Top 12: From Dwayne Johnson to Michael Jordan and Stacy Keibler, the stars who left sports for Hollywood

Is there any correlation between the wrestling ring and making it mainstream acting? Clear. WWE is all about being a big personality, remembering the lines under pressure and winning the crowd, often while wearing something ridiculous. Therefore, expect a fair attack by the wrestlers on this list, like this fiery-haired Irish WWE wrestler who took America by storm. Not to be confused with the other flaming Irish WWE wrestler taking the US by storm (Sheamus), Lynch played the villain Maddy Hayes in The Marine 6. Aaa and that’s it… Hey, is that right? Is it her fault if people enjoy seeing her as Becky Lynch on shows like Billions and NXT’s The Four Horsewomen?

12 Becky Lynch

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WWE superstar Becky Lynch celebrates Wrestlemania 35th at the Empire State Building on April 5, 2019 in New York City.

11 Crew Terry

He hasn’t set foot on the Hollywood big screen, but this former NFL host has managed to win the holy grail – a regular sitcom gig. Not only did it allow him to show off his chest strength, while providing a sense of humour, but he kept his own name while playing The Ebony Falcon, Terry Jeffords. Before the 8 years of Crews Brooklyn Nine-NineHe has had several recurring television roles in Development caught, Newsroomand Everyone hates Chris. He also landed movie seasons in Get smart, The Accounts payable Franchising, Deadpool, The Destroyer’s Salvationplus a wide range of animation services, from Cloudy and possible meatballs 2 arrive VeggieTales: Celery Night Fever.

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Terry Crews attends AMC’s “Tales of the Walking Dead” panel during Comic-Con 2022.

10 Gina Carano

In 2009, the featherweight Carano was part of the first women’s bout to top MMA. With her winning (and kind of making history in the process), the door to Hollywood opened, leading to roles in Deadpool, Fast and furious 6and starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.

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Gina Carano attends the premiere of Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”

9 John Cena

In addition to her foray into cinema, WWE’s Cena has also emerged as a proper comedic host. If you need more convincing, watch him co-present Nicole Byer in the latest incarnation of Delete. Cena – who you might mistake for Channing Tatum after a particularly rough night – began his wrestling career in 1999, and the 45-year-old is still actively pushing through the ring to this day. now. What are his movies? He appeared in Suicide Squad, dad’s house, Bee and at least 20 more.

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John Cena on The Tonight Show.

8 Stacy Keibler

Believed to be one of the first WWE Divas, Keibler’s very public wrestling career spanned from 1999 to 2006, after which she hooked up with George Clooney for a few years and dipped her feet into the acting world. . While she did not receive a series (appeared in only one film; 2012 dysfunctional friends with Know nothing alumni, Stacey Dash), she appeared on TV in How I meet your Mother and Chuck.

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Actress Stacy Keibler arrives for the Independent Schools Alliance for Minority Affairs Dinner at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel Los Angeles.

7 André the Giant

Like so many athletes on this list, the late André has appeared in many films as himself. It was his legendary turn with Mandy Patinkin in 1987 Princess Bride that really shows off his acting skills – what’s particularly impressive is that he is said to have consumed an average of one case of beer, at least three bottles of red wine, topped by two bottles of brandy A DAY.

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6 Ronda Rousey

The name that brought the female MMA fighter to the mainstream media will always have a career in Hollywood. Rousey even attempted a WWE pitstop along the way to beat Becky Lynch seven shades. So far, Rousey has had parts in the usual movie franchise like Fast and furious and The Expendableswhile also taking on his fair share of guests in television shows.

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Ronda Rousey in The Searchers.

5 LeBron James

Having acted in films as well as short films, the make-up NBA player is also a producer on TV series, documentaries and numerous movies – including several questionable reboots. He both produced and starred in the last year Space Jam: New Legacyearned an aggregate score of just 26pc from critics on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready ahead of the Drew League game.

4 Jason Statham

Is he a football player? An MMA enthusiast? A wrestler? All wrong, I’m afraid. In his previous life, he was a diver. Statham competed for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, finishing 8th in the 1-meter pedal, 11th in the 3-meter pedal and 10th in the 10-meter pedal. What about his movies? As well as a few Fast and furious movies, he’s starring in a suitably high-octane fare The Meg, Killer, Death Race, Winch, Chaos, War and more. Has he typed yet? You decide.

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Jason Statham attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

3 Michael Jordan

It is true that former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has appeared in more films than NBA legend Michael Jordan but he has never played the lead role. The closest KAJ got to being the main character was his turn to play Roger Murdock in the original Plane! forgery. No one can take Jordan’s top man legacy away from him – even if he was repeatedly vilified by Daffy Duck in the 1996 movie Space jam. If we talked about documentaries, he would be king. If you have never seen Last danceDo yourself a favor and watch it on Netflix.

2 Vinnie Jones

You will be hard pressed to find a more formidable face. Now, imagine it running at you on a foggy football field during a game, making serious gestures towards your neck. Started his film career in Lock, Stock and two potions and GrabJones then took the lead in Barry Skolnick’s Average machine. He could have nestled under his blanket of collective comfort with Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie if he hadn’t expanded into more global blockade territory via Disappear in 60 seconds, X-Men: Last Stand, Swordfishand 2016 The Magnificent Seven. Jones has made more than 70 appearances in feature films and TV series, among them lesser-known titles like Journey to Hell, Irish Murder, Kill Kaneand I Am Vengeance: Revenge. His latest rumored project? ZvG: Zombies Vs Gladiatorsaccording to the IMDb website.

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Vinnie Jones as Albi Briscu in Law & Order.

1 Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

I know what you’re thinking. Surely OJ Simpson should have told me what you were thinking. Surely OJ Simpson should appear in this Top 12, as he has starred in many movies. Since some of those titles include There’s nowhere to hide, Detour to Terror, A Killing Affairand Assassin force, we’ll have OJ redirect in favor of another Hollywood star-turned American soccer player, The Rock. It may (or may not) surprise you to learn that Dwayne Johnson is not directly following in his father’s professional wrestling footsteps; his first time entertaining a soccer game with the Miami Hurricanes. When you consider his dual background in both American football and wrestling, Johnson – star of blockbusters like Fast and furious series – all but destined for us all to smell what The Rock is cooking.

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Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends the Warner Brothers panel promoting his upcoming movie “Black Adam” at 2022 Comic-Con.

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