Net Worth: $6M
Trish Stratus is one of the most recognized names in the game when it comes to WWE women’s wrestling. That’s probably because she’s a seven-time champion who has been a part of the organization since 2000. She’s got quite a few rivals because every other woman in the business wants to dethrone her from her current place as queen of the ring. But then there are also countless others who say that Stratus has inspired them to make it just as far as she has, such as Kelly Kelly, Bayley, and Maria Kenellis.
Stratus started her career as a fitness model and has graced the cover of several magazines. She’s also appeared in a few shows and even hosted her own reality-style travel show, dubbed “Stratusphere,” in 2008. That same year, she opened up her own yoga studio in Ontario, which has been hailed as the largest eco-friendly yoga studio in all of Canada. Both she and the studio have won awards, including Business Woman of the Year and Best New Business. Stratus has also made it into more video games than any other woman in the industry – 25 of them!
Net Worth: $14M
Dave Bautista is a wrestler turned mainstream actor who is most recently noted for playing the beloved role of Drax in the "Guardians of the Galaxy films." He started wrestling professionally with the WWF in 2000 and went on to become a six-time World Champion. Batista officially announced his retirement from pro wrestling in 2019. He plans to focus on his mainstream acting career these days.
Aside from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Bautista can be seen in other huge hits such as "The Man With the Iron Fists" and the James Bond film "Spectre. "He’s also appeared in several magazines and on reality shows like "Iron Chef" and MTV’s "Cribs." In 2007, he was wrapped up in a scandal that alleged he and some other wrestlers were using steroids. He released an autobiography two months later that he called "Bautista Unleashed."
Net Worth: $50M
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is another household name that can be recognized even by those who have never seen a single WWE event. That’s because Austin has also created a successful career for himself as an actor/producer and has appeared and helped to put together some major Hollywood hits, including "The Condemned" and "Grown Ups 2."
Several key players in the wrestling industry have called Austin the single most popular figure in the sport of all time. He’s won over 15 championships over the course of his career and even become a 6-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion. He spends his time bouncing back and forth between his two homes in Nevada (The Broken Skull Ranch) and California. The wrestler and entertainment guru has a current estimated net worth of nearly $50 million and counting.
Net Worth: $3M
Lex Luger is widely regarded by many as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. It probably has something to do with the fact that he’s a five-time WCW US Heavyweight Champion, a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and a WWA World Heavyweight Champion – among others. He never won one during his time in the WWF, but he still managed to accumulate a net worth of nearly $3 million.
Luger, who was born Lawrence Pfohl, is semi-retired and fought his final match in 2006. In 2007, the athlete was temporarily paralyzed after he suffered an injury to the neck. Today, he still works closely behind the scenes with the WWE in an effort to help prevent any young athletes from violating the wellness policy. Lex has been made into a playable character in several of the WWE’s video games, including 2K16, 17, 18, and 19.
Net Worth: $4.5M
Stacy Keibler is fairly well-known in the entertainment world, even to those who don’t follow professional wrestling. She started out as a model and actress before she found her place as a Nitro Girl for the WWF. The Nitro Girls were basically a cheerleading/dance team that would entertain the crowd at live televised events. Once she found her footing in the federation, she became known as “the Legs of the WWE."
Stacy has been featured in several television shows and even hosted her own at one point, a show called "Supermarket Superstar." She has appeared on hits such as "How I Met Your Mother" and "Psych" over the years before marrying her current husband and raising a family with him. Before the couple met, she was actually known to have dated A-lister George Clooney for a bit. She has also been made into a character in several video games, including "Dancing with the Stars."