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List of the richest WWE male wrestlers in the world (Part 1)

Wrestling is a sport that has many fans around the world. Wrestlers are considered gods with unparalleled strength, becoming the idol of billions of people from all over the world. WWE has become one of the most popular sports in the world.

This article will introduce you to the top 10 richest WWE wrestlers in the world, they are not only good at wrestling but also very talented in many other fields such as film, television, music, etc. ensure you will very surprised.

1. The Rock, topped the list of the richest WWE wrestler in the world

The real rock superstar is Dwayne Johnson, topping the list of the 10 richest WWE wrestlers in the world with an income of $ 70 million. He is a superstar at WWE, having won 17 world wrestling tournaments, gaining a global reputation from 1996 to 2004.

In addition, he is a famous actor in Hollywood specializing in action, psychological and even Humorous, has a large fan base in the world. In 2013, Forbes magazine reported that films featuring Dwayne Johnson brought in a total of $ 1.3 billion.

2. Steve Austin

This handsome guy and a “man” face is the most powerful WWE wrestler you’ve ever seen. Steve Austin, often referred to as Stone Cold, came in at number two on the list for $ 45 million.

He has 21 times won world championships, including 6 times the WWF Champion and 5 times the Triple Crown Champion. Later, because of trauma, he switched to movies, dramas and made many reality TV shows.

3. John Cena

John Cena’s real name is John Felix Anthony Cena, he ranks 3rd in the 10 richest WWE wrestlers in the world with an income of $ 35 million.

John Cena won 12 WWE Championship, 3 World Heavyweight Championship, 2 World Tag Team Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship, and 5 WWE United States Championship. In addition, he is a quite successful hip hop singer, starring in films and popular reality shows.



10 world wrestlers succeed on the silver screen (Part 3)

Ernest Miller

Despite playing for many years for the world boxing group World Wrestling Entertainment, Ernest Miller has been the most popular publicity in the field of film, since his supporting role in The Wrestler (2008).

The Wrestler gives viewers a holistic and honest view of the private life and hard work of martial artists. The film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival and 60 other big and small awards, nominated for an Oscar the same year.

After The Wrestler, Ernest Miller also appeared in the boxing movie Blood and Bone (2009).

Tyler Mane

Tyler Mane is a former Canadian wrestler, famous in the 1980s through a series of boxing tournaments in South Africa, England, and Mexico. In the early 1990s, he started to film with Luchadores de las Estrellas. He completely abandoned the arena to join the X-Men blockbuster (2000). In the film, he entered mutants capable of quickly healing, is a mass killer and also the main enemy of the character Wolverine by Hugh Jackman incarnation.

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones is an Australian wrestler born in 1970. During his brief boxing career from 2000 to 2004, he competed in many world tournaments, winning the 2002 WWA heavyweight boxing tournament.

Hulk Hogan

Not only a professional boxer, Hulk Hogan is also known as a businessman, musician, reality TV star and famous actor. In the 1980s and 1990s, American wrestlers shone on the stage, winning 12 world boxing championships.

Since stepping onto the screen in the movie Rocky III (1982), starring with Sylvester Stallone, he began his screen career that continues today. The muscular, invincible characters in Hulk Hogan’s duel action scenes in movies like The A-Team, Thunder in Paradise, or Gnomeo & Juliet all impress the audience.

Toshiyuki Sakata

Toshiyuki Sakata is a Japanese born in 1920 on the island of Hawaii, raised in the United States, whose English name is Harold. Before going to cinema, he used to lift weights at the 1948 London Olympic Games. In the 1950s, he worked as a boxing wrestler in North America.

After playing the role, Sakata became an American TV and movie star with many famous films such as Dimension 5 (1966), Death Dimension (1978), Ninja Strikes Back (1982). Create his screen image with the role of monstrous appearance. Sakata died of liver cancer in 1982, in Hawaii.



The origin of wrestling sport

Wrestling originated in ancient Greece, where wrestling was used to train soldiers and exercise daily.

Since then, wrestling has made significant changes. It is the oldest fighting sport recorded in world history and today there are more than 1,000 different wrestling styles. Many unique types of wrestling are found in many countries around the world.

Wrestling was one of the first fighting sports that the ancient Greeks put to compete at the 708 Olympics BC. Before 704 BC, the Greeks considered wrestling only as part of the content of the five pentathlon. However, according to some evidence, wrestling may have existed before long ago. Drawings found in caves show wrestling dating back to 3000 BC in the Sumero-Akkadian civilization until 2400 BC in ancient Egypt.

In the first ancient Olympics in Greece, wrestling was the last competition that athletes had to compete. Along with mathematics and language rules, wrestling is also considered an official subject taught in ancient Greece.

