The 20 most impressive physiques in WWE history (2022)

The 20 most impressive physiques in WWE history

September 24, 2012

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WWE Superstars come in all shapes and sizes. Some are taller than others and they all tip the scales at varying weights. However, each competitor maintains a level of physical fitness that is suitable for their needs. Superstars also maintain high levels of fitness based on their past experiences through athletics or bodybuilding. No matter their training regimens, WWE Superstars uphold the highest standards of competition and physical perfection.

WWE Classics looks through the history books to rank 20 of the most impressive physiques of all time. Check out the list and let us know who you think ranks among the most physically fit Superstars in the comments section below and on Facebook.com/WWEClassics.

19

Lance Storm

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Lance Storm is highly regarded as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. At just shorter than 6-feet tall, Storm didn’t exactly fit the mold for an industry dominated by larger-than-life competitors. Yet, he honed his craft and worked hard to balance his outmatched size with impressive physical conditioning.

The Canadian Superstar’s training and physique gave him an edge against competitors, as he managed to gain the endurance and agility necessary to battle everyone from highfliers like Rey Mysterio to powerhouses such as Albert. Storm built an impressive resume in ECW, WCW and WWE, becoming a multi-time tag team champion as well as a U.S. and an Intercontinental Champion.

Even today, the Calgary, Alberta–native maintains his perfect conditioning to train the next generation of Superstars at his Storm Wrestling Academy.( READ MORE)

18

Dolph Ziggler

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Dolph Ziggler’s in-ring agility and skills can be partially attributed to the top physical form that the Florida-native maintains. Ziggler isn’t the tallest competitor when matched up against some other WWE Superstars, but he’s certainly one of the more chiseled. The Showoff’s penchant for physical fitness can be attributed to his accomplished amateur wrestling career before WWE.

Ziggler was a national standout in high school before competing at Kent State University. As an NCAA Division I grappler, Ziggler set a record for most career wins and won championships in three consecutive years. Given his well-rounded past, it’s no wonder that The Showoff maintains top conditioning in WWE.

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Antonino Rocca

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WWE Superstars always have to be at the height of physical fitness to compete at the top level throughout the year. There are some ring warriors who are more athletic than others, but each competitor remains in peak form. This has always been the case, dating as far back as the 1940s with Antonino Rocca. The Italian-born competitor possessed unbridled athleticism and agility uncommon among Superstars of the time. Rocca kept himself in prime condition and was a noted athlete outside of the squared circle as well.

An accomplished rugby and soccer player, as well as an avid swimmer, Rocca’s extracurricular activities certainly worked to his advantage inside the squared circle. The WWE Hall of Famer is also noted for the cover of “Superman No. 155,” where he is depicted tossing "The Man of Steel" from the ring with ease.( MORE ABOUT ROCCA)

16

Shelton Benjamin

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Competing at a collegiate level in any sport requires an athlete to maintain top physical condition to hold an edge against his or her opponents. This is most certainly the case for amateur wrestling, and Shelton Benjamin is a prime example.

Simply looking at the former Intercontinental Champion would not tell the entire story. Benjamin looked like a bodybuilder, but could move around the ring like a luchador. His agility can be attributed to a decorated wrestling career as a collegiate standout at the University of Minnesota. A two-time All-American, Benjamin was ranked nationally before pursuing a career in WWE.

15

Beth Phoenix

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Beth Phoenix will be the first to tell you that she doesn’t fit the mold of the average WWE Diva. Beth is a powerful competitor with a physique focused more on strength and endurance inside the squared circle than striking poses at a photo shoot. Undeniably one of the strongest WWE Divas in history, Beth doesn’t shy away from challenges, especially when it comes to entering the Royal Rumble Match.

The Glamazon knew from age 12 that she wanted to be a WWE Diva. With her goals firmly set, the Buffalo, N.Y., native became an amateur wrestler before enrolling in wrestling school while attending college. Setting herself apart from other aspiring WWE Divas, Beth hit the weight room twice as hard to maintain a physical edge that would ultimately benefit her career.( WATCH)

14

Cody Rhodes

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Like many WWE Superstars, Cody Rhodes had a successful career as an amateur wrestler before entering sports-entertainment. Although he had aspirations to wrestle collegiately, Cody shifted course to follow in the footsteps of his father, WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.

