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The Most Successful Wrestler-Turned-Actors, Ranked

Updated January 29, 2020 5.4k votes 537 voters 29.3k views25 items

List RulesWrestlers 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, then check out our list of the best wrestling movies.

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  • Dwayne Johnson
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    Some of Dwayne Johnson's movies include:

    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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  • Dave Bautista
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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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  • John Cena
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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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  • Roddy Piper
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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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