Wrestling was also popular among ancient Romans. However, the Romans chose a less violent style of wrestling than the Greeks. Amateur wrestling continued to exist throughout the Middle Ages in England, France and Japan. European settlers in the United States as well as Native Americans began to practice wrestling.

The first national wrestling championship in the United States was held in 1888 and continued until the early 1900s. The most popular wrestling style of the time was the Greco-Roman wrestling. There are also other styles like Iceland’s Glima wrestling, England’s Cumberland wrestling and Switzerland’s Schwingen wrestling.

The 1896 Olympic Games were the first modern Olympic Games to recognize wrestling as a competitive sport and since 1920, wrestling has become a part of the Olympics using a free wrestling style. and Greco-Roman. Free wrestling was popular during the 19th and 20th centuries. Unlike Greco-Roman wrestling that used only the upper body, free wrestling allowed the opponent to use their feet and grab the lower waist.

Today, Greco-Roman, freedom, sombo and judo are the main wrestling styles. In addition to the US, many other countries around the world love wrestling. Wrestling is the national sport of Turkey, Mongolia and Iran. The above countries along with Russia and the US have created many of the leading wrestlers of the era. Weight classes have been established for both men and women competing at different levels from local to international.



10 world wrestlers succeed on the silver screen (Part 2)

Steve Austin

Born in 1964, Steve Austin was named the biggest star in the history of the World Wrestling Federation. The former wrestler, nicknamed “Stone Cold”, has won the World Cup 21 times, including 6 times the WWF Champion and 5 times the Triple Crown Champion. Since he was forced to retire from the stage due to a neck and knee injury in 2003, Steve Austin turned to film.

The first major role on the big screen of Steve Austin was The Condemned (2007). But it was not until the role of bodyguard Dan Paine – the right arm of the evil boss in The Expendables, Steve Austin was widely known to the world audience. In the film, the character Dan Paine seeks to disrupt the action plan of the detachment of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham.

In addition to acting in films, Steve Austin also participated in many popular television series and led many reality TV shows.

Lenny Montana

Before coming to cinema, the original Italian wrestler was known only in the United States when he won many federal tournaments. In the late 1960s, Lenny Montana became a bodyguard for the notorious Colombo family mafia and used to go to jail for some time for her disruptive acts. Released from prison, he was unexpectedly invited to participate in the classic movie Dad Gia (The Godfather) in 1972.

Director Francis Coppola chose Montana for the film because the wrestler had real experience with the mafia. Montana’s role is Luca Brasi – the ill-fated loyal servant of Godfather Don Corleone (Marlon Brando). Montana said he was so nervous when being with Brando that he rehearsed his own lines over and over again. With very few appearances, Luca Brasi has still become the symbol of henchmen in mafia families on screen, prompting subsequent films to learn.

Since Dad, Montana’s film career takes off. He expensive roles in projects such as Patty (1976), Fingers (1978), Defiance (1980), and the last role in Blood Song (1984). Montana died in 1992 of a heart attack while in Italy.


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10 world wrestlers succeed on the silver screen (Part 1)

Wrestlers like Dwayne Johnson, Lenny Montana or Toshiyuki Sakata left a deep impression on the screen through blockbusters like “Fast & Furious”, “The Elderly” and “Spy 007”.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is currently the most popular action star in Hollywood. In 2013, Forbes magazine listed the most money-making actor in North America with a total income of 1.3 billion USD. Before coming to the movies, Dwayne Johnson was a professional wrestler, having won 10 world boxing tournaments worldwide, gaining global fame from 1996 to 2004.

In 2002, Dwayne Johnson first starred in The Scorpion King, setting a record for being the highest paid actor in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records said he was paid 5.5 million dollars for the film. Close to various genres, Dwayne Johnson left a mark in action movies such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Pain and Gain, G.I.Joe: Realiation, Hercules and three parts Fast & Furious 5, 6, and 7.

With a muscular advantage, Dwayne Johnson often plays roles that show strength and power. In the Fast & Furious series, the character Dawyne Johnson from a police officer originally wanted to destroy the group of Vin Diesel bandits and became a friend of this group.

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista has won 6 world boxing tournaments, including 4 heavyweight championships and two WWE Championship. Stepping onto the screen since 2006 in the film Relative Strangers, Dave Baustita then became famous from the projects The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) and Riddick (2013).

Last year, he was known by the global movie lover for his red, gray-skinned, alien warrior, but loyal to his friends in the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. This year, the actor will return with the 24 episode of 007 agent – Specter. The star plays the minions for Mr. Hinx – James Bond’s enemy.

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash has been the 21-time champion of the WWE, WCW and TNA Championship boxing tournaments, including six world championships. Having been in cinema since the 1990s, but Kevin Nash was deeply involved in film in the 2000s, with films like The Punisher (2004) and The Longest Yard (2005).

