Pro wrestling is one of the most interesting professions one can have. Unlike other careers where schooling and experience are the keys to holding a job in your field for the rest of your life, wrestling is one of many forms of athletics where there’s a small window to make money. Unfortunately for wrestlers, the pay usually isn’t as great as it is in the NFL, NBA or MLB with a more difficult schedule due to no offseason. Most of the time, a wrestler will have to seek a new livelihood once their career in the WWE is over.
Once the WWE days are over, most wrestlers will first try their luck in TNA, ROH, NJPW or on the independent scene. While there are options there, the spots are very limited and only a select few will have the ability to make a living outside of WWE. The luck of building your name value and still having a few years left to compete at a high level is the key as stars like Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy and Alberto Del Rio are doing well. However, most of the names you see released from WWE will end up going back to school or entering a new trade as it’s the most reasonable option.
The prime years for a wrestler are typically late 20s to late 30s before he or she is forced to move towards a new profession if they haven’t earned or saved enough to live off their wrestling income. These are 15 wrestlers who were able to find a new place in life drastically changing the way they provide for their families. The transition from performing in front of 20,000 people to making a modest living causes one to shrink their ego a bit but these are examples of how some wrestlers can adapt to a normal life.
11 Shawn Stasiak
9 Simon Dean
8 Chris Nowinski
7 Jimmy Wang Yang
6 Beulah McGillicutty
5 Scotty 2 Hotty
4 Stevie Ray
3 Spike Dudley
2 Rick Steiner
What kind of job can someone obtain with their resume stating their past jobs include portraying a hog farmer, a brainwashed cult follower and a streaker? Well, life has been good to the former “Naked Mideon” as he currently is a chef and runs his own catering business. Whether you know him as Phineas I. Godwinn, Naked Mideon or Dennis Knight, he definitely left an impact on viewers. That carried through to his next career as a very successful chef liked Mideon enough to take him under his wing. Today, he runs Dennis Knight Catering where he cooks for events in need of his culinary skills. Hopefully no streaking is involved in his services.
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