If you’re a fan of the WWE then you are well versed in the success and popularity of the franchise. It is known for highlighting their skilled wrestlers and fitness accomplishments, in addition to amusement for those at home. However, the WWE franchise has existed for years so many of the famous wrestlers are now retired. Here you can see what these wrestlers are up to today.
Big Show – $20 Million
When he initially entered the WWE, he was known as the Giant, but later on, he started to use his new nickname the Big Show, and this is what audiences know him as. He has been named world champion seven times and also was involved in an acting career on the side. He was featured in several films and television shows and had his big break in 2010 with his comedy Knucklehead. Today he has around $20 million from these endeavors.
Tugboat – Unknown
Fred Ottman’s nicknames epitomize him well, with the best being the Tugboat. He’s retired from wrestling in 2001 and decided to take on a normal job, which was a safety manager in Florida. He then went on to become the coach of his son’s little league teams. Today it is unsure which is net worth exactly is, but he is certainly happy in his retirement.
Kane – $9 Million
Nicknamed “Kane,” Glenn Thomas Jacobs is now 51 years old and still an active member of the WWE, with his guest appearances on SmackDown. He went on to be a businessman, actor, and politician, all of which gained him much success. He was also featured in the well-accomplished 2016 film, See No Evil. Given that he is now an insurer, it is no surprise that he is worth $9 million today.
The Ultimate Warrior- Deceased
The Ultimate Warrior, also known as James Brian Hellwig, has had many various nicknames like The Warrior and the Dingo Warrior… In 1993, he was so into his nickname that he changed his name to Warrior. However, there were many speculations that he passed away, and another wrestler was posing as his name. This is not true because he did pass away in 2014 from a heart attack when he was 54 years old.
Ric Flair – $3 Million
Rick Flair had a great 40-year career and is known as one of the best wrestlers of all time. He is a 16-time world champion, although according to him its 21 times. Similarly to other pro-wrestlers, he has had many tv appearances. Sadly for Flairm his pro-wrestler son passed away from a heroin overdose, which was very difficult for him.
Macho Man- Deceased
Everyone knows this name even those who are not the biggest wrestling fans. One of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Macho Man Randy Savage is a household name after having a 32-year career in the wring and 20 titles. He also spent time in the acting industry with famous films like Ready to Rumble, Baywatch, Spider-Man, etc. He passed away in 2011 due to a car crash. The autopsy showed that he had a heart disease that he was unaware of.
Rey Mysterio – Estimated $10m
Rey Mysterio was originally born Oscar Guiterrez and is best known for his masks that resemble Lucha Libre wrestlers. He first got his start to fame in the ’90s and 200s because of his unique wrestling technique. In his ten year career, he achieved major titles like the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Championship, and WWE Cruiserweight Championship, which led to the title King of Mystery. Today, he looks exactly like he did ten years ago and he is still very active in wrestling. However, he is now in Lucha Underground and works on independent wrestling shows like House of Glory, QPW, and Black Destiny Wrestling.
Sunny – Estimated $300k
For some, fame makes people ugly, and that is exactly what happened to Tammy Lynn Sytch. She had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and drugs and was arrested and sentenced to prison in 2017. After this, her contract was canceled right away. However, it is said that she is working the best she can to get her life back on track.
Razor Ramon – $3 Million
Scott Oliver Hall, also known as Razor Ramon, decided to go to professional in the ’80s but made his first debut in the WWE in the ’90s. Since then, he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship four times. Ramon has spent recent years in the hospital for various health issues like double pneumonia, low blood pressure, and seizures.
In the ’90s, Joan Marie Laurer got her big break in the WWF as “Chyna.” She is the first woman to compete at the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring matches. She surely set the stage for women wrestlers because she was the first woman who took bodybuilding seriously. After she retired she focused on writing and created her autobiography. She was interested in going to the adult industry but died from an overdose in 2016.
Sable – $1.5 Million
One of the first divas in WWE was Rena Marlette Lesnar, also known as Sable. Her name was very well known from her wrestling career, modeling, and acting appearances in many movies and TV shows like Pacific Blue and Corky Romano. Unfortunately, she lost her first husband to a car accident, and her second to divorce shortly after they married. Thankfully she found love with a man who is perfect for her in 2006, named Mrs. Brock Lesnar.
