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Top 5 WWE wrestlers with unexpected new professions

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Modified 18 Mar 2019, 16:34 IST
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The world of professional wrestling requires hard work, stamina, and muscle power. WWE, especially places a lot of emphasis on bodybuilding and showmanship. The strenuous nature of the job makes a lot of wrestler follow another passion, in parallel, probably to overcome the stress and fatigue arising from the fights.

There have been many wrestlers who have pursued their interests after retiring early. However, today we have discussed five wrestlers who pursued other vocations while still fighting as a WWE wrestler.

#5 Chris Jericho - Music

Chris Jericho performing in front of a crowd
Chris Jericho performing in front of a crowd

Chris Jericho is described by his contemporaries, critics, and fans as one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. He fought for ECW and WCW during the 1990s, becoming the first 'Undisputed WWF Champion' in 2001. Jericho has had a stellar run in WWE and is still a 'marquee draw', along with being one of the topmost PPV performers in company history.

Jericho has been a lead singer of heavy metal band Fozzy since 2000. The band released their seventh album Judas, in 2017. In an interview he said, "I’ve been playing in bands since I was 13 years old and never stopped, and when I met Rich Ward of Fozzy at the end of the ‘90s, that’s when I knew I had met someone I could create a musical career with."

#4 Kane: Acting and Politics

Kane in the movie
Kane in the movie 'See No Evil'

Kane started wrestling in 1992 and subsequently joined the WWF in 1995. He has been a three-time World Champion and a twelve-time World Tag Team Champion. He was nicknamed, 'The (Devil's Favorite) Demon,' 'The Big Red Machine', and 'The (Big Red) Monster' for his demon-like/monster-like persona.

The wrestler, whose real name is Glen Jacobs, has featured in some Hollywood movies like See No Evil,'MacGruber, and Countdown.'He is also active in American politics and has built a reputation of being a smart and well-spoken person, who is well-versed in politics. He has also shown some interest in running for office.

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