Who are the richest wrestlers in the world? For anyone whose parents say you’ll never make any money learning to take a folding chair to the face, immediately show them this list. Over the last 30 years, Vince McMahon has turned the WWE, formerly WWF, into one of most popular and profitable sports companies in the world. In the process McMahan has made dozens of wrestlers extremely rich. He also earned himself an astonishing personal fortune. Today, WWE Raw and SmackDown are consistently some of the top ten most viewed shows on cable television, attracting between four and six million viewers each week. WrestleMania XXVIII aired on April 1st 2012 and was the highest grossing event in the company’s history with nearly $70 million in pay per view revenues. But who are the richest wrestlers in the world? Which WWE stars are body slamming into a bed of cash every night? Scroll down for the full list of the richest wrestlers in the world…
Body Image, Diet and Maintenance in Professional Wrestling
According to the Journal of Athletic Training, the controversy of body image has been a widespread concern throughout the ages. In medieval times, men would place hay under their armor to show a more masculine and muscular physique. Whether it is a tool for survival or sheer aesthetics, body dissatisfaction continues to pose a growing social problem in today’s world. Muscle dysmorphia, also subcategorized as a body dysmorphic disorder, is a form of obsessive-compulsive behavior. When most people learn this, they imagine excessive behavior, such as repeated hand washing. When applied to body image, the obsession focuses on the body, it’s leanness and muscularity.
The compulsion centers on achieving the person’s desired level of muscular build and fitness. Since 2006, WWE’s McMahon said that in addition to heart health checks, substance abuse programs, and concussion testing, the professional wrestling industry is really changing for the better. It is now more about health maintenance of their in-ring performers. More and more professional wrestlers are becoming business-minded; they understand that their bodies are their livelihood, so they take care of themselves by training well, eating healthily and spending more down time doing healthier activities. What are some the ways professional wrestlers have improved their previously unhealthy lifestyles?
The Professional Wrestler’s Diet
A truly balanced diet is vital to maintaining the health of a professional wrestler. Nearly all-professional wrestlers have chiseled abs and arms defined with lean muscle. This is possible by combining a balanced diet, lifestyle changes and exercise. Your weight is a delicate balancing act, the calories you consume are an important part of the equation. Losing weight points to burning more calories than you ingest. Foods low in fat and high in protein take center stage, as the need to healthier choices is at its highest.
This diet ratio helps pro wrestlers compete by providing them with the tools to generate the strength, stamina, agility and power based on a balanced diet. Foods such as turkey, skinless chicken, egg whites and lean steak are staples of this diet. Protein helps to build muscle and aids in their repair, after training. Fats found in nuts, fish, olive oil and avocados, help juice up vascular muscles. Good carbohydrates including whole grains, brown bread, pasta and yams give that added energy boost to train efficiently.
Drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables helps keep muscles hydrated. Instead of stuffing yourself with three big meals a day, it helps to eat 5-7 smaller meals throughout the day. This is a trick that helps to speed up your metabolism and burn fat at a much quicker rate. Motivation is also a giant factor when it comes to sticking with a diet and exercise plan. With the expert advice at Kwikmed, know which foods pose hidden dangers, and how working out with a friend can help you recover from setbacks.
Sometimes, being part of an online or real-life community gives you just the boost you need. A healthy diet, supportive community and customized training. If you want to feel revitalized, the pro wrestler’s diet is definitely the way to go. Your skin will become clear and supple; your breathing will flow more easily through your body too. The chances of developing diabetes, strokes, certain types of cancer and heart disease will also vastly diminish.
Maintenance Is Key
The road leading to a healthy professional wrestler’s body is not an easy one. It takes a lot of time on exercise equipment, some reminiscent of torture devices, grueling hours of intensive training, discipline in dieting and avoidance of all unhealthy albeit dangerous vices, such as drugs, alcohol and steroid use. In the past, mixing hormones and steroids gave a fake illusion of a healthy physique, of which many now continue to pay the price. There is no true short cut to a solid body, built for professional wrestling.
Many have abused illicit drugs trying to find the “high” way to muscular heaven, but lost their careers or even their lives in the process. Gaining the body type seen in pro wrestling takes a lot of hard work. Yet the longstanding health benefits abound. Many have cheated by taking steroids, but this course of action is never safe or recommended. Linked to far too many deaths, steroid use and the side effects are extremely harmful, if not fatal. Adopt a healthy balanced diet, train your muscles to burn excess fat, and your body will be well on its way to a professional wrestling build.
