WWE Stars: Then and Now

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Kevin Nash – Then

Kevin Nash found success as a wrestler going under the moniker Diesel in the WWE in the early 1990’s. He then left for the WCW and started the wildly popular New World Order (nWo) with fellow wrestler Scott Hall. He later went on to wrestle as a part of the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF) and then Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He spent seven years there before moving on to the Independent circuit. However, he only stayed at the Independent circuit for a year before making his return to the WWE for part time appearances.

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Kevin Nash – Now

In addition to wrestling, Kevin Nash also began to dabble in acting on both the big and small screens. His first appearance in a film was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, in which he starred as a genetically mutated version of Shredder, aptly renamed to Super Shredder. He most recently appeared in the sequel film Magic Mike XXL as a male exotic dancer. Nash has also made several appearances in television shows such as Nikki, The Love Boat: The Next Wave, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.

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Triple H – Then

Paul Michael Levesque, best know as Triple H, which was short for Hunter Hearst Helmsley, began his wrestling career in the International Wrestling Foundation, when he was known as Terra Ryzing. Two years later, in 1994, he moved on to the World Championship Wresting (WCW) and wrestled under the name Jean-Paul Levesque, which was the name of a real French Canadian aristocrat. A year later, he began wrestling for the WWE and eventually went by Triple H, the name he would be most commonly associated with.

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Triple H – Now

Triple H went on to win a WWF Championship in 1999. In that same year, he and Stephanie McMahon began to engage in a storyline marriage. At that point, Triple H was considered to be one of the best wrestlers in North America. In 2003, he and McMahon got married in real life as well. Triple H would go on to win 25 world championships total throughout his career, nine of which were as the WWF/E Champion and also five World Heavyweight Champion titles.

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Booker T – Then

Booker T, whose real name is Booker T. Huffman Jr., has wrestled for the WWF/E, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Throughout the course of his wrestling career, Booker T has amassed 35 titles total. He is also the most decorated wrestler in the history of the WCW, winning 21 titles and six WCW World Television Championships. Booker T became the first African American wrestler to win this title. He is a six time world champion wrestler as well.

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Booker T – Now

Beginning in the year 2011, Booker T started to work as a color commentator for SmackDown, replacing Matt Striker, in addition to wrestling as a part of the WWE Royal Rumble. By July 2012, he became the new General Manager of SmackDown, working alongside Theodore Long and Eve Torres. That same year, his brother, Stevie Ray, inducted Booker T into the WWE Hall of Fame. Booker T officially announced his retirement from in-ring wrestling on July 20th, 2016. He currently works as panelist for pay-per-views.

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Shawn Michaels – Then

Shawn Michaels, who was born Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, spent a majority of his career headlining many major per-per-view wrestling events between the years of 1989 and 2010. He closed the flagship event, WrestleMania, which is an annual WWE/F event. He has wrestled for the American Wrestling Association (AMA), but has mostly wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWE/F). He has been a world champion a total of four times, three of those being WWF Championships.

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Shawn Michaels – Now

Shawn Michael was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, which was a year after he announced his retirement from wrestling. Beginning in the year 2012, Michaels began working as a WWE Ambassador. He also began working as a special guest referee for several matches. Even after going into retirement, Michaels continued to engage in sporadic appearances, often to deliver his signature move, Sweet Chin Music. He has also hosted his own show entitled Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures.

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Ric Flair – Then

Ric Flair was a very prominent name is wrestling throughout the 1970’s and 80’s and is known for an impressive career that spanned over 40 years long. He has wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/E), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Flair has also gone by the name the “Nature Boy” since he became popular in the 1970’s. He has been named the Wrestler of the Year award six times total throughout his career.

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Ric Flair – Now

Flair is the only person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two times. He was inducted first for his individual career in 2008 and a second time in 2012 as a part of the group named The Four Horsemen. He was the first wrestler to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. His daughter Ashley is also a prominent wrestler, who goes by the moniker Charlotte Flair. He first retired in 2006, but he shortly came out of retirement and has made sporadic appearances since then.

