John Cena, an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor, is arguably WWE's most successful superstar. Cena became interested in professional wrestling after being encouraged by a gym employee at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach. He garnered a sizeable fan following appearing on the UPN reality TV show 'Manhunt', and later became a part of the WWE main roster. He rose to fame after beating JBL to win his first WWE Championship. He went on to win 25 championships throughout his career to become one of the greatest WWE stars of all time. He swayed his fans by donning various personas, including the semi-robotic 'The Prototype' and the rapper 'Doctor of Thuganomics'. He has emerged as a successful actor with films like 'The Marine', '12 Rounds', 'The Reunion', 'Trainwreck', and 'Sisters'. His television credits include 'Total Divas', which has his partner Nikki Bella in the main cast, and its spin-off 'Total Bellas'. On the personal front, he is currently engaged to WWE superstar Nikki Bella.
There are only a very few women wrestlers who have impacted the WWE universe in a way The Bella Twins has. One half of the duo is Nikki Bella (Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace), an American professional wrestler, model and actress. Nikki performed on WWE under the Smackdown brand is presently inactive due to bad fitness. Nikki made her wrestling debut when she got signed on by WWE in June 2007 and was eventually assigned to fight in Florida Championship Wrestling. She teamed up with her twin sister <a title='Brie Bella' href='/famous/brie-bella.htm'>Brie Bella</a> and both the sisters created a stir in the ring with their sly moves and strength. The Bella Twins, a duo was formed, and both the sisters exhibited some great tricks which made them instant favourite among the fans of the sport. She debuted on Smackdown in 2008 and eventually grabbed the WWE Divas Championship twice with her second reign as the champ lasting for a record breaking 301 days. Apart from wrestling, Nikki is constantly seen making her appearances in Television and brand endorsements. Rolling Stone magazine honoured her with the ˜Diva of the Year' tag in December 2015. She became an inspiration for the teenage girls across USA for her dedication to fitness.
Leati Joe Anoa'i, better known by his ring name, Roman Reigns, is an American professional wrestler from the famous Anoa'i wrestling family. He is well-known for his appearance on ˜WWE Raw' or ˜Monday Night Raw' and is presently signed with World Wresting Entertainment (WWE). Leati is also a former Canadian footballer; he started his career as a collegiate footballer and went on to play the ˜Canadian Football League (CFL)' before retiring from the sport in 2008. He later trained as a wrestler like the rest of his family and signed a deal with WWE in 2010. His first roster debut was alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as ˜The Shield' and in 2014 he qualified to enter single competitions. He has won the title of ˜WWE World Heavyweight Champion' thrice and is the winner of ˜United States Championship' in wrestling. He became the face of WWE in 2014 but was met with heavy criticism and was controversially tagged as ˜the most overrated wrestler' by ˜Wrestling Observer Newsletter'. However, his accomplishments as an underdog have gathered him a fair amount of viewership and fan base. Roman Reigns has guest starred on a few television shows and has made a cameo appearance in the American action film ˜Countdown'.
The Undertaker is an American professional wrestler who is a four-time WWF/E Champion and a three-time World Heavyweight Champion. Considered to be one of the most popular wrestlers in the world today, he began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) more than three decades ago. He became associated with the WWE in 1990 and has worked there since then, becoming WWE's longest-tenured performer. Born as Mark William Calaway in Texas, he was a tall and well-built boy who took a special interest in sports. He played basketball for his high school team and also played college basketball while studying at the Texas Wesleyan University. He ventured into wrestling in 1984 and over the next few years adopted a variety of gimmicks and ring names in order to create a successful image for himself. He took the ring name of The Master of Pain in 1989 and eventually started calling himself The Punisher. While working with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he adopted the ring name Mean Mark Callous, a name devised for him by Terry Funk. However it was only after joining the WWE that he finally took the identity, The Undertaker”the name that would catapult him to international fame and glory, and make him one of the most popular wrestlers in the world.
Brianna Monique Danielson, better known by ring name Brie Bella, is an American pro wrestler (presently on an extended break), model and actress famous as one-half of ˜The Bella Twins', the other half being her twin sister, Nikki. She along with Nikki, also a pro wrestler, model and actress, are signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), and has performed several times as tag team. Brie is an ambassador for WWE and has remained the WWE Divas Champion once. The twins garnered much attention as tag team partners in the ring by practicing ˜Twin Magic', switching positions at the back of referee to take an upper hand on the game. She also teamed up with male wrestlers in mixed tag team matches. Brie and Nikki also forayed into the entertainment industry with modelling, acting and campaigns. They made their debut in television with the series ˜Meet My Folks' and then featured in others TV series, music videos and a film. She along with Nikki forms two of the main casts of the TV reality shows ˜Total Divas' and its spin-off ˜Total Bellas'.
