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WWE : Top 10 wealthiest professional wrestlers of all-time
Fansided ^ | JAN 14TH, 2014 | JACK JORGENSEN

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT by expat1000

No matter what your views of the professional wrestling industry may be, one point that cannot be argued is that if you are good enough at it, you will make quite the nice living for yourself.

Now that doesn’t just mean inside the ring. No. With your growing popularity in the ring comes other opportunities outside of it, especially on the Hollywood scene.

So, have you ever wondered who the wealthiest professional wrestlers of all time are?

If you have, then lucky for you that TheRichest.com has compiled the list of the Top 10 wealthiest men that have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle on a full-time basis at one time or another.

(Excerpt) Read more at fansided.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: prowrestling; wwe
Who do you think is worth more, Steve Austin or Shawn Michaels?
1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

HBK!!!!!!


2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: chae

Some of the Japanese Sumo wrestlers did pretty well, during their careers and after retiring. They certainly had a knack for marrying beautiful women... and dying young.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:43:41 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: expat1000

I heard Hogan’s ex really cleaned him out during their divorce.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:46:37 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeTeen

>> I heard Hogan’s ex really cleaned him out during their divorce.

Yeah, he’s not even on the list.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: CounterCounterCulture

ping


6 posted on 04/13/2014 7:50:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: expat1000

Mic Foley still my all time favorite.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 7:54:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: expat1000

I remember back in the 50s and early 60s My Father and I would go watch wrestling every week at the old Chautauqua hall in DeFuniak Springs.

He could not get anyone else to go with him. The girls didn’t care anything about it and my brothers knew it was fake. I was too young to care and Daddy just liked to watch it.

Some of the stars back then were Mario Galento, his brother Spider Galento, The medics, Joe Scarpa, Dick Dunn, and a whole bunch of others I have forgotten.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: expat1000
Now if you’re somehow wondering why the names of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan aren’t on this list, please remember that as great as those two were at their craft, they’re not exactly the poster children for how to use your money wisely.

Well, if I've heard correctly, Hulk Hogan's ex-wife has most of the money he ever made in a long career wearing out his body, and also gained a large percentage of his businesses. That's not really a "use", more of a legally sanctioned taking. It's a pity that people must consider marriage these days with the same sort of caution that mating scorpions must exercise, but given the financial consequences - at least the scorpions get it over with quickly and don't bring lawyers into it.
9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:57:14 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: expat1000

Who the hell cares?


10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:57:31 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: expat1000
So, have you ever wondered who the wealthiest professional wrestlers of all time are?

No. :-)

11 posted on 04/13/2014 8:05:20 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: expat1000

Bruno has a net worth of 4 million however considering he earned much of that in the ‘60’s he should probably be on the list. The Living Legend.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 8:05:26 PM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: yarddog
Good evening.

The girls didn’t care anything about it and my brothers knew it was fake.

I know/knew some of the prominent wrestlers in the various entertainment companies (many live in this area). Not "fake," so to speak, but choreographed. They had to practice the "script," or they could get hurt, badly. And they did. For all the money and endorsments, it was not easy to perform every night. Plus it seems, their life expectancy is short.

Just another point of view.

5.56mm

13 posted on 04/13/2014 8:07:28 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Rebelbase
Mic Foley still my all time favorite.

Yeah, me too. What a terrific actor - all those incarnations he went through, from Cactus Jack to Mankind to the Commish. Plus did or does standup comedy, wrote some books, one of which was on the top of the NYT non-fiction best sellers list.

He was part of that famous "Hell in the Cell" match when the cage broke resulting in multiple serious injuries, including him dislocating a shoulder. In spite of that and also being concussed, he climbed back up the cage again. Then later gave the crowd that insane smile of his only this time with a tooth hanging loose from his dislocated jaw and a hole in his lip. Tough dude...

14 posted on 04/13/2014 8:11:28 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: M Kehoe

Some of them were surprisingly nimble and athletic tho as you put it, choreographed. I guess that is what I would call fake tho.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
I guess that is what I would call fake tho.

