It’s challenging enough to become a successful pro wrestler, but it may be just as difficult to walk away from the business. Some former competitors stray into a world of darkness, while a slight few invest into a wrestling afterlife, staying away from the dangers of isolation and even death.
Sometimes, wrestling is all these former combatants know how to do, which can be detrimental in terms of escaping the business to live a normal life.
Despite the plethora of unfortunate stories over the years, some former wrestlers thrive in the outside world, building a career for themselves which appear to be just as fruitful as being the main event star of a promotion. Some have found happiness in management roles attached to the industry, but some of the biggest success stories have found wrestlers taking roads to vastly different areas such as the UFC, Hollywood, and business management. Here are a few success stories: