The transformations that some of the more well-known professional wrestlers in the business have been varied, and they have been absolutely incredible to behold. In some cases the switches have involved athletes either dropping weight or putting on the pounds in order to acquire looks that are often desired by promoters and by the people who pay the bills at promotions. In other instances, the transformations have more so involved a performer making an extreme change to his character in order to tell a new storyline and also to get over with fans who watch via television broadcasts and inside of studios.
Two of the biggest names to ever appear inside of World Wrestling Entertainment rings have, over the decades, gone through such transformations that helped them extend their careers and also make tons of money for themselves and for the companies where they worked. One of them is a man who is now, at this point of his career, barely a part-timer, as he only appears and wrestles one day a year. That fact that does harm his popularity, nor does it keep fans from being interested in his match each time that he steps out from behind the curtain and makes a menacing walk to the ring.
The other man, meanwhile, helped shape the face of North American professional wrestling on multiple occasions and in multiple decades. The first time he did so was when he was the most over babyface on the planet, a man featured in movie roles and on television shows because of his massive popularity. Then came the middle of the 1990s, when he shocked wrestling fans by making the transformation into the ultimate bad guy, one who was, in storyline, out to destroy World Championship Wrestling. Oddly enough, he and his friends managed to pull that task off in real life.
10 Bull Nakano drops weight, becomes golfer
9 NXT becomes ROH
8 The Rock gets huge
7 Triple H over the years
6 John Cena Dr. of Thuganomics to Leader of the Cenation
5 Sting goes dark
4 Undertaker Part I
3 Undertaker Part II
2 Vince becomes Mr. McMahon
1 Hulk Hogan turns heel
It has been roughly two decades since Hulk Hogan broke the hearts of youngsters and helped create the new World order, and no wrestling transformation before it or since has matched what Hogan and The Outsiders did on that night at the 1996 edition of Bash at the Beach. The nWo helped push WCW past the WWF in the Monday Night Wars, and it was Hogan who became the top man in the invasion angle that saw him play a heel character as if he was born to do so. Some would argue that, while it was not his most successful run, his days as Hollywood Hogan were his most entertaining while in the wrestling world.
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