The son of “The American Dream,” Cody set himself apart from his famously husky pop by achieving a chiseled physique in the weight room. It should be no surprise that the former Intercontinental Champion was once known as “Dashing” for his obsession with his looks. ( WATCH)

13

"Sailor" Art Thomas

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In the 1950s and 1960s, one of the most popular competitors inside the squared circle was “Sailor” Art Thomas. Standing at 6-feet-6, Thomas was a physically imposing Superstar and often challenged “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers for the NWA Championship. His impressive stature was complemented by incredible quickness, which at the time was rare for a competitor of his size.

Thomas was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and became a renowned bodybuilding enthusiast before embarking on a career in sports-entertainment. Often, he would appear from the crowd, wearing his Merchant Marine uniform and stand up to the less-than honorable tactics of some competitors. His size made him a feared Superstar to cross, and his physical conditioning led to a career lasting more than four decades.

12

Mr. McMahon

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Can you name another 67-year-old corporate titan that has graced the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine with a physique that men half his age strive for? Mr. McMahon’s physical conditioning is an inspiration for fitness enthusiasts of any age, and WWE’s Chairman has been known to demand nothing less than hard work and dedication in the weight room, just as he does from the boardroom.

After all, the head honcho has put his conditioning to good use, competing against the likes of Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan. With his training regimen before his battle with the “Hit Man” at WrestleMania XXVI as evidence, Mr. McMahon shows no signs of dropping the weights.( WATCH)

11

R-Truth

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R-Truth has one of the finer physiques among WWE’s current roster of Superstars. With a career spanning 15 years inside the squared circle, Truth has always remained in prime condition for competition. Despite originally focused on becoming a musician, the rapping Superstar began his sports-entertainment career in 1997 and understood the physical conditioning required for such a profession.

Perhaps R-Truth’s motivation remains high with Little Jimmy acting as a drill instructor during sessions in the weight room. Although, the bottom line is that Truth maintains his agility and endurance through peak physical conditioning.( WATCH)

10

Brock Lesnar

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From the moment he debuted in 2002 to the night after WrestleMania XXVIII when he returned to WWE, Brock Lesnar has proven to be a true genetic freak. The sheer size of the Minnesota native is enough to make anyone quiver in his boots, and his incredible power mixed with his unbridled intensity make him truly fearsome.

Lesnar has always put his genetic gifts to good use. As an amateur wrestler, he won the NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship in 2000 and is a two-time All-American. The Anomaly’s accolades continued when he became the youngest WWE Champion in history in 2002 at age 25. After his initial departure from WWE, Lesnar briefly played with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings before punching his way to the top of the MMA world.( WATCH)

9

Goldberg

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When Bill Goldberg made his WCW debut on Nitro in 1997, no one could have predicted that he would become an influential game-changer in the history of sports-entertainment. But no one could deny that the unknown competitor entered the ring looking like a beast.

The University of Georgia alum was a defensive tackle for the school’s football program before being drafted and embarking on an NFL career. Goldberg went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons before retiring from football and beginning his legendary wrestling career. His intensity and impressive strength were supported not only by his career choices, but also by the fact that each career required him to be in the best shape possible. ( WATCH)

8

Batista

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Batista earned the moniker “The Animal” for his relentless intensity inside the squared circle. The Washington native pursued a career in bodybuilding before trying his hand at sports-entertainment in WCW’s Power Plant. With his size, power and incredible physical attributes, it is still hard to figure out how Power Plant instructor Buddy Lee Parker did not see the potential in The Animal.

While he didn’t make a splash at the Power Plant, Batista continued to maintain his massive and chiseled frame while training to become a WWE Superstar. Initially debuting as a bodyguard for Reverend D-Von, Batista joined Evolution and became the powerhouse of the faction. Of course, The Animal could not be kept caged for long and used his incredible power to overcome his mentor, Triple H, and become a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion. ( WATCH)

7

Rocky Johnson

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The legendary father of The Rock, Rocky Johnson had one of the ring’s most impressive physiques during the 1970s. Before bodybuilding and muscular physiques were the norm in sports-entertainment, Johnson was one of first competitors to adopt the new standard in physical fitness.