The Great Khali – $16 Million
The Great Khali is one of the tallest pro wrestlers and is 7 feet 1 inch. He recently has decided to retire from his wrestling career but is interested in sharing his knowledge. In 2015, he established his very own school called Continental Wrestling Entertainment. However, it seems like he isn’t completely gone from the sport since he returned to WWE in 2017 and assisted his friend Jinder Mahal. In addition to his career in wrestling, he is also a celebrity in the United States and India.
Sid Vicious – $5 Million
Sid Eudy or Sid Vicious is a professional wrestler from the older generation. He began his career in the ’80s when he participated in the World Championship Wrestling. He went on to join the WWE and WWF. He won many championship belts and even entered a competition at 51 years old. However, that was for show and today he is 57 and retired.
The Coach – $2 Million
Jonathan Coachman spent most of his life in the spotlight and even when he left WWE, he still received much attention. He has been working as a Raw brand color commentator and signed with the WWE again in 2018. We are unsure if this is going to be his comeback or just a temporary way to satisfy his adrenaline. He is just 45 years old with two children and has an estimated net worth of $2 million, which may change with his new deal.
Mideon – Unknown
Dennis Knight is commonly known as Mideon and has been called many other nicknames like Phineas I. Godwin and Tex Slazenger. He spent a career in wrestling and then became a chef and today works a regular job with a normal life. Many of his food can be tasted in Clearwater, Florida.
Skinner – $1.5 Million
Steve Keirn or Skinner is a part of the Fabulous Team is amongst the senior professional wrestlers on this list. He has been seen several times at the World Wrestling Federation and opened his wrestling school in the ’80s. Although he retired he still trains people interested in the sport and is in excellent shape for being 66 years old!
Scotty 2 Hotty – Unknown
Scott Ronald Garland finished his career in wrestling and moved to be a coach. The nicknamed Scott Taylor has been seen at the WWE Performance Center. Although he wanted another career direction and even enlisted for firefighter training in 2013, he chose to return to WWE. He announced in 2015 that he is focusing more on himself and is in better shape then he was before.
Kelly Kelly – $1 Million
Another female pr wrestler on our list is Barbara Jean Blank or Kelly Kelly, and she is also a model and TV star. She left the WWE in 2012 but remains active in the spotlight. She has been seen on TV and had her big debut in 2017 with Days of Our Lives and now WAGS on E!
Mr. Mcmahon – $1.7 Billion
Vincent Kennedy McMahon also is known as Mr. McMahon, is the main owner of WWE and is the chairman and CEO of the league. In addition to that, he found Alpha Entertainment and is an active businessman, actor, and producer. His net worth is a whopping $1.7 billion and was listed on the Forbes annual billionaire list. He happens to own seven mansions and a yacht.
The first wrestler from the Samoan descent was named Rodney Agatupa Anoaʻi, and he became known as Yokozuna. He is also the only Samoan wrestler to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. He had a tragic death at the age of 34, while he was touring Europe. He was found passed out in his hotel room and the assumption was that he died from a heart attack, but in reality, the cause was pulmonary edema.
Goldberg – $14 Million
In the 1990s, William Scott Goldberg, also known as Goldberg, left his mark on the world with his pro wrestling career. From 1997 till 1998 he was undefeated and made his big break to fame. He has been living a great life now with his wife and son and is the owner of a gym in California, which features an amateur boxing facility.
Jacqueline – Unknown
You may know the name Jacqueline DeLois Moore or in short, Jacqueline, as the professional wrestler and wrestling manager. She is one of only three women to have won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. She was established in 2016 in the Hall of Fame. Along with other WWE Wrestler, she was featured in many video games and other aspects of the entertainment world. She was on MTV’s reality show Tough Enough as a trainer. Today she is in her 60’s and is looking great!
Stone Cold Steve Austin – $45 Million
After suffering many injuries, Steve Austin, also known as Stone Cold Steve Austin, was sent into his retirement after the ware tear on his body. He is worth nearly $45 million, given he has a six-time WWF Championship winner moved to act after retirement. He was featured as Inspector Jake Cage in Nash Bridges and appeared in The Expendables.
The Rock – $220 Million
This one is a name that almost everyone is acquainted with, given his big-time acting career. The “Rock” also known as Dwayne Douglas Johnson is a household name and one of the all-time-best wrestlers, which many don’t know. He is an extremely motivated man, with a net worth of $220 million and is named one of the most inspirational people. He also established the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, which helps children who are terminally ill.
