10 Famous Wrestling Superstars
Dynamic in their tactics and wrestling appeal, these 10 Famous Wrestling Superstars are some of the most famous. Throughout the years, there have been some amazing wrestling superstars who have captured our attention not only with their style, but their creative wrestling techniques. Others simply had charisma. Then there were those who wore the name of superstar because they were just enormous and we loved the way they worked the wrestling circuit.
- Andre the Giant. Sports Illustrated wrote a feature article spotlighting this wrestling superstar on December 21, 1981. He defeated Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and Big John Studd among others. He towered above most at seven feet four inches and weighed 500 pounds. He was a wrestling superstar with drive, talent and ambition.
- Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He is best known for his appearance in Rocky III portraying 'Thunderlips.' In addition, he appeared in "No Holds Barred "and "Suburban Commando" among several other acting roles and movies.
- Jesse "the Body" Ventura. Inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame in 2004, Jesse Ventura turned into an American politician and became the 38th governor of Minnesota in 1999. He presently is the host of the television series, "The Conspiracy Theory."
- "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. He is well known as one of the most decorated world champions in in the history of wrestling. Ric Flare was also a sixteen-time world heavyweight wrestling champion recognized by the WWE, PWI, and TNA, eight-time champion by NWA and a sux-time champion by the WCW association. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Known for bringing snakes into the ring, Jake is the son of wrestling great Grizzly Smith. He got his nickname from Ken Stabler of the Oakland Raiders when Ken described him as being thin and "snake-like." He was one of the subjects in the 1999 film "Beyond the Mat."
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Retired as a professional wrestler, he wrestled for the WWE, WCW, ECW and WWF. Under Vince McMahon, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was billed as "The Most Popular Superstar in WWE History," and became a household name. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. His line of clothing and wrestling attire was featured on the Home Shopping Network.
- Big John Studd. This wrestling superstar was famous for his feud with Andre the Giant during the 1980's. John weighed in at 364 pounds and stood six feet ten inches. He produced his own line of workout clothing and vitamin supplements. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease and later died to it. He died on March 20, 1995 at the age of 47.
- Bam Bam Bigelow. He was also known as Crusher Yurkhov and "The Beast from the East." Wrestling superstar Bam Bam Bigelow stood six feet three inches and weighed in at 368 pounds. He began his wrestling career in 1985. He received more honor for his wrestling skill in Japan. He held thirteen championships, among which he held the ECW Heavy Championship in 1997 and held the WCW Tag Team Championship twice during his wrestling career.
- Vince McMahon. As Chairman and CEO of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), he is the reason WWE produces TV programming 52 weeks a year, has programs such as Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown and WWE NXT successful and airing.
- Hercules Hernandez. He was a featured bodybuilder and appeared in several muscle magazines. He was small in size for a wrestler, standing only six feet one inch and weighing in at 270 pounds, but he captivated his audiences. He was also known as "The Assassin," "The Russian Assassin," "The Mighty Hercules" and "Super Invader."