Net Worth: $500,000
Jake “The Snake” Roberts popped up on the WWF scene in the mid-1980s. He was best known for using dark psychological antics in the ring, hence his slithering nickname. Roberts also used to bring actual snakes into the ring with him, usually a python named Damien. The former wrestler was part of a group who became the subject of a documentary film released in 1999 called “Beyond the Mat.”
Roberts has been with the WWE off and on ever since he first signed with them in 1986. In 2014, he appeared on an (Old School) episode of Raw with his python in tow. Later that same year, he was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame. The former wrestler has dealt with a number of personal issues, including drug and alcohol addiction, for which he has completed several rehab programs. Then, in 2014, it was reported that he was suffering from muscular cancer. He was also taken to the hospital and diagnosed with double pneumonia after he passed out mid-flight on a recent trip to Las Vegas.
Net Worth: $1M
Kelly Kelly, also known as Barbara Jean Blank, is a model and actress turned wrestler and television personality. She first started with the WWE in 2006 after being scouted by one of the organization’s officials during a photoshoot. Then, in 2011, she won her first Diva’s championship.
The wrestling Diva was released from the WWE in September of 2012 and went on to pursue different options on the independent circuit. But in 2017, Kelly Kelly was back in action and participated in the WWE’s first women-only pay-per-view event. She most recently crushed it in a RAW reunion special where she became the first 24/7 women’s champion. After the victory, she turned to social media to exclaim, “this one is for all of you Diva’s stans.”
Net Worth: N/A
Jacqueline Moore has been a legendary part of the world of professional wrestling since 1988 when she started out under the name Sweet Georgia Brown. She signed with the WWF in 1993 as a manager but was injured before she made her official debut. Then, she returned in 1998 and found herself becoming the first African American Women’s Champion. She also became the 3rd woman in history to earn a Cruiserweight title.
Moore is a woman of many talents and has trained in both acting and taekwondo, in which she holds a 3rd-degree black belt. In 2000, she took on a training role on MTV’s "Tough Enough," and she and some other veterans got their first experience helping newbies learn the ropes. A couple of years later, she appeared on a celebrity version of "Fear Factor," where she came in 2nd place. Jacqueline was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
Net Worth: $500,000
David William Heath went by Gangrel in the ring and was known for his rock-and-roll vampire style, with his signature fangs and long blonde hair. He made his WWF debut in the early 90s, after being trained in Florida by Boris Malenko himself. On both of his initial televised matches in '94 and his last in '95, he was defeated by the 1-2-3 Kid (Syxx).
Heath returned to the WWF in '98, around the height of the vampire craze in pop culture. Officials believed that his gimmick would sell more tickets and bring in more viewers. His entrance included drinking “blood” from a grail and spitting it into the air before jumping into the ring. These days, he’s still wrestling sporadically on the independent circuit. He’s also made a few appearances in film and on television, like his disturbing role as a prisoner in "The Human Centipede 3."
Net Worth: $11M
Unlike almost all of the other (former) pro wrestlers on this list, Randy Orton is still currently signed with the WWE and going strong in his career. Orton is a 13-time WWE World Champion and has headlined several pay-per-view events.
Before Orton got into professional wrestling, he was fighting a different kind of opponent as a U.S. Marine. Because of his credentials, he was initially cast to play the title role in "The Marine 2," but his injuries caused him to be replaced before filming. He has appeared on screen a few times since, including in the WWE Studios' own "The Condemned 2".