10 former WWE Superstars who are 50+ years old but still in great shape

WWE Hall of Famers Alundra Blayze and Booker T
WWE Hall of Famers Alundra Blayze and Booker T

Despite being over 50 years old, several former WWE Superstars are still in great shape.

It's harder to lose fat, build muscles, and maintain an athletic body as one gets older. One of the primary reasons is a slowing metabolism. People also start to lose lean body mass, like muscle and bone density, as they get older.

For former wrestlers, who've had muscular bodies during their active years, it becomes a challenge to stay in shape as they get older. They probably need to work even harder than they did when they were younger.

While some former WWE Superstars have struggled to maintain their athletic bodies since turning 50, others have successfully done so.

Here are ten former WWE Superstars who are 50+ years old but are still in great shape.

#10. Former WWE Superstar Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock joined WWE in 1997 after wrestling for many different promotions. Before becoming a pro-wrestler, Shamrock was a mixed martial artist. Two years after joining WWE, he decided to leave to resume his MMA career.

While being an MMA fighter, the 57-year-old also wrestled in different promotions in the years following his WWE departure, including NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling.

Despite being 57, the former WWE Intercontinental Champion is in phenomenal shape. He occasionally shows off his ripped body on his Instagram account.

Shamrock hasn't wrestled for several months. Last January, he teamed up with Chris Bey, Moose, and Sami Callihan to face Rich Swann, Tommy Dreamer, Trey Miguel, and Willie Mack. Shamrock's team lost, and he hasn't competed since.

#9. WWE Hall of Famer Jacqueline

WWE Hall of Famer Jacqueline is a legend in the wrestling industry. She kicked off her wrestling career in late 1980s. The 57-year-old wrestler in several promotions throughout her career, including WCW, WWE, and TNA (IMPACT Wrestling).

After a short stint at WCW, Jacqueline joined WWE in 1998. She went on to become one of the best female competitors in the company. The 57-year-old won the Women's Championship twice and captured the Cruiserweight title once before leaving in 2004.

Following her WWE departure, Jacqueline wrestled in TNA for several years. The 57-year-old competed last nearly eight years ago when she lost a hardcore match against O.D.B. at TNA One Night Only – Hardcore Justice 2.

The former WWE Women's Champion is still in great shape despite seemingly retiring quietly several years ago. She has made a few appearances on WWE TV in the past few years. Jacqueline entered the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016. The 57-year-old also competed in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match in 2018.

#8. WWE Hall of Famer Booker T

Despite being 56 years old, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T is in great shape. The former King of the Ring kicked off his wrestling career in 1989 before joining WCW in 1993. In WCW, Booker T became a top star and won multiple championships.

After WWE purchased WCW, Booker T moved to Vince McMahon's company. There, the 56-year-old became a Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion. Booker left WWE in 2007 and spent a few years wrestling in TNA and other promotions. He then returned to WWE in 2011.

In 2012, Booker T decided to hang up his boots. In his last televised match, he teamed up with Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Santino Marella, The Great Khali, and Zack Ryder to face David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and The Miz at WrestleMania XXVIII. The WWE Hall of Famer's team lost the match.

Since his retirement, the former World Heavyweight Champion has played several roles in WWE, including becoming a color commentator and pre-show panelist.

Booker T now owns a wrestling promotion called Reality of Wrestling. In 2020, the 56-year-old competed in a tag team match during a Reality of Wrestling event.

#7. Former WWE Superstar Sharmell

Like her husband Booker T, former WWE Superstar Sharmell is in great shape despite turning 50. The 1991 Miss Black America joined WCW in 1999 to become a Nitro girl. She spent nearly two years in WCW before joining WWE in 2001.

Sharmell's first WWE run lasted only a few months. She suffered an injury that forced her to stay away from in-ring competition. The 50-year-old then became a backstage interviewer for a short period before retiring from pro wrestling.

A few years later, she returned to WWE to become her Booker T's valet. During her second WWE run, Sharmell competed in three matches alongside her husband.

In 2007, Sharmell and Booker T left WWE and joined TNA. There, she competed in a few matches before hanging up her boots in 2009.

Despite being away from the ring for 12 years, the 57-year-old has been taking good care of her body. She regularly posts photos of herself on her Instagram account, in which she looks in phenomenal shape.

