There are many men on the wresting circuit, which is not surprising since wrestling has been popular for quite some time now. Wrestling matches have attracted large audiences both in terms of attendance at actual matches and in terms of television viewership. One of the most famous is Hulk Hogan who is from Georgia in the United States. He was most popular during the 1980s and 1990s. Hulk Hogan is his ring name, his real name is Terry Gene Bollea. Hogan was a big box office magnet for the WWE and for World Championship Wrestling (WCW and he has won 12 championships over the years and has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Hulk Hogan is probably the most recognizable wrestler around since he also acts in several movies.
Similar to Hulk Hogan, John Cena is a wrestler who has also acted in several action movies, making him popular even among fans who do not watch wrestling matches. He is still the reigning WWE United States Champion, which he has been for the last four years; and he was also the World Tag Team Champion four times. He is an American from Massachusetts who started his wrestling career back in 1999; today he is a free agent. Dwayne Johnson, also known as the Rock, is also a wrestler who has successfully transitioned into appearing in movies. He is an American-Canadian wrestler who has been ranked as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He became famous in the WWE between 1996 and 2004 and is the third-generation of his family to partake in wrestling.
Chris Jericho, born Christopher Keith Jerico in New York, is a Triple Crown Champion and Grand Slam Champion. He has also won the WWE Championship once and has won the World Heavyweight Championship three times. Although not as familiar, outside of wrestling, as some other wrestlers as Dwayne Johnson, he is highly successful and brings a “rock-star” persona to his wrestling matches making them highly entertaining as well. “Stone cold” Steve Austin is a retired (since 2003), American wrestler who was most popular in the mid-1990s. He is a 6 time WWF champion and won the 1996 King of the Ring tournament. He was showcased on many pay-per-view wrestling episodes including three of the WrestleManias. In 2009 he was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame. An American wrestler from Houston, Texas is Mark William Callaway, ring name, The Undertaker. He signed with the WWE and has had a very successful career, winning several WrestleMania competitions. Before joining the WWF he had won the USWA Unified World Championship, after joining the WWF/WWE he became heavyweight champion three times.
Shawn Michaels wrestled for the WWF for 10 years starting from 1988. Although currently retired from professional wrestling he is still involved with the WWE as an ambassador. One of the wrestlers with a very long career is Ric Flair. Born Richard Morgan Fliehr in Tennessee, this wrestler has a 40-year career in wrestling. He has been recognized by the WWE as a 16 time world champion