Mick Foley – $15 Million
Mick Foley or Michael Francies had many names during his wrestling career, but he retired early on. He chose a different path, one in the entertainment industry and managed to use his wrestling in his acting, when he appeared as Mankind on an episode of Boy Meets World. His charity work is very beneficial especially to children and he currently resides with his wife and four children.
Batista – $13 Million
David Michael Bautista Jr. is a former wrestler, bodybuilder and mixed martial artist. After he finished his carer in wrestling he went on to pursue acting and was featured in movies like Spectre, The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he plays ‘Drax.’ Batista was accused of using steroids and investigated for this, but the claims were never confirmed.
Hulk Hogan – $25 Million
The famous Hulk Hogan, Terre Gene Bollea, is one of the best wrestlers ever and has made the wrestling industry what it is today. He is also a skilled actor, musician, businessman, and television star. He is very successful when he puts his mind to something and also created his energy drink, and a website called Hogan Nutrition, offering advice on diet. Unfortunately, he went through a terrible divorce where he almost lost everyone. Today he is in excellent shape and continuous with his rigorous exercise routine.
Randy Orton – $11 Million
There are not many wrestlers who compete today, but Randy Keith Orton is one of the very few who do. He is not only part of the SmackDown brand but he also was involved in the action and was featured on That’s What I Am. He also was featured on Deal or No Deal and Jimmy Kimme Live! He used steroids in 2007, but never spoke about it. He was divorced in 2013 and remarried to Kimberly Kessler in 2015.
Edge – $14 Million
Adam Joseph Copeland also known as Edge, became an actor after he retired from wrestling, but today is still one of the best wrestlers of all-time. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame and has 31 championships to his name. In 2004, he created his autobiography called “Adam Copeland on Edge.” A little fact about him, Edge tried cigarettes as a child but despises them today.
Lita – $4 Million
Lita, also known as Amy Dumas, was a former singer and retired from wrestling in 2006, but still works with WWE as an analyst. After she retired, she established the punk band, The Luchagors and a year later they put out their first record. She has been involved in several love stories, two of which were with Joseph Copeland and Matt Hardy.
The Undertaker – $17 Million
Mark William Calaway has become a household name with his nickname, the Undertaker. Today, the 53-year-old is interested in competing but not many want to employ him. As of now, he is a free agent, with 17 championships. He understands that wrestling is not a forever career so he has shifted to real estate and has been doing well there. He and his wife have a mutual love for animals and have created a fund for animals.
Shawn Michaels – $17 Million
Former wrestler Michael Shawn Hickenbottom aka Shawn Michaels is a four-time world champion. Similar to many others, he also pursued an acting career and became a television presenter. Now known as the WWE main ambassador, he also hosts the outdoor show Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures, which is about hunting animals. Though his first marriage ended, he met his current wife Rebecca in 1999, and the two have since been together and are parents to two children.
Alundra Blayze – Unknown
In 1998, the Rookie of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated was Debrah Ann Miceli or Madusa or Alundra Blayze, and she was named the first woman to receive this title. She was a fan of monster trucks, and after she retired from wrestling, she moved to act. She is featured in films like Death Match and Shootfighter II. Today she is still extremely popular, and her wedding to Alan Jonason was viewed by many.
Booker T – $5 Million
While he was a pro wrestler, Robert Booker Tio Huffman was known as Booker T and he successfully won six championship titles and 21 other various titles. When he retired, he went on to be a promoter and color commentator, which he does today. Today, he is worth nearly $5 million, which may go up in the next years, given he published two books, and was seen in 27 video games as well as many films. He was also seen in an episode of Charmed and in Ready to Rumble.
Triple H – $40 Million
Paul Michel Levesque is an actor and business executive who became part of the WWE after he married Stephanie McMahon. He is also the executive Vice-president of Talent, Live Events, and Creative at WWE. Today he makes $1.5 million each year and has a big role in a charity, and created the cancer fund Connor’s Cure with his wife. Interestingly, he hates alcohol and never drinks even in celebrations.
Stacy Keibler – $4.5 Million
Stacy Kiebler is a name we all are probably familiar with since she is a professional wrestler, cheerleader, and actress. She has been seen on many well-known shows like How I Met Your Mother, George Lopez, and What About Brian. She hosted the show Supermarket Superstar in 2013, and was seen on the runway too. She had a romance with George Clooney for awhile but married Jared Pobre in 2014.
