Net Worth: N/A
Chyna, born Joan Marie Laurer, began her pro wrestling career back in the 90s. She was an instant hit in the industry, and officials dubbed her the “9th wonder of the world.” Joan was the first woman in history to take part in a Royal Rumble, as well as the “King of the Ring.” But her fame went a little beyond just wrestling…
Unlike many other female WWE stars who are approached to do adult photos or film and turn them down, Chyna said yes. The entertainer posed for Playboy magazine twice. She also released an autobiography and appeared on numerous television shows, including the “Howard Stern Show” and a celebrity version of “Fear Factor.” Laurer passed away in 2016 from an overdose.
Net Worth: $300,000
Fred Ottman worked with the World Wrestling Federation under the names Tugboat and Typhoon. He would often team up with fellow wrestler Earthquake to form The Natural Disasters in the early 90s. One of the things that Tugboat is most well-known for is the “Shockmaster incident” in 1993, during which he embarrassingly tried to make a huge entrance by crashing through a wall and things took a turn for the worse. The wrestler tripped over a piece of lumber and fell through the wall – but not in the way that he wanted to.
These days, the former pro spends most of his time coaching his sons’ little league teams in Florida, where he moved when he retired. He also apparently still holds a blue-collar job, working as a safety manager for an industrial cleaning company. The father and uncle reportedly as a net worth of around $300,000. He has appeared in a few of the WWE games, including the 2K18 version, which shows a modified version of the Shockmaster.
Net Worth: $1.5M
Ken Shamrock is widely hailed as one of the biggest names in MMA history, and for good reason. Shamrock first started in the professional fighting world in 1992, making him one of the ultimate veterans of pro wrestling. He made his WWF debut in 1997 after fighting with the UFC and several other wrestling organizations over the years. ABC News referred to him as the “most dangerous man in the world,” due to him being so talented in many different styles of combat.
Shamrock is married to his 2nd wife, Tonya, who had three children when the couple tied the knot. He had four children with his first wife, Tina, and now has seven in total. He has appeared in a number of WWE video games, along with an episode of "That 70’s Show" and the film "Virtuosity" in 1995. The athlete is currently still wrestling on the independent circuit.
Net Worth: $2M
James Harris, or Kamala, is not to be confused with Vice President Kamala Harris. Kamala could be picked out of a crowd when he was ready to jump in the ring due to all of his tribal face paint and, oh yeah – his spear and loincloth. His career began in 1978, but it wasn’t until 1984 that he signed with the WWF.
Kamala left the World Wrestling Federation on more than one occasion. The first time was in 1984 when he left to go on promotions. He returned in '86 and left again the following year due to issues with his pay. Once more, he returned, only to leave again in '93 to try his hand at professional truck driving. In 2011, the former wrestler had to have the bottom of his left leg amputated due to diabetes. Then, in 2016, he and a number of other former WWE wrestlers launched a class-action lawsuit against the organization for traumatic brain injuries, which wound up being dismissed.
Net Worth: $250M
Pretty much everyone is able to point Dwane “The Rock” Johnson out of a crowd, but they may not be aware that before he was one of the highest-paid actors in Tinseltown, he was a professional wrestler. And actually, even the people who are aware may not know that before that, he had started down the path of playing professional football.
Lucky for audiences everywhere, The Rock mainly retired from wrestling in 2004, right around the time his mainstream acting career was taken off. Now, the former beast in the ring has starred in such blockbuster hits as "Jumanji," "Baywatch," "Central Intelligence," and "San Andreas." The superstar has a reported net worth of between $250 and $300 million.