In 2012, Kevin Nash was famous for his role as Tarzan in the series of Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum. His other two successful films are Rock of Ages (2012) and Johnwick (2014). This year, he will meet the big screen audience through the movie Magic Mike XXL.



WWE – A brutal sports game or a “bloody” play?

WWE has always been a highly entertaining and violent program. Many years ago, WWE was even subject to age restrictions and was banned in some countries because of gore. So does WWE really fight?

Is WWE good acting?

First of all, the writer insists, WWE is pro wrestling and pro wrestling means FORUM. However, WWE is a classy act that deceives the childhood of many people.

Wrestlers are actors in the ring, but they are also real “riskers”. Their “acting” work requires chemistry and of course risk.

If it’s an act, then the wrestler’s blood is fake?

Interestingly enough, the wrestlers‘ blood is their own. Wrestlers often use specially made razor blades to make a small cut on the forehead to create blood. Due to the high incision and high intensity of movement, blood kept flowing down the wrestlers’ faces. This is also a proof that being a professional wrestler is not easy.

The referees who seem to be “making scenes” in WWE are the “supporting actors” that provide strong support for the “acting” scenes of wrestlers. From supporting participation to “acting”, the referees are even those who secretly give “props” to wrestlers.

Explain for the “face blood” phases in WWE

As the most hated, cowardly person on WWE, The Miz is actually a very kind person.

Why was Brock Lesnar “boycotted” by the whole WWE fan community?

John Cena, a true “good boy” in the eyes of many people, has been the star of WWE for many years, in fact there was a time when he was suspected of using his influence to manipulate WWE. The star interfered with WWE’s plan and helped former girlfriend Nikki Bella’s ex-girlfriend keep the Divas title for longer than expected.

Not only that, the WWE fan community and insiders have also “anonymously” accused John Cena of refusing to sacrifice to make way for the “juniors” to be brought up. It is these scandals and rumors that have caused John Cena to be “boycotted” by a few longtime WWE fans.

John Cena recently “sacrificed” for juniors.

However, recently, after letting Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns win completely in a match, there was no cheating, no outside assistance. Obviously John Cena has officially become a “righteous” in the right way when he is willing to sacrifice to make way to promote “juniors”.


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The origin of wrestling

Wrestling originated in ancient Greece, where wrestling was used to train soldiers and exercise daily.

Since then, wrestling has made significant changes. It is the oldest fighting sport recorded in world history and today there are more than 1,000 different wrestling styles. Many unique types of wrestling are found in many countries around the world.

Wrestling was one of the first fighting sports that the ancient Greeks put to compete at the 708 Olympics BC. Before 704 BC, the Greeks considered wrestling only as part of the content of the five pentathlon. However, according to some evidence, wrestling may have existed before long ago. Drawings found in caves show wrestling dating back to 3000 BC in the Sumero-Akkadian civilization until 2400 BC in ancient Egypt. In the first ancient Olympics in Greece, wrestling was the last competition that athletes had to compete. Along with mathematics and language rules, wrestling is also considered an official subject taught in ancient Greece.

Wrestling was also popular among ancient Romans. However, the Romans chose a less violent style of wrestling than the Greeks. Amateur wrestling continued to exist throughout the Middle Ages in England, France and Japan. European settlers in the United States as well as Native Americans began to practice wrestling. The first national wrestling championship in the United States was held in 1888 and continued until the early 1900s. The most popular wrestling style of the time was the Greco-Roman wrestling. There are also other styles like Iceland’s Glima wrestling, England’s Cumberland wrestling and Switzerland’s Schwingen wrestling.

The 1896 Olympic Games were the first modern Olympic Games to recognize wrestling as a competitive sport and since 1920, wrestling has become a part of the Olympics using a free wrestling style. and Greco-Roman. Free wrestling was popular during the 19th and 20th centuries. Unlike the Greco-Roman wrestling that used only the upper part of the body, free wrestling allowed the opponent to use their feet and grab the lower waist.

Today, Greco-Roman, freedom, sombo and judo are the main wrestling styles. In addition to the US, many other countries around the world love wrestling. Wrestling is the national sport of Turkey, Mongolia and Iran. The above countries along with Russia and the US have created many of the leading wrestlers of the era. Weight classes have been established for both men and women competing at different levels from local to international.



Wrestling may be excluded from the Asian Olympic system

Wrestling faces a high risk of being “expelled” from Asia’s Olympic system after a Turkmenistan wrestler was found to be doping-positive in ASIAD 18.

