Most wrestlers want to branch out and become bigger stars in the entertainment industry outside of wrestling. It makes sense since they already have a history of performing and acting in a high-pressure situation in front of live crowds every week. The stability that comes from a successful career in acting is also far more reliable than the life of a pro wrestler relying on athleticism. Many talented wrestlers would get their chance to showcase their acting chops in Hollywood.
Unfortunately, most wrestlers to try acting outside of wrestling have been met with disappointment. It wasn’t until recent history that talents like The Rock and Batista would take their acting careers to the next level to represent the wrestling industry. We will look at movies from both sides of the coin to involved wrestlers. These are the five best movies and the five worst movies to feature a pro wrestler with a relevant role.