Many aspiring wrestlers are aware that the shelf life of a WWE Superstar isn't a lengthy one. Several stars like Triple H, Ric Flair, and The Undertaker have been able to make a lengthy career out of the business, but this is rare. Which means that aspiring Superstars have to come into the company with a backup plan.
Over the years, hundreds of thousands of WWE stars have made it to the main roster and have since left the company and moved on to new career paths.
Whilst there are many opportunities outside of WWE at present with all of the Indy Promotions, as well as Impact and All Elite Wrestling, many stars choose to walk away from the company when they feel the time is right.
Bills still need to be paid, which means that at present there are many stars who were once global sensations that have moved on to regular jobs.
#5. Snitsky - Store Owner
Gene Snitsky was seen as a complete beast during his time in WWE, but he was put into some controversial storylines during his time on Monday Night RAW. After five years with WWE, and after failing to lift a single Championship, Snitsky requested his WWE release back in 2008.
He has since starred in several movies including 100 Acres of Hell which he also wrote and produced.
The star was part of a Where Are They Now feature on the WWE Network back in April, where he was able to reveal that he has got involved in running a military surplus store with a friend of his.
It's something that Snitsky stated was close to his heart after going out to Afghanistan with Tribute to the Troops and seeing the sacrifices that The United States Military make for his freedom.
#4. AJ Lee - Author/Writer
AJ Lee was once the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history before her record was broken by Nikki Bella back in 2015. Lee overcame a tough childhood to be able to make it in WWE, and refused to bow to much of the pressure that came with being a female wrestler on the grandest stage.
Lee was popular throughout her WWE career, but after suffering a spinal injury, she decided to retire from professional wrestling back in 2015. Lee has since written and released her autobiography which revealed many of the secrets of her childhood.
Following the success of her autobiography as a New York Times Best Selling book, Lee has continued her career as a writer and recently joined forces with actress Amiee Garcia to co-write comic book series GLOW vs. The Babyface. The comic book is based on the Netflix series.
The two women joined forces once again earlier this year to write the Dungeons & Dragons comic series At the Spine of the World. The first issue of the series is set to be released in October 2020.
#3. Eve Torres - Martial Arts Instructor
Eve Torres won the annual Diva Seach back in 2007 and interestingly went on to become Divas Champion. Torres was trained solely by WWE and was a product of the company's training school long before The Performance Center was developed.
Torres was a popular member of WWE's Women's Division throughout a time when the women were pushing for a revolution, but sadly the former Divas Champion wasn't able to be part of it. Eve is one former female wrestler that is yet to make any kind of return to WWE as part of the Women's Revolution.
Torres requested her release from the company back in 2012 so that she could plan her wedding and focus on her Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program. The former WWE star has since welcomed two children and become an Ambassador for WWE since she often offers this program to the women training at the Performance Center.
Eve and her sister-in-law Sage also operate and own an event rental company called InJOY the Party.
#2. Jimmy Wang Yang - Drives a party bus
Jimmy Wang Yang had quite a memorable name and appearance in WWE's Cruiserweight Division. But, after being released from the company in April 2010, Yang went on to compete on the Independent circuit.
Yang worked for Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling before opening up his own wrestling school called Pro Training, LLC.in his current residence of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Yang has since trained a number of up and coming stars at his school, including his own daughter Jazzy, who has since gone on to make her debut in the business.
Whilst Yang isn't training the next generation of WWE Superstars, the former Cruiserweight is running his own business as the owner of a party bus.
The former WWE star offers a number of different themes to his buses now which includes both redneck tours and even princess party buses, which is a fantastic way to show tourists around Ohio.
“I like to do tailgating, sporting events, concerts, bachelor and bachelorette parties." he told WWE.com a few years go.
#1. Molly Holly - Works with a number of charities
Molly Holly is one of the most recognizable former Women's Champions in WWE history. Holly gave everything for the wrestling business and is the only female in the history of the company who volunteered to have her hair shaved off in a feud in order to add more interest to the story she was trying to tell.
Holly left WWE in April 2005 and stated that she would rather keep the reasons for her departure private. More than a decade later, Holly is still part of the business since she is the lead female coach at The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling in Minneapolis. It is a school owned by former WWE stars Ken Anderson and Shawn Davari.
According to the Post and Courier, Holly also does a lot of charity work and works with organizations that help to teach drug prevention to children. At one point, Holly was part of a local charity called Teen Challenge where she helped by driving residents of an addiction recovery center to the doctors or dentist when needed.