There’s a lot of money to be made in wrestling, and the way for any guy or girl in the business to prove that they’ve “made it” is by showing off the collections of material possessions they’ve accumulated during their time with WWE or WCW during their biggest boom periods where million dollar contracts were handed out like advertisement flyers to whomever wanted to jump ship and make money. As a result of this, the talent went out and spent money. Multiple multi-million dollar houses were constructed or bought. Boats were purchased and anchored in some of Florida’s most beautiful harbors. Then there were the automobiles – even on television, the superstars couldn’t help but show off the fruit of their laboring for Ted Turner or Vince McMahon. At one point at the turn of the 21st century when the WWE first went public on the New York Stock Exchange, the argument can be made that McMahon’s biggest names were looked at in the same celebrity bracket as an NBA or NFL player.
A flashy automobile is a part of a wrestler’s look, even when he’s out of the ring. Alberto Del Rio’s WWE gimmick was initially based on showcasing a variety of luxury cars, indicating that his lifestyle provided such sumptuous living. The McMahons have rarely been seen on television arriving in anything other than a limousine. Granted, there are some wrestlers who choose to live within more standard means and opt for a more sensible mode of transportation, but as fans have seen on both WWE and other television programming, many of the WWE’s talent prefer to go big when they make their selections and that includes what they drive as well. Some wrestlers choose to collect luxury vehicles while others buy one beauty for display, but either way the proof is in the purchase – these guys have truly made it if they have one of these automobiles in their garage.
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15 Stone Cold Steve Austin's Monster Truck
Stone Cold keeps his monster truck, most notable for being used in the hell raiser’s Attitude Era feud with The Rock, as a part of his automobile collection at his ranch in Texas. The monster truck (custom made – of course - with a Stone Cold theme, logos and all) was an instrumental part in the memorable war between the WWE’s two top stars at the time. The vehicle was used at one point to "hit" The Rock, and on another occasion Austin used his monster truck to crush The Rock’s Lincoln Continental Town Car in a moment that may or may have not been kayfabe.
14 The Undertaker's Motorcycle
One of the wealthiest WWE veterans, the Deadman is also an avid biker in his ample time away from the ring, preferring to spend his time on an expensive custom motorcycle than in a luxury car. This should be no big surprise to longtime fans who can remember a time when the aptly named American Badass would make his intimidating presence known by riding a motorcycle to the ring during his entrances, often chasing his opponents on his motorcycle in order to incite extra fear. When he’s on the road on his own terms, The Undertaker’s memorable custom motorcycle used on WWE television during the Attitude Era is a part of his personal collection of numerous motorcycles.
13 Edge's Jeep
The Rated R Superstar has a lot of time to spend away from the road these days when he's not making television appearances, but he still looks great - especially in his custom Jeep. The interior of Edge's 1997 Jeep Wrangler features the "Edge" logo as seen on his ring gear and interestingly enough, the upholstery of his ride is made of the absorbent synthetic rubber neoprene, simply for the reason that in Tampa, as Edge says, "everybody sweats a lot" and he can enjoy a shirt-free ride out and about in the Sunshine State without worrying about sweating up the seats of his Jeep.
12 Goldberg’s 1970 Ford Mustang
For fans who may not have been aware of his activities outside of the ring, former WCW champion Bill Goldberg is another wrestler who enjoys his pastime as a longtime vehicle enthusiast and collector of classic cars. Thankfully his healthy multi-million dollar paychecks and hefty wrestling contracts throughout the late 1990s into the early 2000s can afford his passion for expensive vintage cars. His 780-horsepower Superboss 429 Mustang, also referred to as the "Lawman," is one of the exclusive prime rides in his collection.
11 Batista’s BMW 745li
Another of wrestling’s well known vehicle enthusiasts and car collectors, Dave Bautista has his own garage full of impressive rides. One of the cars in the Animal’s collection that caught the attention of wrestling fans was his 2003 BMW 745li. Purchased at the start of his memorable WWE run with Triple H, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton in the infamous heel stable Evolution, Batista would be well on his way to fame and success at this point of his career and this gem in his car collection proved it. Batista would eventually sell this part of his collection off in 2007.
10 Randy Orton's Hummer
The Legend Killer has been given numerous natural physical gifts, but one of Randy Orton’s most expensive and most cherished gifts is his customized Hummer 2 Dub. The extra-large luxury vehicle was picked up by Orton during his run with Ted DiBiase as a part of Legacy. The Hummer is equipped with numerous features made specifically to Orton’s taste, including a state of the art sound system that would make any car enthusiast envious of the Viper’s high life. It’s been a while since Orton played his role with DiBiase in Legacy, but the Hummer remains proof that the run was money in every way for both WWE and for the Viper.