This one is pretty brutal, given that pro wrestler Christopher Michael Benoit killed his wife and son on June 22nd, 2007, and then hanged himself. There have been many unanswered questions recording this but many assume depression or the brain damage from his career. After this was made public, WWE removed all references to him.
Trish Stratus – $6 Million
Patricia Anne Strategies is most commonly known to the wrestling world as Trish Stratus and is the youngest WWE member in the Hall of Fame. She is not only famous for her wrestling career, but also for being a fitness model and actress. She was featured on magazine covers, and today is a retired wrestler and owner of a yoga studio. This studio was named the Best one of its kind by the Top Choice Awards in 2013.
Road Dogg – $1.2 Million
Road Dogg, or The Roadie, is known to his parents as Brian James, but that changed when he joined the WWE in the ’90s. He was a former US marine, making him in tip-top shape, especially compared to the other wrestlers. Today he is retired from the sport, but is now a WWE producer, putting him behind the scenes.
Brian “Crush” Adams
Brian Adams is a former wrestler that got his shot at fame when he was involved in the WCW and WWF. He did not use his connections when he competed at the World Championship Wrestling. After he retired he went on to a career in boxing, which was cut short after several injured. He died at age 43, due to respiratory failures.
Big Boss Man
Born as Ray Wahington Taylor Jr, Big Boss Man, was an incredible wrestler who was inducted into the Hall of Fame of WWE in 2016. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2004 when he was 41 due to a heart attack, leaving his family of two children Megan Chyanne and Lacy Abilene, and his wife and childhood sweetheart, Angela, behind.
Mark Henry – $4.5 Million
Mark Henry was a successful weight and powerlifter before he became a professional wrestler. He is incredibly strong and did very well in wrestling. He won the WWE Heavyweight Champion title in 2011 and was added to the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Paul Bearer was the manager of a few famous wrestlers like the Undertaker and Kane. At a certain time he weighed 500 pounds, but last 200 after gastric bypass surgery. In 2013 he passed away at age 58, after suffering a heart attack.
Jeff Hardy – $12 Million
Jeff Hardy is quite a famous name who formed a trio with his brother, and Lita, and they called themselves the Team Xtreme. He won two World Heavyweight Championships and the WWE Championship. He was a fan of music and entered a career in music after retiring. He stays up to date with his training routine but is now focused on his band Perox, instead of his pro wrestling career.
Matt Hardy – $5 Million
The brother we just mentioned is Matty Hardy.l He is also an accomplished wrestler with many championship belts. He was dating Lita, a member of the trio for a long time, however, she was cheating on him with another wrestler mentioned, named Edge. Today, Matt is still competing regardless of his age.
X-Pac – $500k
Sean Waltman, also known as “X-pack” was one of the most famous wrestlers in the ’90s. He began his career in the WWF, but today is part of the WWE program. He has many championship belts under his name. Today he is 46, and still in excellent shape!
Kurt Angle – $25 Million
Kurt Angle was arrested when he was in college, but in the ’90s he went on to start a career in pro wrestling. He had many wins, like the WWE Heavyweight Championship, the WCW Championship, and the WWE Championship. However, in 2006 he decided to try another organization and tried a career with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was very successful. Today, he is dealing with health problems and was brought to the hospital for removal of a benign tumor and drainage of fluid that has built up in his spine.
Chris Jericho – $18 Million
Chris Jericho also began a career in the WWE in the ’90s but changed his path later on. Today if you want to see him in action you can watch him in New Japan Pro-wrestling. While he participated in the WWE, he brought home the World Heavyweight Championship three times. Today he is extremely popular, even though he left the WWE. In his personal life, he invested in D1 Sports Training and Therapy and is a co-owner of one of the branches.
Ken Shamrock – $1.5 Million
Ken Shamrock participated in both TNA and WWF but was more successful in mixed martial arts. He was the first fighter to win a UFC super-fight Championship, earning himself a legendary name. His sons both attempted to go into the MMA but Ryan hasn’t been successful, and Sean had to stop when he was diagnosed with Cancer.
Owen Hart was born into a family of wrestlers and is very successful at what he does. He was named the champion of the WWF Intercontinental Championship, WWF European Championship, and the WWF World Tag Team Championship. In 1999 his life was ended after a strange accident, he fell from harnesses that were lowering him into the wrong. He died right away and many conspiracies say that his ghost haunts the wring, in which he died.