Before embarking on a career in sports-entertainment, Johnson trained as a boxer and sparred with two all-time greats — Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Honing his endurance, agility and strength, The Great One’s father eventually made the move to professional wrestling. With his incredible strength, Johnson became a multi-time NWA champion and one half of the first African-American World Tag Team Champions alongside Tony Atlas. ( WATCH)

6

David Otunga

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WWE Superstar David Otunga may not be the first person you think of when considering Harvard Law–educated litigators. His chiseled, bodybuilder physique certainly won’t help him during a deposition, but it does gives him a physical edge over his competition inside the squared circle.

Although the former WWE Tag Team Champion often covers up his build with a conservative sweater vest and a bowtie, he isn’t shy about showing off his impressive characteristics. The Hollywood A-Lister makes sure the WWE Universe is well aware of his musculature whenever he makes his way into the squared circle.( WATCH)

5

Lex Luger

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Lex Luger’s moniker “The Total Package” stemmed from the fact that in the late 1980s, he was the finest physical specimen in NWA/WCW. Throughout his entire career, Luger remained at the pinnacle of human perfection. Obsessed with his physique, he was known as The Narcissist when he debuted in WWE.

The big man’s focus on his physical characteristics stemmed from a career in collegiate and professional football prior to sports-entertainment. The Chicago native played ball for the University of Miami before playing professionally in the Canadian Football League. Though he was injured when he was on the roster for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, Luger would play professional football in the USFL — a now-defunct competitor to the NFL.( WATCH)

4

The Rock

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When The Rock made his way to the ring for his “Once in a Lifetime” battle with John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII, he was in the best shape of his career. But even before facing Cena on The Grandest Stage of Them All, The Great One maintained a stunning physique, a trait no doubt engrained in him by his father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson.

As part of the famed Anoa’i family, The Rock has always prided himself on being conditioned to be the best inside the squared circle. Still, before he achieved the build of a WWE Champion and Hollywood action star, The Rock was a standout defensive tackle for the University of Miami football team. The People’s Champ was on the field when the Hurricanes won the 1991 National Championship.

3

Triple H

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Triple H has always strived to be the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. To do so, The Game has remained one of the most physically fit competitors in WWE. When his career was threatened by leg injuries in 2001, The Cerebral Assassin returned stronger and better than ever.

The Game’s focus on his physical conditioning can be traced to his teenage years. Following his high school graduation, Triple H began competing in bodybuilding competitions and was crowned as 1988’s Teenage Mr. New Hampshire. The Cerebral Assassin continued to improve his physical characteristics and even released a book entitled "Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body," which featured training advice. ( WATCH)

2

John Cena

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In terms of physical strength, there is no WWE Superstar more impressive than John Cena. The Cenation leader’s physique is also one of the most impressive in WWE history, a trait he began building years before entering WWE. Before becoming a WWE Superstar, Cena was an NCAA Division III All-American center for the Springfield College football team.

While attending Springfield, Cena pursued his passion for physical fitness by majoring in exercise physiology. After graduation, Cena continued his dedication toward physical perfection by pursuing a career as a bodybuilder. However, the Cenation leader shifted gears to become a WWE Superstar. Judging by his physical prowess and strength, though, he has never left the weight room.( WATCH)

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"Ravishing" Rick Rude

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“Ravishing” Rick Rude possessed the most chiseled physique in WWE history. Although his tactics inside the squared circle were often questionable and his arrogance unrivaled, Rude’s stature as the ring’s most impressive physical specimen was undeniable.

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The Ravishing One was disgusted by anyone who did not uphold the same standard of physical fitness as himself. When he wasn’t insulting the soft bodies in the audience, Rude made a major production out of dropping his robe and showing his eight-pack abs to thrilled female fans and thousands of jealous guys. Throughout his entire career, the former Intercontinental Champion kept himself at a level of conditioning that was simply ravishing.( WATCH)

FAQs

Who had the best physique in WWE? ›

John Cena. In terms of physical strength, there is no WWE Superstar more impressive than John Cena. The Cenation leader's physique is also one of the most impressive in WWE history, a trait he began building years before entering WWE.

Who has biggest chest in WWE? ›

Hulk Hogan

The former American professional wrestler, a 6-feet-7-inch tall, 12-time world champion boasts of a 58-inch chest and 24-inch biceps.

Who has biggest biceps in WWE? ›

Scott Steiner is the man who has the biggest biceps in WWE History at 26 Inches which is bigger than the faces of most people. He is a living legend of wrestling and this year he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame for his immense contribution to the spurt.