9 Goldberg’s 1965 Shelby Cobra
Another classic car in Bill Goldberg’s collection is his replica of the very rare 1965 Shelby Cobra which features a NASCAR motor. Goldberg claims that the car’s special quality comes from being built by Birdie Elliot, brother of NASCAR driver Bill Elliot (better known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville”). Goldberg, also a noted NASCAR fan, finds the car a source of amusement as he wonders what onlookers must think when they see his huge body behind the wheel of such a compact vehicle, comparing driving the Cobra to a “monkey making love to a football.”
8 John Cena’s 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger
The hardest working man in the WWE has parlayed his legendary wealth into not only an impressive Florida estate but also an assorted collection of classic and modern cars as well. John Cena is likely the WWE's most known vehicle aficionado, as his collection has been featured on television and in magazines on many occasions. One of the more photographed automobiles in Cena’s collection is the 1966 Dodge Charger, which fits his proclaimed love of hardcore American muscle cars.
7 Batista’s Hummer H2
Big Dave’s car collection includes his big luxury sports utility vehicle, which has been photographed along with the other cars in Batista’s collection and featured in auto magazines and articles. Another trophy to show off his quickly gained WWE success, Batista had this Hummer fitted with gold plating to show off its splendor. The Hummer is, of course, customized and has a much fancier exterior appearance because of it. Being Batista, the Hummer’s sound system would have to be just as big as the Animal is, and the massive tires are a perfect fit to this expensive custom-made SUV.
6 Goldberg’s 1959 Chevy Biscayne
This classic car in Bill Goldberg’s remarkable array of automobiles is one of his favorites, as he claims that the car is a beach ride, good for a day trip to a sunny spot in San Diego. “It’s a grandpa grocery getter,” says Goldberg, who found the vehicle at an auction and, knowing the history of the car, knew it was a must-buy moment. Despite the age of the car (he also claims the trunk was made to hold all the moonshine it could handle), vehicle enthusiasts still make offers on the car, as they consider Goldberg’s Chevy Biscayne a hot property.
5 John Cena’s Ford/Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition Mustang
One of the more recent occupants in Cena’s automobile collection, the 2007 release of this limited edition Ford Mustang is one of only a thousand in its series, making the muscle car a very strong addition to Cena's cherished assortment of vehicles. This acquisition must be a proud one for Cena, as all of his purchases are a nod to American automobile engineering. There's no doubt that Cena has many more vehicles in mind to add to his continuously growing collection of cars, but he definitely has a lot to brag about when showing off the masterpieces in his massive garage.
4 The Rock's Chevrolet Chevelle
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has amassed a huge fortune, a huge physique, and a huge amount of cars in his garage. Thanks to his success in both WWE and on the big screen in Hollywood, Johnson has become a major player and has the money to drive the luxury autos much like those seen in his blockbuster hit Furious Seven. One of The Rock’s favorite cars is his 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a modified version of which he drove in the movie Faster. The Rock is known to drive his Chevelle out in public often, even to the premiere of his movies.
3 Ric Flair's Chevrolet Camaro
This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning the legendary Nature Boy! Ric Flair's famed high-riding lifestyle of Cadillacs, jets, and limousines may have seen its dents and damage over the years, but Flair can still boast about his classy white Chevy Camaro, which features rims to match the car's exterior. Thankfully the Camaro is one of the possessions that hasn't been taken away from Flair over the years due to messy divorces or unpaid taxes (let's hope that's still the case), so hopefully the Nature Boy can still enjoy the good life in his Chevy without having to hand this nice luxury ride over to another ex-wife!
2 Hulk Hogan's 1994 Dodge Viper
Much like the Nature Boy, the Hulkster has seen his share of wealth lost to a nasty divorce. Hulk Hogan's divorce from Linda Hogan was well publicized for how much the WWE Legend had to financially forsake to his former wife. However, the 1990s were incredibly good to both legends, as seen with Hogan's 1994 Dodge Viper. The expensive ride is still a part of Hogan's collection and is custom painted in red and yellow, the legendary coupling of colors that have now become the Hulkster's trademark. The hood of the car even features the Hulkamania logo, a reminder that Hulk still rules.
1 Eddie Guerrero's Low Rider
If a wrestling fan were to judge a car’s worth in memories, then the late Eddie Guerrero’s infamous low rider would be completely priceless. Many wrestlers used their vehicles as a part of their gimmick to get themselves over with the crowd, but Eddie’s low rider was a classic like no other and Eddie actually used his own customized Buick in many of his entrances to the ring. Much like Alberto Del Rio’s flashy entrances with Bentleys and Ferraris, though, not all of Eddie’s fancy customized low-riding vehicles featured in his WWE entrances were his own. Many of the cars were donated from local fans or auto shops. Watching Eddie’s entrance to the ring in his completely tricked-out ride, though, was a rich experience.
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