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Lita – Then

Amy Christine Dumas, who is best known by the name Lita, is a professional wrestler, singer, and currently works as a WWE analyst. She worked in the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) briefly before signing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/E) in 1999. She originally was partnered with Essia Rios, but later found great success in the trio Team Xtreme alongside Jeff and Matt Hardy, who went by the Hardy Boyz. She has been named the WWE Women’s Champion four times in her career.

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Lita – Now

In addition to a successful professional wrestling career, Lita has found success as a musician after retiring from wrestling in 2006. She formed The Luchagors, a punk rock band, who released their first album in September 2007. In addition to this, Lita branched out and began hosting her own radio show in 2013, called Amy’s Discordia. She has made some television appearances on shows such as Dark Angel, Fear Factor, The Weakest Link: WWF Superstars Edition, and also Headbangers Ball in 2004. 

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Bret Hart – Then

Bret Hart, who was better known as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, is a former professional wrestler. He made his in-ring debut in 1978 and found great success throughout the 1980’s and 90’s wrestling in the WWE. He left the WWE for rival World Champion Wrestling (WCW) after the famed “Montreal Screwball” incident. In this incident, he wrestled against Shawn Michael, but he lost since the match was thrown. He stayed at the WCW until 2000, when he was forced to retire due to a concussion.

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Bret Hart – Now

After his retirement, Hart continued to make sporadic appearances in matches in the WWE in 2010 and 2011. He won his last championship in 2010 and also served as the general manager of Raw. Hart has won 32 total championships throughout his career that has spanned over five decades, beginning from the 1970’s until the 2010’s. He became the first man to win both the WCW Triple Crown Championship as well as the WWF Triple Crown Championship. He has been married three times and has four children.

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Roddy Piper – Then

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper was a professional wrestler originally from Canada who later worked as an actor. He found most of his success in the WWF, now called the WWE, and later worked for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was particularly known for the kilt he would wear as well as the bagpipe music that would accompany his entrance, due to his Scottish ancestry, despite the fact that he was actually from Canada. He was also nicknamed “Hot Rod,” for his trademark rage.

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Roddy Piper – Now

Piper headlined many premier annual events such as Starrcade and WrestleMania as he became one of the most recognizable wrestling stars in the world. Despite the fact that he never won a world championship, he still managed to accrue 34 different championships throughout his professional wrestling career that spanned over four decades. He later moved into acting, appearing in They Live and in several episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sadly, Piper passed away in July 2015 at age 61.

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Jacqueline – Then

Jacqueline DeLois Moore, who goes by the mononym Jacqueline, is a semi-retired professional wrestler who found huge success in the WWE from the late 90’s until the early 2000’s. Before then, she wrestled through World Championship Wrestling as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she also worked as a road agent and manager. She wrestled as a part of a group that was called the Pretty Mean Sisters, alongside fellow female wrestlers Ryan Shamrock and Terri Runnels.

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Jacqueline – Now

Jacqueline worked as a referee as well as a coach for the WWF and also became only the third woman to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, after female wrestlers Daffney and Medusa who won it before her. After leaving the WWE in 2004, she began working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling  (TNA) as mostly a manager, though she would occasionally wrestle as well. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of fame in April 2016. She is also experienced in tae kwon do, kickboxing, and also boxing.

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Goldberg – Then

Bill Goldberg, who goes by the mononym Goldberg, is a professional wrestler, football player, and also a mixed martial arts color commentator. He was a prominent wrestler throughout the 1990’s after having a winning streak that lasted from 1997 until 1998. It was considered to be longest winning streak in the history of professional wrestling. He has headlined several pay-per-view events for both the WWE and WCW, including the Starrcade event in 1998 and 1999. He was the fifth wrestler to win the WCW Triple Crown.

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Goldberg – Now

After the WCW closed down in 2001, Goldberg spent some time wrestling for All Japan All Pro Wrestling until 2003, when he returned to the WWE. He took many years off before returning to professional wrestling for the WWE in 2016. He most recently headlined the Survivor Series, wrestling against Brock Lesnar. Goldberg is very proud of his Jewish heritage and never shied away from it during his career, even refusing to wrestle on Yom Kippur. He has also played football professionally.

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Yokozuna – Then

Rodney Agatupu Anoa’i is best known by his ring name Yokozuna. Even though he portrays a Japanese character that is a sumo wrestling champion, Anoa’i was actually of Samoan American descent. While wrestling in the WWF, he became the WWF World Heavyweight Champion two times, as well the WWF Tag Team Champion twice, alongside wrestler Owen Hart. He also won the 1993 Royal Rumble. Yokozuna impressively defeated both Hulk Hogan and Bret Bart in pay-per-view events as a part of Wrestlemania IX.

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Yokozuna -Now

Yokozuna’s last WWF performance took place at the 1996 Survivor Series. He wanted to wrestle against Vader, though in the end he entered the match illegally and he and all the other remaining wrestlers were disqualified. Once he left the WWF, Yokozuna began wrestling through independent promotions. He had a goal of becoming the world’s heaviest professional wrestler with a goal weight range of between 850 and 900 pounds. He sadly passed away in 2000 due to heart complications while he was on tour in England.

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Randy Savage – Then

Professional wrestler and color commentator Randy Savage also went by the ring name “Macho Man.”. Having won 29 titles during the 32 year span of his career, is widely considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers in the history of the sport. He won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship twice. He is a four time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and has also won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship two times, giving him an impressive six championship titles total.

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Randy Savage – Now

Savage married Elizabeth “Miss Elizabeth” Hulette in 1984 and was mainly managed by her for the majority of the time when he wrestled for the WWF and WCW. He and Miss Elizabeth divorced in 1992 and he was later remarried to Barbara Payne, who was his high school sweetheart. Savage had a longtime rivalry/friendship with Hulk Hogan throughout his career. In 2011, Savage suffered from a sudden heart attack while driving and crash his car into a tree. He did not survive the accident.

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Andre the Giant- Then

Andre the Giant, whose real name was Andre Rene Roussimoff, was a French wrestler as well as actor. He began training when he was 17 years old in Paris. When he started to be managed by Frank Valois, Andre began wrestling around the world in countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. He began wrestling in the WWF in March 1973, defeating Buddy Wolfe in his very first match after being the fan favorite of the match.

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Andre the Giant- Now

Andre the Giant had an undefeated streak from 1973 until 1987. Andre participated in WrestleMania in 1985, which took place in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He won the match after body slamming Big John Studd. He later went on to participate in WrestleMania 2 on April 1986, where he won a twenty man battle royal that had both professional wrestlers and NFL stars participate in. He was also known for his acting role in The Princess Bride in 1987. Andre sadly passed away in his sleep in 1993 after heart complications.

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Sid – Then

Sidney Raymond Eudy is known by several other names, including Sid Justice, Sycho Sid, Sid Vicious, and even just by Sid. Sid has been a part of both the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now called the WWE, and also for wrestling for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). His career has spanned over three decades, and Sid has had several successful championship runs. A six-time world champion, Sid has won the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship two times, WCW World Heavyweight Championships two times, and the WWF Championship twice.

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Sid – Now

While Sid was working for the WCW, he was a part of the group the Four Horseman alongside Ric Flair between 1990 and 1991. He later moved to the WWF and later the United States Wrestling Association. In the year 2000, Sid got injured while awkwardly landing on his foot and fracturing his leg. He broke his leg in half and put his career on hold indefinitely. He came back to the WWE in 2012 in a matchup against Heath Slater, which he ended up winning.

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The Honky Tonk Man – Then

Wayne Farris, also known as The Honky Tonk Man, is a wrestler who is now working on the independent circuit. The Honky Tonk Man has wrestled for the World Wrestling Foundation and also the World Championship Wrestling. The Honky Tonk Man became well known for his impressive first run in the WWF when he held the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship that lasted for a record of 64 weeks before losing it to The Ultimate Warrior during the inaugural SummerSlam wrestling competition.

