ByTom Cox, writer at Creators.co
Staff writer for Moviepilot. Tweet me @thomascox500
Tom Cox

When you were fixated on the wrestlers pounding each others' barely-contained pecs into glowing mush on TV, did you ever wonder what might be behind that tough exterior?

Like The Undertaker, Sting, Triple H? It's hard to believe but behind the sweat and Y-fronts is a human!

Here's what they look like when they're not swinging in the ring:

8. The Undertaker

Mark Calaway, famed for his Tombstone Piledriver, has been undertaking wrestlers for over two decades.

With his son of glorious hair
With his son of glorious hair
He bench-presses over 34 babies
He bench-presses over 34 babies

7. Triple H...

Kong
Kong

...Because a single H was never gonna be enough. The 14-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a.k.a. Paul Michael Levesque, has flattened all the legends numerous times. He even awarded himself the interestingly poetic name "Cerebral Assassin."

Just browsing the brines: on-set of film Inside Out
Just browsing the brines: on-set of film Inside Out
Oh heeey tiger
Oh heeey tiger

6. Bret Hart

Hart has one of the muscliest legacies in the ring, not only for wearing electric pink, but for revolutionizing the industry through athletic performances. During his 1978 - 2000 career he stacked up 32 titles.

5. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

In the iconic WrestleMania 13 match against Bret Hart in 1997, Austin said:

“I’m laying in a pool of blood. This is the greatest feeling in the world.”

In the match, Hart cracked Austin's head open with a table. Austin then choked Hart with a cable, before getting slammed in the head with a bell. He passed out from loss of blood.

That says it all really.

4. Sting

Steve Borden definitely wins the award for best face — his trademark battle paint making him instantly recognizable. Borden used to lurk in the rafters of the arenas, waiting to strike, like a poised scorpion.

Incredibly, he now speaks at Christian events.

Taken from his Christian speaker profile
Taken from his Christian speaker profile
Dad and son
Dad and son
Born again
Born again

3. The Rock

The strongest part of the wrestling game of Dwayne Johnson has to be that eyebrow. It could floor a man in seconds.

Now semi-retired as a wrestler, his brows have flexed in almost 30 films, with the eighth installment of Fast and Furious on the horizon.

2. John Cena

Not just a pretty face, Cena is also a part-time rapper and hip-hop musician. This contributes to the street smart character he evokes in the ring. He boasts the fourth-highest number of days as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Could you tell if you met this guy on the street?


1. Shawn Michaels

One of the most charismatic stars in a pantheon of eccentrics, Michaels had his own ring-entry song: "Sexy Boy." Not only is he sexy, he's the proud owner of the best Royal Rumble record in history.

Ok, he's not in this one, but I think it represents him wonderfully:

Filming MacMillan River Adventures in Africa
Filming MacMillan River Adventures in Africa
Dude
Dude

Got any great pics of wrestlers off-duty? Stick them in the comments below!

Source: Instgram, Lockerdome, WWE.com

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