5 WWE superstars with success outside wrestling
There was a time when if you were a wrestler that was what you did. Day in, day out, you wrestled; sure you did the occasional interview, but it was to promote your wrestling stuff. The thought of having other careers in addition to one in the wrestling industry was unheard of.
Something odd started to happen near the turn of the century, we saw wrestlers writing books, and doing big name movies again. Slowly but surely it seemed all wrestlers were doing movies, and that having other jobs besides wrestling was par the course.
So who’s done it best? Who’s managed to go from wrestling to other professions better than anybody? Let's take a look.
#5 The Miz
Miz is kind of an ominous case. He already had enough popularity before becoming a wrestler. He was on reality TV before he ever made it to the WWE, and it was in the real world that Mike Mizanin unveiled his persona of The Miz and was known to a generation of MTV fans and continued his reign over reality TV when he joined the third season of Tough Enough.
The WWE decided to let him start acting in movies such as The Marine 3 and that's how his movie star persona started. Now Miz is getting more and more movie roles and is typically well received. He currently has worked on a lot of movies and has had plenty of TV appearances including as the host of Tough Talk on WWE Network.