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The Honky Tonk Man – Now

After returning to the WWE following his brief stint wrestling on the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), The Honky Tonk Man participated in his final matches as a part of the company in 2009. He continued to make sporadic appearances between the years of 2010 until 2013, when he began only making appearances on the independent circuit. The Honky Tonk Man is married to his wife Tammy, who he married in 1984, and together they have one son and one daughter.

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Mick Foley – Then

Mick Foley is a former wrestler who has wrestled for several different companies including the WWE, the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He has several stage names that he has gone by, which include Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind, which make up the Three Faces of Foley. He has won an impressive 11 world tag team championships, 8 of those being WWF Tag Team Championships.

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Mick Foley – Now

Foley will make his last appearance at 2017’s WrestleMania access as well as the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony of the same year. Apart from wrestling, Foley has also worked on several successful memoirs that have ended up on the New York Times bestselling list. In addition to writing, Foley has also tried his hand at acting. He has appeared in films such as Big Money Hustlas, Anamorph, Bloodstained Memoirs, Dixieland, and Chokeslam. He has also appeared in various television shows such as 30 Rocand Saturday Night Live.

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Scott Hall – Then

Scott Hall is a professional wrestler who is semi-retired. He is best known for his time wrestling at the World Wrestling Federation, now known as the WWE, and is best known by his ring name Razor Ramon. He first started out wrestling in the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He later moved to the WWF, where he became a four time WWF Intercontinental Champion, consecutively winning from the year 1995 through 1999, making it a record winning streak for this particular championship.

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Scott Hall – Now

Scott Hall is also known for being one of the founding members of the New World Order (nWo). He became the world champion two times, winning both the WWC  Heavyweight Championship as well as the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship. For all of his accomplishments, Hall has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. He has openly struggled with substance abuse since the 1990’s, but as of 2013, he has been working on staying healthy and sober with the help of Diamond Dallas Page.

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The Ultimate Warrior – Then

James Brian Hellwig is better known by his ring names The Ultimate Warrior, The Warrior, or just Warrior, had spent the majority of his wrestling career with the World Wrestling Foundation (now called WWE), except for a brief period of time when he wrestled in World Championship Wrestling. While in the WWF, he won both the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship as well as the WWF World Heavyweight Championship to become the only wrestler to win both titles concurrently.

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The Ultimate Warrior – Now

Hellwig retired from wrestling completely in the year 1998. He did not return to wrestling at all except for one last match that was held in Spain in the year 2008. For the rest of his life, The Ultimate Warrior spent his time pursuing a public speaking career path. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April 2014, made one last appearance on Raw, and also made an appearance at WrestleMania XXX, but sadly, a mere three days after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Hellwig passed away.

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The Rock – Then

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a professional wrestler who is also a prominent actor. Before pursuing wrestling professionally, The Rock played college football for the Hurricanes at the University of Miami. He was a part of the National Championship winning Hurricanes team in 1991. After being cut from the Canadian Football League, Johnson decided to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson, and pursue wrestling professionally. He became a very prominent figure during the Attitude Era of the WWF.

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The Rock – Now

Throughout his time in the WWE, The Rock has earned 17 championship titles, which include the WWF/WWE World Championships. Branching out of the world of wrestling, The Rock decided to pursue acting and made his film debut in 2002, when he appeared in The Scorpion King. He broke the record for salary for an actor in his first starring role when he was paid $5.5 million for appearing in the film. He has since appeared in The Fast and The Furious franchise and many other notable films.

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Vince McMahon Then

Vince McMahon is considered to be the Godfather of the World Wrestling Entertainment. He has worked as a professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, commentator, announcer, actor, and film producer. He took over the company from his father in the 80’s and has worked in the corporate side of the business as well as behind the scenes. He is now working as the CEO, chairman, and majority owner of the professional wrestling promotion. His ring name during his brief stint as a wrestler was Mr. MacMahon.

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Vince McMahon Now

Vince’s grandfather Jess and his father Vincent J. were both also wrestling promoters. He is also married to the former CEO of WWE/SBA Administrator Linda Edwards McMahon. His son Shane is a part time professional wrestler and his daughter Stephanie is the Chief Brand Officer (CBO) of the WWE as well as the on-screen commissioner of the WWE show Raw. Vince McMahon has an exceptionally impressive net worth of $1.21 billion, which is accurate as of the year 2016.

