Here’s What Your Favorite Childhood Pro Wrestlers Are Doing Today

Politicians, firefighters, rock stars, and more… they’ve done it all.

1. Kane


The “Big Red Machine” is still very active in the WWE, appearing on TV weekly. Outside the ring, Glenn Jacobs is active within the Tennessee Libertarian party and keeps an active political blog.

2. “Y2J” Chris Jericho

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When he isn’t touring the world with his rock band, Fozzy, and dancing on national television, Chris Jericho is still active in the WWE, appearing on television on a part-time basis.

3. Mankind


Mick Foley, otherwise known as Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack, retired from the WWE in 2008, but has made sporadic television and media appearances since. Outside of wrestling, Foley is an established author and member of the New York Times’ Best Seller list, along with touring his stand-up comedy show.

4. Scotty 2 Hotty


Scotty 2 Hotty, who made “The Worm” famous within the wrestling community, was released from the company in 2007. He has since then become a licensed firefighter in Florida.

5. The Godfather


During the Attitude Era, The Godfather played the role of a “pimp.” Since retiring, he’s made a few television appearances, including the 2013 Royal Rumble. Most of his recent success though has come from managing a gentlemen’s club in Las Vegas… seriously.

6. The Rock


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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the Hollywood scene with his breakout roll in The Scorpion King in 2002. Since pursuing acting full-time in the mid-2000s, he has wrestled part time, even holding the WWE Championship, and main eventing back to back WrestleManias in 2012 and 2013.

7. Chyna

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Since her departure from the company in the early 2000s, the “Ninth Wonder of the World” has appeared in several adult films and was featured on the 2008 season of Celebrity Rehab.

8. Triple H

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Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) has worked his way up the ranks in WWE’s corporate world and is now the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events. He is married to (WWE Owner) Vince McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, and together they have three daughters.

9. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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Since retiring in 2004, Stone Cold has made sporadic television appearances, along with starring in various WWE films. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and the “Broken Skull Ranch” in Texas, and hosts his own successful podcast.

10. The New Age Outlaws




Known for their grand self-introduction, the duo has since been regularly appearing on television again after its early 2000s split. The team even went on to win the WWE Tag Team Championship earlier this year at the Royal Rumble.

11. The Hardy Boyz


Jeff is currently under contract with rival promotion, TNA, and Matt has toured the indie circuit since leaving WWE. The duo is set to main event OMEGA in April, the wrestling promotion they founded in the late ’90s.

12. Shawn Michaels


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Since retiring in 2011, the “Heartbreak Kid” currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, and is a born-again Christian. He is known to teach Bible studies and has even been featured on a religious broadcast network with fellow wrestler Sting.

13. The Undertaker


Although he only wrestles a few weeks out of the year, the “Dead Man” currently holds an amazing 21-0 record at WrestleMania. Outside the ring, he is an avid MMA fan, and even had a public confrontation with this year’s WrestleMania opponent, Brock Lesnar, at one of his fights.

14. ‘Razor Ramon’ Scott Hall


Once a main-eventer and founding member of the popular NWO faction, Hall suffered from drug and alcohol problems through most of his career. He has since recovered, with the help of longtime friend and fellow wrestler DDP. His son, Cody (pictured above), is currently pursuing a career in the wrestling business.

15. Diamond Dallas Page

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DDP made his mark in WWE’s rival promotion, WCW, where he even teamed with Karl Malone to take on Dennis Rodman and Hulk Hogan. Outside of the ring, he’s become well known for “DDP Yoga,” which numerous wrestlers have adopted.

16. Goldust




After a 10-year absence, the controversial Goldust character made a return to the WWE to team with his brother, Cody Rhodes. The duo went on to win the WWE Tag Team Championship, marking the first time he has held that title.

17. X-Pac


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Member of D-Generation X and the NWO, X-Pac departed from the company in 2002. He has continued to wrestle the indie circuits, even suffering a freak accident in 2013 when he tore his anus during a match.

18. Paul Bearer




The Undertaker’s longtime manager, Paul Bearer, made regular appearances during the 1990s and made sporadic appearances with Kane and The Undertaker during the 2000s. The future hall of famer tragically died in 2013, but left a lasting legacy on the entire company.

19. Edge


Before retiring in 2011 due to a neck injury, the “Rated-R Superstar” won an impressive 31 championships with the company. Since retiring, the Canadian wrestler has taken up acting and appeared on various television talk shows.

20. Sable

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One of the most popular women’s stars of all-time, Sable was the second Women’s Champion after the title was reinstated in the company in the late ’90s. Outside of the ring, she has graced the cover of Playboy three times and is currently married to UFC and WWE star Brock Lesnar.

21. The Ultimate Warrior




He only held the World Title once, when he pinned Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI, but is arguably the most gifted physical specimen the company has ever seen. Since retiring, he’s been involved in numerous court cases concerning his trademark “Warrior” name and likeness. In 2014, the Ultimate Warrior will become a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

22. Hulk Hogan




Since a fallout with McMahon and the WWE, Hogan competed with TNA, until this year when he made a triumphant return to “Monday Night Raw” to announce that he will be the host of WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. Outside the ring, he starred in his own reality TV show for four seasons.

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