One aspect that has undergone a dramatic change over the years is the life of a pro wrestler away from the ring. During the 80s, wrestlers lived the lives of rock stars outside of the ring, and it was really all about putting on a show and having a drink with all of the guys after an event. This mentality carried over during the 90s. Eventually though, the party lifestyle began to subside. Today, only a select few are still regarded as party animals, as the newcomers are more focused on eating properly, training and arriving to their next destination ready to work. The WWE has transformed its product into one that only supports professionalism in the work place. Back in the day, it was more of a frat house, as opposed to a professional work environment.
This article will take a look at some of the biggest party animals in all of pro wrestling behind the scenes. This list includes wrestlers from the 80s, 90s and today. Enjoy.
For Batista, a perk that came with being a pro wrestler was the opportunity to live it up, in and out of the ring. The former WWE Champion admitted to loving the spotlight. Over the course of his career, Batista became quite the party animal. He also admitted to developing a sex addiction during his time on the road as a WWE superstar. Certainly doesn’t help when you have the biggest party animal of them all as your mentor, the Nature Boy Ric Flair.
14 Chris Jericho
Living the life of a wrestler/musician, it’s no secret that Jericho loves to have fun. Chris has so many road stories of him and other wrestlers partying way too much. One actually includes the bosses son, Shane McMahon. Jericho has also partied hard with WWE mega star John Cena, and the two apparently got so hammered one night that John literally needed to tuck Jericho into bed.
13 Jeff Hardy
12 The Bella Twins
11 Andre the Giant
10 The Fabulous Freebirds
9 Brian Pillman
7 The Sandman
6 Jake Roberts
5 Hulk Hogan
4 Shawn Michaels
2 Scott Hall
1 Ric Flair
There is no wrestler that embodies the words "party animal" more so than the Nature Boy himself. This guy truly was the “The Stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!” in and out of the ring. Put it this way, with his first real paycheck the guy bought himself a brand new Rolls-Royce. Flair would also buy himself a new suit for every show and customize his robes constantly. On the Stone Cold Podcast, Flair discussed what it was like to be the Nature Boy outside of the ring. Flair talked about making announcements in hotel lobbies that there was a party in his room, where women would come in flocks every night in amazement and awe of The Nature Boy. Other stories include Flair dropping his pants in front of a stewardess on the infamous “Plane ride from hell” and attending a WWE promo campaign intoxicated.
Flair stands alone as the biggest party animal in pro wrestling history.
Sources: givemesport.com, thesportster.com, bleacherreport.com
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