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Hulk Hogan – Then

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, is arguably one of the best known professional wrestlers in the world. He became one of the most recognized and popular wrestling stars in the 80’s and 90’s, enjoying mainstream popularity and headlining many pay-per-view and premiere events. Hogan has participated in many different wrestling organizations, including the WWE, American Wrestling Association (AWA), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNAW), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

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Hulk Hogan – Now

In addition to the fame achieved from wrestling, Hogan gained even more mainstream recognition when he starred in a reality show with his family, called Hogan Knows Best and later made appearances in its spinoff, Brooke Knows Best, which focused on his daughter Brooke. He has appeared in several television shows and films, which include Rocky III, Mr. Nanny, and Santa with Muscles. He also hosted TV shows such as American Gladiators and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.

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Stone Cold Steve Austin – Then

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin rose to prominence during the Attitude Era and was considered to be the “poster boy” of the time. He is known for coming up with the “What?” chant that is common in professional wrestling. His “Stone Cold” persona was defined by being an antihero figure, who was disrespectful, defied the establishment, and frequently chugged beers. Stone Cold Steve Austin has won 19 championships throughout the course of his wrestling career and spent the majority of his time with the WWE.

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Stone Cold Steve Austin – Now

Austin’s career was at its peak when he headlined several pay-per-view events in the WWF. These included WrestleManias XIV, XV, and X-Seven. Due to serious knee and neck injuries, unfortunately his career was cut short and he was forced to retire relatively early. In 2009, Austin was included in the WWE Hall of Fame, being inducted by Vince McMahon himself. He is currently the host of reality show Redneck Island and his own reality show called Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge. 

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The Undertaker – Then

Mark Calaway, who is known by the stage name The Undertaker, began his wrestling career in 1984 in the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) company. He later moved to World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was known as “Mean Mark” Callous until 1990. He then moved to the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF), now the WWE, and he remained with he company for the rest of his career. His gimmick was horror-themed and incorporated scare tactics into his performances frequently.

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The Undertaker – Now

The Undertaker had an impressive run of 21 straight victories at WrestleMania, which is WWE’s leading pay-per-view, a feat that was later named The Streak. He won main events at WrestMania 13, WrestleMania XXIV, WrestleMania XXVI, and WrestleMania 33, but experienced his first loss at WrestleMania XXX, where he was defeated by Brock Lesnar. Also knowns as “The Phenom,” The Undertaker announced in April 2017 at WrestleMania 33 that after a nearly 30 year long career, he is retiring from wrestling.

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Trish Stratus – Then

Patricia Stratigeas, known by her ring name Trish Stratus, is a retired professional wrestling who has also worked as a fitness model, actress, as well as a television personality. She first started working as a fitness model, but later decided to pursue wrestling professionally. She has been a part of the WWF/E for the majority of her career. Her storylines often included romances with other members of the WWE, including an affair storyline with the Mr. McMahon character, which angered his daughter, Stephanie McMahon.

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Trish Stratus – Now

Stratus has been named the WWE Babe of the Year three times and also has been called the “Diva of the Decade.” She officially retired from professional wrestling in 2006 after she won a record setting seventh WWE Women’s Championship. She became a trainer for WWE Tough Enough and at 37, became the youngest person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. She now owns a yoga studio called Stratusphere in Toronto and has graced the covers of several magazines.

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Kane Then

Glenn Thomas Jacob, best known by his much more intimidating ring name, Kane, began his wrestling career on the independent circuit and later moved to the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and eventually signing with the WWE in 1995. In 1997, he became known as Kane and was introduced as the demonic half-brother of the Undertaker. The two would partake in an on-going feud but would also sometimes compete as a team. He became a prominent figure in the Attitude Era of wrestling during the 90’s and early 2000’s.

