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10 WWE Superstars who came from poor backgrounds

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 05:37 IST

Rags to rich story are not only a hit on Hollywood screens, it is mighty impressive in real life as well. And when you come in from a poor background and make it big in a business like the wrestling industry, then the amount of respect in the whole scenario reaches that extra high level.

Although there are a lot of hurdles in every profession out there, wrestling business really delivers a lot of big ones which are hard to overcome. This is why the rags to riches story of professional wrestlers are more inspiring than most of its counterparts out there. A lot of the current superstars, as well as a handful of WWE Alumni, made it to the top from a poor background and here is a look at some of them.

Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose

If you thought you cannot find any more reasons to love Dean Ambrose, think again. The Lunatic Fringe was brought up in Cincinnati and spent most of his childhood in public housing. He saw wrestling as an escape from the rough childhood he had and dreamt of becoming like his idols.

After starting his wrestling training, Ambrose dropped out of high school because wrestling was what he wanted to do. Ambrose would then go on to sell popcorns and set up rings to earn a living until he got a regular gig in the independent scene. Most of his personal life is still a mystery and if WWE decides to make a DVD on that, it is sure to end up being a big hit.

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Published 25 May 2015, 11:57 IST
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