Who has the biggest body in WWE? ›

Hulk Hogan

Billed Weight: 303 lbs. People who know nothing about wrestling know a lot about Hulk Hogan. The most popular figure in sports entertainment history owes much of that notoriety to his physique—one of the all-time most massive.

Who is the most ripped wrestler? ›

10 Of The Most Jacked Wrestlers Of All Time: Where Are They Now?
  • 8 Mason Ryan.
  • 7 Brock Lesnar.
  • 6 Lex Luger.
  • 5 Hulk Hogan.
  • 4 Triple H.
  • 3 Chris Masters.
  • 2 John Cena.
  • 1 Tony Atlas.
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Who has the best hair in WWE? ›

#1 Ric Flair

He not only built an illustrious wrestling legacy, he did that by looking so good.

Who is the most popular female wrestler in WWE? ›

The 10 Best WWE Female Champions, According To Ranker
  1. 1 Becky Lynch. Becky Lynch is, without a doubt, the most popular female wrestler on the WWE roster currently.
  2. 2 Paige. ...
  3. 3 Lita. ...
  4. 4 Mickie James. ...
  5. 5 Trish Stratus. ...
  6. 6 Nikki Bella. ...
  7. 7 Beth Phoenix. ...
  8. 8 Michelle McCool. ...
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What is a wrestler body? ›

Compared to those who don't participate in wrestling, wrestlers possess a greater body mass and have a lower height-weight ratio, which means they fall into the mesomorph or endomorph body types.

Who has the biggest chest? ›

Annie Hawkins-Turner has the largest natural breasts in the world. Her bra size is 102 ZZZ.

Are 16 inch arms big? ›

Generally speaking, 16 inch arms are a respectable size. In fact, anything over 14.6 inches is above average for men. And over 13.4 inches is above average for women. However, you might want to be more than “above average”.

What are the biggest arms in the world? ›

The man who has the biggest arms in the world—a whopping 31 inches—is Egyptian bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail. He used to hold the Guinness world record for the world's largest biceps until suspicions arose that he'd used site enhancement oils (synthol) to artificially inflate the size of his arms.

Who is the ghost in WWE? ›

WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose reveals his true story about the ghost that visited him while on tour in England.

Did Roman Reigns gain muscle? ›

Roman Reigns has built up a lot of muscle over the month. He has focused on his arms, legs and back to define those muscles more.

What were competitive wrestlers not allowed to do? ›

Competitors are forbidden from applying any greasy or sticky substance to their bodies, and this includes perspiring when arriving on the mat. Each wrestler is also required to carry a handkerchief at all times.

How big is Bobby Lashley's arms? ›

Bobby Lashley Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki
Real NameRobert Franklin Lashley
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 46 inches - Waist: 32 inches - Biceps: 18 inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorN/A (Bald)
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Who is the owner of WWE right now? ›

On June 17, 2022, amidst an investigation by WWE's Board of Directors into reported "hush money" paid to a former employee by Vince McMahon following an affair, Mr. McMahon stepped down as chairman and CEO of WWE and was replaced by his daughter, Stephanie McMahon, as the interim chairwoman and CEO of WWE.

Who Has Longest hair in WWE? ›

#1 Roman Reigns (WWE SmackDown)

What is hair vs hair WWE? ›

Luchas de Apuestas (literally translated from Spanish to gambling fights) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome. The loser of the match then loses the item, being forced to take off the mask or be shaved bald.

Did Stone Cold have hair? ›

Steve Austin's appearance usually included a bald head. However, that wasn't the case always. For those who don't know, the Texas Rattlesnake wrestled with blonde hair in WCW and ECW before joining WWF. It wasn't until 1996 that he shaved his head.

What muscles are strong for wrestling? ›

Wrestlers use the following major muscle groups: The muscles of the shoulder girdle; the pectorals, the latissimus dorsi, the teres major, and the deltoids. The muscles of the upper legs and hips; the gluteals, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps.

Do wrestlers lift weights? ›

But weight training during the wrestling season is not about lifting heavy weights. Instead, the way young athletes are being trained by today's wrestling and strength coaches has evolved to focus more on body weight movements, core exercises and stretching.

Does wrestling make you stronger? ›

Increased Strength and Endurance

Wrestling is the perfect sport to see these improvements. Improve your strength through intense sessions and notice a change in the power and speed of your movements. On top of a stronger body, you'll also notice your cardiovascular endurance increase as you train.

