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Dec 24, 2023

WWE-wood: 10 wrestlers who became Hollywood superstars

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Kevin Nash

Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash left his mark in professional wrestling and appeared in popular films like "The Punisher," "John Wick," and the "Magic Mike" series.

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Known for wrestling makeovers, Kane temporarily stepped away from WWE to portray the psychopathic Jacob Goodnight in the horror film "See No Evil" and its 2014 sequel.

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The Rock

Following a successful WWE career, The Rock became a Hollywood sensation, featuring in blockbuster films such as "Jumanji," the Fast & Furious series, "Pain & Gain," and "Hercules."

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John Cena

Boasting 15 WWE Championship wins, Cena smoothly transitioned his wrestling success into a notable acting career, starring in films like "Bumblebee," "Blockers," and "Trainwreck."

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Stone Cold Steve Austin

Austin transitioned from a brash in-ring competitor to a film actor, leaving his mark in productions like "The Longest Yard" and WWE-produced "The Condemned."

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Jesse Ventura

Beyond wrestling success as "The Body," Jesse Ventura ventured into film, sharing the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger in movies like "Predator," "The Running Man," and "Batman & Robin."

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Triple H

While managing WWE operations, Triple H entered Hollywood, securing roles in films like "The Chaperone" and "Blade: Trinity" as he neared age 50.

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With six WWE title wins, Batista transitioned to acting, playing roles such as Brass Body in "The Man with the Iron Fists" and Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Hulk Hogan

A 12-time WWE/WCW Champion, Hogan's wrestling legacy spans eras, and he made an early move into acting with a memorable appearance as Thunderlips in "Rocky III."

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Andre the Giant

Standing at 7'4" and 500+ pounds, Andre the Giant, renowned for wrestling feats and a memorable role as Fezzik in "The Princess Bride," remains an unparalleled figure in the wrestling world.

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