Wrestling is a very popular form of entertainment. It involves athletic performances with a mixture of art. The latter may be why so many pro wrestling stars, go on to appear in mainstream movies. A lot of these professionals were already used to the spotlight. More importantly, they are more than capable of acting and entertaining viewers. Listed below, are some of the most successful and recognized pro wrestlers to appear in movies.

Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”

It may be hard to believe that Dwayne began his career as a pro wrestler. That’s because he has gone on to become one of the most popular actors this decade. The Rock has appeared in dozens of movies. A good deal of them have gone on to be Hollywood blockbusters. That has resulted in Johnson becoming one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

Steve Austin

This wrestler took the moniker ‘Stone cold’ to another level. Steve was a favorite in the wrestling world for many years. He used that popularity in the big screen appearing in several films.

John Cena

Not only has John become a successful actor, you can also see his face in many TV commercials. He has the perfect personality and physique to make him a crowd darling. Attributes which are also part of why he was so loved in his pro wrestling career.

Bill Goldberg

In addition to becoming a highly recognized professional wrestler, Mr. Goldberg is also an actor and producer. He dominated WWE using his last name to achieve worldwide stardom.

Hulk Hogan

There are a large number of people who believe Hulk was one of the reasons Wrestling became the phenomenon it is today. Perhaps it’s why Hogan is considered one of the most loved, hated and greatest wrestlers of all time. That appeal allowed him to star in a number of movies.