Trish Stratus began working in the fitness industry as a model, before hopping into the ring in 2000. She became an instant hit and fan favorite, and actually pulled in the title of the single most successful woman in the WWE. Over her years in the sport, she nabbed the championship seven times, along with a WWE Hardcore Championship.
In 2006, Stratus retired from her full-time career in wrestling to focus on a different type of health and wellness – yoga. She lives in Canada with her family of three and runs a successful yoga operation that she’s aptly called “Stratusphere.” Stratusphere offers one-on-one yoga classes in and around the Toronto area.
Sean O’Haire: Hair Extraordinaire
Could the fact that doomed wrestler Sean O’Haire became a hairdresser after leaving the field of wrestling to have anything to do with his name? Probably not, but it’s still kind of funny. Unfortunately, O’Haire’s life was anything but, and he had a hard time finding himself or what made him happy. He dabbled in mixed martial arts and kickboxing, before venturing into the WWE. In 2006, he retired from professional fighting and went into hairdressing.
O’Haire, unfortunately, developed a drinking problem and suffered from depression, which led him down a dark a deadly road. In September of 2014, his dad found him hanging by a bedpost in the home they shared in South Carolina. At the time of his death, he was 43, and apparently, his bills had bogged him down and it had all just become too much for him to deal with.
And Oh, The Rock
Yeah, we know, how dare we wait this long to mention the biggest name to have come from the WWE, of all times: Dwayne Johnson! If anyone from the WWE has become a household name, it’s certainly The Rock, who has basically starred in more box office hits than we could count on our toes and fingers. That’s not to mention all of the other insanely cool stuff he has done since parting ways with the WWE.
Word on the street is that Dwayne Johnson will be running for office in 2020…the office. And honestly, he probably has a decent chance of becoming president of the United States. After all, there’s a television star running the country right now, why not a movie star next? Even if the rumors weren't true, you can bet that he’ll keep bringing the awesomeness.
Booker T Moves from Wrestling to Politics
Yes, you read that right. It seems as if Booker T, who was pretty amazing during the extent of his WWE career, is planning to run for office this year. The six-time world champ, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the WWE in 2013, previously spoke about his intention of running in Houston and claimed he will get the ball rolling in 2019.
Booker T grew up in Houston and now he’s looking to give back to his community and try to manifest some real changes where he sees issues. He claims that he will focus his efforts on assisting low-income individuals and families and trying to help curb the homelessness issues that currently plague the city. According to Booker, the people of Houston will be seeing some new light in 2020.
Shawn Michaels: Outdoorsman
Shawn Michaels is quite possibly one of the most popular wrestlers in the world of wrestling. In fact, he was known by all sorts of endearing nicknames by fans and critics alike, including The Heartbreak Kid. He also had a pretty lengthy career in the WWE, jumping into the ring with them for an entire decade, from 1988-1998 and returning after a state of semi-retirement to wrestle once again in 2018.
But these days, Michaels has traded up his spandex for fishing poles and a simpler life with his family. Michaels stays busy with co-hosting his hunting show, “Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures.” Michaels put out a tell-all autobiography that details his life in wrestling, that he titled, “Wrestling for My Life.” When he’s not working on his television show, he’s at home hanging out with his wife and children.