Sunday, March 20, 2011

TOP FIVE WRESTLERS TURNED ACTORS

I was watching "The Chaperone" awhile ago which gives me an idea to come up with this Top Five entry. What do you think about Wrestlers turned Actors?? Wrestlers are actors already right?
TOP FIVE WRESTLERS TURNED ACTORS

TOP 5 WRESTLER TURNED ACTOR
"TRIPLE H"

Paul Michael Levesque or better known as Triple H is the Senior Advisor to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, and wrestles on the Raw brand. Overall, Levesque has won 23 championships in WWE, including thirteen World Championships, having won the WWF/E Championship a record eight times, and the World Heavyweight Championship five times (Triple H is also recognized as the first World Heavyweight Champion under WWE's lineage). In addition to a few TV cameos, Triple H's most notable acting career is when he played the role of Jarko Grimwood in the film Blade: Trinity. And also the latest one, The Chaperone where we played the role of Ray Bradstone.


TOP 4 WRESTLER TURNED ACTOR
"HULK HOGAN"

Hogan had mainstream popularity in the mid 1980s through the early 1990s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation. Hogan was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He is a 12-time world heavyweight champion being a six-time WWF/E Champion and a six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former WWE World Tag Team Champion with Edge. He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991 and the first to win two Royal Rumbles in a row. Throughout his movie career, Hulk has never seemed overly concerned with quality. His first role was as Thunderlips ('the ultimate male') in Rocky III, and he played a thinly-veiled version of himself in No Holds Barred. He did a line in family-friendly entertainment, with Suburban Commando, Mr. Nanny, Thunder in Paradise, Santa with Muscles and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain. The Hulkster also appeared as himself in Gremlins 2 and Muppets from Space, and reality show oddity Hogan Knows Best, which perfectly showcases the ridiculousness of the life of a pro-wrester. He also lend his voice in the animated film Gnemeo and Juliet as Terrafirminator V.O. (just a short roll though)


TOP 3 WRESTLER TURNED ACTOR
"JOHN CENA"


In WWE, Cena has won sixteen championships in total, including nine World Titles (having won the WWE Championship seven times and the World Heavyweight Championship twice). In addition, Cena has also won the WWE United States Championship three times,[8] and is a four-time Tag Team Champion, having held the World Tag Team Championship twice (once with Shawn Michaels, once with Batista), and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice (once with David Otunga and once with The Miz). Cena also won the 2008 Royal Rumble match, and is a two-time Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner (2009 and 2010). Outside of wrestling, Cena has released the rap album You Can't See Me, which debuted at #15 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and starred in the feature films The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), and Legendary (2010). Cena has also made appearances on television shows including Manhunt, Deal or No Deal, MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Punk'd, and Psych. Cena was also a contestant on Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, where he made it to the final round before being eliminated, placing third in the overall competition.


TOP 2 WRESTLER TURNED ACTOR
"STEVE AUSTIN"
Better known by his ring name "Stone Cold". Billed as "The Most Popular Superstar in WWE History", the organization has also named Austin as the greatest talker in the history of professional wrestling.He gained significant mainstream popularity in the WWF during the mid-to-late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied his boss, Vince McMahon. This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping off McMahon and incapacitating him with the Stone Cold Stunner, his finishing move.McMahon inducted Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. Austin held nineteen championships throughout his professional wrestling career, and is recognized by WWE as a six-time world champion, having held the WWF Championship on six occasions, and the fifth Triple Crown Champion.Steve Austin filmed guest roles on Celebrity Deathmatch and Nash Bridges, where he played Detective Jake Cage. His motion picture debut was in a supporting role as Guard Dunham in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard. Austin had his first starring film role, as Jack Conrad, a dangerous convict awaiting execution in a Salvadoran prison, who takes part in a illegal deathmatch game that is being broadcast to the public in the 2007 thriller The Condemned. In 2010, Austin appeared in the film The Expendables as Dan Paine, the bodyguard and right hand man for the primary antagonist of the film. This role featured Austin working alongside other action stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Randy Couture. It has been suggested by Bruce Willis that he will return for a sequel of The Expendables.


TOP 1 WRESTLER TURNED ACTOR
"DWAYNE JOHNSON"

Johnson won a total of sixteen championships in WWF/E. This included nine World Heavyweight Championships (the WWF/E Championship seven times and the WCW/World Championship twice), two WWF Intercontinental Championships, and five times as co-holder of the WWF Tag Team Championships. He was the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
Johnson's first leading role as an actor was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this film, he received the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million. He has since appeared in movies such as The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, Why Did I Get Married Too?, The Other Guys, and Faster.

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