5 current WWE Superstars above 40 who are in their physical prime

Finn Balor (left) and WWE Hall of Famer Edge (right)
Finn Balor (left) and WWE Hall of Famer Edge (right)

Although they are now over 40 years old, a few current WWE Superstars are still in their physical prime.

As one turns 40, it becomes harder to stay in shape. According to Fit & Well, metabolism slows down by nearly 5% every decade. Also, the body loses 3-8% of its muscle mass every decade after turning 30. Hence, staying in shape after turning 40 requires more hard work and dedication than before.

In the past few years, several WWE Superstars have proven their ability to stay in their best shape despite entering the fifth decade of their lives. In a previous article, we took a look at the current female WWE Superstars over the age of 40 who are still in their physical prime. A few 40-year-old+ male wrestlers are also still in their best physical condition and can compete on the highest levels. Some of them are even currently champions.

Here are five current WWE Superstars over 40 who are still in their physical prime.

#5. WWE Superstar Finn Balor

Finn Balor is one of the fittest WWE Superstars today. Although he joined WWE in 2014, the Irish wrestler maintained his physical shape over the years.

In an interview with GQ in 2019, the former Universal Champion revealed his secret to having an impressive physique.

"I find that my diet really is the key. Training is more like my form of meditation or prayer. You can let the training slip for a couple of days, and miss a couple days at the gym here and there, but if the diet slips, that is where I start to lose control," he said.

Last July, Balor turned 40. Nonetheless, he is still one of the top talents in WWE. He held the NXT Championship for nearly seven months before losing it to Karrion Kross last April.

Last July, Balor returned to the main roster joining SmackDown. The former NXT Champion then challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal Title but lost.

In the 2021 WWE Draft, The Prince moved from SmackDown to RAW. He recently defeated Austin Theory on the December 20 episode of the red brand.

#4. WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley

Despite being 45 years old, Bobby Lashley arguably has the most impressive physique in WWE today. He is probably in better shape now than during his first WWE run over a decade ago.

In an interview with Muscle and Fitness Magazine, the former WWE Champion disclosed that he is still a maniac in the gym. Nonetheless, he now gives more attention to recovery.

"One thing that has changed is my focus on recovery. I make sure that my body is optimum. I actually had a massage today; I saw my chiropractor. For somebody like myself, who is maybe a little bit of an older athlete, it is important to pay attention to recovery. I maybe work out harder than ever, but I increase the recovery… but I’m still a maniac in the gym,” he said.

Lashley is currently active on Monday Night RAW. Despite being one of the oldest wrestlers on the red brand, he is still one of the top ones. The Almighty captured his first WWE Title last March after defeating The Miz on RAW. He held the championship for six months before losing it to Big E in September.

Lashley recently competed against Kevin Owens, Big E, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at Day 1. Nonetheless, he failed to capture the title as Lesnar walked out victorious.

#9. WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton

Randy Orton joined WWE in 2001 when he was about 20 years old. Today, the 41-year-old is still one of the top WWE Superstars on the current roster.

Despite being in the fifth decade of his life, The Viper has not lost a step inside the ring. He is also still in impressive physical condition. Hence, the current RAW Tag Team Champion plans to continue wrestling for many more years.

"At 41, I can honestly say if I’m on a contract where I’m able to still wrestle a handful of years in my late 40s, possibly as I’m a 50 year old man, I would love to do it. My big thing and my wife Kim has promised me, that if she looks at me and she thinks I’m becoming a parody of myself or if I’m unable to do the things that the fans need to be able to physically see me do in order to believe that an RKO still has as much sting as it once did. If I can’t do all of those things, she’s promised me that she’s going to let me know that it’s time to hang up the boots," he said on The Kurt Angle Show.

Orton is currently active on RAW as part of RK-Bro, alongside Riddle. Last August, the two wrestlers captured the RAW Tag Team Championships after defeating AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam. They recently defended their titles against The Street Profits at the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.

#7. WWE Hall of Famer Edge

Edge returned to WWE in 2020 after nine years of retirement. Despite being away from the ring for nearly a decade, The Rated R Superstar has been in great physical shape since his comeback.

In April 2021, Edge revealed to Men's Health the secret behind having such an incredible physique at his age.

"I've been asked, actually quite a bit, since I've come back to WWE what exactly I've done in terms of my diet to try to get in the shape that I've got in at this age. You know, I did something that I didn't necessarily do before. I've watched my diet but I've also not watched my diet. Now, we've really got it dialed in because one of the most important things that I think you need to understand is you can't outtrain a bad diet. So, no matter how hard you train, if your diet is not dialed in, you are not gonna see the results that you want. But that does not mean that because you are on a diet it's not a bad word. It doesn't mean that you can't enjoy your food and things like that. So, I use a meal prep company," he said.

The former WWE Champion has had several great matches since returning to Vince McMahon's company. WWE recently ranked his bout against Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel as the best match in 2021.

The Rated R superstar has recently been feuding with The Miz. Last Saturday, he defeated him at Day 1.

1. WWE Superstar The Miz

The Miz joined WWE over a decade and a half ago. Nevertheless, he has never been in better shape than he is today.

The former WWE Champion went through an unbelievable physical transformation in 2021. The Miz followed an intensive training regime and a dairy, gluten, and soy-free diet, which helped him lose 14 pounds in four months.

The 41-year-old posted before and after pictures on his Instagram account. In the caption, he told the story behind his amazing transformation. He disclosed that he did not only want to get ripped but also to get healthier. The Miz also explained that he wanted to stay in peak physical condition to continue performing in the ring for many more years.

"I’ve never been a guy who enjoyed the gym. I hate getting started, but once I’m in there, I’m locked in and when I’m done Im always glad I did it. @mattblank923 pushed me in the gym on days when I didn’t feel up to it, mainly leg day (honestly who likes leg day). I’m doing my best to make sure I can continue to do my job at the highest level for many years to come. This routine for 3 months has now turned into a habit I want to keep," he added.

The former WWE Champion is currently one of the top superstars on Monday Night RAW. He recently returned to in-ring action after a few months of absence, during which he competed on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars.

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