Wrestlers The Most Successful Wrestler-Turned-Actors, Ranked  

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List Rules Wrestlers who've acted in TV and movies—no cameos.

Since we can all admit professional wrestling is staged, it should come as no surprise that many top wrestlers have acted in TV and film. While many wrestlers have done cameos, some of the biggest WWE stars who act have gone to have successful acting careers. Who do you think is the best actor from the wrestling ring?

While there's been plenty of wrestlers in movies, we've got to give credit to the wrestlers who became movie stars. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dave Bautista, and John Cena are just a few of the wrestlers who found success in Hollywood. Other good wrestlers who became actors include Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, and Kevin Nash.

Whether it be in TV or movies, this list features the greatest wrestler-turned-actors. Cast your votes for who did it best below. 

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Rampage (2018)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Ballers (2015 - 2018)

Moana (2016)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Baywatch (2017)

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#82 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#83 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#10 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#24 on The Hottest Men Over 40

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Hotel Artemis (2018)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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#38 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#8 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#44 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

#48 on The Best WWE Heels Ever

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Trainwreck (2015)

The Marine (2006)

12 Rounds (2009)

Sisters (2015)

Blockers (2018)

Dallas & Robo (2018)

Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

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#14 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#26 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

#2 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#69 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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They Live (1988)

Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

Portal to Hell!!! (2015)

Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009 - 2013)

 

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#22 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#34 on The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

#32 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

#18 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

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