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15 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Actually Huge Wrestling Fans

Wrestlers need to be in incredible shape in order to do what they do – both male and female wrestlers have athletic builds with visible muscle tone and ultra-lean physiques. However, there’s another big component to wrestling – your ability to put on a great show. Yes, you need to be physically capable of executing the moves, so wrestlers have to be athletes. But at the same time, no one wants to see a robotic wrestler executing the moves in total boredom – that would just bore the fans! So, in addition to being athletes, wrestlers also kind of need to be actors. They need to put on a great show, emote their triumph or defeat to screaming crowds, create a vivid character with only a walk or a signature move.

Given the performative nature of wrestling, it may not come as a surprise that there are many celebrities who are big wrestling fans. Sure, some celebrities appear in the front row ring-side just to promote one of their films, or to get in the public eye. True wrestling fans can sniff out those celebs a mile away. There are definitely some celebs, however, who are die-hard wrestling fans. They know their stats, they know everyone’s signature move, they’re extremely excited to be there seeing the action up close – some even get the chance to slip inside the ring and bust out a few moves themselves.

Wrestling fans come in all shapes and sizes, from tough guys with the physiques of bodybuilders to petite women you would think might flee at all that violence and aggression. It’s only fitting that celebrity wrestling fans come from all walks of the entertainment world – singers, comedic actors, serious dramatic actors, rappers and more. While sitting in the front row during a wrestling game might not be as popular amongst celebrity groups as sitting courtside during NBA games, the select true fans show up again and again because they love the sport, not the paparazzi attention.

Here are 15 celebrities you may not have known are wrestling fans.

14 15. Jim Carrey

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13 14. Freddie Prinze Jr.

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12 13. Adam Sandler

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11 12. Jon Stewart

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10 10. Gillian Jacobs

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9 9. Snoop Dogg

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8 8. Maria Menounos

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7 7. Hugh Jackman

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6 6. Joe Manganiello

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5 5. Eminem

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4 4. Billy Corgan

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3 3. Nick Frost

2 2. Michael Clarke Duncan

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1 1. Jack Whitehall

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Jack Whitehall is a lanky, slim UK comedian that has stated several times that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is his favorite actor and even took part in some wrestling on the British show A League of Their Own. He makes frequent wrestling references on his social media accounts, and even picked The Undertaker’s entrance music to play on his sitcom Bad Education. Whitehall has been honest about his mega-stardom, saying that if he ever met The Rock he would “lose his shit.” Well, one thing’s for sure – if he’s ever invited backstage and Johnson happens to be kicking around, he better keep a careful eye on his superfan.

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