Understood.

5.56mm

16 posted on 04/13/2014 8:14:57 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: expat1000

Where’s Ted DiBiase??


17 posted on 04/13/2014 8:18:37 PM PDT by struggle
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To: expat1000

Don’t forget Dude Love!


18 posted on 04/13/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: expat1000

Wrestling’s fake...so’s ballet. I know the end to “Swan Lake” EVERY TIME. Still doesn’t stop people from watching it.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 8:37:47 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Wrestling is fake since they are trying to make you think they are actually fighting but in reality as someone else said, “It is choreographed”.

A magicians show is fake in that you know what he is doing is not what is actually but at least he will concede that he is fooling you.

A ballet is not fake as they are doing exactly what they claim to be doing.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 8:49:53 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Rebelbase

The Crusher!


21 posted on 04/13/2014 8:56:29 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: yarddog

Leo & Gino Garibaldi, Wild Red Berry, Lou Thess (sic), Gorgeous George, Baron Michel Leone, and Jesse Ventura (ha ha). Just wanted to prove that you don’t forget everthing as you age. I used to sit on the sofa with Grandma and Grandpa and cheer for the good guys. Those were the good old days !!!!!!!!, Karen


22 posted on 04/13/2014 9:05:51 PM PDT by Dagny Taggart
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To: expat1000
What about Gorgeous George?

(That's the only wrestler's name I know, LOL).

Leni

23 posted on 04/13/2014 9:07:18 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral, not material)
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To: Dagny Taggart

My best friend’s Mother was watching a wrestling match on TV.
One of the wrestlers was about as bad as he could act. Suddenly she grabbed a broom and headed for the TV set. My friend’s Daddy was able to disarm her before she broke the TV.


24 posted on 04/13/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Dagny Taggart

George “The Animal” Steele, Andre the Giant and “Classy” Freddie Blassie


25 posted on 04/13/2014 9:50:51 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: chae

“HBK!!!!!!”

Net worth today - not even close to Steve Austin!. Don’t forget Austin made some movies and was on a TV reality series ages ago.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 10:01:07 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Rebelbase
That is not snot, it's a tooth.

"You can't fake gravity" : The Big Show


27 posted on 04/13/2014 10:10:36 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Rebelbase
Don’t forget Dude Love!

But I did - too many characters to remember! What's amazing is how different they were from each other.

28 posted on 04/13/2014 10:13:11 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: yarddog; M Kehoe
I remember an interview many years ago on a 60 minutes type show. I'm pretty sure it was John Stossel who was interviewing a wrestler and asked him flat out an=bout matches being faked. The guy knocked him flat on his ass, looked down at him and asked, "Does that feel fake?"
29 posted on 04/13/2014 10:27:01 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0q44ALM7jo#t=38


30 posted on 04/13/2014 10:30:47 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000; Baynative

Better angle and more content.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrX9Ca7LSyQ


31 posted on 04/13/2014 10:34:07 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Baynative

I saw that too and the wrestler should have been thrown in jail for a very long time. It was a simple assault. No question the wrestler was large and powerful and capable of inflicting damage on the little guy.

Of course it is fake. The wrestler was also a jackass.


32 posted on 04/14/2014 1:54:10 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: expat1000

Killer Kowalski

You have to be pretty old to remember him. My Babcia loved watching him in the 50’s on that new fangled thing called tv.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 5:09:53 AM PDT by heylady (we were brought up to believe that there were things more important,duty and personal responsibility)
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To: expat1000; All

Verne Gagne, Red Bastien, Billy “Red” Lyons, The Crusher, Dick the Bruiser, “Mad Dog” and “The Butcher” Vachon, Pepper Gomez, “Haystack” Calhoun, and the imitable announcer and pitchman, Marty O’Neill
Ah, those were the days!


34 posted on 04/14/2014 7:10:06 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: SgtHooper

35 posted on 04/14/2014 9:33:47 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: expat1000

“The American Dream”, Dusty Rhoades


36 posted on 04/14/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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