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Kane Now

In the early 2000’s, Kane debuted a new persona, forgoing his signature look with the burning red mask. However, in 2011, he returned to performing with a mask, though it was a different one than the red mask he once wore. In 2015, he reunited with The Undertaker and brought back the Demon. His last appearance took place in November 2016, but he has since decided to take time off to heal injuries. He has also appeared in a handful of films including MacGruber, See No Evil 2, and Countdown.

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Sable – Then

Rena Marlette Lesnar, who is best known by her ring name Sable, is a retired professional wrestler who has also worked as a model and an actress. She began her career in the WWE in 1996 and became known as one of the first WWE Divas. She feuded with fellow female wrestlers Jacqueline and Luna Vachon before holding the title of the second WWF Women’s Champion. After a brief hiatus, she returned to the WWE in 2003 and became part of a friendship/feud storyline with Torrie Wilson.

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Sable – Now

Sable left the industry for good in 2004 in order to focus on spending time with her family. She was married to her first husband in 1986, who she had her first daughter, Mariah, with until he passed away after a drunk driving incident. She is currently married to her third husband, fellow wrestler Brock Lesnar, who she has two sons with. Sable has also appeared in Playboy magazine, appearing on the cover in 2004 alongside fellow WWE wrestler Torrie Wilson.

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Batista Then

Dave Bautista , known by his ring name Batista, is a professional wrestler, bodybuilder, mixed martial artist, as well as actor. He rose to prominence in the wrestling world in 2002 when he first appeared in a televised WWE event, in an episode of SmackDown! when he was billed as Deacon Batista. He holds six championship titles which include four WWE World Heavyweight Championships and also two WWE Championships. He also holds the longest reign, of 282 days, as World Heavyweight Champion.

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Batista Now

Batista took a hiatus from the WWE in 2010 but later returned in 2013. In between those years, he took on mixed martial arts and signed with Classic Entertainment & Sports. Beginning in 2006, Batista branched out into acting and has since appeared in many successful films which include The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, L.A. Slasher, Kickboxer: Vengeance, and will next appear in the sequel films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and also in Avengers: Infinity War.

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Jimmy Snuka Then

James Snuka, was better known by his ring name Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was a professional wrestler from Fiji. He first rose to prominence when he signed on to the WWF, now the WWE, and became very famous throughout the 1980’s. His made the high-flying style of wrestling popular, and particularly for employing the finishing move called the “Superfly Splash.” Snuka became the first winner of the ECW Heavyweight Champion, a title which he would eventually hold twice.

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Jimmy Snuka Now

Snuka became part of the investigation in September 2015 of the murder of his girlfriend in May 1983. Though he pleaded not guilty, it was determined that he was unfit to stand trial due to the fact that he was diagnosed with dementia. As the months progressed, his health declined and it was announced that he only had several months to live, so the charges were dismissed in January 2017. He passed away shortly after, 12 days after the charges were dropped, at age 73.

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Edge Then

Adam Joseph Copeland, better known as Edge, is a former professional wrestler and actor who was a part of the industry for 19 years. He first began wrestling in 1992 and was officially signed onto the WWF in 1996, when he replaced Bob Holly’s opponent at the last second. He is one of the most accomplished wrestlers of all time, having earned 31 championship titles in the WWE, including a record seven World Heavyweight Championship wins and twelve WWF/World Tag Team Championship wins.

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Edge Now

Edge was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his longtime wrestling partner, Christian, in the year 2012. Later, in 2017, Edge’s wife, Beth Phoenix, was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which made them the first real-life couple to both be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He has also appeared in several television shows, which include Mind of Mencia, Deal or No Deal, MADtv, The Flash, Haven, and is set to be a recurring character in the fifth season of the show Vikings. 

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Randy Orton Then

Randall Keith Orton, better known as Randy Orton, is a professional wrestler as well as actor. After being discharged from the United States Marines through a bad conduct discharge after disobeying a commanding officer and going AWOL two times, Orton decided to pursue wrestling professionally. He began wrestling at a small conference in Missouri before being signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 2001. In 2004, he won the World Heavyweight Championship SummerSlam and became the youngest winner in WWE history.

