Published on August 13, 2018

From the Ring to the Screen: WWE Hollywood Takeover [Infographic]

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From the Ring to the Screen: WWE Hollywood Takeover

The 31st annual SummerSlam is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more hyped. Did you know SummerSlam is WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year? To celebrate, we are highlighting 13 of our favorite WWE stars' wrestling careers, which include media endeavors other than wrestling. During their off-time, they stay busy doing appearances in commercials, films and television shows, as well as writing their own books. From Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to John Cena to André the Giant and more, keep reading to see if your favorite wrestler is included in the list!


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The Rock: Dwayne Johnson

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1996-2004, 2011-2013, 2016
  • Titles Held: 17
  • Books Written: 1
  • Movie Roles: 37
  • TV Roles: 13
  • Fun Facts: Johnson is technically a platinum-selling artist due to his successful single, You're Welcome, from Disney's animated feature film, Moana.
  • Appearances: Fast & Furious 5-8, Moana, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle


John Cena

  • Active Years Wrestling: 2000-2018
  • Titles Held: 25
  • Books Written: 1
  • Movie Roles: 21
  • TV Roles: 16
  • Fun Facts: Cena was the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Appearances: Bumblebee, Blockers, The Marine


Batista: Dave Bautista

  • Active Years Wrestling: 2000-2010, 2014
  • Titles Held: 10
  • Books Written: 1
  • Movie Roles: 21
  • TV Roles: 5
  • Fun Facts: Batista was told he would never make it in the wrestling business by Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker during try-outs at the World Championship Wrestling Power Plant.
  • Appearances: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, Blade Runner 2049


André the Giant: André Rene Roussimoff

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1972-1992
  • Titles Held: 2
  • Books Written: 0
  • Movie Roles: 5
  • TV Roles: 7
  • Fun Facts: Roussimoff signed all of his personal checks, "André the Giant".
  • Appearances: The Princess Bride, Conan the Destroyer, Mickie & Maude


Kevin Nash

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1990-2016
  • Titles Held: 4
  • Books Written: 2
  • Movie Roles: 20
  • TV Roles: 7
  • Fun Facts: Nash was offered the role of Sabretooth in Bryan Singer's X-Men, but declined due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Appearances: Magic Mike, The Longest Yard, John Wick


Jesse "The Body" Ventura: Jesse Ventura

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1982-1985
  • Appearances: Predator, The Running Man, Batman & Robin


Macho Man: Randy Savage

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1985-2000, 2004
  • Appearances: Spider-Man, Bolt, King of the Hill


Triple H: Paul Levesque

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1994-2018
  • Appearances: Surf's Up 2, Blade: Trinity, The Chaperone


Big Show: Paul Wright

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1995-2017
  • Appearances: Jingle All the Way, The Waterboy, MacGruber


Diamond Dallas Page: Dallas Page

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1991-1992, 1994-2002, 2004-2006, 2011, 2015-2016
  • Appearances: The Devil's Rejects, Gallowwalkers, Driftwood


"Stone Cold" Steve Austin: Steve Austin

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1990-2003, 2006
  • Appearances: Grown Ups 2, The Expendables, The Longest Yard


Goldberg: Bill Goldberg

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1997-2004, 2016-2017
  • Appearances: The Longest Yard, The Goldbergs, The Flash


Edge: Adam Joseph Copeland

  • Active Years Wrestling: 1997-2011
  • Appearances: Vikings, Haven, Sanctuary


Did any of the wrestler's appearances take you off guard? If so, you're not alone, we were pretty surprised ourselves! On a level of one to ten, how hyped are you for SummerSlam? Which wrestlers are you most excited to see in the ring and which ones do you think will come out on top? Let us know in the comments below! Don't forget to mark down August 19th on your calendar, so you don't miss out on this enormous event. Also be sure to check out our selection of WWE gifts!

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