Net Worth: $4M
Beth Phoenix has had an amazing journey throughout her lengthy career in the WWE. She began training in bodybuilding and professional wrestling at a very young age, eventually becoming a three-time WWE Women’s Champion. Known for her incredible strength, skill, and athleticism, she led the way for larger-than-life diva wrestlers, inspiring other female athletes to take up the sport.
Outside of the ring, Phoenix made appearances on television shows such as “CSI” and “Lil’ Pennboil Wrestling Legends,” where she played Marilyn Manning. Nowadays, she joined forces with another legendary wrestler, Edge, as a co-host on the podcast show “E&B Unfiltered.”
Net Worth: $1M
Ken Patera has quite an interesting background in professional wrestling. After winning the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, he signed on with the WWE in 1973. He soon gained a reputation as a dominant force in the ring, becoming a fan-favorite thrower of sledgehammers and steel plates. Patera wrestled until the late 80s and went on to pursue an Olympic weightlifting career for some time before facing legal trouble.
The former wrestler spent two years in prison for violent behavior and assaulting a police officer, but hopefully, that’s in the distant past. Nowadays, he makes a living as a real estate investor, bodybuilder, and part-time gym coach.
Net Worth: $3M
Dusty Rhodes, whose real name is Virgil Runnels Jr., had a 39-year career in the WWE that began in 1968. He was a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and one of the most popular performers of his time, with fans enjoying his charisma and bold entrance music.
Though he left wrestling in 2007, he continued to contribute as a booker and consultant for many years before becoming Executive Vice President of Creative for WWE until 2011. Sadly, Dusty passed away in 2015 due to stomach cancer, but his legacy lives on through his four children and his loyal fans.
Net Worth: N/A
Bull Nakano was a pioneering wrestler who achieved a remarkable amount during her career in the WWE. She wrestled against some of the biggest names in the industry, including Alundra Blayze and The Rock. Her most notable championships include the All-Pacific Championship and the WWE Women’s Championship, although it was her incredible in-ring ability that made Bull one of the greatest female wrestlers ever.
After she retired in 1997, she spent much of her time coaching wrestlers and giving back to charities while keeping an active presence on television. Recently, Bull Nakano attended Wrestle Kingdom 15 as part of Tokyo Sports’ Lifetime Achievement Award — a well-deserved accolade.
Ron Simmons (Faarooq)
Net Worth: $3M
Ron Simmons's career was anything but normal. He rose from humble beginnings to become a two-time College All-American, two-time Pro Bowl nose tackle, and WCW World Champion. After making his professional wrestling debut in 1986, he soon became known as “Faarooq” in the WWE. His no-nonsense style brought a fierce edge to the landscape of professional wrestling, which eventually led to him becoming a WWE Hall of Famer.
After retiring in 2009, Simmons has kept busy with projects such as developing gaming apps and business opportunities that promote physical health and well-being.