5 WWE Superstars who have retired over a decade ago but are still in great shape
Although they hung up their boots more than a decade ago, a few former WWE Superstars are still in great shape.
Many ex-wrestlers have struggled to maintain their physical shape following retirement. Some of them stopped training after their wrestling days were over. They gained weight due to breaking their routine that lasted for many years.
Nonetheless, other former WWE Superstars have successfully maintained their muscular in-shape bodies despite their retirement from in-ring competition. While a few have turned to fitness gurus after saying goodbye to the wrestling world, others have just kept exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Today, some former WWE Superstars are in even better shape than when they were still wrestling. A few have also become fitness trainers and movie stars.
Here are five WWE Superstars who retired over a decade ago but are still in great shape.
#5. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is arguably the greatest WWE female superstar of all time. The seven-time WWE Women's Champion is considered a role model for many of today's superstars. She is also a role model for many outside of WWE.
Stratus was a fitness model before debuting in WWE in 2000. The 45-year-old spent six years in the company. In 2006, she retired after defeating long-time rival and real-life best friend Lita at Unforgiven to capture the Women's Championship.
Following her retirement, The Diva of the Decade launched her own yoga studio. She has also been on the cover of several fitness magazines and released fitness and yoga DVDs.
Although 15 years have passed since her retirement, Stratus is in great shape. The mother of two kids regularly posts training routines on her Instagram and showcases her in-shape body.
Stratus has made several WWE appearances since 2006. She also competed in a few matches. Her last bout came in 2019 when she lost to Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam.
#4. Former WWE Superstar Kristal Marshall
Before joining WWE, Kristal Marshall was a model. She competed in the 2004 Miss California pageant a year before entering the pro wrestling world.
Marshall competed in the 2005 Diva Search competition. Although she finished fourth, the 37-year-old signed a contract with WWE. Marshall spent less than two years in WWE before leaving in September 2007.
After a two-year hiatus, Marshall joined her then-boyfriend Bobby Lashley in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2009. However, she spent just a few months in TNA before leaving in January 2010.
The former Diva Search contestant wrestled her last match in December 2009, in which she teamed up with Lashley to face Awesome Kong and Scott Steiner. Her team lost the bout.
Despite being away from the ring for nearly 12 years, Marshall is in great shape. She regularly showcases her fit body on Instagram. She also occasionally posts her workout videos.
Marshall has become an actress in the past few years. She appeared in the movie Blood Circus in 2017. The 37-year-old is now working on two other movies.
#3. WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson
WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson began her wrestling career at WCW in 1999. Two years later, she joined WWE. Although she never won a championship in WWE, Wilson was one of the most popular divas in the women's division.
Wilson initially hung up her boots in 2008 to look out for other opportunities. Following her retirement, she became a web-based fitness trainer and blogger. The 46-year-old launched a fitness blog providing workout videos and fitness tips. She also released Fittensity; an on-demand fitness program.
Wilson is currently in better shape than she was in her wrestling days despite retiring 13 years ago. She showcases her shredded body on Instagram and regularly posts her workout routines.
Torrie Wilson has made a few WWE appearances in the past few years. She competed in two Royal Rumble matches in 2018 and 2021. She also participated in the Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal match at WrestleMania 25, and the 20-woman Battle Royal at Evolution in 2018.
In 2019, Wilson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by her friend and former colleague Stacy Keibler.
#2. WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest superstars in WWE history. He is a Triple Crown Champion, and a WWE Hall of Famer.
The Texas Rattlesnake began his wrestling career in the late 80s. In the early 90s, he spent a few years wrestling in WCW. He then had a short stint in ECW before joining WWE in 1995.
Austin spent eight years wrestling on WWE before retiring from in-ring competition in 2003. Since his retirement, the 56-year-old continued to take care of his body. He remains in good physical shape despite not wrestling for 18 years.
Following his retirement, Stone Cold Steve Austin became an actor. He starred in movies like The Condemned, Chain of Command, and The Package. Austin's acting career could be one of the reasons he stays in good shape.
The former WWE Champion has made several sporadic WWE appearances over the years. His last appearance came on the March 16, 2020, episode of RAW.
#1. Former WWE Superstar Michelle McCool
Like Kristal Marshall, Michelle McCool was also a WWE Diva Search contestant. The 41-year-old participated in the 2004 edition and finished in seventh place. Despite losing the competition, WWE signed McCool.
McCool spent seven years wrestling in WWE, winning the Women's Championship and the Divas Title. In May 2011, she hung up her boots following her loss to former LayCool partner, Layla, at Extreme Rules.
Despite retiring more than a decade ago, the former Women's Champion is still in great physical shape.
McCool describes herself on Instagram as a lover of sports. She continues to train regularly and leads a healthy lifestyle. The former Divas Champion occasionally posts some of her workouts on her Instagram account.
McCool has made a few appearances in WWE since her retirement. She participated in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match in 2018. She also competed in the 20-woman Battle Royal at Evolution pay-per-view.
The 41-year-old has attended a few WWE shows in the past few years to support her husband, The Undertaker.