What drugs do wrestlers use? ›

One drug in particular, which seems to be the most prevalent, is cocaine. This practice is not limited to wrestlers, but film, music, and other types of celebrities. Many Celebrities die in "Hollywood," yet this is seen as a romantic way to go.

Do wrestlers fight for real? ›

Also, while the events in wrestling are staged, the physicality is real. Like stunt performers, wrestlers execute feats of athleticism, fly, collide with each other and the floor — all while staying in character. Unlike stunt performers, wrestlers perform these staged contests in one take, before a live audience.

Who is the greatest female wrestler ever? ›

1. Manami Toyota. Moolah and Trish may be more well-known to U.S. fans, but Manami Toyota is the most talented female wrestler ever. She's compiled an astounding 10 five-star matches during career.

Who is the best wrestler of all time? ›

The Nature Boy is ranked among his peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. He had a career that spanned 40 years. Flair is recognized by the WWE as a 16-time world champion, although the number of his world title reigns varies and claim to be ranging from 16 to 25.

What is the best finishing move in WWE? ›

Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver

The Undertaker closes us out with the greatest move of all-time. It's the one that led him to multiple WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. The Tombstone Piledriver is the perfect move for the man from Death Valley.

Which body type is best for wrestling? ›

Endomorphs are best suited for strength and power sports such as powerlifting, strongman, and sumo wrestling. Their large size, short limbs, and easy ability to pack on muscle will give them an advantage in these types of activities.

Why are wrestlers so fit? ›

Typical build: Wrestlers are muscular, strong, agile and often physically large. Technique: Wrestlers are generally considered to be the most highly conditioned athletes in terms of muscular strength and physical endurance apart from the skilled knowledge of leverage and use of explosive power.

What is largest breast size? ›

The Guinness World Record for largest natural breast size is 48V. Annie Hawkins, also known as Norma Stitz, wears a U.S.-size 52I bra, but based on her measurements — she has an 109.22-centimeter (43-inch) bust and 177.8cm band measurement — she should be wearing a 48V.

Who had the best chest ever? ›

The man with the biggest chest size in terms of raw measurement was Lou Ferrigno, whose chest measured over 60 inches in circumference. In terms of pectoral muscle mass, however, Ronnie Coleman is your man. The eight-time Mr.

Is a 50 inch chest big? ›

Yes, a 50 inch chest is very big for an adult male—even for a man who can bench press a lot of weight. This is because a 50" chest is around 8-10 inches bigger than average, according to my anthropometric research.

Is a 40 inch chest good? ›

If your pecs are fairly lean and muscular (they don't need to be ripped), then I'd say that a 40" chest is definitely good. After all, the average guy with a 40 in chest is probably carrying excess body fat.

What's a good bicep size? ›

AVERAGE BICEPS SIZE MALE & FEMALE
AgeAverage Man's Biceps SizeAverage Woman's Biceps Size
20-2913.3 inches (33.8cm)12.4 inches (31.5cm)
30-3913.8 inches (35.1cm)12.9 inches (32.8cm)
40-4913.9 inches (35.3cm)12.9 inches (32.8cm)
50-5913.5 inches (34.3cm)12.9 inches (32.8cm)
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Can you get 20 inch arms naturally? ›

Yes, it's theoretically possible for a natural lifter to build 20 inch biceps if they're genetically blessed in at least one of the following areas. Building natural 20 in arms is possible if you're tall and have a substantial frame.

Who has the strongest biceps? ›

1. Sergio Oliva. Sergio was born in Cuba and smuggled himself into the USA. Known as “The Myth”, his arms measured at 20.5 inches.

Who has the biggest triceps? ›

Egyptian Body builder Moustafa Ismail lifts free weights during his daily workout at World Gym in Milford, Mass. Ismail has been given the title of world's biggest arms, biceps and triceps, by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Who is the biggest bodybuilder of all time? ›

Greg Kovacs is the biggest bodybuilder of all time.

Who is the most loved wrestler? ›

1. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Career: Stone Cold Steve Austin is arguably the most popular wrestler ever to lace up a pair of boots and his status as a first-ballot Hall of Famer is justified by his many World title reigns and his role in the eventual victory of the WWF in the Monday Night Wars.

Who is highest paid wrestler in WWE? ›

For that reason Lesnar is the highest paid WWE fighter on the planet. According to online sources, Brock Lesnar has a yearly wage of $15 million. To this day, Lesnar is the only man ever to hold world heavyweight championship belts in UFC, WWE and the NCAA.

