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5 Superstars who failed at other sports but succeeded in wrestling

Hunter Wright
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The world of sports entertainment is full of exceptional athletes who put their bodies on the line every night for our viewing pleasure. Professional wrestling is an art, and the WWE is full of men and women who are true artists inside the ring.

Many of these Superstars have been fans of wrestling ever since they were kids, but that doesn't mean they always aspired to be wrestlers. For some Superstars, their athletic abilities garnered them success in other sports, mainly bodybuilding and powerlifting.

Jason Jordan, for example, was drafted out of high school to play baseball. Jordan turned down the opportunity of a professional baseball career to pursue wrestling, but these successful active Superstars actually tried their hand in another sport and failed.


#5 Mojo Rawley

Mojo Rawley
Mojo Rawley

Mojo Rawley, the man with the never ending adrenaline rush, has a promising future in WWE. His "can do" attitude, party animal, hype man persona may not catch on with everybody, but he is kid friendly and gets the crowd going every time he runs down to the ring.

Mojo has honed his craft and now looks right at home inside the ring, but before getting his start in wrestling, Mojo was an aspiring football player.

Mojo didn't have as much success on the field as he does in the ring. After playing every position on the defensive line for the Maryland Terrapins, Mojo was undrafted in 2009.


Mojo Rawley (R) during his football career
Mojo Rawley (R) during his football career

He played one pre-season game for the Green Bay Packers before being cut from the team. He tried earning a spot on the Arizona Cardinals roster, but an injury forced him out of the league.

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As of this writing, Mojo is in a tag team with Zack Ryder called the Hype Bros. The gimmick of two grown men acting like frat boys, saying things like "Bro me", and dressing in colourful attire is, again, not for everyone, but it is very entertaining.

When Ryder was injured, Mojo won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33, and it is clear that Vince McMahon has big plans for him.

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