Randal Keith Orton, popularly known as Randy Orton, is a well-known American professional wrestler as well as an actor. Having already won the WWE Championship eight times before, he is currently holding the championship for the ninth time as of May 2017. Orton, who has won a total of sixteen championships in the WWE, has also been the winner of significant matches like the Royal Rumble Matches. Making his wrestling debut in the year 2000, he signed with the WWF a year later. Along with training himself, he wrestled with huge stars, appearing in several popular shows as well. Earning popularity for his signature moves such as Corner clothesline, Diving crossbody, dropkick, and gutwrench elevated neckbreaker, Orton became the youngest world champion in the history of the WWE after he won the World Heavyweight Champion at the age of 24. As he progressed through his career, he won several significant championships, such as the OVW Hardcore Championship and the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Also an actor, Orton has appeared in a few films and TV shows. He played the lead role in the 2015 American action film ˜The Condemned 2'. He has also appeared in a guest role in the popular American TV series ˜Shooter'.
Seth Rollins is an American professional wrestler turned actor. He performs professional wrestling in the WWE under the RAW brand. His real name is Colby Daniel Lopez. He started his professional wrestling career in 2003 and the WWE Career in December 2012. The 6 feet 1 wrestler weighs around 216 pounds. He has been the WWE Heavyweight Champion twice. Other than this, he has won many competitions in the WWE RAW. Seth Rollins is known for his masculine look with long hair dyed black and blonde and natural dark brown eyes. His favorite finishing moves in wrestling are the Pedigree and the Curb Stomp. It is believed that his career took a major turn in the right direction when he won the ˜Money in the Bank' contract in the WWE, in 2014. In 2016, he made his film debut and is expected to appear in coming times. He made his video game debut in WWE 2K14, which was followed by three more upgrades.
Formed one-third of The Shield wrestling stable of the WWE, along with <a title='Seth Rollins' href='/famous/seth-rollins.htm'>Seth Rollins</a> and <a title='Roman Reigns' href='/famous/roman-reigns.htm'>Roman Reigns</a>, came out in 2012 in opposition to WWE's injustice.
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado, popularly known by her ring name Sasha Banks, is a well-known American wrestling superstar. Currently signed with the WWE, she has taken on some of the most talented wrestling professionals. She, along with Charlotte Flair also became the first women ever to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated award for 'Feud of the Year'. Born in Fairfield, California, in 1992, Sasha was passionate about wrestling from an early age. She was quite enthusiastic about 'All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling', which she grew up watching. Having begun her training in 2008 at Chaotic Wrestling, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, she earned her first victory in a tag team match in January 2011. In December, of the same year, she won her first title 'The Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship, after defeating Alexxis Nevaeh. It was after signing a contract with WWE in August 2012, that she adopted her ring name Sasha Banks. Since then, she has won the 'WWE Raw Women's Championship' three times, the 'NXT Women's Championship' once, and 'NXT Year-End Award for Match of the Year' in 2015. She has also appeared as a playable character in the Professional Wrestling Video game 'WWE 2K17'.
JME is a famous English grime MC who is best known as one of the co-founders of the crew ˜Boy Better Know.' Born and raised in London, he was not initially interested in music and was more inclined toward technology. He started his career as a 3D designer and also made mobile phone ringtones. His brother, Joseph, known as Skepta, was interested in a career in rapping. He was part of a crew named ˜Meridian' and both the brothers eventually started writing raps together. In 2005, the brothers decided to invite more MCs into their new group and named it ˜Boy Better Know.' It was eventually converted into a full-fledged record label. The group started making and selling T-shirts to fund themselves. In 2008, JME released his debut album, ˜Famous?' The album achieved phenomenal success. He continued to record his second studio album, ˜Blam!,' and released it in 2010. The album was another success. He took five more years to come up with his next album, ˜Integrity>,' and released it in 2015.
Triple H is the ring name of American professional wrestler, business executive, and actor Paul Michael Levesque who has held a total of 14 world championship titles, the all-time third-highest after Ric Flair and John Cena. Throughout his career, he earned a total of 25 championship titles including nine 'WWF/WWE Championships', five 'WWE World Heavyweight Championships', and two 'Royal Rumbles'. He is well-known for his finishing maneuver, the 'Pedigree'. He later joined the WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut as an Executive Senior Advisor and was named Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative. He reportedly helped a number of younger wrestlers, including John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista, Jeff Hardy, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, by intentionally losing high-profile matches. He also received praise for recruiting fresh talents through his WWE NXT brand. As an actor, he has appeared on films like 'Blade: Trinity', 'The Chaperone' and 'Inside Out'. With his wife Stephanie McMahon, he created the 'Connor's Cure' cancer fund in honor of an eight-year-old WWE fan who succumbed to the disease. He also wrote the book 'Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body'.