Do wrestlers have a safe word? ›

A safeword, as used in sports, is a code word used by a player to avoid impending injury. In certain contact sports, such as rugby and professional wrestling, when a player feels an opposing player's actions will cause the player serious injury, the player may utter a safeword to tell the opponent to stop the actions.

Who is the scariest WWE? ›

These wrestlers did just that, and that's why we're still talking about them today.
  1. 1 Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Not all scary wrestlers in WWE look like monsters.
  2. 2 Luke Harper & Erick Rowan. via wwe.com. ...
  3. 3 Kamala. ...
  4. 4 The Wild Samoans. ...
  5. 5 Mankind. ...
  6. 6 Papa Shango. ...
  7. 7 Doink The Clown. ...
  8. 8 Kane. ...
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Is Jeff Hardy still married? ›

Together with his brother Matt Hardy, the tag team The Hardy Boyz are widely regarded as one of the greatest tag teams in professional wrestling history.
...
Jeff Hardy
Hardy in July 2019
BornJeffrey Nero Hardy August 31, 1977 Cameron, North Carolina, United States
SpouseBeth Britt ​ ( m. 2011)​
Children2
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Who is taller Kane or Undertaker? ›

Kane – 7ft

The former WWE Champion is a couple of inches taller than his storyline brother, The Undertaker, earning him the spot as the ninth tallest person to ever wrestle for WWE.

What type of body do world class wrestlers have? ›

Compared to those who don't participate in wrestling, wrestlers possess a greater body mass and have a lower height-weight ratio, which means they fall into the mesomorph or endomorph body types.

What were competitive wrestlers not allowed to do? ›

Competitors are forbidden from applying any greasy or sticky substance to their bodies, and this includes perspiring when arriving on the mat. Each wrestler is also required to carry a handkerchief at all times.

What drugs do wrestlers use? ›

One drug in particular, which seems to be the most prevalent, is cocaine. This practice is not limited to wrestlers, but film, music, and other types of celebrities. Many Celebrities die in "Hollywood," yet this is seen as a romantic way to go.

Do wrestlers fight for real? ›

Also, while the events in wrestling are staged, the physicality is real. Like stunt performers, wrestlers execute feats of athleticism, fly, collide with each other and the floor — all while staying in character. Unlike stunt performers, wrestlers perform these staged contests in one take, before a live audience.

What muscles are strong for wrestling? ›

Wrestlers use the following major muscle groups: The muscles of the shoulder girdle; the pectorals, the latissimus dorsi, the teres major, and the deltoids. The muscles of the upper legs and hips; the gluteals, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps.

Do wrestlers lift weights? ›

But weight training during the wrestling season is not about lifting heavy weights. Instead, the way young athletes are being trained by today's wrestling and strength coaches has evolved to focus more on body weight movements, core exercises and stretching.

Does wrestling make you stronger? ›

Increased Strength and Endurance

Wrestling is the perfect sport to see these improvements. Improve your strength through intense sessions and notice a change in the power and speed of your movements. On top of a stronger body, you'll also notice your cardiovascular endurance increase as you train.

What is the hardest weight class in wrestling? ›

The Hardest wrestling weight class is... - YouTube

Why do wrestlers have thick necks? ›

Wrestlers have thick necks because strong and muscular necks come in handy during bridging when their back is stuck or when they're finishing takedowns. They are also very crucial in preventing injuries. It relieves them the stress of having to deal with neck pains during the season.

Which was the toughest event in the wrestling? ›

Therefore, the pankration was the most dangerous and toughest of all events, since victory was pursued at all costs, regardless of the dangers for one's life or the opponent's. There were two types of pankration: - Ground pankration, in which the contest continued after the opponents had fallen to the ground.

What are the 5 main rules of wrestling? ›

These rules are known as: takedown, escape, reversal, and near fall. Wrestlers must follow the guidelines of these moves in order to win a match, unable to follow these rules would result in a loss. Wrestlers must also follow penalty rules in order to avoid the opponent being rewarded more points.

Why can't wrestlers have facial hair? ›

Over time, this repeated chafing can lead to rashes and skin irritation. This is why wrestlers tend to view shaving and the proper maintenance of the body, head, and facial hair as a sign of mutual respect.

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