According to the Asian Olympic Council (OCA), Turkmenistan’s athlete (athlete) tested Rustem Nazarov with furosemide banned during a test of urine samples taken before ASIAD this year. This was the first case of doping detection at ASIAD 18 and Nazarov was eliminated as well as canceled all results at the event in Indonesia. Previously, the 24-year-old wrestler competed in the men’s wrestling class of 57 kg and lost to India’s Sandeep Tomar with a score of 12-8.

The scandal made the possibility of eliminating the Olympic system of wrestling increasing after OCA has announced it will “expel” from ASIAD 3 sports with the most history of doping in the past 12 years. The OCA’s move comes after recording numerous cases of doping in the retest of 2008 and 2012 Olympic samples.

Accordingly, in addition to athletics and weightlifting, wrestling is also a blacklist with a series of high-performing athletes found using doping in recent years. Most recently, wrestler Chinu Sandhu (England) – who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, was banned from competing for four years for doping violations last year; Three-time Olympic champion of Uzbekistan Artur Taymazov was stripped of the 2008 Olympic medal after re-analyzing the positive sample with banned substances.

According to the OCA, re-testing of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics conducted last year by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) showed that wrestling had the third highest number of positive cases. , after weightlifting and athletics.

Nazarov is the latest Turkmenistan case to be discovered using doping in recent years at major sporting events. Previously, Umurbek Bazarbayev failed a doping test at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in the US and Yelena Ryabova competed in the same scandal at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow (Russia).



WWE Wrestling Empire: Such a harsh environment (Part 3)

Not only that, despite being direct editors and directing wrestlers to perform dangerous performances, WWE emphasized in the contract that the company will not be responsible for any injuries.

Not only did they not get paid sick leave, WWE wrestlers were also often forced to perform even though their injuries were not healed. The overworked condition caused “superstar” CM Punk to leave WWE in early 2014 because of the company re-starting despite the doctor’s resting advice.

The last hope

Faced with fierce reactions from wrestlers and fans, WWE has made some “more caring” moves for its employees. The most typical is the restriction of performing the act of “swinging iron chairs directly into the head” and starting to support periodic health checks.

But it is still not enough to turn WWE into a safe work environment, and Vince McMahon is still the most stubborn when he doesn’t have any commitments.

If you choose a person who can help WWE get rid of the “hell” label, there is only one, that is the fan.

Despite acting, WWE management must have a headache when deciding who to make a star – called push. After the board decided to “push” anyone, WWE writers would write scripts for later events to boost the wrestler’s name. Such as holding the belt, winning the Summer Slam, the Royal Rumble.

This creates a paradox in the pro wrestling industry. Most of the wrestlers who play the “failed” role, the “obnoxious” and the “bad guys” are usually very nice people outside of the wrestling. Because they are kind, they are willing to play the evil role and accept defeat so they can support other colleagues.

WWE fans were very successful when they persuaded Vince McMahon to give female wrestlers a chance, and they also “disintegrated” their plans to turn Roman Reigns into The Rock’s heir.

Not only does it impact the content of the show, fans also directly support money for ex-wrestlers who are going through dangerous times or donating to bad names to get a decent funeral.

After all, fans are not the party responsible for “taking care” of wrestlers, WWE is the one who needs to actively protect their “partners” who sacrifice blood and tears because an WWE empire has almost no rival.


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WWE Wrestling Empire: Such a harsh environment (Part 2)

Vince McMahon – WWE President

For WWE, Vince McMahon is the most capable of being “close” because he oversees most important jobs, from editing content to scripting and planning for large and small events.

Vince McMahon is also deeply involved in WWE’s script to play a “cruel, greedy and heartless” boss, but unfortunately, that role is no different from reality

Ever since he stepped into the company, Vince had forced all wrestlers to sign a cold “collaborator” contract. The most famous wrestlers, who bring the most money to WWE, do not escape this “collaborative” contract.

But the unfavorable contract is just the beginning when no wrestler has the right to take leave, the more popular, the more they have to invest their entire life in the WWE if they don’t want to be “marginalized”.

Up to now, wrestlers are only allowed to take a break from WWE if they have expired. Otherwise, they only have a few short holidays in the hotel between tours, almost completely losing contact with their lovers and family.

Referring to touring, although WWE “orders” wrestlers to move around to perform, the company only pays for air tickets between cities, wrestlers must pay for the service themselves such as taxi, hotel, resort during the “working” time.

At the end of 2017, WWE continually mentioned about “Monday Night Raw” program that was broadcast throughout the Christmas season. Whether the audience is happy with this decision or not, WWE “superstars” have lost a holiday season with the family that year.

No holidays, no leave, it seems that wrestlers only have to leave sick or injured to escape. Unfortunately, Vincent anticipated this and bound it into the contract. Specifically, WWE can completely liquidate the contract at any time if the wrestler is injured and has to take a break for more than 6 weeks.


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