#6. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan kicked off his wrestling career in late 1970s. Throughout his long career, he had several WWE runs. Hogan also wrestled for several other promotions, including WCW and TNA, before retiring in 2012.

The WWE Hall of Famer has had a few back surgeries in the past few years. However, Hogan has made it clear that he wants to have one more match in WWE. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times two years ago, he revealed that he expressed his desire to Vince McMahon.

"I talked to Vince, and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA [Total Nonstop Action Wrestling]. If I can get fixed, I pray I can have one more match. I told Vince, 'When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in the best shape of my life and we’re going to talk about me having one last retirement match," he said.

Hogan is indeed in great shape today despite being 68 years old. It remains to be seen if he will ever get his desired retirement match.

#5. WWE Hall of Famer Ivory

Ivory is one of the best female superstars to ever compete in a WWE ring. She's a three-time WWE Women's Champion and a Hall of Famer. Although she retired several years ago, she's in great physical shape.

The former Women's Champion was born in 1961 and is now 59 years old. She kicked off her career 35 years ago, before joining WWE in 1999. The former Women's Champion spent six years in the company. She then left in 2005.

After spending nearly a year on the independent circuit, Ivory quietly walked away from pro-wrestling. In the following years, she made a few sporadic appearances at wrestling events.

In 2018, the three-time Women's Champion was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. That same year, she participated in the 20-woman Battle Royal match at the Evolution all-women's pay-per-view.

#4. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will turn 53 in less than three months. Nonetheless, he's still in great shape.

Angle retired from in-ring competition in April 2019. In his retirement match, he lost to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35. Before that, Angle enjoyed a long and successful career.

The 52-year-old kicked off his wrestling career in the mid-1990s. He joined WWE in 1998 and spent eight years in the company before leaving in 2006. During his time in WWE, he became a Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion.

Following his WWE departure, Angle wrestled for different promotions, including TNA and NJPW. The TNA Hall of Famer then returned to WWE in 2017. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and became Raw General Manager. He also competed in several matches before hanging up his boots.

Kurt Angle has been taking care of his body since his retirement. He regularly trains and posts a few photos from the gym on his Instagram account.

#3. WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze

Before joining WWE in 1993, Alundra Blayze competed in a few matches in WCW. Blayze's WWE run lasted only two years, during which she won the WWE Women's Championship three times. In 1995, WWE stripped Blayze of her title and released her.

The former WWE Women's Champion then returned to WCW. The most famous moment in her wrestling career came when she showed up on Nitro with the WWE Women's Championship belt and threw it in a trash can. Blayze spent several years in WCW before hanging up her boots in 2001.

Blayze returned to WWE 20 years after her departure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. Three years later, she competed in the 20-woman Battle Royal at WWE Evolution in 2018. The former Women's Champion also won the 24/7 title during her appearance on the RAW Reunion episode in 2019. She then sold it to Ted DiBiase.

Alundra Blayze is now 57 years old. Although she officially retired two decades ago, Blayze is still in great physical shape.

#2. WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin joined WWE in 1995 after wrestling for a few years in WCW and ECW. The Texas Rattlesnake spent eight years in WWE before hanging up his boots in 2003. During his time in WWE, Austin won many championships. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

Although he hasn't competed in 18 long years, the 56-year-old is still in great physical shape. Austin regularly trains in the gym. He occasionally posts photos of himself during his training sessions on his Instagram account.

Following his retirement, Austin became an actor. He starred in movies like The Condemned, Chain of Command, and The Package.

The 56-year-old also made several sporadic appearances on WWE television in the past few years. His last appearance came on the March 16, 2020, episode of Monday Night RAW.

#1. Former WWE Superstar Al Snow

Al Snow kicked off his wrestling career in early 1980s. He wrestled in a few promotions before joining WWE in 1995. Snow spent two years in Vince McMahon's company. He then left in 1997 to join ECW.

After a very short stint in ECW, Al Snow returned to WWE in 1998. His second WWE run lasted a decade. During that time, he won several championships, including the European Title and the Tag Team Titles.

Following his WWE departure, Al Snow wrestled on the independent circuit. He also joined IMPACT Wrestling. Although he hasn't officially announced his retirement, the former WWE Superstar has not competed for nearly two years.

The former WWE European Champion is now 58 years old. Nonetheless, he seems to be in the best shape of his life. Al Snow currently has a muscular body that he likes to show off on his Instagram account.

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