WWE is currently the leader of the pro-wrestling industry. To make sure that the company stays at the top, it demands regular high-level performances from its Superstars.
It is said that full-time wrestling is a young man's game and for the most part it is true. Performing high-flying moves and taking bumps on a weekly basis is not an easy task. And, it becomes much more difficult after hitting a particular age.
In general, pro athletes stop competing on a regular basis in their late thirties. But nowadays, many athletes have been defying this notion that their career is over after they turn 40. That's certainly the case in WWE.
We take a look at the top 8 Active WWE Superstars who are in their forties.
#8. WWE Superstar Cesaro (Age:40)
Cesaro is one of WWE's most popular Superstars. The Swiss Superman has been a part of WWE for almost a decade now. He has won the Smackdown Tag Championships twice and the Raw Tag Championships five times. He also won the U.S. Championship in 2012.
Seeing Cesaro perform incredibly every week makes it hard to believe that he is 40 years old. After looking at his recent performances, it would not be a surprise if he continues to be a full-time Superstar for many more years.
Currently, the Swiss Superman is involved in an entertaining feud with Seth Rollins. Their feud will most likely culminate at the Money In The Bank PPV.
#7. WWE Superstar The Miz (Age:40)
The Miz is undoubtedly one of WWE's most entertaining Superstars. The A-lister has been with WWE for almost 15 years now. During this time, The Miz has accomplished several feats.
He has won the Money in the Bank contract once, WWE Championship twice, U.S. Championship twice, Tag Championships six times, and the Intercontinental Championship eight times.
The Miz accomplished all of this in a relatively short period of time, as the A-Lister turned 40 just last year. Even at the age of 40, The Miz is one of the best Superstars on the mic and in the ring.
He recently fought Damian Priest at WrestleMania Backlash and suffered an ACL injury. Because of that he is currently out of action and was last seen on Raw in a wheelchair.
#6. WWE Superstar Randy Orton (Age: 41)
Randy Orton has been a part of WWE for almost two decades now. The Legend Killer is one of the most reliable and respected Superstars in the company.
Orton recently turned 41, but age is just a number for the Viper. Orton continues to perform exceptionally well every week and, it looks like The Viper has no reason to retire anytime soon.
The 13-time WWE Champion is currently aligned with Matt Riddle. Their alliance has managed to grab the attention of fans. A partnership with a legend like Orton will certainly help boost Riddle's credibility. It will be exciting to see how things turn out for RK-Bro.
#5. WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura (Age:41)
Shinsuke Nakamura has made a name for himself around the world because of his exceptional character and striking skills. Before joining WWE in 2016, the King Of Strong Style spent years competing in Japan.
Nakamura's initial run in NXT was a major success and, because of that, he was called up to the main roster. The King of Strong Style made an immediate impact on the main roster as well.
The 41-year-old is still one of the most skilled strikers and mat wrestlers in WWE. He recently defeated Baron Corbin in an exceptional "Battle For The Crown" match to become the new King.
It will be interesting to see how WWE will utilize King Nakamura in the coming weeks.
#4. WWE Superstar John Morrison (Age:41)
John Morrison is one of WWE's best high-flying Superstars. During his time in WWE, he has won the Intercontinental Championship thrice and Tag Team Championships six times.
Morrison is currently on the Raw roster and is aligned with the A-Lister, The Miz. He competes regularly and even at the age of 41, he performs gravity-defying moves that leave the WWE Universe in awe.
Morrison recently qualified for the Money In The Bank ladder match by defeating Randy Orton. It would be interesting to see how WWE would book him after Miz's recent injury.
#3. WWE Superstar Sheamus (Age:43)
Sheamus is one of WWE's most decorated Superstars. The Irishman has been an integral part of WWE for more than a decade now and he has achieved a lot in that period.
The Celtic Warrior is a multi-time World Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion. He has also won the Money in the Bank contract, Royal Rumble, and the King of the Ring competition.
Even at the age of 43, Sheamus not only looks, but also performs, like he is in his twenties. He is the current United States Champion but he is unfortunately out of action due to a broken nose.
#2. WWE Superstar AJ Styles (Age:44)
AJ Styles joined WWE when he was 38 years old. It was not clear how much Styles would be able to accomplish in the company. The question was would WWE even trust a Superstar with a championship who was nearly in his forties?
The Phenomenal One answered this question with his incredible performances. In just six years, AJ Styles has won the Intercontinental Championship once, WWE Championship twice, and the U.S. Championship three times. He is presently also one-half of the Raw Tag Team Champions.
Styles has been a part of some of the most amazing matches in WWE history. At 44 years old, he is still one of the best high-flyers and technicians in the company, and it doesn't look like he will hang his boots any time soon.
#1. WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley (Age:44)
Even at the age of 44, Bobby Lashley is still one of the most muscular and dangerous Superstars in all of WWE. The All-Mighty returned to WWE in 2018 and has been on an upward trajectory ever since.
Since his return, Lashley has won the Intercontinental Championship twice and the U.S Championship one time. The All-Mighty also won the WWE Championship this year by defeating The Miz in a Lumberjack match.
Lashley recently defeated Drew McIntyre in a grueling Hell In A Cell match that ended their months-long rivalry.
Lashley will now defend his WWE Championship at Money In The Bank PPV against former WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston. But it is unlikely that the All Mighty will lose his title at the PPV.