At one point, Rick Steiner held the title of US Heavyweight Champion. For the most part, however, Steiner’s success within the WWE was due in large part to his teaming up with his brother, Scott. Together, the siblings formed “The Steiner Brothers,” who went on to win multiple team championships.
In 2004, semi-retired Steiner got his foot in the door of the real estate business. Today, Steiner is living in Atlanta and selling houses out of his office in the Communities Real Estate Brokerage. Apparently, he’s very good at his job, as he’s been doing it for quite some time, and he makes a pretty comfortable salary. Good for him!
CM Punk Picks up a Pen
CM Punk was the WWE’s alternative poster child. He made a big name for himself in the wrestling world portraying this “punk” character that everyone fell in love with. But when CM retired from the WWE, he wound up fighting for a different company – the UFC. CM traded in his slams for kicks.
But Punk’s new gig wouldn’t last very long. In fact, he only ended up fighting once, while signed with the UFC. He was defeated during the fight by submission, and it was then he made the decision to get out of fighting altogether. As an avid comic book fan, Punk decided to follow his dreams straight into the world of authoring them himself! He’s done so well for himself in the business that he’s rumored to be working with Marvel on a series about Drax. We wonder what Batista’s take on this whole thing is!
Diamond Dallas Downward Dogs
Diamond Dallas Page, commonly just referred to as DDP, was a fan favorite during his time with the WCW, a subsidiary of the WWE. Diamond was brought into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017 after he had become a champion in the WCW. Even after his retirement from the world of wrestling, he continues to pursue a life of fitness – only now, it’s a little less crazy.
These days, Page runs his own yoga program for other athletes who had become injured while playing their respective sports. Some of the people that know him best probably think it’s a little ironic, considering the fact for the first four decades of his life, he wouldn’t do anything like yoga. His program has become incredibly popular among athletes and retired athletes, many of whom have spoken out the great results it has provided for them.
Bull Buchanan: A Man with a Badge
Bull Buchanan is another former wrestler that decided to go into a public service position. Buchanan traded in the ring for the streets when he went into law enforcement after his retirement from wrestling. In spite of his incredible size, his career within the world of wrestling never really took off as he’d intended.
When he got out of wrestling in 2003, he put his efforts into working towards being a police officer. Now, Bull works a Sheriff’s deputy in Carroll County, Georgia. His size may not have helped him out that much in wrestling, but we can bet that it does wonders for his new job. After all, would you want that guy to tackle you to the ground?
Shawn Stasiak did an okay job as a wrestler, but he was never one of the “top dogs” in the league at his time. Sure, people started to become a little more impressed when he was portraying Meat and working with the Pretty Mean Sisters, and he also took home the WCW world tag-team championship on three separate occasions, all of which he was working alongside Chuck Palumbo.
But the championships weren’t going to save him from being let go from the WWE in 2002. After he was released, Stasiak turned to a career as a chiropractor. It may have had something to do with the fact that he, and other athletes, are so grateful to the chiropractors in their lives. He was quoted as saying that he feels blessed to be able to help others find relief from their pain, in all of its forms.