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Randy Orton Now

Randy is currently still wrestling for the WWE, where he is the current WWE Champion. He is in his ninth reign as the WWE Champion and performs through the SmackDown brand. He is a nine time WWE Championship title holder. Both his grandfather, Bob Orton Sr. and his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton were professional wrestlers as well. Orton is married to his second wife Kimberly Kessler and he has two children, one from a previous marriage and one from his current marriage.

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Jake Roberts – Then

Jake Roberts, also known as “The Snake” is a semi-retired wrestler who was best known for bringing snakes into matches and also for his signature finishing move, the DDT. The best known snake that Roberts would bring into his matches was a python named Damian. Roberts is the son of retired wrestler Aurelian “Grizzly” Smith. Roberts started his career in the WWE, staying with the company from the year 1986 through 1992, later wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and also Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion in Mexico.

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Jake Roberts – Now

Roberts later returned to the WWE in 1996, this second stint in the company lasting for a year from 1996 until 1997. He also wrestled in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1997 and later appeared in matches for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling between 2006 and 2008. Roberts began to struggle with substance abuse, which took a toll on his career. After moving in with fellow wrestler Diamond Dallas Page in 2012, he began to get his life back together. Roberts was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April 2014.

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Big Show Then

Paul Donald Wright II is best known by his stage name Big show is a professional wrestler who currently wrestles for the Raw brand. He began his career in 1995 in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) company, when his ring name was actually The Giant. In 1999, he moved on to the WWE, where he has performed from 1999 through 2007 and then again from 2008 until present. He is a seven time world champion wrestler, both individually and as a part of a tag team.

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Big Show Now

Big Show has impressively held the titles of the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, the WWF/E Champion, WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion, and also the WCW, WWE, and the WWF/World Tag Team Champion. He has won 23 total championships throughout his entire career. Big Show has also branched out of the world of wrestling to appear in several films and TV shows, which include Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy, Jingle All The Way, Star Trek: Enterprise, Knucklehead, Psych, Royal Pains, and Burn Notice. 

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Stephanie McMahon Then

Stephanie comes from a family of WWE involvement. Her father, Vince McMahon is theWWE Chairman and CEO, her mother Linda McMahon is a retired WWE CEO/Trump cabinet member, and her brother Shane McMahon is a WWE part-owner/wrestler. On top of her family’s business in WWE, she also married WWE Executive and Wrestler “Triple H”.

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Stephanie McMahon Now

Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque married on-screen and off-screen for real. They have three daughters and announced their first pregnancy on WWE. She continued to work for WWE as creative director throughout her pregnancy. In May 2016, McMahon announced that she will be writing and releasing her memoir and it is expected to release in 2020 after a four-year push back.

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Stacey Keibler Then

Stacey Keibler, also known as “The Legs of WCW/WWE” by her fans, because of her unusually long legs, which made her the tallest WWE Diva. At 5ft 11 inches, Keibler is one of the few women in the professional wrestling sport who is tall enough to step over the middle of the three ropes that surround the ring. She left WWE in 2006, to move on to other projects.

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Stacey Keibler Now

Stacey Keibler dated famous actor George Clooney from July 2011, however, they ended their relationship two years later, and both moved on to new relationships. Keibler began dating Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre and the pair got married in March 2014 in Mexico. They have a baby girl together, named Ava Grace Probre, who was born just a few months after the wedding. Her last TV appearance was on reality show Project Runway as a Guest Judge.

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Kelly Kelly Then

Born as Barbara Jean Blank-Souray, Kelly Kelly, made her debut on WWE in 2006 at the age of 19, and remained there till her retirement in 2012. She was involved in many on-screen feuds with the other girls and her on-screen boyfriend Mike Knox. Their relationship ended after Knox performed his signature swinging reverse STO on her, giving her a scripted injury and a six week break from the program.

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Kelly Kelly Now

Kelly Kelly is now a WWE ambassador. She recently visited WWE’s backstage and later appeared at the Wrestlemania weekend and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and caught up with fellow wrestlers – Maryse and Eve Torres on an edition of Table for 3. She is also featured in E!’s TV series of WAGS; she is now married to former ice hockey player Sheldon Souray.

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