Net Worth: $100,000
Michael David Droese was known as The Garbage Man and Duke “The Dumpster” Droese when he first appeared in the mid-90s. When he signed with the WWF in 1994, his gimmick was jumping into the ring with a trash can that he would use to beat his opponents over the head with.
He worked with the organization for a couple of years before his final match in 96’. Afterward, he continued wrestling on the independent circuit sporadically, which he still does now. His most recent performance was in May of 2019 at Chikara’s Infinite Gauntlet.
Net Worth: $100,000
Brutus Beefcake, born Edward Harrison Leslie, is a nine-time champion and pay-per-view headliner that began his pro wrestling career in the 1970s. He debuted with the WWF in 1984 and became a part of The Dream Team, along with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Beefcake stuck around the industry for decades, and most recently wrestled for Big Time Wrestling in 2010.
In 2013, Leslie received some odd press when he showed up at City Hall in Toronto, toting a sub sandwich and scissors, claiming that Rob Ford, the mayor, needed an “intervention.” The mayor was in the midst of a narcotics scandal, but security still was not having any of it, and they removed him from the premises. Leslie still makes an appearance here and there, but he’s retired from getting in the ring.
Net Worth: $300,000
Spike Dudley’s pro wrestling career began in the early ’90s when he made his debut with Extreme Championship Wrestling. Over the years, he went by a few different names, including Brother Runt. These days, he mainly goes by his birth name, Matthew Hyson.
Hyson had a fairly successful run in the WWE between 2004-2005 when he got his hands on the Cruiserweight Championship. He also won a few other championships during his wrestling days, including the Hardcore and European Championships. He still makes the occasional appearance, but for the most part, he’s busy working his 9-5 as a finance specialist at Merrill Edge and taking care of his wife and children.
Net Worth: $15M
Mick Foley made his professional wrestling debut in 1991 as “Cactus Jack,” with the WCW. In 1996, he signed with the WWF, and his new persona, Mankind, was born. Foley wrestled on and off for several years under various names and was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2013. He has also ventured down several different paths in the world of entertainment.
Foley, unlike a lot of other celebrities, fully wrote his own autobiography, for which he became a New York Times Bestselling Author. He then wrote several follow-ups along with a number of children’s books, including "Tales from Wrescal Lane" and "Tietam Brown," which was nominated in 2004 for the WHSmith People’s Choice Award. He has also appeared in several films and television shows, such as "Celebrity Deathmatch," "Celebrity Wife Swap," and "Family Feud."
Net Worth: $80M
Tito Santana was a beast he was in the ring during his days in the WWF. The fan-favorite has been wrestling professionally since the late 70s and has won a number of championships, including the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. Before beginning his career in wrestling, he was actually signed to the Kansas Chiefs but was cut in the middle of training camp.
These days, Santana still makes his rounds in the world of wrestling. In 2004, he was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame, and in 2012, he was entered into the Modern Category at the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. He also occasionally teaches wrestling at the Independent Wrestling Federation in his area. The former pro recently got back in the ring for a charity match with the IWF that was held to benefit the Semper Fi fund, a charity for wounded veterans.