10 WWE Superstars that were once homeless
Nobody said that becoming a WWE Superstar was easy. It takes years of hard work and dedication to have a successful career in the pro wrestling industry.
It also requires a lot of sacrifice that can lead to hard times outside of the squared circle. Spending time away from family and not making a lot of money in the early days has led to many wrestlers giving up almost everything that they have in order to make it in the industry.
This has resulted in many Superstars ending up homeless for a period of their life and it happens more often than you might think. So with that being said, here are 10 examples of WWE Superstars who were once homeless.
#1 TJ Perkins
The most recently publicised example of a WWE Superstar’s brush with homelessness came during last summer’s Cruiserweight Classic, from the tournament’s eventual winner TJ Perkins.
Perkins talked about his past struggles throughout the competition and during his victory speech after defeating Gran Metalik in the final. He spoke in more detail regarding his brief spell of being homeless in an interview with wwe.com after the CWC.
“Things were going great for me right away. I was doing big things – New Japan, CMLL, I was on pay-per-view and TV here in the States. I didn’t want to stop there, so I tried to really pursue my dream of performing in WWE full-time. I moved to Florida to try and get to FCW. It was just one of those times where it didn’t pan out. I gave it my all, but I probably picked the worst time to do it, in the middle of the recession. I had no education and it didn’t work out. Before I knew it, I was struggling and I was homeless. My parents also went bankrupt back in Los Angeles, and they were relying on me.”