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Roderick “Rowdy Roddy” Piper started wrestling professionally all the way back in 1975 with the NWA. In 1983, Vince McMahon himself reached out to Piper in an effort to get him to come over to the WWF, but the wrestler refused until his previous contract was up the following year. In ’96, Piper was named as interim WWF President, which led to him reinstating the Ultimate Warrior, as per the fans’ request.
In February 2005, Piper was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame. Aside from all of his work in wrestling, he also dabbled in some other aspects of entertainment, such as acting. Perhaps his most famous role is the lead that he played in John Carpenter’s cult classic “They Live.” He appeared in dozens of other television shows and films as well, including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “South Park,” “Adventure Time,” “The Outer Limits,” and “Cold Case.” Rolling Stone magazine said that he had a successful “cult acting” career. In 2015, the former wrestler and actor passed away from a heart attack at the age of 61.
Net Worth: $5M
Sharmell Huffman, otherwise known as Queen Sharmell, had an impressive career with the WWE. Debuting in the ring in 1999, it was immediately clear that this former dancer and beauty queen was a force to be reckoned with. Sharmell’s amazing presence, beautiful costumes, impressive moves, and catchy entrance theme song made her a fan favorite.
In the early 2000s, she met professional wrestler Booker T. They got married in 2005 and are still together to this day. Sharmell retired from wrestling in 2009 but is still involved in the world of sports entertainment as an occasional consultant and commentator.
Doink the Clown
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Matt Osborne played Doink the Clown during his years with the WWF. He would pop up in the ring in traditional clown garb and use silly props to distract and confuse his opponents. Osborne was with the WWE off and on from the early 90s until 2012.
In 2013, the wrestler was found dead in his apartment. He had been suffering from heart disease, although his death was ultimately ruled as an accidental overdose of a combination of prescription medications. Osborne was married at the time of his death and left behind two children. His children’s mother tried to sue the WWE afterward, claiming that all of the injuries he had experienced as a result of his career had contributed to his abuse of the medicines that killed him.
Net Worth: $40M
Triple H, or Paul Michael Levesque, is a big player in the world of pro wrestling. Not only because he’s a beast in the ring, but also because he happened to marry into the McMahon empire. Before the 5-time Intercontinental Champion tied the knot to his new wife, Stephanie, in 2003, he was married to (late) fellow former wrestler, Chyna, who passed away in 2016 due to an overdose. H’s talent and drive pushed him to pursue additional career ventures alongside his duties in the WWE, such as acting.
Levesque was inducted into the WWE hall of fame as a part of the “Generation X Stable,” which he co-founded in the early 90s. Today, he acts as the Executive VP of Talent, Live Events, and Creative for the company. He enjoys a (very) comfortable salary of over $1M per year, which he uses to take care of his and Stephanie’s three daughters. The businessman/former wrestler also owns over $1M in stock in the WWE. The couple started their own charitable organization, the Conner’s Cure cancer fund, in memory of a young boy who lost his battle with the deadly disease. Whenever he gets the chance, Levesque goes to see his favorite band, Motörhead, perform.
Net Worth: $15M
Bill Goldberg has made quite a name for himself within both wrestling and entertainment as a whole. He wrestled with the WWF under the simple nickname of Goldberg and won a number of championships, including the WCW US Heavyweight Championship (twice,) the WCW Triple Crown, and the World Tag Team Championship. Then, he decided to try his hand at some different aspects of entertainment, like mainstream acting.
Goldberg appeared in a number of films and television shows, including "The Longest Yard," "The Celebrity Apprentice," and "The Goldbergs," along with lending his voice to an episode of Seth MacFarlane’s hit show, "Family Guy." These days, he lives with his wife, a former stuntwoman herself, and their son in California. The former wrestler now owns and operates his own MMA gym. He often uses his celebrity status to champion causes like animal welfare. He has even directly addressed Congress to speak out against animal fights. Goldberg was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2018.