UFC 135 pound champion Dominick Cruz was stripped of his title on Monday December 6, 2014. Dana White made the announcement during a live segment of sports center. Dominick Cruz hasn’t defended the title since October 1, 2011. This sets up an opportunity for the interim champion Renan Barão to finally become the actual champion but standing in his way is Urijah Faber. These two men fought the first time July 2, 2012 in a fight where Renan got the decision in route to winning the interim title. This rematch set for February 1, 2014 which happens to be the Saturday before the Super Bowl looks to be an interesting matchup. Can Urijah correct what went wrong in the first fight? How much better has Barão gotten between the last fight.
Recently WWE Superstar John Cena unveiled a groundbreaking weight loss program for the U.S. with which users have already lost a total of over 4.2 million pounds around the world. Built on the three key pillars of NUTRITION, EXERCISE and, most importantly, MOTIVATION, 10 Weeks BodyChange is a simple, effective, and natural way to shed the extra pounds and kick start a healthier lifestyle in the new year.
The latest 30 Second Fury on the WWE’s YouTube Channel is all about Beth Phoenix and her signature move, the Glam Slam.
Numerous instances of the devastating finisher are packed into the 30 second video, all capped off with the most devastating Glam Slam of all – the Super Glam Slam on Eve Torres at Survivor Series 2011.
Watch the video below:
Wrestling legend Bret Hart will be making an autograph appearance at The Wrestling Universe in Flushing (Queens) NY on Saturday afternoon February 22nd from 12-2pm. Also appearing will be Angelina Love, Santana Garrett, and Chasity Taylor.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents “Homecoming Havoc” on Saturday night February 22nd as PWS returns home to The Rahway Rec Center on 275 East Milton Ave in Rahway NJ for the first time in over a year since Hurricane Sandy damaged the venue.
The hosts of Sterling Eyes Wrestling Podcasts talk about WWE, John Cena, and more in this exclusive interview with OWW.
What is your website’s history?
Sterling: We have been up and running only since the end of November this year (2013). We started off with the podcast itself just using our hosting site as the main site before setting up www.sterlingeyes.wordpress.com as our blog and since then have moved on to create our YouTube videos to compliment the podcast.
Dead Eyes: It’s strange to think we’ve only been going since end of November, it feels like we’ve been doing this forever (in the best possible way!) We have had some struggles on our journey with podcast hosting and generally getting the podcast’s we’re recording out there for all to hear but thanks to Sterling and his acute insomnia – we have quickly established an online presence and continue to grow and expand.
The Sterling Eyes Wrestling Podcast Extravaganza is a UK based podcast hosted by Sterling Mantooth and Dead Eyes; reviewing and critiquing old school wrestling PPV’s from the 80?s and 90?s with the occasional special feature thrown in. In our show we look back in time at some of the all time greats who have made the business what it is today and rip into some of the absolute jobbers who have somehow managed to build a successful career. Prepare yourselves for foul language, lots of laughs, tons of wrestling trivia and history, backstage stories, insights, and a great trip down memory lane.
Access the podcasts here: http://www.djpod.com/sterlingeyes
From the creator Jamie:
It is very much a tribute to the Hulkster, albeit tongue in cheek, and he even appears in it himself!
This brand new second instalment also features Queens of The Stone Age frontman and the coolest man in rock – Josh Homme, who reveals where his wrestling allegiances lie (Triple H)!
Part 1 is here in case you haven’t seen it:
Since 1970, a growing number of pro wrestler deaths have not been due to natural causes. Accidents, drug or alcohol abuse, and in more recent times, suicides, have been steadily contributing to their untimely demise. Have the physical and personal demands of the industry, taken its toll on their mental health? From gunshot wounds, drug overdoses or other self-inflicted means, over 20 known pro wrestlers have taken their own lives. Aside from their professions and affiliations in the world of wrestling, what did these men and women “of the ring,” have in common? Earlier this year, the shocking news of Reid Fliehr’s death, baffled the world. He had just returned home from an all Japan wrestling tour, which he had been involved with since 2008, when was found dead in a North Carolina hotel room. The autopsy report revealed Reid overdosed on a lethal combination of heroin and prescription medications. His father, former 16 Time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, Ric Flair, along with the rest of the family, grieve the loss.