Brock Edward Lesnar is a popular American wrestler, American football player, as well as a martial artist. He is signed with the WWE and is the WWE Universal Champion, as of June 2017. Born and raised in Webster, South Dakota, Brock became an amateur wrestler and a skilled footballer while he was still in high school. He was a two time state champion in amateur wrestling. He joined the WWE in 2000 and is known for his record of becoming the youngest WWE Champion at just the age of 25. Along with that, he is also the second fastest wrestler to have won the championship since his debut. In 2004, he put his wrestling career on hold to pursue a career in the National Football League. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings, and played several preseason games with the team. In 2006, he also joined K-1's mixed martial arts league. Along with making a cameo appearance in the American biographical sports crime drama film ˜Foxcatcher', Lesnar has appeared in many video games as well, such as ˜WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth' ˜WWE 2K14' and ˜Wrestle Kingdom'. Lesnar was once arrested on suspicion of possessing anabolic steroids. Later the charges were dropped after they were found to be legal growth hormones.
Became a member of the Wyatt Family in WWE competition; finishing moves include the discus clothesline and the truckstop.
Paul Donald Wight II, more popular by his ring name, Big Show, is an American actor and professional wrestler currently affiliated with the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A native of South Carolina, he was doing odd jobs when he met Danny Bonaduce, who later introduced him to Hulk Hogan. Wight's in-ring presence deeply impressed Hogan who mentioned his name to several of his colleagues, including World Championship Wrestling Vice President Eric Bischoff. In 1995, he made his professional wrestling debut in WCW under the ring name, The Giant. During his tenure in the promotion, he became part of the New World Order (nWo) stable, which virtually controlled the WCW content in the late 1990s. In February 1999, Wight left WCW for their biggest competitor, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and adopted the ring name ˜Big Show.' In the ensuing years, Big Show emerged as one of the most successful and influential professional wrestlers in the history of sports entertainment. He has been the WCW World Heavyweight Champion twice, the WWF/WWE Champion twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Champion twice and the ECW World Heavyweight Champion once. Wight made his debut as an actor in the 1996 release ˜Reggie's Prayer' and has since appeared in various other films, including ˜The Waterboy', ˜MacGruber', and ˜Countdown.'
Wrestler who trained under <a title='Rey Misterio, Sr.' href='/famous/rey-misterio.htm'>Rey Misterio, Sr.</a>, and developed a high flying style and the finishing move, the 619 Kick, to honor San Diego.
Glenn Thomas Jacobs became known to WWE audiences for his iconic black and red mask while playing <a title='The Undertaker' href='/famous/mark-callaway.htm'>The Undertaker</a>'s half-brother, Kane.
Born Saraya-Jade Bevis, she is a British WWE wrestler who was named the #30 top female wrestler of 2012 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
A.J. Styles (Allen Neal Jones) is an American professional wrestler. He has proved his wrestling prowess in almost all American major wrestling brands. Presently, he is signed with WWE and performs on Smackdown slot. Although, he falls a bit short compared to other legends when it comes to title wins in WWE, but in no way does it imply that he is less respected. Known for a rare combination of speed and strength, Styles performs like a beast in the ring, and has managed to get his hands on WWE Championship Title in 2016. Before WWE, Styles was a part of TNA, Ring of Honor and New Japanese Pro*Wrestling, where he has performed well enough to be considered one of the best wrestlers of present times. While in TNA, he has been the four times World Heavyweight Champion, and at NWA, he has been a World Champion three times. In the independent wrestling circuit as well, Styles has won numerous titles, establishing him as a pro level wrestler. Upon winning the WWE championship in 2016, he became one of the three wrestlers to hold a WWE Championship and NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the same time in history.
Summer Rae is a former American professional football player and wrestler, apart from being an actor and a model. She was born in New York and raised in South Carolina. Summer's real name is Danielle Moinet. She started her career with football, playing for ˜Chicago Bliss' in the ˜Lingerie Football League' (LFL). In 2011, she signed her first professional contract with the ˜World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.' (WWE) and adopted the ring name Summer Rae. She started as a ring announcer for ˜Florida Championship Wresting' (FCW) and was later promoted to the position of general manager. She came to the forefront in January 2013, when she attacked another female wrestler Paige in an episode of ˜WWE NXT.' Since then, Summer has attained a villainous persona, and her audiences and fellow wrestlers know her as a notorious woman. She has also appeared in the second and third seasons of the reality show ˜Total Divas.' She has also played a supporting role in the 2015 film ˜The Marine 4: Moving Target.' She has had a moderately successful ˜WWE' career and has appeared consistently in various ˜WWE' games, from the ˜WWE 2k14' to its current events.
