Skip to comments.WWE : Top 10 wealthiest professional wrestlers of all-time
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 doesnt 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.
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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.
I heard Hogan’s ex really cleaned him out during their divorce.
>> I heard Hogans ex really cleaned him out during their divorce.
Yeah, he’s not even on the list.
Mic Foley still my all time favorite.
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.
Who the hell cares?
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.
The girls didnt 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.
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...
Some of them were surprisingly nimble and athletic tho as you put it, choreographed. I guess that is what I would call fake tho.
Where’s Ted DiBiase??
Don’t forget Dude Love!
Wrestling’s fake...so’s ballet. I know the end to “Swan Lake” EVERY TIME. Still doesn’t stop people from watching it.
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.
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
(That's the only wrestler's name I know, LOL).
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.
George “The Animal” Steele, Andre the Giant and “Classy” Freddie Blassie
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.
"You can't fake gravity" : The Big Show
But I did - too many characters to remember! What's amazing is how different they were from each other.
Better angle and more content.
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.
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.
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!
“The American Dream”, Dusty Rhoades
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