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Top 15 Wrestlers You Wouldn't Expect To Have Degrees

There is a stigma that hovers over professional athletes that many of them are not all that intelligent because they did not “have” to attend a college or university in order to begin their careers. That perception, not all that surprisingly, is also had about those who work in the world of professional wrestling. Some casual observers, not to mention critics of the business, may simply assume that the athletes who sacrifice their bodies in rings on a weekly basis must not have degrees. Why else would somebody go through the physical tolls that come with training for and performing in matches if they could so something else with their lives?

As has been pointed out by World Wrestling Entertainment and also by ESPN, Xavier Woods has actively been pursuing multiple degrees for years. While Woods has been praised, and rightly so, for working to further his education while at the same time continuing to live his dream as a pro wrestler, he is hardly the only in-ring performer to, at one point or another, have earned degrees. This includes both males and female wrestlers, and also some of the biggest stars to ever work for organizations such as the WWE, World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

15 Michelle McCool

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14 Wade Barrett

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13 Eve Torres

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12 Maria Kanellis

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11 David Otunga

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10 Chris Jericho

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9 Matt Striker

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8 The Rock

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7 Kane

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6 Kurt Angle

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5 Dolph Ziggler

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4 Evan Bourne

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3 Jack Swagger

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2 John Cena

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1 Vince McMahon

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The head man of WWE who has held multiple titles in his own organization was not, in his own words, always destined to work in the wrestling business. McMahon's father did not want Vince to work as an in-ring performer, so the future CEO instead attended East Carolina University. It was there where McMahon earned a Business Administration degree in 1968. McMahon has, since taking over for his father, turned the WWE into a global media brand that has spread out into the worlds of music, television and movies, and he has also done well to swallow up any significant competitor that has existed in North America.

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