The role of a WWE Superstar is considered a dream job to many people all over the world. It provides quite a bit of positive aspects to come from the lifestyle. Most WWE stars make great money to become relatively wealthy if they save their money. The fame and spotlight make them huge celebrities with the programs available all over the world. There’s the athletic nature of the gig that will always provide a cool nature. Wrestlers even get to travel the world wrestling in different locations every week. However, many wrestlers have been forced to work jobs outside of the ring in their lives.
There are wrestlers who had interesting jobs before landing a contract with WWE. These performers worked in shocking jobs to pay the bills before wrestling gave them the money needed to make a living. Other wrestlers to see their career end earlier than expected will change career paths into a brand new world. We will look at both sides when it comes to the jobs wrestlers have worked in their every day lives. Find out if your favorite wrestlers ever worked a surprising job before or after their fame. These are fifteen jobs you wouldn’t believe these wrestlers have had.
The road to WWE has been a long one for A.J. Styles to get to his dream job. Styles wrestled in Impact Wrestling for over a decade and had to have a tremendous run in New Japan before WWE finally realized they needed him on the roster. In about two years, Styles has become a top star for the company and the face of the SmackDown brand.
14 Big Show: Bounty hunter
Big Show is arguably the most successful big man in WWE history. The career of Big Show has seen him work for WWE over the past nineteen years. Despite being known for his work in WWE, Big Show started his career in WCW. Hulk Hogan saw him at a gym and recruited him to become a star in WCW. As the Giant, he instantly became a main eventer in the world title picture against Hogan one match into his career.
13 Disco Inferno: Club host
The wrestling career of Disco Inferno peaked in the late 90s when WCW would offer almost anyone a big contract. Disco made huge money to work as a comedic lower card talent for most of his run. The main purposes of Inferno in WCW was to get a laugh from the crowd and take a good beating. At one point, Disco received a spot on the writing team from Vince Russo in the dying days if you want to remember why WCW went out of business.
12 Paul Burchill: Firefighter
The WWE career of Paul Burchill saw him possess great potential in developmental. Burchill was thought to be someone that would have a long career if things worked out in his favor. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out in his favor and he failed to make any waves. Most fans remember him as a bust for the terrible characters of being involved in an implied incest angle and then turning into a pirate.
11 Daniel Bryan: McDonald's cashier
Daniel Bryan has gone on the record that he is against eating meat, indulging in gross food and believes in ending capitalism. All these things are fascinating when you realize that he used to work at McDonald’s. Bryan was infatuated with wrestling at a young age and wanted to make happen as earlier as possible.
10 Val Venis: Running A Dispensary
The WWE career of Val Venis saw him have one of the better mid-card careers during the Attitude Era. Venis was never considered a main event prospect, but he certainly managed to always have a storyline. As an Intercontinental Champion, Venis achieved a great deal despite not having the strongest level of talent looking back at it today.
9 Rusev: Cab driver
Rusev celebrates his existence with Rusev Day every day. Fans have reacted positively to it at shows and many people want to see him get pushed. WWE has dropped the ball with Rusev over the past three years after his undefeated streak ended. Rusev still must be happy considering how hard he worked to get to WWE.
8 Mideon: Chef
Mideon had one of the most bizarre careers in WWE history. The initial character he played in WWE was Phineas I. Godwinn the pig farmer. A change saw him become Mideon, one of the lackeys sacrificed as part of The Undertaker’s demonic cult leader character. Mideon continued to play up the creepy factor of this character.
7 Naomi: Teen pregnancy facility employee
The run of Naomi in WWE right now has her as one of the top women’s in the SmackDown division. Naomi accomplished her goal when winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship twice last year to become a credible to woman on the show. The future is bright for Naomi as she continues to add memorable moments.
6 Trinity: Stunt woman
The WWE career of Trinity is barely remembered today since it was considered a huge disappointment. Trinity was one of the few women to get television time on Impact Wrestling and often impressed doing big spots such as diving off the cage. It was impressive enough to land her a spot in WWE when they were looking for talent to add in the ECW relaunch.
5 Roman Reigns: Installing office furniture
Roman Reigns is the face of WWE today as the company hopes he can carry that responsibility for the next decade. The push of Reigns from day one saw WWE believe in him more they have anyone since John Cena took the role in 2005. Reigns is a wealthy man making more money than any other active full-time wrestler on the WWE roster right now.
4 Becky Lynch: Flight attendant
The career path of Becky Lynch saw her work very hard at a plethora of jobs before making her way to WWE. Lynch worked on the international independent circuit after being trained by Finn Balor, but she struggled to find relevance in the industry. The decision to leave wrestling for a few years saw her hoping to find a new passion.
3 Buff Bagwell: Male Escort
A bizarre job for anyone, especially a professional wrestler, has seen Buff Bagwell become a gigolo in recent years. It isn’t too crazy since Bagwell used to be a male dancer before getting a break in the wrestling business. WCW hired Bagwell and employed him for about a decade making great money. Buff saw his meal ticket end when WWE purchased WCW.
2 Kevin Owens: Gas station attendant
Kevin Owens has one of the best success stories after years of working hard for little money. The independent wrestling career of Owens always delivered impressive work that caught the attention of fans. However, the money just wasn’t strong on the free agent market at the time in wrestling. Owens had to find other jobs to provide for his wife and son while trying to get to WWE.
1 Steve Blackman: Bounty hunter
Steve Blackman is the second bounty hunter on the list, but it is more interesting to imagine him doing the job. WWE employed Blackman during the Attitude Era and rightfully portrayed him as one of the toughest guys on the roster. Many wrestlers have revealed in interviews that Blackman was among the last people you wanted to get into a fight with given his various backgrounds of fighting training.
Following the end of his WWE career, Blackman accepted that he was done with wrestling. Bounty hunting has become his job in recent years. The idea of Blackman trying to find you and forcefully bring you somewhere sounds like a nightmare for any sane human that knows his background. WWE even polled fans at one point about interest in a reality show about Blackman’s bounty hunting for the WWE Network. Sadly, it never happened, and we will never see the magic of Blackman as a bounty hunter on television.
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