Wrestling has been around for a very long time. The WWE alone has been around for a whopping 70 years! It’s no surprise that it’s made a major mark on society and pop-culture. With globally popular events such as Wrestlemania, King of the Ring, and Royal Rumble, there has been somewhat a never ending stream of new wrestlers.
Over the years, the public has been introduced to a variety of wrestlers, each more outrageous than the last. Some eventually become A-list celebrities and household names as they rocketed from nobody to a legend in the wrestling industry.
You’re probably thinking how are your favorites doing now? Maybe they’ve already retired from the ring, or maybe they’re still going strong. Some may have branched out into other forms of entertainment, while others ventured within the fitness field. Here’s a look at what the biggest WWE superstars are doing today.
Then: Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan was the face of ‘80s wrestling and is still easily one of the most recognizable wrestlers of all time. Hogan was a pop culture icon that appeared across several magazine covers, talk shows, and even on a few cartoons. Hogan won the Heavyweight Championship a total of six times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Now: Hulk Hogan
Hogan stayed with the WWE until his contract was terminated in 2015 after a controversial adult video was leaked. Hogan didn’t stay away long, however, and made a guest appearance in 2018 before fully stepping back into the ring in 2019. Hogan’s also appeared on TV with his own reality TV show Hogan Knows Best. He’s even getting his own movie, with Chris Hemsworth portraying him in a biopic that’s to be directed by Todd Phillips.