launched his career and got trained by Bobby Wales. He retired, but he has since gained weight and looks out of shape compared to others.
Gigantic Kurrgan – $2 Million
Robert Maillet might be a famous actor now, but he used to be a pro wrestler for two years. He was with The Rock in The Truth Commission and The Oddities. After his wrestling days, he starred in several movies such as 300 and Deadpool 2. He looks great to this day!
Gangrel – $500k
Gangrel, born David Heath, was one of the most fearsome WWE fighters in the ‘90s. His image surely helped him with that. He is a pro wrestler to this day but now works with New Era Pro Wrestling. He continues to be a scary opponent to this day! There are rumors that he is an adult movie director too.
Joey Mercury – $600k
Joey Mercury went through an extreme makeover. He decided to shave his braids off and decided to wear more formal clothing. He looks like a totally different person now! While he might no longer be active in the ring, he continues to work in wrestling by serving as a trainer at the Ring of Honor Dojo.
Justin Credible – $200k
Peter Joseph “PJ” Polaco was known as Justin Credible in the ring. He has one championship win to his name. Now semi-retired, this wrestler appeared on TV a couple of times. However, he can still be called upon at any given moment. Despite everything, let us not forget that be used to be a great wrestler.
Brutus Beefcake – $100k
Brutus Beefcake used to be popular in WWF and WCW. However, his popularity was unable to translate to success in the industry. He was a fan of Hulk Hogan but failed to come near his level. Shockingly, he now works for the public transit system. On top of this, he is no longer in great shape.
Adam Rose – $500k
Adam Rose thought it was hard to put a lid on his career. However, he made his final decision in 2017. He received a suspension for violating the WWE Wellness Policy and a domestic battery charge. However, he took it in jest and started selling T-shirts with his mugshot on them.
Maven – $100k
Maven did not make it all that big either. He became famous thanks to WWE Tough Enough but failed to achieve a lot in WWE. He quit wrestling pretty early to work as a bouncer at NYC clubs. Aside from his wrestling career, he struggled with health issues and drug abuse as well. He is now clean!
One Man Gang – $50k
George Gray or One Man Gang is pretty unlucky since he did not have much luck in wrestling. On top of that, his house got destroyed during the Louisiana floods of 2016. He went to GoFundMe for help but failed to raise enough money. After quitting pro wrestling, he worked as a prison guard but resigned thanks to his severe back issues.
Rip Rogers – Unknown
You might not recognize him, but he is still alive and kicking! Rip Rogers brought home the NWA Mid-American Heavyweight Championship title, but he lost all the money he earned. He also tried to use GoFundMe to get everything sorted out but failed to raise enough funds. However, it is nice to hear that his old fans donated to the cause anyway.
The Hitman – $14 Million
After his pro wrestling career, Bret Sergeant Hart or The Hitman became a writer and actor. He changed the way people view wrestling and held onto championships for fifty years! Perhaps you will recognize his voice from The Simpsons or have read his column at the Calgary Sun before. In 2016, he got a prostate cancer diagnosis but beat it. He is now cancer-free!
Virgil – Unknown
You should not rely on Virgil for help with fitness or finances. However, he did go on to be a successful pro wrestler. Like his colleagues, he launched a GoFundMe page as well and attended wrestling conventions to get out of poverty. It did not work for him either.
Dynamite Kid – Unknown
Tom Billington, also known as the Dynamite Kid, has a sad story. In the ‘90s, he was one of the most popular wrestlers and was thought to be a hero by many children. In 1996, he retired and suffered many health issues. In 2013, he had a severe stroke and basically became a shut-in. He also had injuries from his wrestling days. Ouch.
Matt Cappotelli is another wrestler who became famous thanks to WWE Tough Enough. Sadly, the former OVW Heavyweight Champion received a cancer diagnosis. His brain tumor kept growing, so he got a risky two-hour operation. It was only partially successful because it was too risky to operate on part of the tumor. He ended up dying in 2018, partly because of this.
Perry Saturn – Unknown
Perry Satullo AKA Perry Saturn served in the military before he went into pro wrestling. His WWE days got cut short, however. Rumors say he is now homeless, bankrupt, and addicted to many illegal substances. He also has many health issues such as brain injury, daily headaches, and lack of stability.
Jimmy Wang Yang – $8 Million
Jimmy Wang Yang is the sort of person that can make lemonades out of lemons. He was active in WWE and WWF for a long time and even competed in WCW and Ring of Honor. He now runs a wrestling school called Pro Training and trained many good wrestlers. He also has a ‘redneck party bus business.’
Harvey Wippleman – Unknown
Bruno Lauer, also known as Harvey Wippleman, achieved the impossible. He beat Big Bully Busick and Giant Gonzales! After his days as a pro wrestler, he did not abandon the business and worked as a manager instead. He did, however, have a hard time to get here. He even served time in prison before!
Spike Dudley – $300k
Matthew Hyson, also known as Brother Runt or Spike Dudley, did not earn much as a pro wrestler. However, he made a fortune as a financial planner. He also offers to train pro fighters and even worked as a third-grade teacher’s assistant. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, so he can go into other fields!
Lance Storm – Unknown
As a pro wrestler, Lance Storm made a name for himself and won many titles over the course of his career. When he retired, he decided to launch a school called Storm Wrestling Academy. It trains people who want to start their own wrestling careers.
Beulah Mcgillicutty – Unknown
Beulah McGillicutty had it rough during her pro wrestling days. Many wanted to win her over, but the only person to succeed was Tommy Dreamer. They got married and had twin girls together! Their children were in the spotlight right away by joining The Sopranos.
Hardcore Holly – $200k
Hardcore Holly was active in WWE and WWF for 16 years. He was one of the most feared opponents out there. Did you know that he wrote an autobiography called “The Hardcore Truth,” where he talks about various aspects of his life? He might no longer be in his prime, but he is still as charming as ever.
Glacier – Unknown
Do you remember Glacier and his meta-looking suit? If so, you might be surprised to see what he now looks like. He used to be a top WCW wrestler and eventually went into acting. While he did not see much success in show business, he is now spending his time raising cancer awareness. Aside from that, he is now an employee at a Florida-based marketing company.
Lex Luger – $3 Million
Lex Luger is one of the greatest wrestlers in history! He won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship once and the United States Championship five times. Ha competed in WWF too but did not win a title there. In 2007, nerve impingement caused him paralysis. He managed to recover by 2010. He is still employed by WWE in the wellness policy team.
Dean Malenko – Unknown
Dean Malenko became famous for winning and performing at the ECW. Despite his win rate, he did not become a world champ. However, he does hold other titles. He is still with WWE as a road agent, however. In 2010, he had a heart attack. However, this has not prevented him from showing up in the ring again. He now lives with his 3 kids and wife.
Doink The Clown
Matt Osborne, also known as Doink the Clown, first appeared in WWF in 1992. He dressed like a clown until the end of his career. His dad was pro wrestler Tony Borne, so it clearly runs in their blood! Sadly, he died from a drug overdose and heart problems in 2013. After his death, others took on his persona as a tribute.
Molly Holly – Unknown
Molly Holly is a female wrestling legend. She destroyed everything in her path when she was in WWF and WWE. We are not surprised that she has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She wrestles sometimes but is now busy as the head coach at The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling.
Trevor Murdoch – Unknown
Let us close the list with Trevor Murdoch! He was thought to be one of the most comical WWE wrestlers. He was also a great singer who would use the microphone to perform for the crowd! He was a big figure in bodybuilding and fighting too. He stays active, even though time is getting to him. The former wrestler now owns a heavy equipment company and spends a lot of time with his family.