Before these 15 superstars became a household name amongst wrestling fans, each of them had a different journey en route to getting there. For some of the superstars on this list, becoming a pro wrestler was never even on their agenda, and some had other (very different) aspirations, such as becoming a bodybuilder, working in the music business, modeling or even doing professional power lifting competitions. Despite their different paths to eventually getting that golden opportunity, a door finally opened for these 15 superstars who eventually became the household names we have come to know and love. Let us now take a look at who these 15 former and current WWE stars are, and what jobs they did before becoming these incredibly famous wrestlers.
15 Lana: Dancer, Musician & Actress
14 Sheamus: Bodyguard & IT Technician
13 Kurt Angle: Sportscaster
12 Rusev: Competed in Rowing & Power Lifting Competitions
11 Trish Stratus: Local Gym Receptionist
10 Michael Cole: Journalist for CBS Radio
9 Sting: Bodybuilder & Co-Owner of Gold’s Gym
8 The Bella Twins: Waitresses
7 The Undertaker: Played College Basketball
6 Randy Orton: Enlisted in The United States Marine Corps
5 Triple H: Worked at a Gym
4 Roman Reigns: Played in The CFL
3 John Cena: Limo Driver
2 Vince McMahon: Purchased Cape Cod Coliseum & Cape Cod Buccaneers of The Atlantic Coast Hockey League
1 Hulk Hogan: Musician
During his teen years, Hulk Hogan was a very skilled musician playing the fretless bass guitar (believe it or not). After gigs kept on getting in the way of his studies, Hogan decided to drop out of University. Hogan and two other musicians from the Tampa area formed a band called “Ruckus”, in 1976. Shortly after, the band became huge amongst the locals. During his free time away from Ruckus, Hogan was extremely passionate about weight lifting. Many wrestlers in the Tampa region would visit bars in which Ruckus would be playing, and one night, Jack and Gerald Brisco showed up and were really impressed with Hulk’s physique. They approached Hogan after the show and asked him if he was interested in becoming a pro wrestler. Hogan, being a huge fan of the industry, was very interested. After Hogan took the training, he decided to quit Ruckus and pursue wrestling. On August 10th, 1977, Hulk made his wrestling debut.
Sources: bleacherreport.com, heavy.com, tmz.com, slam.canoe.com, noisey.vice.com
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