Becky Lynch is the ring name of Irish professional wrestler and actor Rebecca Quin. She is presently signed to ˜WWE' and is a two times ˜SmackDown Women's Champion.' Born and raised in Ireland, she along with her brother got interested in wrestling since childhood. Starting with Ireland, she travelled the world participating in various championships. Her unique wrestling skills, resilience and determination made her ˜World Queens of Champion' and ˜SuperGirl Wrestling Champion.' Before signing with ˜WWE,' she wrestled on independent circuit under the ring name ˜Rebecca Knox,' but an injury suffered during a ˜German Stampede' match resulted in a career set-back. During this time she performed in a number of plays and later joined ˜NXT' in 2013. Quin won the inaugural crown of ˜SmackDown Women's Champion' at ˜Backlash 2016' by winning ˜Six-pack Elimination Challenge.' She achieved a record by winning the same title for the second time in September 2018.
Terry Gene Bollea, popularly known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, musician, actor, television personality and entrepreneur. The wrestler can be easily recognized by his extra-large frame, long white hair, handlebar moustache and his trademark feather boas and shirt-ripping. Growing up he was an aspiring musician and a baseball player, but later chose wrestling as his forte. He received his training from the famous trainer Hiro Matsuda and on the first day of training Matsuda broke Hulk Hogan's leg. Hogan came back as soon as his leg healed and in doing so, earned the respect and admiration of the coach. Upon joining WWF, Vince McMahon wanted him to be a red-haired Irish wrestler and wanted him to dye his blond hair, to which Hogan refused. Eventually he became a very popular wrestler and garnered a huge fan following whom he referred to as "Hulkamaniacs" in his interviews. He also became famous for his four "demandments": training, saying prayers, eating vitamins, and believing in oneself. His career got a big boost early on from an appearance with Sylvester Stallone in the movie Rocky III
WWE wrestler who became the first woman to win the SmackDown Women's Championship twice. She later transferred to the Raw brand and became the Raw Women's Champion in April 2017, making her the first woman to have won both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles.
Daniel Bryan (Bryan Lloyd Danielson) is a former American wrestler, famously known by his ring name ˜American Dragon'. Throughout his career, Dan has earned several titles due to his deceptive play and technical finesse. He happens to be a three times WWE Champion and one time World Heavyweight champion. Daniel's beginnings were quite humble though, but he rose from the financial limitations and was trained in Shawn Michael's school of wrestling ˜Texas Wrestling Academy, where he was coached by Rudy Gonzalez. He was signed on for WWE, then called WWF, back in 2000, but the environment didn't suit his style of wrestling and he started exhibiting his skills in other wrestling tournaments such as Ring of Honour, where he secured Pure Wrestling Championship and ROH World Championship. However, it was in WWF that he obtained the moniker ˜American Dragon', which is stuck to him even now. Ring of Honour shaped him up to be a ruthless wrestler, who would secure win by any method whatsoever, by hook or by crook. Upon making his comeback to WWE in 2009, Daniel played magnificently and earned several titles to his name, starting feuds with the biggest WWE superstars. Due to medical complications, Daniel bid his farewell to professional wrestling career at a young age of 34. But he remained closely associated with the ring and in 2016 he was named the General Manager of Smackdown, once WWE brand extension made a comeback.
Jeffrey Hardy is an American professional wrestler with numerous prestigious titles to his credit. He is currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand. His tag team with his brother Matt is called The Hardy Boyz and critics refer to them as one of the most exciting tag teams in wrestling history. Before joining WWE, Hardy performed for OMEGA, an independent wrestling promotion organization he ran with Matt. After signing with WWE, he initially worked as a jobber, before gaining prominence in the tag team division. Holding a total of 25 championships, Hardy is still acknowledged for his initial work during his first run with WWE. He took the wrestling world by storm, and is best known for his daredevil series of TLC matches. During his early stints, Hardy was known for his rebellious personality, but the controversial wrestler has now cleaned up his act, say critics. He is also known for his performances under the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), now known as Impact Wrestling. After almost a decade of absence from the organization, he returned to WWE”with whom he has a love-hate relationship”in 2017. Hardy is multi-talented. Besides wrestling, he has many other interests like riding bikes, writing poetry, playing guitar and drums. He also formed a band called Peroxwhy?gen.